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America's Next Author
America's Next Author is the first real social writing contest. Winners will be chosen based on a unique combination of votes from readers and publishing industry experts.


Clarification about Facebook feeds

October 12th, 2012 | Some techie info about why you might be seeing an error box under your author photo.

Clarification about Facebook feeds:

Some authors have noticed a little error message box below their author photo. This appears if your Facebook data isn't working. Usually the problem is that you've entered your personal Facebook profile page instead of a "fan" page. In order for our website to display your Facebook info, it has to come from a fan page. That's all Facebook will allow.

We have now made this more clear in the instructions our website. If you don't have a fan page, you can just delete what you'd entered before, and that will remove the error box. If you do have a fan page, put that info in instead.

To change what you entered, login to your eBookMall account ( and click on the "My Author Page" tab.

If you're interested, you can learn how to make a fan page here:


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When I first got the email notifying me that my story was accepted for America's Next Author, I was really excited and even a little nervous. [...]
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America's Next Author is the first social writing contest. Friends, family, fans and publishing industry experts will read authors' submissions and nominate their favorite to be America's next major author. Everyone can participate!