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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.


New Feature: You on Writing

November 16th, 2012 | This week we've added a new feature to your Author Pages called You on Writing.

This week we've added a new feature to your Author Pages called You on Writing.

In the coming weeks, each participant will get a few writing-related questions to answer. It will be like a small author interview and will allow you to share interesting information about yourself and your writing.

This week we're starting with:

"What is the best writing advice you've ever heard?"


"When you start a new story, do you prepare an outline in advance or do you just jump right in?"

You can answer these questions by logging into your eBookMall account and clicking on the "My Author Page" tab.


All of our author interview questions are intended to be lighthearted, but it's also a serious opportunity to tell your readers more about yourself.

Allow your personality to shine through your answers.

You can write your answers in such a way that a reader will be intrigued enough to read your story.

Take a look at our interviews with the ANA nominees for some inspiration.

We're looking forward to your answers!

December 18th, 2012
The winner of America's Next Author 2012 has been announced! [...]
December 7th, 2012
Questions and answers about the Battle Round. [...]
Goodbye For Now!
I won't be America's Next Author this year, but maybe next year ... [...]
Like a Criminal
Mystery Writer (6)
We're not all cut out for a life of crime. [...]
Big Breaks and Little Breaks
Mystery Writer (5)
How one Facebook message brought me from frustrated and upset to excited and motivated. [...]
The Future Bestsellers
Mystery Writer (4)
The wild ride continues ... who will be the first wildcard nominee? Will I learn enough about online promotion to get hired for a job in marketing? ;) [...]
Image Is Everything
Mystery Writer (3)
This week I put a lot of effort into improving my ANA author page, and I think it's starting to pay off. [...]
My First Week Experience
Mystery Writer (2)
Voting, reviews, Facebook, Tweets, links ... so busy! [...]
Seven more rounds!
Mystery Writer (1)
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. [...]
America's Next Author

#ANA2012 | What Fans Have To Say


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!