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New releases on the website are scheduled based on first-come-first-served. We spread them out a bit, so everyone gets time in the spotlight. Your announcement may appear before or after your release date, depending on when you submitted it. It may take weeks or even months before your release makes it to the top of the stack, so submit early.
IMPORTANT PRO TIPS!
As a professional author/editor, it is in your best interest to have a clean copy of your cover online somewhere that a PR person can download it. In order for it to be useful, it should be at least 500 pixels wide. If you don't know how to set this up, talk to your publisher about them doing it. If you also have an author photo there (same minimum width), then you'll make anyone trying to promote your book for you very happy!
Every professional author/editor should have a webpage dedicated to information about the book in question. This could be on your publisher's website or on your own, but it needs to exist. The HWA will no longer be creating a unique posting for the new release, but will be directing readers directly to your page. If you don't have a page, then we won't be able to link the image in the scroller to anything. We will still post it, but it won't go anywhere.
The HWA now makes it easier than ever to submit your new release for posting on its website and in the newsletter. In order to have your new release posted, simply complete the following form. Please note that fields marked with an (*) are required information that we will need to process your request.
Announcements received after the 15th of the month, will not make it into the following newsletter that comes out on the first of the month. It will go in the next one.
Please contact email@example.com if you have any problems using this form.
To feature in our New Releases a work must be a stand-alone physical and/or ebook, may be either traditionally published or self-published, and must meet the following criteria:
Does your work meet all these criteria?
IMPORTANT: Your data will go live exactly as you type it, so please take care to watch for misspellings and typos. Do NOT input your answer in all caps, or we'll have to pull your notice from the site.
Author(s) or Editor(s):
Contact email (not given to the public):
IMPORTANT: We will not receive your information without a valid email address. Please double-check that you typed it correctly.
Only numbers may be entered in these fields
IMPORTANT: Use the complete URL (with http:// at the beginning) or the link to your wonderful site will be broken and people won't be able to find it.
Book cover image URL:
IMPORTANT: Post your book cover somewhere online and include the URL for us. Include the full URL (incl. http://). Do not give us the link to your website homepage, nor the link to the Amazon page. We do not have time to dig around for the image in your site nor to cut out the Amazon frame from your cover. And, we will not post your notice without a book cover. If you do not have the book cover up online somewhere, then talk to your publisher about getting it posted before finishing this form.
(e.g., http://www.mysite.com/coverimage.jpg). By supplying this URL, you are giving HWA permission to use and modify this image (cropping, color leveling, and other web optimization) as needed.
Link to your book trailer:
IMPORTANT: Include the full URL (with http:// at the beginning). E.g., http://www.youtube.com/my_video