Unveils Semi-Finalists in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Unveils Semi-Finalists in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Customers Can Now Rate and Review Semi-Finalists’ Excerpts for the Opportunity to Receive a Kindle, Inc. today announced that 836 submissions have moved on to the semi-final round of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award,’s first writing competition in search of the next great novel. Each semi-finalist has a dedicated detail page for their submission on, where customers can now download a short excerpt of the entry to rate and review. Additionally, customers who rate and review at least 25 semi-finalist excerpts will be entered in the ABNA Customer Review Contest for the chance to win an Amazon Kindle. In the Customer Review Contest, Amazon will select three customer review contestants based on quantity, knowledge of the excerpt and use of language used to rate and review submissions. The three Customer Review Contest winners will each receive an Amazon Kindle, a $2,000 Amazon gift certificate and a Hewlett-Packard printer from Amazon and its partners, Hewlett-Packard, Penguin Group (USA) and CreateSpace.
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Here is a link to the story on LISNEWS when this contest was first announced.

Lots of great submissions in this contest - I can't wait to see the winner!

My submission for this contest is a psychological drama exploring the dark side of love titled "Other Plans." You can download the excerpt for free and provide a review here:

Thank you! -Emily N Ashley

If you like Humor or Sci-Fi, or better yet, you like Humorous Sci-Fi (in the tradition of Douglas Adams), please check out my Excerpt from the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, and post a review.

My entry is "Death, Inc."

Here's the link:



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