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Dear Suzanne,

Congratulations on being one of this year's top 5 finalists in the Non-Fiction category of Word Alive Press's annual free Publishing Contest!

We received well over 100 submissions this year, far more than any year prior, and your manuscript really stood out to us! It was only possible to pick one winner in each category; however, we want you to know that we want to Publish and Distribute your book!

Here are some words from our editor who evaluated your manuscript, Remembrance of a Path Well lit:

“In truth, I love this book. Admittedly, it's a little bit old school. If I had to use one word to describe it, I'd have to say it is inspiring. Something about this woman is so effortless and peaceful. It's comprised of a number of uplifting short stories. You know, I'm struggling to find the perfect sentence to sum up my appreciation for this book, the perfect compliment, but I'm falling short. Suffice it to say that you'll have to read it for yourself and make up your own mind. I like it “just because”. And it's expertly written. Expertly. She's a real pro.”

Two years ago Word Alive Inc. launched a sales and marketing campaign where we took the top 5 contest finalists and a few other key titles and created a “Canadian Authors” program that nearly 100 Christian bookstores in Canada participated in. We placed a display equipped with signage and a quantity of each book in these participating stores and introduced shoppers to some great Canadian writers! In January of 2009 we will be running this program again and we want your book to be a part of it!

As we continue to partner together with Canadian authors and Canadian Christian retailers we are seeing a constant growth in the market share for Canadian authors. What separates Word Alive Press from all other Canadian publishing companies is that we in fact have a sales team in the field selling books to stores. When our sales representatives meet with hundreds of buyers in January 2009, your book could be part of this program!

Thank you again for all the hard work you've put into your manuscript! May God richly bless you in all your life's endeavours.


Caroline Schmidt
Word Alive Press

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