The Finalists in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award have been announced. I'm sorry to say These Days did not make it, but making it to the top 50 out of 5,000 is quite an accomplishment. These Days is my first attempt at novel-writing, and I'm quite pleased to have finished in the top 1%. In the days to come, I'll be using the wonderful review received by Publisher's Weekly to market my manuscript to agents and editors.
Check out the finalists' entries at Amazon's Breakthrough Novel Award web page. There's some worthwhile reading there. The winner is chosen by customer vote, so be sure to cast yours. Thus far, Charles Kelly's Grace Humiston and the Vanishing will be getting mine, but I've yet to read The Beautiful Land.