How To Books Monthly Competitions

16 October 2010

How To Books Launch Monthly Competitions

Oxford based book publisher How To Books is launching a monthly competition for the best articles submitted to its website
Following the success of its competition in July, when author Alan Barker received £200 for his article How to Run an Effective Meeting, How To Books is introducing monthly competitions for the best articles submitted to its site
The competitions will start in October, when three prizes of £50 will be made available to the authors of the best three articles submitted to the site. This will then change in November to £100 for the best article, and the prizes will alternate from each month thereon.
Alan Barker (, winner of the last competition said: “I was so pleased to receive the cheque for my article that it seemed a shame to pay it in.  I was tempted to frame it!” on winning in July.
How To Books is an Oxford based book publisher specialising in ‘how to’ books. In early 2009 the publisher took the bold move of making all of its print content available online, for free. The catalogue was then augmented by a large number of short articles. The resulting site is now a repository of valuable, practical information on a wide range of topics.
This year the company has opened up article submission to all users of the site, implementing a system that allows prospective authors to submit work directly to the editors through an online account. All submissions received this way will be entered automatically into the new competitions, with the winner(s) decided by the publisher’s editors on a monthly basis.
Commenting on the new competitions, Nikki Read, Chief Editor of How To Books said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to be running these competitions on a monthly basis, and hope that our future winners will be just as pleased as Alan Barker.”
For more information, and guidelines on entering, please visit
Any enquiries should be sent to

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