Xerox Searches for Best Unpublished Novels; All Storytellers Who Enter 'Aspiring Authors' Contest Will See Their Work in Print
May 6, 2005 The 500 year-old book publishing industry looks set for some digital shake-ups given our story on Momento's high-quality, one-off coffee table books and now this latest offer from Xerox. Xerox Corporation is kicking off the Xerox Aspiring Authors fiction contest designed to stop the cycle of rejection letters that keep so many from seeing their work in print. The grand-prize-winning novelist will receive 100 published copies of his or her story, US$5,000 in cash, and a possible opportunity to launch a new literary career. In addition, Xerox will demonstrate the power of on-demand book-publishing technology - which makes it cost-effective to digitally print books in quantities of one to 1,000 - by printing a free paperback copy of every novel entered.