Authors Who Publish by September 1, 2018 Win Big in Contest Offered by 2 Best-selling Authors in Collaboration with Microsoft 365

Published on March 29, 2018

Writers participating in the new self-publishing workshop series hosted by Marilyn Shannon and Diana M. Needham, in collaboration with the Microsoft store in King of Prussia, PA are eligible to win a prize package valued at over $2500.

Marilyn Shannon, best-selling author, speaker, and host of The Breaking Free Show, and Diana M. Needham, publishing and book launch strategist, co-host the Self-Publishing Workshop series. Each workshop is offered both live and via the Skype online streaming meeting platform. This contest rewards those who participate in the workshop series and publish their books by September 1, 2018.


The workshop series is offered live at the Microsoft Store at King of Prussia Mall in King of Prussia, PA.  It is also open to participants around the world via the Skype online streaming platform. The series began February 21, 2018 and ends May 9, 2018.

In this free workshop series, participants are supported in completing their books and becoming published authors. Guest experts offer wisdom, personal stories and sound advice to help authors complete their book projects and publish their work. Experts from Microsoft demonstrate how authors can leverage features within Microsoft 365 to save time and effort in the writing process. Registration for the April workshop is now open. 

The award package includes

–  2 30-minute private consulting calls with the workshop co-hosts
–  a guest appearance on the Breaking Free Show, an Internet TV show which has over 4000 live views every week
– a press release announcing the book publication
– an organized online book launch

Authors interested in participating can find all the details here. Contestants must attend at least one of the four self-publishing workshop series and register to win no later than May 10, 2018. All registrants receive additional support and guidance to complete their books via the author Facebook group.

Commenting on this new development, co-host Diana M. Needham shared, “We are excited about the opportunities to not only collaborate with the Microsoft store in King of Prussia but to bring this highly valuable publishing information to both new and seasoned authors. Knowing that the path from idea to published book can be challenging, we want to reward those who finish with an amazing prize package, the reaction to our announcement of the award package is  overwhelmingly positive and enthusiastic. All writers interested in joining can get more information on the Self Publish Now web site.”

Writers in all genres are welcome.  Winners will be announced the week of September 17th.  

About Diana M. Needham

Diana M. Needham, known as the Book Shepherd, specializes in helping business leaders, small business owners, and speakers leverage their expertise to build their visibility, credibility, and authority via publishing and launching their powerful books. Having worked with hundreds of authors since 2012, Needham conducts live workshops and webinars and offers both group and private consulting programs.

Mentoring aspiring authors through the writing, publishing, and launching processes and helping them make their dream of becoming a published author come true is her mission. Needham is past chapter leader of the Chapel Hill-Durham (NC) Non-Fiction Authors Association, the best-selling author of two books, a professional speaker, and an experienced marketing strategist. To learn more, visit

Company Name: Needham Business Consulting
Contact Person: Diana M Needham
Phone: 919-240-5130
Country: United States