PRLog - Jan. 6, 2014 - SAN DIEGO -- Women's fiction novelist Sarka-Jonae Miller has been named a finalist in the MARSocial Author of the Year Competition, a unique contest that's being dubbed "The Author's X-Factor." The competition began with 168 authors competiting for a chance to have their book turned into a movie and grew into the largest online competition of its kind ever.
Sarka-Jonae Miller, Author of Between Boyfriends
Each author was asked to submit a 500 to 1,000 word excerpt of their book and then to promote that excerpt on social media, as well as tweet the excerpts of their fellow authors. Miller submitted an excerpt of her #3 Amazon best-selling novel, Between Boyfriends. She was named the ninth finalist on Jan. 6, 2014. The winner will be announced along with 20 runners-up on Feb. 1.
The competition is being run by MARSocial and KeeranVaani Creations International Film Producers. The producers will choose the winning book and might make it into a feature film.
Authors and readers all over the world have joined together to help spread the word about the competition. Excerpts from the competitors' books have been shared on social media more than 250,000 times, which doesn't include retweets that have liked reached millions.
The organizers say on the group's website that the goal of the competition is to get the entrants as much exposure as possible using social media. The producers are hoping to raise money to finance their current project, the movie "Disturbed."
Miller's excerpt can be viewed here http://marsocial.com/
Between Boyfriends (published by Booktrope) is currently available for purchase on Amazon http://myBook.to/
Barnes & Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/
and iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/