There are secrets to ABNA.
Not all of them are known to the public. It is that way with any world-wide endeavor.
I.) THERE’S NO ROOM IN THE CYBER-INN!
If you were one of the first to enter last night, then many of you found to your horror that when you tried to copy and paste your EXCERPT,
there was only ghostly laughter and frustration awaiting you.
The word "false" appeared in the field and wouldn’t accept any pasting or typing over.
Amazon published this for all of you:
“Thank you to all authors who have reported receiving the "False" code when trying to complete the Excerpt portion of ABNA entry form.
After investigating the issue we isolated the problem to authors using newer versions of the Internet Explorer browser (versions 8 & 9). We have deployed a fix to address this and are continuing to monitor the platform.
If you are still having issues with the contest forms using the IE browser, please try these two alternate solutions:
1.) Reload your IE Browser cache. To do this:
a. Hold down the shift-key on your computer
b. Click the reload button on your IE browser
2. )Try a different browser:
Authors using Firefox, Chrome, Safari and other non-Internet Explorer browsers have not experienced this issue. You may wish to complete you entry using one of these alternative browsers. You will need to close your current Internet Explorer session after logging out of CreateSpace.com.
Good luck to all entrants.
I used Firefox to enter my EXCERPT, and everything worked just fine.
II.) ARE YOU TRYING TO CONFUSE ME?
is for the competition
III.) HEY, I’VE GOT A PROSE CLOT!
IV.) Finally …
If you have properly entered ABNA, you should receive a confirmation email. You will be given your own code then too.
The following answers from the editors judging 2009’s ABNA are revealing: