IRVINE, Calif.,Feb. 12 — On May 1, 2010, at the OC Christian Writers Conference, held in Irvine, California, one fortunate writer will win a Bookstore Advantage Publishing Package. All entries will be judged for quality, and the award will be announced after lunch
before the entire conference. The Bookstore Advantage package will give an author access to
distribution backed by one of the most prestigious publishers in the world. Features of publishing
package can be reviewed at

The OC Christian Writers Conference is one of the longest running writers conferences in California, now in its 26th year. Its partnership this year with WestBow Press reflects the quality of the faculty and writers who attend. The OC Christian Writers Conference is dedicated to bringing in the best speakers, editors, and authors to mentor and instruct writers in almost every avenue of inspirational writing. By featuring writing contests and awards, the conference works to single out writers of exceptional talent and promise.  See submission guidelines for rules and deadline.

About WestBow Press
WestBow Press, A Division of Thomas Nelson, helps authors self-publish books of all genres, specializing in books with Christian morals, inspirational themes, and family values. Whether writers desire commercial success or simply to publish a book for friends and family, WestBow Press, will give the winner the opportunity to begin or advance a writing career, share a story, and immediately to begin shaping a future.

WestBow Press is a strategic self-publishing alliance of Thomas Nelson, the world’s premier Christian publisher, and Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI) – the world leader in the fastest-growing segment of publishing. Through this partnership, authors benefit from the rich publishing heritage of Thomas Nelson and the speed-to-market advantages of the ASI self-publishing model. Titles published through WestBow Press will be evaluated for sales potential and considered for
publication under the Thomas Nelson imprint. For more information, visit

Deadline to submit a manuscript is April 1, 2010.