that was my point also- $30 Seriously???
I've heard of plenty of comps with prizes, but they are usually around $5

So let me get this straight, I nominate a book and pay $30 if the book wins, the author goes to Austin? OK lets see if I can nominate one of Bryce Courtney's books will they still fly him from Australia? Yes/no? will they let me know that before or after I have paid the $30?