Kindle Storyteller Award Back for Second Year

By April 19, 2018Literary Awards, Literature, News

Last year Kindle announced its first ever Storyteller Award for authors who publish their work through Kindle Direct Publishing in the UK. Last year the thriller, The Relic Hunters won the first ever award and now it’s announced that the award is back for a second year.

On 10th April Amazon UK opened this year’s awards, a literary prize recognising outstanding work by self published authors. To qualify for the 2018 award you must have published your book via Kindle Direct Publishing, between 1st May 2018 and 31st August 2018.

Readers help to choose the winner as customer interest in the book is a big factor in creating a shortlist. In addition to this a panel of esteemed judges from the book and publishing industry who will then select the Kindle Storyteller 2018 winner in the Autumn.

The winner will be announced at a ceremony to be held in central London in the Autumn, and the winner will receive a £20,000 cash prize, a marketing campaign to support the book on Amazon and the chance to have the book translated for international sales.

Kindle Direct Publishing means it’s never been so easy to publish a book and this award is strong encouragement for that and the chance for self-published authors, who are often excluded from esteemed literary awards, to receive recognition for their work.

For the award at least five books from all the submissions will be selected by a shortlist, created by readers and their interest in the books. The judging panel will then select a winner.

If you’re an author and you’d like more information on the award you can find out how to enter, and find more information at amazon.co.uk/storyteller.

Man Booker 2018: And the Winner Is…

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The Man Booker Prize is one of the most esteemed prize in literary circles and the 2018 winner has now been announced. It was back in July we saw the coveted longlist and in September this was reduced down to the Man Booker shortlist. Now in a glittering awards ceremony, Anna Burns, author of Milkman is announced as the Man Booker winner 2018.
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Winner of the Alternative Nobel Prize is Announced

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Back in August it was announced that a New Academy had been created to award an alternative Nobel Prize for Literature after the Swedish Academy was caught in a mire of controversy amid a rape scandal. The New Academy was put together by more than a hundred important cultural figures, journalists, writers and authors to honour literary greats with a new prize.

In August four authors were shortlisted, Haruki Murakami of Japan, who soon withdrew himself from the competition, Vietnamese-Canadian writer Kim Thúy; Maryse Condé of Guadeloupe; and British author Neil Gaiman who is based in the USA.
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National Book Award Finalists 2018

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Last month we brought you the longlists in each category for the National Book Awards 2018, and now it’s time for the finalists! There are five finalists in each category, making 25 books in all, with an extra category added this year for translated literature too.

The winners for each category will be announced on November 14th, but for now let’s take a look at those finalists and the books that made the final cut.

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Winner of the Kindle Storyteller Award 2018 Announced

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Back in April we brought you the news that the Kindle Storyteller Award was back for a second year. The award launched in 2017 giving self published authors the opportunity to win their first literary prize. The prize recognises outstanding work by self published authors and to qualify authors must publish using the Kindle Direct Publishing platform.

Last weekend at a glittering award ceremony the 2018 winner was announced as Hannah Lynn for her book The Afterlife of Walter Augustus. She was handed the award by celebrity judge Lorraine Kelly and will now receive a host of prizes and benefits.

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Jean-Claude Arnault of the Nobel Prize scandal has been convicted of rape

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Jean-Claude Arnault was accused last year of using his position and power to dominate and coerce women into sex. It has since been revealed that he has been convicted of rape.

The scandal first came to light last November when the Dagens Nyheter newspaper wrote of allegations by 18 different women all accusing Arnault of rape, sexual harassment, physical abuse and harassment over a period of more than 20 years. Eight of those women filed formal complaints however, all but one have been dropped due to lack of evidence or exceeding the statute of limitations.

The 72 yr old ‘photographer’ denies all charges and his lawyer has stated he will appeal if convicted.

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The Man Booker Shortlist 2018 is here

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Earlier in the year we brought you the longlist for one of the most coveted prizes in literature, the Man Booker Prize. The longlist is know as the Man Booker Dozen but now that’s been whittled down to the prestigious shortlist, six novels among which is the Man Booker winner 2018.

We have that shortlist here so without further ado here are the books in the running for the 2018 Man Booker prize.

The 2018 winner will be announced on Tuesday 16th October, about a month from now in London’s Guildhall. The winning ceremony will be aired on the BBC and we’ll bring you news of that winner as soon as it breaks!

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