The Kindle Storyteller Award was the first literary award to promote self published authors. Now in its third year, entries for the 2019 prize launched back in March and on Monday evening the Kindle Storyteller Winner, 2019 was announced.
The 2019 winner is Ian W. Sainsbury scooped the £20,000 literary cash prize and was named winner of the 2019 Kindle Storyteller award for his first psychological thriller, The Picture on the Fridge.
The 50-year-old author, from Beccles has been writing since 2016 and is an established science-fiction author, but The Picture on the Fridge is his first psychological thriller.
This is one award where readers play a significant role in selecting the winner based on downloads and reviews. A panel of industry experts, and celebrity judge Mariella Frostrup announced the prize at the Library in Covent Garden this week.
As well as the massive £20,000 prize fund, Sainsbury will receive a marketing campaign to support the book on Amazon.co.uk, and will have the chance to get the book translated for a global audience. And in a new addition for 2019, the finalists and winning titles from all Kindle Literary Awards around the world will be evaluated by a panel of experts from Amazon International Originals, and one will be selected to work with Amazon Studios for a potential adaptation!
Congratulations to Ian W. Sainsbury on this fantastic award and if you’re interested in The Picture on the Fridge, links below.