What is The People's Book Prize?

The People’s Book Prize remains exclusively the only book prize to be wholly voted for by the public.

What is The People's Book Prize aims?

a. finding, supporting and promoting new and undiscovered works of literature

b. help to eradicate illiteracy

Why was The People's Book Prize created?

  • to give authors a better chance of being read
  • to create a unique space where publishers can showcase their authors' work
  • to offer marketing, sales and social media support to publishers and their authors
  • to give the public the opportunity to choose the next Bestsellers and discover new talent
  • to encourage community interaction and take an active role
  • to celebrate reading
  • to get people reading – everybody can take part

Has The People’s Book Prize a Constitution? Yes!

  • To champion new authors and showcase new and undiscovered works.
  • To secure a transparent democratic process.
  • To empower the public to vote with confidence for the next bestsellers
  • To engage the community
  • To raise the profile of publishers, libraries and writers
  • To form an alliance with retailers to sell and distribute winners' books.
  • To support literacy
  • To foster a love of reading
  • To inspire the next generation of best untapped writing talent
  • To eradicate illiteracy

How are the books chosen?

Publishers are invited to submit titles.

Can authors submit their book?

Only through their publishers.

How does it work?

The People’s Book Prize showcases entries in 2 collections x year.

Summer: from 1 June 2018 to 15 October 2018

Winter: 1 November 2018 to 15 March 2019

How many categories are in each collection?

Three: Fiction, Non-Fiction and Children’s

How do people vote?

They go to the category page Fiction, Non-Fiction, Children’s

Click on the book cover of their choice.

Once they are on the individual book page they cast their vote and can add a comment.

How many books can people vote for?

For the Entries showcased in a Collection:

You can vote for 6 different books:

2 books from Fiction, 2 from Fon-fiction and 2 from Children's

For the Finalists to choose the overall Winners: From the special Finalists Voting pages

You can vote for 2 different books in each category (6 books in total)

Top six books x 3 categories x 2 collections = 36 finalists.

How are the winners chosen?

Members of the public vote for their favourite books on www.peoplesbookprize.com The votes received by the 36 finalists are carried forward and the public vote again from 1-30 April 2019. Winners are announced at the Awards Ceremony.

The People’s Book Prize has no judges. YOU are the Jury!

How many times can I vote for a book?

You cannot vote for the same book twice - it will be rejected

How are votes registered?

In The People’s Book Prize computerised safe system.

How many Awards? Six:

The People’s Book Prize for Fiction | Non-Fiction | Children's Literature (voted for exclusively by the public)

The Beryl Bainbridge Award for a First Time Author (from the 36 finalists - voted for exclusively by the public -discretionary )

The People’s Book Prize Special Achievement Award (from the 36 finalists - voted for exclusively by the public - discretionary)

The People’s Book Prize Best Publisher Award – chosen from the publishers featured in the 2 collections

The 6 winners are announced at the prestigious black tie Awards Ceremony at the historic Stationers' Hall on 8th May 2019 6.30 pm. – 10 pm.

Visit previous events: click here to see video

SKY NEWS/THE PEOPLE’S BOOK PRIZE 6TH AWARDS EVENT CEREMONY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87auMdJ1QWI&feature=youtu.be

THE 7TH AWARDS CEREMONY: 12th July 2016 SKY NEWS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0fCuNbY-ns Short Winners only: http://bit.ly/2crEVwD

SKY NEWS/THE PEOPLE’S BOOK PRIZE 6TH AWARDS EVENT CEREMONY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87auMdJ1QWI&feature=youtu.be

Browse all previous collections:
You can read about past featured titles and buy these books. However, you can no longer vote for the titles featured in the past.

Why is The People's Book Prize unique?
This is a project in which EVERYBODY can get involved, and where all gain something. Join and help spread the word so The People's Book Prize becomes the No. 1 Book competition in Britain!

In the words of our Founding Patron, Dame Beryl Bainbridge DBE "I look forward to the time when we mention this particular prize as the greatest".