The public has now voted for The People's Book Prize 9 Finalists Summer 2013 collection.
The People’s Book Prize Autumn 2013 collection is now being voted for until 30th November 2013. Some exciting titles and authors.
We share with you useful news reported in The Publishers Association News and Events Newsletter:
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Press Release | May 2013
THE PEOPLE’S BOOK PRIZE GETS THE NATION READING! WINNERS ANNOUNCED –29/05/13
The People’s Book Prize is delighted to reveal the 2012/13 winners! The prestigious Awards Ceremony in the presence of patron Frederick Forsyth CBE took place on Wednesday 29th May and awarded five worthy winners:
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Children’s Winner: Ante’s Inferno by Griselda Heppel Published by Matador
Non-Fiction Winner: One Woman’s War By Eileen Younghusband Published by Candy Jar Books
The Beryl Bainbridge Award for 1st Time Author Winner: A Guide to Becoming Distinctly Average By Amy Elliott-Smith Published by Crooked Cat Publishing
The Special Achievement Winner: E-Mail From The Soul By William Ayot Published by PS Avalon
THE PEOPLE’S BOOK PRIZE GETS THE NATION READING! With two important strategic new partnerships:
Other News: Eradicating illiteracy: Pilot scheme for prison libraries: a new step to open new doors
The charity Read & Grow has joined forces with The People's Book Prize to donate the unique 121 reading tool Yes We Can Read, to a number of prison libraries.
The ease of delivery of Yes We Can Read and its 'each one teach one' philosophy enables anyone who can read fluently to teach a non or poor reader within 6 months or less. No training is required.
Using the ethos 'for the prisoner by the prisoner' it is hoped that inmates will pick up Yes We Can Read in the prison libraries and teach fellow inmates to read. At present over half the prison population has poor or no reading skills. Prisons benefiting from this pilot scheme are HMP Holloway, Ford, Aberdeen, Maghaberry, Brixton, Parkhurst, Kingston, Dorchester and Aylesbury YOP.
The public voted for YES WE CAN READ written by Libby Coleman and Nick Ainley. By awarding it TPBP Special Achievement Prize, The People's Book Prize recognised the importance of this publication and identified it as the perfect tool to eradicate illiteracy - the intellectual cancer - and it is now part of its constitution
The Directors of The People’s Book Prize are: Tatiana Wilson, Tony Humphreys
Tatiana Wilson is the founder of The People’s Book Prize. She came up with the idea of an online and democratic prize after being frustrated that new authors and publishers were not being given equal opportunity in the marketplace, based purely on talent and ability. It is Tatiana’s ambition to use the People’s Book Prize to help eradicate illiteracy, which she calls the intellectual cancer, so was delighted when Yes We Can Read, a self help reading book, was voted for by the public in 2011. www.peoplesbookprize.com is the perfect place to discover new and undiscovered books, raise the profile of libraries and celebrate reading.
Tony Humphreys is Managing Director of Talent Television, a television production company which produces a wide range of entertainment and factual programmes for both UK and international broadcasters. Talent has a strong track record in interactive programmes leading the way in the UK as the producer of BBC1’s ‘Test the Nation’ series. Tony Humphreys, is also CEO of the prestigious annual art exhibition and competition Discerning Eye sponsored by ING.
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The People's Book Prize is the democratic Book Prize voted exclusively by the public aimed at finding, supporting and promoting new and undiscovered works. It is the public who choose Britain's Next Bestsellers.
Supported by Patron Frederick Forsyth CBE the Award consists of prizes in three genres - fiction, non-fiction and children's literature. Leading up to the ceremony titles are showcased on www.peoplesbookprize.com and the books which receive the most votes go forward as finalists with three authors emerging as winners. In addition, The Beryl Bainbridge Award for First Time Author is given in honour of TPBP founding patron and an award for Best Achievement for outstanding content to the author whose writing has led, or could lead to benefitting the community.