May 2014
Five winners emerged triumphant  at  The 5th Awards Ceremony of The People’s Book Prize black tie dinner at Stationers’ Hall.  It was the ideal event to recognise the public’s choice for their favourite books.

Official pictures: 
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See the video of the awards ceremony here

From L to R:  RJJ Hall (Fction – Theatres of War), Helen J. Bate (Best Achievement) – Proverbs & Sayings) Margaret Skea (The Beryl Bainbridge First Time Author – Turn of the Tide); Danny Bent (Non Fiction – You’ve Gone too Far This Time Sir) and Billy Bob Buttons – I Think I Murdered Miss).
The public have chosen Britain’s next bestsellers:  A thrilled Billy Bob Buttons (Children’s Winner) said:  over 40,000 copies have been sold so far!

The public have chosen and Five New Winners were announced at the fifth Awards Ceremony of The People’s Book Prize.
Congratulations to them and indeed to all the finalists.    Click here to see the Winners 

We look forward to our  sixth year which starts on 1st June with the Summer entries. These can be voted for until 31st August.   Grateful thanks to the public and our thousands of followers, publishers, authors and media.

May 2014
Poems and Pictures ‘Eight Line Rhyme’ competition has been won by 8 year old Rosie Kerven with her poem The Earth Worm.  Congratulations!  Well done to all concerned.

March 2014
The Spring 2014 is now being showcased and can be voted for until 20th May 2014.

The finalists will compete again: Further voting will take place from 21 May 2014 to 28th May 2014 when the public votes again for the 12 finalists in each category to determine the winners of

The People’s Book Prize 2013/14  Fiction, Non-fiction and Children’s literature.

The Beryl Bainbridge Award for First Time Author in honour of TPBP founding patron

The People’s Book Prize Best Achievement Award for outstanding content for the author whose writing has led, or could lead to benefitting the community.

New pages for the public to vote for the finalists will go live in on 21 May 2014.  Votes already received by the author/title are carried forward.

The winners are announced at the prestigious 5th Awards Ceremony at the Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, London EC4 (near St Paul’s Cathedral) at a black tie dinner on 28th May  2014. Click here to see awards 2011 video  Click here to book tickets    

The People’s Book Prize quiz team:  Rewarding Talent to appear in Eggheads the prestigious quiz programme in BBC 2 TV to be aired later in the year.   watch this space

Rewarding Talent comprised of Winners of The People’s Book Prize and our Patron, Frederick Forsyth CBE:  Griselda Heppel:  Winner of The People’s Book Prize Children’s 2013 for her book   ANTE’S INFERNO; Eileen Younghusband BEM:  Winner of The People’s Book Prize Non-Fiction 2013 for her book ONE WOMAN’S WAR; Amy Elliott-Smith, Winner of The Beryl Bainbridge First Time author 2013 for her book: A GUIDE TO BECOMING DISTINCTLY AVERAGE and Giles Paley-Phillips:  Winner of The People’s Book Prize Children’s 2012 for his book:  THE FEARSOME BEASTIE

Januay 2014

Happy New Year!  
Just to bring you up to speed.  Publishers are submitting their entries for our Spring 2014 collection which starts on 1 March.  The public are actively voting for the entries in the Winter 2014 collection until 28th February when 9 more finalists will join the existing 18 from the Summer and Autumn collections.

Applications to attend The People’s Book Prize 5th Awards Ceremony on 28th May have started to arrive.   Please apply now as space at Stationers’ Hall is limited   

Please keep voting and inviting your friends/colleagues/relatives to join our thousands of followers.

December 2013

Exciting new titles are now showcased in The People’s Book Prize Winter 2013 collection which is now being voted for until 28 February 2014.
The public has now voted for a further 9 Finalists (Autumn 2013 collection) so we are half way through to finding the Winners of The People’s Book Fiction, Non-Fiction, Children’s, Best Achievement & The Beryl Bainbridge First time Author Award.

These will be announced at our prestigious and elegant black tie 5th Awards Ceremony at Stationers Hall, Ave Maria Lane, near St. Paul’s Cathedral on 28th May 2013.

Our website offers a unique collection of books to choose from (current and past collections) that can be bought as gifts all year round and especially now during this Holiday Season.

Why not make a New Year’s Resolution to spread the word in 2014? Talk to your friends/colleagues/relatives and aim to get three new people to register at,

Thanks from the Team at The People’s Book Prize and from us all best wishes for health, prosperity, happiness and peace now and in 2014.


September 2013 

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:

UK Book Trade Job Club

Do you know anyone unemployed and from the UK book trade? are continuing to run a job club for unemployed people from the UK book trade (publishing, bookselling, distribution) and hold regular meetings in Central London and have had excellent success in getting people back into the workplace.  If you know of anyone who needs help please ask them to email  Suzanne Collier at with their current CV.  This project is supported by The Book Trade Charity BTBS and The department of Publishing at UCL. are also able to provide qualified redundancy and outplacement support to publishers who are losing staff.  © Copyright The Publishers Association

Press Release | May 2013


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:

Fiction Winner:  Interpreters by Sue Eckstein Published by Myriad Editions 
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

Click here to see winners and finalists for 2012/2013

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. 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.  

Contact:  Ph 07 919 574 923   0207 665 6605     23 Berkeley Square London W1J 6HE

January 2013

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 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.