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new and undiscovered literary works!

FAQ's

 
What is the People's Book Prize?
The People’s Book Prize is the unique literary competition that is judged by the nation and open to all publishing companies. Patrons:  Frederick Forsyth CBE and The Publishers Association.  Founding Patron:  Dame Beryl Bainbridge DBE.
What are The People’s Book Prize aims?
  1. finding, supporting and promoting new and undiscovered works of literature
  2. 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 and undiscovered literary 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 books?
Only through their publisher.
How does it work?
The People’s Book Prize showcase 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?

You can vote:  for 3 different books in each of the 3 categories: Fiction, Non Fiction, Children’s:  Click on the category and browse through the titles showcased BUT only ONCE for the book of your choice from the dedicated page of that title — otherwise our system will reject it.

You do not need to register or login.

How many books can people vote for?
For the Entries showcased in a Collection:

You can vote for 9 different books:

3 books from Fiction, 3 from Non-fiction and 3 from Children’s (9 books in total)

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

You can vote for 3 different books in each category  (9 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. (See below)

The People’s Book Prize have 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.

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 the words of our Founding Patron, Dame Beryl Bainbridge DBE:  “…this idea – which is absolutely amazing – will be of enormous importance to writers.  I look forward to the time when we mention this particular prize as the greatest…

The 2017/2018 Award Winners:

The 6 winners will be announced at the prestigious black tie Awards Ceremony at the historic Stationers’ Hall on

8th May 2019 6.30 pm. – 10 pm.

 

Previous Events

SKY NEWS/THE PEOPLE’S BOOK PRIZE 6TH AWARDS EVENT CEREMONY

THE 7TH AWARDS CEREMONY:

12th July 2016 SKY NEWS

Short Winners only: SKY NEWS/THE PEOPLE’S BOOK PRIZE

6TH AWARDS EVENT CEREMONY

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