Already among the world’s richest awards for self-published content, Amazon’s global literary prizes now include a chance at Amazon Studios development.
A total 60 awards in 12 categories are named in each of 10 languages from a record-breaking 362,423 entries, for the 2018 Watty Awards.
In its first season, the National Book Foundation is partnering with five book festivals, two colleges, and three libraries to send authors to readers across the country.
By the end of the annual ‘Canada Reads’ TV show on March 29, only one of the competition’s titles and its celebrity advocate will still be standing.
Five finalists are named in each of four categories for a total 20 contenders for National Book Award. Winners will be announced in mid-November.
The new Amazon UK Kindle Storyteller Award is open to writers everywhere, as BookCon in New York announces Margaret Atwood, Dan Brown for June 3 and 4.
Some book publishers in Australia question whether the expense of entering the increasing number of book awards is worth the potential end result.
Awards recognizing UAE-specific work and international Arabic literature are announced as the International Publishers Association names its next president to a two-year term.
Roger Tagholm considers whether authors pulling out of the PEN ceremony honoring Charlie Hebdo was the appropriate reaction.
In children’s publishing news: the Children’s Choice Book Awards, borrowing Harry Potter from Amazon, and a farewell to Maurice Sendak.