The Guardian newspaper has joined with publisher Legend Times to offer a monthly literary prize to the best self-published novels written in the English language – translations are also eligible. Submissions are first read by a panel of Legend’s readers who will draw up a shortlist of up to 10 titles a month. The prize is respectability and exposure – the winning book will be reviewed in the Guardian. Claire Armitstead, the newspaper’s literary editor , explained why they had decided to launch the prize:
“the phenomenon of self-publishing over the last couple of years has become too big for any of us to ignore”.
Reblogged this on Books: Publishing, Reading, Writing and commented:
This sounds like a great opportunity for all self-published authors …
Thanks for re-blogging. Think it’s worth spreading the word about this one…
Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Meet New (to me) Authors Blog and commented:
Sounds like a great opportunity for all self-published authors – Anyone going to enter?
Thanks for re-blogging. Think all self-published fiction writers should give this a go.
Agreed Bridget 😀
Reblogged this on newauthoronline and commented:
Good news for self published authors.
Thanks for reblogging.
Reblogged this on Forget the Viagra, Pass Me a Carrot and commented:
Charles Dickens, Deepak Chopra amongst many successful authors were self-published – at least for the first one or two books. It has always been respectable – just not respected. Great post thank you.
Good point and more recently Roddy Doyle self published The Commitments. Thanks for re-blogging
Reblogged this on Carte Blanche by Amelia Curzon and commented:
This seems like a wonderful opportunity for self-published authors
How would this work for those published with Amazon select?
I can’t see that would be a problem. In Amazon select you’re making a book exclusive to Amazon and winning wouldn’t conflict with that, would it? Remember what’s at stake is a review in a national newspaper, The Guardian won’t be selling the book. (If readers know that I’ve missed something please jump in and put me right)
Thank you for that advice: I guess I’ll probably enter the competition then.
Thanks for blogging about this because I would have missed this news otherwise!
Glad it helps – sometimes you think well, if I know about this everyone else must know as well…
Reblogged this on Sleepy Book Dragon and commented:
This competition any use to anyone? Has self-publishing become acceptable?
Thanks for re-blogging and what a great name for a blog…
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Thanks for this I have re-posted this on my blog with a link to your blog Bridget 😀
I am intending on Self-Publishing my debut novel in the middle of this year 😀
Thanks for re-blogging & good luck with your debut. This could come in useful!
Have shared this on my writer page.
Thanks for sharing!