LONDON (August, 2008) _ The 2008 London Book Festival has selected Grosvenor House as the setting for its annual program celebrating books that deserve greater recognition from the international publishing community.
The luxury hotel, located in London's Mayfair district near the heart of the traditional U.K. publishing industry, will host the awards on Thursday, December 18 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The 2008 London Book Festival will consider published, self-published and independent publisher non-fiction, fiction, children's books, poetry, art/photgraphy, teenage, how-to, audio/spoken word, comics/graphic novels, e-books, wild card (anything goes!), science fiction, romance and biography/autobiographical works.
A panel of judges will determine the winners based on the following criteria:
1) The story-telling ability of the author;
2) The potential of the work to win wider recognition from the international publishing community.
Entries can be in English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese or Italian. Our grand prize for the 2008 London Book Festival Author of the Year is $1500 and a flight from your city of entry to London OR Los Angeles - your choice!
ENTRIES: Please classify your book and enter it in the following categories. Multiple entries must be accompanied by a separate fee for each book.
1) General Non-fiction
2) General Fiction
3) Children's books
5) Comics/graphic novels
6) Wild Card
8) Science fiction
11) Audio/spoken word
FESTIVAL RULES: London Book Festival submissions cannot be returned. Each entry must contain a print-out of the official entry form, including your e-mail address and contact telephone number. All shipping and handling costs must be borne by entrants. Flight scheduling for winner will require one month advance notice.
NOTIFICATION AND DEADLINES: We will notify each entry of the receipt of their package via e-mail and will announce the winning entries at the LondonBookFestival.com web site.
Deadline submissions in each category must be postmarked by the close of business on November 25, 2008. Winners in each category will be notified by e-mail and the results posted on the site. Please note that judges read and consider submissions on an ongoing basis, comparing early entries with later submissions.
TO ENTER: Entry forms are available online at http://londonbookfestival.com or may be faxed/e-mailed to you by calling our office at 323-665-8080. Applications must be accompanied by a non-refundable entry fee via check, money order, credit card payment or PayPal online payment of $50 in U.S. dollars for each submission. Multiple submissions are permitted but each entry must be accompanied by a separate form and entry fee. Entry fee checks should be made payable to JM Northern Media LLC.
Entry packages should include one copy of the book; a copy of your official entry form; the entry fee or receipt from online payment; and any relevant marketing materials, i.e., press kits or other material that illuminates the background of your book. Entries should be mailed to:
JM Northern Media LLC
The London Book Festival
7095 Hollywood Blvd. Suite 864
Hollywood, CA 90028, USA
AWARDS: The London Book Festival selection committee reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any project.
The London Book Festival is produced by JM Northern Media LLC, producers of the Hollywood Book Festival, New York Book Festival and DIY Book Festival. We are sponsored by the Larimar St. Croix Writers Colony, eDivvy, The Hollywood Creative Directory, Westside Websites and Shopanista.