Submissions are now open for the fourth year of the hugely popular Selfies book awards – powered by UK trade journal BookBrunch – which rewards publishing excellence in three categories, adult autobiography/memoirs, adult fiction and children’s books. Sponsored by IngramSpark® and supported by the London Book Fair and Nielsen Book, these awards recognise one of the fastest growing parts of the book market. The closing date will be Monday 3rd January 2022, and entries will be accepted for titles self-published between January and December 2021 by an author based in the UK.
The cash prize for each category is £750 plus a profile in BookBrunch and the option of a special publishing deal provided by sponsors IngramSpark®. In addition, all shortlisted authors will receive free membership of the Author HQ club at the London Book Fair 2022. The judges are looking for:
- A fantastic story that entertains and delights the reader
- A well-produced book
- An enticing cover and blurb that successfully addresses the target audience
- An effective and creative marketing and publicity strategy that has the potential for great sales
To register, please go to www.bookbrunch.co.uk, click on the subscribe button and select the 6 month subscription box, using the code SELFIES2022-ADULTFICTION if submitting a title in the adult category, SELFIES2022-CHILDRENS if submitting a title in the children’s category and SELFIES2022-ADULTMEMOIR if submitting a title for the memoir/autobiography category. The fee of £30 per title will include a six-month subscription to BookBrunch (normal price £65).