Dear authors and readers, today I have shipped the Literary prize for the second Edition of Advicesbooks Prize 2015. As last year, I have rewarded the two authors of the best book I read and reviewed in 2015. The Prize was, indeed, split into two categories: established and translated novelists and new and self-published authors. Last years, I also started a fundraising to reward and pay the best authors, but the rule was that the payment could be done only if the fundraising was able to raise 500 dollars, at least.
Unfortunately, I didn’t manage to raise funds for the prize, but only a lot of spam and for this reason I closed this initiative last December, 31,2015. However, I decided to keep the appointment with the prize and just as last year, I shipped two certificates in pdf to the new winners of this edition of Advicesbooks Prize 2015. They are: Swedish translated novelist Carl -Johan Vallgren for the book titled The Merman, and American self-published author Grant Miller for the book titled Achilla The Strong.
The reasons that led me to ship the Prize to them are contained in the certificate. The praise for Carl -Johan Vallgren is “for creating a great and heartfelt fictional story that was so real to seem true”. The praise for Grant Miller is “for creating a strong and touching story permeated with a sweet sense of hope for a better future”. I read many excellent books in the past year, but since the best books I could reward were only two, one for only two categories, I have been forced to overlook many good works.
I have also thought to mention other books, but this is an idea I am keeping for the next edition of Advicesbooks Prize 2016. Remember that to submit your book for this Prize, you must also submit your book for review. When you are rewarded with a literary prize, you also get a good passport for being noted by readers and publishers. What are you waiting? Submit your book to this literary blog because the next winner of the Advicesbooks Prize could be just you!
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