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Could our books win The People’s Book Prize?

The answer is a resounding YES – but only with the help of those who are ready to champion it.

It’s a voting popularity contest – to encourage reading of the books and championing small publishers.

Click on here to quickly register on their website and then you can vote VOTING IS OPEN UNTIL 31 AUGUST.  They will want your name and email address, then they immediately send you an email to confirm you’re registered and this email  gives you a new password so make a note/ copy this – then click on the blue The Peoples Book Prize … its simple from then on 🙂 and has taken me 2 minutes to vote and leave a comment for one book)

Any review or award that these books receive increases their profiles, opens opportunities up for the authors, and potentially increase Fair Acre Press’ chances of obtaining funding for future publications and public projects – so I would really appreciate you considering voting for one/ any/ all of them. Thanks, Nadia x

They are already doing wonderfully well –

Lisa’s  Sitting Ducks has reviews from Contemporary Small Press, The Press Association, New Welsh Review, and the prestigious The Writes of Woman;

Emma will be on stage with Carol Ann Duffy at the Manchester Children’s Book Awards with other opportunities opening up while I once knew a poem who wore a hat has reached Uganda with marathon man Louis Munro racing on 5th June and carrying 30 copies to the local children;

Andy’s Wilderland: Wildlife and Wonder from the Shropshire Borders  is reviewed in 2nd June’s Amateur Photographer, and 11th Junes Outdoor Photographer, his pictures are in the major newspapers and one even featured out of 50,000 images from their flickr page on Springwatch Unsprung this week, and got a compliment from Chris Packham  ( a hare peeping out of bluebells)

Below are the details ….

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People’s Book Prize summer collection 2016

• 02 June 2016

Fiction, children’s and non-fiction shortlists

The People’s Book Prize Summer Collection has been announced. Public voting on the shortlists is open until 31 August.

Abigale Hall, Lauren A. Forry, Black & White Publishing
Summer Lifeform Three, Roz Morris, Spark Furnace Books
Sitting Ducks, Lisa Blower, Fair Acre Press
The Starlings & Other Stories, Murder Squad & Accomplices, Graffeg
Cinema Lumiere, H H Edmonds, RedDoor Publishing
Murder Ring, Leigh Russell, No Exit Press Oldcastle Books
Elizabeth, Peter and Me, Mark Baxter, Mono Media Books
Cathryn Power Short Stories, Cathryn Power, OnStream Publication
Surfing in Stilettos, Carol Wyer, Delancey Press
Surface Tension, Sarah Gray, Claret Press

Apley Towers: The Lost Kodas, Myra King, Sweet Cherry Publishing
Dognapped!, David J Robertson, Troubador Publishing Ltd
I once knew a poem who wore a hat, Emma Purshouse, Fair Acre Press
Melvin McGee: Zombie Hunter, Mathew Sullivan, Creative Educational Press
Mr Moon Wakes Up, Jemima Sharpe, Child’s Play
Perfect, Nicola Davies, Graffeg
Unbecoming, Jenny Downham, David Fickling Books
Tesla, Mark Lingane, Insync Holdings

From Yellow Star to Pop Star, Dorit Oliver-Wolff, RedDoor Publishing
Landscape Wales, Terry Stevens, Graffeg
Library Cat, Alex Howard Black & White Publishing
The Long Shadow of the Little Giatn, S. Spillet, Equinox
The State of Freedom and Justice, Michael Horsman, Shepheard-Walwyn
The 21st Century Revolution, Leila Dewji, Acorn Independent Press
The Secrets of Islay, Robert Kroeger, Virtualbookworm
The Upside Down Mountain, Mags MacKean, John Hunt Publishing
Wilderland, wildlife and wonder from the Shropshire Borders, Andrew Fusek Peters, Fair Acre Press
Words of Power, Prof Jem Bloomfield, The Lutterworth Press

The People’s Book Prize awards ceremony takes place at Stationers’ Hall on 12 July. It will be broadcast on Sky News.

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