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The winners of The London Book Festival Competition

Written by Gail Reynolds on January 3, 2012
London Book Festival

London Book Festival

As a newly published Author in September 2011 I entered myself and my book Mum's The Word into The 2011 London Book Festival annual competition

The competition honors the best of international publishing and all the submitted works were to be judged by a panel of publishing industry experts using the following criteria:

  • General excellence and the author's passion for telling a good story.
  • The potential of the work to gain a wider audience in the worldwide market.

The Categories were

General Non-fiction

General Fiction

Children's books


E-books (word or .pdf file acceptable)



Audio/Spoken Word

Teenage/Young Adult


Audio/spoken word

Best Unpublished Short Story (all manuscripts welcome)




Wild Card


In addition to honoring the top selections in the above categories, The London Book Festival will award the following chosen from submissions:

  • London Book Festival Author of the Year-Honors the outstanding book of the competition.
  • London Book Festival Book Design of the Year - Honors outstanding and innovative design.
  • London Book Festival Publisher of the Year - Honors the top publisher based on materials displaying excellence in marketing and promotional materials, as determined by our judges.

For my work I have received an Honorary Mention in the How To Section of this competition and all winners and honorable mentions in the competition will be honored at a dinner held January 26, 2012 in London.

To view the winners and of course my 1st acknowledgement for my 1st book Mum's The Word please click on the image below

The Winners of The London Book Festival Competition

The Winners of The London Book Festival Competition

2 responses to “The winners of The London Book Festival Competition”

  1. Ann Yeomans says:

    Did you go to the award ceremony in London and where was it located? What was the nature of the award you received (a certificate, a letter???) I haven’t been able to locate this festival except in Hollywood, CA. I would appreciate it if you’d send a direct reply to my email address. Thank you!

  2. Gail says:

    Here you go, this is the link to the London Book Festival Awards… 🙂

    I was awarded with a certificate on the evening and I had an “Honorary Mention for my book, Mum’s The Word”

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