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Call for Entries for the Inaugural South African Independent Publishers Awards

Booktown Richmond, which organises the annual literary festival BookBedonnerd, has announced the inaugural South African Independent Publishers Awards.

The awards will be held in the following categories:

1) Biography/Autobiography
2) Fiction
3) Fine Art
4) Photography/Coffee Table Books
5) Architecture
6) Short Stories
7) Children’s Literature
8) Animals/Pets
9) Cookbooks
10) Environment
11) Health/Medicine
12) Humour/Cartoon
13) History
14) Home and Garden
15) Poetry
16) Travel
17) Best Independent Book/Author/Publisher Website
18) Award Winning Independent Bookstore

The closing date for entries is 28 Feburary, 2015. There will be no prize money, as organisers Darryl David and Peter Baker say: “These awards are meant to be about recognition. And with recognition comes, hopefully more sales.”

Judges for the awards will be announced at the end of January 2015. The award ceremony will be held at the JM Coetzee/Athol Fugard Festival during the last full weekend of May 2015, in Richmond.

Read a report from the latest BookBedonnerd festival, including more information about the new awards:

Bookbedonnerd October 2014 Newsletter Post Festival Cool Down

 

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