HOT NEWS..! I’m back from holiday to discover that while I was away my novel ‘Bagpipes & Bullshot’ won The People's Book Award for Kindle (May 2013)! Previous winners include JK Rowling’s ‘The Casual Vacancy’, Hilary Mantel’s ‘Wolf Hall’, David Nicholl’s ‘One Day’ and E L James’ ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’.
The People's Book Awards are the only international awards open to all titles distributed in Kindle or Printed formats by Amazon sites around the world. Established in 2008, the awards site (www.thebookawards.com) attracts large numbers of visitors and in that time thousands of voters around the world has shown their appreciation by supporting and nominating books in the competition. The competition is strong, with several international best sellers, in addition to talented emerging authors making up the field.
Managing Director, Peter Lihou sent me a personal message of congratulations and this is what he said!
"Over the years, we've seen a great many popular titles gain the tangible applause of their fans by their votes and comments, but Bagpipes & Bullshot enjoys particularly warm support. It really is quite an accomplishment for an author to inspire their customers so much that they get online and vote in such numbers and leave extremely flattering comments. Janice Horton is a very worthy winner!"