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May 30, 2017 / peoplesbookprize

8th Awards Ceremony celebrates authors and publishers voted by the public

Inspirational.  The No. 1 book prize for its uniqueness and democracy.

It is poignant that the public in their wisdom chose 4 winners with topics that are so much part of our every day life nowadays:  disasters, political/elections, women’s inequality and mental health.

Read all about it and discover some fantastic authors and books.   And thank you for your support and for spreading the word.Peoples Book Prize

February 28, 2017 / peoplesbookprize

New collection starting tomorrow – see The People’s Book Prize

The Spring Collection of the People’s Book Prize first time authors goes live tomorrow but you still have some time to vote for the winter collections. There are three categories – Children, Non Fiction and Fiction

The People’s Book Prize is a national competition aimed at finding, supporting and promoting new and undiscovered works – the book prize decided exclusively by the public. YOU are the Jury!

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Patron:  Frederick Forsyth  CBE  Founding Patron:  Dame Beryl Bainbridge DBEA

January 22, 2017 / peoplesbookprize

Interview with Molly Masters – Author: From Syria with Love

Published by Indie Books

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Truly amazing.  Inspirational.  A real eye-opener.  Everyone should have a copy of this book.

1.Have you got a message for your readers?  “Use and enhance your passions, skills, and knowledge. Invest time in what you love, and do it for a cause you love. Amplify the voices of those who need to be heard. Read, read, and read even more into what you feel passionate about. Create something meaningful, create something with impact, create something with love.”

2.What can we expect from you in the future?  “Expect more books and advocacy raising awareness for the plight of refugees and others in crisis and need, as well as continued support for the charity sector. Supporting, caring for, and giving voice to people will forever be a permanent passion of mine, and I personally only expect for that love to grow stronger through more learning, understanding and writing.”

3. Any suggestions to support libraries?    “As ‘From Syria with Love’ is now being created into an eBook by Apostrophe Books, I have been enlightened as to how some 40,000 libraries worldwide will now have access to my book. This is an incredible thought, and I hope that more libraries will be endorsed financially to enable them to embrace the growing accessibility of eBooks in order to provide even more literature to the public. Furthermore, as a child, I attended a library group called Chatterbooks, and the library has long been a place of community and togetherness for me. It is a place where the new generation’s investment in literature and learning can be supported. It is important to forever cherish and protect libraries as a place of wonder for children, and continue these projects, both in our own libraries, and the invaluable libraries working in crisis areas.”

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Twitter: @MollyMasters7

Biography:  fromsyriawithlove9781908041340mollypictureMolly Masters is a university student inspired by volunteering with the charity ‘From Syria With Love’. She has combined the children’s own creative work with material inspired by the children’s own words and by the wider crisis

Synopsis  A close-up portrait of children caught up in the Syria conflict. It brings together poems, pictures and stories from young people living in a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon. Deeply moving and, because of the resilience and optimism of the children themselves, ultimately inspiring. Proceeds go to FSWL charity.

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The People’s Book Prize is a national competition aimed at finding, supporting and promoting new and undiscovered works – the book prize decided exclusively by the public. YOU are the Jury!

Patron:  Frederick Forsyth  CBE  Founding Patron:  Dame Beryl Bainbridge DBEA




January 11, 2017 / peoplesbookprize

Interview with David Cohen author of If Only They’d Met

Buy, comment and vote now:   Fiction Entry published by Psychology News ISBN 9780907633532 Winter 2016/17 Collection

1.Have you got a message for your readers?

I have imagined meetings between extraordinary men and women who could not have met because they lived in different times and civilisations. I would hope that reading of these encounters would be fun and spur the imagination of readers. The book is playful and I hope to develop a film based on it. 

2.What can we expect from you in the future?

I have been commissioned to write a book on the psychology of vampires. There are, would you believe, 15000 citizens of Atlanta in the US who identify themselves as vampires.

I am also producing a feature film called I Love London which looks at life in the Big Smoke today and a film of a double act by Maureen Lipmann and the poet/publisher Jeremy Robson. My film on Ted Hughes, Dreamtime, is available for libraries.

Social Media Links   Twitter: psychoblast


If Queen Victoria had met Coco Chanel what would they have said? This book imagines a number of meetings between some iconic characters; John F Kennedy takes Grace Kelly to dinner, P.G Wodehouse and Samuel Beckett discuss cricket, Casanova discusses seduction with Marilyn Monroe.

davidcohenphotoAuthor’s Biography

David Cohen’s Psychologists on Psychology was re-issued last year by Routledge. His book on how Freud escaped Vienna is going to be filmed and Routledge will publish his book on how famous psychologists brought up their children in 2016.

October 30, 2016 / peoplesbookprize

Latitude North – Fascinating, intriguing, thought provoking

Latitude North  By Charles Moseley

Published by Indie Books  ISBN 9781908041227

Category Travel Writing

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Author’s Biography

Charles Moseley was born and brought up in Lancashire. After a varied career as a deep sea fisherman,  a schoolmaster and a Cambridge don, he is still teaching Literature in Cambridge and travelling in the Arctic when he can. When not in the throes of these activities, he returns to the village in the Fens where he has lived for half a century and potters about doing nothing of much concern save to the surrounding wildlife and his anxious relatives. He also writes books.


Charles Moseley:

Have you got a message for your readers?  First of all, I really hope they enjoy the book. It was a joy to write, and in it I share as honestly as I know how the profound attraction the lands of the North have for me, and I want that awe I feel – for that is what it is – to come across. Secondly, don’t take the wilderness for granted: it is our common human heritage, and needs defending against the politicians and big business. In it we can know who and what we are. Thirdly, be aware that the echoes of old voices never quite die away and they were our ancestors’. Listen to their wisdom   

What can we expect from you in the future?

Soon, (2017) a book of anecdotes, memory, gossip, comedy, centred on Cambridge University and town: it is called Coming to Terms: a Cambridge Journey. It is a sort of sequel to my A Field Full of Folk (Aurum, 1995) and Between the Tides (Beaten Track, 2015). After that, there is another travel book, currently half written, called provisionally Going Nowhere

Any suggestions to support libraries?

I’d be happy to do readings and talks anywhere

Website/ Blog:   Facebook: @indiebooksldn  
Twitter: @_indiebooks    Linkedin: Charles Moseley

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latitudenorth9781908041227£ 20  Synopsis

Part history, part travelogue, part memoir, Charles Moseley writes a personal account of his journeys across the northern regions of Europe. From Norway to Greenland he describes a haunting world where the voices of the past are never quiet.


“A love–affair for a region and a realm. Astonishing” Robert Macfarlane (Mountains of the Mind)

Some Reader Comments  ©

A truly wonderful and enthralling memoir.

Superb. Moving and emotive. Poetry in prose

Beautiful, fascinating and intriguing. Another thought-provoking and erudite read that captures the soul.

Wonderful book, full of vivid description and sensitive interpretation of experiences interwoven with history and the marvelous sagas.

Latitude North is a splendid example of serendipity, covering a wide and unpredictable range of information and opinions – stimulating and beautifully expressed!

Very enjoyable and interesting read. Very well written.

Excellent read – he is an outstanding author

Your writing conveys a vivid sense of atmosphere. I can almost believe I am truly sharing your Latitude North experiences as I read about them!

This is one of the most beautifully written books I have ever read. All is written as if he were talking next to you and anticipating your questions from what he has said. Such is the effect of this book, I have now planned my first visit to Iceland. Definitely ‘a must read’. So, without any hesitation, here is my vote.

Evocative descriptions — I could see the clarity of the light yet felt the darkness of the history. This is an unforgettable book, worth every moment I spent reading it.

This is a wonderful and richly rewarding read.

Touching and memorable – it teaches to take in landscape in a different way

Fully deserves this vote!


Patron:  Frederick Forsyth  CBE  Founding Patron:  Dame Beryl Bainbridge DBE
The People’s Book Prize is a national competition aimed at finding, supporting and promoting
new and undiscovered works – the book prize decided exclusively by the public. YOU are the Jury!


October 19, 2016 / peoplesbookprize

A unique, brilliant, outstanding, enchanting Children’s book

Little Red Riding Hood, The Wolf, Grandma and The Woodcutter

By John Fidler    Vote for this book now:  The People’s Book Prize

Published by Creative Educational Press Ltd

Price £6.99

Unique!  Brilliant!  Outstanding! Enchanting!

jfidlerAuthor John Fidler:

Have you got a message for your readers?

Be prepared to have your idea of how a book should be read, blown totally away!

What can we expect from you in the future?

Another book! ‘The Gingerbread Man’, in the same unique format is just about to be published. Others are already waiting in the wings.

Any suggestions to support libraries?

LRRH is the perfect book for sharing – four children can comfortably read it at the same time. It excites readers’ imaginations by getting them to consider narratives other than that of the main character. And it provides the ideal springboard for readers to explore other retellings of familiar tales.

Website/ Blog:


Beautifully illustrated, the book redefines a “page-turner” in that the reader literally needs to turn the book round to follow the story!  We have taken the bold step of combining children’s familiarity with mobile device screen rotation, with the tactile beauty and simplicity of ink on paper.

Author’s Biography

John is a primary school teacher with over 30 years’ experience. He has taught in a wide variety of schools in the UK and abroad.  He has constantly sought ways to make reading and writing fun and engaging and his techniques have helped children and adults to achieve amazing results.

Such an interesting and exciting way to read a book with young ones and older ones alike! Loved the artwork and new characterisation of individuals in the story. A ‘fab’ book, a great present. Three cheers for John Fidler.  AMAZON

Reader Comments  ©

“Lovely book, really clever way of telling the story. Great graphics.”

“Outstanding idea and layout, which challenges your previous expectation and excites new readers!”

“Brilliant book! Unique idea and amazing illustrations!”

“Fantastic read for children and adults of all ages”

“Brilliant format that inspires the reader. Hope to see more in the same vein in future; hope the author has patented the format as it is bound to be very popular. Not often that a new book format is invented. Great storytelling and excellent illustrations.”

“My grandchildren l o v e this head-turning book.”

“Great creative book!”

“A great new angle which is very well executed.”

“A truly unique and innovative book.”

Vote now:  littleredridinghoodcreative-frontcover

October 5, 2016 / peoplesbookprize

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September 9, 2016 / peoplesbookprize

Autumn Collection & short video of 7th Awards

Greetings. Latest news: The Autumn collection is showcased now and the public can vote until 30 November 2016. Of course all the books featured throughout the pages can be bought and can receive comments. We also have 9 new finalists from the Summer collection who will compete next year to determine the Winners that will be announced at the 8th Awards ceremony in May 2017.

As promised, the link to watch the short video of the 7th Awards:

The full longer version can be accessed through Home Page.

All the best.

August 19, 2016 / peoplesbookprize

A new short video of 7th Awards ceremony soon. And great offers in next news letter. Watch this space

The long version is up already but for those in a hurry this is just over 4 minutes!  Winners%202015So watch this space but send it now to all you know.   Soon we are sending great offers in our next Review to our registered followers.

August 15, 2016 / peoplesbookprize

Mags MacKean’s The Upside Mountain – TPBP Summer Collection 2016


In the lead up to The People’s Book Prize 2016 we caught up with author Mags MacKean to talk about her children’s book



Where did the idea of THE UPSIDE MOUNTAIN come from?

The Upside Down Mountain was inspired by a trip to Mount Bugarach near the Pyrenees in south-east France. The mountain has drawn pilgrims throughout the ages and inspired many legends, including Mary Magdalene living out her days there and extra terrestrial visitations. More recently, thousands of New Agers besieged Bugarach to escape the “end days” of the millennium foretold in ancient prophecies. I wanted to experience this high-energy mountain for myself on a self-styled vision quest. Bad weather forced me to de-camp and retreat to the refuge of the valley. Descending, I had a strong intuition that “the way up is down.” This led me to explore descent as a theme – and link it to my travels elsewhere, including the Amazon swamps. I’ve always loved mountains and the thrill of climbing them. Mount Bugarach inspired me to explore the opposite direction: the journey downhill, earthbound – and what that might mean in the quest for fulfilment.

John Hunt Publishing publish a variety of brilliant authors, what is it like to be in the company of talented writers?

John Hunt Publishing is committed to giving a platform for books to inspire and inform. The range of authors, genres and specialisms, as well as the different imprints is nothing short of amazing. JHP is run largely by fellow-authors, who understand the fine line of keeping true to the heart of a book, and the importance of reaching readers. Without their backing, I might never have summoned the motivation to self-publish, and see my stories in print.

Have you got a message for your readers?

The Upside Down Mountain tells the story of how I woke up to the inner mountain – focussing downwards, rather than upwards, for fulfilment.  For many years, I mountaineered and always had the next peak or challenge in my sights. I quit my career as a BBC journalist to climb full time, chasing seasons across hemispheres. Over the months, I woke up to how the goal-driven quest at altitude was as exhausting as the sea-level rat-race from which I’d escaped. Exploring descent has enabled me to live more in the present, in the here-and-now – and to embrace each day as an adventure. I am not so driven by planning for events at a future date, or as invested in the values of success, such as outcome or feat. My values have shifted, and I’m a lot more content as a result. I believe we’re all storytellers, making sense of our lives. We can become the change we seek

What can we expect from you in the future?

I am committed to the cause of conserving white lions. They are technically extinct. Last year I volunteered in South Africa at the Global White Lion Protection Trust which has three prides in their natural habitat. I’m fascinated how these beautiful creatures are linked to many ancient legends about restoring balance in the world – and were only discovered in the early 1970s. I am just beginning work on a novel linking a teenage heroine to one white lion with whom she identifies. This is against the background of the lucrative canned hunting industry and the profiteering from tourists wanting to take a “trophy” back home. I hold workshops and courses supporting people’s creativity, and self-expression.

Any suggestions to support libraries?

Libraries are so important: they encourage reading, curiosity and community. In our digital age, it is too easy to download books, and to have a remote relationship to the physical act of reading. The experience of handling a book, of drawing on the expertise of library staff or their recommendations is about contact. Organising community events in libraries, talk programmes, local author events are all ways to raise the profile of libraries and their role in our community.


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