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 10 Jul 2010, 11:59 #93329 Reply To Post
YouWriteOn Member becomes Top UK Seller / Competition News

YouWriteOn member Katherine Webb, will talk about her top selling book The Legacy on the TV Book Club on More 4 on 11th July at 7.30 PM, and the show is repeated on Channel 4 on 12th July at 12.05 pm. The show’s guest this week is actor Robert Lindsay. The Legacy is currenty number 1 on the contemporary fiction charts on Amazon (Monday 12th July) and number 3 for all books on Amazon and has been described in the Radio Times as 'A bit of a saga that has it all - mystery, intrigue, history and a great big old house.' View book on Amazon The competition below will relate to The Legacy's opening pages in the tradition of member's reviewing each others opening extracts on YouWriteOn

Orion/YouWriteOn Competition

Orion, publisher of authors such as Ian Rankin and Terry Pratchett, and Arts Council established new writers’ site will launch a competition at the start of August for budding fiction authors with a critique from a senior editor from Orion as the main prize. The competition is to celebrate the publication of The Legacy, which was discovered by Orion on YouWriteOn after Orion critiqued the opening chapters which garnered huge support on YouWriteOn. The story won YouWriteOn’s Book of the Year Award in 2009 and has now become a top seller in bookstores as one of the 8 novels selected for 2010’s prestigious TV Book Club Summer Reads, which has previously helped catapult authors into the publishing stratosphere.

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YouWriteOn Book of the Year Awards 2010
YouWriteOn looks forward to announcing our Book of the Year Awards 2010 towards the end of July. The winners are judged from those books extracts which entered the YouWriteOn Bestsellers Chart in 2009 after being rated the highest each month during last year by members. The Book Awards recognise those which we think are the best extracts from the highest rated stories in our opinion, though opinion is always subjective and all members in the bestsellers chart have been sent there by great reader reviews. Since the awards began in 2007, YouWriteOn book award winners who have developed their writing through review exchange on YouWriteOn have achieved book deals with leading publishers such as Random House, Orion, Penguin, Harper Collins and Hodder & Stoughton.

YouWriteOn’s 2007 winner Caligula by Douglas Jackson achieved a six figure book deal with Random House who now participate on the site reviewing the highest rated novels each month, and achievements by previous winners this year include The Third Pig Detective Agency by Bob Burke winning an award in the Bisto Book Awards this year, whose previous winners have included Artemis Fowl author Eoin Colfer. YouWriteOn Book Award Winner The Afrika Reich by Guy Saville achieving a publishing deal to be published next year by Stephen King publisher Hodder & Stoughton.

The Lonely Tree by Yael Politis, one of the recipients of a 2009 YouWriteOn Book of the Year award is published by Holland Park

Many congratulations to member Yael, his publisher informs us that The Lonely Tree is receiving some great reviews, including the reviews below View Book

‘…Yael Politis is an excellent author who really knows how to make a story readable, this is a book that everyone should read at some point.’ Curious Book Fans

‘I believe that you will find not a single dull paragraph in this entire work. It is a gripping insight into the psyche of several different kinds of person, a vivid account of the forces that drive both human idealism and human destructiveness.’ Gold Dust Magazine

‘Often sad, sometimes funny and always melancholy (making it a good metaphor for the Israeli life it depicts), The Lonely Tree is the story of the first generation of Israelis’ Aaron Hecht on his blog aaroninjerusalem.

YouWriteOn Member’s novel The Fish Road to Constantinople, wins first prize in Bookfair's annual writing competition.

Many congratulations to member Michael Robinson. Michael informs us his novel, “The Fish Road to Constantinople, 2nd on the Top Ten list for March 2010, just won first prize in the Southend Bookfair's annual writing competition. I mentioned to the organizers, judges and publicity people that I had developed it on YWO, with lots of great feedback and reviews from its members."

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