Paris, France -The 2018 Paris Book Festival announces awards for its annual competition honoring the best of international publishing. Competition categories include: non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography, children’s books, cookbooks, compilations/anthologies; young adult, how-to, photography/art, unpublished stories, business, poetry, spiritual/religious, travel and the wild card (anything goes!).
Entries can be in French, English, Spanish, German or Portuguese and Headline Books titles garnered to following awards:
Winner – Best How To book –Gracies Guide: Gracie Learns About the Dangers of Addiction – Angie Wilson, Illustrated by Ashley Teets
Runner-Up Best Young Adult: The Deception – Lauren Hudson
Runner-Up: Africa Risk Dashboard: Mitigation architecture for Investors from Lessons Learned the Hard Way – Issa Baluch/Jon Vandenheuvel
Honorable Mentions to
The Shoeshine of Kabul – Zahra Omar Shansab – Young Adult
Best Children’s Book Honorable Mentions go to
Stinky Owl >– Melanie Burgess
Please Close It! by Kathleen Jacobs, illustrated by Ashley Teets
The grand prize for the 2018 Paris Book Festival is a $1000 appearance fee and a flight to the awards ceremony, to be held in Paris, France in May, 2018.
Submitted works were judged by a panel of publishing industry experts using the following criteria: General excellence and the author’s passion for telling a good story and the potential of the work to gain a wider audience in the worldwide market.
Authors Zahra Omar Shansab, Melanie Burgess, Kathy Jacobs, and Ashley Teets will be featured at the American Library Association national conference in New Orleans June 22-25.