HOLLYWOOD_The 2023 Hollywood Book Festival announces awards for its annual program celebrating books that deserve greater recognition from the film, television game and multimedia communities.
The judges considered published, self-published and independent publisher non-fiction, fiction, children’s books, young adult, how-to, spiritual, wild card (anything goes!), unpublished stories, science fiction, biography/autobiography, sequels, genre-based, business and history.
The grand prize for the 2023 Hollywood Book Festival Author of the Year is a $1,500 appearance fee for our gala awards ceremony in Hollywood CA, exact date TBD.
Entries were judged by a panel of industry experts using the following criteria: The story-telling ability of the author and the potential of the work to be translated into other forms of media.
Headline Books titles winning awards this year are:
RUNNER-UP: Retro Active Television – Herbie J. Pilato—HISTORY
HONORABLE MENTIONS to:
Business & Marketing Strategy for the Proactive Performer – Kimberly Faye Greenberg—HOW-TO
West Virginia: Paranormal Gateway – Fred Saluga—WILD CARD
WrestleDreamia – Daniel Boyd—CHILDREN’S BOOKS
Last Will and Puzzlement – Melissa Nordhoff—GENRE-BASED
The life and times of the movie genius who brought us such masterpieces as City Lights and Modern Times is the grand prize winner of the 2023 Hollywood Book Festival, which honors books worthy of further attention from the film, television and multimedia communities..
Author Scott Eyman’s Charlie Chaplin vs. America (Simon & Schuster) is the story of Chapln’s years of exile from the United States during the postwar Red Scare. The move ruined his film career.
The gripping story of the film legend’s fall from grace is a biopic waiting to happen, and well worthy of top honors. Eyman wins a cash prize of $1,500 and will be honored at a ceremony in Hollywood later this year.