LOS ANGELES (January 17, 2008) _ The 2008 Hollywood Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual program celebrating books that deserve greater recognition from the film, television, game and multimedia communities.
Based in the capital of show business, the Hollywood Book Festival aims to (1) spotlight literature worthy of further consideration by the talent-hungry pipeline of the entertainment industry; and (2) facilitate getting those works into the proper hands for consideration.
The 2008 Hollywood Book Festival will consider published, self-published and independent publisher non-fiction, fiction, children's books, teenage, how-to, audio/spoken word, 'zines, comics, e-books, fan fiction, wild card (anything goes!), unpublished stories, genre-based and biography/autobiography works.
A panel of judges will determine the winners based on the following criteria:
1) The story-telling ability of the author;
2) The potential of the work to be translated into other forms of media.
All entries must be in English. Our grand prize for the 2008 Hollywood Book Festival Author of the Year is $1500 and a flight to Los Angeles for our gala awards ceremony during our day festival in July, 2008. More information and entry forms at www.hollywoodbookfestival.com
The Hollywood Book Festival is part of the JM Northern Media family of festivals, including the DIY Convention and New York Book Festival, and is sponsored by The Hollywood Creative Directory, eDivvy, Westside Websites and Shopanista.
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