Amazon’s award sponsorship gets publishers in a flap

Here is my latest blog for Booktrust:

The Best Translated Book award was set up in 2007 by literary organisation Three Percent, so-called because of the paucity of translated works published in the US, which is estimated at just 3% of the total number of books published there every year. To date, the BTB award has offered no cash prize. However, Amazon recently announced its decision to provide $25,000 (£15,000) worth of funds to cover promotional costs and grant cash prizes for the winning entries. That’s $5000 for every author and translator.

Published on 11-11-10. Read on here

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