Fiction Uncovered is delighted to announce that it will be working with Apple’s iBookstore to promote eight shortlisted titles when the inaugural selection is announced on 19 May 2011. iBookstore is included in the free iBooks app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
The Fiction Uncovered promotion pledges to support those writers who deserve recognition but have yet to receive a major literary prize or media attention, or be picked for retailer promotions. It will create the opportunity for eight fiction writers (novels, short stories, graphic novels) in the UK to be part of a major promotion supported by retailers, and a major publicity and marketing campaign.
The eight titles for the Fiction Uncovered 2011 promotion will be announced on 19 May 2011 at a lunchtime event in Piccadilly with a special Shoreditch House Literary Salon event that same evening.
The Chair of Judges for Fiction Uncovered 2011 is the writer Giles Foden. He will be joined by Damian Barr (author, playwright, journalist and host of the Soho House Literary Salon), Simon Burke (Fiction Buying Manager, Waterstone’s) and Sarah Crown (Literary Editor, Guardian Online). The judging panel is currently reading over 80 titles submitted for Fiction Uncovered 2011.