WIBA 2017 Shortlist Announced

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The shortlist for the second annual Whistler Independent Book Awards was announced today by the WIBA evaluation committee. Nominated for the 2017 fiction award are: Annie Daylon for Of Sea and Seed: The Kerrigan Chronicles, Book 1 Elen Ghulam for Spoonful Chronicles Emma L.R. Hogg for The Fourth Wall R.L. Prendergast for The Confessions of Socrates John Pringle for Spirals: …

Independent Authors a New Force in Canadian Publishing

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Two out of every three books sold in Canada are now purchased online. Of those, 36% are by independent authors. While comprehensive sales figures for self-published titles are hard to come by, online sales alone (both print and e-books) exceed $10 million annually. And, according to a recent study by accounting firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers, these numbers are expected to grow. Not …

What the authors say

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The Whistler Independent Book Awards provide independently published authors with a unique opportunity to have their work recognized through a juried process. Every book submitted receives a valuable written evaluation by the selection committee. Authors who received the thorough assessment of their submitted books or manuscripts found the feedback informative and constructive. Thanks so much for the feedback. I’ve gone to writing seminars, …

Finalists Announced: Whistler Independent Book Prize

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Whistler Independent Book Prize – Manuscript Competition Finalists for the inaugural Whistler Independent Book Prize Manuscript Competition, open to Canadian authors have been announced. Finalists … Louis Druehl, The Kawai Scrolls (fiction) Amber Cowie, Rapid Falls (fiction) Paul Suter, Formerly Known as Paul (non-fiction) Two excellent submissions deserve recognition and so the Tidewater Evaluation Committee awarded Honourable Mentions to: Jolyon Hallows, A Parkinson’s Life: And a Caregiver’s Roadmap (non-fiction) John Hurst, The …

New Manuscript Competition in the News

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The Whistler Independent Book Prize Manuscript Competition in the news… Quill & Quire January 19, 2017 – Read the full article here. CBC Books January 20, 2017 – Read the full article here. Arts Whistler – prize announced.    

Whistler Independent Book Prize Manuscript Competition

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Authors are invited to submit their unpublished manuscript for the new Whistler Independent Book Prize. Launched to complement the Whistler Independent Book Awards (WIBA) for self-published Canadian authors, the new manuscript competition is open to fiction and non-fiction original works. “Building on the success of the inaugural Awards, we want to encourage and support writers at an earlier stage of …

Whistler Independent Book Awards 2016 Winners Announced

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The 15th annual Whistler Writers Festival, held 13-16 October, was one of the most successful to date, with record-breaking visitors attending the four-day event. A new feature of this year’s festival was the inaugural Whistler Independent Book Awards, established to recognize excellence in Canadian independent publishing. The winners of the awards in four categories – fiction, non-fiction, crime fiction and …

Whistler Independent Book Awards featured in Quill & Quire

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The launch of the Whistler Independent Book Awards was featured by Quill & Quire in March. Lynn Duncan, director of Vivalogue Publishing was interviewed by the magazine. The full article can be read online (paid membership required), but here is an extract of the coverage.     First awards for Canadian self-published books to debut at Whistler Writers Festival The inaugural …