I’m working a a post about BFYA but it the meantime, I have a post to kick off February.
I’m going back to only linking to my Pinterest Boards for new releases. I do also still maintain my annual list of releases as well. My lists go back to 2006 when I first started blogging.
I learned about the Etisalat Prize for Literature in a recent email which contained the following information.
The Etisalat Prize for Literature is the first ever pan-African prize celebrating first-time writers of published fiction books. It is unique in that it also aims to promote the publishing industry at large and will therefore purchase 1000 copies of all shortlisted books which will be donated to various schools, book clubs and libraries across the African continent.
As one of the publishers who has a title on the shortlist, Colleen Higgs of Madjai Books is assisting Ebi Atawodi, the prize administrator, to identify libraries, book-clubs and similar organisations in Africa that might like to receive a set of each of the short-listed titles.
Please can you help identify library recipients of these books. If you can, please contact Colleen Higgs at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Information about the shortlisted titles appears below, with links at the end. Full information is at <http://etisalatprize.com>
In yet another email, I received the following information from the Library of Congress Center for the Book.
The Library of Congress Center for the Book is pleased to announce that the 2014 Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program is now accepting applications. Through the generosity of David M. Rubenstein, the Literacy Awards honor organizations that have made outstanding contributions to increasing literacy in the United States and abroad. The three winners will be announced at the National Book Festival on August 30, 2014. This will be followed in October by an awards ceremony and formal presentations by the winners at the Library of Congress. The program is accepting applications from now until the March 31, 2014, deadline. Visithttp://www.read.gov/literacyawards> to download the application and find further instructions.