Thursday, 17 July 2008

Amazon UK launches Rising Stars

Amazon UK launched Rising Stars yesterday as a way of highlighting new authors and increasing customer interaction and community on their site.

Amazon has received submissions from a wide array of publishers and will be reviewing a new title each week for 8 weeks. Every title was selected by their Rising Stars panel as being the very best in new and emerging literature. An overall winner will be announced at the end of the period based on the best customer reviews.

To help increase activity around the page, Amazon will include author interviews and videos.

The 8 selected novels are:

City of the Sun by David Levien (Bantam)
The Story of a Marriage by Andrew Sean Greer (Faber)
The Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway (Heinemann)
Gardens of Water by Alan Drew (Bloomsbury)
The Good Plain Cook by Bethan Roberts (Serpent's Tail)
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski (Fourth Estate)
The Eyes of the King by Catherine Banner (Corgi Children's)
The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson (Canongate)

Visit Rising Stars here.

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