Sunday, October 17, 2010

12 of 20 National Book Award Nominees Available as Ebooks on Amazon

12 of the 20 books nominated for the National Book Awards for 2010 are available as ebooks in Amazon's Kindle Bookstore.  All 20 are available on Amazon in print.

For the first time ever, that dozen—so far—can be read on your iPad using the Kindle for iPad app. (It's the first time, of course, since the iPad was not on the market this time last year.)

Winners will be announced at the National Book Federation's November 17 awards ceremony and dinner.

2010 is the 61st annual presentation of the National Book Awards. Historically, only publishers can submit books published in the previous year for consideration. At the moment, that leaves out the new breed of authors self-publishing to Amazon and other digital publishing sites.

The nominees are:




      Young People's Literature:

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