February 21 – February 28, 2008 Edition

Hollywood Book

Festival Recognizes

Books Suited to Film

LOS ANGELES/2/21/08–The 2008 Hollywood Book Festival will kick off its annual program celebrating books that deserve greater recognition from the film, television, game and multimedia communities with a special party today at one of Hollywood’s hottest restaurants, the Velvet Margarita.

The launch party is sponsored by Shopanista, eDivvy and Westside Websites and will also honor festival winners of the DIY Film and Book festivals. Based in the capital of show business, the Hollywood Book Festival aims to (1) spotlight literature worthy of further consideration by the talent-hungry pipeline of the entertainment industry; and (2) facilitate getting those works into the proper hands for consideration.

The 2008 Hollywood Book Festival will consider published, self-published and independent publisher non-fiction, fiction, children’s books, teenage, how-to, audio/spoken word, ‘zines, comics, e-books, fan fiction, wild card (anything goes!), unpublished stories, genre-based and biography/autobiography works.

A panel of judges will determine the winners based on storytelling ability, and the potential of the work for translation into other media.

All entries must be in English. Grand prize for the 2008 Hollywood Book Festival Author of the Year is $1500 and a flight to Los Angeles for the gala awards ceremony during a day festival in July, 2008.

In addition to honoring the top selections in a number of categories, The Hollywood Book Festival will award the Author of the Year, Design of the Year and Publisher of the Year honors.

Details can be found on the Festival website.

The Hollywood Book Festival is produced by JM Northern Media LLC, producers of the DIY Convention and DIY Book Festival, and is sponsored by The Hollywood Creative Directory, eDivvy, Westside Websites and Shopanista.