Amazon’s Breakthrough Novel Award Quarterfinalists were announced last night – well, with the time difference between the Pacific coast of America and Britain, it was early this morning for me. So I didn’t see the results until I got up – I wasn’t a night owl, hovering near my computer until they appeared.
But I’m getting off topic a bit – what I started to say is that Hitler and Mars Bars is one of the Quarterfinalists in the General Fiction category. I was delighted when I found its title on the list.
Amazon editors and Amazon Vine Reviewers read excerpts from the 1000 second round entries to narrow it down to 250 Quarterfinalists. Soon they will be posting the Quarterfinalists’ excerpts, with their reviewers’ comments, on Amazon’s website. Then the public may read the excerpts and post their own comments. I’m looking forward to this stage of the contest as it’s great to hear what readers think of your novel. After all the time and effort that goes into writing a novel, it’s a reward in itself to know others are reading it and hear what they think of it.
I’ll let you know when they post the excerpts. Please drop by – I hope you’ll enjoy the read.