Sunday, 8 December 2013

Bookish & Bloggish News: eBooks by Sainsbury's

eBooks by Sainsbury’s launches search for the nation’s favourite eBook of 2013
voters will get the chance to win the complete long list of over 150 eBooks

3 December 2013 - eBooks by Sainsbury’s has launched a nationwide search for the favourite eBook of 2013. The winning title will be chosen by the public from a long list of more than 150 titles published today on the eBooks by Sainsbury’s website.

Selected to represent the breadth, diversity and quality of British book publishing, the eBooks by Sainsbury’s eBook of the Year 2013 long list includes everything from popular crime and romance to the latest books by leading lights of the literary world, all available to download at competitive prices. Whether their favourite read of the past year was Eleanor Catton’s Booker Prize winning The Luminaries or the runaway word-of-mouth hit that was Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, readers will find something to suit every taste in eBooks by Sainsbury’s selection, and earn extra Nectar points on every eBook they download.

Public voting is open now on To get involved all readers have to do is visit the eBooks of the Year web page, and create an account in just a few clicks. They then choose their favourite title from the list and vote by pressing the ‘recommend’ button on each book’s web page. The public poll will remain open throughout December with the winner announced at the end of the year.

One lucky voter for the eBooks by Sainsbury’s eBook of the Year award will also receive an extra special Christmas present, as all participants will be entered into a prize draw to win a copy of every single title on the eBooks of the Year long list. A whole year’s worth of reading for even the most dedicated bookworm, it will give the winner more than 150 books to enjoy on their smartphone, tablet or e-reader.

Highlights from the long list include some of the year’s biggest hits in literary fiction, from Kate Atkinson to Maggie O’Farrell and Jim Crace, whilst Dawn French, Kate Mosse and Dorothy Koomson are the top names from the popular fiction genre. No list would be complete without the titles that have dominated the headlines over the past twelve months, including J.K. Rowling’s critically acclaimed foray into crime fiction as Robert Galbraith The Cuckoo’s Calling and the long awaited third instalment of everyone’s favourite singleton’s diaries Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy.

Tim Lennox, Managing Director at eBooks by Sainsbury’s commented: “Our long list represents what has been a hugely successful and surprising year in books. For example, casting our minds back to the beginning of 2013, who would have thought J K Rowling would try her hand so successfully at crime fiction, or that a 28 year old would triumph at The Booker Prize with an 832 page long novel about gold prospecting in New Zealand? We think our list fully represents the diverse and discerning reading tastes of the British public, and can’t wait to discover which of these wonderful books takes the title of eBooks by Sainsbury’s eBook of the Year.”

Highlights from eBooks by Sainsbury’s eBooks of the Year long list include:

Literary fiction
- Secrets of the Lighthouse by Santa Montefiore (Simon & Schuster UK)
- Harvest by Jim Crace (Pan Macmillan)
- Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O'Farrell (Headline)
- The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier (HarperCollins Publishers)
- Life After Life by Kate Atkinson (Random House)
- The Luminaries by Eleanor Gatton (Granta Publications)

Popular fiction
- One Hundred Names by Cecelia Ahern (HarperCollins Publishers)
- Best Kept Secret by Jeffrey Archer (Pan Macmillan)
- Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns by Lauren Weisberger (HarperCollins Publishers)
- Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding (Random House)

Science Fiction and Fantasy
- Shift by Hugh Howey (Random House)
- The Hydrogen Sonata by Iain M. Banks (Little, Brown Book Group)

Historical fiction
- 1356 by Bernard Cornwell (HarperCollins Publishers)
- Emperor: the Blood of Gods by Conn Iggulden (HarperCollins Publishers)
- Arena by Simon Scarrow (Headline)

- Will You Love Me by Cathy Glass (HarperCollins Publishers)
- Autobiography by Morrissey (Penguin Books Ltd)

Crime & thrillers
- Inferno by Dan Brown (Random House)
- The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes (HarperCollins Publishers)
- Dead Man's Time by Peter James (Pan Macmillan)
- The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison (Headline)
- The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (Little, Brown Book Group)
- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Orion)

1 comment:

  1. Good post. I know Sainsbury do ebooks via Anobii I think?! I still haven't checked them out yet.


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