New Book to Audio category announced as CAMEO Awards return for second year

London Book & Screen Week 2018 Ambassador Jojo Moyes, who was shortlisted in 2017, will present the 2018 CAMEO awards. Entries close 5th February 2018.

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Following their success in 2017, London Book & Screen Week and the Publishers Association have today announced the  return of  the Creativity Across Media: Entertainment and Originality Awards (CAMEOs), which are now open for entries. Celebrating books at the heart of the creative industries, the  awards  recognise the best adaptations across TV, film, stage and game, and  will  this year introduce a new category for audio

Entries are open to any individual or organisation in the UK who has successfully transformed a book IP into another format. Judges will be looking for demonstration of both quality and success from entries, including, but not limited to: box office ticket sales; reviews; press coverage; critical acclaim; social media profile; peer-to-peer recommendation, and industry prize nominations.

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In a world where stories are being consumed in so many different forms, the CAMEOs will honour the adaptations that have made the most impact in the last calendar year, across five categories:

•                 Book to Film Award
•                 Book to Game Award (inclusive of apps and entertainment)
•                 Book to Stage Award
•                 Book to TV Award
•                 Book to Audio Award (new)

Expert judges from all sectors of the entertainment industry will deliberate across each of the categories. 2018 judges include Charlotte Longstaff of Ambassador Group (Book to Stage), John Lomas- Bullivant of Kickback Media (Book to TV) and Liz Rosenthall of Power to the Pixel (Book to Game).

The CAMEO Awards will coincide with this year’s London Book & Screen Week (9 - 15 April 2018), kick- starting the seven day series of events celebrating books and the films, TV programmes and virtual worlds they inspire.

Shortlists will be  announced in  March, with the  winner being announced at  a  special ceremony held  in Soho House on Monday, 9th April 2018.

Submissions are open online now. For further information, and to enter, please visit http://www.londonbookandscreenweek.co.uk/cameo-awards/

Jacks Thomas, Director of The London Book Fair and London Book & Screen Week, says:

“We are delighted to announce the return of the CAMEO Awards for their second year. From The Handmaid's Tale, to Hamilton and Paddington, so many of this year’s big success stories have derived from book adaptations, showing their continued value throughout the entertainment industry. Audio is an important part of this entertainment mix as is evident from the growth of the audiobook market, up 28% in 2016 alone, so it seems natural that 2018 should also recognise achievements in this dynamic new space. The CAMEOs – with the book firmly at the heart – will identify the inspiring storytellers who bring to life the most innovative, creative and successful film, games, TV, stage and audio adaptations.”

ENDS

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ABOUT THE LONDON BOOK FAIR (10-12 APRIL 2018)

The London Book Fair (LBF) is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. Taking place every spring in the world’s premier publishing and cultural capital, it is a unique opportunity to explore, understand and capitalise on the innovations shaping the publishing world of the future. LBF brings you direct access to customers, content and emerging markets. LBF 2018, will take place from Tuesday 10th – Thursday 12th April, at Olympia London. LBF’s London Book and Screen Week will run for the fourth year, with the book fair as the pivotal three day event within a five day programme.

www.londonbookfair.co.uk / @LondonBookFair

ABOUT LONDON BOOK & SCREEN WEEK (9-15 APRIL 2018)

London Book & Screen Week is a seven day, citywide celebration of books and the films, TV programmes and virtual worlds they inspire. Produced by The London Book Fair (see above), the landmark event series brings storytelling and the written word to life, uniting the capital’s avid readers, writers, game, film and TV fans with a diverse range of events taking place across literary London. Now in its fourth year, the event continues to grow in scale and impact.

www.londonbookandscreenweek.co.uk /  @LBandSW

ABOUT UK PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION

The Publishers  Association  (the  PA)  represents  book,  journal,  audio  and  electronic  publishers  in the UK, spanning fiction and non-fiction, academic and educational publishing. Our members include global companies such as Elsevier, Wiley,  Pearson, Penguin Random House, Hachette and  the University presses, as well as many independent publishing houses.

www.publishers.org.uk/  / @PublishersAssoc