Amazon Literary Prize 2017: 5 Hispanic Books Compete For The First Place

Amazon announced the finalists of the Amazon Literary Prize 2017, the literary contest for independent authors around the world. Among them five Hispanic authors were selected from more than 1,800 works of fiction and non-fiction self-published this summer by independent authors from up to 39 different countries.

 • El amargo don del olvido ( The bitter gift of forgetfulness) by A. V. San Martín (mystery and thriller)

Bajo el puente de los vientos (Under the bridge of the winds) by José de la Rosa (historical romantic)

El coleccionista de flechas ( The collector of arrows) by Cristian Perfumo (fiction police)

Los crímenes del lago ( The crimes of the lake) by Gemma Herrero Virto (supernatural mystery)

El legado de Ava ( Ava's legacy) by Elena Fuentes Moreno (contemporary fiction)

All the books demonstrate the great diversity of genres and styles that Spanish-speaking writers offer readers around the world through the Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) service.

Now, a panel of Amazon leaders and recognized authors will select the winner. Among the judges are: Ismael Cala, best-selling author and coach; Blanca Miosi, best-selling Latin American author, and Jordi Sierra i Fabra, best-selling Spanish author.

The winning book will be published in Spanish worldwide by Amazon Publishing, in digital format, print and audio book. It will also be translated into English and published internationally by Amazon Crossing, the label that brings authors from around the world to new readers in other languages. Finally, the winner will receive an economic prize of  US $5,000.

 Although the period of reception of works has already been closed, the path of the participating authors continues beyond. Amazon's annual literary contest empowers anyone interested in writing and gives them an opportunity to become an international bestseller. Readers, in turn, enjoy discovering new authors from their own country or from anywhere in the world.

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Shirley Gomez has been exposed to many aspects of the art world. Besides being a Fashion Journalist, she studied Fashion Styling and Fashion Styling for Men at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Interior Design at UNIBE and Fashion Design at ITSMJ Fashion School in the Dominican Republic. She worked as a Fashion Journalist, Fashion Stylist and Social Media Manager at one of the most recognized magazines in the Dominican Republic, Oh! Magazine, as an occasional Entertainment Journalist, of the prestigious newspaper “Listín Diario”, as well as a fashion collaborator of a radio show aired in 100.9 FM SuperQ. When Shirley is not writing you can find her listening Demi Lovato or Beyonce's songs, decorating her apartment or watching Family Feud.