Books including There’s Something I’ve Been Dying to Tell You by Linda Bellingham (Hodder), The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (Headline) and The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters (Little, Brown) are among the titles vying to be named eBooks by Sainbury’s e-book of the year.
There are 150 finalists from a variety of genres on the longlist for the accolade, with the winner being decided by a public poll.
Sharon Nightingale, head of commercial at eBooks by Sainsbury’s, said: “These awards are unique in that they celebrate Britain’s most popular eBooks, the books that bring reading to a huge audience wherever they are. Our long list for 2014 is rich and varied, fully reflecting what a spectacular year it has been, particularly for debut authors. We are honoured to support the industry and authors alike by encouraging people to go out and discover the fantastic reads that have made this year so special.”
This is the second year the awards have run, and to encourage participation everyone who votes will be entered into a prize draw to win £100 of e-books.
To vote, readers need to visit the e-books of the year page of eBooks by Sainsbury’s website, log in to their account and click the ‘recommend’ button on their favourite book.
Other titles in contention for the award include John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars (Penguin Books), The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy (Transworld) by Rachel Joyce, The Lemon Grove by Helen Walsh (Headline), Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (Orion), Desert God by Wilbur Smith (HarperCollins), Want You Dead by Peter James (Macmillan), and Personal by Lee Child (Transworld).
Voting opened today and closes on 11th December, with the winner announced on 15th December.