BookFest® Spring 2023 Winners Lit Up Times Square!

Hey bookworms, did you see the magnificent display that lit up Times Square? On June 20th, The BookFest® Spring 2023 winners list was unveiled in a spectacular manner, beaming high and wide on the Nasdaq board in New York. It was a sight to behold, a stunning fusion of literary genius and technological wonder that stole the show.

The award-winning authors watched in awe from outside the Good Morning America window, as a captivating video montage shone brightly, showcasing their award-winning books. The scene was every bit as thrilling and extraordinary as you could imagine, a dazzling testament to the beauty and diversity of the literary world.

Desireé Duffy, Founder of The BookFest, was exuberant. “Recognizing the most intriguing, unique, and innovative books is what The BookFest Awards are all about,” she said. “Seeing these exceptional works spotlighted on the Nasdaq board was truly a Broadway moment for books! We could not be prouder of the richness and diversity that the winners brought to the heart of Times Square. We heartily applaud them all for their success.”

Curious about which books made it to the big screen? The full list of winners is available for you to check out on the awards page of The BookFest website. Dive into the list and discover these award-winning books that could just be your next unforgettable reads.

Good news for authors who missed this round: submissions for the Fall 2023 BookFest Awards were opened! An early bird discount is up for grabs until 11:59am Pacific Time on September 18th, 2023 with the code FALL23. All submissions needed to be in by 11:59am Pacific time on Monday, September 4th, 2023. Keep your eyes peeled for future BookFest events!

A little recap on The BookFest®: Born in May 2020 amidst the cancellation of live events due to the lockdown, this leader in virtual literary events has made a real splash. Happening twice a year in spring and fall, it streams vibrant discussions, engaging talks, and live interactive sessions. The brainchild of Desireé Duffy, The BookFest is a biannual delight presented by Books That Make You and produced by Black Château Enterprises. To learn more, visit The BookFest.com. Stay tuned and keep the bookish excitement alive!

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