London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) July 04, 2014 -- IPR License, the global and digital marketplace for books rights, has announced that self-published New Generation Publishing author Paul Hurley has won the latest IPR License 'Agents Pick' for his fictional historical military tale Waffen SS Britain.
Five pieces of work were shortlisted in total; Garena was Born on a Thursday by Shupiwe Suffolk, Global Raider by James McKenna, My Name is... Paul Belardo by TJ Samson, The Manly Art of Seduction by Perry Brass and Waffen SS Britain by Paul Hurley.
The aim of the competition is to help showcase authors work to publishers as well as agents and highlight their rights licensing potential. The winner's work will be featured on a special promotion to over 50,000 publishers and agents in over 90 countries and receive a professional written critique.
Tom Chalmers, Managing Director at IPR License, commented:
"With more and more authors adding their key titles on a daily basis Agent's Pick has become increasingly competitive, so congratulations to Paul on his thought-provoking and engaging piece of work.
"We're seeing a growing number of self-published authors appreciate the value and benefits attached to rights and licensing through our platform. Enquiries, offers and deals are happening on a daily basis so we urge all indie, self-published and aspiring authors not to ignore this important and valuable revenue stream."
Commenting on the winners book, David Haviland, agent at The Andrew Lownie Literary Agency, said:
"Waffen SS Britain is an interesting counterfactual novel, in a similar vein to Robert Harris's Fatherland. Although it's a premise that we've seen before, the author takes a thoughtful and considered approach that I really enjoyed."
Paul Hurley, author of Waffen SS Britain, remarked:
"Waffen SS Britain is an unambiguous alternative history. A military tale, but not just a war story, if Britain had surrendered in that summer of 1940 the European war would have ended. Quite possibly no Pearl Harbour and no Italian or further Russian involvement, hostilities would have ceased worldwide. But what of the Holocaust, would that have gone ahead? Under Hitler and the Nazis I believe that it would. The Final Solution is not used as entertainment, the book is thought provoking and fictional, a thriller and a love story with horror and happiness in unequal measure."
Daniel Cooke, Managing Director at New Generation Publishing, added:
"It's always great to see one of our authors' works being recognised and it really helps to illustrate the quality of self-published books that are now readily available. We're growing rapidly as a company and are seeing more and more of our author's titles on bookshelves and picked up by traditional publishers. The rights and licensing market is often undervalued by authors and it's great to see the IPR License platform provide such an innovative and potentially lucrative solution for a variety of authors."
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