Cambridge Dad Wins Publishing Contract

Cambridge Dad Wins Publishing Contract

David Robinson from Cambridge has won a publishing contract and audiobook production from Spectrum Audiobooks in the Page Turner Awards eBook Award for his Espionage Thriller, The Stand-In.

David entered the Page Turner Awards, where published and unpublished fiction and non-fiction writers of all genres can enter their writing to get discovered by high-profile judges from the literary world.

The Stand-In is about Oleg Usmanov, a cunning Russian intelligence officer with friends in high places, who tries to outwit Western spies desperate to turn him into their double agent.

David grew up dining on a feast of books by writers such as Len Deighton, John Le Carr and Robert Ludlum. It occurred to him that this was the moment perhaps to turn the spy thriller on its head. Amidst the upheavals caused by Trump and Brexit, perhaps it could the Russians – the de facto Grandmasters of espionage – who could be found pulling the strings of Western Intelligence.

David said, “The Page Turner Award is a terrific way to encourage writers to go that extra mile and write not only a great next book, but also a book that can be read by critics with acclaim. It certainly helped me in preparing The Stand-In for publication. You never know what you can achieve in life until you try. I’m honoured to have won this publishing contract and audiobook production. This is going to give a massive boost to my writing career. Thank you!”

The Page Turner Awards, sponsored by ProWritingAid, writers and authors the chance to enter unpublished or published fiction and non-fiction books, where a group of literary agents and publishers will read the work.

Kelly Rinne from Spectrum Audiobooks judged the eBook Award and was immediately captured by the narrative in The Stand-In and offered David a publishing and audiobook production.

Judges are carefully selected literary agents and publishers who are looking for writers to represent and publish, plus influencers in the publishing industry.

Founder of Page Turner Awards and award-winning novelist, Paula Wynne said: “There are writers from all walks of life, from manual laborers to academics. All with stories to tell, most of them heart-warming and moving. We’re proud that our Awards celebrates excellent writing and helps writers and authors to get their stories discovered.”

Success stories from this year’s awards include three writers winning literary representation, six writers winning a writing mentorship, five writers winning a publishing contract and thirteen independent authors winning an audiobook production.

Find out more about The Page Turner Awards: Submissions for 2021 will open on the 1st of January 2021.