MIAMI, Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Amazon has announced that Spaniards Ana Ballabriga and David Zaplana, coauthors of "Ningún escocés verdadero" [No True Scotsman], have won the Third Literary Competition for Independent Authors in Spanish.
From July 1st to August 31st this year, more than 1400 authors from 39 countries participated. Ismael Cala was the ambassador for the competition for the second consecutive year.
Countries with highest participation were Spain, Mexico, Venezuela, United States and Argentina.
"Ningún escocés verdadero" tells the story of Elías, a private investigator who specializes in art cases and was hired by the bishop of Murcia to find the Cross of Caravaca, which was stolen in 1934. His mission is to recover it for the Pope's visit.
"We know where we have come from, and what it has taken us to get here, and right now the future looks like a marvelous place," said the authors Ana Ballabriga and David Zaplana.
"This competition is a wonderful initiative to shed light on great Spanish works. Year after year, author's and reader's high participation show us that there are many more unknown books that millions of people are waiting to discover," said Charles Kronbach, Director General of Amazon's Independent Publications.
In the words of Ismael Cala, ambassador of the event and best-selling author: "Winning a competition is not a matter of luck, but of talent and perseverance. I want to congratulate both authors, but also all of the participants. Beyond the result, everyone has written a work and made it available to readers through Amazon. Success is collective, and our history is being written day by day. Onward!"
ABOUT ISMAEL CALA
Life and human development strategist, best-selling author and international conference presenter. For more than five years, he presented CALA show, at prime time on CNN en Español.
He is currently considered one of the most important communicators of the continent, and his message of social entrepreneurship, mindfulness and well-being is a reference for millions of people who follow his work in books, seminars, workshops and conferences throughout all Latin America. Cala has traveled through more than 25 countries, and has impacted hundreds of thousands of people with his message.
He is currently an official collaborator of the program "Awaken America," for Univisión chain, and he writes a weekly column for more than 50 publications in Latin America and the United States. "The New York Times" described him as "the Latin Larry King."
Author of the best sellers "La vida es una piñata [Life is a piñata]," "El analfabeto emocional [The emotional illiterate]," "El poder de escuchar [The power of listening]," "Un buen hijo de P… [A real son of a B]," and "El secreto del bamboo [The secret of bamboo]," Cala was born in Santiago de Cuba (1969) and has a degree in Art History from Universidad de Oriente. He is coauthor of the book "Beat the curve," with Brian Tracy. He graduated from the School of Communication at the University of York in Toronto, and has a Seneca diploma in Television Production. He has worked with grand masters such as Deepak Chopra and John C. Maxwell, and has trained with coaches such as Tony Robbins and Miguel Ruiz. Cala belongs to a group of collaborating professors at Atlantis University and Next University. Visit: http://www.ismaelcala.com/
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SOURCE Cala Enterprises