In November 2013 the Wellcome Book Prize was relaunched at an event in the Wellcome Trust. New ambitions for the Prize were announced, as well as various key changes. These changes included an increase in prize money to £30 000 and a new timetable of key dates.
From this year onwards the shortlist and winner will be awarded in the spring, six months later than in previous years. This six month shift meant that the next prize falls into 2014 and therefore no prize was awared in the 2013 calendar year.