Last week I was honoured to receive the following news:
iUniverse would like to congratulate you on a job well done. ForeWord has announced the 2010 Book of the Year Award Finalists. There were more than 1,400 books entered into 56 different categories. These finalists represent some of the best work coming from today’s independent press community. So once again, Congratulations!
For more information on the Foreword Book of the Year Awards, please see the e-mail below.
2010 Book of the Year Award Finalist – General Fiction – The Bridge Club, Patricia Sands
Announcing the 2010 Book of the Year Award Finalists!
ForeWord Reviews is pleased to announce the 2010 Book of the Year Awards list of finalists. Representing more than 350 publishers, the finalists were selected from 1400 entries in 56 categories. These books are examples of independent publishing at its finest!
For a full list of the finalists, searchable by genre, visit: http://www.bookoftheyearawards.com/finalists/2010/
Winners will be determined by a panel of librarians and booksellers selected from our readership. Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners, as well as Editor’s Choice Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction will be announced at a special program at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans this June. The winners of the two Editor’s Choice Prizes will be awarded $1,500 each and ForeWord’s Independent Publisher of the Year will also be announced. The ceremony is open to all ALA attendees and exhibiting publishers.
ForeWord‘s Book of the Year Awards program was created to spotlight distinctive books from independent publishers. What sets the awards apart from others is that final selections are made by real judges–working librarians and booksellers–based on their experiences with patrons and customers.
I won a copy of your novel, The Bridge Club, through fReado and it arrived today signed by you! Thank you so much. I look forward with happy anticipation to reading your novel!
Hi Shirley – Congratulations on winning a copy of The Bridge Club. I’m sorry I couldn’t have included a personal note but I’m in France until the end of September, writing my next novel amongst other things. I left some signed copies in Toronto and had my daughter send one of those to you. I hope you enjoy the ladies of The Bridge Club and the strong friendship they share. Feel free to share your thoughts with me when you finish the book!