Foreword Reviews’ 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards Winners Announced
Today, during the American Library Association’s Annual Conference,Foreword Reviews announced the winners for the 18th annual INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards. For a full list of the winners, searchable by genre, visit:
“Foreword’s INDIEFAB judges are the key to our winners selection process, and, in our minds, the most foolproof way to choose award-winning books,” said Victoria Sutherland, publisher of Foreword Reviews. “We work with a librarian and bookseller in each category to provide us with an insider’s perspective on what would do well on consumer and library shelves. Using industry professionals confirms the trade quality of a book.”
Nearly 2,000 entries by independent publishers, university presses, and self-published authors were entered in 66 categories, but only the very best were named gold, silver, bronze, and honorable mention designees.
Foreword Reviews awarded South of Everything, by Audrey Taylor Gonzalez (She Writes Press) and Cuba: This Moment, Exactly So, by Lorne Resnick and Brian Andreas (Insight Editions) its Editor’s Choice Prizes in fiction and nonfiction respectively.
Berrett-Koehler was named Foreword’s publisher of the year. “Berrett-Koehler has a longtime track record of great books, with a focus on collaboration, community, and communication. They embody what is best about being independent,” says Sutherland.
Foreword’s INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards programwas created to discover distinctive books from the indie publishing community across a number of genres. What sets the awards apart is that final selections are made by working librarians and booksellers based on their experience with patrons and customers.
About Foreword: Foreword Magazine, Inc is a media company featuring a Folio:-award-winning quarterly print magazine, Foreword Reviews, and a website devoted to independently published books. In the magazine, they feature reviews of the best 170 new titles from independent publishers, university presses, and noteworthy self-published authors. Their website features daily updates: reviews along with in-depth coverage and analysis of independent publishing from a team of more than 100 reviewers, journalists, and bloggers. The print magazine is available at most Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million newsstands or by subscription. You can also connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest. They are headquartered in Traverse City, Michigan, USA.