New York, NY, February 23, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Twenty-two iUniverse titles have been selected as finalists in ForeWord Magazine's Eighth Annual Book of the Year Awards. For the third year in a row, iUniverse had more finalists in the Book of the Year Awards than any other print-on-demand publisher.
ForeWord’s book awards program focuses on sparking the attention of librarians and booksellers by recognizing the literary achievement of independent publishers and their authors. A jury of librarians, booksellers and reviewers judge the categories and select finalists based on editorial excellence, professional production, originality and the value the book adds to its genre.
iUniverse finalists in ForeWord Magazine's 2006 Book of the Year Awards include (alphabetically by author’s last name):
· Ginny Anderson, Circling San Francisco Bay, Mind/Body/Spirit
· David A. Bragen, Corporate Characters, Career
· Charlton Clayes, The Seranane Construct, Book One, Science Fiction
· Jane Dawkins, Lulie, Romance
· Ronald DiFabbio, Baseball Gods, Sports
· David Frango, The Quantum Enzyme Code (The Woman who Discovered the Cure for AIDS), Science Fiction
· Michael Genrich, MEGIS, Mystery
· Mary Greenwood, How to Negotiate Like a Pro, Self-Help
· Michael Holloway Perronne, A Time Before Me, Gay/Lesbian Fiction
· David Huffman, Winter Solstice, Romance
· Kim Kavin, Have the Whole Boat, Travel Guide
· Patricia Kokinos, Angel Park, Literary Fiction
· Eugene Napoleon and Michael James D’Amato, Dream Real, Sports
· Lou Petrucci, Heart of the Hide, Young Adult Fiction
· D.T. Pollard, Rooftop Diva, Fiction-General
· K.S. Rao, Repentance, Romance
· Tanyo Ravicz, A Man of His Village, Literary Fiction
· Suzanne L. Rey, Secrets from a Body Broker, Career
· Jack Rosen, Glass Half-full, Family and Relationships
· Steve Santel, Jagged Fate, Fiction-General
· Helena P. Schrader, The Lady in the Spitfire, Historical Fiction
· Jan Worth, Night Blind, Literary Fiction
“We are extremely pleased that ForeWord is recognizing so many iUniverse authors for their commitment to excellence,” said Susan Driscoll, president and CEO of iUniverse. “As demonstrated by the high number of finalists from iUniverse, our unique mix of products and services is helping writers publish and market books of exceptional quality.”
Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners in each category, as well as Editor's Choice Prizes for fiction and nonfiction, will be announced at a special program at Book Expo America at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2007.
For the complete list of finalists in the ForeWord Magazine 2006 Book of the Year Awards or to learn how to qualify for next year’s awards, visit: http://www.forewordmagazine.com. To find out more about the book publishing, editorial and marketing services offered by iUniverse, visit www.iuniverse.com.
iUniverse offers a variety of publishing services to help individuals publish, market, and sell fiction, poetry, and nonfiction books. The company utilizes print-on-demand technology, and is one of the largest self-publishing companies in the United States, publishing more than 5,000 new titles each year. The iUniverse management team has extensive editorial and managerial experience with traditional publishers such as HarperCollins, Putnam, Simon & Schuster and Holtzbrinck. iUniverse partners with industry leading author organizations, including the Authors Guild, the Harlem Writers Guild, and the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) to bring innovative programs to their members. iUniverse has strategic alliances with Barnes & Noble, Inc. in the U.S. and Chapters Indigo in Canada and has offices in New York City, Shanghai and Lincoln, Neb. For more information, please visit www.iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS.