USA Book News Names Fifo “50 States” as Finalist, Twice, in THE USA “BEST BOOKS 2011” AWARDS

Scottsdale, AZ, November 04, 2011 --( Fifo “50 States” does it again, twice. This time Fifo “50 States” is an Award-Winning Finalist in the Children's Educational, and Children's Picture Book: Soft cover Non-Fiction categories of THE USA “BEST BOOKS 2011” AWARDS, sponsored by USA Book News., the premiere online magazine and review website for mainstream and independent publishing houses, announced the winners and finalists of THE USA “BEST BOOKS 2011” AWARDS on November 1, 2011. Over 500 winners and finalists were announced in over 140 categories covering print, e-books and audio books. Awards were presented for titles published in 2010 and 2011.

“The USA 'BEST BOOKS 2011' AWARD is a highly prestigious award, and to have been selected to receive the Finalist awards is truly an honor,” states Rose.

Review by Janette Fuller of says, “Fifo '50 States' is fun, fantastic and full of facts! Kids will love the rhythm and repetition of the text. This book offers many opportunities for parents and teachers to share the joy of traveling with Fifo. I was overwhelmed by the detail in the illustrations. Children will spend hours exploring and investigating the fact-filled pictures. This book rocks!”

Mom's Choice Awards for Fifo "50 States" – Silver in Peoples, Places, & Cultures
Purple Dragonfly Awards for Fifo "50 States" – 1st Place in Children’s Picture Books 6+
Purple Dragonfly Awards for Fifo "50 States" – 2nd Place in Educational/Instructional
National Indie Excellence Awards for Fifo "50 States" - Finalist in Children’s Picture Books
Readers Favorite Awards for Fifo "50 States" - Bronze in Children’s Concept Category
2011 K.A.R.T. Kids Book List Award for Fifo “50 States”

Fifo: 50 States by Hayley Rose, Inkwell Productions, ISBN: 9780981464824 Retail: 23.95

Keen, of, says of the awards, now in their ninth year, “The 2011 results represent a phenomenal mix of books from a wide array of publishers throughout the United States. With a full publicity and marketing campaign promoting the results of the USA ‘Best Books’ Awards, this year’s winners and finalists will gain additional media coverage for the upcoming holiday retail season.”

Winners and finalists traversed the publishing landscape: Simon & Schuster, St. Martin’s Press, Random House, Penguin, Harper Collins, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, McGraw-Hill, John Wiley & Sons and hundreds of independent houses contributed to this year’s outstanding competition. Keen adds, “Our success begins with the enthusiastic participation of authors and publishers and continues with our distinguished panel of industry judges who bring to the table their extensive editorial, PR, marketing, and design expertise.”

Inkwell Productions is the new face of publishing, founded in 1998, based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Inkwell Productions establishes a partnership with the authors so that they can get the benefits of working with skilled professionals in every aspect of getting their work from thought to paper, and from paper to publication. Inkwell Productions works with its authors to publicize market and distribute their books.

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