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iUniverse Titles Honored in 14th Annual Writer’s Digest International Self-Published Book Awards

New York, NY, April 25, 2007 --( Two iUniverse titles received first place honors and another book received honorable mention in the 14th Annual Writer’s Digest International Self-Published Book Awards. This awards program focuses on the outstanding achievements of independently published authors. This year’s competition attracted over 2,400 entries.

The International Self-Published Book Awards competition is exclusively for self-published books, allowing professional writers, freelancers and students alike the chance to showcase their work on a national level. Writer’s Digest endorses the grand prize-winning author by submitting ten copies of their book to major review houses such as The New York Times and The Washington Post, as well as giving the author a cash prize of $3,000 and marketing advice from an industry expert.

The iUniverse titles recognized in the 14th Annual Writer’s Digest International Self-Published Book Awards include:

▪ Peace I Ask of Thee, O River, by Lyda Phillips, First Place—Young Adult
▪ The Deeper, the Bluer, by Barbara Field, First Place—Mainstream Fiction
▪ Landscape by Donna Cousins, Honorable Mention—Genre Fiction

“iUniverse has the publishing experience to guide authors to achieve professional results,” Susan Driscoll, iUniverse president and CEO, said. “These awards speak both to the integrity of our process and to the quality of the authors we attract.”

For more information about these books or the publishing, editorial and marketing services offered by iUniverse, please visit

About iUniverse

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 or call 1-800-AUTHORS.

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Lynette Petersen
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