New York, NY, June 09, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Four iUniverse titles received honors in ForeWord Magazine's Eighth Annual Book of the Year Awards. The awards were announced during a special program on Friday, June 1, 2007 during Book Expo America at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. Over 200 winners were chosen from nearly 1,400 entries, representing the finest work from today’s vibrant independent publishing community.
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 winners based on editorial excellence, professional production, originality and the value the book adds to its genre.
iUniverse winners in ForeWord Magazine's 2006 Book of the Year Awards include:
▪ Gold Award, Literary Fiction—A Man of His Village by Tanyo Ravicz
▪ Bronze Award, Gay/Lesbian Fiction—A Time Before Me by Michael Holloway Perronne
▪ Bronze Award, Fiction-General—Jagged Fate by Steve Santel
▪ Honorable Mention, Science Fiction—The Quantum Enzyme Code (The Woman who Discovered the Cure for AIDS): The Harmonic Synthesis by David Frango
“I am so honored to receive ForeWord’s Gold Award, and I’m thrilled about the recognition that it brings to my novel, A Man of His Village,” author Tanyo Racivz said. “It’s very gratifying that ForeWord Magazine is out there spotlighting the quality work being produced by independent publishers and writers.”
“We are extremely pleased that ForeWord is recognizing these iUniverse authors for their commitment to excellence,” said Susan Driscoll, president and CEO of iUniverse. “As demonstrated by these four award-winning titles, our unique mix of products and services is helping writers publish and market books of exceptional quality.”
For the complete list of winners and 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.