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Paris Beckons Local Author

Gully won her 6th award for her upside-down book, "The Other Side of Christmas." It tells the contemporary story of Christmas wish Santa and ornaments, then at the end, the text lures the reader to turn the book upside down. Now, these same pictures, upside down, tell the chronological birth of Jesus story.

Cincinnati, OH, June 07, 2016 --( Paris, France, “The City of Lights” has discovered the charm of local children’s book author Beth Gully’s “The Other Side of Christmas.”

The ‘Paris Book Festival’, an annual competition honoring the best of international publishing, has awarded an honorable mention to “The Other Side of Christmas” in the Children’s Category 2016 review.

Bruce Haring, Director of 'Paris Book Festival’ Awards, states; “I was captivated by the transformation of Gully’s images and I believe that readers will be awe-inspired to challenge how they view and create art. Our competition is about recognizing books that are unique and capture the reader, and this book does just that!"

The 'Paris Book Festival' considers major publishers, independent publishers and self-published works in the following categories: non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography, children's books, cookbooks, compilations/anthologies; young adult, how-to, photography/art, unpublished stories, business, poetry, spiritual/religious, and travel.

The private awards dinner was held on June 2nd, in Paris, France, honoring all winners and honorable mentions. 29 authors won first and second place awards in the competition and Gully’s book was one of six honorable mentions for her category.

The first 1,000 copies of the self-published book were sold/distributed within the first 32 days of the book’s release in September 2014. Gully has sold/distributed an additional 7000 books through December 2015 and plans to complete a Spanish version in time for Christmas 2016.

In addition to this recent award, “The Other Side of Christmas” book has also garnered five other prestigious awards. The book won a Gold Summit International Award; an Innovator Emerging Media International Award for the narrated book video; a Gold ADDY Award from the Cincinnati Ad Club for book publication design; a Bronze Medal Award from the National Independent Publishers Illumination Competition, and a Second Place Award in the Greyden Press 2014 Book Competition, Children’s Division.

Books are for sale for $12.95 at 62 stores and gift shops coast to coast, as well as Quebec, Canada. Local locations include, but are not limited to, Booksellers on Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati, Austin Landing and Memphis; The Blue Marble in Ft. Thomas, Ky; Joseph-Beth Book Sellers in Rookwood, Crestview Springs, and Christ Hospital; Good Samaritan and Bethesda North Hospital Gift Shops; The Golden Lamb Gift Shop in Lebanon and many more. Books are also available on-line at and

Gully’s day job is creating corporate logos for BT Graphics, the design firm she founded in 1990. Gully estimates she has created more than 400 corporate, retail, and nonprofit organization logos throughout the Midwest including St. Louis, Indianapolis, Greater Cincinnati and Greater Dayton.

“When I design a logo, I bring it down to its basic, simplistic form so I can communicate the key message and reflect the core essence of the business. When designing an ambigram, it’s very similar. I find the lowest common denominator between each image, giving every line and shape a purpose. Creating ambigrams just feels right to me,” she said. “I’m fascinated by lines and how they interconnect and the possibilities of what can be seen and manipulated.”

For more information or to purchase her book or other ambigram items, visit
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