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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Benjamin Franklin Award (2009-2010)

From Independent Book Publishers Association accessed 5/19/10

Named in honor of America's most cherished publisher/printer, the Benjamin Franklin Awards™ recognizes excellence in independent publishing. Publications, grouped by genre are judged on editorial and design merit by top practitioners in each field.

The trophies are awarded to the best books in several categories and are presented to the publishers during a gala awards ceremony on the last evening of the Publishing University (just before the opening of Book Expo America).

All entrants receive critique sheets with advice on how to improve their publications, as well as words of appreciation for the good work produced.

The Benjamin Franklin 2010 Awards™ presentation ceremony will be held at the Roosevelt Hotel, New York, NY on May 24, 2010.

2010 Awards Finalists

Arts (Art/Music/Photography)
Clint Eastwood, Icon, Insight Editions
Human Documents: Eight Photographers, Peabody Museum Press
Stone Offerings, Lightpoint Press

Hemingway's Cuban Son: Reflections on the Writer by His Longtime Majordomo, The Kent State University Press.
Luna's Life - A Journey of Forgiveness and Triumph, Caros Books
Me and the Biospheres: A Memoir by the Inventor of Biosphere 2, Synergetic Press Storm of the i: An Artobiography, Art Review Press

Audiobook - Children's
The Bossy Gallito, Lorito Books Inc.
Letters From A Window In The Sky (A tribute to Astrid Lindgren and Pippi), NYS Theatre Institute
The Pigman, Graymalkin Media

Kipling's Cat: A Memoir of My Father, Protean Press
Theodore Roosevelt, Hunter-Conservationist, Boone and Crockett Club
Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman, Quayside Publishing Group

Doggy Business 101, TFH Publications, Inc.
Managing, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
Seven Turning Points, Fieldstone Alliance

Emotional Intelligence 2.0, TalentSmart
A Life in the Law: Advice for Young Lawyers, American Bar Association
Post Office Jobs - 5th edition: Explore and Find Jobs, Prepare For the 473 Postal Exam, and Locate ALL Job Opportunities, Bookhaven Press LLC

Children's Picture Book
One Child, One Planet: Inspiration for the Young Conservationist, Emerald Shamrock Press
Pingo, Deseret Book Company / Shadow Mountain
Urban Animals, Star Bright Books

Coffee Table Books
Queen: The Ultimate Illustrated History of the Crown Kings of Rock, Voyageur Press, an imprint of Quayside Publishing Group
Spanish Mustangs in the Great American West, Fine Art Editions Gallery & Press
Tropical Homes of the Eastern Caribbean, Ozone Zone Books

My Dog Bites the English Teacher: Practical Grammar Made Quick and Easy, Aviary Publishers, Inc.
Revising Fiction: Making Sense of the Madness, Quillrunner Publishing LLC
The Wolf Pack Classroom Management Plan, Butterfly Sky Press

Gift Books
Cocktail Boothby's American Bartender, Anchor Distilling
Facing Death: A Companion in Words and Images, Health Professions Press
I Wish, A Good Book for Pondering, Willis Harding, LLC

Popular Fiction
Christmas on Mill Street, Shadow Mountain
Cottonwood Spring, Fletcher House
The Middle of the Air, John F. Blair Publisher

Historical Fiction
Dead Weight, Joggling Board Press
Falling from the Moon, Windy City Publishers
In the Land of Cotton, Outskirts Press

The Bone Chamber, Poisoned Pen Press
In Their Blood, Oceanview Publishing
Jump, Poisoned Pen Press

Poetry/Literary Criticism
All Man! Hemingway, 1950's Men's Magazines, and the Masculine Persona, The Kent State University Press
In Praise, Lost Horse Press
Lucifer: A Hagiography, Lost Horse Press

All Screwed Up, Benu Press
The Golden Age of Gay Fiction, MLR Press, LLC
I Told You So, Beacon Press

Health (Wellness/Nutrition)
American Cancer Society Complete Guide to Complementary & Alternative Cancer Therapies, Second Ed., American Cancer Society
Easy Gluten-Free Baking, Lake Isle Press, Inc.
The New Heart Disease Handbook, Quayside Publishing Group/Fair Winds Press

The California Missions, Getty Publications
Charles Fritz: 100 Paintings Illustrating the Journals of Lewis and Clark, Farcountry Press
Theodore Roosevelt, Hunter-Conservationist, Boone and Crockett Club

All In A Day's Work for Real Estate Agents: Humorous and Heartwarming Stories, Work Like A Dog Books
Roastbeef's Promise, Smack Books
The Wheel of Nuldoid, Pointless INK Publishers, LLC

Juvenile/Young Adult - Fiction
Fablehaven: Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary, Deseret Book Company / Shadow Mountain
The Kalevala: Tales of Magic and Adventure, Simply Read Books
Zillah's Gift Beaver's Pond Press, Inc.

Juvenile/Young Adult - Nonfiction
The Power of the Penny, Spencer Publishing
Transforming Lives, Star Bright Books
Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland, Carolrhoda Books

Another World Lies Beyond, Huntington Library Press
Half Spoon of Rice, East West Discovery Press
Layla's Head Scarf, Star Bright Books

B is for Bufflehead, PhotoHutch
Giant Lizards (2nd Edition), TFH Publications, Inc.
Plundering Appalachia, Earth Aware Editions

New Age/Metaphysics/Spirituality
Gita Wisdom, Mandala Publishing
ReBecoming:The Way of Opportunity, Dassana Press, LLC
Transforming Practices, 10th Anniversary Edition, American Bar Association

Get Out! 150 Easy Ways for Kids and Grown-Ups to Get Into Nature and Build a Greener Future Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.
The Highly Intuitive Child: A Guide to Understanding and Parenting Unusually Sensitive and Empathic Children Hunter House Inc., Publishers
Raising Twins From Pregnancy to Preschool, American Academy of Pediatrics

Political/Current Events
Hope: A Collection of Obama Posters and Prints, Zenith Press, an imprint of Quayside Publishing Group
Just Coffee Caffeine With A Conscience, Just Trade Center
Lost American Principles, Outskirts Press, Inc

Anatomic Basis of Neurologic Diagnosis, Thieme Publishers
The Articulate Advocate: New Techniques of Persuasion for Trial Lawyers Crown King Books
Garner on Language and Writing, American Bar Association

Brothers and Sisters in Adoption: Helping Children Navigate Relationships When New Kids Join the Family, Perspectives Press, Inc.
Redeeming Our Treasures: Finding Joy In the Shadows of an Abusive Past, Edict House Publishing Group, LLC
Uprooting Anger: Eliminating the Emotion that Kills, Life Transitions Consulting

Chasing Moonlight, John F. Blair, Publisher
Golf, Naked - The Bare Essentials Revealed, Pick It Up Publishing, LLC
LeBron James: The Making of an MVP, Gray & Company, Publishers

The Book Collector's Guide to L. Frank Baum and Oz, March Hare Books
Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 16th Ed., SIL International
World Atlas of Dog Breeds, TFH Publications, Inc.

People of the Land: Legends of the Four Host First Nations, Theytus Books
Steel Pier: Showplace of the Nation, Down The Shore Publishing Corp.
Voices of the American West, Fulcrum Publishing

Big Picture of the Bible - New Testament, Big Picture Ministries, LLC
Gloria's Miracle, San Juan Publishing
Welcome Them Home — Help Them Heal, Whole Person Associates

California's Olive Pioneers, Robert Mondavi Institute (RMI)
Everyone's Guide to Atoms, Einstein and the Universe, Real Science Publishing
Marine Aquarium Handbook, TFH Publications, Inc.

Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: How to Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle, Greenleaf Book Group Press
Redeeming Our Treasures: Finding Joy In the Shadows of an Abusive Past, Edict House Publishing Group, LLC
Revising Fiction: Making Sense of the Madness, Quillrunner Publishing LLC

The Complete Walt Disney World 2010, Coconut Press
Photographing Oregon, Graphie Int’l, Inc.
Yellowstone Treasures: The Traveler's Companion to the National Park, Granite Peak Publications

The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (Fiction)
Kingdom of Simplicity, Skywriter Books
Shadwell's Slaves - Escape to Freedom, Discover'N Publishing
Shakedown, Lenox Road Publishing LLC

The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (Nonfiction)
The Healthcare Survival Guide, Health Advocate Publishing, Inc.
The Mermaid and the Messerschmitt: War Through a Woman’s Eyes, 1939-1940, Aquila Polonica Publishing
The No-Diet Obesity Solution for Kids, AGA Press

The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (Children's/Young Adult)
Chippy Chipmunk Parties in the Garden, Celtic Sunrise
My Savings Book & Journal, Community Services Press
The Star of Christmas, Winterlake Press

2009 Award Winners and Finalists (winners listed first)
winnerDogtown: A Sanctuary For Rescued Dogs, Sellers Publishing Inc
Training Your Dog for Life, TFH Publications, Inc.
Wild Hoofbeats: America's Vanishing Wild Horses, Painted Hills Publishing

Arts (Art/Music/Photography)
winnerThe Complete Quincy Jones, Palace Press International
Art in the White House: A Nation's Pride, White House Historical Association
Bernini and the Birth of Baroque Portrait Sculpture, Getty Publications

winnerAt the Elbows of My Elders: One Family's Journey Toward Civil Rights, Missouri History Museum.
Days Like Floating Water, Oak Leaf Impressions Press
Fisherman's Wife, Down The Shore Publishing Corp.

Audiobook - Fiction
winnerMartin Misunderstood, BBC Audiobooks America
Blindness, BBC Audiobooks America
Life Class, BBC Audiobooks America

Audiobook - Nonfiction
winnerThe Good Rat: A True Story, BBC Audiobooks America
Mental, Physical & Spiritual Health, Jasmin Publishing House Inc.
You're Empowered! Parenting Teens with Conviction, Communication and Love, ChangeWorks Publishing and Consulting

Audiobook - Children's
winnerGeronimo Stilton #15 (The Mona Mousa Code) & #16 (A Cheese-Colored Camper), Scholastic Audio
Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls: Moving Day, Scholastic Audio
The Journey of Billy Boom Train, Audiobook Artists

winner Arabian Knight, Selwa Press
Harry Wild Jones - American Architect, Nodin Press
Pearl Harbor Countdown: Admiral James O. Richardson, Pelican Publishing Company

winnerThe Creative Entrepreneur, Quayside Publishing
Leadership from the Inside Out, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
The Nonprofit Strategy Revolution: Real-Time Strategic Planning in a Rapid-Response World, Fieldstone Alliance

Children's Picture Book
winnerA Glove of Their Own, Franklin Mason Press
Termites on a Stick, Star Bright Books
There's a Kid Under My Bed, Franklin Mason Press

Children's Book & Audiobook Set
winnerBad Rats, Kidwick Books LLC
The Journey of Bushky Bushy Bottom, Ochre Moon Press
The Sock Fairy, Best Fairy Books

Coffee Table Books
winnerWildlands Philanthropy, Palace Press International
Barry Dixon Interiors, Gibbs Smith, Publisher
Himalayan Portfolios - Journeys of the Imagination, Fields Publishing

Gift Books
winnerGet Better!(¡Mejórate!) , American Cancer Society
The Dragonfly Secret: A Story of Boundless Love, Feather Rock Books, Inc.
The Unspoken Language of Fans & Flowers, Heart to Heart Publishing, Inc.

Graphic Novels
winnerThe Soddysey, and Other Tales of Supernatural Law, Exhibit A Press
Cleburne, Rampart Press
Will Eisner's The Spirit: A Pop-Up Graphic Novel, Palace Press International

Popular Fiction
winnerA Pirate's Heart, Bold Strokes Books, Inc.
Buddha in a Teacup, Lost Coast Press
Callie of the White Sand, CMP Publishing Group, LLC

Historical Fiction
winnerThe Long Knives Are Crying, Fulcrum Publishing
Jasper Mountain, Medallion Press, Inc.
Skies Over Sweetwater, Keene Publishing / Moo Press

winnerHead Wounds, The Permanent Press
Blood Island, Oceanview Publishing
Tengu: The Mountain Goblin, YMAA Publication Center

Poetry/Literary Criticism
winnerDon't Sabotage Your Submission, Bella Rosa Books
100 Essential Modern Poems by Women, Ivan R. Dee, Publisher
Fulcrum Publishing

winnerThou Shalt Not Love: What Evangelicals Really Say to Gays, Haiduk Press
Bringing Him Home, Late August Press
The Lonely Hearts Club, Bold Strokes Books, Inc.

Health (Wellness/Nutrition)
winnerCancer Caregiving A to Z, American Cancer Society
Walks on the Beach With Angie: A Father's Story of Love, North Star Press of St. Cloud
Your First Year with Diabetes, American Diabetes Association

winnerGlacier National Park: The First 100 Years, Farcountry Press
Inside The Lionel Trains Fun Factory, Project Roar Publishing
The President's House: A History, White House Historical Association

winnerCruise Confidential, Travelers' Tales
The Misadventures of Oliver Booth: Life in the Lap of Luxury, Greenleaf Book Group Press
Your Inner Dog, TFH Publications, Inc.

Juvenile/Young Adult - Fiction
winnerAnna Smudge: Professional Shrink, Toasted Coconut Media, LLC
'Round the World: Takashi Sails Home, Down The Shore Publishing Corp.
Skies Over Sweetwater, Keene Publishing / Moo Press

Juvenile/Young Adult - Nonfiction
winnerHow We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate: Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming, Dawn Publications
Ethiopian Voices: Tsion's Life, Amharic Kids
Hidden Letters, Star Bright Books

winnerSidikiba's Kora Lesson,Beaver's Pond Press, Inc.
The Cheyenne Indians: Their History and Lifeways, Illustrated, World Wisdom, Inc.
Multiculturalism and Intergroup Relations, American Psychological Association

winnerGreen Up Your Cleanup, Creative Homeowner
Jim Gilbert's Minnesota Nature Notes, Nodin Press
Minnesota, Chasing the Seasons from the North Shore to the Mississippi, ImageStream Press

New Age/Metaphysics/Spirituality
winnerWelcome Home To Yourself, Relationships Matter Publishing Inc.
The Dragonfly Secret: A Story of Boundless Love, Feather Rock Books, Inc.
The Majesty of Your Loving: A Couple's Journey Through Alzheimer's, Green Mountain Books

winnerDisabilityLand, SelectBooks, Inc.
The Joy of Pregnancy, The Harvard Common Press
Raising a Child with Arthritis: A Parent's Guide, Arthritis Foundation

Political/Current Events
winnerTwilight War, The Independent Institute
The Annual Register: World Events, ProQuest CSA Journal Division
Homeland Insecurity, History Publishing Company, LLC

winnerClearance and Copyright, Silman-James Press
The Criminal Justice Club - A Career Prosecutor Takes on the Media - And More, Walbar Books
The Founders' Second Amendment, The Independent Institute (co-published with Ivan R. Dee, Publisher)

winnerBring Yourself to Love: How Couples Can Turn Disconnection Into Intimacy, Dos Monos Press
Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.?, 1201 Alarm Press
The Way I See It, Future Horizons, Inc.

winnerSan Francisco Giants: 50 Years, Palace Press International
The Edge of Never, Stone Creek Publications
This Water Goes North, Mániténáhk Books

winnerBest in Show: The World of Show Dogs & Dog Shows, BowTie Press
Children's Picture Books: How to Self-Publish Your Way to Success, Arimax, Inc.
The History of the World in Photographs, Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers

winnerOregon: The Taste of Wine, Graphic Arts Center Publishing Co.
Indianapolis: The Bass Photo Company Collection, Indiana Historical Society Press
Saint Mark's Episcopal Church, Maverick Publishing

winnerA Century of Grace, Publishers Design Group, Inc.
Big Picture of the Bible - Old Testament, WinePress Publishing Group
The Littlest Camel: And the Journey of the Three Kings, Turnapaige & Reed Moore

winner Atlas of Anatomy, Thieme Publishers
Anatomy Flash Cards, Thieme Publishers
Excavations at Cerro Azul, Peru: The Architecture and Pottery, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA Publications

winnerAdopting: Sound Choices, Strong Families Perspectives Press, Inc.
Decide Better! For a Better Life, Strategic Vision
Growing More Beautiful, Arteful Press

winner Los Angeles Attractions, Museon Publishing
Ancient Greece: An Explorer's Guide, Interlink Publishing Group, Inc.
A Rotten Person Travels the Caribbean, Travelers' Tales

The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (Fiction)
winnerStonewiser: The Heart of the Stone, Mermaid Publishing, LLC
Beacon on the Hill, Harper House Publishers
Case Study, Evolution Press

The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (Nonfiction)
winnerSelf Marketing Power, Keynote Publishing, LLC
Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.?, 1201 Alarm Press
Right Before You Write, Sandy Point Ink, LLC

The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (Children's/Young Adult)
winnerASL Tales: The Princess & The Pea, ASL Tales
Rachel and the Lion, Story House Books
Spenser Goes to Portland, Simple Fish Book Company

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