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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for comic fiction (2009-2010)

What's so funny about Ian McEwan? Even his most devoted fans may be a bit surprised to learn that the novelist's latest effort, Solar, is one of the finalists for this year's Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for comic fiction.

McEwan has said, "I hate comic novels; it's like being wrestled to the ground and being tickled, being forced to laugh." But the Independent noted he "did concede that the book had extended comic stretches."

Other books on the shortlist are
Solar by Ian McEwan -- Winner!
One Day by David Nicholls,
Diamond Star Halo by Tiffany Murray,
Skippy Dies by Paul Murray and
From Aberystwyth with Love by Malcolm Pryce.

"The winner will be announced at the Guardian Hay festival, and will receive a jereboam of champagne, a set of the Everyman Wodehouse as well as getting a locally raised Gloucestershire Old Spot pig named after the winning book," the Guardian wrote.

2009 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize Shortlist

"Forget the prestige, the sales boost and the thousands of pounds that come with winning the Booker or the Costa prize: what any author really wants is a pig named after their novel. Fortunately for the writers in the running for its 10th annual award, the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse prize for comic fiction does just that," the Guardian observed in announcing this year's shortlist. The winner will be named May 29.

Finalists include:

A Snowball in Hell by Christopher Brookmyre
A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz
Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi by Geoff Dyer -- WINNER!
Their Finest Hour and a Half by Lissa Evans
Rancid Pansies by James Hamilton-Paterson, added #1 in series Cooking with Fernet Branca
How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone by Sasa Stanisic.

"I have a very simple rule," said judge David Campbell, publisher at Everyman. "If I'm not smiling by page one or laughing by page six, the book is in some trouble. But this year's shortlisted books are all bloody good."

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Ondaatje Prize (2010)

2010 Ondaatje  Prize
Ian Thomson's The Dead Yard won the £10,000 (US$14,326) Ondaatje prize, which honors a book that best evokes the spirit of a place. The Guardian wrote that The Dead Yard "sees the author walking the streets of Jamaica, describing its poverty, gang rule and police brutality, meeting its people and exploring how the country has changed since its independence in 1962. 'You visitors are always getting it wrong,' he is told by one Jamaican. 'Either it's golden beaches or guns, guns, guns, guns. Is there nothing in between?' "

Thomson's book bested a shortlist that included
The Plot by Madeleine Bunting,
The Shadow of a Smile by Kachi A. Ozumba 
In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin

E.B. White Read Aloud 2006-2010

The shortlist for the 2010 E.B. White Read Aloud Awards is:

Picture Books
14 Cows for America by Carmen Agra Deedy, illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez
Once Upon a Twice by Denise Doyen, illustrated by Barry Moser
Princess Hyacinth (The Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated) by Florence Heide Parry, illustrated by Lane Smith
The Curious Garden by Peter Brown -- Winner!

Books for Older Readers
Leaving the Bellweathers by Kristin Clark Venuti
Tumtum and Nutmeg: Adventures Beyond Nutmouse Hall by Emily Bearn, illustrated by Nick Price
The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z. by Kate Messner -- Winner!
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

E.B. White Read Aloud Shortlist (2009)
The shortlist for the E.B. White Read Aloud Awards, sponsored by the Association of Booksellers for Children, is:

For older readers:
The Magic Thief by Sarah Prineas
Masterpiece by Elise Broach
The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry
Zorgamazoo by Robert Paul Weston

For picture books:
A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Becker, illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton (Candlewick)
Louise, the Adventures of a Chicken by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Harry Bliss
One by Kathryn Otoshi (KO Kids Books)
Too Many Toys by David Shannon (Scholastic)

For the first time, this year's winners will be chosen by ABC booksellers via online voting, and results will be announced at the ABC's dinner during BEA. Also the runners up will receive a new E.B. White Read Aloud Honor award. In previous years, the judging committee picked the winners.

The E.B. White Read Aloud Award was established in 2004 by The Association of Booksellers for Children (ABC) to honor books that its membership felt embodied the universal read aloud standards that were created by the work of the beloved author E.B. White.

In 2006 the award was expanded into two categories: The E. B. White Read Aloud Award for Picture Books, and The E. B. White Read Aloud Award for Older Readers. Titles are nominated for the award by ABC booksellers, and then the final decision is made by a committee of booksellers that meets annually in February. The awards are publicly announced on the first Monday in April, and the official presentation takes place during a children's dinner at BookExpo America.

Because the award nominees are generated by independent booksellers based on books they have loved in their own stores, there is no formal outside submission process.

Picture Books--When Dinosaurs Came With Everything by Elise Broach
Older Readers--The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

Picture Books--Houndsley and Catina by James Howe, illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay
Older Readers--Alabama Moon by Watt Key (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Picture Books--If I Built a Car by Chris Van Dusen (Penguin Putnam)
Older Readers--Each Little Bird That Sings by Debra Wiles (Harcourt)

Single Award--Wild About Books by Judy Sierra, illustrated by Marc Brown

Single Award--SkippyJon Jones by Judy Schachner (Penguin Putnam)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Colorado Book Awards (1991-2010)

From Colorado Humanities and Center for the Book accessed 5/25/10

History of the Colorado Book Award

The Colorado Book Awards began in 1991 with four categories-Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, and Children's. In 1993 Young Adult was added as a category. Since then, the Colorado Center for the Book (a program department of the Colorado Humanities since April 2004) has amended categories depending on the number and kind of books nominated. The Colorado Book Award has celebrated Colorado's most noted authors, including John Fielder, Linda Hogan, Jon Krakauer, Kent Haruf, Margaret Coel, Tom Noel, Stephanie Kane, Avi, Bruce Ducker, David Milofsky, Joanne Greenberg, T.A. Barron, and many others. Year indicates year of publication.

Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book is pleased to announce that finalists have been selected for the 2010 Colorado Book Awards.

"This year's selectors read and discussed 145 entries to select these authors and their works for the Colorado Book Awards finalist level," says Josephine Jones, Colorado Humanities Director of Programs & Center for the Book.

The Colorado Book Awards recognize outstanding contributions by Colorado authors, editors, illustrators and photographers in multiple categories: anthology/collection, biography, children's literature, creative nonfiction, history, literary fiction, genre fiction (historical, romance, science fiction/fantasy, mystery/thriller) general nonfiction, juvenile literature, pictorial, poetry, and young adult literature.

Winners in all categories will be announced at the 19th annual Colorado Book Awards June 25 at 2 pm during the Aspen Summer Words Literary Festival the week of June 21-25, 2010 at the Doerr-Hosier Center in Aspen, Colorado.

For information on the Colorado Book Awards Finalist readings, please click here.

Broken Links Mended Lives: A selection of short stories by members of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, Janet Lane, Susan Mackay Smith and Jeanne C. Stein, editors,
A Dozen on Denver: Stories, Rocky Mountain News, editor, Fulcrum Publishing
Beats At Naropa: An Anthology, Anne Waldman and Laura Wright, editors

Rosalie Edge, Hawk of Mercy: The Activist Who Saved Nature from the Conservationists, by Dyana Z. Furmansky, The University of Georgia Press
Turbulence Before Takeoff: The Life & Times of Aviation Pioneer Marlon DeWitt Green, by Flint Whitlock, Cable Publishing
Eddie Robinson "...he was the Martin Luther King of football" by Denny Dressman,

Children's Literature
Always My Brother by Jean Reagan, illustrated by Phyllis Pollema-Cahill
Grandmother, Have the Angels Come? by Denise Vega, illustrated by Erin Eitter Kono,
The Splatters Learn Some Manners by Marty Mokler Banks
Mule Train Mail by Craig Brown

Creative Nonfiction
Just Like Us: True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America by Helen Thorpe
Power In The Blood: A Family Narrative by Linda Tate, Ohio University Press
A Dragon's Tale by Long Lee, Tate Publishing

General Nonfiction
Voices of the American West by Corinne Platt & Meredith Ogilby, Fulcrum Publishing
Between XX and XY: Intersexuality and the Myth of Two Sexes by Gerald N. Callahan, Ph.D.
Going Green: True Tales from Gleaners, Scavengers, and Dumpster Divers, edited Laura Pritchett, editor

Genre Fiction - Historical & Romance
A Land Beyond Ravens: Book 4 of the Macsen's Treasure Series by Kathleen Cunningham Guler
Hawkmoon: A Novel by Nancy Williams, Loon in Balloon
Sage Cane's House of Grace & Favor by Christy Hubbard, Five Star

Genre Fiction - Mystery/Thriller & Sci-Fi/Fantasy
The Edge of the World: Terra Incognita Book One by Kevin J. Anderson, Orbit
Leaden Skies: A Silver Rush Mystery by Ann Parker, Poisoned Pen Press
The Radio Magician and Other Stories by James Van Pelt, Fairwood Press
Hooray for Holopticon by Carol Van Natta & Ann Harbour, Chavanch Press

Someone's Daughter: In Search of Justice for Jane Doe by Silvia Pettem
First Kill Your Family: Child Soldiers of Uganda and the Lord's Resistance Army by Peter Eichstaedt
Heroes, Villains, Dames & Disasters: 150 Years of Front-Page Stories from the Rocky Mountain News by Michael Madigan, Madideas

Juvenile Literature
Artsy-Fartsy: An Aldo Zelnick Comic Novel by Karla Oceanak
How Oliver Olson Changed the World by Claudia Mills, pictures by Heather Maione,
V for Victory: Home-Front Heroes by Teresa R. Funke, Victory House Press

Literary Fiction
The Year That Follows: A Novel by Scott Lasser, Alfred A. Knopf
Prayers for Sale: A Novel by Sandra Dallas, St. Martin's Press
Spoon by Robert Greer, Fulcrum Publishing

Cup Half full: Life in the Face of Breast Cancer by Katy Tartakoff,
Colorado Abstract: Paintings and Sculpture by Michael Paglia and Mary Voelz
Phlogs: Journey to the heart of the human predicament by George Stranahan & Nicole Beinstein Strait

Holding Everything Down: Poems by William Notter, Southern Illinois University Press
Thresh & Hold: Poems by Veronica Patterson, Big Pencil Press
Theory of Mind: New & Selected Poems by Bin Ramke, Omnidawn Publishing
This Nest, Swift Passerine: A Poem by Dan Beachy-Quick, Tupelo Press
Swear the Burning Vow: Selected and New Poems by Marilyn Krysl, Ghost Road Press

Young Adult Literature
The Indigo Notebook by Laura Resau, Delacorte Press
After by Amy Efaw, Viking
Rage: A Love Story by Julie Anne Peters

2009 Colorado Book Awards Winners

Polk: The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America by Walter R. Borneman, Random House

Children’s Literature
M Is for Mischief: An A to Z of Naughty Children by Linda Ashman, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter, Dutton Children’s Books

Creative Nonfiction
Trespass: Living at the Edge of the Promised Land by Amy Irvine, North Point Press/Farrar, Straus & Giroux

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski, Ecco

General Nonfiction
Storey’s Illustrated Breed Guide to Sheep, Goats, Cattle and Pigs by Carol Ekarius, Storey Publishing, LLC

Genre Fiction
Breath and Bone by Carol Berg, ROC/NAL Penguin Group

Health and Well-Being
Unexpected Intimacy: Everyday Connections that Nourish the Soul by Sarah Gabriel, Great Room Press

Killing for Coal: America’s Deadliest Labor War by Thomas G. Andrews, Harvard University Press

Juvenile Literature
The Totally Made-up Civil War Diary of Amanda MacLeish by Claudia Mills, Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Colorado Scenic Byways, Taking the Other Road by Jim Steinberg and Susan J. Tweit, Portfolio Publications

A Murmuration of Starlings by Jake Adam York, Southern Illinois University Press

Young Adult Literature
Fact of Life #31 by Denise Vega

Previous Colorado Book Award Recipients (where is 2008?)

2001 Encyclopedia of American Indian Contributions to the World by Kay Marie Porterfield
2002 Lucky Lady: The World War II Heroics of the USS Santa Fe and Franklin by Steve Jackson
2003 Monkey Dancing by Daniel Glick
2005 Comeback Wolves: Western Writers Welcome the Wolf Home by Gary Wockner
2006 Open Road by Sonya Unrein 2001-Growing Up True by Craig Barnes
2007 Home Land: Ranching and a West That Works,
edited by Laura Pritchett, Richard Knight and Jeff Lee

Children’s Literature
1991 Sand Dune Pony by Franklin Folsom
1992 Hunters of the Sky by Ann C. Cooper
1993 Way Out West Lives a Coyote Named Frank by Jillian Lund
1994 Goose and the Mountain Lion by Marian Harris
1995 Tops and Bottoms by Eleanor Ayer
1996 Ten Little Dinosaurs by Pattie Schnetzler
1997 Beardream by Will Hobbs
1998 Through the Eyes of the Children by Diane Hirschinger Gallegos
1999 Margaret’s Magnificent Colorado Adventure by Julie Danneberg
2000 Tiger Math by Ann Whitehead Nagda and Cindy Bickel
2001 And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon by Janet Stevens
2002 What Did You Do Today? by Kerry Arquette
2003 Max Goes to the Moon by Jeffrey Bennett
2004 Just Another Morning by Linda Ashman
2005 Prehistoric Actual Size by Steve Jenkins
2006 Inventor McGregor by Kathleen Pelley, illustrated by Michael Chesworth
2007 Living Color by Steve Jenkins

1991 With the Snow Queen by Joanne Greenberg
1992 Booked to Die by John Dunning
1993 The Ballad of Rocky Ruiz by Manuel Ramos
1994 Lead Us Not into Penn Station by Bruce Ducker
1995 Solar Storms by Linda Hogan
1996 A Killing in Quail Country by Jameson Cole
1997 MARI: A Novel by Jane Valentine Barker
1998 A Good Doctor’s Son by Steven Schwartz
1999 The Crook Factory by Dan Simmons
2000 Color of Law by David Milofsky
2001 The Good Journey by Micaela Gilchrist
2002 This Side of the Sky by Elyse Singleton
2003 Land that Moves, Land that Stands Still by Kent Nelson
2004 Eventide by Kent Haruf
2005 Articles of War by Nick Arvin
2006 The Pull of the Earth by Teague Bohlen
2007 Migration Patterns: Stories by Gary Schanbacher

General Non-Fiction (unless otherwise noted)
1991 Telling Distance: Conversations with the American Desert by Bruce Berger
1992 West of the Divide by Jim Carrier
1993 The Four-Cornered Falcon: Essays on the Interior West and the Natural Scene
by Reg Saner
1994 Breast Cancer Journal by Juliet Wittman
1995 Red Earth White Lies by Vine Deloria
1996 Photographing the Landscape by John Fielder
1997 Herbs in the Garden by David Macke and Rob Proctor
1998 Innocents on the Ice by John Behrendt AND Chokecherry Places by Merrill Gilfillan
1998 (Biography and History) The Ute Indians of Colorado in the Twentieth Century by Richard Young
1999 Cutthroat by Stephen Keating
1999 (Colorado/West) Colorado 1870-2000 by John Fielde
1999 (Guide Book) Making the News by Jason Salzman
1999 (Romance) Meant to be Married by Ruth Wind (Barbara Samuel)
2000 Beethoven’s Hair by Russell Martin
2000 (Biography and History) Molly Brown: Unraveling the Myth by Kristen Iversen
2000 (Colorado/West) Messages from Frank’s Landing by Charles Wilkinson
2000 (Educational Non-Fiction/How-To and Advice) 10 Smart Money Moves for Women by Judith Briles
2000 (Inspirational/Spirituality) Living the Renewed Life by M. Wayne Brown
2000 (Self Discovery/Relationships) The Angelic Year by Ambika Wauters
2000 (Romance) Flowers Under Ice by Jean Ross Ewing
2000 (Mystery) The Spirit Woman by Margaret Coel
2001 The Coldest March: Scott’s Fatal Antarctic Expedition by Susan Solomon
2001 (Autobiography/Memoir) Growing Up True by Craig Barnes
2001 (Biography and History) Crucible of War by Fred Anderson
2001 (Colorado/West) Mythmakers of the West by John Murray
2001 (Educational Non-Fiction/How-To and Advice) Fighting for Your Marriage by Howard Markman
2001 (Romance) My Dark Prince by Julia Ross (Jean Ross Ewing)
2001 (Science Fiction) Passage by Connie Willis
2001 (Mystery) Two O’Clock, Eastern Wartime by John Dunning
2002 Blood Diamonds by Greg Campbell
2002 (Colorado/West) Soul of Nowhere by Craig Childs
2002 (Mental Health/Counseling) Writing to Heal the Soul by Susan Zimmerman
2002 (Practical Living) Colorado Colore: A Palate of Tastes by Junior League of Denver
2002 (Reference) The Encyclopedia of the American Civil War by David & Jeanne Heidler
2002 (Mystery) The Shadow Dancer by Margaret Coel
2003 Under the Banner of Heaven by John Krakauer
2003 (Autobiography/Memoir) Monkey Dancing by Daniel Glick
2003 (Colorado/West) The Beast in the Garden by David Baron
2003 (Guide Book) Bats of the Rocky Mountain West by Rick Adams
2003 (Inspirational/Spirituality) Embracing the World by Jane. E. Vennard
2003 (Mental Health/Counseling) The Bully, the Bullied and the Bystander by Barbara Coloroso
2003 (Nature and Recreation) Shadowcasting: An Introduction to the Art of Fly Fishing
by John Dietsch and Gary Hubbell
2003 (Romance) A Piece of Heaven by Barbara Samuel
2003 (Mystery) Extreme Indifference by Stephanie Kane
2004 The Candy Men: The Rollicking Life and Times of the Notorious Novel CANDY by Nile Southern
2004 (Biography/Autobiography/Memoir) Halfbreed: The Remarkable True Story of George Bent
by David Fridtjof Halaas & Andrew E. Masich
2004 (Colorado/West) Boomtown Blues by Andrew Gulliford
2004 (Educational Non-Fiction/How-To and Advice) Xeriscape Colorado: The Complete Guide
by Connie Lockhart Ellefson & David Winger
2004 (History) Painting a New World: Mexican Art and Life, 1520-1821
by the Denver Art Museum, editors Donna Pierce, Rogelio Ruiz Gomar, Clara Bargellini
2004 (Mystery) Wife of Moon by Margaret Coel
2005 Wild at Heart: Town of Snowmass by Janis Lindsay Huggins
2005 (Creative Non-Fiction) The Guinness Book of Me by Steven Church
2005 (History) Blood Struggle: The Rise of Modern Indian Nations by Charles Wilkinson
2006 Walking Into Colorado's Past: 50 Front Range History Hikes,
written and photographed by Ben Fogelberg and Steve Grinstead
2006 (Creative Non-Fiction) Who are you people? A Personal Journey into the Heart of Fanatical Passion in
America by Shari Caudron
2006 (History) Your Death Would Be Mine: Paul and Marie Pireaud in the Great War by Martha Hanna
2007 Cruisin’ the Fossil Freeway by Kirk Johnson and illustrated by Ray Troll
2007 (Creative Non-Fiction) No Place Safe: A Family Memoir by Kim Reid
2007(History) The Life and Times of Richard Castro by Richard Gould

2001 Riverwalk by William Wylie
2002 Reclaiming the American West by Alan Berger
2003 Medal of Honor by Nick Del Calzo
2005 14,000 Feet: A Celebration of Colorado’s Highest Mountains by Walter Borneman,
photos by Todd Caudle
2006 Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park: Then & Now
by James H. Pickering and Carey Stevanus, photographs by Mic Clinger
2007 Prairie Thunder: The Nature of Colorado’s Great Plains by Dave Showalter

1991 Wandering Roots/From the Hothouse by Ma. Fatima Lim
1992 Hands of the Saddlemaker by Nicholas Samaras
1993 The Book of Medicines by Linda Hogan
1994 The Fever of Being by Luis Alberto Urrea
1995 Deep Red by Rawdon Tomlinson
1996 The Very Stuff by Stephen Beal
1997 Tattooed Woman by Carolyn Evans Campbell
1998 Letters from a Stranger by James Tipton
1999 In the Colorado Gold Fever Mountains by Robert Cooperman
2000 White City by Mark Irwin and Swan, What Shores by Veronica Patterson
2001 Colcha by Aaron Abeyta
2002 Never Summer by Chris Ransick AND Air Into Breath by Kathryn Winograd
2003 Shooting Script: Door of Fire by Bill Tremblay
2004 Bright Hunger by Mark Irwin
2005 Body Painting by Jane Hilberry
2006 The Prayers of Others by David Keplinger
2007 Ludlow by David Mason

Popular (Genre) Fiction
2002 A Winter Haunting by Dan Simmons
2003 Song of the Beast by Carol Berg
2005 Eye of the Wolf by Margaret Coel
2006 Iron Ties by Ann Parker
2007 The Girl With Braided Hair by Margaret Coel

Young Adult
1993 Beardance by Will Hobbs
1994 The Merlin Effect by T.A. Barron
1995 Parallel Journeys by Eleanor Ayer
1996 Far North by Will Hobbs
1997 Ghost Canoe by Will Hobbs
1998 Water at the Blue Earth by Anne Howard Creel
1999 Yukon Gold: The Story of the Klondike Gold Rush by Charlotte Foltz Jones
2000 The Seer and the Sword by Victoria Hanley
2001 Cloud: Wild Stallion of the Rockies by Ginger Kathrens
2002 Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi
2003 Meadow Lark by Mary Peace Finley
2004 Luna by Julie Anne Peters
2005 Click Here (To Find Out How I Survived the Seventh Grade) by Denise Vega
2006 What the Moon Saw by Laura Resau
2007 Red Glass by Laura Resau

Las Comadres' Book Picks 2009

Las Comadres' Book Picks
monthly hispanic book discussion group sponsored by Barnes & Noble (Borders?)

Sellers-Garcia, Sylvia. When the Ground Turns in Its Sleep (Las ComadresJan09)Zepeda, Zepeda, Gwendolyn. Houston, We Have a Problema (Las ComadresFeb09) -- Chick Lit
Martinez, Michele. Notorious (Las ComadresMar09) -- legal suspense w/Puerto Rican-American woman lawyer as US Attorney
Mora, Pat. Book Fiesta! (Las ComadresApr09) -- Picture book
Lopez, Josefina. Hungry Woman in Paris (Las ComadresMay09) Fun Chick Lit
Martinez, Jamie. Rogelia's House of Magic (Las ComadresJune09) Teen magical realism
Balmaseda, Liz. Sweet Mary (Las ComadresJuly09)
Hijuelos, Oscar. Dark Dude (Las ComadresAug09) Cubano teen Rico who looks "white" deals with prejudice in NYC & Wisconsin
Santiago, Fabiola. Reclaiming Paris (Las ComadresSept09)
Quintero, Sofia. The Arrangement (Las ComadresOct09)
Cobo, Leila. Tell Me Something True (Las ComadresNov09)
Arana, Marie. Lima Nights (Las ComadresDec09)

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

Monday, May 17, 2010

National Business Book Award 2010

Finalists have been named for the $20,000 National Business Book Award, honoring the author of an outstanding Canadian business-related book published in English or French. Quill & Quire reported that the shortlist includes:

Coal Black Heart: The Story of Coal and the Lives It Ruled by John DeMont
Gravity Shift: How Asia’s New Economic Powerhouses Will Shape the Twenty-First Century by Wendy Dobson
Laying It on the Line: Driving a Hard Bargain in Challenging Times by Buzz Hargrove
Manulife: How Dominic D’Alessandro Built a Global Giant and Fought to Save It by Rod McQueen
Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller: Oil and the End of Globalization by Jeff Rubin

The winner will be announced June 9 in Toronto.

Canadian Jewish Book Awards 2010

The winners of the 2010 Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Awards are:

Fiction: The Winterhouse by Robin McGrath
History: Coming of Age: A History of the Jewish People of Manitoba by Allan Levine
Holocaust Literature: Some Measure of Justice: The Holocaust Era Restitution Campaign of the 1990s by Michael R. Marrus
Youth Literature: Puppet by Eva Wiseman
Biography and Memoir: Save the Deli by David Sax
Jewish Thought and Culture: What the Furies Bring by Kenneth Sherman
Scholarship on a Jewish Subject: Jewish Public Culture in the Late Russian Empire by Jeffrey Veidlinger
Yiddish: Stingy Buzi and King Solomon by Goldie Sigal
Special Achievement Award: Howard Engel

Eric Hoffer Book Award 2004-2010

From Eric Hoffer Award accessed 5/17/10

The Eric Hoffer Award for short prose and books was established at the start of the 21st century as a means of opening a door to writing of significant merit. It honors the memory of the great American philosopher Eric Hoffer by highlighting salient writing, as well as the independent spirit of small publishers. The winning stories and essays are published in Best New Writing, and the book awards are covered in the US Review of Books.

The Prizes
Two grand prizes are awarded annually: one for short prose (i.e. fiction and creative nonfiction) and one for independent books from small, micro, and academic presses, as well as self-published books. Prizes include a $500 award for short prose and a $1,500 award for best independent book. In addition to the two main grand prize awards, various other honors and distinctions are given for both prose and books, including the Montaigne Medal and the da Vinci Eye. Submissions are accepted each year by nominating books and prose. The book deadline is January 21st. The prose deadline is March 31st.

Prior to 2007, the Eric Hoffer Award was called the Writers' Notes Award for short prose and independent books.

2010 Winner:
* The New Holy Wars: Economic Religion vs Environmental Religion in Contemporary America, Robert H. Nelson

2009 Winner:
* Maggots in my Sweet Potatoes: Women Doing Time, Susan Madden Lankford,

2008 Winner:
* Thought to Exist in the Wild, Derrick Jensen, Photographs by Karen Tweedy-Holmes

2007 Winner:
* A Woman at War: Marlene Dietrich Remembered, J. David Riva,

2010 Winner:
* The American Scene on Paper, Georgia Museum of Art

2009 Winner:
* The President's House, William Seale, White House Historical Association

2008 Winner:
* Scribal Culture and the Making of the Hebrew Bible, Karel van der Toorn,

2007 Winner:
* Under Kilimanjaro, Ernest Hemingway,

2010 Winner:
* Voices of the American West, Corinne Platt & Meredith Ogilby, Fulcrum Publishing

2009 Winner:
* Managing Thought, Mary J. Lore, Ferne Press

2008 Winner:
* Lasting Contribution, Tad Waddington, Agate B2 Books

2007 Winner:
* Diabetes, David Spero, New Society Publishers

2010 Winner:
* A Democracy of Ghosts, John Griswold, Wordcraft of Oregon

2009 Winner:
* Tai Chi Dynamics, Robert Chuckrow, Ph.D, YMAA Publication Center, Inc.

2008 Winner:
* Clown Girl, Monica Drake, Hawthorne Books

2007 Winner:
* Greene's Summer, Thomas E. Kennedy, Wynkin De Worde

2010 Winner:
* A Tale of a Business Failure, John D. Davis, Danbury Publishing

2009 Winner:
* Gattorno, Sean M. Poole, Arte al Dia

2008 Winner:
* Thinking Organized for Parents and Children, Rhona M. Gordon, Thinking Organized Press

2007 Winner:
* The Lewis & Clark Trail American Landscapes, Richard Mack, Quiet Light Publishing

* A Journey Through Literary America, Thomas R. Hummel, photographs by Tamra L. Dempsey
1st Runner-Up:
* Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Richard Mack, Quiet Light Publishing
Honorable Mentions:
* The Granite Avatars of Patagonia, Tom Reed, Wild Coast Media
* Great Possibilities, Ronald E. Ostman & Harry Littel, Six Mile Creek Press
* Strength & Compassion, Eric Greitens, Leading Authorities Press
* Travelin' Man, Tom Weschler & Gary Graff, Wayne State University Press
* Uprising! Woody Crumbo's Indian Art, Robert Perry, Chickasaw Press

* All the Saints of the City of the Angels, J. Michael Walker, Heyday Books
1st Runner-Up:
* Art in the White House, William Kloss, White House Historical Association
Honorable Mentions:
* Klan Rally, James R. Holland, A Bit of Boston Books
* Wild Hoofbeats, Carol Walker, Painted Hills Publishing
* Why We Look at Art, What Happens When We Do, Sherry Cohn, Dog Ear Publishing
* The Peace: A History in Photographs, Donald A. Pettit, Peace Photographics, Inc.
* Sending Flowers to America, Peggi Ridgway & Jan Works, American Florists' Exchange

* In New Mexico Light, Douglas Kent Hall, Museum of New Mexico
1st Runner-Up:
* Designs on the Heart, Karal Ann Marling, Harvard University Press
Honorable Mentions:
* Orleans Embrace, T.J.Fisher, Morgana Press
* Connecting the Dots, Wayne State University Press
* Migrant Artifacts, Michael Hyatt, Great Circle Books
* Holocaust Survivors of South Jersey, Maryann McLoughlin, ComteQ Publishing

* The Amazing Faith of Texas, Roy Spence, Idea City Press
1st Runner-Up:
* A Photo Tour of Las Vegas, Andrew Hudson, Photo Tour Books
Honorable Mentions:
* On the Altar of Greece, Donna J. Gelagotis Lee, Gival Press
* The Glorious Mushroom, Frank Spinelli, Catskill Press
* Balancing the Tides: A Newport Journal, Issue 2, Many Birches Press

* Our National Parks and Wildlife Refuges, Jim Jamieson, ImageStream Press
1st Runner-Up:
* Renata and other Poems, Renata Pallottini, Host Publications
Honorable Mentions:
* Abstract Painting, Vicky Perry, Watson Guphill
* Poetic Voices Without Borders, Robert L. Giron, Gival Press
* Treehouse Chronicles, S. Peter Lewis, TMC Books

* Ireland: Standing Stones to Stormont, Tom Quinn Kumpf, Devenish Press
1st Runner-Up:
* Eyes of the Nation, Vincent Virga and the Curators of the Library of Congress with Alan Brinkley
Honorable Mentions:
* American Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s, An Illustrated Survey, Ed. Marika Herskovic
* The Relativity Riot, Gam Klutier, Ruder Finn Press
* Mary McFadden, Mary McFadden & Rita Saliklis, Bunker Hill Publishing
* Secret Stories in the Art of the Northwest Indian, Oscar Newman (Bounding Warrior)

* The Art of the Russian Matryoshka, Rett Ertl & Rick Hibberd, Vernissage Press
1st Runner-Up:
* Spirit & Creator, Nova Hall, ATN Safe Goods Publishing
Honorable Mentions:
* Abecedarium Anomalous, Ruth Keil Posselt & Jason Posselt, RoothBooks Intl.
* Romancing the Rain, Stephen & Marlo Kirkpatrick, The Marvelous Works
* Temptations for a Juvenile Delinquent, Sky Gilbert, ECW Press

* Black Tupelo Country, Doug Ramspeck, BkMk Press
1st Runner-Up:
* Necessary Turns, Liz Abrams-Morley, Word Press
Honorable Mentions:
* The Heart's Traffic, Ching-In Chen, Red Hen Press
* That Blue Repair, Joan Hutton Landis, Penstroke Press
* Then, Something, Patricia Fargnoli, Tupelo Press
* Voyeur, Rich Murphy, Gival Press

* Blues and Bliss, Jon Paul Fiorentino (editor), Wilfrid Laurier Press
1st Runner-Up:
* Primera Pagina, Latino Writers Collective, Scapegoat Press
Honorable Mentions:
* The Baseball Field at Night, Patricia Goedicke, Lost Horse Press
* Tough Boy Sonatas, Curtis L. Crisler, Boyds Mills Press
* Lightning and Ashes, John Guzlowski, Steel Toe Books

* Dismal Rock, Davis McCombs, Tupelo Press
1st Runner-Up:
* Twenty Poems to Nourish Your Soul, selected by Judith Valente & Charles Reynard, Loyola Press
Honorable Mentions:
* Toward Any Darkness, Rick Mulkey, Word Press
* The Origin of the Milky Way, Barbara Louise Ungar, Gival Press
* Head Trauma, Gary David Johnson, iUniverse

2007 - 2004
* Prior to 2008, Poetry was awarded in the Art category.

* The Prostitutes of Post Office Street, Frank F Carden, Sol Books
1st Runner-Up:
* The Love Ceiling, Jean Davies Okimoto, Endicott and Hugh Books
Honorable Mentions:
* Flyer Beware, Adrianne Aron, iUniverse
* Strays, Jeanne Webster, Dupuis North
* He is Legend, Christopher Conlon (editor), Gauntlet Press
* Gravity Fiction, Scott Geisel (editor), CreateSpace
* Fiction: A Novel, Ara 13, CovingtonMoore

* The Demise of Luleta Jones, Mark Allen Boone, Blacksmith Books
1st Runner-Up:
* Dutch Clarke: The War Years, Brian D. Ratty, AuthorHouse
Honorable Mentions:
* Dragons and Garden Peas, Burt Jacoby, iUniverse
* The Fire and the Light, Glen Craney, Brigid's Fire Press
* Hide Your Life Away, Carol Little, Meanwhile Studios
* The Love Song of Monkey, Michael S. A. Graziano, Leapfrog Press
* Katherine's Wish, Linda Lappin, Wordcraft of Oregon
* Love Letters From A Fat Man, Naomi Benaron, BkMk Press

* Migration Patterns, Gary Schanbacher, Fulcrum Publishing
1st Runner-Up:
* The Faithful Lover, Massimo Bontempelli, Host Publications
Honorable Mentions:
* Endings, Barbara Bergin, Sunstone Press
* The Pict, Jack Dixon, iUniverse
* The River, By Moonlight, Camille Marchetta, VBW Publishing

* A Man of His Village, Tanyo Ravicz, iUniverse
1st Runner-Up:
* Dasnish Fall, Thomas E. Kennedy, Wynkin De Worde
Honorable Mentions:
* My Half of the Sky, Jana McBurney-Lin, Komenar Publishing
* Dancing Backwards in Paradise, Vera Jane Cook, iUniverse
* To Love Mercy, Frank S. Joseph, Mid-Atlantic Highlands
* The Anvil Stone, Kathleen Cunningham Guler, Bardsong Press

* In the Ruins, Jean D. Minton, iUniverse
1st Runner-Up:
* Money Shot, Brian Rouff, Hardway Press
Honorable Mentions:
* Blackbelly, Heather Sharfeddin, Bridge Works Publishing Co.
* Losing Patience, Joyce Faulkner, Red Engine Press
* The Discontinuity of Small Things, Kevin Haworth, Quality Words in Print
* Beyond the Cayenne Wall, Shaila Abdullah, iUniverse
* The Chinese Laundry, Robert B. Boeder, Old Mountain Press

* Sing of the High Country, Jonathan Adam DeCoteau, Publish America
1st Runner-Up:
* O’Sullivan’s Odyssey, Rick Spier, MoonDonkey Press
Honorable Mentions:
* Waiting for White Horses, Nathan Jorgenson, Flat Rock Publishing
* Subversion of Trust, William T. Close, Meadowlark Springs Productions
* The Shot from the Mountain: An Appalachian Odyssey, Claude S. Phillips, The Priscilla Press

* A Portable Chaos, E.M. Schorb, 1st Books Library
1st Runner-Up:
* The Contortionist's Handbook, Craig Clevenger, MacAdam/Cage
Honorable Mentions:
* Anthropology of An American Girl, Hilary T. Hamann, Vernacular Press
* Elvis and the Blue Moon Conspiracy, Mark McGinty, Beaver's Pond Press, Inc.
* India Fortunes, Gary Worthington, Time Bridges Publishers
* May Not Appear Exactly As Shown, Gordon Leenders, ECW Press

* Cold Case in Ellyson, Susan Anderson, Createspace
1st Runner-Up:
* Quiet Teacher, Arthur Rosenfeld, YMAA Publication Center
Honorable Mentions:
* Elo'esh, Kaylea May, iUniverse
* The Burden of Truth, Lois Lewandowski, iUniverse
* Grave Passage, William Doonan, The Glencannon Press
* Rage Against the Dying Light, Jan Surasky, Sandalwood Press

* The Aristotle Quest, Sharon Raye, Parmenides Publishing
1st Runner-Up:
* Whistleblower, Richard Hicks, Xlibris
Honorable Mentions:
* Eyes of the World, Rob Palmer, Dorchester/Leisure
* The Spirit of Antoinette, Michael Ramseur, ARTSHIPpublishing
* The Eden Proposition, Kurt Dahl, Booksurge
* Project June Bug, Jackie Minniti, iUniverse
* River Bones, Mary Deal, iUniverse
* The Wandering Heart, Mary Malloy, Leapfrog Press

* Discipline, Paco Ahlgren, Greenleaf Book Group
1st Runner-Up:
* Don't You Marry the Mormon Boys, Janet Kay Jensen, Bonneville Books
Honorable Mentions:
* Who Killed Callaway, John Rhodes, iUniverse
* The Fatal Heir, Lois Lewandowski, iUniverse
* The Hellish Vortex between Breakfast and Dinner, Brigadier General Richard M. Baughn USAF,
* Body Count: A Killer Collection, Darrell James, iUniverse
* Random Sample: An Uncertain Suicide, Andrew Greenwood, Booksurge

* The Lagarto Stone, Gordon N. McIntosh, iUniverse
1st Runner-Up:
* No Time to Hide, Rob Palmer, Leisure Books
Honorable Mentions:
* Where Rivers Meet, Barbara Mac Kinnon, Beavers Pond Press
* The Chase, Jan Neuharth, Paper Chase Farms
* In the Light of the Passing (Book 1) & Brinda's Promise (Book 2), K.C.Berg
* Diamond Deception, Skinner, Activus Publishing

* All Shook Up, Mike Harrison, ECW Press
1st Runner-Up:
* An Interlude in Dreamland, Alan Robbins, iUniverse
Honorable Mentions:
* Teeth in a Pickle Jar, H.B. Milligan, Hand-in-Hand Publishing
* Phase One After Zero, Vladimir Chernozemsky, Triumvirate Press

* The Copper Trader, Bill Abler, iUniverse
1st Runner-Up:
* Raw Deal, Rick Gadziola, ECW Press
Honorable Mentions:
* Deadmistress, Carole B. Shmurak, Sterling House
* The White Rose of Scotland, Audrey McClellan, Beaver's Pond Press
* The Tels, Paul Black, Novel Instincts
* Ebola, William T. Close, Meadowlark Springs Productions

* The Nature of the Beast, Burton Hersh, Tree Farm Press
1st Runner-Up:
* Dear Heart, How Like You This, Wendy J. Dunn, Metropolis Ink
Honorable Mentions:
* Merlin the Sorcerer, William P. Burch, Taylor-Madison Publishing, Inc.
* Andros Draws The Line, Bruce Edwards, Lean Press
* Addie Fay and Old Yellow Streak, Whitt McDonald, Denlinger Publishing, Ltd

* Chippy Chipmunk Parties in the Garden, Kathy M. Miller, Celtic Sunrise
1st Runner-Up:
* Mister Rabbit's Wish, Colleen Monroe, Mitten Press
Honorable Mentions:
* Through Endangered Eyes, Rachel Allen Dillon, Windward Publishing
* Nicholas, That's Ridiculous, Christa Carpenter, Caballo Books
* Catty Wompus, Julie Howe, New Year Publishing

* Butt Ugly, Lynn Montgomery, Zuzu Petals
1st Runner-Up:
* The Little Man in the Map, E. Andrew Martonyi, Schoolside Press
Honorable Mentions:
* Willow, Rosemarie Brennan & Denise Brennan-Nelson, Sleeping Bear Press
* There's A Kid Under My Bed, Lisa Funari-Willever, Franklin Mason Press
* Roonie B. Moonie: Lost and Alone, Janan Cain, Illumination Arts Publishing

* Priscilla McDoodleNut DoodleMcMae Asks Why?, Janet Mary Sinke
1st Runner-Up:
* First Snow in the Woods, Carl R. Sams II & Jean Stoick, Carl R. Sams II Photography
Honorable Mentions:
* Eddie Spaghetti and Grandma Baretti, Tricia Bond, Booksurge
* Marcello the Movie Mouse, Liz Hickinson & Kathryn Otoshi, KO Kids Books
* Tic Talk: Living with Tourette Syndrome, Dylan Peters, Little Five Star

* I Saw It in the Garden, Martin Brennan, illustrated by Michael Glenn Monroe, Mitten Press
1st Runner-Up:
* Red Knot: A Shorebird's Incredible Journey, Nancy Carol Willis, Birdsong Books
Honorable Mentions:
* Peace and Pancakes, Anne M. Picard, Beaver's Pond Press
* I Can Do It! Piano Book, Christine Bemko Kril, illustrated by Patricia Carmody, Kāpok Press
* Freckles and the Great Beach Rescue, Ellen Bryant Lloyd, illustrated by Carol Schwartz
* Much, Much Better, Chaim Kosofsky, illustrated by Jessica Schiffman, Hachai Publishing

* Winter's Gift, Jane Monroe Donovan, Sleeping Bear Press
1st Runner-Up:
* Zoe's Good-Bye, Mary Schlangen, Beaver's Pond Press
Honorable Mentions:
* Lost in the Woods, Carl R. Sams II & Jean Stoick, Sams & Stoick
* Someday Is Not a Day of the Week, Denise Brennan-Nelson, Sleeping Bear Press
* America's White Table, Margot Theis Raven, Sleeping Bear Press

* A is for Ark, Colleen & Michael Glenn Monroe, Storytime Press
1st Runner-Up:
* Nantu and Auju, Alejandro Taish Mayaprua, Arutam Press
Honorable Mentions:
* Color, Color, Where Are You, Color?, Mary Koski, Illustrated by Janeen Mason
* Adventures of Riley Safari in South Africa, Amanda Lumry & Laura Hurwitz
* Who's Not Asleep, Shirley Hillard, Mamoo House

* Hildegarde and the Great Green Shirt Factory, Ravay Snow, Snowbound Press
1st Runner-Up:
* Sweet Dreams Douglas, Regan Dunnick, The Junior League of Houston, Inc.
Honorable Mentions:
* Let's Make-Believe, P. Taylor Copeland, Grammy Time Books
* My Dad, Everyone's Soldier, Tiera Rozman, Beaver's Pond Press, Inc
* Tobin Learns to Make Friends, Diane Murrell, Future Horizons, Inc.

* Running on Dreams, Herb Heiman, Autism Asperger Publishing
1st Runner-Up:
* Sunflower, Diane O. DesRochers, Fiction Publishing
Honorable Mentions:
* There Are No Words, Mary Calhoun Brown, Lucky Press
* Enjoy Your Money!, J. Steve Miller, Wisdom Creek Press
* Choices, Kate Buckley, Book Publishers Network
* Wintering, William Durbin, Raven Productions

* Eclipsed by Shadow, John Royce, Micron Press
1st Runner-Up:
* A Cord of Three Strands, Holly Moulder, White Pelican Press
Honorable Mentions:
* Narwhal, Margaret Gill, iUniverse
* Path to Punishment, Jeanette E. Alsheimer & Patricia J. Friedle
* The Throwaway Piece, JoAnn Yolanda Hernandez, Arte Publico Press
* Women Astronomers, Mabel Armstrong, Stone Pine Press

* Runt the Hunted, Daniel Schwabauer, Clear Water Press
1st Runner-Up:
* Reggie & Ryssa and the Summer Camp of Faery, Bo Savino, Aisling Press
Honorable Mentions:
* Zan-Gah: A Prehistoric Adventure, Allan Richard Shickman, Earthshaker Books
* PIP, Jane Harmon, Trafford
* How Mohammed Saved Miss Liberty, M. S. Holm, Great West Publishing

* The Fire and the Light, Tracy A. Akers, Ruadora Publishing
1st Runner-Up:
* Fergus the Soccer-Playing Colt, Dan Peterson, Raven Publishing
Honorable Mentions:
* A Dog Called Leka, Willard Manus, Viveca Smith Publishing
* Danny's Dragon: A Story of Wartime Loss, Janet Muirhead Hill, Raven Publishing

* Mr.Touchdown, Lyda Phillips, iUniverse
1st Runner-Up:
* Firebelly, J.C. Michaels, Philograph
Honorable Mentions:
* Tina Springs into Summer/Tina se lanza al verana, Teresa Bevin, Gival Press
* Vocabulary Accelerator 01, Keith London & Rebecca Osleeb, Defined Mind, Inc.
* Nothing Held Back, Keren Taylor, WriteGirl Publications

* The Peacock’s Stone, Faith Richardson, Fox Song Books
1st Runner-Up:
* Starlight Comes Home, Janet Muirhead Hill, Raven Publishing, Inc.
Honorable Mentions:
* Saving Our Teen Drivers Using Aviation Safety Skills on the Roadways, John H. Loughry, Seminee Publishing
* The Town on Rambling Creek, Carroll Thomas, Smith and Kraus

* The Thirsty Horse of Mongolia, Anthony Sansom, Thirsty Horse, LLC
1st Runner-Up:
* Iraq, 2003, Nancy Poffenberger & Val Gottesman, Fun Publishing Co.
Honorable Mentions:
* Miranda and Starlight, Janet Muirhead Hill, Raven Publishing of Montana
* Monday Redux, Robert Favole, Flywheel Publishing
* Countdown to College: 21 'To Do' Lists for High School, Valerie Pierce & Cheryl Rilly

* Beyond UFOs, Jeffrey Bennett, Princeton University Press
1st Runner-Up:
* Ninety-Five, No Voice Unheard
Honorable Mentions:
* The Tattooed Lady, Amelia Klem Osterud, Fulcrum Publishing
* Laogai, Nan Richardson & Nicole Kempton (editors), Umbrage Editions
* 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go, Susan Van Allen, Travelers' Tales

* The New Nuns, Amy L. Koehlinger, Harvard University Press
1st Runner-Up:
* Redemption, Nathan J. Windgrad, Almaden Books
Honorable Mentions:
* Days Like Floating Water, Susan E. McKee, Oak Leaf Impressions Press
* Loneliness as a Way of Life, Thomas Dunn, Harvard University Press
* The Untold Story of Joe Hernandez, Rudolph Alvarado, Caballo Press of Ann Arbor

* Reflections in a Critical Eye, Jan Whitt, University Press of America
1st Runner-Up:
* Their Other Side, Helen Barolini, Fordham University Press
Honorable Mentions:
* The Window Shop: Safe Harbor for Refugees, Ellen Miller, iUniverse
* The Gift of Hope, Ellyn Sanna, Harding House Publishing
* Hope for Children in Poverty, edited by Ronald J. Sider & Heidi Unruh, Judson Press
* Chic Ironic Bitterness, R. Jay Magill, University of Michigan Press
* We Came in Peace for All Mankind, Tahir Rahman, Leathers Publishing

* Face to Face with Katrina Survivors, Lemuel A. Moyé, Open Hand Publishing
1st Runner-Up:
* In Search of the Lost Feminine, Craig S. Banres, Fulcrum Publishing
Honorable Mentions:
* The World We Used to Live In, Vine DeLoria Jr., Fulcrum Publishing
* History on the Road, Marcella Croce & Moira F. Harris, Pogo Press
* Afloat Again, Adrift, Andrew Keith, Aliform Publishing

* My Second University, Stanciu Stroia with Dan L. Dusleag, iUniverse
1st Runner-Up:
* Restless Tribes, Stephen Ausherman, Central Ave Press
Honorable Mentions:
* Power Politics, Medieval, and Constant Evil, Leonard Smith, iUniverse
* Where Will the Atheists Pray? Life and Laughter in Israel, William Louis Finn, Ruder Finn Press
* The Emergency Teacher, Christina Asquith, West Parley Press
* When Elephants Fly, Carol Batrus, Fulcrum Publishing

* Whirlwind, Doug Smith, Blue Eagle Publishing
1st Runner-Up:
* No Paltry Thing, Larry L. Meyer, Calafia Press
Honorable Mentions:
* People Farm, Steve Susoyev, Moving Finger Press
* Conservatives are from Mars (Liberals are from San Francisco), Burt Prelutsky
* Lighthouse Island, Bill Baker, Ruder Finn Press
* Dying In Vein, Photos by Kathy Seward MacKay, Text by Stacy Milbouer, Hollis Publishing Company

* Best Damn Garage in Town, Smokey Yunick, Carbon Press, LLC
1st Runner-Up:
* University of Psychogenic Fugue, Tye R. Farrell & Jeffrey Morrow, Meteorite Press
Honorable Mentions:
* New Leadership into the 21st Century, Yahya ibn Shabazz, Xlibris
* The Smoke Week: Sept. 11-21, 2001, Ellis Avery, Gival Press
* War Stories, Harold Evans, Bunker Hill Publishing

* Mother California, Kenneth E. Hartman, Atlas & Co.
1st Runner-Up:
* Short White Coat, James A. Feinstein MD, iUniverse
Honorable Mentions:
* Kipling's Cat, Anne Cabot Wyman, Protean Press
* Bipolar Bare, Carlton Davis, Create Space
* The Daughter of L'arsenal, Jacqueline Regis, Sterling House
* More Than Little Professors, Lisa Barrett Mann, Autism Asperger Publishing

* Kafka Comes to America, Steven T. Wax, Other Press
1st Runner-Up:
* Rock Me on the Water, Renny Russell, Animist Press
Honorable Mentions:
* Buffalo Gal: A Memoir, Laura Pederson, Fulcrum Publishing
* A Persistent Peace: One Man's Struggle for a Nonviolent World, John Dear, S.J., Loyola Press
* Farm Friends, Tom Fels, Chelsea Green Publishing

* Crossing the Sands, Ariane Audouin-Dubreuil, Dalton Watson Fine Books
1st Runner-Up:
* Turning White, Lee Thomas, Momentum Books
Honorable Mentions:
* Time of Grace, Ken Lamberton, University of Arizona Press
* Postcards from Heartthrob Town, Gerard Wozek
* Plaintiff Blues, Judith Pearson, Lake Vermilion Publishing
* Adventures in the Ditch, Jon Coile, iUniverse

2007 - 2004
* Prior to 2008, Memoir was awarded in the Culture category.

* 301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions, Vicky Oliver, Sourcebooks
1st Runner-Up:
* Going Above and Beyond, Katharine C. Giovanni, NewRoad Publishing
Honorable Mentions:
* Black Markets and Business Blues, Yvan Allaire & Michaela Firsirotu, FI Press
* Ownership Spirit, Dennis R. Deaton, Quma Learning Systems

* Some Assembly Required, Marny Lifshen & Thom Singer, New Year Publishing
1st Runner-Up:
* Stand Out When You Stand Up, Barbara Busey, Presentation Dynamics
Honorable Mentions:
* No More Rotten Eggs, Debra Thompson and Bill Greif, TG Publishing
* FabJob Guide to Become a Life Coach, Brenna Pearce and Allan M. Heller, FabJob
* FabJob Guide to Become a Motivational Speaker, Tag Goulet, FabJob
* FabJob Guide to Become a Wedding Planner, Catherine Goulet, Jan L. Riddell, and Tag Goulet, FabJob

* Spiritual Capitalism, Peter Ressler & Monika Mitchell Ressler, Chilmark Books
1st Runner-Up:
* Listen Up!, Eunice Le May & Jane Schwamberger, Papilio Publishing
Honorable Mentions:
* The Complete Guide to E-Mail Marketing, Bruce C. Brown, Atlantic Publishing
* The First Steps to Becoming a Real Estate Agent , Henry D. "Hank" Myers, iUniverse
* Basic Accounting, Vol 1 & 2, Gregory Mostyn, Worthy & James Publishing

* The Professional Caterer’s Handbook, Lora Arduser and Douglas Robert Brown
1st Runner-Up:
* Vital Integrities, George Brymer, All Square
Honorable Mentions:
* How to Open a Financially Successful Pizza & Sub Restaurant, Shri L. Henkel &amp
* Churchill’s Adaptive Enterprise, Mark Kozak-Holland, Multi-Media Publications
* The Complete Guide to Successful Event Planning, Shannon Kilkenny

* Interview Fitness Training, Carole Martin, Interview Publishing
1st Runner-Up:
* For the Love of Money, Shannon K. Nash, iUniverse
Honorable Mentions:
* Estate Planning Success for Women, Professor Lynne Marie Kohm & Attorney Mark James
* Estate Planning Success for Business Owners, Attorney Mark James & ProfessorJames Bechtel
* Questions and Answers on Life Insurance, Anthony Steuer, iUniverse
* 101 Tax Savings Ideas: Seventh Edition, Julie Welch & Randy Gardner

* The PayPal Wars, Eric M. Jackson, World Ahead Publishing
1st Runner-Up:
* Starting Something, Wayne McVicker, Ravel Media
Honorable Mentions:
* How to Get a Job in Europe, Cheryl Matherly & Robert Sanborn, Planning Communications
* Show Me the Numbers, Stephen Few, Analytic Press
* An Act of Love, David J. Herbeck, Beaver’s Pond Press
* Listening Leaders, Lyman K. Steil & Richard K. Bommelje, Beaver’s Pond Press

* The Gatehouse, Craig Elkins, Beaver's Pond Press, Inc
1st Runner-Up:
* Breakthrough, William Mills, Beaver's Pond Press, Inc
Honorable Mentions:
* Hall Career Choice Inventory, L.G. Hall, Scholastic Testing Service
* Never Be Boring Again, Doug Stevenson, Cornelia Press

* Finding Out, Deborah Meem, Michelle Gibson, & Jonathan Alexander, Sage
1st Runner-Up:
* Encounters, Nancy Keeney Forster, Windshadow Press
Honorable Mentions:
* Man on the Move, Peter Rowlands, iUniverse
* Understanding Global Cultures, Martin Gannon & Rajnandini Pillai, Sage
* The Book Collector's Guide to L. Frank Baum and Oz, Paul R. Bienvenue, March Hare Books
* How the West Was Warmed, Beth Conover, Fulcrum Publishing

* Great Peacemakers, Ken Beller and Heather Chase, LTS Press
1st Runner-Up:
* Eat Smart in Sicily, Know the Market Foods, & Embark on a Tasting Adventure
Honorable Mentions:
* 20 Things You Must Know to Write a Great Screenplay, Rick Reichman, Central Ave Press
* The Enduring Journey of the USS Chesapeake, Chris Dickon, The History Press
* Energy, Transportation, & the Environment

* The Roman Triumph, Mary Beard, Belknap Press
1st Runner-Up:
* Fred Jones Tools for Teaching, Fredric H. Jones, Federic H. Jones & Associate
Honorable Mentions:
* The Uncertain Revolution, John T. Cunnigham, Down the Shore Publishing
* The Death of Socrates, Emily Wilson, Harvard University Press
* The New York City Motorist's Parking Survival Guide, Louis Camporeale, Parking Pal, Inc.
* The Complete Guide to Planning Your Estate, Sandy Baker, Atlantic Publishing Company

* The Cork Jester’s Guide to Wine, Jennifer Rosen, Clerisy Press
1st Runner-Up:
* Loosening Corsets, A. Louise Staman, Tiger Iron Press
Honorable Mentions:
* Unlocking the Genius Within: Neurobiological Trauma, Teaching and Transformative Learning, Daniel S. Janik, MD, Rowan and Littlefield Education
* How to Choose the Best English Language School, D.S. Janik and Joel Weaver, Author House
* People vs. Profit, International Publishers

* Into the Unknown, Susan E.B. Schwartz, iUniverse
1st Runner-Up:
* How Do I Teach This Kid?, Kimberly A. Henry, Future Horizons, Inc.
Honorable Mentions:
* Alan J. Pakula: His Films and His Life, Jared Brown, Backstage Books
* A Blacksmithing Primer, Randy McDaniel, Hobar Publications
* Sallie Mae: How to Pay for College, Gen & Kelly Tanabe, SuperCollege
* Devastation on the Delaware, Mary A. Shafer, Word Forge Books

* The Illustrated To Think Like God, Arnold Hermann, Parmenides Publishing
1st Runner-Up:
* Surviving Healthcare, Pamela Armstrong, Chestnut Ridge Books
Honorable Mentions:
* Gymnastics Level 3 Coaches Certification Manual, Rita Brown, RJC Publishing
* Exploring America’s Highways, Michael Heim, T.O.N.E. Publishing
* Spelling Dearest, Niall McLeod Waldman, What The Dickens Press

* The Slate Roof Bible, Joseph Jenkins, Jenkins Publishing Co.
1st Runner-Up:
* Restaurant Manager's Handbook, Douglas R. Brown, Atlantic Publishing Group
Honorable Mentions:
* Rugg's Recommendations on the Colleges, Frederick E. Rugg, Rugg's Recommendations, Inc.
* The Second Coming of Jesus the Messiah, E. Keith Howick, WindRiver Publishing, Inc.
* Venice In Context, Robert Wayne, Independent International

* Herbal Cookery, The St. Louis Herb Society, Favorite Recipies Press
1st Runner-Up:
* Greening Your Family, Lindsey Carmichael, Peter E. Randall Publisher
Honorable Mentions:
* Under the Fig Leaf, Sherri P. Lee, Favorite Recipies Press
* Parenting without Stress, Marvin Marshall, Piper Press
* Getting Over It, Len Stauffenger, MacKenzie Publishing
* Rain Gardening in the South, Helen Kraus & Anne Spafford, Eno Publishers

* Tropical & Garden Flower Identification, Graeme Teague, 18 Rabbit Press
1st Runner-Up:
* A Thyme to Entertain, Junior League of Annapolis, Favorite Recipes Press
Honorable Mentions:
* Peace Meals, The Junior League of Houston, The Junior League of Houston
* The Floor is Not an Option, Sheila G. McCurdy, Sheila G. McCurdy
* Wear Clean Underwear, Alexis Martin Neely, Morgan James Publishing
* Discipline without Distress, Judy Arnall, Professional Parenting Canada
* California Mosaic, Junior League of Pasadena, Favorite Recipes Press

* Celebrate… Italian Style, Jacqueline Miconi, AuthorHouse
1st Runner-Up:
* 301 Simple Things You Can Do To Sell Your Home now..., Teri B. Clark, Atlantic Publishing
Honorable Mentions:
* Tastes & Treasures, Historical League, Favorite Recipes Press
* The Complete Pool Manual for Homeowners and Professionals, Dan Hardy, Atlantic Publishing
* Help-I Gotta Cook!, Ed Dugan, Booksurge

* Tables of Content, The Junior League of Birmingham, Alabama, Favorite Recipes Press
1st Runner-Up:
* Your Green Home, Alex Wilson, New Society Publishers
Honorable Mentions:
* Deer in My Garden, Volume 1, Carolyn Singer, Garden Wisdom
* Nurturing Nuggets for Dementia Caregivers, Susan Lanza, LNHA, Button Berry Books
* Something to Talk About, The Junior League of Lafayette, Louisiana, Favorite Recipes Press

* Mastering Marriage, Charlie Michaels & Mike Brown, Mastering LifeSkills Inc.
1st Runner-Up:
* Homeschooling More Than One Child, Carren W. Joye, iUniverse
Honorable Mentions:
* Defeating the Child Obesity Epidemic, Dr. Carolyn Ashworth, PSB Books
* Secret Recipes from the Corner Market, Carol Ann Kates, Penny Lane Press
* The Ebay Home Makeover, Alyssa Ettinger, Watson Guphill

* Roux to Do, The Junior League of Greater Covington, Favorite Recipes Press
1st Runner-Up:
* Anger Management for Children, Ida Green, Ph.D., PSI Publishers
Honorable Mentions:
* Raising Topsy-Turvy Kids, Alexandra Shires Golon, DeLeon Publishing
* Beach Appetit, The Junior League of the Emerald Coast, Favorite Recipes Press
* Honest to Goodness, The Junior League Springfield Illinois, Favorite Recipes Press

* Mystery of Color, Rosemary Sadez Friedmann, L&M Publications
1st Runner-Up:
* The Floor is Not an Option, Sheila G. McCurdy, Clutter Stop
Honorable Mentions:
* Pants for Real People, Pati Palmer & Marta Alto, Palmer/Pletsch
* Cooking Around the Calendar with Kids, Amy Houts, Snaptail Press

* The Happy Body, Aniela & Jerzy Gregorek, Jurania Press
1st Runner-Up:
* The Art of Hojo Undo, Michael Clarke, YMAA Publication Center
Honorable Mentions:
* The Complete Guide to Autism Treatments, Sabrina Freeman, Skf Books
* Yoga for Movement Disorders, Renee LeVerrier, Merit Publishing International
* Soul-Hearted Partnership, Debra Reble, Ph.D., HeartPaths Media
* The Miracle of Bio-Identical Hormones, Michael E. Platt, M.D., Clancy Lane Publishing

* White Coat Wisdom, Stephen J. Busalacchi, Apollo's Voice, LLC
1st Runner-Up:
* Secrets from the Sofa: A Psychologist's Guide to Achieving Personal Peace, Dr. Kenneth Herman
Honorable Mentions:
* DIY Baby! Your Essential Pregnancy Handbook, Shelley S. Binkley, iUniverse
* Bring Yourself to Love, Mona Barbera, Dos Monos Press
* Creating a Healing Society, Susan Lawrence, Elite Books

* A Life Unburdened, Richard Morris, New Trends Publishing
1st Runner-Up:
* Living Consciously, Dying Gracefully, Nancy Manahan & Becky Bohan, Beaver's Pond Press
Honorable Mentions:
* Avoiding Cancer One Day at a Time, Lynne Eldridge & David Borgeson, Beaver's Pond Press
* Shedding Light on Genetically Engineered Food, Beth H. Harrison, iUniverse
* Saving Millie, Tina Kotulski, Extraordinary Voices Press
* Every Woman's Guide to Diabetes, Stephanie A. Eisenstat, Harvard University Press

2007 - 2004
* Prior to 2008, Health was awarded in the Self-Help category.

* The New Path, Swami Kriyananda, Crystal Clarity Publishers
1st Runner-Up:
* Sam English, Ann Dallman, Sam English Art
Honorable Mentions:
* Searching for Soul: A Survivor's Guide, Bobbe Tyler, Swallow Press
* Blessed is She, Nanette J. Davis, House of Harmony Press
* Who Stole My Soul, Vishwa Prakash, Synergy Books
* The Legacy of Beezer and Boomer, Doug Koktavy, B Brothers Press
* As Easy as Breathing, Margaret Dubay Mikus, iUniverse

* Pursuit of Light: An Extraordinary Journey, Sandy Brewer, Peach Tree House
1st Runner-Up:
* Transcendent Dreaming, Christina Donnell, Ph.D., Winds of Change Books
Honorable Mentions:
* A Beachcomber's Odyssey, S. Deacon Ritterbush, Ritz Dotter Publishers
* In Search of the Miraculous, Eliza Mada Dalian, Expanding Universe Publishing
* Leaving Fundamentalism, G.Elijah Dann (editor), Wilfrid Laurier Press
* The Living Buddha, Daisaku Ikeda, Middleway Press

* How Big Is Your God, Paul Coutinho, S.J., Loyola Press
1st Runner-Up:
* Tarot for the New Aeon, P.C. Tarantino, Alternative Insights Publishing
Honorable Mentions:
* Courageous Souls, Robert Schwartz, Whispering Winds Press
* The Wisdom of Yawdy Rum, Micheal Lane, Expert Publishing
* Halfway Across the River, Annette Childs, The Wandering Feather Press
* Paradise Now!, Laura M. Roy, LiteSoul Publishing
* Burying the Secret, Carol Rutter, Babbling Books

* What To Do Before & After Someone Dies, Judith Lee, Little Moose Press
1st Runner-Up:
* The Heart and Science of Yoga, Leonard Perlmutter with Jenness Cortez Perlmutter, AMI Publishers
Honorable Mentions:
* Midwives of an Unnamed Future, Mary Ruth Broz and Barbara Flynn, ACTA Publications
* Making the Job Work for You, Patrick Lee Mason, iUniverse
* Dynamic Energetic Healing, Howard Brockman, LCSW, Columbia Press
* How to Create a Magical Relationship, Ariel & Shya Kane, ASK Productions

* Altars of Power and Grace, Robin and Michael Mastro, Balanced Books
1st Runner-Up:
* God without Religion: Questioning Centuries of Accepted Truths, Sankara Saranam
Honorable Mentions:
* All Eyes/Deaf Women's Lives, Bainy Cyrus, Gallaudet University Press
* The Leadership Integrity Challenge, Edward E. Morler, Sanai Publishing
* Health Secrets of the Stone Age, Philip J. Goscienski, MD, Better Life Publishing
* Remodel Your Reality, Kimberly Fulcher, River Rock Press

* Personal Village, Marvin Thomas, Milestone Books
1st Runner-Up:
* Living, Loving, and Other Heresies, Zsolt, Conundrum Press
Honorable Mentions:
* Coming to Your Senses, Soaring with Your Soul, Sally M. Veillette, Pop the Cork Publishing
* Bright Dawn: Discovering Your Everyday Spirituality, S.K. Kubose, Dharma House
* No Time to Grieve, Judy Strong, Beaver’s Pond Press
* Teen Spirit, Paul B. Raushenbush, HCI Teens/Health Communications

* Go For It! Finding Your Own Frontier, Judith Kleinfeld, Ed. D., Epicenter Press
1st Runner-Up:
* ADHD: A Complete and Authoritative Guide, American Academy of Pediatrics
Honorable Mentions:
* R&R: Rescue and Relief, Gini Maddocks, LMT, Good Natured Publishing
* The Mate Map, Steven Sacks, Banner
* Zoey and the Zones, Shawn McCormick & Nathan Schmidt, Health Springs

* Over the Mountains of the Moon, Mary Ramstetter C Lazy Three Press
1st Runner-Up:
* The Bones of the Kuhina Nui, Michael Anthony Herr, Lulu
Honorable Mentions:
* One Inch Equals Twenty-Five Miles, Melody Sumner Carnahan, Burning Books
* Suicidal Tendencies, Patrick M. Garry, Publish America
* Wooden Hearts and Furry Dragons, Michele Bond, Xlibris

* Sic, Brin Friesen, and/or
1st Runner-Up:
* Dillo: A Baby Armadillo's Adventure on Sanibel Island, Kyle L. Miller, Jungle House Publications
Honorable Mentions:
* How I Became a Godman, Lana M. Ho-Shing, Publish America
* Second Language, Ronna Wineberg, New Rivers Press
* Imani's Heart: The Dancing Angel, Abigail Jefferson, CJW Associates

2008 - 2004
* Prior to 2009, Legacy Fiction was awarded in the Legacy category.

* A Temporary Sort of Peace, Jim McGarrah, Indiana Historical Society
1st Runner-Up:
* My Other Body, Ann Pai, Sunspot Press
Honorable Mentions:
* Monique and the Mango Rains, Kris Holloway, Waveland Press
* The Otter Spirit, Judith K. Berg, Ulyssian Publications
* Delusion, Patricia Hochstetler, Baker Trittin Press

* Strong Winds Change Lives, Eureka F. Collins, Xulon Press
1st Runner-Up:
* Sometimes a Woman Needs a Horse, Betsy Talcott Kelleher, Pleasant Word
Honorable Mentions:
* Rainbow Remedies for Life's Stormy Times, Joanne K. Hill, Moorhill Communications
* Second Life, Second Chance, Anthony Aquan-Assee
* The Real Drug Abusers, Fred Leavitt, Rowman & Littlefield

2008 - 2004
* Prior to 2009, Legacy Nonfiction was awarded in the Legacy category.

In 2009, the Legacy category was split into Legacy Fiction and Legacy Nonfiction.

* One Man's War, Dan A. Baker & Tommy LaMore, Taylor Trade Publishing
1st Runner-Up:
* Heart Works, Jerre Petersen, Heart Works Publishing
Honorable Mentions:
* The Language of Conscience, Tieman H. Dippel, Jr., Texas Peacemaker Publications
* In Gravity's Pull, Gail Segal, IML Publications
* Listening for Wellness, Pierre Sollier, The Mozart Center Press
* Vedette, Stephen Siciliano, iUniverse
* Let's Eat Out!, Kim Koeller & Robert LaFrance, R&R Publishing
* Multi-Lingual Phrase Passport, Kim Koeller & Robert LaFrance, R&R Publishing

* The Next Evolution: A Blueprint for Transforming the Planet, Jack Reed, The Community Planet Foundation
1st Runner-Up:
* America's Trail of Tears: A Story of Love and Betrayal, Dean W. Arnold, Chattanooga Historical Foundation
Honorable Mentions:
* Time and Fevers: New and Selected Poems, E.M.Schorb, Author House
* Love, List and Longing, Eileen Morgan, Red Rock Press
* California sol Food: Casual Cooking from the Junior League of San Diego

* Street Milk, Robert Swearingen, Central Ave Press
1st Runner-Up:
* The Hasty Papers, Alfred Leslie, Host Publications
Honorable Mentions:
* Murder Yet to Come, Isabel Briggs Myers, Center for Applications of Pyschological Type
* Under Pressure: Fast & Easy Pressure Point Therapy, John Sherman, Ph.D.
* Vantha's Whisper, Saoran Pol LaTour & Vivian Kirkbride, Xlibris
* First Come, First Served … In Savannah, St. Andrew's School PTO, Wimmer

* Lamentation 9/11, E.L. Doctorow & David Finn, Ruder Finn Press
1st Runner-Up:
* Canada’s Northern Diamonds … from Rocks to Riches, Gayla Meredith, Northern Ink Limited
Honorable Mentions:
* Outsourcing the American Dream, Christopher M. England, Writers Club Press
* Me & Jay, W. Royce Adams, Unlimited Publishing
* The Others at Monticello, Volume II, Esther Franklin, Xlibris
* How To Manage Your Dick, Sean Joseph O’Reilly, Auriga Publishing Group

* All-City, Paul 107, ECW Press
1st Runner-Up:
* Special Diets for Special Kids, Lisa Lewis, Ph. D., Future Horizons, Inc.
Honorable Mentions:
* A Walk for Sunshine, Jeff Alt, Dreams Shared Publication
* Neuro-Cranial Restructuring, Dean Howell, N.D., Howell Canyon Press
* Take a Backyard Bird Walk, Jane Kirkland, Stillwater Publishing

The Montaigne Medal

The Eric Hoffer: Montaigne MedalEach year, the Eric Hoffer Award for books presents the Montaigne Medal to the most thought-provoking title(s). These are books that either illuminate, progress, or redirect thought. The Montaigne Medal is given in honor of the great French philosopher Michel de Montaigne, who influenced people such as William Shakespeare, René Descartes, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Eric Hoffer.

* Devotions to the Text, Steven Carter, University Press of America
* The New Akashic Records, Cheryl Trine, Essential Knowing Press

* Disputed Truth: Memoirs, Vol. 2, Hans Kung, Continuum International
* Generation We, Eric Greenberg with Karl Weber, Pachatusan
* Red Zone: Five Bloody Years in Baghdad, Oliver Poole, Reportage Press

* Long Shadows, David Giffey (editor), Atwood Publishing
* The Aesthetics of Equity, Craig L. Wilkins, University of Minnesota
* You Will Die, Robert R. Arthur, Suburra Publishing

Independent foreign fiction prize (2009-10)

2010 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize Longlist
from Three Percent - article by E.J. Van Lanen

So, even though we’re in danger right now of becoming a blog that only writes about book prizes (or maybe I’m only feeling that way because the Best Translated Book Award has been on my mind for so long), we would be remiss if we didn’t make mention of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize Longlist:

* Boris Akunin The Coronation (translated by Andrew Bromfield from the Russian)
* Ketil Bjørnstad To Music (Deborah Dawkin & Erik Skuggevik; Norwegian)
* Hassan Blasim The Madman of Freedom Square (Jonathan Wright; Arabic) Comma Press
* Philippe Claudel Brodeck’s Report (John Cullen; French) MacLehose Press  --Winner!
* Julia Franck The Blind Side of the Heart (Anthea Bell; German) Harvill Secker  --shortlist
* Pietro Grossi Fists (Howard Curtis; Italian)   --shortlist
* Elias Khoury Yalo (Humphrey Davies; Arabic) MacLehose Press
* Jonathan Littell The Kindly Ones (Charlotte Mandell; French) Chatto & Windus
* Alain Mabanckou Broken Glass (Helen Stevenson; French)   --shortlist
* Javier Marías Your Face Tomorrow, Vol 3: Poison, Shadow and Farewell (Margaret Jull Costa; Spanish
* Yoko Ogawa The Housekeeper and the Professor (Stephen Snyder; Japanese) Harvill Secker
* Claudia Piñeiro Thursday Night Widows (Miranda France; Spanish) Bitter Lemon Press
* Sankar Chowringhee (Arunava Sinha; Bengali)   --shortlist
* Rafik Schami The Dark Side of Love (Anthea Bell; German)   --shortlist
* Bahaa Taher Sunset Oasis (Humphrey Davies; Arabic) Sceptre

There are a few things to note: Although the bigger presses, or big name presses, are well represented, it’s interesting to note how much of the heavy lifting for translation in the UK is done by smaller independent presses (Comma, Maia, Bitter Lemon); there are three books (three!) that are translated from Arabic, which has to be some kind of record; and Humphrey Davies and Anthea Bell have the knack—two nominated titles each.

2009 Info

The Armies by Evelio Rosero, translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean, won the Independent Foreign Fiction prize. Author and translator share the £10,000 (US$15,181) award.

Boyd Tonkin praised the winner in the Independent: "Gentle in voice but ferocious in impact, The Armies tells the story of the destruction of a small highland town by the rival bands of soldiers, guerrillas and paramilitaries that have plagued rural Colombia for so many bitter years. Immaculately pitched and paced, Anne McLean's English version does it lavish justice."

Two Colombian authors, Evelio Rosero and Juan Gabriel Vásquez, are among the six writers shortlisted for the £10,000 (US$14,439) Independent foreign fiction prize, the Guardian reported. The award acknowledges both novelist and translator, dividing the prize money equally between the two.

The Independent prize shortlist:
Voice Over by Céline Curiol, translated by Sam Richard from the French
Beijing Coma: A Novel by Ma Jian, translated by Flora Drew from the Chinese
The Siege by Ismail Kadare, translated by David Bellos from the Albanian
The Armies by Evelio Rosero, translated by Anne McLean from the Spanish
The Informers by Juan Gabriel Vasquez, translated by Anne McLean from the Spanish
Friendly Fire by A B Yehoshua, translated by Stuart Schoffman from the Hebrew

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Ka Palapala Po'okela book award (2010)

he winners of the 2010 Ka Palapala Po'okela book awards were announced and celebrated last Friday at a ceremony at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii. Presented by the Hawai'i Book Publishers Association to "recognize the finest books published during the previous year," the awards included:

The Samuel M. Kamakau Award for the Hawai'i Book of the Year: Ben: A Memoir, from Street Kid to Governor by former Governor Benjamin J. Cayetano (Watermark Publishing), which also won the nonfiction book award.

The John Dominis Holt Award, honoring "a lifetime contribution to Hawai'i book publishing," went to Maile Meyer, owner of Native Books/Nā Mea Hawai'i, an independent bookseller, distributor and community resource.

The HawaiiReaders.com Readers' Choice Award went to Under Maui Skies and Other Stories by Wayne Moniz (Koa Books).

For a full list of Ka Palapala Po'okela award winners and honorable mentions, see the Honolulu Advertiser.

And/or Book Award (2010)

Winners of the 25th annual And/or Book Awards, which celebrate excellence in photography and moving image publishing and awarded by the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation, are:

Best Photography Book: Oil by Edward Burtynsky (Steidl/Corcoran)
Best Moving Image Book: Eisenstein on the Audiovisual by Robert Robertson (I.B. Tauris)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Amazon.ca First Novel Award (2009-2010)

2010 Award info from Quill and Quire accessed 5/3/10
Newfoundlander Jessica Grant, author of Come, Thou Tortoise (Knopf Canada), has won the 2010 Amazon.ca First Novel Award which was co-sponsored by Quill & Quire. Grant was up against Diana Fitzgerald Bryden for No Place Strange (Key Porter Books), Annabel Lyon for The Golden Mean (Random House Canada), Damian Tarnopolsky for Goya’s Dog (Hamish Hamilton Canada), Dragan Todorovic for Diary of Interrupted Days (Random House Canada), and Ian Weir for Daniel O’Thunder (Douglas & McIntyre). The prize is worth $7,500 and honours a debut Canadian novel published in 2009.

The award was presented last night at a ceremony in Toronto. Quill & Quire editor Stuart Woods, who chose the six finalists, describes the winning book as “a heartfelt tale full to the brim with warm sentiment and the gentle absurdities of contemporary life.” The jury was comprised of poet and novelist Priscila Uppal, author and past winner Joseph Boyden, and Hal Wake, artistic director of the Vancouver International Writer’s Festival.
Grant is a member of the Newfoundland writing group The Burning Rock, along with Lisa Moore and Michael Winter. Her first book of fiction, Making Light of Tragedy, was published by The Porcupine’s Quill in 2005.

from The Afterword by Mark Medley
The nominees for the have been announced.
Amazon.ca First Novel Award finalist (2009)

The six finalists are:
• Mike Blouin for Chase and Haven
• Claudia Dey for Stunt
• Mary Swan for The Boys in the Trees
• Patrick Lane for Red Dog, Red Dog
Joan Thomas for Reading by Lightning – Winner!
• Padma Viswanathan for The Toss of a Lemon

The annual award -- which was formerly called the Amazon.ca/Books in Canada First Novel Award -- goes to (obviously) a first-time novelist.

The prize, worth $7,500, was founded in 1976. Previous winners include Michael Ondaatje, W.P. Kinsella, Nino Ricci, Rohinton Mistry, Anne Michaels, Colin McAdam, Michael Redhill, and Joseph Boyden.

The winner will be announced in September.