ForeWord Reviews recently announced their 2010 Book of the Year Awards list of finalists. Representing more than 350 publishers, the finalists were selected from 1400 entries in 56 categories. These books are examples of independent publishing at its finest.
Cephrael’s Hand, the debut novel by local author Melissa McPhail, is a finalist for the 2010 Book of the Year Awards in the Fiction–Fantasy category. A story “filled with magic, adventure, love, seduction, chaos and complexity,” Cephrael’s Hand also won the 2010 Written Art Award for Best Fiction and Best Science Fiction/Fantasy.
ForeWord Reviews' Book of the Year Awards program was established to help publishers shine an additional spotlight on their best titles and bring increased attention to librarians and booksellers of the literary and graphic achievements of independent publishers and their authors. Award winners are chosen by librarians and booksellers, who are on the front lines everyday working with patrons and customers. ForeWord is the only review trade journal devoted exclusively to books from independent houses.
Since 1998, ForeWord Reviews has been one of the publishing industry’s most respected print magazine and online review service for readers, booksellers, book buyers, publishing insiders, and librarians. ForeWord is published six times a year and each issue reaches an audience of 26,000 librarians and booksellers.