We’re delighted that two of our books have been selected as finalists for Foreword Magazine’s 2010 Book of the Year Awards . Over 1,400 books were judged in 56 subject categories this year by Foreword‘s panel of librarians and booksellers.
The two honored finalists are Bob Cavnar’s Disaster on the Horizon: High Stakes, High Risks, and the Story Behind the Deepwater Well Blowout , which was selected in the Environment category, and Robert Kuttner’s A Presidency In Peril: The Inside Story of Obama’s Promise, Wall Street’s Power, and the Struggle to Control our Economic Future , chosen in the Political Science category. Nominated books were evaluated based on the following criteria: Editorial excellence; Intent of book met by author; Originality of subject matter; Accuracy; Author credentials; and Professional packaging. Winners will be announced in June 2011, so stayed tuned!
About the Awards:
ForeWord Reviews’ Book of the Year Awards were established to bring increased attention to librarians and booksellers of the literary and graphic achievements of independent publishers and their authors. ForeWord is the only review trade journal devoted exclusively to books from independent houses.Our unique awards process brings readers, librarians, and booksellers together to select their top categories as well as choose the winning titles. Their decisions are based on editorial excellence, professional production, originality of the narrative, author credentials relative to the book, and the value the book adds to its genre.About Foreword:
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.As a review service for small and independent publishers, ForeWord influences the buying decisions of booksellers and librarians across the United States and Canada. In addition to the magazine, ForeWord’s website  receives nearly 10,000 unique visitors a month. ForeWord Reviews employs professional freelance reviewers from all over the United States and Canada. In addition to their day jobs at universities and public libraries, many of them also review for our peer journals.