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Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB 2015 Book of the Year Award Finalists

POSTED BY prbythebook ON March 8, 2016

Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB 2015 Book of the Year Award Finalists

We’re feeling like proud parents today, with over eight of our clients’ books being announced as finalists in Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB 2015 Book of the Year Awards!

These indie publishers are setting the bar for books that’ll stand out on the shelf—they couldn’t be more deserving of this recognition.

Please join us in congratulating our finalists:

Adult Fiction: Historical – AND – Literary
Barbara Stark-Nemon (She Writes Press) for EVEN IN DARKNESS

Adult Fiction: Romance
Kenneth Zak (Penju Publishing) for THE POET’S SECRET

Adult Nonfiction: Adventure & Recreation
Insight Editions for THE FINEST LINE by Rusty Long

Adult Nonfiction: Art
Insight Editions for ASSASSIN’S CREED: THE COMPLETE VISUAL HISTORY by Matthew Miller

Adult Nonfiction: Family & Relationships
Patagonia for CLOSER TO THE GROUND by Dylan Tomine

Adult Nonfiction: Humor
Insight Editions for FIGURE FANTASY by Daniel Picard

Adult Nonfiction: Photography – AND – Adult Nonfiction: Sports
Patagonia for YOSEMITE IN THE FIFTIES by Dean Fidelman and John Long

Adult Nonfiction: Popular Culture
Insight Editions for THE WALKING DEAD: THE POP-UP BOOK by SD Perry and Becca Zerkin

Adult Nonfiction: Popular Culture
Insight Editions for GHOSTBUSTERS: THE ULTIMATE VISUAL HISTORY by Daniel Wallace

Adult Nonfiction: Sports
Patagonia for SURF IS WHERE YOU FIND IT by Gerry Lopez

Adult Nonfiction: Sports
Patagonia for THE FISHERMAN’S SON by Ramon Navarro

Adult Nonfiction: Sports
Patagonia for CHASING RUMOR by Cameron Chambers

Young Adult Nonfiction
China Institute for WHAT WAS IT LIKE, MR. EMPEROR? LIFE IN CHINA’S FORBIDDEN CITY by Chiu Kwong-chiu and Nancy S. Steinhardt

Child Author, 17 and Under
Kyle Prue (Barringer Publishing) for THE SPARKS

Children’s Picture Books, Early Reader
Jeffrey Bennett (Big Kid Science) for MAX GOES TO MARS

Juvenile Nonfiction
China Institute for BOWLS OF HAPPINESS by Brian Tse and Nancy S. Steinhardt

And a special shout-out to our friends at…

Hippocrene Books for LATIN TWIST by Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack and Vianney Rodriguez, a finalist in Cooking.

Free Spirit Publishing for NOBODY! by Erin Frankel and Paula Heaphy, a finalist in Juvenile Fiction, and THE SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR KIDS WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES AND CHALLENGES by Wendy L. Moss, Ph.D., and Susan A. Taddonio, D.P.T., a finalist in Juvenile Nonfiction.

Overcup Press for THE FIELD GUIDE TO DRINKING IN AMERICA by Niki Ganong and Cole Gerst, finalist in Adult Nonfiction: Travel.
Here is the complete list of finalists: Foreword Reviews will celebrate the winners during a program at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida in June.

Best of luck! It seems the odds are ever in our favor.

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Support Story Time From Space After the SpaceX Falcon 9 Explosion

POSTED BY doug ON June 30, 2015
Support Story Time From Space After the SpaceX Falcon 9 Explosion

By Nereida Zarco, Digital Media Assistant. Books and science make the perfect pair, but sometimes things don’t happen exactly as expected. In the explosion of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, the nonprofit reading program Story Time From Space lost 9 educational science experiments that were headed to the International Space Station. Story Time From Space was developed […]

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Putting the “Current” in “Current Events”: Tips on Pitching Politics and Religion

POSTED BY prbythebook ON June 17, 2014
Putting the “Current” in “Current Events”: Tips on Pitching Politics and Religion

by Jason Jones, Senior Publicist, @Book_Publicist The key to producing media bookings for books on current events is, well … being current. It’s not as simple as that, of course, but I will go so far as to say that if you’re not plugged into social media — where news breaks — you’ve already lost. […]


New Staff at PR by the Book

POSTED BY prbythebook ON May 30, 2013

This month we’re busy busy busy! While some of our staff takes NYC for BEA this week, we’re making additions to our team. Meet the newest members of the PR by the Book team: Ashley Erickson, Assistant Publicist and Sima Thakkar, Social Media Publicist. Here’s a little more about them: Ashley Erickson With public relations […]



We’re Hiring: Assistant Publicist

POSTED BY prbythebook ON April 15, 2013

Job Description: The assistant publicist position will assist the publicity team to develop, execute, and monitor client media relations campaigns and social media campaigns for publishing houses, independently published authors, experts and businesses.  Key book genres represented include:  business, food, children’s, parenting, lifestyle, self-help, Christian and fiction.  Position includes:   executing social media campaigns, executing online […]



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