Bitter Freedom and Ursula’s Prism are recipients of the prestigious Mom’s Choice Award. The Mom s Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, Eleven-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of Reading Rainbow ; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times Best-Selling Author; and LeAnn Thieman, Motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents, educators, retailers and the media look for the Mom s Choice Awards seal when selecting quality materials and products for children and families. –Mom’s Choice Awards
FPA 2011 President’s Book Awards Winners
On the evening of Saturday, November 5, 2011, the Florida Publishers Association (FPA) presented its 2011 President’s Book Awards to finalists books chosen as the best in thirteen categories.
FPA President, Chris Angermann, was the master of ceremonies during the President’s Book Awards Banquet at The Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel on Lido Beach, Sarasota. The awards program was the final event of the FPA Publishing Ed-U-Conference, themed “Publishing in a Digital Age.”
Winners were selected from entries by the competition’s judges, 23 librarians from across Florida, 2 national poetry experts, and 3 members of nationally recognized book design firms. One gold and to two silver medals were awarded in each of the following categories:
GOLD MEDAL WINNER
Cracks in the Sidewalk by Bette L. Crosby, Instant Publisher.
SILVER MEDAL WINNER
Ursula’s Prism by Anna Block, Gihon River Press.
SILVER MEDAL WINNER
Dead Air: A Sammy Greene Thriller by Deborah Shlian and Linda Reid, Oceanview Publishing.
EXHIBITS & BOOK SIGNINGS Fourth quarter 2011:
Note: Titles will be shown by Combined Book Exhibit except where note. Booth numbers will be announced as they become available
Ohio Library Council – 9/7 Columbus OH
SIBA-Southeast Independent Booksellers Association September 7-9, 2012 - Naples Grande Beach Resort, Naples, FL Table C 6-9
MPIBA-Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association September 20-22, 2012 The Renaissance Denver Hotel, Denver, CO Table 35
The Heartland Fall Forum (HFF) 2012-MIBA and GLBA, October 3-5, 2012 – The Depot, Minneapolis, MN Booths 315 & 317
NEIBA-New England Independent Booksellers Association October 3-5, 2012 - Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI C3: 3-6
Pennsylvania Library Association – 10/1-10/3 Gettysburg PA
Frankfurt International Book Fair – 10/10-10/14 Frankfurt Germany Hall 8, Stand number S961
New England Library Association – 10/10-10/16 Sturbridge MA
California Library/California School Library - 11/2-11/5 San Jose CA
New York Library Association – 11/7-11/10 Sarasota Springs NY