Wednesday, March 07, 2007

IHS Press Books Nominated for Awards

Four books published by the Indiana Historical Society Press have been nominated as finalists in ForeWord Magazine's eighth annual Book of the Year Awards.

The IHS Press books and the categories they were nominated in are:
Hoosiers in Hollywood, Performing Arts/Drama
The Governors of Indiana, Reference
My Indiana: 101 Places to See, Travel Guide
Abraham Lincoln Portrayed in the Collections of the Indiana Historical Society, Regional

Nearly 1,400 books were entered in 59 categories. These were narrowed to 698 finalists, from 419 publishers. The winners will be determined by a panel of librarians and booksellers, selected from our ForeWord's readership. ForeWord’s Book of the Year Awards program was designed specifically for them to share in the process of discovering distinctive books across a number of genres with judgments based on their own authority in each category and on their patron/customer interests.

Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners, as well as Editor’s Choice Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction will be announced at a special program at BookExpo America at the Javits Center in New York City, June 1st from 2:30pm at LIVE@ Second Stage located on the main show floor. The winners of the two Editor’s Choice Prizes will be awarded $1,500 each. The ceremony is open to all BEA attendees.

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