Three books published by the Indiana Historical Society Press are finalists in ForeWord Magazine's 2008 Book of the Year Awards. More than 1,400 books were entered in 61 categories. These were narrowed to 668 finalists from 376 publishers. These books represent some of the best work coming from today's independent press community.
The IHS Press books in the competition and their categories are:
* Red Skelton: The Mask behind the Mask by Wes D. Gehring, Biography
* Alone: The Journey of the Boy Sims by Alan K. Garinger, Juvenile nonfiction
* Going over all the Hurdles: A Life of Oatess Archey by John A. Beineke, young adult nonfiction
The winners will be determined by a panel of librarians and booksellers, selected from the magazine's readership. 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 on May 29. The winners of the two Editor's Choice Prizes will be awarded $1,500 each. The ceremony is open to all BEA attendees.