Three books published by the IHS Press in 2009 have been named as finalists in ForeWord Reviews 2009 Book of the Year Awards.
The books selected as finalists and their categories are:
* By Freedom’s Light, by Elizabeth O’Maley, juvenile fiction
* My Indiana: 101 More Places to See in Indiana, by Earl Conn, travel guide
* Steve McQueen: The Great Escape, by Wes Gehring, biography
The finalists, representing 360 publishers, were selected from 1,400 entries in sixty categories. The winners will be determined by a panel of librarians and booksellers selected from ForeWord Review’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 in New York City on May 25. The winners of the two Editor's Choice Prizes will be awarded $1,500 each. The ceremony is open to all BEA attendees.
ForeWord's Book of the Year Awards program was designed to discover distinctive books from independent publishers across a number of genres.