(PRWEB) December 9, 2004
Finalists for the 2005 Eppie Awards, the premier awards in e-publishing, were announced by EPIC, the Electronically Published Internet Connection. The Eppie Awards have been given annually since 2000 to recognize outstanding achievement in e-publishing.
"Film has Cannes and the Oscars. The stage has the Tonys and television has the Emmys," said Micqui Miller, Vice President of EPIC. "We're still a fledging industry, but in ten years, when PDAs are an accepted part of everyone's life like cell phones and e-mail, you'll see our Eppies right up there with Oscar and Tony. I've garnered some prestigious awards and critical praise for my writing over the years, but none I cherish more than finaling in last year's Eppies. Our peers are our toughest critics, so their acclaim means the most."
Finalists were selected from 457 entries in 19 categories Â a significant number of entries for a five-year-old competition in a young industry. The judging was done by Eppie members, all published authors or publishing professionals. The finalists will be sent to another panel for final judging.
Jane Bierce, EPIC's president, said, "What can I say that hasn't been said before? The Eppies spotlight excellence in electronic publishing, in moving the art of popular fiction forward into new dimensions of creativity. They are open to a wide range of electronic authors, not just EPIC members. Each year the strikingly forward-looking awards grow in esteem in the publishing world."
The winners in each category will be announced and awards presented at a gala ceremony at EPIC's annual convention aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California, March 10-13, 2005. Finalists receive official certificates, and winners receive trophies.
According to the head of Epic's Publisher Coalition, Karen Syed, "When a publishing company steps into the electronic arena, EPIC is a must. The Eppie Awards offer those publishers an opportunity to showcase their best titles and gain accolades and credibility in a highly competitive industry."
The finalists are:
Larry Rochelle - Cracked Crystals
Kally Jo Surbeck - For the Love Of... Book One Luck of the Irish
Nick Aires (ed.) Terri J. Barczak, Michael Bracken, Rebecca Bradley, Richard Bray, Ralan Conley, Frank Fradella, Neil Gaiman, John Heeder, Erin Hoffman, Matthew Hughes, Murray Leeder, Chris McMahon, Nicole R. Murphy, Richard Parks, Jack Rice, James Richey (ed.), Bruce Holland Rogers, Stephen D. Rogers, Tracey Schelmetic, Stephen M. Wilson, Breanna Wojcik, E.G. -- Fantasy Readers Wanted Apply Within
Judith B. Glad, J.A. Clarke, Maureen Mackey, Rubylee Schneider, Jewel Stone, Mary Taffs - Northwest Tales of the Season
Diana Laurence - Soulful Sex: Erotic Tales of Fantasy and Romance
Daniel J. Reitz, Sr. (ed.) Nick Aires, Nick Andreychuk, June Avila, Michele R. Bardsley, Margaret L. Carter, Lawrence Crossett, Frances Evlin, Sharon K. Garner, Robert L. Hecker, Linda Hope Lee, Carrie S. Masek, L.B. Milano, Carolyn Russell,Terry Sheils, Eolake Stobblehouse, Jeff Strand, C.J. Winters -Beyond the Mundane: Unravelings
Charlott Babb, Jim Johnson, KG McAbee, Richard C. Meehan, Diane Thompson, Steve Thompson - The Thing in the Tub
Terri Branson - Brother Dragon
Ellen Fisher - Isn't It Romantic?
Jan Janssen - Loving Ben
Barbara McMahon - Crazy About You
Rian Monaire - Those Hills
Shelby Reed - The Fifth Favor
Nancy Ann Rose - Broken Promises
Melissa Schroeder - The Hired Hand
Sally Sorenson - All's Faire
Denise A. Agnew - Primordial
Annalise - Venus Rising
Joey W. Hill - Natural Law
Diana Hunter - Table for Four
Jacqueline Meadows - Something Wicked
Jacqueline Meadows - Something Wanton
Tawny Taylor - Wet and Wilde
Elizabeth K Burton - Shadow of the Scorpion: Book 2 of the Everdark Wars
Elaine Corvidae - The Crow Queen
Isabo Kelly - Destiny's Seduction
D. Lee - The Last White Knight
Gloria Oliver - Vassal of El
Arline Chase - Killraven
Lydia Hawke - Firetrail
Debra A Kemp - The House of Pendragon I: The Firebrand
Jennifer Macaire - Angels on Crusade
Max Overton - The Golden King
Dusty Rhodes - Death Rides a Pale Horse
Patricia Harrison - Lord Compton's Folly
Susanne Marie Knight - The Contrary Contessa
Carolyn Lampman - Wild Honey
Sarah McCarty - Promises Linger
David C Burton - Hell Cop
Lawrence Crossett - Reach of the Claw
LB Milano - Illusion of Memory
Penelope Marzec - Heaven's Blue
Ginny McBlain - Faith, Hope and Charity
Beth Amos - Vicarious Liver
Murdoch Hughes - Murder in La Paz
JB Scully - Evil to the Max
Terry Sheils - Rara Ibis
Louise Titchener - Gun Shy
Joan Bramsch - Teach Me, I'm Yours
Margaret Carter - Different Blood: The Vampire as Alien
Tee Morris (ed.) and Valerie Griswold-Ford (ed.) - The Fantasy Writer's Companion
Sandra K. Shirah - How to Start and Run a Profitable Home-Based
Lori Soard - Become a Secondhand Store Owner
Barri Bryan - Chapter and Verse
Brenna Lyons - Collected Writings of Brenna Lyons: Poetry Book One
Larry Rochelle - Siren Sorcery: Magic in the Night
Romance (Fantasy, Paranormal, Sci-Fi, Futuristic):
Ellen Fisher - Never Love a Stranger
Shelly Laurentson - Pack Challenge
Shelly Laurentson - To Challenge a Dragon
Brenna Lyons - Renegade's Run
Janet Miller - Promises to Keep
Shelley Munro - Talking Dogs, Aliens, and Purple People Eaters
Shiloh Walker - Touch of Gypsy Fire
Elaine Charton - Pandora's Justice
Jodi Lynn Copeland - Sons of Solaris: Aries
Lynne Connolly - Harley Street
Robin Matheson - Keeping Faith
Catherine Snodgrass - Dreams
Gini Wilson - Deceptions
Sharon Lee and Steven Miller - Balance of Trade
Nina M Osier - Rough Rider
Nina M Osier - Regs
Nina M Osier - Matushka
Peter W. Prellwitz - Horizons
Peter W. Prellwitz - The Science of Magic
Single Title, Mainstream:
Barri Bryan - A Long Shadow
Judy Lawn - Progressions
Michael LaRocca - Who Moved My Rice?
Karen Wiesner - Waiting For An Eclipse
Pauline Baird Jones - A Dangerous Dance
Stephen LaFevers - Dreams of April Ten
Monet Michaels and Janet Ferran - Blind-Sided
Lynne Hansen and Sally Bosco - AltDeath.com
Lynne Hansen - Heritage of Horror Book 2: The Change
RD Larson - Momma Tried to Raise a Lady
Allan Serafino - Seven Words for Sand
The Eppies also sponsor an award for favorite cover art called the Quasar. The finalists chosen from eight categories will be receiving a certificate and medallion, to be presented at the EPPIES ceremony at EPICon 2005.
The finalists in the 2005 Quasar Awards are:
"Once In A Blue Moon"
Artist: Nathalie Moore
"Death Rides A Pale Horse"
Artist: Holly Smith
Artist: Trace Edward Zaber
Artist: Trace Edward Zaber
"Pithed: An Andy Farmer Mystery"
Artist: Stacey L. King
Artist: Mary Z. Wolf
"Beyond the Mundane: Flights of Mind"
Artists: Regina Brytowski and Stacey L. King
Young Adult and Children's Category
"The Thing in the Tub and Other Poems"
Artist: Jim Johnson
You can find more these fine ebooks and their publishers at epic's website.
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