2007 Eric Hoffer Awards Announced

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Writers' Notes announces the winners of the 2007 Eric Hoffer Award for Books, defining excellence in independent publishing.

Each year, The Eric Hoffer Book Award (formerly The Writers' Notes Book Award) seeks excellence in independent publishing. Entries come from academic, small, and micro presses, as well as self-published authors.

"We are very excited about using our international award program to honor the memory of one of America's greatest freethinkers," Christopher Klim said from his New Jersey office. "The Hoffer estate gave us their full blessing."

Klim is the senior editor of Writers' Notes, the international free resource tool at http://www.WritersNotes.com that facilitates the annual Hoffer Award. He is also the praised author of several novels (Jesus Lives in Trenton, The Winners Circle, etc.). His upcoming novel, Idiot! (fall 2007), has garnered high praise and competitive interest in Hollywood.

AWARDS SEEN AS ANSWER NOT RIVAL

"Due to the economics, many publishers have simply given up on worthy books," said Klim. "An increasing number fall to independent presses. These presses are filling a void, no longer rivaling the larger presses."

While there is little question that larger book releases have become generic, independent press books are typically viewed on only a regional basis. Writers' Notes helps to introduce new titles to the larger reading public.

THE 2007 ERIC HOFFER BOOK AWARD WINNERS

The Eric Hoffer Award for Books offers a grand prize of $1,500 annually and separate distinctions for the best academic, small, and micro press, the best self-published book, and various winners in eleven categories that cover the entire publishing spectrum. Full coverage can be found at http://www.HofferAward.com and in the upcoming release of Best New Writing 2007.

GRAND PRIZE
A Woman at War: Marlene Dietrich Remembered, J. David Riva, Wayne State University Press

ACADEMIC PRESS
Under Kilimanjaro, Ernest Hemingway, The Kent State University Press

SMALL PRESS
Diabetes: Sugar-Coated Crisis, David Spern, New Society Publishers

MICRO PRESS
Greene's Summer, Thomas E. Kennedy, Wynkin De Worde

SELF-PUBLISHED
The Lewis & Clark Trail American Landscapes, Richard Mack, Quiet Light Publishing

ART
The Amazing Faith of Texas, Roy Spence, Idea City Press

GENERAL FICTION
A Man of His Village, Tanyo Raviez, iUniverse

COMMERCIAL FICTION
The Largarto Stone, Gordon N. McIntosh, iUniverse

CHILDREN'S
I Saw It in the Garden, Martin Brennan, illustrated by Michael Glenn Monroe, Mitten Press

YOUNG ADULT
The Fire and the Light, Tracey A. Akers, Ruadora Publishing

CULTURE
Face to Face with Katrina Survivors, Lemuel A. Moyé, Open Hand Publishing

BUSINESS
The Professional Caterer's Handbook, Lora Arduser and Douglas Robert Brown, The Atlantic Publishing Group

REFERENCE
The Cork Jester's Guide to Wine, Jennifer Rosen, Clerisy Press

HOME
Tables of Content, The Junior League of Birmingham, Alabama, Favorite Recipes Press

HEALTH/SELF-HELP
What To Do Before & After Someone Dies, Judith Lee, Little Moose Press

LEGACY
The Next Evolution, Jack Reed, The Community Planet Foundation

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