Christian Bale Book Named Winner, Best Biography, 2013 Indie Excellence Book Awards

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The Seventh Annual National Indie Excellence Awards recognized 'Christian Bale: The Inside Story of the Darkest Batman' by Harrison Cheung and Nicola Pittam in the category of Best Biography.

The Seventh Annual National Indie Excellence Awards recognized 'Christian Bale: The Inside Story of the Darkest Batman' (BenBella Books, ISBN: 978-1-936661-64-0) by Harrison Cheung and Nicola Pittam in the category of Best Biography.

This is the second accolade this month for the acclaimed biography of the Oscar-winning actor. Penned by Bale's former publicist of 10 years, Harrison Cheung, and entertainment journalist, Nicola Pittam, Bale's biography was also named Finalist, Best Biography by the Indie Book Awards.

Supported by a book tour that launched last summer at Comic-Con San Diego, the Christian Bale biography follows Bale's life as a former child actor growing up in poverty in England, to a former Disney and Spielberg teen idol, to his Internet sensation and fandom that led to the role of Batman, the Dark Knight himself. Publishers' Weekly described the book as "an interesting perspective on the making of a star." Huffington Post praised the book as "a new picture of Christian Bale." The book earned "must read" recommendations from a number of publications including: Los Angeles Magazine, Austin Monthly.

This National Indie Excellence Awards, based in Los Angeles, CA is open to all English language books including small presses, university presses, independent publishers and self-published authors.

The competition is judged by independent experts from all aspects of the indie book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters.

“We appreciate you, we applaud you and thank you for your great work. You are contributing to make independent publishing a great sector in the literary community,” said Ellen Reid, President of the National Indie Excellence Book Awards.

'Christian Bale: The Inside Story of the Darkest Batman' is available in Canada and the US at bookstores, and online in Nook, Kindle, Kobo formats.

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National Indie Excellence Book Awards:
For more information please visit: http://www.indieexcellence.com/index.html
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About the Book:

Press kit:
bale-biography.com/press/christian-bale-presskit.pdf

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Five Things You May Not Know About Christian Bale (vlog)
http://youtu.be/gLJqf4EN3oY
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Learn more:
http://www.bale-biography.com (Book site)
christianbalebook.wordpress.com (Author's blog)
youtube.com/user/ChristianBaleBook (Telly Award-winning book trailer)
twitter.com/BaleBook
http://www.facebook.com/ChristianBaleBook (exclusive pix)

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