Uncle John’s Fully Loaded 25th Anniversary Bathroom Reader Wins Gold at The 2013 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards

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Uncle John’s KID-TOPIA Bathroom Reader® For Kids Only! Named Silver Finalist for the Young Reader Non-Fiction Category, while Uncle John’s Fully Loaded 25th Anniversary Bathroom Reader Wins Gold in Humor at The 2013 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards, presented on May 30, 2013 in New York City.

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader 25th Anniversary Fully Loaded book

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader 25th Anniversary Fully Loaded

We are just thrilled that this book - our 25th anniversary edition - won Gold in humor at this year's Benjamin Franklin Awards.

This year, Uncle John celebrates 25 years of sitting on the throne as the “King of Bathroom Reading” while also winning a GOLD award for Uncle John’s Fully Loaded 25th Anniversary Bathroom Reader® and a SILVER award in for its kid’s book, Uncle John’s KID-TOPIA Bathroom Reader For Kids Only!® at the 2013 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards.

KID-TOPIA was honored for non-fiction books for young readers, while the super-sized Fully Loaded was honored in the humor category. The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards recognizes excellence in both editorial and design and is regarded as one of the highest national honors in small and independent publishing.

“25 years ago we thought, ‘Why isn’t anyone publishing books for people who like to read in the bathrooms?’” said Gordon Javna, Editor-in-Chief, and Publisher of Portable Press which publishes Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader ®. “We are just thrilled that this book - our 25th anniversary edition - won Gold in humor at this year's Benjamin Franklin Awards."

Named in honor of America’s most cherished publisher/printer, the Benjamin Franklin Awards™ recognizes excellence in independent publishing. Publications are grouped by genre and are judged on editorial and design merit by top practitioners in each field. The trophies are awarded to the best books in several categories and were presented to the publishers during a gala awards ceremony on May 30, 2013. Since 1983, Independent Book Publishers Association, the largest not-for-profit trade association of independent publishers, has been the leader for member benefits, education, and advocacy.

Uncle John’s KID-TOPIA Bathroom Reader for Kids Only! ($12.95 ISBN 978-1-59223-827-9) is packed with puzzles, wordplay, mazes, brainteasers, mad science experiments, revolting recipes, crazy crafts, and, most importantly, the incredible facts and astounding trivia that Bathroom Reader fans crave.

Uncle John’s Fully Loaded 25th Anniversary Bathroom Reader ($19.95 ISBN 978-1-60710-562-6) is full of the fascinating trivia that has made Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader a household name. From doomsday predictions that never came true to bizarre Japanese video games and the New Year’s Eve opossum drop, this 25th Anniversary edition is overflowing with more than 600 pages of the things fans love about Uncle John.

Both books are currently available online at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com, and can be found wherever fine books are sold.

About Portable Press
Portable Press is an imprint of Baker & Taylor Publishing Group, a division of Baker & Taylor, known as a world leader in digital and traditional media distribution. For 25 years, Portable Press and the Bathroom Readers’ Institute (http://www.bathroomreader.com) have squeezed out the competition with the Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader® series to become the longest-running, most successful, and bestselling bathroom reader book series in North America. With more than 15 million copies in print, you can trust Uncle John to bring you the best in pop culture, forgotten history, strange lawsuits, the origins of everyday things, weird news, and more.

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