San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 -- Baker & Taylor Publishing Group is pleased to announce that five books, representing three of their imprints, were honored at the ForeWord Reviews 2012 Book of the Year Awards.
ForeWord's Book of the Year Awards program was designed to discover distinctive books from independent publishers across a number of genres. ForeWord's annual awards program is unique in that the final selections are made by librarians and booksellers based on their experiences with patrons and readers. Drawn from entries representing more than 600 publishers, the winners are selected after months of deliberation.
This year saw 1,300 entries in 62 categories. The winners exemplify the best work coming from today's independent, academic, and small press communities. Awards were determined by librarians and booksellers and announced at a special program at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago on June 28, 2013.
The A to Z Book of Wild Animals (978-1-60710-592-3) won Gold in the Early Reader Picture Books category:
The Guitar & Amp Sourcebook (978-1-60710-565-7) won Gold in the Popular Culture category:
Uncle John’s KID-TOPIA Bathroom Reader For Kids Only! (978-1-59223-827-9) won Bronze in the Juvenile Nonfiction category:
Uncle John’s Fully Loaded 25th Anniversary Bathroom Reader (978-1-60710-562-6) got an Honorable Mention in the Humor category:
Uncle John’s The Enchanted Toilet Bathroom Reader for Kids Only! (978-1-60710-558-9) was a finalist in the Juvenile Nonfiction category:
ForeWord Reviews, a quarterly print journal established in 1998, is dedicated to exclusively reviewing independently published books to provide booksellers, librarians, agents and publishing professionals with critique of the best titles from small, alternative and academic presses. ForeWord also provides a myriad of services to publishers, including international trade representation, Book of the Year Awards, Clarion fee-for-review service, and an interactive website for the reading community.
About Baker & Taylor
Baker & Taylor, Inc. is the world's largest distributor of books, digital content and entertainment products. The company offers cutting-edge digital media services and innovative technology platforms to thousands of publishers, libraries and retailers worldwide. Baker & Taylor also offers industry-leading customized library services and retail merchandising solutions. Charlotte, N.C.-based Baker & Taylor is majority owned by Castle Harlan Partners IV, L.P., an institutional private equity fund managed by Castle Harlan, Inc., a leading private equity investment firm.
About Silver Dolphin Books
San Diego, California-based Silver Dolphin Books (http://www.silverdolphinbooks.com) is the juvenile imprint of Baker & Taylor Publishing Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Baker & Taylor, the global leader in the distribution of traditional and digital media. Silver Dolphin Books publishes novelty and educational nonfiction books featuring bold, colorful, and striking titles in interactive formats. Silver Dolphin’s books are a favorite of parents and educators alike and have won several awards, including the prestigious Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Award. With how-to and activity books for preschoolers through children 12 years of age, Silver Dolphin Books engages, enlightens, and entertains.
About Thunder Bay Press
Thunder Bay Press (http://www.thunderbaybooks.com) is an imprint of Baker & Taylor Publishing Group, the largest distributor of traditional and digital media in the world. Thunder Bay Press is a collection of coffee table-style reference books suitable for gift giving on the subjects of art, architecture, pets, cooking, travel, culture, hobbies, religion, transportation and nature. Thunder Bay Press is perhaps most known for its best-selling Then and Now series.
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 more than 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.
Beth Avant, BAKER & TAYLOR PUBLISHING GROUP, 858.457.2500 3602, [email protected]