Posted October 17, 2017
Dictionary Day celebrates the birthday of American lexicographer Noah Webster, who was born on October 16, 1758.
May 08, 2017
This year’s IBPA (Independent Book Publishers Association) Benjamin Franklin Award™ Winners for Excellence in Book Publishing were announced in April. The awards include 55 categories recognizing excellence in book editorial and design and are regarded as one of the highest national honors for independent publishers.
Several of our publishers’ books won awards for their books this year:
Inspirational Category – Gold Winner: Beautiful Scars by Kilee Brookbank and Lori Highlander
After being severely burned in a house explosion at age 16, Kilee Brookbank discovered an inner strength she never knew she had. Told together by Kilee and her mom Lori, Beautiful Scars is a story of recovery, healing, and hope, reminding us all that we’re never powerless, never alone, and that each challenge we face helps make us the people we are meant to be.
Psychology Category – Gold Winner: ADHD: Non-Medication Treatments & Skills for Children and Teens by Debra Burdick, LCSWR, BCN
Step-by-step instructions on tailoring psychotherapy to ADHD, including tools for diagnosis, emotional and behavioral regulation, and organizing time. Includes 162 downloadable handouts and exercises.
Travel Category – Gold Winner: Exploring Wine Regions: Argentina by Michael C. Higgins, Ph.D.
The first book in a planned series that combines an inspiring wine education, elaborate travel guide, spectacular photography, and adventures into the depths of travel, food, and wine connoisseurship in a beautiful, coffee table format. Drawing upon personal travels and interviews, author and photographer Michael C. Higgins delves deep into the lives and stories of Argentina’s most extraordinary winemakers, chefs, sommeliers, agronomists, oenologists, and outdoor adventurers. Step-by-step, Higgins helps readers plan their own vacations to Argentina’s wine regions based on the country’s most interesting and unusual wineries, restaurants, and resorts. Detailed maps, lavish color photography, and local commentary round out this exquisite collection of Argentina’s hidden gems in food, wine, and travel.
History Category – Silver Winner: Lincoln's Generals' Wives: Four Women Who Influenced the Civil War--for Better and for Worse (Civil War in the North) by Candice Shy Hooper
The story of the American Civil War is not complete without examining the extraordinary and influential lives of Jessie Frémont, Nelly McClellan, Ellen Sherman, and Julia Grant, the wives of Abraham Lincoln’s top generals.
Psychology Category and Self-Help Category – Silver Winner: Borderline Personality Disorder Toolbox: A Practical Evidence-Based Guide to Regulating Intense Emotions by Jeff Riggenbach, Ph.D., LPC
Powerful tools to cope with BPD and take control of emotions. Includes more than 100 worksheets to improve behavior and create a healthier, more productive life.