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[TITLE OF BOOK] named 2021 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards Winner.
[CITY, STATE OF ORIGIN FINALIST PUBLISHER]—Today, [PUBLISHER NAME] is pleased to announce [TITLE OF BOOK] has been named a winner in the 24th annual Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards.
Foreword Reviews, a book review journal focusing on independently published books, announced the winners of its INDIES Book of the Year Awards today. The INDIES recognize the best books published in 2021 from small, indie, and university presses, as well as self-published authors. You can view all of the winners here:
“This annual exercise in Indie excellence continues to surprise us both qualitatively and quantitatively—which makes the judging process for our editors that much more difficult because there’s so many books deserving recognition,” says Matt Sutherland, Foreword’s Executive Editor. “You can be certain that this year’s lineup of medal winners will thrill all readers.”
“The resilience and adaptability of independent publishing continue to inspire us in our mission here at Foreword,” says Danielle Ballantyne, Managing Editor of Foreword Reviews. “We are so grateful to the librarians and booksellers who volunteer their time to judge the INDIES entries so that we can give this special recognition to the independent authors and publishers going above and beyond.”
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For this year’s competition, over 2,700 entries were submitted in 55 categories, with Foreword’s editors choosing the finalists. Those titles were then mailed to individual librarians and booksellers charged with picking the Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Honorable Mention winners.
About Foreword Magazine: Since 1998, Foreword Reviews has provided trade book reviews of the best titles from independent presses. In print, and online, its FOLIO award-winning design and editorial content makes the magazine a favorite among librarians, booksellers, and readers—an excellent resource when it comes to purchasing books. Foreword INDIES and the fee-for-review Clarion service complement our online content and print magazine, helping to showcase independent presses and their authors for over 24 years.