The Refractive Thinker Wins Again!: The 2013 International Book Awards – Finalist

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 20, 2013
Media Contact: USA Book News
usabooknews@keenmultimedia.com

USA BOOK NEWS ANNOUNCES
WINNERS AND FINALISTS OF
THE 2013 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS

Mainstream & Independent Titles Score Top Honors in
the 4th Annual International Book Awards

LOS ANGELES – USA Book News announced the winners and finalists of THE 2013 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS (IBA) on May 20, 2013. Over 300 winners and finalists were announced in over 80 categories. Awards were presented for titles published in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Jeffrey Keen, President and CEO of USA Book News, said this year’s contest yielded over 1000 entries from authors and publishers around the world, which were then narrowed down to the final results.

Award Winning Titles Include:

Autobiography/Memoirs

Maya Roads: One Woman’s Journey Among the People of the Rainforest
by Mary Jo McConahay
Chicago Review Press

Best New Fiction

Other Oceans: Book Two of the Hook & Jill Saga
by Andrea Jones
Reginetta Press

Business: Entrepreneurship & Small Business

Build, Borrow or Buy: Solving the Growth Dilemma
by Laurence Capron and Will Mitchell
Harvard Business Review Press

Business: Management & Leadership

Judgment on the Front Line: How Smart Companies Win By Trusting Their People
by Chris DeRose and Noel Tichy
Portfolio/Penguin

Children’s Picture Book: Hardcover Fiction

LightKeepers to the Rescue!
by Marisa dejesus Paolicelli
A Caribbean Experience Con Amor

Comics: Graphic Novels

DAVID: The Illustrated Novel, Volume 2
by Michael Hicks Thompson
Shepherd King Publishing, LLC

Fiction: General

Motherless Child
by Marianne Langner Zeitlin
Zephyr Press

Non-Fiction: Narrative

The Other Side of the Ice: One Family’s Treacherous Journey Negotiating the Northwest Passage
by Spague Theobald with Allan Kreda
Sky Horse Publications

Parenting & Family

Pride and Joy: A Guide to Understanding Your Child’s Emotions and Solving Family Problems
by Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.
Oxford University Press

Photography: People

CLICK! Choosing Love…One Frame at a Time
by Carl Studna
Hay House and Agape Media International

Self-Help: Relationships

Great Sex Made Simple: Tips to Deepen Intimacy & Heighten Pleasure
by Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson
Llewellyn Worldwide

Anthologies: Non-Fiction

Winner

Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

978-0-9704942-1-4

Finalist 

No Character Limit: Truth & Fiction from WriteGirl, edited by Karen Taylor

WriteGirl Publications

978-0983708117

Finalist 

The Refractive Thinker®: Vol VII: Social Responsibility edited by Dr. Cheryl Lentz               

The Refractive Thinker® Press   

978-0-9840054-2-0

Finalist 

Vignettes & Postcards: Writings from the Evening Writing Workshop at Shakespeare and Company Bookstore, Paris, Fall 2011 edited by Erin Byrne and Anna Pook

Something Other Press

978-0-9852672-0-9

Full results listing for all categories are available online at http://www.InternationalBookAwards.com

Keen says of the awards, “The 2013 results represent a phenomenal mix of books from a wide array of publishers throughout the world. With a full publicity and marketing campaign promoting the results of IBA, this year’s winners and finalists will gain additional media coverage for the summer season.”

Keen adds, “IBA’s success begins with the enthusiastic participation of authors and publishers and continues with our distinguished panel of industry judges who bring to the table their extensive editorial, PR, marketing, and design expertise.”

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