USABookNews.com, the premiere online magazine and review website for mainstream and independent publishing houses, announced the winners and finalists of its "BEST BOOKS 2006" BOOK AWARDS (BBA) on November 1, 2006. 408 winners and finalists were announced in over 120 categories covering print, audio, e-books and interactive CD-ROMs. Awards were presented for titles published in 2006 and late 2005.
Jeff Bowen, president and publisher of USABookNews.com, said this year's contest yielded an unprecedented number of over 1200 entries which were then narrowed down to 408 winners and finalists.
The Time Keeper is an award winning finalist in the category BEST GENERAL FICTION of 2006. Cropp says, "It's nice that people find some merit in my story, and I'm grateful for the recognition." This award is the second for Cropp. Earlier this year he was the award winning finalist for the Benjamin Franklin Award for BEST NEW VOICE of 2006. "As a small press, we are thrilled with Kevin's accomplishments and the acknowledgements," remarks Hadley Goodman, President of Copper Press Publishers.
Bowen says of the awards, now in their fourth year, "The 2006 results represent a phenomenal mix of books from a wide array of publishers throughout the United States. With a full publicity and marketing campaign promoting the results of BBA, this year's winners and finalists will gain additional media coverage for the upcoming holiday retail season."
Winners and finalists traversed the publishing landscape: Simon & Schuster, Warner Books, New American Library a division of the Penguin Group, Red Wheel Weiser and Conari, New World Library, and hundreds of independent press titles contributed to this year's outstanding BBA competition. Bowen adds, "BBA'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."
A complete list of the winners and finalists of the USABookNews.com "Best Books 2006" Book Awards are available online.
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