So this happened this week! So excited to be recognized for Square Up!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lisa Dailey, firstname.lastname@example.org, 360.224.5535
Lisa Dailey receives national recognition through the NYC Big Book Award®!
Bellingham, Washington — The NYC Big Book Award recognized Square Up: 50,000 Miles in Search of a Way Home by Lisa Dailey in the category of Travelogue as a distinguished favorite.
The competition is judged by experts from different aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. Selected award Winners and Distinguished Favorites are based on overall excellence.
Square Up follows the Dailey family on a seven month trip around the world on the heels of unimaginable loss. This story follows the family through their adventures and misadventures, and shows us that travel not only helps us understand and appreciate other cultures, but invites us to find compassion and wisdom, heal from our losses, and discover our capacity for forgiveness, as well as joy.
2021 was a record year for books awarded due to the high level of quality and diverse books submitted. Again in 2021, NYC Big Book Award received book submissions worldwide, including great submissions from journalists, well-established authors, small and large press as well as first time indie authors who participated in high numbers. Entries were from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America. Cities such as Bangalore, Edmonton, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, New York, Seattle, Singapore, Vancouver, were representative among the entries. Winners were recognized globally from Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Lebanon, Queensland and the United States of America.
Awarded books included The American Bar Association, Friesen Press, Gatekeeper Press, Greenleaf Book Group, Joggling Board Press, Story Merchant Books, and WildBlue Press. Quality children’s publishers such as Barefoot Books as well as Mango and Marigold press were awarded. Independent presses such as Brill, Goff Books, Koehler Books, Llewellyn Publications, ORO Editions, Routledge Publishers, Rowman & Littlefield, and She Writes Press took both winner and distinguished favorite awards. AuthorHouse, IngramSpark, KindleDirect, SDP Publishing were among the self-publishing platforms. Lastly, Hachette Books, MacMillan, Penguin Random House were among the large publishers that entered.
“We are elated to highlight these authors’ books, recognize their excellence, and share their achievements.” said awards sponsor Gabrielle Olczak. “We look forward to showcasing these titles to a larger audience.”
For more information, please visit: www.nycbigbookaward.com.
To view the list of winners, visit https://www.nycbigbookaward.com/2021winners;
Distinguished Favorites listed here: https://www.nycbigbookaward.com/2021distinguishedfavorites.
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Absolutely fabulous news!
I can’t say I am surprised…. the story is incredible and the writing superb! Congratulations!!!!