While I was enjoying the tremendously fun crowds at CADDAC’s ADHD conference in Toronto, my book was whooping it up in New York City….winning four national awards!
Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.? , by Gina Pera (that’s me), was twice-named a winner in both the Independent Book Publishers Association’s (IBPA) Benjamin Franklin Awards and ForeWord Magazine‘s Book of the Year Awards.
IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards:
- Silver for best psychology book
- Silver Bill Fisher Award for Best First book (non-fiction)
ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards:
- Gold for best psychology book
- Silver for best book on family and relationship
What’s most exciting about these honors is the potential for the book to spread Adult ADHD awareness into new arenas. For that, I’m so grateful to both IBPA and Foreword magazine as well as the judges, for keeping an open mind about a topic surrounded by more myth than fact.
I’m also pleased to report that the design firm who helped me to package the contents so professionally and beautifully, TLC Graphics, snapped up their own awards at IPBA. Congratulations Tamara, Erin, and Monica!
More about the competitions:
“The Benjamin Franklin Awards are sponsored by the IBPA and celebrate excellent in editorial and design for titles published in the year 2008. Judges come from all areas of the industry: major newspapers and trade media reviewers, bookstore and library buyers and reviewers, non-competing publishers, artists and writers who serve the industry.”
“ForeWord Magazine‘s Book of the Year Awards were established to bring increased attention to librarians and booksellers of the literary and graphic achievements of independent publishers and their authors. ForeWord is the only review trade journal devoted exclusively to books from independent houses.
“Our unique awards process brings readers, librarians, and booksellers together to select their top categories as well as choose the winning titles. Their decisions are based on editorial excellence, professional production, originality of the narrative, author credentials relative to the book, and the value the book adds to its genre.
And this is my favorite part:
“If your books expand a reader’s world, introduce a voice society needs to hear, offer practical knowledge where none existed before, or simply entertain so compellingly that all distractions fall away, they should be submitted for the Book of the Year Award.”
As usual, thanks to the hundreds of kind souls who’ve supported me in this effort for years now. We did it!
Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.? is available here at the publisher’s website (includes free shipping and free PDF of the complete book) or at Amazon.com (click the link below)