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We’re excited to be featured as an “Indie Groundbreaking Publisher” in the Aug. 2019 edition of Independent Publisher. Check out the article by Jim Barnes: “Moving and Shaking It Up In Motown“!

We’re pleased to announce our 2018 titles continue to receive recognition from the greater publishing community:

Under The Radar Michigan: The Next 50 by Tom Daldin, Jim Edelman and Eric Tremonti was awarded a bronze medal in Best Regional Nonfiction, Great Lakes, from the 2019 Independent Publisher Book Awards.

Under The Radar Michigan: The Next 50 is also a finalist in the Recreation/Sports/Travel category in the 29th Annual Midwest Book Awards (gold or silver designation on May 4, 2019).

Jazzy Vegetarian’s Deliciously Vegan by Laura Theodore is a finalist in the Cookbooks/Crafts/Hobbies category in the 29th Annual Midwest Book Awards (gold or silver designation on May 4, 2019).

Jazzy Vegetarian’s Deliciously Vegan was also awarded a silver medal in Cover Design – Large Format from the IBPA’s 2019 Benjamin Franklin book awards.

Scribe Publishing Company’s “Jazzy Vegetarian’s Deliciously Vegan” has been announced a finalist in the prestigious IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards program, which recognizes excellence and innovation in independent publishing.

The awards program includes over fifty categories recognizing excellence in book editorial and design. Jazzy Vegetarian’s Deliciously Vegan is a finalist in the “cover design – large format” category.

“The mission of the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards is simple: to recognize excellence and innovation in independent publishing,” said IBPA CEO Angela Bole. “Unlike many other award programs, the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards demand both editorial and design excellence and entrants are judged independently on both.”

Winners will be announced in April. The full list of finalists is available here.

Laura Theodore

We’re proud to announce our newest author is Laura Theodore, host of the PBS cooking series Jazzy Vegetarian. Laura’s forthcoming cookbook will be the companion publication to the show’s sixth season, airing this fall on national Public Television and Create networks. The book will be released in March 2018.

Scribe Publishing Company book Thunderstone by author Barbara Pietron has been named a finalist for the 2013 Book of the Year Awards by Foreword Reviews, the only review magazine solely dedicated to discovering new indie books, in the young adult fiction category. The book, aimed at a young adult (or “young adult at heart”) audience, tells the story of a teenage girl who must use her newfound spiritual ability to save a quiet lake town in Minnesota from a Native American mythological monster.

The book was published in November of 2013.

Before its release, Publisher’s Weekly called the book “…well-written and entertaining… Jeni makes for a likeable protagonist that readers will identify with.”

Each year, Foreword shines a light on a small group of indie authors and publishers whose groundbreaking work stands out from the crowd. Foreword’s awards are more than just a shiny sticker on the front of a book; they help connect the best indie books to readers eager to discover new stories written by previously unknown authors.

Pietron is a debut author who, in the wake of automotive downsizing, chose to pursue a literary career. Thunderstone was inspired by her personal interests and experiences.

“I’ve been fascinated with Native American culture and beliefs since I was a kid,” said Pietron. “After a trip to Lake Itasca, MN, I decided the unspoiled area was the perfect setting for a story steeped in Native American lore.”

Pietron will be selling and signing copies of Thunderstone at the Southfield Public Library on June 4th, at 7 p.m.  The book is also available online or for order from bookstores.

This is the second time a book from the relatively new Scribe Publishing Company has placed as a finalist in Foreword’s Book of the Year awards. The first time was the company’s first book, Easter Ann Peters’ Operation Cool by Jody Lamb, which went on to win 2012 Book of the Year in juvenile fiction.

In the next two months, a panel of over 100 librarians and booksellers will determine the winners of these prestigious awards.

For more information or to request a review copy, please contact Mel Corrigan at mel (at) scribe-publishing (dot) com.

Scribe Publishing Company novel honored as ForeWord Reviews’ 2012 Book of the Year in juvenile fiction

Michigan author Jody Lamb’s heartwarming middle-grade novel, Easter Ann Peters’ Operation Cool, was named ForeWord Reviews’ 2012 Book of the Year in the juvenile fiction category.

The award was announced recently by ForeWord at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago.

Easter Ann Peters’ Operation Cool tackles the tough topics of parental alcoholism and depression along with coming-of-age struggles of fitting in and bullies.

“It’s a tender story of friendship, coping with parental alcoholism and the power of hope,” said Jennifer Baum, founder and editorial director of Scribe Publishing Company. “From the first time I read Easter Ann Peters’ Operation Cool, I loved the voice the story was written in, and when it became clear how passionate Jody was about the topic of coping with alcoholism, I knew it was something I could stand behind and would be proud to feature as one of Scribe Publishing Company’s first books.”

ForeWord’s Book of the Year Awards program was created to highlight the year’s most distinguished books from independent publishers. Award winners are chosen by librarians and booksellers who are on the front lines, working everyday with patrons and customers. ForeWord Reviews, a quarterly print journal established in 1998, is dedicated to exclusively reviewing independently published books to provide booksellers, librarians, agents, and publishing professionals with reviews of the best titles from small, alternative and academic presses.

Whitmore Lake-based author Jody Lamb was inspired to write the story when she read an estimate from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism that 25 percent of American kids live with at least one parent who abuses alcohol.

“When I was growing up, I thought alcoholism was unique to my family,” Lamb said. “When I discovered how common it is, I was disappointed in the lack of contemporary, effective books on the subject. Millions of kids are coping with the destructive effects of loved ones’ alcoholism and they believe they are alone because it remains a family secret. I wrote a realistic story and hoped it’d help one kid one day. Since its publication, I’ve received encouraging notes from dozens of tweens, teenagers and adults from the U.S., Canada and the U.K. who’ve told me that this story moved and inspired them. That’s the greatest honor in the world.”

We’ve got a booth at the Buy Michigan Now festival in Northville, Michigan, August 2-4. Stay tuned for a schedule of giveaways, author meet-and-greets, signings and readings.

Did you know Easter Ann Peters’ Operation Cool is a finalist for the 2012 Book of the Year Award in juvenile fiction from ForeWord Press? Meet author Jody Lamb this Sunday, May 5 at the Brighton District Library. Read about the event here.

We had a wonderful write up in the Detroit News this week!

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