It’s a major book award! Kinda.
I am over the moon that Caskets From Costco has been nominated for a Book of the Year Award in Grief and Grieving.
Here is the press release:
Caskets From Costco named Foreword Reviews’ 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards Finalist
Bellevue, WA – Today, Gravity, a Booktrope Imprint, is pleased to announce CASKETS FROM COSTCO has been recognized as a finalist in the 18th annual Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards. Here is the complete list:
Each year, Foreword Reviews shines a light on a select group of indie publishers, university presses, and self-published authors whose work stands out from the crowd. In the next three months, a panel of more than 100 volunteer librarians and booksellers will determine the winners in 63 categories based on their experience with readers and patrons.
“The 2015 INDIEFAB finalist selection process is as inspiring as it is rigorous,” said Victoria Sutherland, publisher of Foreword Reviews. “The strength of this list of finalists is further proof that small, independent publishers are taking their rightful place as the new driving force of the entire publishing industry.”
“The Gravity Imprint is honored to publish Kelly Wilson’s memoir, Caskets From Costco, and are thrilled she’s being recognized as a Foreword Reviews’ 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards Finalist.” -Rachel Thompson, Director, Gravity Imprint
Foreword Reviews will celebrate the winners during a program at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida in June. We will also name the Editor’s Choice Prize 2015 for Fiction, Nonfiction and Foreword Reviews’ 2015 INDIEFAB Publisher of the Year Award during the presentation.
About Gravity: The focus of Gravity is on stories of trauma and recovery — any kind, both fiction or nonfiction. Gravity isn’t just a force. It’s an impression upon the heart and body: a moment we realize nothing will remain the same.
When colors changed and foods became more bitter or salty or sweet. When the world lurked overhead asking you what you were going to do about it. Gravity is about the moment of impact, the second you realized your life is forever changed.
For the authors here, situation and social stigma brought with it a debilitating, unfair silence. It also brought the realization our darkest moments don’t define us. So now we talk. Unsilenced, empowered catalysts. That’s what we call ourselves on the good days. Yes, we talk about trauma and recovery, but our broken hearts or bleeding souls are healed and have two things in common:
We want the world to know we are not our circumstances.
Our stories carry unbearable weight, but the weight lifted once we shared them.
Real. Raw. Brave.
About Foreword: Foreword Magazine, Inc is a media company featuring a Folio:-award-winning quarterly print magazine, Foreword Reviews, and a website devoted to independently published books. In the magazine, they feature reviews of the best 170 new titles from independent publishers, university presses, and noteworthy self-published authors. Their website features daily updates: reviews along with in-depth coverage and analysis of independent publishing from a team of more than 100 reviewers, journalists, and bloggers. The print magazine is available at most Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million newsstands or by subscription. You can also connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest. They are headquartered in Traverse City, Michigan, USA.