Indie is in, especially when it comes with a prize.
Independent book publisher Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc., recently received two awards in The Next Generation Indie Book Awards. The company, based out of Ocala, FL, also had three category finalists in the competition. “I’m thrilled that Atlantic has won so many Indie Book Awards this year,” said Douglas Brown, president of Atlantic Publishing. “In reality, the awards belong to, and are a great tribute to, the great support staff here at Atlantic: the editors; peer review editors; proofing editors; authors; graphic designers; and editorial, design and PR assistants.”
The awards program honors remarkable independently published books and judges books on content. “We like to think of our awards program as the Sundance of the book publishing world,” Catherine Goulet, a chair of the Indie Book Awards Program, said.
“The Indie Book Awards are especially vital in contemporary publishing; they bridge a gap and provide a means of greater recognition by authors whose writing warrants it. I’m quite honored to have my work recognized,” said Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc. author Cynthia Reeser.
The Next Generation Indie Book Awards is presented by Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group, which promotes professional standards in independent publishing. The awards program recognizes independent publishers and authors in 60 different book categories. The winner of each category receives a cash prize, an award, and exposure. The winning titles are also reviewed by a New York literary agent.
Below are the Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc. book winners and finalists.
Title: The Complete Guide to Spotting Accounting Fraud & Cover-Ups: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply
Author: Martha Maeda
The Complete Guide to Spotting Accounting Fraud & Cover-Ups delves into the dangers of the business world and offers readers clear explanations of accounting terms that are easily understood. This book provides a comprehensive glance at fraud in large and small corporations, showing the different types of frauds, the people committing them, and how they are accomplished. Author Martha Maeda unleashes the basic steps of detecting fraud in the workplace after it has happened and tells readers how to prevent it from occurring again. This comprehensive guide will help you spot accounting fraud and will provide you with the resources to protect yourself and your investments. Learn what to look for and how to outsmart the office crook so that you and your investments stay safe and sound.
Winner: Young Adult Non-Fiction
Title: The Complete Guide to Personal Finance: For Teenagers and College Students
Author: Tamsen Butler
The Complete Guide to Personal Finance: For Teenagers and College Students is your tool to getting control of your finances early. You will learn how to make and stick to a budget, open a bank account, write a check and balance a checkbook, pay for a car, get and manage credit, determine your needs versus your wants, and avoid financial mistakes. You will also learn about investment options, taxes, debit and credit cards, and basic budgeting tips.
Finalist: Writing and Publishing
Title: How to Write and Publish a Successful Children’s Book: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply
Author: Cynthia Reeser
How to Write and Publish a Successful Children’s Book: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply begins with a history of children’s publishing and details the different types of books and publishers in the industry. Author Cynthia Reeser provides insight on what children enjoy reading, as well as key information about effective story creation, illustration, and self-publication. Reeser even provides information regarding work submissions, networking, and publishing in other markets. Long-term career building and development is also discussed in this complete guide to becoming a successful children’s book author.
Finalist: Coffee Table Book/Photography
Title: Light, Shadow & Skin Tone: The Complete Guide to Shooting Black & White Glamour Photography Both Digitally and on Film
Author: Bill Lemon
Featuring both studio and outdoor settings, Light, Shadow & Skin Tone explains how each photo was created — image by image — and focuses on how to manipulate light on different sets that will accent the body’s beauty. In addition to Lemon’s style of “show by example,” he explains the post-production process for digital photography. Complete with dozens of examples and hints on posing and working with models, Light, Shadow & Skin Tone is for intermediate to advanced glamour photographers eager in refining their skills. Lemon discusses the equipment used, the type of light, fill flash, exposures, and the time of day, that produce the best images, as well as how to use the light to your advantage.
Title: How to Use the Internet to Get Your Next Job
Author: Janet Nagle
How to Use the Internet to Get Your Next Job explores the world of online job searching, allowing readers to consider career alternatives that were previously not available in the days of newspaper searches. Even the most technologically savvy will learn how to conduct an effective job search, as this book guides readers through every step of the online application process from creating résumés, managing time spent online to developing job site profiles. Filled with tips and lists of helpful Web sites, Janet Nagle’s book includes information about major online job boards, such as CareerBuilder and Monster, as well as niche sites for every industry, from health care to education.
All books are available for review as a hard copy or PDF, excerpting, resale, and per inquiry advertising. High-resolution images are also on hand upon request. For more information on these books, visit Atlantic Publishing Group (http://www.atlantic-pub.com).