The 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards have been announced and Crossing Swords has won two book awards, including a $100 cash prize!
Religious Non-Fiction Winner
In the category of Religious Non-Fiction, Crossing Swords: Mary Baker Eddy vs. Victoria Claflin Woodhull and the Battle for the Soul of Marriage by Cindy Safronoff tied for first place with The Case Against Origen and Reincarnation by Eric Liberatos. This first-place win award includes a Winner Certificate, a gold metal, and a $100 cash prize. As a Winner it will be listed in the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards brochure to be distributed at the Book Expo America (BEA) publishing industry convention in Chicago, and will also be reviewed by Allen O’Shea Literary Agency of New York for possible representation.
Women’s Issues Finalist
Crossing Swords was also named one of five Finalists in the category of Women’s Issues, earning it a finalist metal and certificate. The winner in the Women’s Issues category was Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox Book by Joanne Cronrath Bamberger. The other finalists were Fat Girl, Skinny: A Memoir by Amye Archer, Jewels of Allah: The Untold Story of Women in Iran, by Nina Ansary, Shifts: An Anthology of Women’s Growth Through Change, Edited by Michelle Duster and Trina Sotira, and The Full Catastrophe, by Karen Lee.
Chicago Awards Ceremony
The 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards contest will hold an awards reception and presentation for winners and finalists at the Newberry Library in Chicago on Wednesday, May 11. The Newberry Library is an independent research library originally founded in 1887 and moved to the current historic building in 1893.
About the Next Generation Indie Book Awards
All 2016 winners and finalists are listed on the website. This is the ninth year for the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, a not-for-profit book contest which was started by the Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group to recognize and honor the most exceptional independently published books in over 70 different categories. All winners and finalists are considered to be among the best of independently published books.
Crossing Swords: Mary Baker Eddy vs. Victoria Claflin Woodhull and the Battle for the Soul of Marriage by Cindy Peyser Safronoff (This One Thing, July 4, 2015) is available on Amazon, by special order through your favorite local bookstore (through Ingram), and at a growing list of public libraries.