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Awards & Nominations Stack Up from IPPY, Next Generation, Nautilus,
James Beard, ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year
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New York, NY, May 8, 2013 – Small, but mighty, Manhattan-based, Random House-distributed Welcome Books has reeled in a clutch of prestigious awards and nominations for four of their Fall 2012 titles.
“We’ve been incredibly lucky in the past but five out of five is magnificent. Bravo creators!” exclaimed Welcome Books founder and publisher, Lena Tabori.
The awards and award nominations bestowed on Welcome Books 2012 titles are as follows:
Everyday Heroes: 50 Americans Changing The World One Nonprofit At a Time by Katrina Fried, Photographs by Paul Mobley
- Nautilus Gold Grand Winner, General Adult
- Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Finalist, Social Sciences*
- IPPY Outstanding Book of the Year, Most Likely to Save the Planet
- Nautilus Silver Award, Photography/Art category
- Foreword Reviews Book of the Year, Social Sciences, finalist*
- Indie Next Generation Book Award, Coffee Table Book/Photography
Afield: Preparing and Cooking Wild Game and Fish by Jesse Griffiths, with photographs by Jody Horton
- IPPY Bronze Award in the Cookbook category
- James Beard Foundation Book Awards, Nominee Finalist
- Foreword Reviews Book of the Year, Cooking, finalist*
- IPPY Gold Award in the Fine Arts category
- Foreword Reviews Book of the Year, Art, finalist*
*Winners will be announced at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago, on June 28th.
More about the various awards after the jump. See current and previous award-winning Welcome Books titles here.
Media Contact: Andy Reynolds, 212-989-3200, email@example.com
Welcome Books is a publisher of distinctive, exquisitely crafted visual books on a variety of subjects, distributed by Random House. Continue reading
April 16, 2013, New York, NY – Going on now through the end of May at the Chelsea Market Concourse is the Funny Food Art Exhibit. Photographs by Bill Wurtzel from the healthy-eating book for kids, Funny Food: 365 Fun, Healthy, Silly, Creative Breakfasts (Welcome Books) by Bill and his wife, Claire Wurtzel.
The FREE exhibition includes 40 hilarious photographs of characters, cars, and portraits, made using healthy ingredients from everyday breakfasts you know and love. From laughing bagels, fruity beauties and nutty professors to food-faced celebrities like Mona Lisa (Plumalisa), the show is tasty fun for the whole family.
Swing by with the kids and get ready to laugh out loud, especially when they see your face through the Funny Food portrait cut-out! It’s healthy and happy fun.
Who: Photographer Bill Wurtzel
What: The Funny Food Art Exhibit
Where: Chelsea Market Concourse, 75 Ninth Ave. between 15 & 16 Streets. (212) 243-6005.
When: Now through May 2013Monday – Saturday 7:00am – 9:00pm; Sunday 8:00am – 8:00pm.
April 9, New York, NY – AFIELD: A Chef’s Guide to Preparing and Cooking Wild Game and Fish by Jesse Griffiths (author) & Jody Horton (photographer) has been nominated for a 2013 James Beard Foundation Book Award (Single Subject category).
The James Beard Foundation Awards were established in 1990 and are often called “The Oscars of Food.”Held on the first weekend in May, the Awards honor the finest chefs, restaurants, wine professionals, journalists, cookbook authors, restaurant designers, and other food professionals in the United States. The awards are voted on by more than 600 culinary professionals. Recipients receive a bronze medallion etched with the image of the late James Beard and a certificate from the Foundation. Cookbook Winners will be announced May 3, 2013 in New York City at Gotham Hall.
“We are stunned and ecstatic that the Beard foundation would recognize AFIELD. The collaboration between us took almost three years of hard, but enjoyable, work, and we hope this honor signifies a new awareness of wild foods, responsible eating, and conservation..” – Jesse Griffiths and Jody Horton
Released in September 2012, Griffiths and Horton’s masterful, informative and frankly beautiful book has been–and continues to be–widely heralded by critics and fans alike.
Sam Sifton featured the book on two pages in the New York Times Magazine. The Chicago Tribune devoted the entire front page of their “Good Eating” section to Afield. Hank Shaw, author of Hunt, Gather, Cook called it “one of a very few modern cookbooks that does justice to America’s wild game and fish.” Carla Hall, co-host of “The Chew” (ABC-TV) raved, “Much praise goes to Jesse for making the art of hunting and cooking game approachable.” Read quotes about AFIELD here.
Welcome Books is a publisher of distinctive, exquisitely crafted visual books on a variety of subjects, distributed by Random House. Their Cooking with Italian Grandmothers by Jessica Theroux won the Judge’s Choice IACP Award last year.
My new book, You’re My Dawg, Dog: A Lexicon of Dog Terms for People ($12.95, Welcome Books), is more good news for my fellow procrastinators.
As John Perry explained in his guilt-relieving guide to avoiding work, the key is to do something productive while not doing what you’re supposed to be doing, an important skill in this dog-eat-dog world.
Of course, like all right action, it’s easier done in contemplation. You’re My Dawg only happened after there wasn’t any more laundry to do, I couldn’t stand looking at my beaten up investments one more time, had forbidden myself the Internet, and I realized the people I wanted to waste time with on the phone have lives. What I was so diligently not doing was completing my now-finished new novel, Corrupted Humours. During the dog days I started taking long walks in the woods where it was cooler and where I could pretend I was working out issues of plot and character, and usually ended up thinking about neglected chores or my bad investments, but one day started making lists of dog terms in my head. Continue reading
Revised and updated A Bride’s Book of Lists: Everything You Need to Plan the Perfect Wedding, by floral designer and wedding planner Marsha Heckman is out now, just in time for the Spring/Summer wedding season. It is the companion book to the best-selling, sanity-saving, and reassuringly practical A Bride’s Book: An Organizer, Journal, and Keepsake for the Year of the Wedding, which is beautifully illustrated with photos of Heckman’s gorgeous bridal bouquets. A few sample pages from A Bride’s Book of Lists, after the jump: Contents, Timing, When To Marry, By The Numbers. Start planning–or dreaming! And, if they’re in order: Congratulations! Continue reading
In anticipation of the February 26 release of You’re My Dawg, Dog–our funny, illustrated book of dog terms–we thought you might like this sweet video. You’re My Dawg, Dog author, Don Friedman” says, “Seven year old Ava Hudak sings about her dawg dog—expressing what all dog owners feel. Prepare to be charmed!” We think it’s very “Dawg” See the You’re My Dawg, Dog trailer video here.
Achievement Unlocked: The Rise of Video Games in Global Culture
with Chris Melissinos (The Art of Video Games)
February 15, 2013 (Friday)
NYU Game Center
721 Broadway, Lower Level, Room 006
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OPEN TO THE PUBLIC + FREE!
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New York City – February 1, 2013 – Join The Art of Video Games: From Pac-Man to Mass Effect guest curator and co-author, Chris Melissinos (@cmelissinos) as he discusses the evolution of video games from their humble beginnings to their eventual arrival as one of the most significant forms of artistic expression in human history.
With unique insight that spans his almost 40 years of playing, collecting, developing, and curating video games, Melissinos will discuss how video games have grown in importance, the opportunity they represent in transforming culture, and how he turned this passion into one of the most visited exhibitions in the history of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The Art of Video Games originally ran there March 16 – September 20, 2013 before heading out on a ten-city, three-year U.S. tour. The exhibition opens February 15, 2013 at Seattle’s EMP Museum and will run through May 12, 2013.
Copies of The Art of Video Games ($40, Welcome Books) by Chris Melissinos & Patrick O’Rourke–the companion book to the exhibition–will be available for purchase and signing.
If you plan to attend, please RSVP to The NYU Game Center.
If you wish to post and print the flyer about the event, click here for the PDF.
Questions about The Art of Video Games book, contact Andy Reynolds at Welcome Books email@example.com 212-989-3200
Welcome Books is a publisher of distinctive, exquisitely crafted visual books on a variety of subjects. Distributed by Random House.
You’re My Dawg, Dog: a Lexicon of Dog Terms for People is the clever and charmingly illustrated 84-page book that every one of the 78 million pet dogs in this country will want to get for his person! On a single page you will find quotes from Shakespeare and Rihanna, Pre-Socratic philosophers, Black Sabbath and the NASDAQ.