Welcome Books Picks Up Five out of Five Major Book Awards


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

The American Nurse: Photographs & Interviews by Carolyn Jones

  • 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*

Artists in Love: From Picasso & Gilot to Christo & Jeanne-Claude – A Century of Creative and Romantic Partnerships by Veronica Kavass

  • 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, andy@welcomebooks.com

Welcome Books is a publisher of distinctive, exquisitely crafted visual books on a variety of subjects, distributed by Random House.

The IPPYs are the Independent Publisher Book Awards, the largest independent book awards contest in the world, selecting winners from over 5000 books submitted by over 2000 independent publishers.

ForeWord Reviews‘ Book of the Year Awards were established to bring increased attention to librarians and booksellers of the literary and graphic achievements of independent publishers and their authors. ForeWord is the only review trade journal devoted exclusively to books from independent houses.

Next Generation Indie Book Award is the largest Not-for-Profit book awards program for indie authors and independent publishers. In its sixth year of operation, the Next Generation Indie Book Awards was established to recognize and honor the most exceptional independently published books in 60 different categories, for the year, and is presented by Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group (www.IBPPG.com) in cooperation with Marilyn Allen of Allen O’Shea Literary Agency.

Nautilus Book Awards recognizes books that Promote Spiritual Growth, Conscious Living, and Positive Social Change as they stimulate the imagination and inspire the reader to new possibilities for a better world.

James Beard Foundation Awards cover all aspects of the industry—from chefs and restaurateurs to cookbook authors and food journalists to restaurant designers and architects and more—the Beard Awards are the highest honor for food and beverage professionals working in North America. The awards are presented each spring at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Nominees and winners are fêted at a weekend of events in New York City that has become the social and gastronomic highlight of the year.