It’s a delight to write this entry. Double Happiness has been winning or placing in most of the book awards it has entered.
I’ve already written about winning Best Memoir at the Paris Book Festival and attending the stateside awards ceremony (see video below).
ForeWord Book Reviews, one of the most prestigious magazines in the growing world of independent publishing, has just announced the winners of its Book of the Year Awards (recently renamed the “IndieFab Awards”). I’m honored to say that Double Happiness has been named Silver Winner in the Travel category, beating out hundreds of other titles.
Here are the awards Double Happiness has won thus far.
- ForeWord Book of the Year
Silver Winner (TRAVEL)
“These are the best of the best, the cream of the crop, the cherries on top a metaphorical ice cream sundae of indie books. You’ve been waiting months and now here they are, the winners of the 2013 IndieFab Book of the Year Awards.”
- Paris Book Festival
“Awarding general excellence and the author’s passion for telling a good story, as well as the potential of the work to gain a wide audience in the worldwide market”
- Indie Excellence Award
“A proud champion of small presses, independent presses, and self-publishers that go the extra mile to produce books of excellence in every aspect.
- Eric Hoffer Award
Honorable Mention (MEMOIR)
“Established at the start of the 21st century as a means of opening a door to writing of significant merit. It honors the memory of the great American philosopher Eric Hoffer.”
- San Francisco Book Festival
Honorable Mention (TRAVEL)
“Considers entries in 18 categories. There is no date of publication restriction. “
I accepted the Paris Book Festival award at the stateside ceremony, at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco:
(apologies for the quality of the video).
Update July 21, 2014: Double Happiness has also been named a Finalist of the 2014 Readers’ Favorite Award.
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by Tony Brasunas on July 17, 2014