Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Brag Time: Carolyn's Frugal Editor Named Best by USA Book News







Simon & Schuster, Penguin-Putnam, HarperCollins, Random House, Houghton Mifflin Co., John Wiley & Sons Red Engine Press & Hundreds of Independent Titles Score Top Honors in the 4th Annual National “Best Books” Awards

LOS ANGELES – Thursday (Nov. 1, 2007), USA Book News, the premiere online magazine and review website for mainstream and independent publishing houses, announced Carolyn Howard-Johnson's The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success the National Best Book Awards (BBA) in the category of business and publishing. on November 1, 2007.

Jeffrey Keen, President and CEO of USABookNews.com, said this year’s contest yielded an unprecedented number of entries, which were then narrowed down to winners and finalists.

Howard-Johnson is no stranger to awards. Her novel, This Is the Place, won eight awards. Her book of creative nonfiction, Harkening, won three and the companion book to The Frugal Editor, The Frugal Book Promoter: How to Do What Your Publisher Won't is an Irwin award winner. Howard-Johnson's chapbook of poetry, Tracings (Finishing Line Press) won the award of excellence from the Military Writers Society of America.

The author is an extension division instructor for UCLA’s reknowned Writers’ Program and speaks at writers' conferences nationwide. She was named Woman of the Year in Arts and Entertainment by the California Legislature and American Business Women's Association (ABWA) named her Outstanding Woman.

Winners and finalists traversed the publishing landscape: Simon & Schuster, Penguin-Putnam, HarperCollins, Random House, McGraw-Hill, Houghton Mifflin Co., John Wiley & Sons & hundreds of independent titles contributed to this year’s outstanding BBA competition. Keen adds, “BBA’s success begins with the enthusiastic participation of authors and publishers and continues with our distinguished panel of industry judges who bring to the table their extensive editorial, PR, marketing, and design expertise.”

USABookNews.com is an online publication providing coverage for books from mainstream and independent publishers to the world online community. USABN Magazine Online is the monthly electronic magazine e-mailed free to a large cross-section of the book buying public. JPX Media, in Los Angeles, California, is the parent company of USABookNews.com.

Learn more about Howard-Johnson at http://carolynhoward-johnson.com or http://www.howtodoitfrugally.com

Full results listing is available online at www.USABookNews.com.

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Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author THIS IS THE PLACE; HARKENING: A COLLECTION OF STORIES REMEMBERED; TRACINGS, a chapbook of poetry; and two how to books, THE FRUGAL BOOK PROMOTER: HOW TO DO WHAT YOUR PUBLISHER WON'T; and THE FRUGAL EDITOR: PUT YOUR BEST BOOK FORWARD TO AVOID HUMILIATION AND ENSURE SUCCESS.
Her other blogs include TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com and AuthorsCoalition.blogspot.com, a blog that helps writers and publishers turn a ho-hum book fair booth into a sizzler.

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