The Indie Book Awards were established to recognize and honor the most exceptional independently published books and is presented by the Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group in cooperation with Marilyn Allen of Allen O’Shea Literary Agency.
This year, Third Bridge Press entered “Building Business Value” and although we didn’t win the lavish first place prize, we were selected as one of the four ‘finalists.’ I use the personal pronoun ‘we’ in this case, because although I was the author, a lot of hands go into publishing a book. The editing was done by Sharon Goldinger and her team at PeopleSpeak in Los Angeles. The layout was done by Beverly Butterfield of Girl of the West Productions in Northern California and Mayapriya Long and her team at Bookwrights of Charlottesville, VA designed the cover. Cardinal Press of Indianapolis distributes the book and Edwards Brothers Malloy of Ann Arbor, Michigan were the printers. So you can see, creating an award winning book takes a team. In our case, a very talented and diverse team.
By the way, the winner in the business category this year was “Business Law Battle Plan for Entrepreneurs” published by Aviva Publishing. Congratulations to author Marjorie Jobe!