USA Book News Names RECOLLECTIONS Best Music Book of 2012


Mainstream & Independent Titles Score Top Honors in the
9th Annual USA Best Book Awards

St. Martin’s Press, Harper Collins, Crown, John Wiley & Sons,   Glendower Media, McGraw-Hill, Sterling, Llewellyn Worldwide, Tyndale House,   Thomas Nelson, Sounds True, Chicago Review Press, NASA, American Cancer   Society, and hundreds of Independent Houses contribute to this year’s   Outstanding Competition!




LOS ANGELES –, the   premier online magazine and review website for mainstream and independent   publishing houses, announced the winners and finalists of THE 2012   USA BEST BOOK AWARDSon November 16, 2012. Over 400 winners and   finalists were announced in over 100 categories covering print, e-books and   audio books. Awards were presented for titles published in 2011 and 2012.Jeffrey Keen, President and CEO of USA Book News, said   this year’s contest yielded over 1500 entries from mainstream and independent   publishers, which were then narrowed down to over 400 winners and finalists.Award highlights   include the following:
(Full results listing available on

  • Until        Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him by        Luis Carlos Montalvan with Bret Witter (Hyperion) was honored        in the “Autobiography/Memoirs” category
  • Shut Your Eyes        Tight by John Verdon (Crown) was named #1 Thriller
  • Recollections:        The Motown Sound By The People Who Made It by Jack Ryan (Glendower Media)        of Canton Michigan for the Best in Music.
  • The Fear and        Anxiety Solution: A Breakthrough Process for Healing and Empowerment        with Your Subconscious Mind by Friedemann Schaub MD, Ph.D.        (Sounds True) won the “Best New Self-Help Book”
  • The        Optimization Edge: Reinventing Decision Making to Maximize All Your        Company’s Assets by Steve Sashihara (McGraw-Hill) placed number        one in the General Business category
  • The Voyage of        the Sea Wolf by Eve Bunting (Sleeping Bear Press) took home the        “Children’s Fiction” prize
  • Wings Within        by Franklin Hill, Ph.D., illustrated by Aries Cheung        (Illumination Arts) snagged top honors in the Children’s Picture Book:        Hardcover Fiction category
  • Holly Clegg’s        trim&TERRIFIC™: Kitchen 101: Secrets to Cooking Confidence        (Holly Clegg Cookbook Collection) won the Cookbook category
  • Blackhorse        Riders: A Desperate Last Stand, An Extraordinary Rescue Mission,        and the Vietnam Battle America        Forgot by Philip Keith (St. Martin’s        Press) received top honors in the History: Military category
  • Dressing for        Altitude: U.S.        Aviation Pressure Suits – Wiley Post to Space Shuttle by Dennis R.        Jenkins (NASA) was awarded multiple awards in History
  • The Awakened        Aura: Experiencing the Evolution of Your Energy Body by Kala Ambrose        (Llewellyn Publishing) won Best New Age Book
  • And Still        They Bloom: A Family’s Journey of Loss and Healing by Amy Rovere,        illustrated by Joel Spector (American Cancer Society) won the        Parenting/Family category
  • Your Unique        Self: The Radical Path to Personal Enlightenment by Marc Gafni        (Integral Publishers) won the General Spirituality category
  • Full results        listing available online at

Keen says of the awards, now in their tenth year, “The   2012 results represent a phenomenal mix of books from a wide array of   publishers throughout theUnited     States. With a full publicity and   marketing campaign promoting the results of the USA Best Book Awards, this   year’s winners and finalists will gain additional media coverage for the   upcoming holiday retail season.”

Glendower Media is located inWhitmoreLake  and has a history of winning awards. Many authors have won praise and   recognition under the Glendower banner.    New titles will be forth coming in 2013 and Glendower expects more   winners.

Winners and finalists traversed the publishing landscape:   St. Martin’s Press, Harper Collins, Crown, John Wiley & Sons, Hyperion,   McGraw-Hill, Sterling, Llewellyn Worldwide, Tyndale House, Thomas Nelson,   Sounds True, Chicago Review Press, NASA, American Cancer Society and hundreds   of independent houses contributed to this year’s outstanding competition.   Keen adds, “Our 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.” is an online publication providing   coverage for books from mainstream and independent publishers to the world   online community.

A complete list of the winners and finalists of The 2012   USA Best Book Awards are available online at



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