The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards™, which include over fifty categories recognizing excellence in book editorial and design, are regarded as one of the highest national honors for independent publishers. See below for a list of the 31st annual winners. Gold winners were announced April 5, 2019 during a gala dinner ceremony held in conjunction with IBPA Publishing University in Chicago, Illinois.
Join Rextooth Studios and Museum of the Rockies for the book launch and signing event for Ted Rechlin's new book HOWL: A New Look at the Big Bad Wolf.
Welcome to the incredible world of wolves. Author/illustrator Ted Rechlin offers an insightful and historical look into our love/hate relationship with North America's top niche apex predator. From the true story of Lobo, the alpha wolf in New Mexico's Old West, to the reintroduction of wolves in Yellowstone and Super Wolf 21, Howl relates the incredible adventure of a resourceful species struggling to survive.
Aimed to engage and educate, Howl is an exciting, science-based graphic novel that will captivate readers ages 6 and up.
Howl: A New Look at the Big Bad Wolf
Best known for his thrilling dinosaur-themed graphic novels, Ted Rechlin’s newest release is the incredible story of a resourceful species struggling to survive.
Release date: March 2019
Specs: 96 pages, size 6 3/4" x 10 1/4", color illustrations throughout, hardcover, PUR adhesive bound
Author/Illustrator resides in Helena, MT.
Welcome to Ted Rechlin’s (Jurassic, Sharks, End of the Ice Age) incredible world of wolves. The newest release offers readers an insightful and historical look into our fascinating relationship with on of North America’s top apex predators.
In Howl, readers are introduced to Lobo, one of the West’s most notorious outlaws. Not a bandit or a gunslinger, Lobo is a gray wolf on the run. Rechlin also shares the story of the wolf known as “21” and how the reintroduction of the wolf to Yellowstone National Park changed the very ecosystem of the famed Lamar Valley. Through the wolf’s struggle to survive, Rechlin shares an exciting, full-color, illustrated tour through North America’s complicated history with these extraordinary pack animals.
Aimed to engage, educate, and entertain readers of all ages, Howl demystifies our rocky relationship with this often misunderstood creature in a beautiful comic-style format.
· Newest title from Rextooth Studios
· Draws from true history and the latest conservation efforts
· A fun graphic novel that will entertain, and educate
· Full-color illustrations featuring exciting action in a beautiful hardbound format
FOREWORD REVIEWS ANNOUNCES FINALISTS FOR 2018 INDIES BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS
Traverse City, MI, March 11, 2019—As part of its mission to discover, review, and share the best books from university and independent publishers, Foreword Reviews is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2018 INDIES Book of the Year Awards.
More than 2,000 entries spread across 56 genres were submitted for consideration. The list of finalists was determined by Foreword’s editorial team. Winners are now being decided by a panel of librarian and bookseller judges from across the country.
The complete list of finalists can be found at:
“Determining the INDIES Finalists is such a rewarding process,” said Victoria Sutherland, founder/publisher of Foreword Reviews. “Each year we are reminded what a vital part of publishing indie presses occupy, and knowing what the recognition could mean to an individual book inspires us to provide our finalist judges with the best choices to help them determine the winners. We take this privilege very seriously.”
Winners in each genre—along with Editor’s Choice Prize winners and Foreword’s Independent Publisher of the Year—will be announced June 14, 2019.
Founded in 1998, Foreword Magazine, Inc. is the only media company completely devoted to independent publishing. Publishers of a Folio: award-winning bimonthly print review journal, special interest products, and daily online content feeds, Foreword exclusively covers university and independent (non “Big 5”) publishers, the books they publish, and their authors. Foreword is based in Traverse City, Michigan, with staff based worldwide.