ANNIE'S PLAID SHIRT is a Foreword Reviews INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award Winner!
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July 21, 2016
By Stacy Davids
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July 21, 2016
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ANNIE’S PLAID SHIRT named a Foreword Reviews’ 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards Winner!

North Miami Beach, FL—Today, Upswing Press is pleased to announce ANNIE’S PLAID SHIRT has been recognized as a Silver winner in the 18th annual Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards.

Narrowed down from nearly 2,000 entries by a panel of librarians and booksellers, along with Foreword Reviews’ editorial staff, the winners are considered the year’s best books published by independent publishers, university presses, and self-published authors. Foreword Reviews made the announcement in a live presentation at the American Library Association Annual Conference. The children's book, ANNIE'S PLAID SHIRT, won Silver in the category of Picture Books, Early Reader.

“Foreword’s INDIEFAB judges are the key to our winners selection process, and, in our minds, the most foolproof way to choose award-winning books,” said Victoria Sutherland, publisher of Foreword Reviews. “We work with a librarian and bookseller in each category to provide us with an insider’s perspective on what would do well on consumer and library shelves. Using industry professionals confirms the trade quality of a book.”

“Wow! Winning this award is very meaningful to me,” said Stacy B. Davids, author, psychologist, and indie publisher. “ANNIE’S PLAID SHIRT was published by a tiny, indie press, and I love that the judges for this award were librarians and booksellers. The award helps bring recognition to this confidence-building, important children’s book.”

About Upswing Press: Upswing Press an independent publisher of high quality, unique, and important books. ANNIE'S PLAID SHIRT is the company's first picture book, and it is a Mom's Choice Awards GOLD recipient and a Foreword Reviews IndieFab Book of the Year Award Winner. The book has also received numerous 5-star reviews, including from the San Francisco Book Review.


ANNIE'S PLAID SHIRT is available to purchase at Upswing Press' website and at Amazon. You can view sample pages and watch the book trailer here.


About Foreword: Foreword Magazine, Inc is a media company featuring a Folio:-award-winning quarterly print magazine, Foreword Reviews, and a website devoted to independently published books. In the magazine, they feature reviews of the best 170 new titles from independent publishers, university presses, and noteworthy self-published authors. Their website features daily updates: reviews along with in-depth coverage and analysis of independent publishing from a team of more than 100 reviewers, journalists, and bloggers.

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