The picture book, ANNIE'S PLAID SHIRT, by author and psychologist, Stacy B. Davids, has been named by the Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group as one of the best indie books of 2016.
Stacy B. Davids’ book is a finalist of the picture book category in the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, the world’s largest not-for-profit book awards program for independent publishers and self-published authors.
The awards are judged by leaders of the indie book publishing industry, including many coming from long-standing careers with major publishing houses, to identify books that deserve to reach a wide audience.
“Our awards program is known as the ‘Sundance’ of the book publishing world,” says Catherine Goulet, Chair of the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards program.
Independent book publishing companies are independent of the major conglomerates that dominate the book publishing industry. The indies include small presses, larger independent publishers, university presses, e-book publishers, and self-published authors.
According to Goulet, “Like other independent artists, many indie book publishers face challenges that the industry giants don't experience. The indies have to work much harder to get their best books into readers’ hands.”
"I'm thrilled that my book, ANNIE'S PLAID SHIRT, keeps winning awards," says author Stacy B. Davids. "The book hits on an issue that all children need to know - It's important to be yourself, even in the face of adversity."
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 Finalist. 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. People can view sample pages and watch the book trailer here.
The aim of Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group is to promote professional standards in independent book publishing (also known as "indie" book publishing), and provide support and recognition for the independent book publishing profession.