Foreword Magazine says, “Whether you’re a librarian, a bookseller, or a general lover of books, you know that independent presses and authors are publishing some of the most innovative, creative, and beautiful books. To honor the very best of indie publishing each year, Foreword Magazine created the Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards. Thousands of books are entered each year, and their panel of more than 120 librarians and booksellers take part in the judging, narrowing it down to a group of finalists and winners that represent the best books, all independently published, in over 60 categories.”
And guess who is a finalist in TWO categories? Derby Girl: A Memoir, by Sammi Jones, is listed as a finalist in the categories of Autobiography and Memoir and LGBT. We wish Sammi all the best of luck! The first-place winners will be announced in June, but we know that Sammi is the jammer who has already scored!
For more details, check out Foreword’s write-up of this fantastic news here.