Wednesday, November 07, 2007


Simon & Schuster, Penguin-Putnam, HarperCollins, Random House,Houghton Mifflin Co., John Wiley & Sons & Hundreds of Independent Titles Score Top Honors in the 4th Annual National “Best Books” Awards

LOS ANGELES –, the premiere online magazine and review website for mainstream and independent publishing houses, announced the winners and finalists of THE NATIONAL “BEST BOOKS” 2007 AWARDS (BBA) on November 1, 2007. Over 500 winners and finalists were announced in over 140 categories covering print, audio books & courses, e-books and interactive CD-ROMs. Awards were presented for titles published in 2007 and late 2006.

Jeffrey Keen, President and CEO of, said this year’s contest yielded an unprecedented number of entries, which were then narrowed down to over 500 winners and finalists.

Award highlights include the following:

  • Yvonne Perry, Author of RIGHT TO RECOVER Winning the Political and Religious Wars over Stem Cell Research in America is the Award-Winning Finalist in the Current Events: Political/Social of the National Best Books 2007 Awards. A complete list of the winners and finalists of the National “Best Books” 2007

  • The Secret by Rhonda Byrne (Simon & Schuster - Atria Books) snagged Best Self-Help: Motivational Book

  • Clive Barker’s highly-entertaining, recently released Mister B. Gone (HarperCollins) was honored in the Horror category

  • The Personality Code: Unlock the Secret to Understanding Your Boss, Your Colleagues, Your Friends…and Yourself by Travis Bradberry (Putnam) topped the Business Career category

  • Indie Title, The Vengeance Trap by Axel & Linda Hansen (Ophir Publishing) won the General Fiction category

  • White Heat by Cherry Adair (Ballantine Books) took home the Best Mystery/Suspense prize

  • The First Commandment by Brad Thor (Simon & Schuster - Atria Books) was awarded hottest Thriller/Adventure

  • Acclaimed Artist & Author Thom Bierdz won multiple categories for his self-published autobiography, Forgiving Troy: The Art-o-Biography of Thom Bierdz. Named as one of the must-read books of 2007 by USA Book News.

  • Full results listing available online at
Keen says of the awards, now in their fourth year, “The 2007 results represent a phenomenal mix of books from a wide array of publishers throughout the United States. As an executive in the publishing PR and marketing industry and president and CEO of JPX Media, I wanted to create an awards competition that recognized books in their publication year rather than months after the original launch window. With a full publicity and marketing campaign promoting the results of BBA, this year’s winners and finalists will gain additional media coverage for the upcoming holiday retail season.”

Winners and finalists traversed the publishing landscape: Simon & Schuster, Penguin-Putnam, HarperCollins, Random House, McGraw-Hill, Houghton Mifflin Co., John Wiley & Sons & hundreds of independent titles contributed to this year’s outstanding BBA competition. Keen adds, “BBA’s 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. USABN Magazine Online is the monthly electronic magazine e-mailed free to a large cross-section of the book buying public. JPX Media, in Los Angeles, California, is the parent company of

Jeffrey Keen, President & CEO of JPX Media, is available for television, radio, and press interviews nationwide to talk about the National “Best Books” 2007 Awards and other publishing industry topics. Contact 800-733-6511 or email for schedule availability.


Sandra Cox said...

'Right to Recover'-Very impressive, Yvonne. Congrats.

mizging said...

I've already offered my congrats on your award. You must be very proud. I really appreciate that you've offered the blog chains as a way to meet new people and make potential fans and friends. This has been such fun.