2010 Book of the Year Award Finalists Announced

March 14, 2011

ForeWord Reviews is pleased to announce the 2010 Book of the Year Awards list of finalists. Representing more than 350 publishers, the finalists were selected from 1400 entries in 56 categories. These books are examples of independent publishing at its finest.

The Cigar Maker by Mark McGinty is a finalist for the 2010 Book of the Year Awards in the Historical Fiction category. Based on true events, The Cigar Maker is the story of a Cuban cigar maker who battles labor strife and vigilante violence in 1900’s Ybor City, Florida. Mark McGinty is the author of two novels. His work has appeared in Maybourne Magazine, Cigar City Magazine and La Gaceta.

Published by Seventh Avenue Productions, this is the 4th award for The Cigar Maker. The book has also won the following:

  • Honorable Mention – London Book Festival 2010
  • Honorable Mention – New England Book Festival 2010
  • Honorable Mention – DIY Convention 2010

ForeWord Reviews’ Book of the Year Awards program was established to help publishers shine an additional spotlight on their best titles and bring increased attention to librarians and booksellers of the literary and graphic achievements of independent publishers and their authors. Award winners are chosen from real librarians and booksellers, who are on the front lines everyday working with patrons and customers. ForeWord is the only review trade journal devoted exclusively to books from independent houses.

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The Cigar Maker is available on Kindle or from the official website.