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‘Simon and the Big, Bad, Angry Beasts’ is book award finalist


Flyaway Books’ 2018 offering vying to be ‘Foreword’ INDIES Book of the Year

by Flyaway Books | Special to Presbyterian News Service

LOUISVILLE  — Flyaway Books has announced that Ian de Haes’ Simon and the Big, Bad, Angry Beasts: A Book about Anger” has been recognized as a finalist in the 21st annual Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards.

Flyaway Books is affiliated with Westminster John Knox Press, the academic and trade imprint of the Presbyterian Publishing Corporation.

As part of its mission to discover, review, and share the best books from university and independent publishers, Foreword Magazine, Inc. hosts an awards program each year. Finalists represent the best books published in 2018. After more than 2,000 individual titles spread across 56 genres were submitted for consideration, the list of finalists  was determined by “Foreword’s” editorial team. Winners will be decided by an expert team of booksellers and librarians, representing “Foreword’s” readership from across the country.

“Determining the INDIES finalists is such a rewarding process,” said Victoria Sutherland, founder/publisher of “Foreword Reviews.” “Each year we are reminded what a vital part of publishing indie presses occupy, and knowing what the recognition could mean to an individual book inspires us to provide our finalist judges with the best choices to help them determine the winners. We take this privilege very seriously.”

“Flyaway Books is honored to be included with these other wonderful nominees,” said David Dobson, Associate Publisher for Westminster John Knox Press. “Providing children and the adults who care for them with books that celebrate diversity and compassion is very important to us, and having our books recognized for their excellence is very meaningful.”

Winners in each genre — along with Editor’s Choice Prize winners and Foreword’s INDIE Publisher of the Year — will be announced June 14.

About “Foreword”

Founded in 1998, Foreword Magazine, Inc. is the only media company completely devoted to independent publishing. Publishers of a “Folio” Magazine Publishing award-winning bimonthly print review journal, special interest products, and daily online content feeds, “Foreword exclusively covers university and independent (non “Big 5”) publishers, the books they publish, and their authors. “Foreword” is based in Traverse City, Michigan, with staff based worldwide.

About Flyaway Books

Flyaway Books is a new children’s book program dedicated to creating books that will inspire the next generation to fly. Books featured in the program carry themes of diversity, inclusion, self- esteem, kindness, compassion, and care for our world. The titles are intentionally multicultural in their artwork and characters. Visit for more information.

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