KUDOS



KUDOS for 2nd Annual Awards

We are so thrilled to hear from everyone...here is what they are saying...

A gift from the islands. A blessing for all the work you do and energy that you continue to pour forth into the lives of individuals, as well as community, near and afar. A part of your journey. So glad to meet your presence dearheart. Enjoy the islands.

Lovingly

Ayin

On behalf of Jackie Chase, the author, and me, the publisher, I wish to thank you for this wonderful news. As with any author and her team, many hours of research and polishing go into the production of a worthwhile book, and it is heartwarming to know that your experts saw fit to award Jackie this honor for "Giraffe-Neck Girl" Make Friends With A Different Culture. As a travel author, she is now traveling the ocean, and will respond in person when she returns.

I will extend this deep-felt thank you on behalf the other two books for which Jackie earned your rewards. I am not sure how many other authors earned two "doubles" in a single year, but this is very humbling:

1) To earn two winner awards, the above award for children and the "100 People To Meet Before You Die" Travel to Exotic Cultures book for adults is somewhat rare.

2) To earn both awards (Winner and Finalist) in the Travel category for "100 People" and for "How to Become and Escape Artist" A Traveler's Handbook, in the adult book category, is equally exciting for us as publisher and for Jackie as author.

You are doing a wonderful service, with many hours of work on your side as well. We believe the message of world understanding in ALL of Jackie's books is critical during tense times for encouraging the respect of individuals and nations toward each other. The award process and her awards will help gain the kind of recognition Jackie deserves not only for her but for the principles for which she stands.

Her other book in the Travel category, "All Hands Working Together" Cruise for a Week: Meet 79 Cultures, puts those principles within reach of every vacationer who cruises, for cruising offers an easy opportunity for guests to interact with crewmembers who represent a culture different from their own. The imprint of Royal Caribbean International's management principles of tolerance toward others who must work as a team to please the guests is evident from the words of crew members whom Jackie interviewed. We need more stories similar to her books. They share ideas with our fellow planet dwellers that may lead to a more peaceful world.

Sincerely,

Gordon Ralph

Everything looks good, and THANK YOU ! Regardless of the outcome, it's an honor to participate - and thank you again for this great service you do for the independent author community!

Jonathan Maas

I just want to say how pleased I am that my debut novel, Riders of the Tides, was a Finalist in the New Fiction category. You will see my work again next year with my second novel which is now published and with a release date in November.

Fredrick Cooper, Author

I wanted to let you know about a special homecoming week that is being planned for Brian back in his hometown just outside of New Orleans in September - sponsored by Archway Publishing, Barnes & Noble, iTunes / iBooks, and several others. The week will include:

*Book Signing at Barnes & Noble

*A special event in his honor featuring a Q&A hosted by Emmy award winning writer and producer of "The Golden Girls” - Winifred Hervey

During the homecoming week, more than 1,500 books are set to be distributed and all of them will feature the logos of the awards “Enter Miss Thang” has won to date including BHBA.

I will make sure our office keeps you updated on the coverage. BHBA was the first to honor “Enter Miss Thang,” which was a very proud milestone for Brian indeed.

Beverly-Claire

"Special thanks the Beverly Hills Book Awards® Team! My first novel, SURLY BONDS, won the Military Fiction category! Thank you all for helping our dreams come true!"

Michael Byars Lewis

"I recently learned that my novel, Nu Logic, Rise of the Neos, was the Winner of your Beverly Hills Book Award® for 2014 in Science Fiction! I am soooooo thrilled!!! I just wanted to send a brief note of thanks to you and this year’s judges."

All smiles!

Warm regards,

Bill Gourgey

"Thank you very much for the notification of my award from the Beverly Hills Book Awards®, recognizing my novel My Life With Wings. I am very flattered to have received such an honor, particularly since I am new at writing fiction. Again, thanks to you and everyone at your organization for honoring my book. "

Best wishes,

Hal Marcovitz

"Thank you again.

"The text message sent garbled words which were something about winning a first place on a book but the finalist award was great as well. Belize was the best place for diving but not for finding wifi for reading email messages. I didn’t sleep the next two days wondering if I truly had won a contest for one of the four books I entered in the Beverly Hills Book Awards® contest or was the message a joke? How could wifi be down when I needed it the most? Needless to say when I found out that I won two first class awards and a finalist award I couldn’t sleep again. I wore the shock, the thrill, and the goose bumps for days as friends sensed a change in my behavior.

"Thanking you for providing me with the opportunity to enter your contest seems like such a small way to tell you how this has changed my life. We all like to have our confidence stretch a little higher. The local newspaper after talking with me, did just that with their one inch title of winning a trio of awards. The real thrill for me is seeing that gold seal every time I look at one of these books knowing that a group of judges felt like honoring me for the work I put into my books.

"You made it possible with all your hard work and patience. These awards are invaluable to me and all I can say again is I sincerely appreciate all your help."

best,

Jackie Chase
jackie@culturesoftheworld

www.culturesoftheworld.com
www.worldtraveldiva.com blog
www.adventuretravelpress.com to buy books

Thank you Beverly Hills Book Awards®!

It is so exciting that the books I am publishing are receiving such fabulous awards! So proud of Kim Somers Egelsee and Getting Your Life to a 10 Plus.

Looking forward to submitting more books in 2015.

Warmly,

Susie Augustin
Get Branded Press

www.SexyFitFab.com

"I received your e-mail this morning and everyone in our camp is thrilled beyond words!

"Please see attached press release that went out earlier.

"A lot of media focused on the gay community has already posted comments including: The Randy Report

"Several clients, friends and the publishers have also sent congratulatory tweets and Facebook messages. (Archway Publishing and Author Solutions)"

"This is such a huge honor. When I spoke to Brian with this great news, he was very moved."

Sincerely,

Beverly Claire Davis
Enter Talking Client Relations
Phone: 213-327-0473
Fax: 213-985-7164
EnterTalkingClientRelations.com
Twitter: @EnterMissThang

"I wish to express my heartfelt thanks to you and the judges of the Beverly Hills Book Awards®. I am overwhelmed to have been selected as the General Fiction winner.

"My sincerest gratitude for your time and dedication to independent authors! Again, thank you."

Best Regards.

Maria Naccarato Callison

"I am thrilled to have been selected as a finalist in the memoir section for 2014 Beverly Hills Book Awards®.  This means a lot ...

"Thank you all so much."

Jenny Hayworth author of Inside/Outside:  One Woman’s Recovery from Abuse and a Religious Cult

"I'm really excited. I was even more excited when I found out you donate the books after the competition as opposed to just discarding them. That's awesome. I'm looking forward to the results. "

Blessings,

Rosetta

"Thank you Beverly Hills Book Awards®!

"It is so exciting that the books I am publishing are receiving such fabulous awards! So proud of Kim Somers Egelsee and Getting Your Life to a 10 Plus.

"Looking forward to submitting more books in 2015."

Warmly,

Susie Augustin, Get Branded Press

''I am very proud of winning the Beverly Hills Book Awards® 2014. This award will be very important to my literary career and to promote my novels.''

Thank you,

João Cerqueira

March 30, 2014

On behalf of Jackie Chase, the author, and me, the publisher, I wish to thank you for this wonderful news. As with any author and her team, many hours of research and polishing go into the production of a worthwhile book, and it is heartwarming to know that your experts saw fit to award Jackie this honor for "Giraffe-Neck Girl" Make Friends With A Different Culture. As a travel author, she is now traveling the ocean, and will respond in person when she returns.

I will extend this deep-felt thank you on behalf the other two books for which Jackie earned your rewards. I am not sure how many other authors earned two "doubles" in a single year, but this is very humbling:

1) To earn two winner awards, the above award for children and the "100 People To Meet Before You Die" Travel to Exotic Cultures book for adults is somewhat rare.

2) To earn both awards (Winner and Finalist) in the Travel category for "100 People" and for "How to Become an Escape Artist" A Traveler's Handbook, in the adult book category, is equally exciting for us as publisher and for Jackie as author.

You are doing a wonderful service, with many hours of work on your side as well. We believe the message of world understanding in ALL of Jackie's books is critical during tense times for encouraging the respect of inpiduals and nations toward each other. The award process and her awards will help gain the kind of recognition Jackie deserves not only for her but for the principles for which she stands. Her other book in the Travel category, "All Hands Working Together" Cruise for a Week: Meet 79 Cultures, puts those principles within reach of every vacationer who cruises, for cruising offers an easy opportunity for guests to interact with crewmembers who represent a culture different from their own. The imprint of Royal Caribbean International's management principles of tolerance toward others who must work as a team to please the guests is evident from the words of crew members whom Jackie interviewed. We need more stories similar to her books. They share ideas with our fellow planet dwellers that may lead to a more peaceful world. Sincerely,

Gordon Ralph, Publisher@AdventureTravelPress.com, Lady Lake FL 32159

414 807 5433

cc: Jackie Chase

Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms is honored, as its author is, to be included in the Winner’s Circle for the Second Annual Beverly Hills Book Awards® in the Writing/Publishing category. This is  Author YOU’s fifth award received within the initial publication year—quite a feat! When we go back to print next month, we will proudly display the BHBA logo on the back cover.  As I tell all the authors that I have the pleasure of working with: book awards are an important of your marketing strategy.  

Dr. Judith Briles  
Creating successful authors with practical publishing guidance.™

The Book Shepherd Author and Publishing Expert
Author, Speaker, Consultant, Radio Show Host
Chief Visionary Officer of AuthorU.org Judith@Briles.com

"On behalf of B. Seymour Rabinovitch, thank you very much for this recognition. It is appreciated."

Best regards,

Sandra DeLapp
Porter Book Promotions
porterbookpromotions@gmail.com

"Thank you so much. We just ordered the stickers.  Chef Gordon and I are Thrilled!"

Reparata

"I am very proud to be a finalist in the category of Humor. I'd like to order a wall certificate to frame. Please let me know how to go about this. "

Sincerely,

Richard Baker

"Woo hoo !!!!!"

MJ

"Thank you so much— this means a lot to me.  So far, An Animal Life has been pretty well received.

"I'll keep you folks posted as we progress with the screen adaptation and book two in the series."

Sincerely,

Howard Krum  MS, VMD, MA

"Saw the results today and noticed that the Last Circle did not make the multicultural cut. However, I did want to thank you for the opportunity to participate. Even in your second year, the Beverly Hills Book Awards are clearly having an impact in drawing attention to the work of emerging authors in an extremely saturated market.

"I wish you all the very best in that endeavor moving forward and please pass on my thanks to the judges for taking the time to review my work."

Thank you again!

Gretchen Blickensderfer (The Last Circle)

"What a wonderful surprise to open up the email and discover my book The Nun and the Narc is a winner in in Beverly Hills Book Award® contest. Thanks so much to you and all the judges who took time to read the entries. I'm absolutely thrilled to be a winner. "

Catherine Castle
The Nun and the Narc  by Catherine Castle, available at Amazon
2104 Beverly Hill Book Award Winner

Dear Team,

"Imagine my surprise when I opened my email and received the notice of being awarded Winner in the children's religious category! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I am so pleased and honored to be recognized in the Beverly Hills Book Award contest and I thank you for helping showcase authors of every genre.

"I am so encouraged by this award and want to thank the panel of judges and all who were involved. You've made my 2014!!!"

Kind regards,

Nancy Scalabroni
Si, Mama, Si, Papa

"I just wanted to say that I really appreciate being an entrant in the Beverly Hills Book Awards. Win or lose, having my book, "The 65-year-old Teenager", entered has added a substantial measure of excitement and meaning to this book, to my writing, and to my life."

Thank you!

Regards,

Andrew Lawrence
(Andrew Salad)

"What a wonderful honor!"

Thank you.

Debbie Wilde
Debra L. Wilde Consulting, Ltd.