Out of over 28,000 independent book publishers in the US, ForeWord magazine selected one winner for their First Independent Publisher of the Year award.
And the winner is...(drum roll please)
From ForeWord's site:
ForeWord has named Kunati Books the first Independent Publisher of the Year. The new honor was created to celebrate ForeWord's tenth anniversary and to recognize Kunati's innovation and fearlessness.
Kunati, a year-old publisher, produces book trailers for every new release, maintains a blog, and encourages its authors to blog and actively participate in
marketing their books. The publisher currently has several movie deals in the works, and its roster of authors includes Pulitzer Prize winner John E. Mack.
On another page on ForeWord's site
, they went on to say:
Kunati is one today’s most innovative independent publishers...It has been called “a publisher to watch” by Booklist and “impressive” by Publishers Weekly; now Kunati Books is ForeWord’s 2007 Independent Publisher of the Year.
Congratulations to everyone at Kunati!!! This is a prestigious award for a wonderful book publishing company that is only in their first official year of publishing books. Way to go!
~Cheryl Kaye Tardif
a proud Kunati author