Tuesday, March 12, 2019

POSTHUMOUS Named 2018 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards Finalist

Denver, Colo. —Today, Flying Solo Press is pleased to announce that POSTHUMOUS (a novel about the power of belief) has been recognized as a finalist in the 21st annual Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards.

As part of its mission to discover, review, and share the best books from university and independent publishers, Foreword Magazine, Inc. hosts an annual 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.

The complete list of finalists can be found here and juvenile fiction here.

“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.”

"We have been thrilled with the success of POSTHUMOUS and excited by its momentum. The book just won the SCBWI Spark Honor Award for excellence in independent publishing and this recognition from Foreword Indies Book of the Year is more icing on the cake!” - Paul Aertker, writer and publisher. To purchase, please support local independent stores wherever and whenever possible.IndieBound Amazon Website

Winners in each genre—along with Editor’s Choice Prize winners and Foreword’s INDIE Publisher of the Year—will be announced June 14, 2019.


Founded in 1998, Foreword Magazine, Inc. is the only media company completely devoted to independent publishing. Publishers of a Folio: 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 POSTHUMOUS: While living in Paris, Ellie Kerr’s mom pens a series of children’s stories, yet sadly dies before they could be published.
Once Ellie and her father return to the US, the twelve-year-old decides to finish what her mother could not. When Ellie is mysteriously blocked by a password on her mother’s computer, she becomes determined to find the truth — even though four failed attempts will destroy the computer’s data, including her mom’s stories!

Ellie’s father thinks that the code is unbreakable, but Ellie believes that her mother might have left a posthumous message in the new password. With the help of friends, Ellie tries to crack the code, publish the books, and ultimately honor her mother.

Also by the same author: Crime Travelers -- "A funny & smart middle-grade series that reads like the Bourne Identity - but for kids."

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