By Don C. Reed

Both my book, “STEM CELL BATTLES: Proposition 71 and Beyond”, and Paul Knoepfler’s “GMO SAPIENS”, made the finals of the Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Awards!

My friend Paul, America’s first blogging scientist, and I are both published by World Scientific, a small but superb independent publishing company.

We received our notification of the award status, which read:

“I am pleased to inform you that (in my case) “Stem Cell Battles” has been selected as a finalist of the Foreword Reviews INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award (Adult Nonfiction Science category)!

“Thousands of books are entered and a panel of over 120 librarians and booksellers take part in the judging, narrowing it down to a group of finalists and winners, all independently published, in over 60 categories.

“The list of finalists in your category is posted at

Here are the finalists in the Science category.

The nominees are…

“The Orbital Perspective”, by Ron Garan, Berrett-Koehler Publishers;

“The Cannabis Encyclopedia”, Van Patten Publishing;

“Spaceshots and Snapshots of Projects Mercury and Gemini”, by John Bisney and J. L. Pickering, University of New Mexico Press;

“Moonshots and Snapshots of Project Apollo”, by John Bisney and J.L. Pickering, University of New Mexico Press;

“From the Great Wall to the Great Collider”, by Steve Nadis and Shing-Tung Yau, published by International Press of Boston;

“Building the H Bomb”, by Kenneth Ford, World Scientific Publishing;

“GMO Sapiens”, by Paul Knoepfler, World Scientific Publishing;

“Stem Cell Battles: Proposition71 and Beyond”, by Don C. Reed, World Scientific Publishing.

Who will win? Stay tuned…
Foreword Reviews Announces Finalists for 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards
Traverse City, MI, March 7, 2016—Foreword Reviews, a media company devoted to reviewing books from small, independent publishers and university presses, is pleased to announce the finalists for its 18th annual INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards.
Visit the Foreword Reviews website for a full list of the finalists, searchable by genre.
Each year, Foreword Reviews shines a light on a select group of indie publishers, university presses, and self-published authors whose work stands out from the crowd. In the next three months, a panel of more than 130 volunteer librarians and booksellers will determine the winners in 66 categories based on their experience with readers and patrons.
“The 2015 INDIEFAB finalist selection process is as inspiring as it is rigorous,” said Victoria Sutherland, publisher of Foreword Reviews. “The strength of this list of finalists is further proof that small, independent publishers are taking their rightful place as the new driving force of the entire publishing industry.”
Foreword Reviews will celebrate the winners during a program at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida in June. We will also name the Editor’s Choice Prize 2015 for Fiction, Nonfiction and Foreword Reviews’ 2015 INDIEFAB Publisher of the Year Award during the presentation.
About Foreword: Foreword Magazine, Inc is a media company featuring a Folio:-award-winning quarterly print magazine, Foreword Reviews, and a website devoted to independently published books. In the magazine, they feature reviews of the best 170 new titles from independent publishers, university presses, and noteworthy self-published authors. Their website features daily updates: reviews along with in-depth coverage and analysis of independent publishing from a team of more than 100 reviewers, journalists, and bloggers. The print magazine is available at most Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million newsstands or by subscription. You can also connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest. They are headquartered in Traverse City, Michigan, USA.

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