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Friday, October 20, 2006

Winners and Finalists of's Best Books 2006


LOS ANGELES – We are proud to announce Southern Fried Women as a finalist in the Short Story Category. Pamela King Cable’s book is a rich collection of stories that explores humanity! Well-written and inspiring!, the premiere online magazine and review website for mainstream and independent publishing houses, will announce the winners and finalists of its “BEST BOOKS 2006” NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS (BBA) on November 1, 2006. Awards were presented for titles published in 2006 and late 2005.

Jeff Bowen, president and publisher of, said this year’s contest yielded an unprecedented number of over 1,200 entries.

Bowen says of the awards, now in their fourth year, “The 2006 results represent a phenomenal mix of books from a wide array of publishers throughout the United States. As an executive in the publishing PR and marketing industry and president of both and, I wanted to create an awards competition that recognized books in their publication year rather than months after the original launch window. With a full publicity and marketing campaign promoting the results of BBA, this year’s winners and finalists will gain additional media coverage for the upcoming holiday retail season.”

Winners and finalists traversed the publishing landscape: Simon & Schuster, Warner Books, New American Library a division of the Penguin Group, Red Wheel Weiser and Conari, New World Library, and hundreds of independent press titles contributed to this year’s outstanding BBA competition. Bowen adds, “BBA’s success begins with the enthusiastic participation of authors and publishers and continues with our distinguished panel of industry judges who bring to the table their extensive editorial, PR, marketing, and design expertise.”

For more information on Pamela King Cable, please visit