Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Benchley Editor Tom Saunders Wins National Indie Excellence Award

The National Indie Excellence Book Awards Salutes the BEST of the BEST in 2011.

Independent and self-published titles roar to the forefront of excellence in numerous genres.

Beverly Hills, Calif. – In the pinnacle year of the self-published book, The National Indie Excellence Book Awards is ahead of the curve with the announcement of the 5th Annual National Indie Excellence Award Winners finalists and the recipients of the Sponsor’s Choice Prizes.

Today Ellen Reid, founder of The National Indie Excellence Book Awards, released the names of the winners and finalists in this year’s contest www.indieexcellence.com said..."Excellence is not easy to achieve and the book industry needs it more than ever...the NIEA salutes authors and publishers who make excellence a priority."

Whitmore Lake’s Glendower Media (www.glendowermedia.com) has won the top place in the Humor category with its latest release The Athletic Benchley. This book is a reissue of all the articles done for The Detroit Athletic Club News by the master of nonsense and founder of the Algonquin Round Table, Robert Benchley.

Benchley was a prolific writer not only for the DAC News, but for Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Liberty Magazine and many others. His books were best sellers and the current release only enhances Benchley’s reputation as the High Priest of Sophisticated Humor. The editor of this book is Tom Saunders, himself a winner of the Robert Benchley Award for Humor in 2005. “But I was way down the list of winners,” Saunders explained. “So rather than let me enter again they made me editor.” Glendower Media publishes short run and niche books and also publishes the Robert Benchley Journal, called “The Articles Of Confederation.” “No one was using the title so we thought…..”

Competition for the top spots is fierce, with prizes exceeding $12,000 in value and the priceless opportunity to have one-on-one coaching with inside industry experts, including top media and public relations consultants, marketing experts, and others.

Next year's 2012 Award application deadline is April 30, 2012. For information and to enter, please visit: www.indieexcellence.com.

“The judges for this competition are industry leaders that take their responsibility very seriously. We had the best pool of submissions ever and it was not easy because of the excellent books we received in every category this year. I am constantly thrilled at the outstanding work we’re seeing,” Reid said.

The Athletic Benchley is available at Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com and glendowermedia.com. The editor is available for book signings, book clubs, talks about the Algonquin Round Table and hazmat removals.

A complete list of winners and finalists for the NIEA Awards is at www.indieexcellence.com/indie-results-2011.htm.

Thomas Saunders
Mobile Phone: 734-604-5347
E-Mail: tsaunders_48@hotmail.com

1 comment:

Roberta said...

Bravo, Tom! Major congratulations.

Robert Benchley Society

For more information about the Robert Benchley Society, local chapters near you, our annual Award for Humor, and our Annual Gathering, visit The RBS Website