Devastation on the Delaware Recognized as Announces Winners And Finalists Of “Best Books 2006” Book Awards Awards
Archived Press Release – Release Date: November 29, 2006

LOS ANGELES – Devastation on the Delaware: Stories and Images of the Deadly Flood of 1955 by Ferndale, Pennsylvania author Mary A. Shafer has received two more awards from the publishing world. Following the book’s designation in March as a Notable Reference Book of 2006 by Writer’s Notes Magazine, the documentary has been named Finalist in two categories, Writing: Nature and History: United States, in the “BEST BOOKS 2006” BOOK AWARDS (BBA) today by

The premiere online magazine and review website for mainstream and independent publishing houses announced 408 winners and finalists in more than 120 categories covering print, audio, e-books and interactive CD-ROMs. Awards were presented for titles published in 2006 and late 2005. Jeff Bowen, president and publisher of, says this year’s contest yielded an unprecedented number of over 1200 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 as 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.”

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 presses, including Word Forge Books of Bucks County, Pennsylvania 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.” is an online publication providing coverage of books from mainstream and independent publishers to the world online community. USABN Magazine Online is the monthly electronic magazine e-mailed free to a large cross-section of the book buying public. Los Angeles-based JPX Media is the parent company of

A complete list of the winners and finalists of the “Best Books 2006” Book Awards is available online at

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