ForeWord Reviews, a quarterly print journal dedicated to reviewing independently published books, was established in 1998 to provide booksellers, librarians, agents, and publishing professionals with reviews of the best titles from small, alternative, and academic presses.
By Angela Bole, IBPA Executive Director
Many congratulations to IBPA Board member Rana DiOrio! On June 28, 2013, as part of ForeWord Reviews’ 15th annual Book of the Year Awards, Rana and her team at Little Pickle Press were named ForeWord Reviews’ Independent Publisher of the Year. Judged by a select group of librarians and booksellers from around the country, ForeWord Reviews’ Book of the Year Awards exemplify the best work coming from today’s independent, university, and small press communities.
From the press release:
“Rana DiOrio and her team at Little Pickle Press were honored as ForeWord Reviews’ Independent Publisher of the Year. ForeWord’s Publisher, Victoria Sutherland, notes, ‘Little Pickle Press is the epitome of who we try to distinguish with this award. In a short time and against all odds, Rana has built an award-winning, environmentally-conscious children’s media company creating enhanced ebooks, apps, music, and educational resources that spur meaningful conversations between parents, teachers, and children. She sets a terrific example for new publishers entering the market place.'”
Read the full release here:
About Little Pickle Press: Little Pickle Press is a 21st century children’s media publisher dedicated to helping parents and educators cultivate conscious, responsible little people by stimulating explorations of the meaningful topics of their generation through a variety of media, technologies, and techniques. We extrapolate the content of our titles across many mediums, including eBooks, enhanced eBooks, book apps, music, lesson plans, etc. We donate a percentage of the proceeds of our books to a fabulous children’s non-profit. We print and distribute our materials in an environmentally friendly manner using recycled paper, soy inks, and green packaging, striving to be the change we seek.