“Randoms” Honored As “Best Book Award” Finalist

Author Keith B. Darrell’s speculative fiction anthology “Randoms" was honored as a finalist in the prestigious National Best Books Awards on October 19, 2009.
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Oct. 21, 2009 - PRLog -- Amber Book Company is pleased to announce that author Keith B. Darrell’s speculative fiction anthology “Randoms” was honored as a finalist in the Fiction & Literature: Anthologies category of the prestigious National Best Books 2009 Awards, sponsored by USA Book News, on Monday, October 19, 2009.

Randoms is an anthology that showcases two dozen short stories from one of today’s most compelling writers. Darrell pushes the envelope of speculative fiction in his new book with tales that will remind readers of Rod Serling’s “The Twilight Zone”. Randoms (ISBN 978-0-9771611-8-8) is available online at AmberBookCompany.com, Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and at selected fine bookstores.

In addition to Randoms, Darrell’s other books include Issues In Internet Law: Society, Technology, and the Law (now in its 5th edition); The Web Designer’s Client Handbook; Putting Your Business on the Internet; and The View Through Tinted Windows. Darrell’s fantasy novel Paved With Good Intentions is scheduled to be published in January 2010.

In May 2009, Randoms was named a finalist in The National Indie Excellence Awards. The NIE Awards are designed to bring recognition to titles from independent publishers. The respected and prestigious awards program celebrates excellence in independent publishing. The competition is judged by an independent panel of experts from all aspects – editing, marketing, publicity, and design – of the publishing industry.

The Indie Excellence Awards review thousands of new books from independent publishers across the USA, according to founder Ellen Reid. She believes it is essential for smaller publishers and authors to have a prestigious platform to receive well-deserved recognition. “Why is it that in our world today, an independent film producer is a hero while an independent publisher is viewed as someone who couldn't get a 'real' publisher to take on his or her project? It's time to challenge that mindset,” Reid said.

Amber Book Company is an independent publisher based in Florida. Members of the news media wishing to request review copies, interviews, or additional information may contact info@AmberBookCompany.com or visit http://www.AmberBookCompany.com/Randoms.html.

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