Indie Book Outshines 3 Million Titles Published in 2010, Honored During BookExpo America (BEA) NYC

Title of independent book publishers, Pants On Fire Press, named Winner in the Children's/Juvenile Fiction category of prestigious Indie Book Award. Author honored at a reception during BookExpo held at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.
May 26, 2011 - PRLog -- According to Bowker’s Books In Print database, more than 3 million new titles were published in 2010. Of these, 2.7 million fell in the “non-traditional” category, meaning they were not published by the major conglomerates but by either independent book publishing companies, e-book publishers, or self-published authors. The quantity of books coming to market annually, combined with the millions of titles already in print makes it difficult for a small independent press to gain the visibility and recognition of booksellers, librarians, and consumers.

The Next Generation Indie Book Awards is the largest Not-for-Profit book awards program for indie authors and independent publishers. The awards program was established to recognize and honor the most exceptional independently published books in 60 different categories, for the year, and is presented by Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group in cooperation with Marilyn Allen of Allen O'Shea Literary Agency. The judges are professionals from the book publishing industry including literary agents, editors, publishing executives, book reviewers, writing teachers, and authors.

Cash prizes and medals are awarded to winners and finalists ranging from $100 to $1,500, grand prize winners are also awarded a trophy, and the top book in each category are reviewed by literary agents for possible representation. The Next Generation Indie Book Awards program has been said to be the 'Sundance' of the book publishing world.

The Kringle Chronicles: Catching Santa, the Winner of the Next Generation Indie Book Award and first in a new series of juvenile novels by Florida author Marc Franco, stands out from the crowd of millions of new titles and certainly deserves to reach a wider audience. Foreign rights agents and publishers, particularly in China and India, should contact Pants On Fire Press.

In Franco’s book, eleven-year-old Jacob and his friends follow a trail of mystery and mayhem to prove that Christmas is not in danger. When Jakob’s friends find themselves the target of a powerful stranger, Jacob is soon forced to play a dangerous game to save his friends and Christmas by catching Santa. Visit for more information about the title.

About BEA:
BookExpo America (BEA), is the leading North American publishing event that brings you what’s new and what’s next in book publishing, the digital publishing revolution, authors and more for publishing industry.

Book Facts:
The Kringle Chronicles: Catching Santa
Written by Marc Franco
Pants On Fire Press
ISBN: 978-0982727157
Ages 8 and up

Press and Media Inquiries:
To schedule an author appearance or interview, please contact:
Cris Francet

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Pants On Fire Press, founded in 2007 by former Disney creators, is a traditional children's book publisher of middle-grade and young adult books. We have a treasure chest of imaginative stories yet to publish but we are open to queries from budding authors and illustrators. If you are tired of being rejected by the conglomerates and feel you fit our style, we'd love to hear from you. See our submission guidelines.
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