Eric Hoffer Award 2012 Book Winners

The Eric Hoffer Award announces the 2012 book award winners.
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May 15, 2012 - PRLog -- May 16, Trenton, NJ – The Eric Hoffer Book Award committee has released its 2012 winners, including the Eric Hoffer Grand Prize for books, Too Shy for Show and Tell by Beth Bracken and illustrated by Jennifer Bell, an insightful children’s book from Picture Window Books.

From the US Review of Books award coverage: “...a deceivingly simple but exceptionally told story. ...many people fear public speaking even more than death, readers both young and old can relate to the spectrum of emotions.”

Prior to the grand prize selection, winners were selected in twenty-one all-inclusive categories, including:

* Best Academic Press: Wisconsin's Own: Twenty Remarkable Homes by M.Caren Connolly & Louis Wasserman with photographs by Zane Williams from Wisconsin Historical Society Press
* Best Small Press:  Stumbling Into Infinity: An Ordinary Man in the Sphere of Enlightenment by Michael Fischman from Morgan James Publishing
* Best Micro Press: Inspired Nurse by Rich Bluni from Fire Starter Publishing
* Best Self-Published Book: Hubble Reveals Creation: By an Awe-Inspiring Power by J Paul Hutchins from Imagination Publishing

The Eric Hoffer Award also sponsors Three unique prizes: the Montaigne Medal for most thought provoking book, the da Vinci Eye for best cover art, and the First Horizon Award for best debut book. For a listing and explanation of the awards, visit For detailed award coverage, visit the US Review of Books (

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