Foreword's 2013 Book of the Year Award Finalists Announced

National magazine selects “The Colors of Friendship” in its search for the best indie books of 2013.
By: Foreword Reviews
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - March 31, 2014 - PRLog -- On March 13th, Foreword Reviews (, the only review magazine solely dedicated to discovering new indie books, announced the finalists for its 16th Annual Book of the Year Awards. Each year, Foreword shines a light on a small group of indie authors and publishers whose groundbreaking work stands out from the crowd. Foreword's awards are more than just a shiny sticker on the front of a book; they help connect the best indie books to readers eager to discover new stories written by previously unknown authors.

The Colors of Friendship ( is a finalist for the 2013 Book of the Year Awards in the Multicultural category. In the next two months, a panel of over 100 librarians and booksellers will determine the winners of these prestigious awards. A celebration of the winners will take place during the American Library Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas on Friday, June 27 at 6 p.m. with awards in over 60 categories, cash prizes for the best in fiction and nonfiction, and widespread recognition.

Here is the complete list of Foreword Reviews' 2013 Book of the Year Award Finalists (

About Foreword Reviews: At Foreword Reviews, we love indie books and the art of great storytelling.  We discover, curate, critique, and share reviews and feature articles exclusively on indie-publishing trends in our quarterly magazine and on our website.  Foreword Reviews is distributed to librarians, booksellers, publishers, and avid readers and is available at most Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million newsstands or by subscription. Our website features a daily stream of reviews of indie books written by a team of professional, objective writers.

About The Colors of Friendship: The Colors of Friendship is a #1 Amazon Bestseller in the US, Coming of Age, and African American categories. The contemporary, New Adult novel follows three college friends on their quest for true love, NFL fame, and a successful engineering career, and it is the first book in The Colors Trilogy.

For more information about The Colors of Friendship, K. R. Raye interview requests, photos, and an author bio, please visit the J-pad Publishing website or follow the author on Twitter (KRRaye), Facebook (kr.raye), and her website (

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