MERIDIAN Wins Recognition In “Book Of The Year” Contest.
June 10, 2003 - The Writing Shop, a Ventura based publishing and web design firm, is pleased to announce that Meridian, by owner and author John Schettler, was the Silver Medal Winner for Science Fiction in the 2002 ForeWord Magazine “Book of the Year” competition. Honoring excellence in independent publishing, the ForeWord Magazine Awards were established in 1998 and the program has become one of the most prestigious honors for independent presses and their authors.
The Writing Shop entry, entitled “Meridian – A Novel In Time,” was recognized by a jury of professional librarians, booksellers, editors,
reviewers and other industry professionals who were selected to judge the categories.
With over a thousand entries, each category is pared to a pool of 8-10 finalists. From that pool, the judges select the top three entries based on editorial excellence and
professional production, as well as the originality of the narrative and the value the book adds to its genre.
‘These carefully chosen titles affirm the notion that the best ideas in written form are coming from the independent press community, and that with
further distinction, they will find a broader audience among the reading public.’ (ForeWord Magazine)