Local author wins award for wine book
On Saturday, CJ Lyons, a New York Times and USA Today bestselling indie author of twenty-three novels and the first indie named to the Authors Guild, announced the winners of the third annual IndieReader Discovery Awards at Book Expo America, a major trade show in New York City.
The award in the category of How-To went to Nose, Legs, Body! Know Wine Like The Back of Your Hand by 10-year Templeton resident, Len Napolitano. Judges for the awards included publishers, publicists, reviewers and bloggers.
IndieReader is known as “the essential consumer guide to self-published books and the people who write them.” Its founder, Amy Edelman, came up with the idea of IndieReader for two reasons. “The first was to create a more level playing field for authors who choose to go it on their own. The second was to give book lovers the opportunity to discover great works that they might not have otherwise found,” she explained.
“It is an honor to be a winner in this year’s IndieReader Discovery Awards competition and to be recognized by such accomplished judges, says Napolitano. “It proves that a beginner’s wine book like mine does not have to be stuffy or geeky to be effective with readers.”
Available on amazon.com, Nose, Legs, Body!, $14.99 suggested retail, a quick and easy introduction to wine, has won seven awards since it was released in July 2013. The book’s website is wineology.com.