Okko, Mouse Guard Nominated by ForeWord

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Archaia Studios Press (ASP) is once again honored to have a book nominated for ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year Awards. But this time, it¹s not just one book, it¹s two---the only publisher this year earning such a distinctive honor. Both Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 by David Petersen and Okko: The Cycle of Water by Hub are among the ten finalists for ForeWord¹s Award in the Graphic Novel category.

The Gold, Silver and Bronze winners will be announced at BookExpo America at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles on May 30.

This is the 5th straight year ASP has had its books nominated for the awards “established to bring increased attention to the literary achievements of independent presses and their authors.” In the previous four years, Artesia and Artesia Afire won Gold and Silver Awards, respectively, The Lone and Level Sands captured an Honorable Mention, and Robotika nabbed the Bronze Award.

”We’re very grateful to have two of our books nominated for the awards this year,” said Artesia creator and ASP Publisher Mark Smylie. “We’re proud of each and every one of our books and it’s terrific to see them and their creators get the recognition they so richly deserve.”

To see an excerpt from Mouse Guard, go to:

To see an excerpt from Okko, go to:

ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Awards were established to bring increased attention from librarians and booksellers to the literary achievements of independent publishers and their authors. Winners are selected by a unique process involving dozens of ForeWord readers---librarians and booksellers who are immersed daily in the selection
and recommendation of books. Each entry is judged on criteria including originality, writing and production quality, and customer interest in the subject matter.

All ASP titles are available worldwide at finer comic book shops, bookstores, amazon.com, Indie Press Revolution (www.indiepressrevolution.com) and electronically at DriveThruComics.com.

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