Mark Terry

Thursday, October 28, 2010

I Am Stunned

October 28, 2010
I just found out that THE FALLEN won the Thriller/Adventure category "Best Books 2010" Award from Here's the press release:


Mainstream & Independent Titles Score Top Honors in the
7th Annual “Best Books” Awards

LOS ANGELES –, the premiere online magazine and review website for mainstream and independent publishing houses, announced the winners and finalists of THE “BEST BOOKS 2010” AWARDS (BBA) on October 26, 2010. Over 500 winners and finalists were announced in over 140 categories covering print and audio books. Awards were presented for titles published in 2010 and late 2009.

Jeffrey Keen, President and CEO of, said this year’s contest yielded an unprecedented number of entries, which were then narrowed down to over 500 winners and finalists.

Award highlights include the following:
(Full results listing available on

• I'm Still Standing: Memoirs of a Woman Soldier Held Captive by Shoshana Johnson and M.L. Doyle (Touchstone, Simon & Schuster) was honored in the “Autobiography/Memoirs” category

• Fading Echoes: A True Story of Rivalry and Brotherhood from the Football Field to the Fields of Honor by Mike Sielski (Berkley, an imprint of Penguin Group USA) was awarded “Best Biography”

• Accelerating Out of the Great Recession: How to Win in a Slow-Growth Economy by David Rhodes (McGraw-Hill) won the “Best General Business Book”

• The Stubborn Fat Fix by Valerie Berkowitz (Rodale) placed number one in the “Health/Diet” category

• Londongrad by Reggie Nadelson (Walker & Company, a division of Bloomsbury USA) took home the “Best Mystery/Suspense” prize

• The Fallen by Mark Terry (Oceanview Publishing) was awarded hottest new “Thriller/Adventure”

• Journey To You: A Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming Who You Were Born to Be by Steve Olsher (Bold Press) snagged “Best Self-Help Book”

• The New Path: My Life with Paramhansa Yogananda by Swami Kriyananda (Crystal Clarity Publishers) was honored as the “Best Spirituality Book of 2010”

• The “Best New Fiction Award” went to Fortuna by Michael Stevens (Oceanview Publishing)

• Living with Certainty: Experience Deep-Soul Joy by Kristi LeBlanc (Thundersnow Publishing LLC) was awarded “Best New Non-Fiction”

• Griffin: The Littlest Gargoyle by R.C. Frederick, illustrations by R.H. Obrero (randomUniverse) was given the top spot in the Children’s Picture Book category

• Full results listing available online at

Keen says of the awards, now in their eighth year, “The 2010 results represent a phenomenal mix of books from a wide array of publishers throughout the United States.

With a full publicity and marketing campaign promoting the results of BBA, this year’s winners and finalists will gain additional media coverage for the upcoming holiday retail season.”

Winners and finalists traversed the publishing landscape: Simon & Schuster, Penguin/Putnum, Rodale, McGraw-Hill, John Wiley & Sons, Moody Publishers, American Cancer Society, Sourcebooks & hundreds of independent houses contributed to this year’s outstanding BBA competition. Keen adds, “BBA’s success begins with the enthusiastic participation of authors and publishers and continues with our distinguished panel of industry judges who bring to the table their extensive editorial, PR, marketing, and design expertise.” is an online publication providing coverage for books from mainstream and independent publishers to the world online community. JPX Media, in Los Angeles, California, is the parent company of

A complete list of the winners and finalists of the National “Best Books 2010” Awards are available online at


Anonymous Jim said...


7:42 AM  
Anonymous Eric Mayer said...

Congratulations, Mark. That's great. It's always terrific to get some appreciation.

8:01 AM  
Blogger Stephen Parrish said...


8:22 AM  
Blogger Jude Hardin said...

Great! Congrats, Mark!

8:35 AM  
OpenID onewritersjournal said...

Congratulations! I can't imagine how you're feeling right now.


8:44 AM  
Blogger Linda Pendleton said...

That is fantastic, Mark!

10:19 AM  
Blogger Mark Terry said...

Thanks! Honestly... I'm excited. And thrilled. Really. No cynicism at all. Blows me away.

Yep, Stephen--working up various press releases already & sent them out to various places to be used by various peoples.

11:07 AM  
Blogger Natasha Fondren said...

That. Totally. Rocks!


I am so happy for you, Mark!

"The Fallen by Mark Terry (Oceanview Publishing) was awarded hottest new “Thriller/Adventure”"

Woo-hoo!!!! *happy dances*

7:55 PM  
Blogger Debra L Martin said...

Hi Mark,

Am a little late to the congratulations, but I'm absolutely thrilled for you!

Hope you gain many new legions of fans!


9:44 AM  
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This is brilliant! Yay!!

7:44 AM  

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