August 07, 2016
Jane R. Wood • VP of Marketing • (904-268-9572) •
Lake Buena Vista, FL—On Saturday night, August 5, the Florida Authors & Publishers Association (FAPA) gave out its prestigious annual President’s Awards for the best books of 2015 and the first half of 2016 by authors and publishers in Floridand throughout the United States. The event, which took place at the Hilton Orlando/Lake Buena Vista Resort, recognized outstanding books by awarding gold, silver, or bronze medals. Forty-seven book categories ranging from children’s books to adult fiction, from memoirs to self-help, and from business books to e-books were evaluated by the competition’s sixty-five judges—librarians, educators, and publishing professionals.
Charles Berkoff’s new novel, PreMedicated Murder, published by First Person Publications and available from Amazon, won awards in both Humor and Adult Fiction-Mystery categories.
“The 2016 award winners exemplify excellence in publishing both regionally and nationally. The awards continue to command the attention of industry professionals and readers!” said Terri Gerrell, FAPA President.
All recipients of a FAPA President's Book Award will have the opportunity to have their book displayed at BookExpo America 2017. FAPA will be hosting a booth at the #1 book and author event for the book industry in the United States, in New York City on May 31–June 2, 2017.
Dr. Berkoff, a Sarasota resident, is President and CEO of CEBRAL, Inc., a drug discovery and development consulting group.