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A Daughter of Two Worlds Named
2019 Foreword INDIES Winner

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Today, Ingwaz Press is pleased to announce A Daughter of Two Worlds by D. T. Nelson has been named a winner in the 21st annual Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards.

Foreword Reviews, a book review journal focusing on independently published books, announced the winners of its INDIES Book of the Year Awards today. The INDIES recognize the best books published in 2019 from small, indie, and university presses, as well as self-published authors. You can view all of the winners here.

“For a couple of months a year, our editorial team gathers together for the collaborative work of reading through the thousands of worthy INDIES submissions we receive, whittling categories down to the few books that best represent the spirit and potential of independent publishing,” says Managing Editor Michelle Anne Schingler. “The task of judging books is never easy—our impulse, as readers, is to embrace all titles—but it’s work that we take seriously, as do the librarians and booksellers who further narrow the categories after us.
“The end result are short lists of winners that represent the best of the best—independent titles that you absolutely should not miss. In these troubled times of tremendous change, we hope that you’ll find these selections inspiring—a reminder of what we’re all working toward together.”

In these times of Black Lives Matter, the focus on policing and racial injustice, and Supreme Court decisions concerning LGBTQ+ issues, D. T. Nelson’s debut novel has become a timely—almost prescient—addition to fantasy literature. “When I sat down to write A Daughter of Two Worlds, I only wanted to create a world as diverse as this one,” says author, D. T. Nelson. “Racial injustice, gender inequality, homophobia; these have always been serious problems in this country, sometimes hidden away just under the surface, sometimes boiling over into public view. I knew I couldn’t shy away from these problems, but I never expected the novel would touch on the political and social revolution taking shape in this country today.”

Over 2,100 entries were submitted in 55 categories, with Foreword’s editors choosing approximately 9 finalists per genre. Those finalists were then mailed to individual librarians and booksellers charged with picking the Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Honorable Mention winners.

Since 1998, Foreword Reviews has provided trade book reviews of the best titles from independent presses. Its FOLIO award-winning design and editorial content makes the magazine a favorite among librarians, booksellers, and readers—an excellent resource when it comes to purchasing books. Foreword INDIES, the fee-for-review Clarion service, and international trade show representation complement our online and print work, helping to showcase independent presses and their authors.


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Debut Novel named Foreword INDIES Fantasy Finalist

Friday, March 20, 2020

Today, Ingwaz Press is pleased to announce A Daughter of Two Worlds, the debut fantasy novel by author D. T. Nelson and first book published under the Ingwaz Press imprint, has been recognized as a finalist in the 22nd annual Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards.

As part of its mission to discover, review, and share the best books from university and independent publishers, Foreword Magazine, Inc. hosts an annual awards program each year. Finalists represent the best books published in 2019. After more than 2,000 individual titles spread across 55 genres were submitted for consideration, the list of finalists was determined by Foreword’s editorial team. Winners will be decided by an expert team of booksellers and librarians—representing Foreword’s readership—from across the country.

The complete list of finalists can be found at the Foreword website.

“One of the most difficult jobs our editors have at Foreword is determining which books will move to the Finalist round of the INDIES,” said Victoria Sutherland, publisher. “We saw such impressive work this year, and it was extremely difficult to cull this list.”

“To stand out among so many wonderful submissions, a book has to be exceptional,” says Managing Editor, Michelle Anne Schingler. “We’re proud to attach our names to each and every book selected as a finalist, and we’re eager to learn how the judges received these extraordinary picks.”

Winners in each genre—along with Editor’s Choice Prize winners and Foreword’s INDIE Publisher of the Year—will be announced June 17, 2020.

Founded in 1998, Foreword Magazine, Inc. is the publisher of the only review journal completely devoted to independent publishing: Foreword Reviews, a Folio: award-winning bimonthly print review journal. Foreword exclusively covers university and independent (non “Big 5”) publishers, the books they publish, and their authors. Foreword is based in Traverse City, Michigan.


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A Daughter of Two Worlds Named 2019 Foreword INDIES Winner

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Today, Ingwaz Press is pleased to announce A Daughter of Two Worlds by D. T. Nelson has been named a winner in the 21st annual Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards.

Foreword Reviews, a book review journal focusing on independently published books, announced the winners of its INDIES Book of the Year Awards today. The INDIES recognize the best books published in 2019 from small, indie, and university presses, as well as self-published authors. You can view all of the winners here.

“For a couple of months a year, our editorial team gathers together for the collaborative work of reading through the thousands of worthy INDIES submissions we receive, whittling categories down to the few books that best represent the spirit and potential of independent publishing,” says Managing Editor Michelle Anne Schingler. “The task of judging books is never easy—our impulse, as readers, is to embrace all titles—but it’s work that we take seriously, as do the librarians and booksellers who further narrow the categories after us.

“The end result are short lists of winners that represent the best of the best—independent titles that you absolutely should not miss. In these troubled times of tremendous change, we hope that you’ll find these selections inspiring—a reminder of what we’re all working toward together.”

In these times of Black Lives Matter, the focus on policing and racial injustice, and Supreme Court decisions concerning LGBTQ+ issues, D. T. Nelson’s debut novel has become a timely—almost prescient—addition to fantasy literature. “When I sat down to write A Daughter of Two Worlds, I only wanted to create a world as diverse as this one,” says author, D. T. Nelson. “Racial injustice, gender inequality, homophobia; these have always been serious problems in this country, sometimes hidden away just under the surface, sometimes boiling over into public view. I knew I couldn’t shy away from these problems, but I never expected the novel would touch on the political and social revolution taking shape in this country today.”

Over 2,100 entries were submitted in 55 categories, with Foreword’s editors choosing approximately 9 finalists per genre. Those finalists were then mailed to individual librarians and booksellers charged with picking the Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Honorable Mention winners.

Since 1998, Foreword Reviews has provided trade book reviews of the best titles from independent presses. Its FOLIO award-winning design and editorial content makes the magazine a favorite among librarians, booksellers, and readers—an excellent resource when it comes to purchasing books. Foreword INDIES, the fee-for-review Clarion service, and international trade show representation complement our online and print work, helping to showcase independent presses and their authors.


Ingwaz News

Debut Novel named Foreword INDIES Fantasy Finalist

CoC book1@3x
Friday, March 20, 2020

Today, Ingwaz Press is pleased to announce A Daughter of Two Worlds, the debut fantasy novel by author D. T. Nelson and first book published under the Ingwaz Press imprint, has been recognized as a finalist in the 22nd annual Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards.

As part of its mission to discover, review, and share the best books from university and independent publishers, Foreword Magazine, Inc. hosts an annual awards program each year. Finalists represent the best books published in 2019. After more than 2,000 individual titles spread across 55 genres were submitted for consideration, the list of finalists was determined by Foreword’s editorial team. Winners will be decided by an expert team of booksellers and librarians—representing Foreword’s readership—from across the country.

The complete list of finalists can be found at thForeword website.

“One of the most difficult jobs our editors have at Foreword is determining which books will move to the Finalist round of the INDIES,” said Victoria Sutherland, publisher. “We saw such impressive work this year, and it was extremely difficult to cull this list.”

“To stand out among so many wonderful submissions, a book has to be exceptional,” says Managing Editor, Michelle Anne Schingler. “We’re proud to attach our names to each and every book selected as a finalist, and we’re eager to learn how the judges received these extraordinary picks.”

Winners in each genre—along with Editor’s Choice Prize winners and Foreword’s INDIE Publisher of the Year—will be announced June 17, 2020.

Founded in 1998, Foreword Magazine, Inc. is the publisher of the only review journal completely devoted to independent publishing: Foreword Reviews, a Folio: award-winning bimonthly print review journal. Foreword exclusively covers university and independent (non “Big 5”) publishers, the books they publish, and their authors. Foreword is based in Traverse City, Michigan.