Award for eBook Version

BFDAThe eBook version of Abraham Lincoln and Mexico has received a prestigious silver Benjamin Franklin Digital Award from the Independent Book Publishers Association of America. IBPA is the largest publishing trade association in the USA, with more than 3,000 members in the USA and abroad. Congratulations to author Michael Hogan. Here’s part of the award announcement:

The well-researched content is enhanced by eBook programming that includes active hyperlinks to external reference sources, putting a library of archival material in the hands of readers. As such, this outstanding book is a welcome addition to continuing discussion about the roles of the United States and Mexico during two of the most controversial and complex periods in American history, and how decisions made then continue to permeate the daily lives of citizens and residents of both countries.”

The judges’ comments and scorecard also cited several specific reasons for the award, including:

1. “It is refreshing to read a well-edited book that uses relevant citations.”

2. “The approach to the topic is creative and original.”

3. TITLE: How well does the title (and subtitle) define the asset? “Extremely Well”

4. CONTENT: How well does the asset’s content follow generally accepted principles of good writing for the genre? “Extremely Well”

5. MECHANICS: How mechanically correct is the asset’s content with regard to grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc. “Extremely Well”

You can click here to see the full award announcement on the Winners Circle page of the IPBA website.

Author: LAMP

Co-founder of the Lincoln and Mexico Project. Email: lamp@lincolnandmexicoproject.org. USA: 619-246-4342. MX: +52-1-33-3676-5897

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