The announcement was made at Book Expo America by ForeWord Magazine, which made it to celebrate the magazine's tenth anniversary. Here's what they said:
Dave Donelson, author of Heart of Diamonds
“ForeWord has always championed independent presses,” Publisher Victoria Sutherland said, “and this new honor is another way for us to shine the spotlight on publishers that are doing revolutionary things and producing quality books.”
Kunati is one today’s most innovative independent publishers. It produces book trailers for every new release, maintains a blog, and encourages its authors to blog and actively participate in marketing their books. Kunati currently has several movie deals in the works, and its roster of authors includes Pulitzer Prize winner John E. Mack.
ForeWord described Kunati’s Women of Magdelene by Rosemary Poole-Carter (978-1-60164-014-7), as “a brilliant example of the best that historical fiction can do.” ForeWord has also published reviews of Hunting the King by Peter Clenott (978-1-60164-148-9) and The Secret Ever Keeps by Art Tirrell (978-1-60164-004-8).
It has been called “a publisher to watch” by Booklist and “impressive” by Publishers Weekly; now Kunati Books is ForeWord’s 2007 Independent Publisher of the Year.