Book of the Year Finalist

March 9, 2016

CONTACT: Mary Tsalis

Local author recognized as a Book of the Year Finalist in the 2016 INDIEFAB Awards

[Santa Cruz, CA]—Sandstone Publishing is pleased to announce that the book Power Shift: From Fossil Energy to Dynamic Solar Power by Santa Cruz author Robert Arthur Stayton has been recognized as a Finalist in the 18th annual Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards. Here is the complete list of Finalists in the Ecology and Environment category:

Each year, Foreword Reviews shines a light on a select group of indie publishers, university presses, and self-published authors whose work stands out from the crowd. In the next three months, a panel of more than 100 volunteer librarians and booksellers will determine the winners in 63 categories based on their experience with readers and patrons.

“The 2015 INDIEFAB finalist selection process is as inspiring as it is rigorous,” said Victoria Sutherland, publisher of Foreword Reviews. “The strength of this list of finalists is further proof that small, independent publishers are taking their rightful place as the new driving force of the entire publishing industry.”

Foreword Reviews will celebrate the winners during a program at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida in June. We will also name the Editor’s Choice Prize 2015 for Fiction, Nonfiction and Foreword Reviews’ 2015 INDIEFAB Publisher of the Year Award during the presentation.

Power Shift tells the story of how humanity is transitioning from fossil fuel energy to clean solar power, and what that means for everyone’s future. Kirkus Reviews described it as “An energy book that’s a pleasure to read and sure to win new solar converts.”

“Sandstone Publishing is pleased that Power Shift is getting the recognition it deserves. Its hopeful message is inspiring readers across the political spectrum to take action to move off of fossil fuels and onto permanent solar power.”

The INDIEFAB Finalist designation follows on the heels of Power Shift receiving a Gold Medal from the Global eBook Awards, a RECOMMENDED badge from the US Review of Books, and a Five Star rating from Readers’ Favorite.

Santa Cruz author Robert Arthur Stayton holds a Masters Degree in Physics and a Graduate Certificate of Science Communication from the University of California Santa Cruz. He has taught courses on energy, physics, and solar energy at UC Santa Cruz and Cabrillo College.

About us: Sandstone Publishing publishes Power Shift in paperback, Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and iBook forms. The book is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo Books, Apple iTunes Store, and select bookstores.

Sandstone Publishing
PO Box 2911
Santa Cruz CA 95063

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