21st Century Parks

PARKLANDS BOOK WINS TWO NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 

For more information, contact:
Ellen Doolittle, Communications Director
The Parklands of Floyds Fork
21st Century Parks
502-584-0350
edoolittle@21cparks.org

PARKLANDS BOOK WINS TWO NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS
A LANDSCAPE AND ITS LEGACY: The Parklands of Floyds Fork, edited by Dianne Aprile, designed by Julius Friedman, and published in 2012 by 21st Century Parks, Inc. has won two 2013 national book awards.

The 196-page, full-color coffee table book, which features essays by Aprile, Bob Hill and Michael Gaige, as well as hundreds of photographs taken over several seasons by local photographers Ted Wathen, Bob Hower and John Nation, has been awarded a GOLD MEDAL in the BEST REGIONAL NON-FICTION CATEGORY of the 2013 INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER BOOK AWARDS.

The book has also won a SILVER MEDAL in the GREEN LIVING / SUSTAINABILITY CATEGORY of the 2013 NAUTILUS BOOK AWARDS.

“We are grateful for the recognition given to this beautiful book, and for the awards’ recognition of the artistry the writers and photographers brought to the landscape,” said 21st Century Parks Chairman and CEO, Daniel H. Jones.

The book, which retails for $75, is available locally at Carmichaels Bookstore and at Barnes and Noble Booksellers, and is also available online at www.butlerbooks.com.

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ABOUT THE INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER BOOK AWARDS:
For 17 years the national INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER BOOK AWARDS competition has been conducted annually to honor the year’s best independently published titles. The “IPPY” Awards reward “books of quality and significance authored by those who exhibit the courage, innovation, and creativity to bring about change in the world of publishing.” Gold medals in the regional IPPY Awards are awarded to the best regional titles in eight U.S. regions, two Canadian regions, plus the region of Australia/New Zealand.

ABOUT THE NAUTILUS BOOK AWARDS:
The national NAUTILUS BOOK AWARDS recognize and honor “Better Books for a Better World” – books that “promote spiritual growth, conscious living and positive social change, as they stimulate the imagination and inspire readers to new possibilities for a better world.” Gold and Silver Medal Nautilus winners are carefully selected in a three-tier judging process by experienced teams of book reviewers, authors, librarians, editors, bookstore owners and leaders within the publishing industry.

ABOUT THE PARKLANDS OF FLOYDS FORK:
The Parklands of Floyds Fork is a nearly 4,000-acre public parks system under development along the Floyds Fork watershed in eastern and southeastern Louisville.  One of the largest and most ambitious metropolitan park projects in the nation, The Parklands is a dream realized by 21st Century Parks, a nonprofit organization established to create and preserve new unexcelled parks that serve as city-shaping infrastructure.  21st Century Parks is responsible for fundraising, land acquisition, construction, and long-term operation and maintenance of The Parklands.  To learn more about this donor-supported project, please visit www.TheParklands.org.

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