Thursday, June 7, 2012


Anarchy Prevails at Awards Competitions

SAN DIEGO, CA — June 5, 2012 — Crosswalk Press, a San Diego-based independent publisher, announced that The Accidental Anarchist by Bryna Kranzler, has been named Winner of The Sixth Annual National Indie Excellence Award in the category of Biography: Historical. The competition is judged by independent experts from all aspects of the indie book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters, who selected the award winners for “Overall excellence of presentation.” The announcement is timed to coincide with Book Expo America, the largest publishing event in North America, which is taking place in New York this week.
About the Award Recipient
The Accidental Anarchist is the true story of Jacob Marateck, an Orthodox Jew who was sentenced to death 3 times in the early 1900s in Russia -- and lived to tell about it. He was author Bryna Kranzler’s grandfather, and the book is based on the diaries he began keeping in 1905, during the Russo-Japanese War. The book is written in Marateck’s voice, which is unique for its humor and optimism that contrasted with the circumstances. Elie Wiesel called the book, which was recently named a Winner of the International Book Award in the same category, “…A profound testament to the power of faith and to the continued survival of the Jewish people.” Further information about the book can be found at:
About Crosswalk Press
Crosswalk Press is an independent publisher whose business model bridges the gap between traditional and self-publishing. This allows authors to retain creative and content control over their work, while receiving consultative guidance from experienced publishing professionals.

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