Awards for The Bicycle Diaries
June 4th, 2015 by David
When you publish a book, you don’t know how it is going to be received. Will anybody read it? And if they do, will they like it? I’d like to say that I don’t care much about the response — that I’m content to have published a book that I’m proud of — but let’s be honest. It makes a huge difference what readers say.
I’m extremely honored to have 50 positive reviews on Amazon. It was even encouraging that some ‘climate skeptics’ read the book and enjoyed it.
Also, at the recommendation of my editor, I submitted The Bicycle Diaries for a number of awards. The book has been honored with the following:
Shelf Unbound Notable Book of 2014
Finalist for the 2015 Montaigne Medal
Finalist for Forward Review’s IndieFab Book of the Year
Finalist for the 2015 Eric Hoffer Award
Runner up in the General Non-Fiction category at the 2015 San Francisco Book Festival
Bronze Medal for Travel Essay, 2015 Independent Publisher Book