2007 Award Finalist: The Hanna Barbera Treasury

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I just found out that my Hanna Barbera Treasury has become a finalist in ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year Awards.

Before we get too excited, keep in mind I’m competing against 652 finalists in 61 catagories. The Hanna Barbera Treasury is nominated in the Popular Culture catagory, against some strong competition, including one book on The Beatles and another on Alex Raymond (Flash Gordon).

According to the ForeWord Magazine website, “ForeWord’s Book of the Year Awards program was designed to discover distinctive books across a number of genres. The winners will be determined by a panel of librarians and booksellers, selected from our readership. Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners, as well as Editor’s Choice Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction will be announced at a special program at BookExpo America at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles on May 30. The ceremony is open to all BEA attendees.”

My thanks to the editors and designers at Palace Press/Insight Editions for creating such an incredibly fun tribute to the legacy of Hanna Barbera. This was a rare case where the finished book turned out exactly as better than I envisioned it.


  • http://www.awprunes.blogspot.com/ Larry Levine

    652 finalists in 61 catagories? You’ll win easily, Jerry!

  • Christopher Cook

    We’ve got our fingers crossed!

  • http://www.heal-emru.com Tamu

    Congratulations on the nomination! I’ll be sending good luck vibes southward. (Great pic, too!)

  • Bugsmer

    Good luck, Jerry!

  • http://www.synchrolux.com Kevin Koch

    Congrats, Jerry!

  • Keith Paynter

    “It’s an honor just to be nominated!” – I call shenanigans!

    Good luck, Jerry!

  • http://www.jjsedelmaier.com j.j. sedelmaier

    Everyone at J.J. Sedelmaier Productions has your book and wishes you good luck !! (we’d say “fingers crossed” but it’s hard to draw that way. . )

  • Brooke Keesling

    Hey Jerry- that’s super news- congrats! And I agree with J.J.- so I’m crossing my toes for you ;)

  • http://portapuppets.does.it uncle wayne

    Congratts congratts, my old friend! I know it is a winner (& a treasure) here in MY house!!

  • http://mymedicatedlife.blogspot.com/ Bitter Animator

    Congratulations Mr.B. It’s easily my current favourite book. There hasn’t been an evening in the last month or so that I haven’t browsed its goodies. A really good read too. It’s not all fancy pictures and inserts. I love it.

  • Adam

    Well thats good news, I hope you win!

  • Prof. Widebottom

    I’m always rooting for you Jerry, which is strange because you never seem to return the favor and celebrate MY achievements. But, in any case, I’m glad that you have yet another photo of yourself here on the Brew.

  • goofy with an afro !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Congratulations Jerry, the little tucked away extras in the book are awesome!!!

  • joecab

    Congrats and good luck! Any book that can get me to choke up this much on nostalgia’s gotta be doing something right. :)

  • http://www.shawcartoons.com Scott Shaw!

    Yabba-dabba-congratulations and good luck, Jerry. THE HANNA-BARBERA TREASURY is terrific! Aloha.

  • http://www.partsunknown.net Chris Ferguson

    Congrats, Jerry! Between “The Hanna-Barbera Treasury” and “The Marvel Vault Book” it’s been a great year for trinket-filled fun books.