Nashville, TN - Today, Edge of 22 Publishing is pleased to announce it’s debut release, If You’re Gone by Brittany Goodwin, has been recognized as a finalist in the 19th annual Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards.

As part of their mission to discover, review, and share the best books from small, university, and indie publishers (and authors), independent media company Foreword Reviews hosts its annual awards program each year. Finalists represent the best books published in 2016, and submitted to Foreword Reviews for award consideration, and were narrowed down by Foreword’s editors from over 2,200 individual titles spread across 65 categories. A complete list of finalists can be found at:

“Choosing finalists for the INDIES is always the highlight of our year, but the choice was more difficult this time around due to the high quality of submissions,” said Victoria Sutherland, publisher of Foreword Reviews. “Each new book award season proves again how independent publishers are the real innovators in the industry.”

“If You’re Gone tells the story of a high-school student reeling from the sudden disappearance of her boyfriend. Although it is a work of fiction, the topic of missing persons is very real to thousands of families in the US,” said Brittany Goodwin, author of If You’re Gone. “I am so excited to learn that this emotionally-charged mystery is receiving recognition so it can touch more hearts and hopefully bring awareness and recognition to the cause.” More information on Goodwin’s novel and the company can be found at

INDIES finalists are moved on to final judging by an expert panel of librarians and booksellers curated specifically for each genre and who will determine the books who will be named Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award winners. Winners in each genre—along with Editor’s Choice winners, and Foreword’s INDIE Publisher of the Year—will be announced during the 2017 American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago on June 24, 2017.

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