Publishing News


November 15-30, 2005 Edition AWARDS USA Book News

Best Book Award

Goes to Koven

LOS ANGELES, CA/11/03/05—Jean-Claude Koven, author of Going Deeper: How to Make Sense of Your Life When Your Life Makes No Sense (Prism House Press), has been awarded the USA Book News Best Books 2005 Award for Best New Age Fiction title.

Koven’s book is written for those who feel their purpose on earth is to help evolve the consciousness of humanity during a time of transition.

Winners and finalists are from Warner Books, Harper San Francisco, Hay House, Penguin/Putnam and independent presses. Koven joins winners Amy Tan who topped the General Fiction category with Saving Fish From Drowning (Putnam); Colby Buzzell for My War: Killing Time in Iraq (Putnam), which won Best Autobiography for his powerful testimonial; and Edward Morler for The Leadership Integrity Challenge: How to Assess and Facilitate Emotional Maturity (Sanai Publishing), winning for Best Business book.

Jeffrey Bowen is president and publisher of For more information on Koven, see

Primary Care Book

Award Goes

To John Murtagh 11/05/2005­John Murtagh has been named winner of the 2005 British Medical Association’s Primary Care Book Award for his successful reference book, Practice Tips 4th edition (McGraw-Hill).

The reference book is designed to “empower primary care practitioners to manage common medical problems in their offices without subjecting patients to the inconvenience and cost of being referred to a hospital or to a specialist”.

John Murtagh, is the Adjunct Professor of General Practice at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and a GP in Victoria, Western Australia.