The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) last week announced that Acid Reflux & Heartburn In 30 Minutes: A guide to acid reflux, heartburn, and GERD for patients and families has been named the recipient of a gold Benjamin Franklin award for excellence in publishing. Publisher i30 Media Corporation accepted the award at IBPA’s annual conference and award ceremony in Chicago.
The book, authored by J. Thomas Lamont, M.D. of Harvard Medical School, was the winner in the health & fitness category. Other category finalists included books published by Johns Hopkins University Press and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
According to IBPA, some 1,500 titles were submitted for consideration in this year’s competition, covering 54 categories. Ben Franklin judges included approximately 160 publishers, editors, and other independent publishing professionals.
“This is fantastic news, and this is a great honor,” said Lamont. “I certainly would not have written the book without the invitation of publisher i30 Media.”
Acid Reflux & Heartburn In 30 Minutes (ISBN 978-1-64188-019-0) uses plain-English explanations, case studies, and illustrations to explain the basics of heartburn and acid reflux, including causes, diagnosis, and treatments. Kirkus Reviews selected the title to be featured in its June 2018 issue, noting three strengths to the work: “The writing takes complicated subject matter and makes it easy to comprehend; stock illustrations augment the text; and the content is extremely focused.”
Acid Reflux & Heartburn In 30 Minutes is available in paperback, hardcover, and ebook editions. The official book website also contains a glossary of medical terms related to acid reflux and heartburn.