Friday, June 8, 2012

Evening Post Books’ Titles Win National Awards

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. — JUNE 5, 2012 — Baptized in Sweet Tea and The Unpainted South: Carolina’s Vanishing World, both published by Evening Post Books of Charleston, S.C., won first place at the Independent Book Publishers Association 24th annual Benjamin Franklin Awards Ceremony at the Marriott Marquis in NYC Monday night.

Charleston author Ken Burger’s Baptized in Sweet Tea won the gold medal in the Gift Books category. This book of newspaper columns about the South features the photography of David Gentry, also of Charleston. The Unpainted South: Carolina’s Vanishing World by author William P. Baldwin and photographer Selden B. Hill, both of McClellanville, received the gold medal in the Poetry/Literary criticism category.

The Independent Publishers Association was founded in 1983 and represents independent publishers worldwide. They are the largest not-for-profit trade association representing independent book publishers. The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards, which includes 55 categories recognizing excellence in both editorial merit and design, is regarded as one of the highest national honors in small and independent publishing.

Evening Post Books, a division of Evening Post Publishing Company, began publishing in 2008. Focusing on books specific to the South Carolina Lowcountry and those by South Carolina authors, it currently offers 20 titles. More information about Evening Post Books may be found at All books may be purchased through the website, at, in local book stores or from the Post-Courier building at 134 Columbus St., Charleston, S.C. 29403.


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