Awards and Recognition

Irwin Award Plaque 1Just a few weeks ago, Sylvia Cary received the Irwin Award for her book, The Therapist Writer: Helping Mental Health Professionals Get Published, from the Book Publicists of Southern California (BPSC), in the category of “Best Niche Campaign.”SylviaIrwinAward2015

The Award was named for the organization’s publicist founder, Irwin Zucker, as a way to formally and publicly recognize BPSC members who conducted the best book sales/ promotion campaigns. The honorees shared with the audience the steps they took that led to the success of their book promotion campaigns. The event took place at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City, California.


Cary's book, "The Therapist Writer," won the GOLD in the 2013 Global Ebook AwardsSylvia Cary, LMFT, a Los Angeles area author and licensed psychotherapist, has won a Gold Medal in the 2013 Global eBook Awards for the digital version of her latest book, The Therapist Writer: Helping Mental Health Professionals Get Published. (Timberlake Press).

For the paper version of "The Therapist Writer," Cary won the 2013 Beverly Hills Book Award for non-fiction / referenceThe Global eBook Awards, now in its third year, brings attention to the prediction that in the next five or ten years, over 90% of new books will be eBooks. Cary’s win, which was in the category of writing and publishing, is the third such honor for The Therapist Writer. The book was also named a Winner in the 2013 Beverly Hills Book Awards, and a Finalist in the 2013 National Indie Excellence Awards (NIEA) – these last two were for the paper version.


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