Award, Honors, and Firsts



Firsts! Some of our new ideas gave birth to a whole new book genre. Here's three that did:

• THEIR FIRST TIME IN THE MOVIES, 1st ever DVD-enhanced book, 2001. 

• JFK 50 DAYS, 1st ever video-enhanced book app for Apple & android devices, 2011. 

• THE JOBS RATED ALMANAC, 1st ever data-based career ranking, 1988; updated annually thru 2020.

Smithsonian Book Award: "Best Money Book of the Year"

Smithsonian Book Award: "Best Money Book of the Year"

Presented by American Numismatists Association, 2007 

This visually stunning book traces how political, cultural, and economic forces have shaped the development of the money in your pocket. Not just in yours, but in everyone 's in the world, from antiquity through today. Douglas Mudd, one of the foremost authorities on world currency, shows us the extraordinary diversity and beauty of images on coins and paper money. It is an important source of cultural and historical information that reveals the underlying connections between numismatic imagery and history. 


Bestselling JFK Book Series

#1 Best Seller: JFK: 50 Days, 2011-2012 (7 weeks)

Nomination: Focal Award, "Best Documentary," 2012

Special Commemorative Edition: 2018, by the Associated Press

This three-volume series started as a single title, JFK Day by Day in 2010, copublished with Running Press. Next year, NBC News released a derivative title, JFK 50 Days, a trailblazing video-enhanced book. David Gregory, then-show host of Meet the Press, provided the narration. It was the very first video-enhanced book app for Apple and android devices. It was a celebrated title, not just because JFK was one of America’s most charismatic presidents, it was something readers had never experienced, a book that came alive with video with the tap of the finger on the page. Yet another derivative title, JFK: A Chronicle of the White House Years, was published by AP Books, an arm of the Associated Press.