Friday, July 12, 2013

Book cover wins national award

It is pretty fun to be able to say that a recent book cover featuring one of my photos has won a prestigious national award.

Infinite West: Travels in South Dakota, a book published by the South Dakota State Historical Society Press and written by Fraser Harrison was named a Benjamin Franklin Gold Award winner in Cover Design by the The Independent Book Publishers Association.

“We are excited about receiving this award. It is the first Gold Award the Press has received from the Independent Book Publishers Association,” said Nancy Tystad Koupal, director of the State Historical Society Press.

“The cover design graphically expresses the spirit of the book and its title,” Harrison said. Harrison, author of nine books, contributes regularly to major newspapers in the United Kingdom. He is currently spending the summer in Yankton, researching another book.

Infinite West: Travels in South Dakota is available for $17.95 plus shipping and tax and can be purchased from most bookstores or ordered directly from the South Dakota State Historical Society Press. Visit or call (605) 773-6009.