May 072015
NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Winner

Each year, for the past 32 years, NABE, now known as the National Association of Book Entrepreneurs, presents some of the finest books published by its members.

Dear Steve, 

Your book, SHOT DOWN, has been chosen one of the NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Winners for Spring 2015 – Best Books in the Category of MILITARY. 

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Mar 132015
Foreword Review Finalist

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Reviewed by Claire Foster 

Detailed research puts the reader inside the cockpit, shoulder to shoulder with the pilot and crew.

Steve Snyder’s masterful book, Shot Down, does justice to the adventures of his father, pilot Howard Snyder, and the crew of the B-17 plane Susan Ruth. Using first-hand accounts from diary entries, letters, and family stories, Snyder revives experiences that are accessible and relevant both to historians and readers with a casual interest in WWII history.  

The Susan Ruth’s crew was composed of ten men, four officers and six enlisted, and made up a true cross-section of American society. “They were college graduates, farmers, lawyers, and coal miners, from all nationalities and … Continue reading …

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Mar 122015

SHOT DOWN: The true story of pilot Howard Snyder and the crew of the B-17 Susan Ruth has been selected as a War & Military (adult Nonfiction) finalist in Foreword Reviews’ prestigious 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards!

Each year, Foreword Reviews shines a light on a select group of independent (indie) publishers, university presses, and self-published authors whose work stands out from the crowd.

In the next three months, a panel of more than 100 volunteer librarians and booksellers will determine the winners in 63 categories based on their experience with readers and patrons.

“After 17 years, our awards program has become synonymous with quality because our editors set such a high bar on the finalist round, which makes it especially tough for the judges who select the winners,” said Victoria Sutherland, publisher of Foreword Reviews. “In every genre, our judges will find an interesting, high-quality selection of books culled from this year’s entries.”

Foreword Reviews will celebrate the winners during a program at the American Library Association Annual Conference in San Francisco on Friday, June 26 at 6 p.m. at the Pop Top Stage in the exhibit hall. The Editor’s Choice Prize for Fiction, Nonfiction, and Foreword Reviews’ 2014 INDIEFAB Publisher of the Year Award will also be announced during the presentation.

In a competition with over 1500 other entrants, it’s pretty great to have made it this far.

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Finalist! USA Best Book Awards 2014

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Nov 202014

Steve Snyder, Author

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