Our guest today is John Goodwin, President Galaxy Press, he will be discussing the news that Battlefield Earth is a winner of a 2017 Audie Award after having been nominated in two categories, EXCELLENCE IN MARKETING and EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION! The Audie Awards, the premier award given in the audio book industry, recognize distinction in audio books and spoken word entertainment and is sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association (APA). 2017 is the 22nd year of these annual awards. Originally released in 1982, Battlefield Earth was a New York Times and international bestselling novel with over 4 millions copies sold. Battlefield Earth was rated #3 of the top 100 novels of the 20th Century in the Random House Modern Library Readers Poll.
John Goodwin, publisher and president of Galaxy Press, has been involved with book publishing since 1986. He is a member of the Audio Publishers Association, a national organization of the audio publishing industry. He has become very active in the Hollywood community the past several years serving as a Board member of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. He is also a Board member of the Friends of Hollywood Central Park (an organization creating a 44-acre park over the Hollywood Freeway) and has been very active in creating the Hollywood Christmas Parade as a means of continued popularization of Hollywood. He is a member of the Explorers Club, Science Fiction Writers of America, Mystery Writers of America and Western Writers of America, as well as the Dubai Press Club as part of an international effort to introduce his publishing program into the Middle East.