Sunday, September 18, 2011

Book award

This was the moment of truth. At the British Medical Association 2011 medical book of the year awards. There I was in London last week at the awards as my book had been given a high commendation and nominated for the award by the BMA.

Book competition.

There would have been at least a couple of hundred people there including publishers, authors and those in the medical profession.

A big screen was at the front of the auditorium. Each time a nominee was announced the book would be displayed on the screen for all to see. In my category of psychiatry you can see there was a total of 12 nominees with my book in the bottom right hand corner. Then they announced the winner and that book would be displayed up on the screen by itself, everyone clapped and so forth.

To see the BMA list of winners and losers for the night go to here.

There is one other thing that I have learn about book publishing. My next book is not going to have a title that starts with a “w”. Any list I have seen my book on it is always at the end as happened when the nominations were announced, as you can see. Even if they sort them by author it is still at the end.

My next book on drug counselling will have a title something like, “A compendium of drug counselling”. Even if it doesn’t get put under “a” it will get under “c” on any list.


Besides all that here is an updated list of the libraries my book is in and these are only the ones I know of. Also the book is still only 9 months old so it is good to see it get into so many university and college libraries in their degree programmes.

University of Waterloo (Canada)
Saint Francis Xavier University (Canada)
Simon Frasier University (Canada)
Mount Saint Vincent University (Canada)
Mount Royal University (Canada)
Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada)
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Canada)
University of Lethbridge (Canada)
Concordia University (Canada)
University of Guelph (Canada)
Library and Archives Canada (Canada)
Maribor General Hospital Library (Slovenia)
Stellenbosch University Library (South Africa)
Mitt hogskolan library (Sweden)
Stockholm University (Sweden)
PJ Library (Norway)
University of Bergen (Norway)
Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet (Norway)
University of Oslo (Norway)
University of Tromso (Norway)
University of the West of England (UK)
Derbyshire library (UK)
University of Plymouth (UK)
Manchester Metropolitian University (UK)
Lancaster University (UK)
University of Hull (UK)
University of East Anglia (UK)
University of Cambridge (UK)
Oxford University library (UK)
University of Exeter (UK)
Coventry City Council library (UK)
Bromley Library service (UK)
Cadbury Heath Library (UK)
Kingswood Library (UK)
Nottingham Central Library (UK)
Yate Library (UK)
British Library (UK)
Ebook library London (UK)
Hounslow Library (UK)
Barnet London Borough Library (UK)
National library of Scotland (Scotland)
Executive Counseling and Training Academy (Singapore)
Ngee Ann Polytechnic Library(Singapore)
Singapore Polytechnic Library (Singapore)
National University of Singapore (Singapore)
LaTrobe University (Aust)
Victoria University (Aust)
Queensland University of Technology (Aust)
Deakin University (Aust)
University of Western Australia (Aust)
University of Ballarat (Aust)
University of New England (Aust)
University of Western Sydney (Aust)
Charles Sturt University (Aust)
Curtin University (Aust)
Australian Catholic University (Aust)
University of Newcastle (Aust)
Bond University (Aust)
University of Melbourne (Aust)
James Cook University (Aust)
National Library of Australia (Aust)
University of California San Diego (USA)
Open Library. California State Library (USA)
Ithaca College (USA)
Marquette University Raynor Memorial Library (USA)
University of Massachusetts Amherst (USA)
Williams College Massachusetts (USA)
National Library of Medicine Maryland (USA)
Illinois State University (USA)
Loyola Marymount University California (USA)
University of Michigan (USA)
Central Michigan University (USA)
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (USA)
University of Missouri-Columbia (USA)
Akron-Summit County Public Library, Ohio (USA)
University of California Merced (USA)
University of North Carolina Greensboro (USA)
Library of congress (USA)
University of California San Franisco (USA)
Mt. Hood Community College Library Oregon (USA)
National College of Natural Medicine Oregon (USA)
Oregon Health and Science University (USA)
Northeast WI Public Libraries (USA)
College of DuPage Illinois (USA)
Boston College (USA)
University of Chicago Illinois (USA)
University of North Texas (USA)
Laredo Public Library Texas (USA)
University of Texas-Pan American (USA)
University of Texas at Austin (USA)
Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)
Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland)
University of Auckland Library (New Zealand)
Northtec library (New Zealand)
Auckland University of Technology (New Zealand)
Unitec Institute of Technology (New Zealand)
Eastern Institute of Technlogy (New Zealand)
University of Otago (New Zealand)
Rotorua District Library (New Zealand)
City University of Hong Kong (China)
National Cheng Kung University (Taiwan)



  1. The BMA is a really prestigious organisation so you are never a loser. But then you know that Grafmeister!

  2. Yes kahless,

    I don't feel like a loser at all. It was a great event and a very good stroke.