Independent Press Award for Battlefield Earth

L. Ron Hubbard Receives National Recognition Through the INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD®!

Los Angeles, CA — The INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD recognized Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 audiobook by L. Ron Hubbard in the category of “Audiobook Cover Design: Fiction” as a winner.

The competition is judged by experts from all aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. They select award Winners and Distinguished Favorites based on overall excellence.

Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 by L. Ron Hubbard, is a science fiction epic tale set a thousand years in the future, when an alien empire has conquered Earth. The human race has become an endangered species in a dystopian wasteland.  All that stands between mankind and total extinction is a courageous young hero determined to rally the scattered tribes of humans to take on the overwhelming alien invaders.

The cover art, titled “Man, The Endangered Species,” was painted by the legendary illustrator Frank Frazetta and used for the cover design of the new edition.

The unabridged audiobook features:

  • 47 ½ hours of pulse-pounding drama and action professionally recorded on 44 CDs with high-definition sound.
  • A gorgeous cinematic soundtrack with full orchestral compositions and more than 15,000 sound effects.
  • A cast of more than 65 actors—many of whom are celebrity voices from TV, films, and games—performing 198 characters.

“In 2017, we had worldwide participation, from London to Australia, from Portugal to Hong Kong, and are so proud to announce the winners and favorites in our annual INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD.  Independent publishing is alive and well, and continues to gain traction worldwide,” said awards sponsor Gabrielle Olczak.

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