“Supportive Accountability” Recognized as a 2018 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards Finalist

Date 2019-03-11-2019-03-11

MELENA CONSULTING GROUP is pleased to announce Supportive Accountability: How to Inspire People and Improve Performance has been recognized as a finalist in the 21st annual Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards for business and economics.

As part of its mission to discover, review, and share the best books from university and independent publishers, Foreword Magazine, Inc. hosts an annual awards program each year. Finalists represent the best books published in 2018. After more than 2,000 individual titles spread across 56 genres were submitted for consideration, the list of finalists was determined by Foreword’s editorial team. Winners will be decided by an expert team of booksellers and librarians—representing Foreword’s readership—from across the country.

The complete list of finalists can be found at: https://www.forewordreviews.com/awards/finalists/2018/.

“Determining the INDIES Finalists is such a rewarding process,” said Victoria Sutherland, founder/publisher of Foreword Reviews. “Each year we are reminded what a vital part of publishing indie presses occupy, and knowing what the recognition could mean to an individual book inspires us to provide our finalist judges with the best choices to help them determine the winners. We take this privilege very seriously.”

“I am honored that my debut leadership book, Supportive Accountability, has received recognition as one of the finalists for this highly-competitive book award, especially given the thousands of qualified entries,” said author Sylvia Melena. Melena is also the Founder & CEO of Melena Consulting Group, a leadership and management consulting, training, and publishing company in La Mesa, California.


Founded in 1998, Foreword Magazine, Inc. is the only media company completely devoted to independent publishing. Publishers of a Folio: award-winning bimonthly print review journal, special interest products, and daily online content feeds, Foreword exclusively covers university and independent (non “Big 5”) publishers, the books they publish, and their authors. Foreword is based in Traverse City, Michigan, with staff based worldwide.