Out Loud was shortlisted as one of three finalists for the 2011 APMA Best Atlantic-Published Book Award.The following are the comments from the jury:
"Out Loud is a unique and moving book. Breakwater is obviously active within and connected to their community—they identified important and underrepresented stories and took a risk on a project they believed in. The editorial work that went into Out Loud—the structural editing and copyediting of personal narratives from more than fifty contributors, all without losing the individual voices of the authors—was incredible. The editors of this book did a magnificent job, and deserve high praise indeed. Breakwater secured great media coverage for this book, and in doing so, called much-needed attention to pressing social issues.
This work represents a unique collaboration between a publisher and a mental health organizations in the community with the royalties going toward their cause. In terms of media coverage, their ability to engage professionals in speaking up to further remove the stigma of mental health issues speaks toward the commitment of the publisher to promote the book as a significant piece in public discourse. The production value, including paper stock consideration, was equally well done.
Out Loud is the most ambitious Atlantic-published work of 2010, in terms of publisher involvement in a book, and its merit was confirmed when it won the Canadian Mental health media Award. It even has charitable royalties to support the cause it so wonderfully supports, and the marketing campaigns were carefully considered and successfully executed."
CBC Radio Noon:
Episode 1 – Interview with Heather Boone (Monday, May 3, 2010)
Episode 2 – Interview with Terry Reilly (Tuesday, May 4, 2010)
Episode 3 – Interview with Gus Russell (Wednesday, May 5, 2010)
Episode 4 – Interview with Amanda Penney (Thursday, May 6, 2010)
Episode 5 – Interview with Alicia Cox (Friday, May 7, 2010)
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