BAsics, from the Talks and Writings of Bob Avakian, RCP Publications, won a Gold Prize in the 2011 eLit Awards in the category of Current Events I (Political/Economic/Legal/Media). This was the third annual eLit Awards – a global awards program committed to illuminating and honoring the best independently published e-books of the year. Competition was open to all English language electronic titles published in 2010 or 2011. Titles were judged based on content, originality, design, and production quality. This year’s panel of judges included professionals from the fields of editing, design, reviewing, book selling, library science and publishing. Winners are also featured in www.IndependentPublisher.com and highlighted prominently in eLit’s monthly newsletter, which goes out to more than 20,000 subscribers worldwide, many of whom are agents, buyers, and librarians.