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'Amy's Guide to Best Behavior in Japan' takes Silver at IBPA Ben Franklin Awards

Michael Palmer - Monday, April 15, 2019

Congratulations to Amy Chavez and illustrator, Jun Hazuki for taking the Silver in the Travel category at this year's IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards which was held at the IBPA Publishing University this year in Chicago, Illinois.  Read More

The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award lists 'Amy's Guide to Best Behavior' as finalist

Michael Palmer - Monday, March 18, 2019

Last week, Amy's Chavez's guide to culture and behavior in Japan was listed as a finalist in the category of Travel for the Foreword Reviews Indies award. This week she's added the IBPA Benjamin Franklin award to that list!  Read More

Foreword Indies Award lists 'Amy's Guide to Best Behavior' as finalist

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Congratulations to Amy Chavez  for making the Foreword Reviews Foreword Indies finalist list for her book Amy's Guide to Best Behavior in Japan!  Read More

'Amy's Guide to Best Behavior in Japan' reviewed by JQ Magazine

Michael Palmer - Thursday, August 02, 2018

"A quick, easy-to-read overview of how to fully enjoy your experience in Japan and best incorporate the complexities of Japanese customs and etiquette into your homestay, study abroad, or quick jaunt to Japan."
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Gaijinpot's Great Summer Reads list includes two SBP books!

Michael Palmer - Monday, July 16, 2018

The lovely folks over at GaijinPot have included Tracy Franz's My Year of Dirt and Water and Amy Chavez's Amy's Guide to Best Behavior in Japan on their great summer reads list! Read More

Kotaku shares excerpt from 'Amy's Guide to Best Behavior in Japan'

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Thanks to Brian Ashcraft over at Kotaku for sharing this very helpful excerpt from Amy's Guide to Best Behavior in Japan on eating and drinking in Japan.  Read More

OtakuUSA interviews Amy Chavez on Japanese etiquette

Michael Palmer - Monday, July 09, 2018

A big thank you to Danica Davidson at OtakuUSA Magazine for taking the time to interview Amy Chavez on her new book Amy's Guide to best Behavior in Japan.   Read More

Soranews24 wants to quiz you on Best Behavior in Japan!

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Head over to Soranews24 to test yourself in 5 situations of Japanese manners and customs. The quiz comes from Amy Chavez's new book Amy's Guide to Best Behavior in Japan: Do It Right and Be Polite! 
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