Silver Medal, ForeWord Reviews’ IndieFab Book of the Year Award for Reference (Adult Nonfiction)
Winner, Next Generation Indie Book Award for General Nonfiction
Winner, National Indie Excellence Award for Arts & Entertainment
Silver Medal, Independent Publisher Book Award for Best Reference Work
Silver Award Winner, IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards (Reference)
The Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four addresses the lives and works of the Beatles from their formative years through the present day. From Abbey Road to Zapple Records, this two-volume encyclopedia provides casual fans and aficionados alike with a comprehensive study of the band’s enduring musical fusion and cultural impact.
The encyclopedia affords readers with attention to the wide array of people and places associated with the Beatles’ achievement, while also offering a comprehensive overview of the group’s massive corpus—both during their Beatles years and beyond. The Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four will appeal to readers at all levels, from the educated general public and students at the secondary and post-secondary ranks through advanced scholars and dyed-in-the-wool Beatlemaniacs.
“This encyclopedia is crucial for any music library.”—V.J. Novara, Choice
“With The Beatles Encyclopedia, ‘Everything Fab Four’ has been placed at our fingertips. . . . It will enlarge considerably our conception of what the Beatles accomplished, just as it will strike us as practical, fun, and, most important of all, indispensable. Certain it is that fans and scholars of the Beatles will find themselves describing the feat that Kenneth Womack has achieved in compiling The Beatles Encyclopedia in adjectives such as these.”—Steve Hamelman, Popular Music and Society
“Intended for a wide audience, The Beatles Encyclopedia is accessible for new and younger listeners yet serves as a convenient reference tool for serious fans.”—Kit O’Toole, Something Else! Reviews
“The entries are well-written and should be clearly understood by a general reading audience. The sheer amount of information contained between the covers is impressive and certainly helpful to anyone interested in, or researching, Beatles-related information.”
“Numerous Beatles books tell the group’s story or focus on specific periods in their history. Now, all of the major topics are included in one convenient place. The Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four, the latest work by Beatles scholar Kenneth Womack, is an educational and entertaining addition to any Beatle fan’s library.”—Radio Teresa