May 8, 2012

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Violeta Chinni
Director of Marketing & PR
Office: 888.537.6727, ext. 1410
Fax: 886.929.1018


Bookmasters commends
2012 IPPY Award Winning Publishers and Authors

ASHLAND, OHIO—May 8, 2012—The sixteenth annual Independent Publisher Book Awards, honoring this year’s best independently published titles, have been announced and among the winners are Bookmasters’ own:

Finest Books earned a silver award in the best Holiday category with their book, CD, and DVD
Mr. Holidays Presents, the Roof Top Hop
written by Michael Sheahan and illustrated by Doug Wright.

Brandi Rollins, M.S., tied for a bronze award in the Health/Medicine/Nutrition category for the self-published book Raw Foods on a Budget.

Kent State University Press earned two awards: a gold award in the True Crime category and tied for a silver award in the Biography category with their book Born to Lose: Stanley B. Hoss and the Crime Spree that Gripped a Nation by James G. Hollock.

Through a Different Lens tied for gold in the Self Help category with their book Flying Lessons: How to Be the Pilot of Your Own Life by Pamela Hale.

Patton Publishing earned a bronze award for Hidden Hell: Discovering My Father’s POW Diary by Robert H. Miller. Their book Portraits of Service: Looking into the Faces of Veterans by Robert H. Miller and Andrew Wakeford was selected as one of the 2012 Outstanding Books of the Year as well as the Freedom Fighter Award.

“I am delighted to see such a strong showing from the publishers under the Bookmasters banner. Although we seek client publishers of all sizes, the small presses continue to be a rich source of innovation and creative talent. It is an honor to work with these important players in the North American market and to help bring these gems to the forefront,” said Tony Proe, Senior Vice President of Sales for Bookmasters.

Independent Publisher Book Awards are open to all members of the independent publishing industry worldwide who produce books written in English intended for the North American market. This year’s IPPY Award ceremony will take place on June 4 during BookExpo America in New York City.

Bookmasters, based in Ashland, Ohio, is one of the largest integrated providers of editorial and design, eBook conversion, printing, printed book and eBook distribution, and marketing services for publishers and authors. The organization has remained a publishing industry leader for more than 40 years.