2012 IPPY Award
Winning Publishers and Authors
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:
earned a silver award in the best Holiday category with their book, CD, and
Presents, the Roof Top Hop written by Michael
Sheahan and illustrated by Doug Wright.
M.S., tied for a bronze award in the Health/Medicine/Nutrition category for
the self-published book Raw
Foods on a Budget.
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.
a Different Lens tied for gold in the Self Help category with their
Lessons: How to Be the Pilot of Your Own Life by Pamela
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.
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.
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
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.