Independent Publisher Book Awards

Established in 1996, the Independent Publisher Book Awards are conducted annually to honor the year's best independently published titles. The "IPPY" Awards reward those who exhibit the courage, innovation, and creativity to bring about change in the world of publishing. Independent spirit and expertise comes from publishers of all sizes and budgets, and books are judged with that in mind.

All independent, university, small press, and self-publishers who produce books intended for the North American market are eligible to enter titles copyrighted or released within the year. Independent authors using print-on-demand publishing services are welcome to enter their books themselves. Entrants are able to choose from over 75 subjects in national categories; regional awards for the United States, Australia, Canada, and Europe; and e-book categories.

The "IPPY" Awards were conceived as a broad-based, unaffiliated awards program open to all members of the independent publishing industry, and are open to authors and publishers worldwide who produce books written in English and intended for the North American market. We define "independent" as 1) independently owned and operated; 2) operated by a foundation or university; or 3) long-time independents that became incorporated but operate autonomously and publish fewer than 50 titles a year.

Enter your book today at www.IndependentPublisher.com.

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