The "IPPY" Awards, launched in 1996, are designed to bring increased recognition to the deserving but often unsung titles published by independent authors and publishers. Established as the first awards program open exclusively to independents, over 5,000 "IPPYs" have been awarded to authors and publishers around the world. IPPY winners enjoy many benefits. As one of the oldest, most established independent book awards in operation, the Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPYs) are well known and respected in the book industry. Our winners are:
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IPPY Awards 2020: Final Entry Deadline is Feb. 22
Celebrating 24 Years of Recognizing Excellence in Independent Publishing
- award ceremony in NYC during BookExpo
- ongoing listings, articles and marketing opportunities
More about the IPPY Awards:
For independent authors and publishers, book awards are one of the best marketing values available. Winning an award brings credibility and recognition, often opening doors to retail and distribution opportunities, foreign rights and translation deals, and a huge boost in PR value to the “award-wining” book and author. Our IndependentPublisher.com website publishes about 15 feature articles per year by and about IPPY Award winners, and dozens of other features appear in publications around the world.
Why enter a contest when there’s no guarantee you’ll get anything in return? Because it’s a gamble, like most any other money spent on marketing, and for a small entry fee the pay-off can be huge. Entering into the IPPY Awards is easy, affordable, and a whole lot of fun – but “you can’t win, if you don’t get in!”
Plus, there’s the party: IPPY Award ceremonies are famous for good food, drink, and entertainment, and are considered a “must-do” part of BookExpo week. Ceremonies have been held in some very “lofty” locations:
· 2004: Chicago’s Tavern Club, on the 25th floor of the 333 N. Michigan building, with a live band on the outdoor patio
· 2008: the 60th floor of the Wells Fargo Building in downtown L.A.
· 2016: the 99th floor of Willis Tower in Chicago, literally above the clouds rolling in off Lake Michigan
This year’s award ceremony will be return to the bright lights of Times Square and the legendary Copacabana night club, our excellent new venue for the past three years. See an article about last year’s ceremony with links to results and photo album HERE.
“We initially conceived the IPPYs to help recognize the work of independent publishers who were ignored by major publications and awards programs,” says Awards Director Jim Barnes. “Despite having produced a wealth of well-written, beautifully designed books, small presses are largely overlooked in favor of the 'big 5' publishing houses. Existing literary awards were genre-specific or only open to members of the sponsoring organization, so we felt the need for a broad-based, unaffiliated contest that would recognize all types of independent publishers."
The IPPY Awards are presented by IndependentPublisher.com and Jenkins Group, a Michigan-based publishing services company. For more information about the awards, visit the website here: http://www.ippyawards.com