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Announcing the Results of the 2020 Independent Publisher Book Awards
Announcing the Results of the 2020 Independent Publisher Book Awards

Congratulations and sincere thanks to the independent authors and publishers who participated in our 24th annual, 2020 Independent Publisher Book Awards contest. The quality of this year's entries is …   read more

IPPY-Winning Poets Speak Out
IPPY-Winning Poets Speak Out
by CeCe Richardson / June 2020

Poetry in a Pandemic

Editor's Note: We've heard it all over the past couple of decades: books are dead, reading is dead, literature is dead…certainly poetry – moldy, ancient old poetry must be dead – is …   read more

June Is Audiobook Month
June Is Audiobook Month
by Jillian Manning / June 2020

What Are You Listening To?

Listening to stories, telling tales, and oral histories are the building blocks of our own development, as well as the development of our society. There is power in spoken words, and there is beauty i …   read more

2021 Independent Publisher Book Awards are Open
2021 Independent Publisher Book Awards are Open

Celebrating Our 25th Anniversary with Lowest Entry Fees Ever

(July 7, 2020 – Traverse City, MI) - Jenkins Group is proud to announce the opening of the 25th Annual Independent Publisher Book Awards. With the slogan, 'Recognizing Excellence in Indepen …   read more

5 Reasons Why Audiobook Usage Is Up Among Students
5 Reasons Why Audiobook Usage Is Up Among Students
by Frank Hamilton / June 2020

Audiobooks are a fast-growing trend in publishing. This isn't surprising, seeing as there are a ton of benefits of audiobooks. In fact, students have hopped on this trend as we begin to see a rise in …   read more

25 Years of IPPY - An Anniversary Celebration
25 Years of IPPY - An Anniversary Celebration
by Jim Barnes, Awards Director / July 2020

Regional Categories and the Globalization of the IPPYs

Happy 25th Birthday to IPPY! And more importantly, what we are really celebrating is 25 years of award-winning, independently published books! 'Recognizing Excellence in Independent Publishing' has be …   read more

Profile of a Courageous Author
Profile of a Courageous Author
by CeCe Richardson / July 2020

IPPY Award-Winner and Accidental Firefighter Robert Kerbeck and the Malibu Wildfire

  In November of 2018, the most devastating wildfire in Los Angeles history raged through Malibu County. It burned 10,000 acres, destroyed more than 2,000 structures, and killed three people …   read more