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2017 Independent Publisher Book Awards National Medalists
2017 Independent Publisher Book Awards National Medalists
21st Annual Awards

Congratulations and sincere thanks to the independent authors and publishers who participated in our 21st annual, 2017 Independent Publisher Book Awards contest.Here are the gold, silver and bronze me …   read more

2017 Independent Publisher Book Awards Outstanding Medalists
2017 Independent Publisher Book Awards Outstanding Medalists
21st Annual Awards

For 33 years our mission at Independent Publisher has been to recognize and encourage the work of publishers who exhibit the courage and creativity necessary to take chances, break new ground, and bri …   read more

2017 Independent Publisher Book Awards Regional and Ebook Medalists
2017 Independent Publisher Book Awards Regional and Ebook Medalists
21st Annual Awards

Here are the results of the 2017 Independent Publisher Regional and Ebook Awards, presented to the year's best titles published in these important and growing divisions of independent publishing.Liste …   read more

The 2017 IPPY Awards Ceremony
The 2017 IPPY Awards Ceremony
by IP Editorial Staff / June 2017

Oh, What a Night!

On Tuesday, May 30, we celebrated the 2017 IPPY Awards in New York City. The IPPY ceremony is always our favorite night of the year, as it affirms the spirit and strength of the indie publishing commu …   read more

Unexpected Lessons
Unexpected Lessons
by Monona Wali / June 2017

Thoughts from an IPPY-Winner

In 2015 I published My Blue Skin Lover, a contemporary literary novel that won the IPPY Gold Award for Multicultural Fiction. I'm really happy I took the independent author route, but it was a huge le …   read more

9 Tips to Nabbing Your Best Endorsement
9 Tips to Nabbing Your Best Endorsement
by Ella Ritchie / June 2017

Tips from Stellar Communications Houston

This article originally appeared on Stellar Communications Houston's blog.A few months ago, corporate banker Bill Herrington whooped with joy. I'd just told the first-time author that the former mayor …   read more

How to Become a Better Self-Editor
How to Become a Better Self-Editor
by Jillian Manning / June 2017

(Before Hiring a Professional)

It's important to begin this article with a special disclaimer: Hiring a professional editor is the smartest choice you can make for your book. If you are indie or self-publishing, you need as many ey …   read more

LGBTQ+ Reading List
LGBTQ+ Reading List
by Lauren White / June 2017

Celebrate Pride Month with These Great Reads

In honor of LGBT Pride Month, we're featuring the 2017 Independent Publisher Book Award-winning medalists that won in LGBT Fiction and LGBT Non-Fiction. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Mo …   read more

Coming this Month
Coming this Month
by Lauren White / June 2017

Notable June Indie Book Releases

Each month, our staff chooses several notable books released from indie presses and hybrid publishers.Check out our top picks for the best new releases from indie presses this June - a mix of fiction, …   read more