“Our winning of a gold medal in the 2008 competition has greatly helped book sales. We sold nearly 2500 copies of Wild Alberta at the Crossroads last year and had to order a reprint of 1500. When we show retailers the gold medal they are always impressed and invariably order some books.”

- Robin White, NatureWatch Partners

“My latest project was planned as a more personal story. It became a lengthy labor of love. When I made the decision to enter my book in the IPPY Awards, I had no idea it was the same company who awarded me in 1997 (that year they were called the Small Press Book Awards). Fifteen years later, there I was in New York, my three daughters in attendance, receiving recognition for my work. Although years have passed, writing and publishing continues to be a wondrous and fulfilling purpose in my life.”

- Cynthia Olsen, two-time IPPY Award winner

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The 2014 Independent Publisher Book Awards are now closed and judging is underway.

Results will be announced April 30th and the award ceremony held May 28th in NYC.

Conducted annually, the Independent Publisher Book Awards honor the year's best independently published titles from around the world. The 2014 IPPY Awards results will be announced on about April 30, 2014, and the awards ceremony takes place on May 28, 2014 in New York, on the eve of BookExpo America. All IPPY winners and one guest are invited to attend; extra tickets will be available for $75 each. Those unable to attend will receive medalist packets by mail. To find out more details, or to request entry info for the 2015 IPPY Awards, click the CONTACT US button above.

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
  3. Long-time independents that became incorporated but operate autonomously and publish fewer than 50 titles a year.

The world's largest book awards competition offers:

  • Over 70 subject categories in National awards
  • Regional awards for the United States, Canada, and Australia and New Zealand
  • E-Book Awards with fiction, non-fiction, children's and regional categories
  • Winners receive celebration party in NY City, medals, stickers, certificates, national publicity in major trade publications including Publisher's Weekly and Shelf Awareness. Learn more