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IPPY Awards

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G. Alvin Simons
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IPPY Awards

Post by G. Alvin Simons » Thu July 21st, 2011, 11:03 pm

Does anyone know anything about this?
http://www.independentpublisher.com/ipland/IPAwards.php

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Alvin

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Post by boswellbaxter » Fri July 22nd, 2011, 1:24 am

It's a legitimate contest for independently published books. (The Traitor's Wife won in the historical fiction category a few years back.)
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Thank You

Post by G. Alvin Simons » Fri July 22nd, 2011, 11:08 pm

For taking the time to respond.

Alvin

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Post by N. Gemini Sasson » Sat July 23rd, 2011, 2:11 pm

My novel, Isabeau, was the Silver Medalist in this year's Historical Fiction category. They have an awards ceremony - this year it was in NYC, going on at the same time as BEA. I wasn't able to go, but they do hand out some very nice bling.

As Susan mentioned, it is a great way for independents to earn recognition for their work. I think this year's number of entries was close to 4,000.

One Regional Gold Medal award winner in this year's IPPYs was The Last Letter, a historical by Kathleen Shoop about Dakota prairie settlers in the late 1800's. Powerful book.

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Post by G. Alvin Simons » Sat July 23rd, 2011, 8:34 pm

And congratulations on the award.
Alvin

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Post by LoveHistory » Sun July 24th, 2011, 8:17 pm

I've heard of the IPPYs. Even considered entering one year. I may with my next book.

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Post by lauragill » Sun July 24th, 2011, 9:15 pm

I don't know how I feel about paying someone to judge my book. I'm not a very competitive person.

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