America’s National Parks, A Pop-Up Book, has been awarded a Gold medal in the 17th Annual IPPY (Independent Publisher Book Award) in the category of Children’s Picture Book—All Ages! Awarding 382 medals (72 Golds) out of 5200 entries, the IPPY recognizes excellence in independent publishing. “Conducted each year to honor the year’s best independently published books, the “IPPY” Awards recognize excellence in a broad range of subjects and reward authors and publishers who “take chances and break new ground.” Independent publishers, along with independent booksellers, have long held an important role in the world of books, offering an alternative to “the big five” conglomerated media publishers. Thanks to small presses, university presses, and self-publishing services that give experimental and entrepreneurial authors a platform, the IPPY universe is rapidly expanding — and that gives adventurous readers a plethora of new choices.”—www.independentpublisher.com
The award will be presented on Wednesday, May 29th in New York prior to the opening of the 2013 BookExpo. You can see a list of all winners by visiting HERE.