INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER BOOK AWARDS – 25TH ANNIVERSARY
GOLD: Santa Claus Worldwide: A History of St. Nicholas and Other Holiday Gift-Bringers, by Tom A. Jerman (McFarland & Co. Inc.)
The Independent Publisher Book Awards (the “IPPYs”) are intended to bring increased recognition to the thousands of exemplary independent, university, and self-published titles published each year. The awards are open to all members of the independent publishing industry, and to authors and publishers worldwide who produce books intended for an English-speaking market. Since the inaugural contest in 1996, over 5,500 books have received IPPY Awards, along with the recognition, credibility, and increased sales that a book award can bring. Independent spirit and expertise comes from publishers of all sizes and budgets, and books are judged with that in mind.