Kali Press News

IPPY Awards Medalists Rock New York!

Jun 29, 2012

Kali Press receives an IPPY Gold Medal in New York.

A good time was had by all at the 2012 IPPY Awards in New York. Jim Barnes, editor and book awards director said this in his June 2012 Newsletter:

"The IPPY Awards ceremony is an amazing gathering, the kind where you can actually feel the room buzzing, and I get a true feeling of ecstasy hanging out with so many incredibly talented and enthusiastic people. Last month I mentioned Cynthia Olsen, who won the Health category gold medal this year and also 15 years ago in our very first contest. Here's a photo of me introducing Cynthia at the awards ceremony."

IndependentPublisher.com and the Independent Publisher Book Awards are the oldest, largest and most respected organizations helping readers find and connect with high quality, independently published books. Each year, nearly 5,000 IPPY Award entries are reviewed and judged by top professionals and critics in their respective fields. Winners are chosen based on criteria including quality of content and design, relevance, and originality. Awards are given in more than 75 categories, including fiction, biography, arts, architecture, children's books, cookbooks, business, and travel. In addition to printed books, awards are also given to downloadable e-books.

"IPPY Award winners are consistently top sellers," said Jerrold Jenkins, Director of Jenkins Group, the company behind the IPPY awards. "Knowing that the books have been recommended and recognized by our stable of qualified judges means that readers can select these books with confidence and know that they are getting high-quality products."

The Independent Publisher Book Awards were conceived in 1996 as a broad-based, unaffiliated awards program open to all members of the independent publishing industry, and are intended to bring increased recognition to the exemplary independent, university, and self-published titles released each year. Since the inaugural contest in 1996, over 4,500 books have received IPPY Awards, along with all the recognition, credibility, and increased sales that a book award can bring.