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IBPA Announces the 26th Annual Benjamin Franklin Award™ Gold Medal Winners

Friday, May 30, 2014   (0 Comments)
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(Manhattan Beach, CA - May 30, 2014) -- IBPA is pleased to announce the Gold Award Winners in the 26th annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™ program, recognizing excellence in books published during calendar year 2013.

Among the books taking home Gold were The Old Man’s Love Story by Rudolfo Anaya in the category of Popular Fiction (publisher: University of Oklahoma Press), Brave the Unknown by Ushi Patel in the category of Poetry/Literary Criticism (publisher: Skywriter Books), and Tuesdays with Todd & Brad Reed: A Michigan Tribute by Todd Reed and Brad Reed in the categories of Cover Design and Interior Design (publisher: Todd & Brad Reed Photography).

Gold for the Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book went to Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail by Kelly Luce (publisher: A Strange Object), Divine Secrets of the Ta-Ta Sisterhood: Pledging the Pink Sorority by Joanna Chapman (publisher: Cosmic Casserole Press), and Bad Dad by Derek Munson (publisher: Cannonball Books).

A complete list of Gold and Silver award winners is available on the IBPA website at here.

The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards are regarded as one of the highest national honors for independent publishers. Prestige as a publisher is one of the many benefits of being named a winner of this distinguished award. In addition, Gold award winners receive an engraved crystal trophy.

For more information about the Benjamin Franklin Awards, contact IBPA's Chief Operations Officer, Terry Nathan, at or 310-546-1818.

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