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13th Annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™ Winners

Friday, March 23, 2001   (0 Comments)
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Congratulations to the 13th Annual Benjamin Franklin Award™ Winners for Excellence in Book Publishing!

The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards™, which include over fifty categories recognizing excellence in book editorial and design, are regarded as one of the highest national honors for independent publishers. We're thrilled to announce the 2001 gold winners below.

Prestige as a publisher is one of the many benefits of receiving this distinguished award. In addition, Gold winners receive an engraved crystal trophy.

Arts (Art/Music/Photography)

The Story of Painting, DK Publishing The Magic of Balboa Park, Photosecrets Publishing Small Town Minnesota A-Z, Afton Historical Society Press


Dollars, Diamonds, Destiny, & Death, VCA Publishing Brick by Brick: A Woman's Journey, Spinner Publications, Inc. Painting the Dakota: Seth Eastman at Fort Snelling, Afton Historical Society Press


Personal Finance For Dummies, 3rd Edition, IDG Books Worldwide Franchising For Dummies, IDG Books Worldwide How to Become An Employer of Choice, Oak Hill Press


Keep It Simple Series: Managing Your Career, DK Publishing  The Book of US Government Jobs, 7th Edition, Bookhaven Press LLC Quick Internet Guide to Career & Education Information, JIST Works, Inc.

Children's Picture Book

The Ugly Caterpillar, Advance Publishing, Inc.  Jimmy Jonny Stays Up All Night, Bing Puddlepot, Inc. The Way I Feel, Parenting Press, Inc.

Coffee Table/Gift

The Magic of Balboa Park, Photosecrets Publishing Adventures With Old Houses, Wyrick & Company Coca-Cola Girls: An Advertising Art History, Collectors Press, Inc.


The Illustrator WOW! Book, Peachpit Press  The Complete PC Upgrade & Maintenance Guide, 11th Edition, Sybex Inc. Robin Williams Design Workshop, Peachpit Press


Pasta: Every Way for Everyday, DK Publishing The Common Grill Cookbook, Sleeping Bear Press Savor the Moment, The Junior League of Boca Raton


Quilts from the Quiltmaker's Gift, Pfeifer-Hamilton Publishers ABCs of Making Teddy Bears, Martingale & Company The Art of Classic Quiltmaking, C&T Publishing, Inc.


How Hilda Hushed Her Hiccups, Atori Publishing, Inc.  English o Spanish Foundation Series, Metmi Publishing Quilts from the Quiltmaker's Gift, Pfeifer-Hamilton Publishers

Popular Fiction

Turn Back Time, Golden Anchor Press The Archer King, Blue Arrow Books Gino, the Countess & Chagall, SeaScape Press, Ltd.


Great Horse Racing Mysteries, Eclipse Press They Wrote the Book, Spinsters Ink Tracon, Japphire

Poetry/Literary Criticism

And Today I Am Happy, Chatoyant  Essential Love: Poems About Mothers and Fathers, Daughters and Sons, Grayson Books In the Bee Trees, Archer Books


Journeys Across the Rainbow, Rainbow Pride Press Now That You're Out of the Closet, What About the Rest of the House?, Sourcebooks, Inc. Out on Holy Ground, The Pilgrim Press


Continuous Bloom, Ball Publishing  Passionate Gardening, Fulcrum Publishing Sunbelt Gardening, Fulcrum Publishing

Health (Wellness/Nutrition)

The Arthritis Foundation's Guide to Good Living with Osteoarthritis, Arthritis Foundation The Arthritis Foundation's Guide to Good Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis Foundation Who Gets Sick?, Peak Press


Oregon Story, Graphic Arts Center Publishing Co. Decking the Halls: The Folklore & Traditions of Christmas Plants, Willow Creek Press Painting the Dakota: Seth Eastman at Fort Snelling, Afton Historical Society Press

Humor (Comedy/Satire)

The Second City, Sourcebooks, Inc.  Everything Here is Mine, Sourcebooks, Inc. Not So Funny When It Happens: The Best of Travel Humor and Misadventure, Travelers' Tales, Inc.

Juvenile-Young Adult Fiction

Forgotten Fire, DK Publishing  Oonawassee Summer, Barker Creek Publishing White Grizzly, Filter Press, LLC

Juvenile-Young Adult Nonfiction

Painting the Dakota: Seth Eastman at Fort Snelling, Afton Historical Society Press Frank O. Gehry, DK Publishing Girls Who Looked Under Rocks, Dawn Publications


Floating Lanterns & Golden Shrines, Pacific View Press English o Spanish Foundation Series, me+mi publishing A Guide to Hopi Katsina Dolls, Rio Nuevo Publishers


Caribou, Graphic Arts Center Publishing Co. Celebration of the Land, Agrupacion Sierra Madre Jungles, Taschen America LLC

New Age (Metaphysics/Spirituality)

Spirit Animals, Dawn Publications Earthfire, Heaven & Earth Publishing Tarot and the Journey of the Hero, Samuel Weiser Inc

Parenting (Family Issues/Child Care)

Tell It Again!2, Gryphon House Inc.  The Gift of an Angel, Waldman House Press, Inc. Sharing Grandma's Gift, Printstar Books


Quilts from the Quiltmaker's Gift, Pfeifer-Hamilton Publishers  How to Do Your Own Contested Divorce in California, Nolo Press Occidental Jeweler's Resource, Revised Edition, Jewelers Press


A Time to Mourn, A Time to Dance: Help for the Losses in Life, AAL QualityLife Resources  Still Groovin', Sourcebooks, Inc. Unconditional Bliss, Quest Books


The Orvis Guide to Field Dog First Aid, Willow Creek Press  Morrison's Sound-It-Out Speller, Stone Cloud Phonics Urban Dog: The Ultimate Street Smarts Training Manual, Willow Creek Press


Saints of the Southwest, Rio Nuevo Publishers The Serpent Handlers, John F. Blair Publisher Thank You, Paul, Bay Light Publishing


Champions of Women's Golf, QuailMark Books, Llc. MLBs Best Shots, DK Publishing Neyland: Life Of a Stadium, Parker Hood Press


Celebration of the Land, Agrupacion Sierra Madre Dead Mars, Dying Earth, The Crossing Press Genome, Harper Collins/ECCO

Travel Guides - 1 or 2 color interior

Great American Motorcycle Tours, Avalon Travel Publishing  Cadogan's Greek Islands by Air, The Globe Pequot Press Moon Handbooks: Havana, Avalon Travel Publishing

Travel-Guides-3 or more color interior

Thomas Cook Must-See Paris, The Globe Pequot Press Backroads of Northern California, Voyageur Press, Inc. Michael Shapiro's Internet Travel Planner, The Globe Pequot Press


Glacier Bay National Park: Alaska, Mark Kelley  Journey with a Baja Burro, Sunbelt Publications Small Town Minnesota A-Z, Afton Historical Society Press

Audiobook - Children

Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban, Listening Library, an imprint of Random House Audio Publishing Group Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Listening Library an imprint of Random House When Zachary Beaver Came to Town, Listening Library, an imprint of Random House Audio Publishing Group

Book & Audiobook - Children

Bumble Bee at Apple Tree Lane, Soundprints The Jazz Fly, Tortuga Press Kenny Rogers Presents The Toy Shoppe, Addax Publishing Group, Inc.

Audiobook - Adult Fiction

On the Road, Harper Audio  Dubliners, Harper Audio Edgar Allan Poe's Stories & Tales II, Monterey Soundworks

Audiobook-Adult Nonfiction

Shakespeare: His Life & Work, The Audio Partners Publishing Corp.  Jazz, Random House Audio Publishing Group The Measure of a Man, Harper Audio


The Sensual Bellydance, 3 vol. set, Goldhil Home Media International  Tami Lee: Total Stretch, 2 vol. set, Goldhil Home Media International The Tell-Tale Heart, Monterey Video

Cover Design-1-2 Color (6x9 or smaller)

Ruben Moser's Miracle, mwynhad Johnny Weissmuller: Twice the Hero, Artist's Press Literary Trips: Following in the Footsteps of Fame, Greatest Escapes Publishing

Cover Design-1-2 Color (7x10 or larger)

Steven Assael: Selected Drawings, Linden Hill Art Books  Ordinary Heroes, Sweet Pea Press Tactile Values , New Issues Press Poetry & Prose

Cover Design-3 or More Color (6x9 or smaller)

Super Breakfast Cereals, Alive Books Chef's Healthy Salads, Alive Books Putting on the Dog, Wave Publishing

Cover Design-3 or More Color (7x10 or larger)

Bruce and Sharon Asakawa's California Gardener's Guide, Cool Springs Press  Alaska Wildflowers, Epicenter Press Carolina Preserves, William Mangum Fine Art The Little Wizard, Illumination Arts

Interior Design-1-2 Color

Ski & Snow Country, Graphic Arts Center Publishing Co.  Astronoesis, Larson Publications Ordinary Heroes, Sweet Pea Press

Interior Design-3 or More Color

Celebration of Life, Parker Hood Press  Color Play, C&T Publishing, Inc. Puget Sound, Graphic Arts Center Publishing Co.

Best Designed and Effective WWW Homepage, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Independent Publishers Group, Island Press, Rain City Publishing

Most Improved Redesign

Divine Essence, Mandeville Press  Canoeing and Camping: Beyond the Basics, The Globe Pequot Press The Route 66 Cookbook, Council Oak Books

The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (initial title from a new publisher)

Essential Eating, A Cookbook Discover How To Eat, Not Diet, Azure Moon Publishing  The Parent's Toolshop, Ambris Publishing The Well-Fed Writer, Fanove Publishing

Best New Voice (first book by a new author)

Getting a Grip on Diabetes, American Diabetes Association  Continuous Bloom, Ball Publishing Cooking with the Diabetic Chef, American Diabetes Association

Trade Catalogs

Monterey Bay Aquarium Press 2000, Monterey Bay Aquarium Press IPG Fall 2000 - General Catalog, Independent Publishers Group Sourcebooks Fall 2000 Catalog, Sourcebooks, Inc.

Mail Order Catalogs

Fox Chapel Publishing - Fall 2000, Fox Chapel Publishing Co. Inc. Language, Literacy & Learning, Brookes Publishing Co. National Book Catalog - Winter 2000, SkyLight Professional Development

Press Kit Promotions

Vegetarian Walt Disney World and Greater Orlando, Vegetarian World Guides  2nd Serving of Busy People's Low-Fat Recipes, Cozy Homestead Publishing A View From the Tub, Stairwell Press


What Dogs Teach Us 2001 Calendar, Willow Creek Press Anglers 2001 Fly Fishing Calendar, Willow Creek Press Inner Reflections: 2001 Engagement Calendar, Self-Realization Fellowship Publishers

Book of the Year for Excellence and Innovation in Marketing (Budgets under $10,000)

Masters of Networking, Bard Press  Aindreas: The Messenger Louisville Kentucky 1855, Vanmeter Publishing Cattus Petasatus, Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

Book of the Year for Excellence and Innovation in Marketing (Budgets more than $10,000)

The Quiltmaker's Gift, Pfeifer-Hamilton Publishers The Aloha Shirt: Spirit of the Islands, Beyond Words Publishing Inc. Older Love, Waldman House Press, Inc.

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