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25th Annual Benjamin Franklin Awards™ Finalists

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IBPA is proud to announce the finalists in the 25th Annual Benjamin Franklin Awards™. The three finalists in each of the 55 categories were selected from close to 1,300 entries, and one winner per category will be announced at the Benjamin Franklin Awards™ ceremony on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.

A complete listing of finalists can also be found on the IBPA website.

Top experts in the book industry, including librarians, booksellers and design experts, judged every entry. In keeping with IBPA’s educational mission, all entrants receive a written critique with advice on how to improve their publications as well as kudos for the good work produced.

Honoring excellence in publishing annually since 1988, the Benjamin Franklin Awards™ have recognized publishers as large as John Wiley & Sons, DK, and Sourcebooks, and as small as Happy Quail, Appell Publishing, and Exalt Press.

This year’s finalists include a spectacular array of titles from publishers large and small, including Major Manners Presents Nite-Nite Soldier from Outhouse Ink Publishing, Almost Home: Helping Kids Move from Homelessness to Hope from Wiley/Turner Publishing, Your Natural Medicine Cabinet from GreenHealing Press, and more.

A complete listing of finalists can also be found on the IBPA website.

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