Join the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) on April 8, 2016 as we honor the winners of the 28th Annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards!
Registration for the 2016 Benjamin Franklin Awards ceremony Now Open!
2016 Finalists Announced! (03/22/2016)
IBPA’s 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 indie publishers and self-published authors.
Held in conjunction with IBPA’s Publishing University 2016 (April 8-9, 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah), the 2016 award ceremony is a gala dinner where all Gold winners receive an engraved trophy marking their achievement.
More About the Awards
The Benjamin Franklin Awards are administered by IBPA with help from over 150 book publishing professionals including librarians, bookstore owners, reviewers, designers, publicity managers, and editors. The Benjamin Franklin Awards are unique in that the entrants receive direct feedback on their titles. The actual judging forms are returned to all participating publishers.
In addition, Gold winners receive an engraved crystal trophy. Gold and Silver winners receive award certificates along with gold or silver stickers. All winners are announced to the major trade journals and media.
The general registration fee is $30 per person. Attendees of IBPA’s Publishing University 2016 receive a complimentary ticket as part of their Publishing University registration. If you’ve registered for Publishing University, you’re all set!
In addition, all award finalists receive two complimentary tickets to the ceremony. Finalists will be announced in mid-March 2016.If you are a finalist, contact IBPA’s COO, Terry Nathan, at firstname.lastname@example.org for a special Coupon Code to use when registering here.