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IBPA Announces the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Award Gold Medal Winners

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IBPA is pleased to announce the Gold Award Winners in the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Awards program.

During a gala awards ceremony on the evening of May 28, 2014 at New York University's Kimmel Center, the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) revealed the Gold award winners in the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Awards.

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).

Benjamin Franklin AwardsGold 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 https://articles.ibpa-online.org/bf/.

“We’re extremely impressed by the caliber of books submitted to this year's program,” said IBPA Executive Director, Angela Bole. “The 154 titles selected for Gold and Silver awards create a strong and diverse catalog of award winning books to consider for the upcoming buying season.”

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 terry@ibpa-online.org or 310-546-1818.

About the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)
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