Monday, June 8, 2009

Twenty West Awarded Gold Medal Ippy Award

The Thirteenth Annual Independent Publisher Book Awards, honoring the year’s best independently published titles, recently named Twenty West: The Great Road Across America, by Mac Nelson, as a 2009 Gold Medalist in the Travel Essay category.

Entries for this year’s competition came from 44 U.S. states, 8 Canadian provinces, and 6 countries overseas. Nearly 2,000 independent authors and publishers submitted 3,380 books to the contest. The “IPPY” was launched in 1996 as the first unaffiliated awards program open exclusively to independent, university, and self-published titles. The 2009 IPPYs where presented to winners in 65 subject categories and to 20 regional categories for the best fiction and nonfiction titles from across North America.

Click here for a complete list of the winners and finalists.