The Gay / Lesbian / Bi / Trans Fiction Independent Book of the Year Award goes to “Double Exposure!”
The “IPPY” Awards, launched in 1996, are designed to bring increased recognition to the deserving but often unsung titles published by independent authors and publishers. Established as the first awards program open exclusively to independents, over 3,000 “IPPYs” have been awarded to authors and publishers around the world.
Independent publishers are extremely diverse, in both style and geography. This year’s IPPY medalists represent 45 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia, six Canadian provinces, and ten countries overseas: Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
Where do the most IPPY winners live? For 2015, the most medal-winning books came from California, with a whopping 81 winners! New York is next with 35 winners, and then Texas and Massachusetts with 12 each; Pennsylvania has 15 winners; Colorado has 11; South Carolina, North Carolina and Washington have 10 each.
To see the 2015 National Medalist go to: http://www.independentpublisher.com/article.php?page=1936