Two Llewellyn titles, Bridge to the Afterlife by Troy Parkinson (Inspirational/Spiritual category) and Follow the Shaman’s Call by Mike Williams (New Age [Mind-Body-Spirit] category), have been named as finalists for Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY). In addition, two titles from Llewellyn’s young adult imprint, Flux, have also been named as finalists; Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater and So Punk Rock by Micol Ostow and David Ostow are finalists in the Juvenile/Young Adult Fiction and Children’s Multicultural Fiction, respectively.

ippy_goldmedalThe 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 exclusive to independents, over 2,000 IPPYs have been awarded to authors and publishers around the world. The Awards recognize 12 Outstanding Books of the Year in categories such as Most Inspirational to Youth and Most Likely to Save the Planet, along with gold, silver, and bronze medal winners in 67 categories. All finalists receive at minimum a gold, silver, or bronze IPPY medal award.

Gold, silver, and bronze medals will be awarded to each of the finalists and presented at a gala awards ceremony in New York on May 25th, kicking off this year’s BookExpo America Convention.

Congratulations to our authors!

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Written by Anna
Anna is the editor of Llewellyn's New Worlds of Body, Mind & Spirit, the Llewellyn Journal, and Llewellyn's monthly newsletters. She also blogs, tweets, and helps maintain Llewellyn's Facebook page. In her free time, Anna enjoys crossword puzzles, Jeopardy!, being a grammar geek, and spending time ...