Celebrating independent publishing!


Established in 1996, the Independent Publisher Book Awards (known as the IPPYs) have been awarding the best in independent, small press and academic publishing for almost 30 years. “In a world that welcomes millions of new book titles annually, winning an award such as an IPPY can open doors and give authors much-deserved recognition,” says IPPY Awards Director Amy Shamroe.

Ed Spivey, author of A Hamster is Missing in Washington D.C., and IPPY Gold Medalist said, “It’s made a huge difference in my sales, and was the key factor in convincing me to go to a second printing. The IPPY gold seal looks great on the new cover, and I think it’s opening some doors to publication reviews.”

With 90 general categories and 10 eBook categories, plus regional awards, the IPPYs offer opportunities for every type and genre of book and recognize hundreds of outstanding authors every year.

The Jenkins Group/the IPPYs have now added the eLit Awards to their family of awards and made some changes to recognize all the ways people talk about and interact with books today. The eLits will now celebrate book-related digital content and creators in categories like Audiobooks, Social Media, Author websites, Podcasts and more.

Submissions are currently open for both the 2024 IPPY and eLit Book Awards.

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