In case you missed it, last month Independent Publisher  announced the winners of the 2009 “IPPY” Awards, honoring the year’s best independently published books. There were more than four thousand entries in eighty-five national and regional categories . Here are a few of the recent winners:
Literary Fiction: Adam the King (Other Press ) by Jeffrey Lewis
Short Story Fiction: The Cult of Quick Repair (Coteau Books ) by Dede Crane
Essay/Creative Nonfiction: An Enemy of the People: The Unending Battle Against Conventional Wisdom (Doukathsan Press) by Lawrence R. Velvel
The annual awards are intended to bring increased recognition to books published in the past year by independent and university presses as well as self-published titles. The awards program was launched in 1996 and is open to all members of the independent publishing industry.