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Kevin A. Gray



kevin.gray@ iuniverse.com

Thirteen iUniverse Titles Named IPPY Recipients

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (May 27, 2009) — iUniverse (https://www.iuniverse.com), the leading book marketing, editorial services and supported self-publishing (https://www.iuniverse.com/why-iuniverse/supported-self-publishing.htm) company, announced that 13 iUniverse titles have received 2009 Independent Publisher Book Awards.

Commonly referred to as “The IPPYs,” the awardswere established to bring increased recognition to deserving titles published by independent authors and publishers. The iUniverse authors receiving honors include:

Gold Awards

  • The Confederate War Bonnet: A Novel of the Civil War in Indian Territory, by Jack Shakely, historical/ military fiction and Midwest best regional fiction
  • Vendetta Canyon: A Merlin Fanshaw Western, by Stan Lynde, West Mountain best regional fiction

Silver Awards

  • Do the Math: A Novel of the Inevitable, by Philip Persinger, popular fiction
  • Luggage by Kroger: A True Crime Memoir, by Gary Taylor, true crime
  • Running with Stilettos: Living a Balanced Life in Dangerous Shoes by Mary Wagner, humor
  • Sweetgum Slough, Claire Karssiens, Southeast best regional nonfiction

Bronze Awards

  • “Our Pal God” and Other Presumptions, by Jeffry Mallow, humor
  • The Call of the World: A Young Man’s Journey of Discovery, by Trent Newcomer, travel essay
  • 56 Water Street, by Melissa Strangway, juvenile/young adult fiction
  • Choosing to Be: Lessons in Living from a Feline Zen Master, by Kat Tansey, visionary fiction
  • Child of the Mountain, by Marjorie Dufault, Southeast best regional fiction
  • Tiggie, by Charles Peluso and Sandy Macfarlane, Northeast best regional nonfiction
  • Marlowe’s Ghost, by Daryl Pinksen, Canada-east best regional nonfiction

This year’s contest attracted 4,090 entries with an average of 50 books per category. The books recognized with one of the 410 awards presented span 44 states, the District of Columbia, eight Canadian provinces, and six countries. The IPPY awards will be presented to the winners at the BookExpo America in New York City on Friday, May 30.

These books can be purchased on the iUniverse Web site (https://www.iuniverse.com/bookstore).

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iUniverse, an Author Services brand of Author Solutions, is a leading book marketing, editorial services and supported self-publishing company; publishing more than 5,000 new titles annually. The iUniverse management team has extensive editorial and managerial experience with traditional publishers such as HarperCollins, Putnam, Simon & Schuster and Holtzbrinck. iUniverse has strategic alliances with Barnes & Noble, Inc. in the U.S. and Chapters Indigo in Canada. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in New York, Indianapolis and Shanghai, China. For more information, please visit https://www.iuniverse.com, or call 1-800-AUTHORS.