May 18, 2011: Burt Feintuch wins IPPY award for Cape Breton book
Professor Burt Feintuch won an IPPY award for his recent book, In the Blood: Cape Breton Conversations on Culture (Utah State University Press, 2010). The IPPYs are the annual Independent Publisher Book Awards, now in their 15th year. Professor Feintuch won the silver medal in the Canada–East Best Regional Non-Fiction category. Overall, there were 346 medals awarded this year out of 3,907 entries from the U.S., Canada, and several overseas countries.
A complete list of medalists can be found at: http://www.independentpublisher.com/article.php?page=1442
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 2,500 "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, and to gold, silver and gold medal winners in 69 categories, ranging from non-fiction categories like Architecture and Religion, to fiction categories like Multicultural and Horror. The Regional Awards honor books published with a regional focus, and recognize Best Fiction and Best Non-Fiction Book in eight U.S. regions, two Canadian regions, and Australia/New Zealand.