Bywater Books is pleased to announce that Backcast by Ann McMan was awarded the silver medal in the U.S. NORTH-EAST – BEST REGIONAL FICTION category in the 2016 Independent Publisher Awards, known as the IPPYs.
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. Independent publishers are extremely diverse, in both style and geography. More than 2,750 independent authors and publishers participated in the Independent Publisher Book Awards contest. This year’s IPPY medalists represent 45 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia, six Canadian provinces, and ten countries overseas: Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
The IPPYs bring increased recognition to the thousands of exemplary independent, university, and self-published titles published each year. The awards are open to all members of the independent publishing industry, and to authors and publishers worldwide who produce books intended for an English-speaking market.