OUTSTANDING BOOKS OF THE YEAR
For 36 years our mission at Independent Publisher has been to recognize and encourage the work of publishers who exhibit the courage and creativity necessary to take chances, break new ground, and bring about change, not only to the world of publishing, but to our society.
These medalists were chosen from our regular entries for exemplifying this daring spirit -- the book projects our judges found the most heartfelt, unique, outspoken and experimental among all the entries. All of these books earned IPPY Award gold medals.
Congratulations to this year's Outstanding Books of the Year!
Most Original Concept
by Casey Coates Danson (Brown Books Publishing Group)
Best Book Arts Craftsmanship (tie)
by Ryan Snodgrass (Parabolica Press)
by Lucinda Bunnen; Design by Laurie Shock of Shock Design Books;
Photo Editing by Barbara Griffin (Lubo Press)
Most Outstanding Design
by Masaaki Hatsumi & Steve Olsen (Design by Erika Brask and Dan Saal of Wonderfull Design)
Most Likely to Save the Planet (tie)
by Tom Szaky and 15 Industry Leaders in Innovation and Sustainability (Berrett-Koehler Publishers)
Independent Spirit Award
by Eunice Olsen (Eunice Olsen Media)
Independent Voice Award
By Andrew & Lee Fearnside (Chimera Projects)
By Olga Campbell (Jubaji Press)