The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards, which include fifty-five categories recognizing excellence in book editorial and design, are regarded as one of the highest national honors for indie publishers and self-published authors.
The awards are administered by the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), with help from over 150 book publishing professionals including librarians, bookstore owners, reviewers, designers, publicity managers, and editors. They are unique in that the entrants receive direct feedback on their titles. The actual judging forms are returned to all participating publishers.
One Gold and two Silver award winners are determined in each category. Prestige as a publisher is one of the many benefits of being named a winner of this distinguished award. In addition, all winners receive:
- Two tickets to the award ceremony recognizing all the award winners. See below.
- A personalized award certificate.
- Special award stickers to affix to the winning books.
- Recognition prior to the awards ceremony on the IBPA website.
- Archived listing after the awards ceremony on the IBPA website.
- Announcement to major trade journals (including Publishers Weekly and Book Business), to select public libraries, through all IBPA social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, the IBPA Blog and more.
Winners for the years from 2010 through 2014 are archived here on the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards website. In addition, winners from 2001 through 2013 are archived on the IBPA Online website.
THE 2015 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AWARDS™ CEREMONY
Held in conjunction with IBPA’s Publishing University (April 10–11, 2015 in Austin, Texas), the 2015 award ceremony is a gala dinner where all Gold winners receive an engraved trophy marking their achievement. In mid-March 2015, all finalists will receive a special Coupon Code good for two complimentary tickets to the awards ceremony. All others are welcome to attend, as well. The general admission ticket price is $30.
We look forward to recognizing and cheering on the publishers who set the standards of excellence within the publishing community. We hope you’ll join us!
Date: April 10, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, 701 East 11th Street, Austin, Texas
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