Congratulations to Our 2016 Independent Publisher Book Award Winners!

Posted by – April 18, 2016
Categories: General

Animal Wisdom   The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Revised Edition   Ocean Country

North Atlantic Books is pleased to announce that three of our recent releases have been acknowledged by the Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY). These awards, which will be presented at a ceremony in Chicago on the eve of Book Expo America, “honor the year’s best independently published titles from around the world.”

In the category of Animals/Pets, Linda Bender’s Animal Wisdom, won the gold medal.

In the Graphic Novel/Drawn Book – Drama/Documentary category, Phoebe Gloeckner’s The Diary of a Teenage Girl won the gold medal.

In the category of Environment/Ecology/Nature, Liz Cunningham’s Ocean Country was awarded the silver medal.

Also, in the Graphic Novel category, Sean Michael Wilson, author of Secrets of the Ninja, was awarded the bronze medal for his book The Faceless Ghost (Shambala Publications, Inc.).

Established in 1996 as the first program open exclusively to independent publishers and authors, the Independent Publisher Book Awards are now celebrating their twentieth anniversary. Read more information about the Independent Publisher Book Awards, and view a full list of winners, at

North Atlantic Books extends our heartfelt congratulations to all award winners!


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About the Author

After graduating from UC Berkeley in 2007, Julia was delighted to find out that “professional book recommender” was a job. She has been working in marketing and publicity with independent Bay Area publishers ever since. She joined North Atlantic Books in 2014. She lives with her husband and two very nice cats in Oakland.