Competition was fierce. Entrants for the overall contest came from 41 states across the U.S., the District of Columbia, Guam, six Canadian provinces, and 12 countries overseas.
We would like to congratulate the other winners of the competition — especially Margot Abbott who won gold in our category for The Last Innocent Hour, and J. Michael Dolan who won silver in our category for The Trumpets of Jericho.
We also want to thank Independent Publisher for hosting the competition, and for recognizing Michael Shusko's Shifting Sands as an exciting read worth getting the word out about.
Per their website: 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, 5,000 "IPPYs" have been awarded to authors and publishers around the world.
Michael Shusko and the Tradecraft marketing team are very excited to have had the opportunity to submit the second title in the series to the IPPY Awards — and are quite proud that the book did so well against such an impressive list of contenders.
If you haven't had the chance to grab your copy of Shifting Sands yet, head on over to Amazon to see what all the buzz is about!