IPNE BOOK AWARDS 2020

IPNE 2018 Book of the Year: LIFE LIST  By Ken Jane

2020 BOOK OF THE YEAR

Life List

By Ken Janes
North Country Press

IPNE Book Awards 2020 was the 7th year we’ve held the event. Check out the 2020 winners, in a wide range of genres. Every year, the Independent Publishers of New England runs its book awards program with the aim of recognizing the best of the best in recent independent publishing. These are awards that serve the industry by rewarding publishers and authors for exemplary work and providing readers another means of navigating an increasingly noisy marketplace.  The awards are judged by a panel of distinguished librarians, booksellers, literary agents, and editors. The winners are honored at the annual conference in November. 

Congratulations to IPNE’s 7th Annual Book Award

Winners & Finalists!

Winners and finalists in the 2020 IPNE Book Awards were presented with their certificates
at our 7th Annual Book Awards Ceremony
on November 7, 2020

OWN THIS YEAR’S BEST BOOKS!

* Denotes Category Winner

Book of the Year

Life List*

By Ken Janes
North Country Press

Available here

Safe as Lightning
By Scudder Parker Rootstock Publishing Available Here
Waldorf Education: A Family Guide, 2nd Edition
Pamela Johnson Fenner, Editor Michaelmas Press Available Here

Literary Fiction

The Promise: Discovering Their Gifts*

By Hank Ellis
Stillwater River Publications

Available Here  and Here

Fire on the Steppe, A Historical Novel of Russia and the United States, Book 2: 1917-1918
By Gabriella Gavrilov Available Here
Henry Hits the Ball
By Thom Ring Available Here

Genre Fiction

Vestal Virgin: Chosen for Rome*

By Katherine Spada Basto

Available Here and Here

The Salty Rose: Alchemists, Witches & A Tapper in New Amsterdam*

By Beth Caruso
Lady Slipper Press

Available Here and Here

Murder At First Pitch

By Nicole Asselin
Pandamoon Publishing
Available Here and Here

Fire on the Steppe, A Historical Novel of Russia and the United States, Book 2: 1917-1918
By Gabriella Gavrilov Available Here

Children’s Books

Mabrashay and the Boy*

By Beth Walker
Our Golden Hour

Available Here

Mystic River Mermaid

By Peg Casey
Veiled Goddess Inc.

Available Here

An Assortment of Animals
By Heather Kelly The Writer’s Loft Available Here

Young Adult

Vestal Virgin: Chosen for Rome*

By Katherine Spada Basto

Available Here and Here

The Real Estate Kid
By Randy Herman Waterside Productions Available Here
The Teenager’s Guide to Surviving A Horror Film

By Coral Isabella Aurora
Stillwater River Publications
Available Here and Here

Narrative Non-Fiction

Life List*

By Ken Janes
North Country Press

Available here

One of Ourselves: John Fitzgerald Kennedy in Ireland
By James Robert Carroll Images from the Past Available Here
600 Days In Hiding: A Jewish Family in Nazi-Occupied Thessaloniki, Greece
By Andrea Algava Available Here
The Laughing Lesson

by Peter Johnson
Peter E. Randall Publisher

Available Here

Informational Non-Fiction

Jumpstart Your Writing in 30 Days*

By Heather Kelly
Pocket Moon Press
Available Here and Here

How To Be An Effective Public Servant
By Nabil Hourani R&P Publishing Available Here
Preaching Happiness
By Ginny Sassaman Rootstock Publishing Available Here

Poetry

Safe as Lightning
By Scudder Parker Rootstock Publishing Available Here
To the Man in the Red Suit
By Christina Fulton Rootstock Publishing Available Here
An Assortment of Animals
By Heather Kelly The Writer’s Loft Available Here

Coffee Table and Art Books

Life List*

By Ken Janes
North Country Press

Available here

Still Life (without the vase)
By Glenn Koenig Available Here
Love Poems from Vermont

by Jon Meyer
Brilliant Light Publishing

Available Here

Design

Waldorf Education: A Family Guide, 2nd Edition
Pamela Johnson Fenner, Editor Michaelmas Press Available Here
Love Poems from Vermont

by Jon Meyer
Brilliant Light Publishing

Available Here

Educational

Waldorf Education: A Family Guide, 2nd Edition
Pamela Johnson Fenner, Editor Michaelmas Press Available Here
Jumpstart Your Writing in 30 Days*

By Heather Kelly
Pocket Moon Press
Available Here and Here