Congratulations to IPNE's 4th Annual
New England Book Awards
Winners and Finalists!

Winners and finalists in the 2017 IPNE Book Awards were presented with their certificates

 at our IPNE 4th Annual Book Awards Ceremony 

on November 4, 2017 at Robbins Library in Arlington, MA!

2017 Book Awards Winners & Finalists

Winners and finalists in 9 categories (plus the IPNE Book of the Year) were presented with their award certificates at the IPNE 4th Annual Book Awards Ceremony, on November 4, 2017, at the Robbins Library in Arlington, Massachusetts. We thank the Robbins Library for hosting the awards events, where we also held a publishing workshop on How to Publish Your Book and a fall social.

Books in the contest were judged by a diverse group of librarians and publishing professionals across New England. A glimpse at the judges for the 2017 Book Awards may be found here. Thank you all for participating and helping with the 2017 book awards contest!

And thank you also to the How to Publish Your Book workshop panelists (Eddie Vincent, Susannah Noel, Mellisa Sherlin, Glenn Koenig and Charlotte Pierce) and moderators (Jill Cofsky and Nelson Suit). 


        Chuck Veit
, The Yankee Expedition to Sebastopol (31by5) 
                             Winner & IPNE 2017 Book of the Year

  • Thea Iberall, The Swallow and the Nightingale (Strong Voices Publishing) Finalist

  • Reginald W. Bacon, The HABs and the HABs NOTS: Documenting the Architecture of Newburyport in the Historic American Buildings Survey (Variety Arts Press) Winner
  • Michael J. Epstein, Crowdfunding Basics in 30 Minutes (i30 Media) Finalist
  • Mai Donohue, Crossing the Bamboo Bridge (Stillwater River Publications) Finalist
  • Kim Fuller, Finding: The story of a young boy who becomes his adoptive mothers's greatest spiritual teacher (CreateSpace) Winner
  • Barbara Kent Lawrence, The Other Island: Ben's Story (Maine Authors Publishing) Finalist
  • E.A. Mann, One American Robin Winner
  • Ellen B. Alden, Yours Faithfully, Florence Burke: An Irish Immigrant Story (Stress Free    Publishing) Winner
  • Kathryn Guare, Where a Wave Meets the Shore (Kiltumper Close Press) Finalist
  • Jack Mayer, Before the Court of Heaven (Long Trail Press) Finalist
  • Katherine Spada Basto, Days to the Gallows (CreateSpace) Finalist
    • Felix F. Giordano, Montana Harvest (Red Road Publishers) Winner
    • C. Michael Lance, Caribbean Layoff (Sighthound Press) Finalist

    • Bonnie Kreitler, I Heard Your Dog Died: Imaginings for Those Who Have Lost a Pet  (Rambling Dog Publications LLC) Winner
    • Herb Weiss, Taking Charge: Collected Stories on Aging Boldly (Stillwater River Publications) Finalist
    • Katherine Spada Basto, Days to the Gallows (CreateSpace) Winner
    • Courtney Vail and Sandra J. Howell, Angels Club 3: The Fight to Save Mustangs (West Ridge Farm Publishing) Finalist
    • Maung Nyeu, The Gift of Water (Our Golden Hour) Finalist
    • Giselle Shardlow, The Grateful Giraffe: A Kids Yoga Feelings Book (Kids Yoga Stories LLC) Winner

      For the general category of genre fiction, the Book Awards team decided on including a winner and 3 finalists instead of the usual two given the number of entries and in recognition of the brilliant works that were submitted. Thanks so much for participating in this year's Awards - it helps float everyone's boat!

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