OUTSTANDING BOOKS OF THE YEAR
For 34 years our mission at Independent Publisher has been to recognize and encourage the work of publishers who exhibit the courage and creativity necessary to take chances, break new ground, and bring about change, not only to the world of publishing, but to our society.
These medalists were chosen from our regular entries for exemplifying this daring spirit -- the book projects our judges found the most heartfelt, unique, outspoken and experimental among all the entries. All of these books earned IPPY Award gold medals.
Congratulations to this year's Outstanding Books of the Year!
Most Original Concept
Edited by James J. Owens (USC Libraries Press)
Best Book Arts Craftsmanship
By Fortunato Depero (Designers & Books)
Most Outstanding Design
By Kid Author; illustrated by Lala Rascic and designed by Hamper Studio
Most Likely to Save the Planet (tie)
By Carey Gillam (Island Press)
By Peter Kalmus (New Society Publishers)
Independent Spirit Award
By Natalie Hopkinson (The New Press)
Independent Voice Award
By Sonya Huber (University of Nebraska Press)
Peacemaker of the Year
By David C. Forward (Reach Forward Publishing)
By Rick Smolan and Jennifer Erwitt (Against All Odds Productions II)