Dean Cycon has been awarded the 2008 Independent Publisher Book Award in the travel essay category from Independent Publisher (IP) for his book Javatrekker: Dispatches from the World of Fair Trade Coffee. He will be awarded a Gold Medal for his achievement at the 12th Annual IPPY Awards in Los Angeles on May 30th.
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From Independent Publisher’s website http://www.independentpublisher.com/ :
“As our contest motto, ‘Recognizing Excellence in Independent Publishing’ implies, here is a list of 450 excellent books -- the best independently published books of the past year -- in 64 national categories…
This year's contest attracted 3,175 total entries, with over 2,500 entries in the national categories and over 600 entries in the regional competition. Books came from 49 U.S. states …and 16 countries around the world: Trinidad to Thailand, Croatia to Czech Republic, and France to Finland. It's been a privilege to judge such a large and wonderfully eclectic collection of books.
The quality of this year's entries is totally amazing, and judging was difficult, as we saw better designed books, read higher quality writing, and were exposed to a more sophisticated concepts.
We present these awards in hopes that all of these books and their authors will be recognized for their excellence, and get all the attention they deserve.
Congratulations to all!