Ballroom Icons wins Gold medal at 2011 IPPY Awards

For 15 years, the Independent Book Publisher’s Awards, or IPPY Awards, have recognized the deserving but often unsung titles published by independent authors and publishers, and bring them to the attention of booksellers, buyers, librarians, and book lovers around the world. For the 2011 awards, some 4,000 entries in a number of categories were judged on content, originality, design, and production quality, with emphasis on innovation and social relevance.

We’re excited to announce that Ballroom Icons has won the prestigious Gold Medal in the category of Performing Arts at the 2011 IPPY Awards.

Awards Director Jim Barnes says, “Independent publishers are the truth tellers. Readers respond to books prepared with honesty and creativity. These are the books that win our awards and these are the books that make a difference.” The IPPY Awards are known for recognizing excellence in a broad range of subjects.

Describing the judging process, Barnes explains, “The authors’ dedication to truth and the art of literature makes these awards worthwhile and inspires us to delve into the massive task of judging each year. If you appreciate books written from the heart, not the wallet, and dedicated to truth, not profit, check out IPPY Award-winning books – they deserve your attention and admiration.”

As an award winner, Ballroom Icons is authorized to display the Gold IPPY seal on the book and in marketing materials, helping to bring greater attention to the literary value of this work. Many book buyers make their purchasing decision based on this award, so this award is a significant step in bringing more attention worldwide to Ballroom Icons.

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