2018 IPPY Awards for Canadian Titles

The IPPY Awards, or the Independent Publisher Book Awards are presented to the year’s best titles published in these important and growing divisions of independent publishing (including self-publishing). It was reaffirming to see a few of the titles I had reviewed awarded. It means that the books that I liked or resonated with me are something experienced by others as well. I enjoy promoting independent publishers and the authors whose books they undertake to bring to a wider audience. I recognize that it takes a lot of self-promotion on the part of the author due to the budget constraints of the independent publisher. This makes the award all that much more relevant to the author. Congrats to all the winners!

Listed below are the General, Regional fiction and non-fiction medalists, along with links to reviews here or at other trusted blogger sites.

General Literary Fiction

GOLD: All That is Solid Melts Into Air, by Carole Giangrande (Inanna Publications)

Multicultural Fiction

GOLD: Outside People and Other Stories, by Mariam Pirbhai (Inanna Publications)

Canada-East – Best Regional Fiction

GOLD: Quarry, by Catherine Graham (Two Wolves Press)
SILVER: Yasmeen Haddad Loves Joanasi Maqaittik, by Carolyn Marie Souaid (Baraka Books of Montreal)
BRONZE: The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes, by Bridget Canning (Breakwater)

Canada-East – Best Regional Non-Fiction

GOLD: Rock Paper SEX: The Oldest Profession in Canada’s Oldest City, by Kerri Cull (Breakwater Books)
SILVER (tie): The Sweet Bloods of Eeyou Istchee: Stories of Diabetes and the James Bay Cree, by Ruth DyckFehderau (Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay)
Robert Bond: The Greatest Newfoundlander, by Ted Rowe (Breakwater Books)

See also  Top Ten Posts of 2021

The full list of General Winners can be found here.

The full list of Regional Winners is here.

 

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James M. Fisher is the owner and editor-in-chief of The Miramichi Reader. The Miramichi Reader (TMR) —Canada’s best-regarded source for the finest in new literary releases— highlights noteworthy books and authors across Canada from coast to coast to coast (est. 2015). James works and resides in Miramichi, New Brunswick with his wife and their tabby cat.

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May 10, 2018 16:24

Thanks for posting this, James! I see your reference to Sweet Bloods (silver, regional nonfiction) doesn’t link to anything. Here are a couple of links that may be useful:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38092346-the-sweet-bloods-of-eeyou-istchee
http://www.sweetbloods.org

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