CBU Press Book Wins Publishing Award

In the Blood Takes Silver Medal

A Cape Breton University Press book was recently awarded a silver medal by the Independent Publisher Book Awards, at an event that kicked off the Book Expo America trade show, May 23-27, in New York City.

In the Blood: Cape Breton Conversations on Cultureis co-published by CBU Press and Utah State University Press. Written by University of New Hampshire folklorist Burt Feintuch with photography by Gary Samson (New Hampshire Institute of Art), In the Blood is based on interviews with numerous people prominent in cultural creation and planning in Cape Breton.

The book was jointly released by the two universities in October 2010. It won silver in the category Canada-East: Best Regional Non-fiction.

Independent Publisher Book Awards (the “IPPY” awards ) are conducted each year to honour the year's best independently published books, recognizing excellence in a broad range of subjects and for rewarding titles that confront hot-button social and political issues.

This year’s awards attracted 3,907 entries, and the medalists represent books published in 45 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia, seven Canadian provinces, and seven countries overseas. The IPPY awards launched in 1996 as the first unaffiliated awards program open exclusively to independent, university, and self-published titles. Winners in 69 national and 22 regional categories received gold, silver and bronze medallions and foil seals for their book covers.

The IPPY Awards are presented by IndependentPublisher.com, the “Voice of Independent Publishing” operated by publishing services firm Jenkins Group of Traverse City, Michigan.