Sex Still Spoken Here was just named the Gold Medal winner in the Erotica category of the IPPY Awards. This is a big deal for us as the Independent Publishing Awards (IPPY) are one of the most prestigious for those of us in the world of small publishers. To compete against the likes of Cleis Press was an honor.
You can see all the winners here but here’s a sneak preview of our category:
The “IPPY” Awards, launched in 1996, are designed to bring increased recognition to the deserving but often unsung titles published by independent authors and publishers. Established as the first awards program open exclusively to independents, over 3,000 “IPPYs” have been awarded to authors and publishers around the world.
Independent publishers are extremely diverse, in both style and geography. This year’s IPPY medalists represent 45 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia, six Canadian provinces, and ten countries overseas: Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom.