First-Time Author Elaine Mansfield and Larson Publications of Burdett, NY, share the honors
in the 2015 Independent Publisher Book Awards
TIny Town, USA – Congratulations to Elaine Mansfield and Larson Publications of Burdett, NY, for Winning First Prize (Gold) in the 19th Annual Independent Publishers Book Awards group, in the category "Aging/Death & Dying."
Mansfield's "Leaning Into Love: A Spiritual Journey Through Grief" (Larson 2014), is a finely crafted work about her experience living with-and-working-through the death of her beloved husband of 40 years, Vic Mansfield.
Mansfield's narrative received wide acclaim as did the book's elegant jacket design by Anne Kilgore of Ithaca and its top-shelf stewardship – from concept to back-matter – by Swenson Book Development (recently relocated from the Ithaca area to Wisconsin). The honor, known in the industry as the "IPPY" award, recognizes the best titles from a global selection of publishers in the academic, small and independent press fields.
Approximately 6,000 titles were considered, representing more than 2,000 entries from the entire United States, eight Canadian provinces as well as 34 countries too numerous to list here.
It's a big boost for both author and the tiny publishing company which has struggled to survive in an industry that takes no prisoners, but will be only too glad to steal your talent and hard work.
A gala awards banquet will be held Wednesday, May 27, in New York City.
– Compiled by Tiny Town Staff