About IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards
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The awards are administered by the Independent Book Publishers Association, with the help of more than 160 book publishing professionals coming from the library, bookstore, reviewer, designer, publicity and editorial industry segments. The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards program is unique in that entrants receive direct feedback from decision makers in the industry. The actual judging forms are returned to all participating publishers.
Prestige as a publisher is one of the many benefits of being named as a winner of this distinguished award. Winners are recognized at a gala event celebrating all of the recipients and every winning title is displayed prominently at the Awards ceremony. Gold winners receive an engraved crystal trophy. Gold and Silver winners receive award certificates along with gold or silver stickers. All winners are announced to the major trade journals and media.