Thursday, March 26, 2015

IHS Press Books Nominated for Awards

A number of Indiana Historical Society Press books published in 2014 have received nominations in two award competitions for independent publishers.

In Foreword Reviews' seventeenth annual INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards  the Press has been nominated as a finalist in the following categories:

Regional Category:

  • Hoosiers: A New History of Indiana by James H. Madison (copublished with Indiana University Press)
  • Hoosiers and the American Story by James H. Madison and Lee Ann Sandweiss
  • A Leaf of Voices: Stories of the American Civil War in the Words of Those Who Lived and Died, 1861-65 by Jennifer McSpadden
Young Adult, Nonfiction:

  • Hoosier Public Enemy: A Life of John Dillinger by John A. Beineke
  • Bones on the Ground by Elizabeth O'Maley
Winners will be announced on Friday, June 26, at the American Library Association's annual conference in San Francisco. A panel of more than 100 volunteer librarians and booksellers will determine the winners in sixty-three categories based on their experience with readers and patrons.

In addition, the IHS Press book Hoosiers and the American Story has been nominated as a finalist in the annual Benjamin Franklin Awards, an annual competition sponsored by the Independent Book Publishers Association. Winners will be announced April 10-11 at IBPA's Publishing University in Austin, Texas.