THE 2021 INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARDS
LOS ANGELES, CA—
Congratulations to the following Story Merchant authors for these awards: is proud to announce the 2021 Independent Press Awards acknowledges nine of our authors, both those represented by Story Merchant or published through our imprint, .
444 Days: Memoirs of a Hostage Wife by Marge German; Winner in the MEMOIR category
The Bronx Stagger by Daniel P. Moskowitz; Winner in the CROSS-GENRE category
The Danger Game by Ian Bull; Distinguished Favorite in the ACTION/ADVENTURE category
The Gift from Fortuny by Terry Stanfill; Distinguished Favorite in the WOMEN’S FICTION category
Grizzly Justice by April Christofferson Distinguished Favorite in the WESTERN FICTION category
Inside the Lie by Gary Wenkle Smith; Distinguished Favorite in the CRIME FICTION category
Irrational Fears by Lee Lindauer; Distinguished Favorite in the THRILLER category
Japanese In-Law: Words and Phrases for Day-to-Day Living by Kenneth Atchity and Keisaku Mitsumatsu; Distinguished Favorite in the REFERENCE category
A Potter's Tale by Dave Davis; Distinguished Favorite in the SCIENCE FICTION category
The recognizes over 200 Book Award Winners and Distinguished Favorites in its annual book competition. The competition is judged by experts from different aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. Selected award winners and distinguished favorites are based on overall excellence.
In 2021, the INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD had entries worldwide. Participating authors and publishers reside in countries such as Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and others. In addition, books submitted included writers located in U.S. cities such as Atlanta to Santa Fe; Chicago to New York; from Boise to Honolulu, and others.
"We congratulate this year's 2021 winners and distinguished favorites in the annual INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD. The quality and quantity of excellent independently published books hit a record. Independents recognized are thriving around the globe. We are so proud to announce these key titles representing global independent publishing." said awards sponsor Gabrielle Olczak.
2021 DISTINGUISHED FAVORITES:
– representing stories to traditional publishing as well as to Film and TV in Hollywood
– Direct-publishing new voices