Summarized by Shadow Mountain News Release
American Prophet Wins IPPY Award
Shadow Mountain News Release 20Jun00 A3
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS -- "American Prophet: The Story of Joseph Smith,"
by Heidi S. Swinton, won an IPPY from the 2000 Independent Publisher
Book Awards at BookExpo America in Chicago recently. Swinton's book,
which was a companion volume to the PBS documentary by the same
title, won in the Biography category. Parables, written by Robert L.
Millet and illustrated by James C. Christensen, received recognition
as a finalist in the Religion category. Both books are published
under the Shadow Mountain imprint, a general trade imprint of Deseret
This is the fourth year for the Independent Publisher Book Awards.
The 2000 IPPY Awards attracted entries from 550 independent
publishers throughout North America. Each category featured a winner
and two finalists. "From cover design and illustration to concept and
writing style, this year's entrants exhibited the highest publishing
standards imaginable," an award committee spokesman said. The
complete 2000 results appear in Independent Publisher's online
magazine-independentpublisher.com. The awards list is distributed to
bookstores, libraries, the Frankfurt Book Fair, and literary
festivals throughout North America this summer.
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