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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 Book Company.

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 The awards list is distributed to bookstores, libraries, the Frankfurt Book Fair, and literary festivals throughout North America this summer.

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