Entries for the 2015 CIPA EVVY Awards continue to come in steadily. Once again the quality of entries this year appear to be uniformly high, so we expect another tough competition. To date, the entry that has come the greatest distance is a Juvenile Fiction title submitted by a U.K. author, I.S. Hassan, titled The Alchemist’s Legacy. As of this writing 24 titles have been received, in 46 categories. After a few initial adjustments, the revised and streamlined entry procedures are working well. We are looking forward to our first volunteer meet-up to get the first batch of books sent out to our judges. If you plan to enter, please review the submission guidelines on the CIPA website.

joe_thumbnail_29_march_2014_400x400Post by Joe McDaniels – CIPA EVVY Volunteer,
and co-owner of BookCrafters. Joe and wife Jan McDaniel began self-publishing their own books in 1996. BookCrafters was established and began assisting clients in 2007. To date (2015), they have published over 250 titles using Lightning Source Inc. (LSI), BookPartners (HF Group), Snowfall Press (SFP) and other printers for special projects. They are members of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), and the Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA). BookCrafters books have won multiple CIPA EVVY Contest Awards. Joe has served on the board of CIPA and for the last four years both Joe and Jan have coordinated receipt of CIPA EVVY Award entries.