Call for Entries

The 2018-2019 Midwest Book Awards Call For Entries is now live! For information on entry requirements, how to submit your work, deadlines for submission, and further details, click here.

Early Bird Deadline is October 31st!

2017 Midwest Book Awards Finalists

Arts/Photography/Coffee Table Books                                                                                 

Amazing MN by Lee Lynch (Beaver’s Pond Press, Minneapolis, MN        

Music At NDSU by Robert Groves (North Dakota State University Press, Fargo, ND)

Paul Goble, Storyteller by Gregory Bryan (South Dakota Historical Society Press, Pierre, SD)

Autobiography/Memoir

The Geiger Counter: Raised by Wolves & Other Stories by Matt Geiger (HenschelHAUS Publishing, Inc, Mount Horeb, WI)

The Open Road: Autobiography of George A. Hormel by Thomas D. Hormel and James C. Hormel (Hormel Historic Home, Austin, MN)

Still Life with Horses by Jean Harper (Howling Bird Press, Minneapolis, MN)

Biography

Paul Goble, Storyteller by Gregory Bryan (South Dakota Historical Society Press, Pierre, SD)

Taking Sides With the Sun by Dale Schwie (Nodin Press, Minneapolis, MN)

The Merchant John Askin: Furs and Empire at British Michilimackinac by Justin M. Carroll (Michigan State University Press, East Lansing, MI)

Children’s Picture Books

A Different Pond by Bao Phi (Capstone Young Readers/ Capstone, North Mankato, MN)

Grandpa Alan’s Sugar Shack by Alan & Kamie Page (Page Education Foundation (PEF), Minneapolis, MN)

Kimmy’s Marvelous Wind-Catching Wonder by Linda Glaser (Redleaf Press, St Paul, MN)

The Memory Box: A Book About Grief by Joanna Rowland (Sparkhouse Family, Minneapolis, MN)

Children’s Fiction

Marie-Andree At Ten/Marie-Andree a Dix Ans by Anne Gillespie Lewis with Marie-Andree Sadrant (Two Mermaids Press, Minneapolis, MN)

The Collapsing Kingdom by Benjamin Ellefson (Beaver’s Pond Press, Minneapolis, MN)

To the Copper Country: Mihaela’s Journey by Barbara Carney-Coston (Wayne State University Press, Detroit, MI)

Children’s Non-Fiction

Hedy’s Journey: The True Story of a Hungarian Girl Fleeing the Holocaust by Michelle Bisson (Capstone Press/Capstone, North Mankato, MN)

N is for Never Forget: POW-MIA * A to Z by Nancy Polette (Elva Resa Publishing, St Paul, MN)

Pickles + Ocho by Dan Wellik (Beaver’s Pond Press, Minneapolis, MN)

Young Adult Fiction

Murder Book by Frank F. Weber (North Star Press of St Cloud, Clearwater, MN)

Slider’s Son by Rebecca Fjelland Davis (North Star Press of St Cloud, Clearwater, MN)

Waking in Time by Angie Stanton (Switch Press/Capstone, North Mankato, MN)

Young Adult Non-Fiction

Glorious Fourth of July and Other Stories from the Plains by Catherine Rademacher Gibson and Mary Gibson Sprague (South Dakota Historical Society Press, Pierre, SD)

Green Card Youth Voices: Immigration Stories from a St. Paul High School by Green Card Youth Voices (Wise Ink Creative Publishing, Minneapolis, MN)

Project You: More Than 50 Ways to Calm Down, De-Stress, and Feel Great by Aubre Andrus (Switch Press/Capstone, North Mankato, MN)

Cookbooks/Crafts/Hobbies

Brewed in Michigan: A New Golden Age of Brewing in the Great Beer State by William Rapai (Wayne State University Press, Detroit, MI)

Craft Coffee: A Manual: Brewing a Better Cup at Home by Jessica Easto with Andreas Willhoff (Agate Surrey, Evanston, IL)

The Asheville Bee Charmer Cookbook: Sweet and Savory Recipes Inspired by 28 Honey Varietals and Blends by Carrie Schloss (Agate Surrey, Evanston, IL)

Education/Learning

Cancer: What You Need to Know by Stephen A. Rosenberg, MD (Stephen A. Rosenberg, MD, LLC, Madison, WI)

Robotics for Young Children: STEM Activities and Simple Coding by Ann Gadzikowski (Redleaf Press, St Paul, MN)

Saving Play: Addressing Standards Through Play-Based Learning in Preschool and Kindergarten by Gaye Gronlund and Thomas Rendon (Redleaf Press, St Paul, MN)

Family/Parenting

Earn It!  What To Do When Your Kid Needs an Entitlement Intervention by Michael G. Wetter and Eileen Bailey (Hazelden Publishing, Center City, MN)

Sober Dad: The Manual for Perfectly Imperfect Parenting by Michael Graubart (Hazelden Publishing, Center City, MN)

Tending Dandelions: Honest Meditations for Mothers with Addicted Children by Sandra Swenson (Hazelden Publishing, Center City, MN)

Fiction – Fantasy/SciFi/Horror/Paranormal

In the Blood: Book One of the Blood Royal Saga by Delia Remington (Eagle Heights Press, Fayette, MO)

The Collapsing Kingdom by Benjamin Ellefson (Beaver’s Pond Press, Minneapolis, MN)

The 53rd Card by Virginia Weiss (Beaver’s Pond Press, Minneapolis, MN)

Fiction – Literary/Contemporary/Historical

Stories for a Lost Child by Carter Meland (Michigan State University Press, East Lansing, MI)

The Hemingway Files by H.K. Bush (Blank Slate Press, imprint of Amphorae Publishing Group, St Louis, MO)

This Could Have Been A Simple Story by Ajla Terzic, Translated by John K. Cox (North Dakota State University Press, Fargo, ND)

Tom O’Vietnam by Baron Wormser (New Rivers Press, Moorhead, MN)

Fiction – Mystery/Thriller

The Bricklayer of Albany Park by Terry John Malik (Blank Slate Press. imprint of Amphorae Publishing Group, St Louis, MO)

Judge’s Choice by Phil Rustad (Fast Dog Press, Plymouth, MN)

Murder Book by Frank F. Weber (North Star Press of St Cloud, Clearwater, MN)

Fiction – Romance

Murder Book by Frank F. Weber (North Star Press of St Cloud, Clearwater, MN)

New Penny by C.E. Sawyer (Satin Romance, imprint of Melange Books, White Bear, MN)

The Curse of the Braddock Brides by Erica Obey (Walrus Publishing, imprint of Amphorae Publishing Group, St Louis, MO)

Fiction – Short Story/Anthology  

The Goat Fish and the Lover’s Knot by Jack Driscoll (Wayne State University Press, Detroit, MI)

These Are Our Demands by Matthew Pitt (Ferry Street Books, Engine Books Imprint, Indianapolis, IN)

The Spoils by Casey Pycior (Switchgrass Books, imprint of Northern Illinois University Press, DeKalb, IL)

The Things We Do That Make No Sense by Adam Schuitema (Switchgrass Books, imprint of Northern Illinois University Press, DeKalb, IL)

Health

Be Your Self and Be Well by Steven Hiebert (Wise Ink Publishing, Plymouth, MN)

Cancer: What You Need to Know by Stephen A. Rosenberg, MD (Stephen A. Rosenberg, MD, LLC, Madison, WI)

Sober Dad: The Manual for Perfectly Imperfect Parenting by Michael Graubart (Hazelden Publishing, Center City, MN)

History

Detroit 1967: Origins, Impacts, Legacies by Joel Stone (Wayne State University Press, Detroit, MI)

From Warm Center to Ragged Edge by Jon K. Lauck (University of Iowa Press, Iowa City, IA)

Sailing Into History: Great Lakes Bulk Carriers of the Twentieth Century & the Crews Who Sailed Them by Frank Boles (Michigan State University Press, East Lansing, MI)

Humor

Down at the Dock: More Stories of the Good Life in the Northwoods by Mike Lein (Jackpine Writers’ Bloc, Menahga, MN)

Sparkle On: Women Aging in Gratitude by Kim Kane (Wise Ink Creative Publishing, Plymouth, MN)

The Geiger Counter: Raised by Wolves & Other Stories by Matt Geiger (HenschelHAUS Publishing, Inc, Mount Horeb, WI)

Inspiration

Be Your Self and Be Well by Steven Hiebert (Wise Ink Publishing, Plymouth, MN)

Sparkle On: Women Aging in Gratitude by Kim Kane (Wise Ink Creative Publishing, Plymouth, MN)

Zen Rising: 366 Sage Stories to Enkindle Your Days by Tamarack Song (Snow Wolf Publishing, Three Lakes, WI)

Nature

A Year in the Wilderness by Amy and Dave Freeman (Milkweed Editions, Minneapolis, MN)

Bees: An Identification and Native Plant Forage Guide by Heather Holm (Pollination Press, LLC, Minnetonka, MN)

Indian Mounds of Wisconsin by Robert A. Birmingham and Amy L. Rosebrough (University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, WI)

The Driftless Reader by Curt Meine and Keefe Keeley (University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, WI)

Poetry

A Marriage Book: 50 Years of Poems from a Marriage by James P. Lenfestey (Milkweed Editions, Minneapolis, MN)

A People’s History of Chicago by Kevin Coval (Haymarket Books, Chicago, IL)

Crossing the Waters by Norita Dittberner-Jax (Nodin Press, Minneapolis, MN)

Electric Arches by Eve L. Ewing (Haymarket Books, Chicago, IL)

Still Living in Town by Kevin FitzPatrick (Midwest Villages & Voices, St Paul, MN)

Recreation/Sports/Travel

Air Be & Me by Trudy Ohnsorg (Bohemian Treehouse Press, St Paul, MN)

A History of Badger Baseball: The Rise and Fall of America’s Pastime at the University of Wisconsin by Steven D. Schmitt (University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, WI)

Home Ice: Confessions of a Blackhawks Fan by Kevin Cunningham (University of Iowa Press, Iowa City, IA)

Religion/Philosophy/Spirituality

Endure: The Power of Spiritual Assets for Resilience to Trauma & Stress by Daniel D. Maurer (Mount Curve Press, St Paul, MN)

On the Third Day: An Afterlife Journey by Brenda Hasse (Brenda Hasse Books, Fenton, MI)

Spirit of the Earth: Indian Voices on Nature by Michael Oren Fitzgerald & Joseph A. Fitzgerald (World Wisdom, Bloomington, IN)

Social Science/Political Science/Culture

Prairie Mosaic: An Ethnic Atlas of Rural North Dakota by William C. Sherman (North Dakota State University Press, Fargo, ND)

The Prairie Post Office: Enlarging the Common Life in Rural North Dakota by K. Amy Phillips & Steven R. Bolduc (North Dakota State University Press, Fargo, ND)

Why Bad Governments Happen to Good People by Danny Katch (Haymarket Books, Chicago, IL)

Illustration – Graphic

Kimmy’s Marvelous Wind-Catching Wonder by Linda Glaser, Illustrated by Rachael Balsaitis (Redleaf Press, St Paul, MN)

Nobody Likes a Booger by Angela Halgrimson, Illustrated by Brian Barber (Beaver’s Pond Press, Minneapolis, MN)

The Story of Gajendra, Elephant-King by Anna Milagrits, Illustrated by Antonia Hordovska (Samhita Press, Sterling Heights, MI)

Interior Design

Nature at Our Doorstep by Matt Schuth, Design by John Toren (Nodin Press, Minneapolis, MN)

The Music of the Soul Lives On by Henry Mackaman; Created by Hanna Kjeldjerg, Design Concept by Shannon Fletcher, Illustrations by Margaret Palmquist and Design by Dan Pitts (Beaver’s Pond Press, Minneapolis, MN)

The Rock Maiden: A Chinese Tale of Love and Loyalty by Natasha Yim, Illustrated by Pirkko Vainio (Wisdom Tales, Bloomington, IN)

Cover Design

Amazing MN by Lee Lynch, Cover Design by James Keuning (Beaver’s Pond Press, Minneapolis, MN)

Monsters in the Hallway by Capt. Jim Kosmo, Cover Design by Jane Gardner (Beaver’s Pond Press, Minneapolis, MN)

The Ploy by Marilyn Jax, Design by James Monroe Design, LLC (Beaver’s Pond Press, Minneapolis, MN)

Total Book Design

Amazing MN by Lee Lynch, Design by Michael Skjei (Beaver’s Pond Press, Minneapolis, MN)

Boathouses of Lake Minnetonka by Karen Melvin and Melinda Nelson, Design by Zoe Marin (Big Picture Press, Plymouth, MN)

Nobody Likes a Booger by Angela Halgrimson, Design by Brian Barber (Beaver’s Pond Press, Minneapolis, MN)

The Prairie Post Office: Enlarging the Common Life in Rural North Dakota by K. Amy Phillips & Steven R. Bolduc, Design by Deb Tanner (North Dakota State University Press, Fargo, ND)

Animals/Pets  

Beyond Amuck: More Hobby Farm Adventures by Sue Stein (Dragonstone Press, Rosemount, MN)

Pet Parent Pawffirmations by Donna Chicone (Dancing Paws Press, Woodbury, MN)

Dorothy Molstad Receives 2018 Pat Bell Award

Dorothy Molstad’s marketing and public relations talents won accolades at West Publishing and then Waldman House Press, where she got its best-selling PEEF the Christmas Bear book character into a movie and as a parade float. At Voyageur Press (Motorbooks International), the international publicity earned for its Snowflake books resulted in a feature story in Better Homes and Gardens, an appearance on the Martha Stewart Show, and even a US postage stamp.

As a private consultant she instituted the Author on the Rise program for Panera Bread and helped dozens of authors individually with signings, book tours, and radio and TV appearances. She taught media-training skills, marketing and PR techniques nationally and as a founding partner of Book Architects helped even more authors with their manuscripts and ideas on how to market their books.

She was on the board and president of Minnesota Book Publishers Roundtable and then on the board for many years and president of Midwest Independent Publishing Association (MIPA). In retirement, her volunteerism continues as chair of the Maplewood Parks and Rec Commission and visiting women’s shelters with her dog, Blue Velvet. She’s twice been named Volunteer of the Year by the Let’s Go Fishing program, which brings “nature’s healing and well-being to seniors, veterans, and the disabled.”

About the Pat Bell Award

pat-bellIn 2010, MIPA awarded the first Pat Bell Award in honor of a woman who, for many years, was the rock of the organization and a long-time board member. On the phone, by email, or during meetings, Pat Bell patiently answered the many questions posed by MIPA members and others curious about publishing. Pat Bell embraced the Internet early on, and soon her mentorship extended nationwide through chat rooms and user lists. Publishers Marketing Association (PMA) — now IBPA, Independent Book Publishers Association, a national organization of independent publishers—recognized her expertise. She was asked to serve on its board and became a major national advocate for independent publishers.

Past winners of the Pat Bell Award include:

  • 2010: Sybil Smith, leader in the development of Midwest Independent Publishers Association and Publisher, Smith House Press
  • 2011: Julie Arthur, longtime buyer for Barnes and Noble and advocate for Midwest writers
  • 2012: Mary Ann Grossmann,  book reviewer for St. Paul Pioneer Press and friend of Midwestern publishers and authors
  • 2013: Loris and Marlin Bree, charter members of MIPA, first chair of Midwest Book Awards, and passionate advocates for independent publishing
  • 2014: Patricia Rouner Morris, past president of MIPA, author, professional editor, and publishing consultant
  • 2015: Don Leeper, founder of Bookmobile and Itasca Books
  • 2016: Norton Stillman, founder of Micawber’s Bookstore and owner of Nodin Press
  • 2017: David Unowsky, founder of Hungry Mind Bookstore (later Ruminator,) and Hungry Mind Press

Publishers based in the Midwest are invited to enter the 29th Annual Midwest Book Awards competition for excellence in books published in 2018. The awards recognize creativity in content and execution, overall book quality, and the book’s unique contribution to its subject area.

Who May Enter

  • All entries MUST carry a 2018 copyright and an ISBN. If an entry has a 2019 copyright date, documentation must be provided showing the book was released in 2018. There are no exceptions.
  • All entries must have a copyright page that includes publisher’s name and address, copyright notice, and ISBN.
  • New editions (including the new ISBN) of previously published books are eligible. Reprints do not qualify.
  • Entries must be published by publishers located in the 12-state region: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
  • A single title may be entered in up to three (3) categories. Only print books may be entered. No eBook or app submissions will be accepted.

Deadline

Deadline for receipt of books and entry fees is December 31, 2018. There are absolutely no exceptions.

Awards & Benefits

  • Three (3) finalists are selected in each category. From those, one (1) winner is chosen. Finalists and award winners receive certificates and tickets to the Midwest Book Awards Gala. Winners will also each receive a bronze medallion.
  • Both finalists and winners may purchase foil seals for use in marketing efforts and will be featured in the Midwest Book Awards Gala Program, in MIPA press releases, and on the MIPA website.
  • Judges’ individual book evaluation sheets will be provided to all entrants after the awards are announced.
  • Awards will be presented at the Midwest Book Awards Gala in May 2019 in Saint Paul, MN.

Judging Criteria

Each entry will be judged by three independent judges. Finalists are determined by totaling the scores from all three judges. The winning entry is the title with the top score. The judges’ decisions are final. Please note: If the entries in a category do not meet the standards for quality as set by the Midwest Book Awards, no award will be given in that category for that year.

Judges will consider the following:

  • Content and quality of writing and images
  • Overall quality and creativity in book design and production
  • Originality and contribution to the subject area

See Judging tab for more information about judging criteria.

Questions: Contact Verlene Birger by email or call 605.366.9894.

Early Bird Prices (Entries must be postmarked before October 31, 2018):

MIPA member: $79 per title (includes first category), $35 for each additional category (maximum of 3 categories)

Non-MIPA member: $149 per title (includes first category), $35 for each additional category (maximum of 3 categories)

After October 31 (Entries must be postmarked by December 31, 2018):

MIPA member: $99 per title (includes first category), $35 for each additional category (maximum of 3 categories)

Non-MIPA member: $169 per title (includes first category), $45 for each additional category (maximum of 3 categories)

 

What to Send

  • Books: Send four (4) copies of each title (one for each of the three judges and one for display) for the first category in which the title is entered. If the same title is entered in additional categories, send three (3) more copies (for the three judges) for EACH additional category. No books or entries will be returned.
  • Entry Form: Send a copy of the completed entry form for each title. Entry forms may be photocopied or may be printed from the MIPA website, www.MIPA.org. Please do not use staples, tape, or glue.
  • Fees: Entry fees must accompany your submission. Include your check or a copy of your PayPal receipt with your entry. Entry fees are non-refundable. Make checks payable to MIPA.

Where to Send

All books and entry fees must be POSTMARKED by December 31, 2018. You will receive an email confirming receipt of your submissions. Ship books, entry form, and entry fees in the same package to:

Midwest Book Awards
Attn: Verlene Birger
1004 Tanner Court
Tea, South Dakota
57064

Questions: Contact Verlene Birger by email or call 605.366.9894.

Each entry will be judged by three independent judges. Judges’ individual book evaluation sheets will be provided to all entrants after the awards are announced. Judges assign a numerical score to each question. They are invited to—but not required to—offer additional comments, observations, and suggestions.

Numerical scores decide the finalists and winners. Comments are purely for the benefit of the publisher. One of the goals of MIPA is to help publishers produce quality books and learn best practices in the industry. We encourage you to look over the judging information listed below to get an idea of the areas on which your entry will be evaluated.

Subject Categories

The editorial criteria used for all subject category entries (fiction, nonfiction, and children’s/young adult) include the following questions:

Writing: Is the writing style engaging and the voice consistent? How well does the text follow generally accepted principles of good writing for the genre (i.e., clear sentence structure, use of active voice, strong vocabulary)?

Mechanics/Organization: Rate the mechanical correctness of the copy regarding grammar, spelling, punctuation. Is the content well organized and does it flow easily to allow comprehension and maintain interest (pace) by the intended reader audience?

Clarity/Storytelling: For fiction, is the plot engaging and original? Are characters appropriately developed? For nonfiction, is the information well presented and organized clearly? Is the topic compelling? For children’s books, is the story interesting and is the writing appropriate for the age level?

Production: Rate the production quality of the book (formatting, consistency in design, printing quality).

Overall Reaction: Rate your overall impression of the content and quality of the book.

Design Categories

The design criteria used for evaluating entries in cover design, interior design, illustration—graphic, and total book design include the following questions. These questions are fine-tuned for the specific category. For example, cover design judges will only receive questions pertaining to cover design.

Cover Appearance: Does the total cover design create interest—do you want to pick up the book and examine it more closely? Does the cover fit the genre? Are the photographs or illustrations appropriate, of good quality, and reproduced well? Does the choice of color on the cover stimulate interest and fit with the subject?

Cover Layout: Is the typeface attractive, readable, and appropriate for the subject matter? Does the organization of cover elements create a coherent look? Are front and spine copy legible in all formats (i.e., bookstore shelves and online thumbnails)?

Interior Appearance: Is the book layout (i.e., the organization of heads, subheads, indents, and breaks in copy) consistent and does it facilitate reading? Are font styles and typographic composition easy to read and complementary to each other?

Interior Layout: Are margins well spaced? Do the letter, line, and word spacing create a pleasing reading experience? Is the printing well done throughout and does the paper stock fit the book’s design? If there are illustrations or photographs in the interior, are they appropriate, of good quality, and reproduced well?

Overall Reaction: Rate your overall impression of the design of the book.

The publisher selects one or more categories in which to enter each book. A single title may be entered in up to three (3) categories. Only print books may be entered. No eBook or app submissions will be accepted.

Subject Categories

  • Arts/Photography/Coffee Table Books: Books about the graphic and performing arts, architecture, and photography. Coffee table books created for display that meld exemplary text, design, and artwork.
  • Autobiography/Memoir: Nonfiction and creative nonfiction about the author.
  • Biography: Nonfiction books about a current or historical figure (not the author).
  • Business: Business-related literature including commerce, career, computers, technology.
  • Children’s Fiction: Fiction books aimed at all reading levels to age twelve.
  • Children’s Nonfiction: Nonfiction books aimed at all reading levels to age twelve.
  • Children’s Picture Books: Books for children with a substantial amount of artwork.
  • Young Adult Fiction: Fiction, whether or not genre specific, aimed at the teen market.
  • Young Adult Nonfiction: Nonfiction, regardless of subject matter, aimed at the teen market.
  • Cookbooks/Crafts/Hobbies: Books on all cooking-related topics, crafts, and hobbies aimed at adults.
  • Education/Learning: Books aimed at adults on topics of education, including homeschooling.
  • Family/Parenting: Books aimed at adults on all aspects of family life, including parenting help, family dynamics, and multigeneration families.
  • Fiction — Fantasy/SciFi/Horror/Paranormal: Genre fiction with a fantasy, science fiction, horror, or paranormal theme.
  • Fiction — Literary/Contemporary/Historical: Fiction that focuses on character development, plot depth, and writing style as well as genre fiction with a historical theme and historical setting.
  • Fiction — Mystery/Thriller: Genre fiction with a suspense or mystery theme.
  • Fiction — Romance: Genre fiction with a romance theme.
  • Fiction — Short Story/Anthology: Collections of fiction by one or by multiple authors.
  • Health: Nonfiction books aimed at adults with topics related to health and healing, including physical and mental health, addiction, and alternative medicine.
  • History — General: Nonfiction books with subjects of a historical nature.
  • History — Regional: Nonfiction books with subjects of a historical nature, which focus on the Midwest region
  • Humor: Fiction and nonfiction books whose primary focus is humor.
  • Inspiration: Nonfiction books focused on personal development and improvement.
  • Nature: Nonfiction books relating to nature, ecology, and environment. May include essays on these topics.
  • Poetry: Poetic works, whether by one author or an anthology.
  • Recreation/Sports/Travel: Nonfiction books with a sports, recreation, or travel theme, including travel guides and travel essays.
  • Religion/Philosophy: Nonfiction books encompassing all religions — Eastern, Western, and New Age — as well as philosophy.
  • Social Science/Political Science/Culture: Nonfiction books aimed at adults with an emphasis on the social sciences, political issues, current events, and cultural issues such as diversity, gender, sexuality, and aging.

Design Categories

  • Cover Design: Covers that are compelling, effective, and fit the topic and/or genre.
  • Interior Design: Overall interior book design and production that excels in quality.
  • Illustration — Graphic: Books with extensive interior artwork, not including photography. Usually entries in this category are children’s picture books.
  • Total Book Design: Total book design, including interior layout and cover design.

Questions? Midwest Book Awards Chair Verlene Birger can answer your questions and provide guidance if you are not sure how to choose the specific categories that could be appropriate for your book in the Midwest Book Awards program. Contact Verlene Birger by email or call 605-366-9894.

Save the date! The 2019 Book Awards Gala will be on May 4, 2019.

Questions? Contact Verlene Birger by email or call 605.366.9894.

2018 Midwest Book Awards Gala

Publishers based in the Midwest are invited to enter the 29th Annual Midwest Book Awards competition for excellence in books published during the 2018 calendar year. The awards recognize creativity in content and execution, overall book quality, and the book’s unique contribution to its subject area.

The Midwest Independent Publishing Association (MIPA) has sponsored the book awards since 1990.

Midwest Book Awards honor the publishers in the 12-state Midwest publishing community who are producing quality work. Award recognition helps publishers and authors succeed in today’s competitive publishing industry.

View the winners from the 28th Annual Midwest Book Awards here

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