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IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards Inviting Books Published September to December 2022

12 10 2022
Now accepting books and audiobooks published September-December 2022 in 57 categoriesFinal deadline: December 15, 2022Dear C. Penny,If you have a book or audiobook published late this year, it’s definitely not too late to enter it for the 35th Annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™. In fact, the December 15 deadline is specially designed to accommodate your end-of-the-year books. So enter today!The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™ program is the most widely recognized book award program dedicated to independent publishers. Winning an IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™ expands your marketability and solidifies your credibility. Considering how crowded the book market is today, an IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award is an endorsement of excellence and helps your book stand out. Who enters? Traditional publishers, author-publishers, hybrid publishers, academic presses, and nonprofit/association presses…as well as authors on behalf of their publisher.Who judges? Over 170 book publishing professionals including librarians, bookstore owners, reviewers, designers, publicity managers, and editors, judge the entries. The awards are unique in that entrants receive constructive feedback on their submissions; the actual judging forms are returned to all publishers.

When will winners be announced? Winners will be announced at a gala ceremony at the Coronado Island Marriott, CA on May 5, 2023.Download the Call for Entries.Please see the FAQs below and, as always, let me know if you have questions. I look forward to receiving your entries and am happy to help.In partnership,Terry Nathan
Chief Operations Officer
Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)
Phone: 310-546-1818
Email: terry@ibpa-online.orgAWARD CATEGORIES
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Body, Mind & Spirit
Business & Career
Children’s Picture Book (0-3 years)
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Fiction: SciFi & Fantasy
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Gift Book
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Humor
Inspirational
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LGBTQ+
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Multicultural
Nature & Environment
Parenting & Family Issues
Poetry
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Teen Fiction
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IBPA BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AWARDS 2022

30 06 2022
It’s Here! The 35th annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards Call for Entries!For all books and audiobooks with a copyright date of 2022.Dear C. Penny,A great story—well written—beautifully designed. Do you have a winning book in your hands? If so, get the recognition your book deserves through the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™ program.The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award is regarded as one of the highest honors in independent publishing.An award program exclusively recognizing independently published books and audiobooks.57 categories including fiction, nonfiction, children, design, new voices, and first time publishers. You can enter in multiple categories.Winners will be announced at a gala ceremony in Coronado Island, California (just outside of San Diego) on Friday, May 5, 2023.Enter anytime under two deadlines: September 30 (mostly for books published Jan-Sept 2022) and December 15 (mostly for books published Oct-Dec 2022).The awards are unique in that entrants receive constructive feedback on their submissions, with the actual judging forms returned to all publishers.CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS YEAR’S CALL FOR ENTRIESWatch this video recap of the 34th annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards’ gala dinner and ceremony, held on April 29, 2022 in Orlando, Florida. Special thanks to Ingram Content Group for sponsoring the 35th annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards ceremony, scheduled for Friday, May 5, 2023 as part of IBPA Publishing University at the Coronado Island Resort & Spa. Ingram provides publishers of all sizes the most comprehensive publishing and distribution solutions in the book industry. Click here to learn more.Frequently Asked Questions… What is the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™ program?The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™ program is a book award program that, over the past 35 years, has been regarded as one of the highest national honors in independent publishing. The awards are unique in that entrants receive direct feedback on their submissions: the verbatim judging forms are returned to all publishers.Who can enter the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™ program?Publishers of print and audiobooks books with a copyright date of 2022 may enter the current competition. To assist the judges and ensure they have enough time to review each book, there are two deadlines for entry: the first on September 30, 2022, then on December 15, 2022.Can authors enter the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™ program on behalf of their publisher?Absolutely! This happens all the time.Where can I go for more information?Visit the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™ website for further details. You can also email Terry Nathan at terry@ibpa-online.org.More than 200 people attended the 34th annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award gala dinner and ceremony on April 29, 2022 in Orlando, Florida to applaud the winners and hear their inspiring acceptance speeches.

Watch some of the acceptance speeches here, and prepare your speech for next year!
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2022 IN PERSON WEST COAST WRITING CONFERENCES (AND A FEW ONLINE)

3 03 2022

Ten West Coast Writing Conferences in 2022

March 1, 2022 by Pauline Wiles Leave a Comment

After almost two years with few in-person writer gatherings taking place, 2022 heralds new optimism. Organizers of several long-standing writing conferences have publicized plans for live events later this year. No doubt these conventions will bring fresh energy after the hiatus forced by COVID-19.

Many of this year’s conferences offer a hybrid option, so you can attend in person or online, according to your comfort level, budget, and schedule.

Here are ten writers’ conferences planned for 2022 in the western part of the USA. For many BAIPA members, these venues are, if not exactly local, then perhaps just a road trip away.

Be sure to check individual websites carefully before making firm plans. By now, we’ve all learned that events can and do change at short notice.

In-person writing conferences planned for 2022

Inspire Christian Writers Conference
March 25-29, 2022
near Santa Cruz, California

Morning tracks, afternoon workshops, and evening keynotes

Pre-Quill Conference
April 23, 2022
Salt Lake City, Utah and online

Hybrid conference with a collection of pre-recorded presentations, then a day of live and streaming workshops and a keynote featuring K.B. Wagers.

Jackson Hole Writers Conference
June 23-25, 2022
Jackson Hole, Wyoming and online

The Jackson Hole Writers Conference has united people from all walks of life with their passion for words and stories for almost three decades.

San Francisco Writers Conference
July 21-24, 2022
San Francisco, California

Out of concern for COVID-19, this popular Bay Area conference has moved from February to a summer date.

Napa Valley Writers’ Conference
July 24-29, 2022
Napa, California

Intimate writing workshops with a focus on craft

Catamaran Writing Conference
July 31 – Aug 4, 2022
Pebble Beach, California

Transform your creative writing in the scenic location of Pebble Beach, a major source of inspiration for writers from John Steinbeck to Robinson Jeffers. 

Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference
August 4-6, 2022
Mendocino, California

Morning workshops in a wide range of genres. Afternoons include craft seminars, panels, one-on-one consultations, and open mics.

La Jolla Writer’s Conference
November 4-6, 2022

Sign up to receive information when it’s available.

Kauai Writers Conference
November 7-13, 2022
Kauai, Hawaii

In-person in November, with weekly online events happening between now and then.

20 Books Vegas
November 14-18, 2022
Las Vegas, Nevada

The biggest show in the world focused on self-publishing; 2500 authors and publishers with their sights on making a full time living.

And a few 2022 online writing conferences

If you’ve developed a liking for virtual learning and networking opportunities, here are just a few online (and hybrid) events to consider:

Women in Publishing
March 2-5, 2022

Celebrates, empowers and encourages women writers and professionals in the publishing industry.

Las Vegas Writers Conference
April 7-9, 2022

Satisfy your curiosity about writing, publishing, and getting your books to the market. 

IBPA Publishing University
Virtual: April 20-21, 2022

Also has in-person events, April 29-30, in Orlando.

Nonfiction Writers Conference 
May 4-6, 2022