Kindness of Strangers takes home top honors in Travel Essay category
OAKLAND, CA (June 11, 2004) — Lonely Planet is proud to announce its most recent anthology, The Kindness of Strangers, was selected as the winner in the Best Travel Essay category at the eighth annual Independent Publisher Book Awards. The Independent Publisher Book Awards, also known as the “IPPY” Awards, were presented at BookExpo America 2004 in
“We are extremely honored that The Kindness of Strangers was chosen for this award,” said
This year, 2,068 titles were entered by 1,327 publishers. Entries came in from all 50
The ‘IPPY’ Awards were launched in 1996 and are designed to bring recognition to the deserving but often unsung titles published by independent authors and publishers. Established as the first awards program open exclusively to independents, over 1000 “IPPYs” have been awarded to publishers throughout
Other books nominated in the Travel Essay category were, No Touch Monkey! And Other Travel Lessons Learned Too Late, Seal Press and See the Ozarks: The Touristic Image, Lens & Pen Press.
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