We are proud to share that in recent weeks, three of our publications have garnered 4 awards.
The first award in the pack went to The Red Chrysanthemum by Linda Beutler in which the language of flowers plays a dominant role in guiding the beloved heroes of Pride and Prejudice to finding an alternate path to happiness. The Red Chrysanthemum was awarded a Silver IPPY in the Romance category from the Independent Publisher Book Awards.
According to a May 7 press release, the Independent Publisher Book Awards were launched in 1996 and conducted each year to honor the year’s best independently published books, the “IPPY” Awards recognize merit in a broad range of subjects and reward authors and publishers who “take chances and break new ground.”
Other Meryton Press IPPY Award winners from previous years are:
- To End All Wars by Gail McEwen – 2011 Silver IPPY
- 1932 by Karen M Cox, – 2011 Bronze IPPY
- Find Wonder in All Things by Karen M Cox – 2012 Gold IPPY
The second books to garner a recent award is The Heart Does Whisper by Cynthia Ingram Hensley. This sequel to Echoes of Pemberley follows Catie Darcy and Sean Kelly, now newlyweds, as they travel across the ocean to Savannah, Georgia where they go on separate paths of personal awakening as they learn about enduring love. The Heart Does Whisper was a Finalist in Romance in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards given by the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA).
In the same awards program by the IBPA, At the Edge of the Sea by Karen M Cox won both in the Romance and Chick Lit categories garnering a double top spot win for this endearing story about Lizzy Quinlan, a small town girl with a troubled past, as seen through the eyes of the straight-laced itinerant preacher’s son.
According to the IBPA website, the Next Generation Indie Book Awards recognize excellence and innovation in print and digital publishing.
Previous Meryton Press novels to win Next Generation Indie Book Awards are:
- Find Wonder in All Things by Karen M Cox – 2012 Finalist in Romance
- Echoes of Pemberley by Cynthia Ingram Hensley – 2013 Silver Benjamin Franklin Award Finalist for Best New Voice
Another past award winner is An Arranged Marriage by Jan Hahn who won a 2011 Best Indie Book Award from Austenprose.
Recent publications from our award-winning authors include:
- The Secret Betrothal by Jan Hahn
- Stronger Even Than Pride by Gail McEwen
- And From Longbourn to London by Linda Beutler coming Summer 2014
We are invested in all the authors that make up the Meryton Press family and we are pleased as punch to have these writers recognized for their merit, excellence, and innovation.