Recognizing excellence in independent book publishing for over 30 years.

Congratulations to the
32nd Annual Award Finalists!



The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) is excited to announce finalists in the 32nd annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards™ program. Click here for the full list.


Over 160 volunteer librarians, booksellers, and design and editorial experts – most with decades of book industry experience – judged the 1,697 entries submitted in this year's program before settling on the 164 unique finalists. The judging process took seven months, beginning in September 2019 and continuing into March 2020. In May 2020, all 1,697 entrants will receive a written critique from each of the three judges who reviewed the book.

In May 2020, one finalist in each of the over fifty categories will be named a Gold winner during a special online announcement. The remaining finalists will become Silver winners.


The call to enter the 33rd annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award program (for books with a copyright date of 2020) will open in May 2020.


Click here to learn more about the 33rd annual call for entries.

Quesions? Contact Terry Nathan at or 310-546-1818.

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