Balboa Press Book Earns Silver at the 29th Annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Book Awards

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“Don’t Settle: How to Marry the Man You Were Meant For” Receives Prestigious Award

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Balboa Press is pleased to announce that “Don’t Settle: How to Marry the Man You Were Meant For” was named a Silver Winner in the Self-Help category by Independent Book Publishers Association in its prestigious Benjamin Franklin Book Awards.

The book authored by Scott Carroll tells readers how to “marry” science with spirituality and use neuroscience, genetics, behavioral science and psychology to attract the perfect man for you and get him to the altar in as little as a year.

This year’s esteemed indie book award program recognized excellence in books published during 2016. From close to 1,400 entries, one gold and one silver winner was named in each of fifty-five categories. Over 150 librarians, booksellers and design and editorial experts judge the books submitted to the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award. The judging process begins in September and goes to March each year.

“Becoming a Benjamin Franklin Award finalist showcases a publisher’s commitment to professional standards and high-quality book content and production,” said Angela Bole, IBPA’s chief executive officer. “Winning can expand a book’s marketability and solidify a publisher’s credibility — two very powerful things in today’s crowded book market.”

About Balboa Press
Balboa Press is a division of Hay House, Inc., a leading provider in publishing products that specialize in self-help and the mind, body and spirit genres. Through an alliance with indie book publishing leader Author Solutions, LLC, authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the self-publishing model. For more information, visit To start publishing your book with Balboa Press, call 877-407-4847 today. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter and “Like” us at

About the Independent Book Publishers Association
Founded in 1983 to support independent publishers nationwide, the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) leads and serves the independent publishing community by providing advocacy, education and tools for success. With over 3,000 members, IBPA is the largest independent publishing association in the U.S. Its vision is a world where every independent publisher has the tools and knowledge needed to professionally engage all aspects of the publishing industry. For more information, visit

About the Benjamin Franklin Book Awards™
The Benjamin Franklin Book Awards are administered by the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) with help from over 150 publishing professionals, including librarians, bookstore owners, reviewers, designers and editors. All entrants receive direct feedback from the judges, which is sure to help guide future publications. For more information, visit

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