Six Author Solutions Titles Honored with “Independent Publisher” 2014 IPPY Awards

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Three Books Recognized with National Awards, Three More Titles Win Regional Recognition

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Author Solutions, LLC, a Penguin Random House company and the world leader in supported self-publishing services, announced Monday that six titles have received 2014 IPPY Awards. Awarded annually since 1997 by the publishing trade publication “Independent Publisher,” the IPPYs recognize excellence in independent publishing.

The following titles received 2014 IPPY Awards in National Categories:

  • “Take Charge of Your Life: How to Get What You Need with Choice-Theory Psychology”

By William Glasser, M.D., (iUniverse – ISBN: 978-1938908323)
Gold Medal – Self-Help

  • “Anvil of God: Book One of the Carolingian Chronicles”

By J. Boyce Gleason, (iUniverse – ISBN: 978-1475990195)
Gold Medal (tie) – Historical Fiction

  • “People Training for Good Dogs: What Breeders Don't Tell You and Trainers Don't Teach”

By Melissa Berryman, (iUniverse – ISBN: 978-1938908309)
Silver Medal – Animals/Pets

Additionally, three Author Solutions titles picked IPPY Regional Medalists honors:

  • “Puritan Witch: The Redemption of Rebecca Eames”

By Peni Jo Renner, (iUniverse – ISBN: 978-1491705933)
Silver Medal – Northeast - Best Regional Fiction

  • “Che Guevara’s Marijuana & Baseball Savings & Loan: A Novel of the Early Days of the Peace Corps”

By Jack Shakely, (Xlibris – ISBN: 978-1483649269)
Bronze Medal – Midwest - Best Regional Fiction

  • “Paddy’s People: Tales of Love, Laughter and Smelly Horses”

By Gerry Burke, (iUniverse – ISBN: 978-1475995916)
Bronze Medal – Australia/New Zealand – Best Regional Fiction

Including this year’s honorees, Author Solutions titles have now received 74 IPPY Awards overall. About 4,000 books were considered for national honors, and nearly 1,400 competed for regional medals this year.

For more information about Author Solutions’ supported self-publishing services, please visit Follow @authorsolutions on Twitter and “Like” us at for the latest supported self-publishing news.

About Author Solutions, LLC:
Author Solutions, LLC, is a Penguin Random House company and the world leader in providing supported self-publishing services. Author Solutions’ leading self-publishing imprints—AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Palibrio, Trafford Publishing and Xlibris—have helped nearly 180,000 authors self-publish, promote and bring to market more than 225,000 new titles. Through strategic alliances with leading trade publishers, Author Solutions is making it possible to develop new literary talent efficiently and provide authors with a platform for bringing their books to market. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, Author Solutions’ global reach includes imprints developed specifically for authors in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Singapore and India. For more information, please visit Follow @authorsolutions on Twitter and “Like” us at for the latest self-publishing news.

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