Three Author Solutions Titles Honored with 2016 IPPY Awards

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iUniverse titles recognized with one national and two regional medals.

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Author Solutions, LLC, the world leader in supported self-publishing services, announced Thursday that three iUniverse titles have been recognized with 2016 IPPY honors.

“The Crisis of Islamism: Its Causes and How to Address Them,” (ISBN: 978-1491768297) by Ismail Rifaat, was awarded the National Bronze Medal in the Current Events (Political/Economic/Foreign Affairs) category.

In his examination of the current state of affairs, Rifaat explores the historical developments that led to the emergence of radical Islamic elements and the role Israel plays in the Middle East. A native of Egypt, Rifaat proposes solutions to the situation and examines the role he believes his home country should play in bringing peace to the region.

In addition to Rifaat’s national award, two other iUniverse titles picked up regional prizes. “Dagger in the Cup,” (ISBN: 978-1491723180) by JB Hamilton Queen, won the bronze media in the Mid-Atlantic Best Regional Fiction category, and “The Hivernante,” (ISBN: 978-1491752586) by Mary Willan Mason, was named Gold Medalist in the Canada West Best Regional Fiction grouping.

Awarded annually since 1997 by “Independent Publisher,” the IPPYs recognize excellence in independent publishing.

Thousands of books were considered for national honors, and more than a thousand competed for regional medals this year.

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Author Solutions, LLC; is headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana; and as the world’s leading supported self-publishing provider, has served authors on six continents. Through Author Solutions’ leading self-publishing imprints—AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Palibrio, Trafford Publishing and Xlibris— and strategic alliances with leading trade publishers and media organizations, we have helped more than 200,000 authors self-publish, promote and bring to market more than a quarter million new titles. Through continuous innovation, Author Solutions makes it possible to develop new literary talent efficiently and to provide authors with the widest range of services for bringing their books to market. Please visit for more information. Follow @authorsolutions on Twitter and “Like” us at for the latest news.

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