Robert Watson, Lecturer at the recent ProfTalks Event, Wins the “IPPY” National Book Gold Medal Award for History
It is with great pride that we announce that Robert Watson who spoke at the recent ProfTalks event in April, 2015 in Toronto, Canada, has won the “IPPY” National Book Award, Gold medal – book of the year in history for his book America’s First Crisis: The War of 1812.
Robert Watson’s book “America’s First Crisis: The War of 1812 won the “IPPY” National Book Award. Gold medal – book of the year in history.
About the IPPYs
The “IPPY” Awards, launched in 1996, are designed to bring increased recognition to the deserving but often unsung titles published by independent authors and publishers. Established as the first awards program open exclusively to independents, over 3,000 “IPPYs” have been awarded to authors and publishers around the world.
Independent publishers are extremely diverse, in both style and geography. This year’s IPPY medalists represent 45 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia, six Canadian provinces, and ten countries overseas: Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
Where do the most IPPY winners live? For 2015, the most medal-winning books came from California, with a whopping 81 winners! New York is next with 35 winners, and then Texas and Massachusetts with 12 each; Pennsylvania has 15 winners; Colorado has 11; South Carolina, North Carolina and Washington have 10 each.