Here are the travel winners and finalists from this year’s Independent Publisher Book Awards.

BIG CONGRATS to Don George and Ayun Halliday!

53. Travel – Essay
Winner: The Kindness of Strangers: Tales of Fate & Fortune on the Road (Lonely Planet)
Finalists: No Touch Monkey! And Other Travel Lessons Learned Too Late (Seal Press)
See the Ozarks: The Touristic Image (Lens & Pen Press)

54. Travel – Guidebook
Winner: 100 Hikes in Yosemite (The Mountaineers Books)
Finalists: Australia: An Ecotraveller’s Guide(Interlink Books)
Montreal: The Unknown City (Arsenal Pulp Press)

“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 1000 “IPPYs” have been awarded to publishers throughout North America.” —Independent Publisher Book Awards


  1. Jen

    I am going to be in SFO for 2 – 3 weeks starting 19th June – do you want to get your excuses for not meeting up together now?


  2. It’ll be great to see you, Phillip! The weekend of the 19th I’m in Los Angeles, but after that I’ll be flexible to meet you in the evening. Maybe we could go to a Giants game.

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