Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls and Where Water is Gold: life and Livelihood in Alaska’s Bristol Bay

Earning Independent Publishing Honors

Nonprofit publisher Braided River has just been awarded two Independent Publisher Book Awards gold medals for titles published in 2016.

The “IPPY Awards” honor the year’s best independently published books. From more than 5,000 entries, medals were awarded to authors and publishers from 43 U.S. states, seven Canadian provinces, and 15 countries overseas.
 
 “One word to describe this year’s IPPY medal-winning books is vivid — from the colors and images of the art and photography books, to the creativity and imaginative storytelling of the fiction,” says Jim Barnes, director of the Awards. “Independent publishing is all about passion, for the topics, the causes, and for sharing great writing and publishing with a world of readers.”

Braided River has previously been honored with Independent Publisher Book Awards for To The Arctic, Salmon in the Trees, Planet Ice, The Last Polar Bear, and Yellowstone to Yukon: Freedom to Roam.