Cleis Press and Viva Editions Recognized Independent Publishing
The Independent Publisher Book Awards (the "IPPYs") are intended to bring increased recognition to the thousands of exemplary independent, university, and self-published titles published each year. Since the inaugural contest in 1996, nearly 5,000 books have received IPPY Awards and all the recognition, credibility, and increased sales that a book award can bring. Independent spirit and expertise comes from publishers of all sizes and budgets, and books are judged with that in mind.
This year, six Cleis Press and Viva Editions titles are recipients of book awards in the following categories:
Gold: Dark Secret Love (Cleis Press 2013), by Alison Tyler
Dark Secret Love is a modern-day Story of O, a 9 1/2 Weeks-style journey fueled by lust, longing and the search for true love.
Silver: Under Her Thumb (Cleis Press 2013), by DL King
Under Her Thumb will whet the appetite for all things femdom. These fierce tops know how to dominate their men-and the occasional woman.
Gold: Partners in Passion (Cleis Press 2014), by Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson
Happily married partners in passion themselves, award-winning authors Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson provide readers with a fun, step-by-step manual to creating a lasting, loving and erotic relationship.