Locally Published Books by Area Authors Win National Awards

Little Creek Press Press Release

MINERAL POINT—Three Little Creek Press books—47 Strings: Tessa’s Special Code, Super Snacks for Super Kids and Giddyap Tin Lizzie, The Long Road Back to the Plow—have all won prestigious awards.

47 Strings by Becky Carey of Belmont and Super Snacks for Super Kids by Dr. Sarah Fox and Julie Stephenson, both of Mineral Point, won silver medals in their respective categories, Children’s Picture Book and Health and Fitness, at the 2013 Benjamin Franklin Awards. The Benjamin Franklin Awards are a national award sponsored by the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), which received more than 1,300 book submissions this year. Judges include librarians, book critics, retail and wholesale buyers, and other industry experts. The award is one of the highest national honors an independent publisher can receive and was presented May 29 in New York City.

Giddyap Tin Lizzie by Harold (Skip) Thorpe, who grew up in Mineral Point and Barneveld, won a silver medal at the IPPY Awards in the Great Lakes–Best Regional Fiction category. The IPPY awards are intended to bring increased recognition to the thousands of exemplary independent, university and self-published titles produced each year, and reward those who exhibit the courage, innovation and creativity to bring about change in the world of publishing. The IPPY’s received 5,200 submissions this year and awarded 382 medals.

Little Creek Press publisher Kristin Mitchell said, “We are thrilled for these Little Creek Press books to be recognized on a national level for their quality. It goes to show that when you work with wonderful people on meaningful projects, amazing things can happen. We want to congratulate the authors of these fantastic books for their hard work and accomplishments.”

Little Creek Press, an independent publisher, was established in January of 2011 to help authors self-publish their manuscripts. Little Creek Press offers full design, editorial and production services from first draft to publication and distribution. They take pride in producing high-quality books, giving attention to every detail from typeface to paper selection and binding. Little Creek Press is a division of Kristin Mitchell Design, LLC, which for 16 years has produced a growing array of graphic design work including display ads, logos, posters, newsletters, brochures magazines, books and more.

For more information, and to order copies of the award-winning books, see www.littlecreekpress.com.

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