The Independent Book Publishing
Professionals Group recently named
the best independent books of 2011.
The books are winners of the 2011
Next Generation Indie Book Awards,
the largest non-profi t book awards
program worldwide, judged by leaders
in the indie book publishing industry
to identify books that deserve to reach
a wider audience.

“We like to think of our awards
program as the ‘Sundance’ of the book
publishing world,” says Catherine
Goulet, Chair of the 2011 book awards
program.

Independent book publishing companies
are independent of the major
conglomerates that dominate the
book publishing industry. The indies
include small presses, larger independent
publishers, university presses,
e-book publishers and self-published
authors.

Make sure to check the Big Sky Community
Library and the Bozeman Public
Library for these and other summer
reading titles.

BigSkyLibrary.org
BozemanPublicLibrary.org

TOP NON-FICTION BOOKS

Last Chance: Preserving Life on Earth, by Larry J. Schweiger (Fulcrum Publishing)

Touching: Poems of Love, Longing, and Desire, edited by Sari Friedman and D. Patrick Miller (Fearless Books)

Serve to Lead®: Your Transformational 21st Century Leadership System, by James M. Strock (Serve to Lead Press)

TOP FICTION BOOKS

Carny: A Novel in Stories, by James Hitt (Aberdeen Bay Press)

The DeValera Deception, by Michael McMenamin & Patrick McMenamin (Enigma Books)

I Can Only Give You Everything, by Bradford Tatum (self-published)

TOP Design BOOK

Wisconsin’s Own: Twenty Remarkable Homes, by M. Caren Connolly and Louis Wasserman, photographs by Zane Williams (Wisconsin Historical Society Press).

2012 NEXT GENERATION INDIE BOOK AWARDS

Entries are now being accepted
for the 2012 Next Generation
Indie Book Awards. The awards
program is open to fi ction and
nonfi ction books from inde-
pendent authors and publishers
worldwide released in 2011 or
2012 or with a copyright date of
2011 or 2012.

indiebookawards.com

– from the Weekly’s wire services