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Celebrating CamCat Books’ 2022 IPPY Award Winners!

Celebrating CamCat Books’ 2022 IPPY Award Winners!

By Meredith Lyons Date: June 21, 2022 Tags: Company News

We’re so proud to share the following CamCat Books titles that are 2022 IPPY Award Winners. 

The Independent Publisher Book Awards were conceived in 1996 as a broad-based, unaffiliated awards program open to all members of the independent publishing industry, and are open to independent authors and publishers worldwide who produce books intended for an English-speaking audience. 

The IPPY Awards reward those who exhibit the courage, innovation, and creativity to bring about change in the world of publishing. Independent spirit and expertise comes from publishers of all sizes and budgets and books are judged with that in mind. Gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded to winners in national subject categories, regional categories, and e-book categories. 

See the complete list of the 2022 IPPY Award winners here.



2022 Winner for Suspense/Thriller:


“Cleverly plotted . . . Whitson’s debut novel is an intriguing new entry in the women’s suspense genre, driven by dual first-person narrators and tension-filled parallel timelines. ” —Carmen Amato, Silver Falchion Award Finalist and Author of the Detective Emilia Cruz Mystery Series


2022 Winner for Best First Book - JUV/YA:


“Aamna Qureshi writes of a world steeped in rich culture and tumultuous politics with an expert hand. The Lady or The Lion is a gorgeous read.” —Chloe Gong, New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights

“VERDICT A clever twist on a classic tale, this is one to purchase for library shelves as readers will be eager to know what happens next.” —School Library Journal



2022 Winner for Audiobook Fiction:


“This tale is a thought-provoking fantasy novel, a story you can fall into and not come [up] for air for hours.” —YA Books Central

“This book is a must read . . . playful and imaginative. ” —Cailyn Heintzelman, Morton Grove Public Library