Shining Bright Wins IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award

Shining Bright wins IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards 2018

April 9, 2018 - Today, 99-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch's new book, Shining Bright: Quotes and Images To Inspire Optimism, Gratitude & Belief In Your Limitless Potential, won the prestigious IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award in the gift category as part of the 30th Annual competition

"This year's list of IBPA Benjmain Franklin Award™ winners rest at the pinnacle of professional independent publishing. These are the best of the best," said IBPA CEO Angela Bole. "This is important because in the end it’s not just about publishing; it’s about publishing well. Becoming an IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™ winner showcases a publisher’s commitment to professional standards and high-quality book content and production."

For 30 years, the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™ program has been regarded as one of the highest national honors for small and independent publishers. This year’s gold winners include a variety of books from independent publishers large and small, hybrid presses, self-published authors, and major national groups like the National Association of Home Builders and The White House Historical Association.

Over 150 librarians, booksellers, and design and editorial experts – most of whom have decades of book industry experience – judge the books submitted to the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™ program. The judging process takes seven months, beginning in September and continuing into March each year. At the end of the process, every entrant receives written critiques from the three individual judges who reviewed their book. The critiques include constructive feedback to help each publisher understand how their book is being perceived by industry professionals, upholding part of IBPA’s mission to serve the independent publishing community through education.

Shining Bright features seventy of Tao’s favorite quotes and matched them with original images. It is just the right size for you to carry with you and be reminded of your own possibilities. FIND OUT MORE AND GET THE BOOK HERE.