Casting into Mystery has been acknowledged by the 2021 Independent Publisher Book Awards with a silver medal.
The angling memoir written by Robert Reid, with engravings by Wesley W. Bates, was published in 2020 by Porcupine’s Quill.
‘We are honoured to be recognized in a literary contest that spans the globe,’ Reid said. ‘It’s rewarding to receive recognition from people who are knowledgeable about and devoted to book publishing, especially during these challenging times.’
Founded in 1996, the Independent Publisher Book Awards is a broad-based, unaffiliated awards program open to the English-speaking independent publishing industry spanning the globe. The awards are intended to bring recognition to exemplary independent, university and self-published titles produced each year and reward those that exhibit the courage, innovation and creativity to bring about change in the world of publishing.
Every year since its inception, the IPPY awards have identified a reading list of progressive, thought-provoking books, the kind that can touch lives, advance careers and stretch imaginations. The awards are presented each spring by the publishing services firm of Jenkins Group of Traverse City, Michigan and www.IndependentPublisher.com
Casting into Mystery garnered silver in the ENVIRONMENT/ECOLOGY category. The winners include:
GOLD: Photographers Against Wildlife Crime, by Britta Jaschinski & Keith Wilson (Photographers Against Wildlife Crime)
SILVER: Casting into Mystery, by Robert Reid: engravings by Wesley W. Bates (The Porcupine’s Quill)
BRONZE: Tree Story: The History of the World Written in Rings, by Valerie Trouet (Johns Hopkins University Press)