Northern Illinois University Press, DeKalb, won a first-place award at the 23rd annual Midwest Book Awards for its book, “The Blue Kind,” in the Fantasy/SciFi/Horror/Paranormal Fiction category.
Winners were announced at a gala event on May 8 at the Bloomington Center for the Arts, Bloomington, Minn. The competition attracted 187 books, entered in 44 categories, from 75 publishers in the 12-state Midwestern region. Some books were entered in more than one category – for a total of 308 entries.
The Midwest Book Awards are sponsored by the Midwest Independent Publishers Association, a nonprofit professional association that serves the upper Midwest publishing community, advancing the understanding and appreciation of publishing production, promotion, and related technologies, professions and trades. The association includes publishers, authors, editors, artists, designers, publicists, marketers, printers, distributors and any others who contribute to the vitality of the publishing industry.