Awards

2021 Midwest Independent Publishers Association Awards 

Gold, Nonfiction – Nature: Mammals of North Dakota, by Robert Seabloom

Gold, Poetry  Regional: His Feathers Were Chains, by Denise Lajimodiere

Silver, Fiction – Literary/Contemporary/Historical: Half the Terrible Things, by Paul Legler

Silver, Fiction – Short Story/Anthology: Girl on a Float, by Brain Bedard


2021 Independent Publishers Awards (IPPY Awards)

Gold, Poetry: His Feathers Were Chains, by Denise Lajimodiere


2020 Great Plains Book of the Month, Center for the Great Plains Studies

Pacing Dakota, by Thomas D. Isern


2020 Independent Publishers Awards (IPPY Awards)

Bronze, Multicultural Non-Fiction Adult: Stringing Rosaries: The History, the Unforgivable, and the Healing of Northern Plains American Indian Boarding School Survivors, by Denise Lajimodiere

Bronze, Religion (Eastern/Western): Still, by Rebecca E. Bender and Kenneth M. Bender


2020 One Book One North Dakota Program – Humanities North Dakota

Sons of the Wild Jackass: The Nonpartisan League in North Dakota, by Terry Shoptaugh

Dakota, or What’s a Heaven For, by Brenda Marshall

Pacing Dakota, by Tom Isern


2020 Independent Book Publishers Association – Benjamin Franklin Award

Silver, Multicultural: The History, the Unforgivable, and the Healing of Northern Plains American Indian Boarding School Survivors, by Denise Lajimodiere


2020 Independent Press Awards

Distinguished Favorite, Cultural and Social Issues: Stringing Rosaries: The History, the Unforgivable, and the Healing of Northern Plains American Indian Boarding School Survivors, by Denise Lajimodiere


2020 Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize

Finalist: Stringing Rosaries: The History, the Unforgivable, and the Healing of Northern Plains American Indian Boarding School Survivors, by Denise Lajimodiere


2020 American Indian Youth Literature Award

Young Adult Book Honor: Apple in the Middle, Dawn Quigley


2019 Foreword Reviews INDIES

History (Adult Nonfiction) Finalist: Stringing Rosaries: The History, the Unforgivable, and the Healing of Northern Plains American Indian Boarding School Survivors, by Denise Lajimodiere


2019 North Dakota State Library, Notable Document Award

1st Place: Pacing Dakota, Thomas D. Isern

3rd Place: Operation Snowbound: Life behind the Blizzards of 1949, David W. Mills


2019 Midwest Book Awards

Gold, History – Regional: Stringing Rosaries: The History, the Unforgivable, and the Healing of Northern Plains American Indian Boarding School Survivors by Denise Lajimodiere

Gold, Religion/Philosophy: Still, by Rebecca E. Bender and Kenneth M. Bender

Silver, Poetry – Regional: Hunter’s Log: Volumes II & III, by Timothy Murphy

Silver, Social Science/Political Science/Culture: Stringing Rosaries: The History, the Unforgivable, and the Healing of Northern Plains American Indian Boarding School Survivors, by Denise Lajimodiere

Silver, Design – Cover Design: Stringing Rosaries: The History, the Unforgivable, and the Healing of Northern Plains American Indian Boarding School Survivors, by Denise Lajimodiere


2019 Eric Hoffer Awards

Winner, Culture: Operation Snowbound: Life behind the Blizzards of 1949, David W. Mills

Honorable Mention: Thunderbird, by Denise Lajimodiere


2019 WILLA (Women Writing the West)

Finalist: Apple in the Middle, by Dawn Quigley


2019 American Library Association

State & Local Notable Document (one of sixteen nationwide): The Prairie Post Office: Enlarging the Common Life in Rural North Dakota, by K. Amy Phillips and Steven R. Bolduc, with history by Kevin Carvell and photographs by Wayne Gudmundson


2019 Independent Publisher Awards (IPPY Awards)

Gold, Midwest Regional Nonfiction: Pacing Dakota, Thomas D. Isern

Silver, Midwest Regional Nonfiction: Operation Snowbound: Life behind the Blizzards of 1949, David W. Mills

Gold, Multicultural Young Adult: Apple in the Middle, by Dawn Quigley

Gold, Poetry, Illustrated: Songs of Horses and Lovers, by Madelyne Camrud


2019 Independent Press Award

Winner, Judaism: Still, by Rebecca E. Bender and Kenneth M. Bender

Winner, Military Nonfiction: Operation Snowbound: Life behind the Blizzards of 1949, by David W. Mills

Winner, Western Nonfiction: Pacing Dakota, by Thomas D. Isern

Winner, Young Adult Fiction: Apple in the Middle, by Dawn Quigley

Distinguished Favorite, Memoir: Sister Secrets: A Brother’s Reveal, by Matthew Valan

Distinguished Favorite, Poetry: Destiny Manifested, by Bonnie Larson Staiger

Distinguished Favorite, Poetry: Songs of Horses and Lovers, by Madelyne Camrud


2018: Moonbeam Children’s Book Award

Winner, Young Adult Fiction—General: Apple in the Middle, by Dawn Quigley


2018 Independent Press Award

Winner, Literary Fiction: This Could Have Been a Simple Story, by Ajla Terzic; translated from the Bosnian by John K. Cox

Winner, LGBTQ Non-fiction: Derby Girl: A Memoir, by Sammi Jones

Distinguished Favorite, LGBTQ Fiction: This Could Have Been a Simple Story, by Ajla Terzic, translated from the Bosnian by John K. Cox

Distinguished Favorite, Women’s Issues: Derby Girl: A Memoir, by Sammi Jones


2018 Independent Publisher Awards (IPPY Awards)

Gold, Cover Design: Derby Girl: A Memoir, by Sammi Jones; Cover design by Jamie Hohnadel Trosen

Bronze, Midwest–Best Regional Non-fiction: The Prairie Post Office: Enlarging the Common Life in Rural North Dakota, by K. Amy Phillips and Steven R. Bolduc, with history by Kevin Carvell and photographs by Wayne Gudmundson

Bronze, Science: North Dakota’s Geologic Legacy, by John P. Bluemle


2018 Foreword INDIES Awards

Finalist, Autobiography/Memoir: Derby Girl: A Memoir, by Sammi Jones

Finalist, LGBT Non-fiction: Derby Girl: A Memoir, by Sammi Jones


2018 Midwest Book Awards

Finalist, Arts/Photography/Coffee Table Books: Music at NDSU, by Robert Groves

Finalist, Fiction–Literary/Contemporary/Historical: This Could Have Been a Simple Story, by Ajla Terzic; translated from the Bosnian by John K. Cox

Finalist, Social Science/Political/Culture: Prairie Mosaic: An Ethnic Atlas of Rural North Dakota, 2nd Edition, by William C. Sherman; new introduction by Thomas D. Isern

Finalist, Social Science/Political/Culture: The Prairie Post Office: Enlarging the Common Life in Rural North Dakota, by K. Amy Phillips and Steven Bolduc, with history by Kevin Carvell and photographs by Wayne Gudmundson

Finalist, Total Book Design: The Prairie Post Office: Enlarging the Common Life in Rural North Dakota, by K. Amy Phillips and Steven Bolduc, with history by Kevin Carvell and photographs by Wayne Gudmundson; designed by Deb Tanner


2018 North Dakota State Library, Notable Document Award

The Prairie Post Office: Enlarging the Common Life in Rural North Dakota, by K. Amy Phillips and Steven R. Bolduc, with history by Kevin Carvell and photographs by Wayne Gudmundson

The Bakken: An Archaeology of an Industrial Landscape, by William Caraher and Bret Weber


2018 Gold Medalist in IPPY Awards

Cover Design: Derby Girl: A Memoir, by Sammi Jones; Cover Design by Jamie Hohnadel Trosen


2018 Bronze Medalists in IPPY Awards

Midwest — Best Regional NonfictionThe Prairie Post Office: Enlarging the Common Life in Rural North Dakota, by K. Amy Phillips, Steven R. Bolduc, with history by Kevin Carvell and photographs by Wayne Gudmundson

Science: North Dakota’s Geologic Legacy, by John P. Bluemle


2018 Midwest Book Awards

Arts/Photography/Coffee Table Books: Music at NDSU, by Robert Groves

Fiction — Literary/Contemporary/Historical: This Could Have Been a Simple Story, by Ajla Terzic, Trans. by John K. Cox

Social Science/Political/Culture:

Prairie Mosaic: An Ethnic Atlas of rural North Dakota, 2nd Edition, by William C. Sherman

The Prairie Post Office: Enlarging the Common Life in Rural North Dakota, by K. Amy Phillips, Steven R. Bolduc, with history by Kevin Carvell and photographs by Wayne Gudmundson


2017 Foreword Indies Award Finalist 

Autobiography/Memoir: Derby Girl: A Memoir, by Sammi Jones

LGBT Nonfiction: Derby Girl: A Memoir, by Sammi Jones


2017 Midwest Book Awards

     Silver Medal in Nature: North Dakota’s Geologic Legacy, by John P. Bluemle