2009 Gold IPPY AWARD
New York City, NY (May 15) - Oregon-based publishing company & record label One World Musical Books is proud to announce that One Night In FROGTOWN by Author/Composer Philip Pelletier has been awarded the National 2009 Gold IPPY (Independent Publisher Book Award) for Best Children's Interactive. The announcement marks the first time an Oregon publisher has won this prestigious children's award. "We're thrilled to receive this award for the debut release of our FROGTOWN series", says Philip Pelletier. The prolific author/composer is already working on the next FROGTOWN book, as well as producing the upcoming educational DVD, "Learn to Read with Frogtown", and an original music CD, "Bedtime for Tadpoles".
Other 2009 Gold IPPY Award recipients include Harvard University Press, Yale University Press and the Metropolitan Museum of Art Publications. The official awards presentation will take place in New York City on May 29th, as part of the 2009 BookExpo America. The IPPY Awards contest is among the largest and most recognized book awards events in the world, open to all independent, university, small presses who produce books intended for the North American market.
The national award win comes on the heels of FROGTOWN's sold-out show at Astoria's Liberty Theater, which broke the house attendance record since 1927. The live multimedia show directed by Pelletier has proved so popular that it has now become an annual event at the historic Liberty Theater, to take place every April. The live stage show has been signed to a national talent agency, Main Stage Artists Management, which is currently booking the show on a national tour for 2010.
About One Night In Frogtown
One Night In Frogtown is an all-ages diversity story told through music. Nominated for the Oregon Book Award and featured on THE GRAMMYS "Education Watch", this critically acclaimed national project features top Northwest talents like Curtis Salgado, Linda Hornbuckle, Devin Phillips, Heather Christie, Andy Stokes, Oregon Symphony soloists, and is getting rave reviews across the country.
About the 2009 IPPY Awards
Over 3,300 books were in entered in the 13th Annual IPPY Awards Competition, which recognizes Excellence in Independent Publishing. Book entries came from all 52 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, 9 Canadian provinces, and 16 countries around the world: from Trinidad to Thailand, Croatia to Czech Republic, and France to Finland.