Ippy Gold Medal - Independent Publisher Book Awards

Gold 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards

IPPY GOLD for New Age/Mind-Body-Spirit!

Patt is honored and delighted to have been awarded the 2018 the Independent Publisher Book Awards (“IPPY”) gold medal for New Age/Mind-Body-Spirit category for her newest book, Embracing the End of Life: A Journey Into Dying & Awakening.  The award ceremony will be held May 29th in NYC. 

The IPPY Awards recognize the thousands of exemplary independent, university, and self-published titles published each year. The awards are open to all members of the independent publishing industry, and to authors and publishers worldwide who produce books intended for an English-speaking market. According to Independent Publisher, since the inaugural contest in 1996, nearly 5,000 books have received IPPY Awards, along with the recognition, credibility, and increased sales that a book award can bring. Independent spirit and expertise comes from publishers of all sizes and budgets, and books are judged with that in mind.

Launched in 1996 and conducted each year to honor the year’s best independently published books, the “IPPY” Awards recognize merit in a broad range of subjects and reward authors and publishers who “take chances and break new ground.” Small presses, university presses, and self-publishing services give experimental and entrepreneurial authors a platform to share their stories, impart wisdom, and speak out against ignorance and prejudice.

IPPY medal-winning books will be celebrated on May 29th during the annual BookExpo publishing convention in New York.  Gold, silver and bronze IPPY medallions are being awarded in 83 national, 24 regional, and 11 e-book categories. This year’s contest drew 4,500 entries, and medals will go to authors and publishers from 43 U.S. states, 6 Canadian provinces, and 12 countries overseas.

  1. New Age/Mind-Body-Spirit





Embracing the End of Life: A Journey Into Dying & Awakening

By Patt Lind-Kyle, MA

(Llewellyn Publications)








The Year of Drinking Magic: Twelve Ceremonies With the Vine of Souls

By Guy Crittenden

(Apocryphile Press)







Change the Story of Your Health: Using Shamanic and Jungian Techniques for Healing

By Carl Greer, PhD, PsyD

(Findhorn Press)


Embracing the End of Life joins Patt’s earlier book Heal Your Mind, Rewire Your Brain which was also awarded a Gold IPPY for Health and Wellness in 2010.