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NIU Press wins Midwest Book Award

May 14, 2013

Cover of "The Blue Kind"Northern Illinois University Press won a first-place award at the 23rd Annual Midwest Book Awards for its book, β€œThe Blue Kind,” in the Fantasy/SciFi/Horror/Paranormal Fiction category.

The book was penned by Kathryn Born, a Chicago writer, artist and filmmaker. She also is the co-editor of “The Essential New Art Examiner which was also published by Northern Illinois University Press in 2011.

Winners were announced May 8 at a gala event at the Bloomington Center for the Arts, in 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 non-profit 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.