Elva Resa Publishing and W. Brand Publishing, two military-friendly independent publishers, each won a prestigious national award for excellence in publishing, recognized by their trade association, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), in the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards at a May 5 ceremony. Elva Resa won gold for A Girl’s Guide to Military Service by Air Force veteran and Space Force military spouse Amanda Huffman. W. Brand Publishing won gold for Dispatches from the Cowgirl by Navy foreign area officer spouse Julie Tully. Books from both publishers are available from Military Family Books distribution.
A Girl’s Guide to Military Service: Selecting Your Specialty, Preparing for Success, Thriving in Military Life by Amanda Huffman, published by Elva Resa Publishing, has been named a finalist in the 35th annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™ program in two categories: Business & Career and Teen Nonfiction.
Three Elva Resa books—Remote Work for Military Spouses by Laura Briggs, Milspouse Strength by Kendra Lowe, and Semper Parents by Mary Regner—have been named finalists in the Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards. Winners will be announced in June.
Midwest Book Awards selected Open When: Letters of Encouragement for Military Spouses by Lizann Lightfoot (Elva Resa Publishing) as the Gold winner for best Nonfiction Family/Parenting book of the year. Open When is a collection of encouraging, informative letters for military spouses to read when facing specific events or challenges of military life. The Midwest Book Awards celebrate exceptional, impactful books published by Midwest independent publishers, recognizing creativity in content and execution, overall book quality, and a book’s unique contribution to its subject area.
(St. Paul, MN, June 18, 2021)— Award-winning independent publisher Elva Resa Publishing is honored to share the news that its book The Meat and Potatoes of Life: My True Lit
The Meat and Potatoes of Life: My True Lit Com by Lisa Smith Molinari has been named a finalist in three major book industry awards. In this binge-worthy memoir, Lisa finds humor in the day-to-day challenges and rewards of marriage and family life.
Survivor’s Obligation: Navigating an Intentional Life by Chris Stricklin and Joel Neeb has been named a finalist in the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™ program. In this powerful memoir, two survival stories inspire readers to live their best lives.
Seasons of My Military Student: Practical Ideas for Parents and Teachers, by Amanda Trimillos, EdD, and Stacy Allsbrook-Huisman, won the Military Writer’s Society of America gold medal for best reference book of 2019.
Seasons of My Military Student: Practical Ideas for Parents and Teachers won Gold in the education category at the 2019 IBPA Benjamin Franklin AwardsTM. Recognizing excellence and innovation in publishing, the award is regarded as one of the highest national honors for independent publishers. Elva Resa’s publisher, Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito, and senior editor, Terri Barnes, attended the gala in Chicago to accept the award.
Seasons of My Military Student: Practical Ideas for Parents and Teachers has been named a finalist in the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™ program. The Benjamin Franklin Award™ for excellence in book publishing is regarded as one of the highest national honors for independent publishers. Seasons of My Military Student is a user-friendly guide for parents and educators, offering strategies and tools for supporting military-connected students as they transition from school to school.
Elva Resa is honored to announce that N is for Never Forget: POW–MIA A to Z, a middle grade picture book written by Nancy Polette and illustrated by Paul Dillon, has been named a finalist for Best Juvenile Nonfiction Book of the Year in the 2017 INDIES Book of the Year Awards.
The team at Elva Resa Publishing is honored to share the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)’s announcement that our publisher, Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito, has been named a candidate to serve on IBPA’s national board of directors for fiscal years 2019 and 2020. A well-respected business leader and award-winning author, Pavlicin-Fragnito brings to the national board more than three decades of experience in the book and magazine publishing industry.