Graceful Publishing announces submission of Tell Me So I Know in the 

28th Annual IPBA Benjamin Franklin Awards
January 12, 2016

Graceful Publishing (Dallas, TX) is announcing it has submitted the new book, Tell Me So I Know, for consideration in two award categories of the 2015 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards. The book has been entered into the Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book – Nonfiction, and Cover Design - Large Format, categories.

Tell Me So I Know has over 600 questions to discover and document the life story, memories and favorites of someone special. Paul Shike, President of Graceful Publishing and Author of Tell Me So I Know, stated, “it is an honor to have Tell Me So I Know included in this prestigious awards program”.

Chandler Bjork created the artwork for the cover of Tell Me So I Know. Chandler is a senior at Highland Park High School in Dallas, TX.  Paul Shike added, “Chandler did a wonderful job in coming up with the amazing cover art based on the ideas we discussed. Graceful Publishing believes Tell Me So I Know will be a serious contender for an award in each category.” 

The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards, which include fifty-five categories recognizing excellence in book editorial and design, are regarded as one of the highest national honors for independent publishers. The Awards are administered by the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), with help from over 150 book publishing professionals including librarians, bookstore owners, reviewers, designers, publicity managers, and editors. One Gold and two Silver award winners are determined in each category.
In mid-March 2016, all finalists will be notified. Held in conjunction with IBPA’s Publishing University (April 8-9, 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah), the 2016 Benjamin Franklin Awards™ ceremony is a gala dinner where all Gold winners receive an engraved crystal trophy marking their achievement.

Paul Shike
Graceful Publishing
6611 Hillcrest Ave. #427
Dallas, TX 75225