Awards and Recognitions

Awards, recognitions, and notable mentions Author Tom Jerman has received for his book Santa Claus Worldwide: A History of St. Nicholas and Other Holiday Gift-Bringers.

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Gold Ippy Medal
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INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER BOOK AWARDS – 25TH ANNIVERSARY

GOLD: Santa Claus Worldwide: A History of St. Nicholas and Other Holiday Gift-Bringers, by Tom A. Jerman (McFarland & Co. Inc.)

The Independent Publisher Book Awards (the “IPPYs”) are intended to bring increased recognition to 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. Since the inaugural contest in 1996, over 5,500 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.

National INdie excellence finalist book awards

Finalist: Santa Claus Worldwide: A History of St. Nicholas and Other Holiday Gift-Bringers, by Tom A. Jerman (McFarland & Co. Inc.)

On the same day Santa Claus Worldwide was awarded an IPPY as best holiday book of 2021, it was named as a finalist in the same category in the15th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards for 2021.  The National Indie Excellence Awards are open to all English language printed books available for sale, including small presses, mid-size independent publishers, university presses, and self-published authors.  In naming Santa Claus Worldwide as a finalist, the NIEA stated that the book “embodies the standards of excellence that this award was created to celebrate.  We salute your talents and our jurors truly respect each of the final works that are honored this year.”