It's uplifting to be surprised by an award but I feel particularly simpatico with the organization that sponsors this award, Independent Publisher, a powerful voice in the independent publishing industry. Check them out here, including their award programs and the IPPYs.
In their 19th season, the IPPYs — the Independent Publisher Book Awards — honor the best independently published titles from around the world. The awards are intended to bring increased recognition to the thousands of exemplary independent and academic press titles published each year.
Good news for A Bowl Full of Nails and bravo! for the Independent Publisher Book Awards and the work they do to provide robust alternatives to corporate publishing.