Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Reinventing Collapse wins Independent Publisher Award

The 2009 IPPY Awards have awarded my Reinventing Collapse silver in the Current Events category. The IPPYS are for independent publishers, with over 4000 entries each year in 65 categories. They don’t necessarily garner much media attention; they tend to look more at the big literary prizes. I am tied with Pat Murpy's Plan C. These are both New Society titles.

16 comments :

Bridget said...

Congratulations Dmitry! All the best, Bridget

Utilitopia said...

Congrats, Dmitry, and thanks to alerting us to the IPPY Awards in the process.

I'm reserving the Utilitopy Award for your "Kollapse-kraft Sharpie How-to Guide" article :-)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Dmitry!
Well done.
Two thumbs up!

False Dmitry said...

Congratulations, Mr. Orlov!

It was an enjoyable read. Please consider writing another book.

Regards, FD

Anonymous said...

I don't really read a lot of books, but I read yours in just a couple of hours.

Thanks, and congratulations, from Norway! Keep up the good work, you're a gifted writer!

Elise said...

Congratulations! I found your book very informative and enjoyable to read. The best parts were how you brought personal stories to life instead of getting bogged down in charts and statistics. Please consider writing another book.

Michael Dawson said...

I'm using the book again this summer in my "Urbanization and Community" course. I'm excited to be doing so.

Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on a very deserved award! I am glad that you are reestablishing radical humanism as a viable current of thought. Viable and strictly necessary for survival -- which gives it total relevance. Earlier radical humanists like Fromm and Illich would be proud of you. And I bet the spirit of Kropotkin would be proud, too. Keep it up!

Anon of Florida said...

Congratulations,

I look forward to your "DIY Sharpie How To" book

subgenius said...

Congratulations

I look forward to your "DIY Sharpie How To" bookWord

Utilitopia said...

Today I saw someone in a Mercedes SUV delivering newspapers.

The Bookaholic said...

Congratulations...

subgenius said...

on the topic of sharpies...

RIP Phil Bolger 1927-2009

http://www.gloucestertimes.com/punews/local_story_145224017.html?keyword=secondarystory

Utilitopia said...

Phil Bolger... he maintained his integrity all the way to the end.

I have a letter from him from a few months ago when I was inquiring about boat plans...

kollapsnik said...

So sad to see Bolger go. Coincidentally, yesterday, while we were traversing Boston Harbor on our (then) motorized Bolger Tortoise Punt which I built from Payson's plans, the little 2.5hp 4-stroke fell off. The transom bracket, which was not part of his design, broke off with the motor. And so we rowed...

Anonymous said...

I know reading the 5 stages and then Reinventing Collapse sure influenced my life. I feel like I was struck by a bolt of lightning. My priorities have changed radically, and I feel like I am in a race against time to get some acres out in the country with an insulated Amish shack and the 10 years supply worth of freeze dried food I bought instead of that new Corvette. I feel Dmitry is doing us a life saving service. Thank you and keep updating us, hopefully another book