I recently had someone email me and ask whether I thought the IPPY awards were, I quote, “worth looking into”. I’ve heard of them before, and glanced through the pages once, but as they seem to concentrate on more “literary” works than I write, I haven’t bothered doing any research. I wondered if anyone else had, and whether they thought they were a good investment (depending on when you enter, the entry fee can be $95) or not? The site has success stories on it, of course, and I’ve found an equal number of independent sites saying “yes! fantastic!” and “no, not really”, so any input would be appreciated.