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'Amy's Guide to Best Behavior in Japan' takes Silver at IBPA Ben Franklin Awards

Michael Palmer - Monday, April 15, 2019

Congratulations to Amy Chavez and illustrator, Jun Hazuki for taking the Silver in the Travel category at this year's IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards which was held at the IBPA Publishing University this year in Chicago, Illinois.  Read More

The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award lists 'Amy's Guide to Best Behavior' as finalist

Michael Palmer - Monday, March 18, 2019

Last week, Amy's Chavez's guide to culture and behavior in Japan was listed as a finalist in the category of Travel for the Foreword Reviews Indies award. This week she's added the IBPA Benjamin Franklin award to that list!  Read More

Kotaku shares excerpt from 'Amy's Guide to Best Behavior in Japan'

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Thanks to Brian Ashcraft over at Kotaku for sharing this very helpful excerpt from Amy's Guide to Best Behavior in Japan on eating and drinking in Japan.  Read More

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