IBP Bronze Medallion - 2020 Best Regional Non-Fiction

Dakota Attitude News

How exciting it was this spring to learn that Dakota Attitude had received a bronze medallion in the Midwest Best Regional Non-Fiction category of the 2020 Independent Publisher Book Awards.

Because of the pandemic, the awards ceremony in New York City became a virtual event, but we’re no less pleased that the North Dakotans whose stories make up Dakota Attitude received such an honor.

With Help from the Fargo Forum...

Dakota Attitude took North Dakota by storm.

From the beginning, Jim was fortunate that the Fargo Forum newspaper had taken an interest in his book project. On December 1, 2019, just days after Dakota Attitude’s first printing of 2,000 came off press, the Forum ran a cover story on Jim with the headline “This man drove 113,877 miles to every town in North Dakota.” The feature included a four-minute video and several photos that really told the story of Jim and his amazing project. Five days later, the book was sold out!

Now in it’s third printing with more than 5,000 copies sold, both Generations magazine and North Dakota Horizons magazine have featured Dakota Attitude. And Jim’s made radio and television appearances, like the one below on Prairie Pulse in April.

From that first story in the Forum in December 2019, Dakota Attitude and Jim have been constantly in the news. As more stories appear, we’ll keep you updated here.

Prairie Pulse Interview, April 3, 2020

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From December 2019 until recently, Jim was busy telling the stories in Dakota Attitude, like at this packed house at Zumbroz Variety in Fargo on March 1, 2020. Despite continuing demand to hear Jim read from and talk about the book, we’ve had to postpone his appearances. We want to let you know as soon as he’s available for readings, so please subscribe below for updates. And to contact Jim directly, email him at [email protected].

A reading at Zumbroz Variety, Fargo, ND, March 1, 2020. (Photo: Mark Puppe)

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