Two NAHB BuilderBooks Titles Win Independent Book Publishers Association Benjamin Franklin Silver Award

Press Release

Finding Hidden Profits: A Guide for Custom Builders, Remodelers and Architects by Dennis A. Dixon and Living Green Effortlessly: Simple Choices for a Better Home by Marla Esser Cloos have been named Silver Winners of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) Benjamin Franklin Awards.

For 30 years, the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award program has been regarded as one of the highest national honors for small and independent publishers. Nearly 1,500 entries were received in 54 categories for this year’s awards.

“This year's list of IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award winners rests at the pinnacle of professional independent publishing. These are the best of the best,” said IBPA CEO Angela Bole.

Finding Hidden Profits won the Silver Award in the Business & Career category. In this second edition of his popular book, Dennis A. Dixon takes readers step-by-step through a construction project, from choosing the right clients, sales, negotiations and managing the project. With an emphasis on the importance of clear communication in all steps of the project, Dixon shows readers how to get organized, stay organized and communicate with clients so that expectations are understood at the beginning of a project.

Living Green Effortlessly won Silver in the Home & Garden category. In this title, Marla Esser Cloos shows consumers how to make any home a green home—whether they live in a small apartment in the big city or a brand new single-family home in the suburbs. From integrating smart technology to planting a rain garden, readers will learn all kinds of tips to live greener.

Finding Hidden Profits is available for purchase ($29.95 Retail/$26.95 NAHB Member, ISBN 978-0-86718-754-0) at or by calling 800-223-2665. The ebook is available at  ($20.99 Retail/$17.99 for NAHB Members).

Living Green Effortlessly is available for purchase ($19.95 Retail/$17.95 NAHB Member, ISBN978-086718-752-6) at or by calling 800-223-2665. The ebook is available at  ($13.99 Retail/$11.99 for NAHB Members).

[Editor’s Note: Editors who are interested in receiving a complimentary copy of Finding Hidden Profits or Living Green Effortlessly to review for their publications should contact Patricia Potts at 202-266-8224 or]