AMERICAN BOOK FEST ANNOUNCES WINNERS AND FINALISTS OF THE 2017 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS
Mainstream & Independent Titles Score Top Honors in
the 8th Annual International Book Awards
HarperCollins, Palgrave Macmillan, John Wiley & Sons, Tor/Forge, Rowman & Littlefield, American Cancer Society, Zondervan and hundreds of national and international Independent Houses contribute to this year’s Outstanding Competition!
LOS ANGELES – AmericanBookFest.com announced the winners and finalists of THE 2017 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS (IBA) on May 22, 2017. Over 300 winners and finalists were announced in over 80 categories. Awards were presented for titles published in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Jeffrey Keen, President and CEO of American Book Fest, said this year’s contest yielded over 1,500 entries from authors and publishers around the world, which were then narrowed down to the final results.
Animals/Pets: General Dog as My Doctor, Cat as My Nurse: An Animal Lover's Guide to a Healthy, Happy, and Extraordinary Life by Carlyn Montes De Oca, L.Ac., M.T.O.M. She Writes Press
Animals/Pets: Narrative Non-Fiction Great Horned Owlets Rescue: Where There's a Will, There's a Way…. by Cheryl Aguiar
Anthologies: Non-Fiction Stories of Music, Volume 2: Inspiring Accounts of Music Changing Lives, edited by Holly E. Tripp Timbre Press
Art Miles from Los Angeles by Cheyne Walls Cheyne Walls
Autobiography/Memoir Because of Eva: A Jewish Genealogical Journey by Susan J. Gordon Syracuse University Press
Best Cover Design: Fiction Once Upon a Zombie Book One: The Color of Fear by Billy Phillips & Jenny Missenson Toon Studio Press
Best Cover Design: Non-Fiction Investment Atlas II: Using History as a Financial Tool by Kenneth G. Winans KGW Publishing
Best Interior Design Investment Atlas II: Using History as a Financial Tool by Kenneth G. Winans KGW Publishing
Best New Fiction The Truthful Story by Helen Stine Cardinal Press
Best New Non-Fiction The Hostage's Daughter by Sulome Anderson Dey Street Books
Biography: General To the Ends of the Earth: High Plains to Patagonia by Nelda Bedford Gaydou Progessive Rising Phoenix Press
Business: Career Leading YOU™ - The Power of SELF-LEADERSHIP to Build Your Executive Brand and Drive Career Success by Brenda Bence Global Insight Communications, LLC
Business: Entrepreneurship & Small Business Reinvention: Accelerating Results in the Age of Disruption by Shane Cragun and Kate Sweetman Greenleaf Book Group Press
Business: General The Invisible Advantage: How to Create A Culture of Innovation by Soren Kaplan, Ph.D. Greenleaf Book Group Press
Business: Management & Leadership What To Do When Machines Do Everything: How to Get Ahead in a World of AI, Algorithms, Bots, and Big Data by Malcom Frank, Paul Roehrig and Ben Pring Wiley
Business: Marketing & Advertising Madison Avenue Manslaughter: An Inside View of Fee-Cutting Clients, Profit-Hungry Owners And Declining Ad Agencies by Michael Farmer LID Publishing
Business: Personal Finance/Investing Private Money Lending: Learn How to Consistently Generate a Passive Income Stream by Gustavo J. Gomez, PhD Halo Publishing International
Business: Writing & Publishing How to Avoid 101 Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers & Boo-Boos by Judith Briles Mile High Press
Children's Educational Van Gogh and the Seasons: An Art Book for Kids by Kate Ryan with illustrations by Cally Bennett National Gallery of Victoria
Children's Fiction The Golden Anchor: Pie Rats Book 6 by Cameron Stelzer Daydream Press 978-0987461551
Children's Mind/Body/Spirit Jamie's Journey Cancer from the Voice of a Sibling by Sharon Wozny Little Five Star Publications
Children's Non-Fiction If You Were Me and Lived in…the Ancient Mali Empire by Carole P. Roman, illustrated by Mateya Arkova Chelshire, Inc.
Children's Novelty & Gift Book Viktor & Rolf Fashion Artists: A Drawing Book for Kids by Kate Ryan with illustrations by Cally Bennett National Gallery of Victoria
Children's Picture Book: Hardcover Fiction Piccadilly and the Waltzing Wind by Lisa Anne Novelline, illustrated by Nicola Hwang Lisa Anne Novelline
Children's Picture Book: Hardcover Non-Fiction It Starts with a Raindrop/Comieza con una gota lluvia by Michael Smith, illustrated by Angela Alvarenga & Jonathon E. Goley East West Discovery Press
Children's Picture Book: Softcover Fiction Woofy Woo Woo the Artist Dog by Louise Elisabeth Robertson, illustrated by Dionesia Nadya Dewayani Dog Ear Publishing
Children's Picture Book: Softcover Non-Fiction If You Were Me and Lived in…Germany by Carole P. Roman, illustrated by Kelsea Wierenga Chelshire, Inc.
Children's Religious The Adventures of Connor the Courageous Cutter, Saving Sarah by Scott McBride & Rod Thompson, illustrated by Brian Martin Mascot Books
Cookbooks: General The 40-Year-Old Vegan: 75 Recipes to Make You Leaner, Cleaner & Greener in the Second-Half of Life by Sandra & Susan Sellani Skyhorse Publishing
Cookbooks: International Tradition! Recipes, Tales, and More from My Greek American Life by Pamela Kockos Merchant Plymouth Street Books, LLC
Education/Academic Engaging College Students: A Fun and Edgy Guide for Professors by Mike Kowis Lecture PRO Publishing
Fiction: Anthologies Chiral Mad 3 edited by Michael Bailey Written Backwards
Fiction: Chick Lit/Women's Lit Baby Girl by Bette Lee Crosby Bent Pine Publishing
Fiction: Cross Genre The Illusion by Patrick Garry Kenric Books
Fiction: Fantasy Renegade Red by Lauren Bird Horowitz Papaloa Press
Fiction: General Ashes by Steven Manchester The Story Plant
Fiction: Historical Girl in the Afternoon by Serena Burdick St. Martin's Press
Fiction: Horror Shadows and Teeth, Volume 2 edited by Ramiro Perez de Pereda Darkwater Syndicate, Inc
Fiction: LGBTQ Born Out of Wedlock by Lyn Gardner Lyn Gardner
Fiction: Literary The Investment Club by Doug Cooper Rare Bird Press
Fiction: Multicultural Bitter Almonds by Lilas Taha Hamad bin Khalifa University Press
Fiction: Mystery/Suspense Revelation by Carter Wilson Oceanview Publishing
Fiction: New Age Dancing at Angel Abbey by Lauren M. Bloom Balboa Press
Fiction: Religious Light Radiance Splendor by Leah Chyten She Writes Press
Fiction: Romance To Tame the Wind by Regan Walker Regan Walker
Fiction: Science Fiction The Rising by Heather Graham & Jon Land Tor
Fiction: Short Story Friday Afternoon and Other Stories by T.D. Johnston Short Story America / Battersea Books
Fiction: Thriller/Adventure Strong Cold Dead by Jon Land Forge
Fiction: Visionary Dark of the Center Line by Schuy R. Weishaar Roundfire Books
Fiction: Young Adult Time Zero by Carolyn Cohagan She Writes Press
Health: Addiction & Recovery Girl Walks Out of a Bar by Lisa F. Smith Select Books, Inc.
Health: Alternative Medicine The Un-Prescription for Autism by Janet Lintala with Martha W. Murphy AMACON Books
Health: Cancer Breast Cancer Clear & Simple, Second Edition by The Experts at the American Cancer Society American Cancer Society
Health: Death & Dying A Friend Indeed: Help Those You Love When They Grieve by Amy Florian Corgenius, Inc.
Health: Diet & Exercise The American Cancer Society New Healthy Eating Cookbook, 4th Edition by Jeanne Besser American Cancer Society
Health: General Diabetes and Your Diet by Nancy Addison Organic Healthy Lifestyle Publishing
Health: Psychology/Mental Health The Un-Prescription for Autism by Janet Lintala with Martha W. Murphy AMACON Books
Health: Women's Health Breast Cancer Clear & Simple, Second Edition by The Experts at the American Cancer Society American Cancer Society
History: General Sun Dogs and Yellowcake: Gunnar Mines—A Canadian Story by Patricia Sandberg Crackingstone Press
History: Military Route 9 Problem: The Battle for Lang Vei by Dave Stockwell Book Publishers Network
History: United States Investment Atlas II: Using History as a Financial Tool by Kenneth G. Winans KGW Publishing
Humor Fat Chick Goes AWOL: 2,600 Miles in an Armchair on Wheels (with a 600-Mile Detour on Foot) by Anna Mitchell TCBF Press
LGBTQ: Non-Fiction PRIDE: You Can't Heal if You're Hiding From Yourself by Dr. Ronald Holt Difference Press
Multicultural Non-Fiction Revolution's End: The Patty Hearst Kidnapping, Mind Control, and the Secret History of Donald DeFreeze and the SLA by Brad Schreiber Skyhorse Publishing
New Age: Non-Fiction Powerful Beyond Measure: 3 Steps to Claim Your Power Within for a Happy & Healthy Life by Cynthia E. Mazzaferro Morgan James Publishing
Non-Fiction: Narrative The Hostage's Daughter by Sulome Anderson Dey Street Books
Parenting & Family Raising Healthy Children by Nancy Addison Organic Healthy Lifestyle Publishing
Photography Miles from Los Angeles by Cheyne Walls Cheyne Walls
Poetry Life in Suspension by Helene Cardona Salmon Poetry
Religion: Christian Inspirational No Surrender by Patrick Bisher with Jon Land Post Hill Press
Religion: Christianity NIV, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible edited by John H. Walton and Craig S. Keener Zondervan
Religion: Eastern Color Your Chakras: An Interactive Way to Understand the Energy Centers of the Body by Susan Shumsky New Page Books
Religion: General Sin Bravely: A Memoir of Spiritual Disobedience by Maggie Rowe Softskull Press
Self-Help: General Getting unSTUCK: Five Simple Steps Steps to Emotional Well-Being by Shira Taylor Gura Three Gems Publishing
Self-Help: Motivational Note to Self: A Seven-Step Path to Gratitude and Growth by Laurie Buchanan, PhD She Writes Press
Self-Help: Relationships Tell Me Your Story: How Therapy Works to Awaken, Heal, and Set You Free by Tuya Pearl She Writes Press
Social Change The Cool Block: An On-Ramp to the Future of Our Cities and Planet by David Gershon High Point
Spirituality: General Why Is the Dalai Lama Always Smiling? by Lama Tsomo Namchak Publishing
Spirituality: Inspirational 37 Seconds - Dying Revealed Heaven's Help - A Mother's Journey by Stephanie Arnold with Sari Padorr HarperCollins
Sports The Real Madrid Way: How Values Created the Most Successful Sports Team on the Planet by Steven G. Mandis BenBella Books, Inc.
Travel: Guides & Essays Destination Earth: A New Philosophy of Travel by a World-Traveler by Nicos Hadjicostis Bamboo Leaf Press
True Crime: Non-Fiction Incest, Murder and a Miracle: The True Story Behind the Cheryl Pierson Murder-For-Hire Headlines by Cheryl Cuccio, Robert Cuccio and Morgan St. James CRM Publishing via CreateSpace
Women's Issues Shift Into Thrive: Six Strategies for Women to Unlock the Power of Resiliency by Lynn Schmidt, Ph.D. and Kevin Nourse, Ph.D. Bobo Publishing
Young Adult: Non-Fiction The Nature Timeline Wallbook: Unfold the Story of Nature from the Dawn of Life to the Present Day by Christopher Lloyd What On Earth Publishing
Keen says of the awards, “The 2017 results represent a phenomenal mix of books from a wide array of publishers throughout the world. With a full publicity and marketing campaign promoting the results of IBA, this year’s winners and finalists will gain additional media coverage for the summer season.”
Keen adds, “IBA’s success begins with the enthusiastic participation of authors and publishers and continues with our distinguished panel of industry judges who bring to the table their extensive editorial, PR, marketing, and design expertise.”
American Book Fest covers books from all sections of the publishing industry—mainstream, independent, & self-published. More information can be found at http://www.AmericanBookFest.com.
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