THE 14TH ANNUAL BEST BOOK AWARDS ANNOUNCE 2017 AWARD RECIPIENTS
Mainstream & Independent Titles Score Top Honors in the 14th Annual Best Book Awards
Wiley, McGraw-Hill, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, St. Martin's Press, Penguin Random House, Hachette Book Group, Rowman & Littlefield, New American Library, Forge/Tor Books, John Hopkins University Press, MIT Press and hundreds of Independent Houses contribute to this year’s Outstanding Competition!
LOS ANGELES – American Book Fest has announced the winners and finalists of The 2017 Best Book Awards on November 9, 2017. Over 400 winners and finalists were announced in over 90 categories. Awards were presented for titles published in 2015-2017.
Jeffrey Keen, President and CEO of American Book Fest said this year’s contest yielded over 2,000 entries from mainstream and independent publishers, which were then narrowed down to over 400 winners and finalists.
Keen says of the awards, now in their fifteenth year, “The 2017 results represent a phenomenal mix of books from a wide array of publishers throughout the United States. With a full publicity and marketing campaign promoting the results of the Best Book Awards, this year’s winners and finalists will gain additional media coverage for the upcoming holiday retail season.”
Winners and finalists traversed the publishing landscape: Wiley, McGraw-Hill, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, St. Martin's Press, Penguin Random House, Hachette Book Group, Rowman & Littlefield, New American Library, Forge/Tor Books, John Hopkins University Press, MIT Press and hundreds of independent houses contributed to this year’s outstanding competition!
Keen adds, “Our 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 is an online publication providing coverage for books from mainstream and independent publishers to the world online community.
Best Cover Design: Non-Fiction The Map to Abundance: The No-Exceptions Guide to Creating Money, Success & Bliss by Boni Lonnsburry Inner Art Inc. 978-1-941322-14-7
Best Interior Design The Ultimate Guide To Champagne by Liz Palmer Liz Palmer Media Group Inc. 978-0991894635
Best New Fiction Girl in the Afternoon by Serena Burdick St. Martin's Press 978-1250082671
Best New Non-Fiction A Garden for the President: A History of the White House Grounds by Jonathan Pliska The White House Historical Association 978-1-931917-55-1
Biography Navigating a Life: Henry Bloch in World War II by John Herron and Mary Ann Wynkoop BkMk Press, University of Missouri-Kansas City 978-0-933532-18-2
Business: Careers Leading YOU™ - The Power of SELF-LEADERSHIP to Build Your Executive Brand and Drive Career Success by Brenda Bence Global Insight Communications, LLC 978-1-942718-04-8
Business: Entrepreneurship & Small Business The Entrepreneur's Book of Actions: Essential Daily Exercises and Habit for Becoming Wealthier, Smarter, and More Successful by Rhett Power McGraw-Hill Education 978-1259859175
Business: General 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 978-1-119-27866-5
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 978-1-119-27866-5
Health: General Helping Patients Outsmart Overeating: Psychological Strategies for Doctors and Health Care Providers by Paige O'Mahoney, M.D., CHWC and Karen R. Koenig, M.Ed., LCSW Rowman & Littlefield 978-1442266629
Health: Psychology/Mental Health Uniquely Normal: Tapping the Reservoir of Normalcy to Treat Autism by Robert J. Bernstein w/ Robin Cantor-Cooke Future Horizons, Inc. 978-1-941765-46-3
Health: Women's Health Raising The Bottom: Making Mindful Choices in a Drinking Culture by Lisa Boucher She Writes Press 978-1-63152-214-7
History: General Dead In Six Minutes by Paul Ciolino Forensic Press, Sitka, Alaska 978-1-48358-508-6
History: Military Journals of War: Coming of Age with the 104th Infantry During World War II by E.J. McCully Epigraph Publishing 978-1944037628
History: United States Blair House: The President's Guest House by William Seale The White House Historical Association 978-1-931917-58-2
Home & Garden Official White House China: From the 18th to the 21st Century by William Allman The White House Historical Association 978-1-931917-63-6
Humor Lying to Children by Alex Shahla Fitzwilde LLC 978-0997796520
Law American Justice on Trial: People v. Newton by Lise Pearlman Regent Press 978-1-58790-369-4
LGBTQ: Non-Fiction Journey to Same-Sex Parenthood: Firsthand Advice, Tips and Stories from Lesbian and Gay Couples by Eric Rosswood New Horizon Press 978-0882825144
Multicultural Non-Fiction Folktales and Fairy Tales: Traditions and Texts from Around the World, edited by Anne E. Duggan and Donald Haase, with Helen J. Callow Greenwood 978-161069-253-3
Religion: Christianity I Live, No Longer I: Paul's Spirituality of Suffering, Transformation, and Joy by Laura Reece Hogan Wipf & Stock 978-1532601071
Religion: Eastern Hope is a Decision: Selected Essays by Daisaku Ikeda Middleway Press 978-0-9779245-8-5
Religion: General The Bible in Music: A Dictionary of Songs, Works and More by Siobhan Dowling Long and John F.A. Sawyer Rowman & Littlefield 978-0810884519
Science How Whole Brain Thinking Can Save the Future by James Olson Origin Press 978-1-57983-051-9
Self-Help: General Exponential Living: Stop Spending 100% of Your Time on 10% of Who You Are by Sheri Riley New American Library 978-1-101-98902-9
Self-Help: Motivational Let Me Out: Unlock Your Creative Mind and Bring Your Ideas to Life by Peter Himmelman TarcherPerigee 978-0143110958
Self-Help: Relationships If We're Together, Why Do I Feel So Alone?: How to Build Intimacy with an Emotionally Unavailable Partner by Holly Parker, PhD New American Library 978-0425273487
Social Change Values & Ethics: From Living Room to Boardroom by Jason Merchey Palmetto Publishing Group 978-1944313845
Spirituality: General Lori: The Disintegration of My Ordinary Reality by Lori Morrison Self-Published 978-0998737805
Spirituality: Inspirational The Map to Abundance: The No-Exceptions Guide to Creating Money, Success & Bliss by Boni Lonnsburry Inner Art Inc. 978-1-941322-14-7
Sports Meridian Qigong Exercises: Combining Qigong, Yoga & Acupressure by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming YMAA Publication Center, Inc. 978-159494133
Travel: Guides & Essays Key West & the Lower Keys Travel Guide by Karuna Eberl & Steve Alberts Quixotic Travel Guides 978-0-9988589-0-6
True Crime: Non-Fiction Reclaiming Lives: Pursuing Justice for Six Innocent Men by Joan Treppa Mill City Press 978-0-99841-420-1
Women's Issues Women in American History: A Social, Political, and Cultural Encyclopedia and Document Collection edited by Peg A. Lamphier and Rosanne Welch ABC-CLIO 978-1-61069-602-9
Young Adult: Non-Fiction Seductive Delusions: How Everyday People Catch STIs, second edition by Jill Grimes, MD John Hopkins University Press 978-1-4214-1924-4
RESULTS ANNOUNCED! 2017 Best Book Awards Sponsored by American Book Fest
The 14th Annual Best Book Awards have just been announced!
"Thank you to the thousands of authors and publishers who participated in our 14th annual Best Book Awards. Every year brings incredible entries from all of the world. We will continue to feature quality mainstream, indie, and self-published books now and in the future! CONGRATULATIONS to all of the winners and finalists!" —Jeffrey Keen, President & CEO, American Book Fest
2018 CALL FOR ENTRIES! 15th Annual "Best Book" Awards Sponsored by American Book Fest
Welcome to the 2018 "Best Book" Awards, sponsored by American Book Fest!
"Book awards do count in marketing and in positioning as a recognized 'go-to' expert. The Best Book Awards are always on my recommended list for authors who create quality books to enter. I’ve found that the support from the Best Book Awards for winners, both on its websites and with press releases, is exceptional and far beyond what most other awards do." —Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd, CEO of AuthorU.org
"Best Book Awards has a ten year track record of honoring and promoting books to the national and international community. The contest covers books from all sections of the publishing industry—mainstream, independent, & self-published. " —The San Francisco Book Review
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: $20 Off Entry Fee through December 31, 2017!
BONUS MARKETING PACKAGE! Every entry receives a 5-month listing on AmericanBookFest.com!
Fantastic Media & Sales Results for Winners & Finalists during the busy holiday retail season!
Publishing Industry Coverage for Winning Titles!
Open to all 2016-2018 Published Books with an ISBN.