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