Independent Press Award

is proud to announce the

2017 Distinguished Favorites 

Anthology to Business: Entrepreneurship & Small Business
Anthology
Anthology

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 32. David Farland (Editor)

Anthology
Anthology

A Second, Less Capable, Head by James Hanna

Audiobook
Audiobook

Power of Breaking Fear by Tim S. Marshall

Biography: Historical
Biography: Historical

Columbus The Untold Story by Manuel Rosa

Bk Cover Design Nonfiction
Bk Cover Design Nonfiction

The Book of Now by Sherry Rentschler

Bk Cover Design Childrens
Bk Cover Design Childrens

Dear Pope Francis: The Pope Answers Letters from Children Around the World, Pope Francis

Bk Cover Design Fiction
Bk Cover Design Fiction

The Beauty Fools by Kid Author

Bk Design Interior Nonfiction
Bk Design Interior Nonfiction

Pittsburgh to Cadiz: What's the Difference? Part One by Mitchell Phillips McCrady

Bus: Entrepreneurship & Small B
Bus: Entrepreneurship & Small B

Think Outside The Bottle: The Product Entre...by Duane Thompson with Cheryl Ross

Business: General to Childrens: Inspirational/Motivational
Business: General
Business: General

Driving to Perfection by Brian L. Fielkow

Business: General
Business: General

Powerhouse: Insider Accounts into the World's Top High-performance Organizations by Brian MacNeice and James Bowen

Business: General
Business: General

Auto Empire by Eric Choi

Business: General
Business: General

Supervision Matters: 100 Bite-Sized Ideas to Transform You and Your Team by Rita Sever

Business: Motivational
Business: Motivational

Growing Your Business Can Be As Fun & Easy As Giving Candy To Strangers by Stan Holden

Career
Career

Cracking the Code to a Successful Interview: 15 Insider Secrets from a Top-Level Recruiter by Evan Pellett

Childrens: Fiction
Childrens: Fiction

Bedtime for Buzzy by T. J. Hackworth

Childrens: Fiction
Childrens: Fiction

Courageous Gilbert the Groundhog by Regina E. McCarthy

Childrens Inspirational
Childrens Inspirational

Can a Princess Be a Firefighter? by Carole P. Roman

Childrens-Inspirational/Motivational (continued) to General Fiction
Childrens Inspirational
Childrens Inspirational

The Prince and the Flea by Co-authored by Jade Diane and her mother

Childrens Inspirational
Childrens Inspirational

Let's Go On A Letter Hunt: An Alphabet Adventure by Spell-It-Out Photos

Childrens: Nonfiction
Childrens: Nonfiction

Ice Queen: Exploring Icebergs and Glaciers by Anna Prokos

Christian
Christian

Stories of Jesus: 40 Days of Prayer and Reflection by Joseph F. Gircone

Death & Dying
Death & Dying

Talk to Me by Donna M. Zadunajsky

Epic Fantasy
Epic Fantasy

Primeval Orgins: Path of Anguish by Brett Vonsik

Erotica
Erotica

Next to Never Shattered Innocence Trilogy by A. L. Long

Friendship
Friendship

There Is Always More To Say by Lynda Young Spiro

General Fiction
General Fiction

The Vicissitudes of Fortune by Bob Siqveland

General Fiction (continued) to History: United States
General Fiction
General Fiction

Elegy: A Novel by Edward F. Finch

Grief
Grief

HELP ME! by Donna M. Zadunajsky

Grief
Grief

Stars at Night: When Darkness Unfolds as Light by Paula D'Arcy

Historical Fiction
Historical Fiction

An American Family Sampler by Donald Mazzella

Historical Fiction
Historical Fiction

The Berkeley Girl: In Paris, 1968 by Elise Frances Miller

Historical Fiction
Historical Fiction

1066 What Fates Impose by G K Holloway

Historical Fiction
Historical Fiction

All We Left Behind: Virginia Reed and the Donner Party by Nancy Herman

Historical Fiction
Historical Fiction

The Coachman by Susan Gibbs

History: United States
History: United States

The American Presidency for Beginners by Justin Slaughter Doty

History: United States (continued) to Juvenile Fiction

History: United States
History: United States

Jockey Hollow: Where a Forgotten Army Persevered to Win America's Freedom by Rosalie Lauerman

Holiday
Holiday

The Dangerous Christmas Ornament by Bob Siegel

Holiday
Holiday

Pumpkin Spirits by Mark MIlbrath

Horror
Horror

Dion: A Tale of the Highway by Jonathan Maas

Humor
Humor

Midlife Happy Hour-Our Reward for Surviving Careers, Kids, and Chaos by Elaine Ambrose

Humor
Humor

Tools of the Trade by Philip B. Persinger

Humor
Humor

BIG & Fabulous, The Life and Times of Brenda Cankles by Randi M. Sherman

Inspirational
Inspirational

Troubled Mother, Troubled Son by Sandra Anderson

Juvenile Fiction
Juvenile Fiction

The Golden Anchor: Pie Rats Book 6 by Cameron Stelzer

Juvenile Non-Fiction to Literary Fiction
Juvenile Nonfiction
Juvenile Nonfiction

If You Were Me and Lived in... Germany by Carol P. Roman

Leadership
Leadership

The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever by Michael B. Stanier

Leadership
Leadership

Leadership Lessons from the Volkswagen Saga by Steven Howard

A Book of Revelations
A Book of Revelations

A Book of Revelations by A. C. Burch

LGBTQ Fiction
LGBTQ Fiction

Lost In The Starlight by Kiki Archer

LGBTQ Fiction
LGBTQ Fiction

Born Out of Wedlock by Lyn Gardner

Literary Fiction
Literary Fiction

East of Coker by Andy Owen

Literary Fiction
Literary Fiction

Peregrine Island by Diane B. Saxton

Literary Fiction
Literary Fiction

Tuesday Nights in 1980 by Molly Prentiss

Memoir to New Fiction (First Time Published)
Memoir
Memoir

Veronica's Grave: A Daughter's Memoir by Barbara Bracht Donsky

Memoir
Memoir

Not Exactly Love: A Memoir by Betty Hafner

Memoir
Memoir

Fishing With Hyenas by Theresa Mathews

Multicultural
Multicultural

Jesse Glen by Alan Burke

Mystery
Mystery

Nobody's Safe Here by Bill Percy

Mystery
Mystery

Last Seen: A Dr. Pepper Hunt Mystery by J. L. Doucette

Mystery
Mystery

Breakaway by Valentine Cardinale

Mystery
Mystery

The History Major A Novella by Michael Phillip Cash

New Fiction (First Time Published)
New Fiction (First Time Published)

Salamanders of the Silk Road by Christopher Smith

New Fiction (First Time Published) to Romantic Suspense
New Fiction (First Time Published)
New Fiction (First Time Published)

Forks, Knives, and Spoons by Leah DeCesare

Photography
Photography

Layers Of Brilliance: The Journey of Japanese Lacquer Tools by Kendall H. Brown and Clare Ellis Graham

NYC Big Book Award
NYC Big Book Award

Coming This Fall www.NYCBigBookAward.com

Picture Books: Ages 4-8
Picture Books: Ages 4-8

The Emperor and the Seed by Carl Sommer

Picture Books: Ages 4-8
Picture Books: Ages 4-8

Rocket-Bye by Carole P. Roman

Poetry
Poetry

Bastards of the Reagan Era by Reginald D. Betts

Poetry
Poetry

HOLOGLYPHS - Twilight Fields by S.K.Yeatts

Political Thriller
Political Thriller

Shoot the Moon by S. P. Perone

Romantic Suspense
Romantic Suspense

Answers For Julie by Cate Beauman

Science Fiction to Suspense
Science Fiction
Science Fiction

The Alienation of Courtney Hoffman by Brady Stefani

Science Fiction
Science Fiction

Moonstroke by Blaine C. Readler

Short Stories
Short Stories

View by Glen Pourciau

Short Stories
Short Stories

Monsters by Karen Brennan

Short Stories
Short Stories

Let Me Tell a Story: A Mix of Short Fiction and Memoir by Paul Betit

Social/Political Change
Social/Political Change

Prison Industrial Complex for Beginners by James Braxton Peterson

Specialty Books
Specialty Books

Wit & Wisdom by Brenda Star

Suspense
Suspense

The Torch is Passed: A Harding Family Story by Bill Powers

Suspense
Suspense

Switch by Geoffrey Visgilio

Thriller to Women's Issues
Thriller
Thriller

The Pharm House: A Harding Family Story by Bill Powers

Thriller
Thriller

Powderhole by Blaine C. Readler

Thriller
Thriller

The Custer Conspiracy by Dennis Koller

Travel
Travel

Vagabonding with Kids: by A. K. Turner

Travel
Travel

Lost, Kidnapped, Eaten Alive! by Laurie McAndish King

Travel
Travel

Greetings from by Campbell Jefferys

Visionary Fiction
Visionary Fiction

Letters to Alice by King Grossman

Women's Fiction
Women's Fiction

The Ropes That Bind: Based on a True Story of Child Sexual Abuse by Tracy Stopler

Women's Issues
Women's Issues

The Full Catastrophe: A Memoir by Karen Elizabeth Lee

Women's Issues (continued) to Young Adult Fiction
Women's Issues
Women's Issues

Finding Baby Ruth by Sara Hoffman

World Literature
World Literature

Jesus and Magdalene by JOÃO CERQUEIRA

Writing and Publishing
Writing and Publishing

Navigating Indieworld: A Beginner’s Guide to Self-Publishing and Marketing Your Book by J.A. Gerber and Carole P. Roman

Writing and Publishing
Writing and Publishing

Emotional Beats: How to Easily Convert your Writing into Palpable Feelings by Nicholas C. Rossis

Young Adult Fiction
Young Adult Fiction

Enlightened by Billie Kowalewski

Young Adult Fiction
Young Adult Fiction

The Magnum Opus by Christopher & Christine Kezelos