Independent Press Award

announces the

2020 Winners

The Measure of Ella
by Toni Bird Jones
Addiction & Recovery
Addiction, Attachment, Trauma and Recovery: The Power of Connection, First Edition
by Oliver J. Morgan
African American
Maria Patia: Away We Go!
by Lisa Grant
Molly Gets Her Wheels
by Sherry Carnahan
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Fall contest: Now accepting submissions from ALL publishers
Our Prince of Scribes:
Writers Remember Pat Conroy
Nicole Seitz and Jonathan Haupt, editors
Check out past winners!
50 Ways to Love Wine More: Adventures in Wine Appreciation by Jim Laughren, CWE
The Gathering Storm in America
by Thomas N. Mills, Narration: Mara Purl
China In Another Time: A Personal Story
by Claire Malcolm Lintilhac, Author;
Doug Wilhelm, Editor.
Come On, America: The Inspirational Journey of Ambassador Dave Phillips
by Mary Bogest, Foreword by Nido R. Qubein
Biography: Historical
The Bourbon King: The Life and Crimes of George Remus, Prohibition's Evil Genius
by Bob Batchelor
Book Cover Design Fiction
Junkyard at No Town
by J.C. Myers
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Book Cover Design Nonfiction
The Telling Image:
Shapes of Changing Times
by Lois F. Stark
Book Interior Design
Visual Collaboration: A Powerful Toolkit for Improving Meetings, Projects, and Processes
by Ole Qvist-Sorensen, Loa Baastrup
Business-Entrepreneurship & Small Business
The Non-Obvious Guide To Small Business Marketing (Without A Big Budget)
by Rohit Bhargava
Non Obvious Megatrends: How to See What Others Miss and Predict the Future
by Rohit Bhargava
Lessons From My Grandfather:
Lessons for Success in Business and Life
by Marc Charles Demetriou
Better Off Bald:
A Life in 147 Days
by Andrea Wilson Woods
Always Eat Left Handed: 15 Surprising Secrets For Killing It At Work And In Real Life
by Rohit Bhargava
A Most Meaningful Life,
My Dad and Alzheimer's
by Trish Laub
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Pickles the Dog, Adopted by Kat Socks was a Book Cover Design-Children Books 2019 winner
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Getting the Best Care Rescue Your Loved One from the Healthcare Conveyor Belt
by Margaret Fitzpatrick, MS, RN, CRNA
"Pogo the Porpoise with a Purpose"- A Serious Appeal to Kids for Ocean Life, Conservation, and Climate Change by Lorie Givens
Maxzyne Meets the Mannequins
by Caroline Lee
On The Day You Were Born
by Deborah Chalmers
Children's-Religion Fiction
The Struggle for Fenland: Quietly We Fall
by M Byron (Author), Sakshi Mangal (Illustrator)
Children's-Religion Nonfiction
Pope Francis Says...
by Pope Francis
Children's-Short Stories
New World Echoes
Jennifer Courtney
On Faith
by Pope Francis
Books for Your Collection
Stock up on Winners and Favorites!
Coffee Table Book
The Telling Image:
Shapes of Changing Times
by Lois F. Stark
Comics & Graphic Novels
Astral Evolution
by Ariel Medel, Artist; Jay Magnum, Author, Creator; Brian Augustyn, Author
Tastes & Treasures II:
A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona
by Historical League
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Crime Fiction
The Best Lousy Choice:
An Ed Earl Burch Novel
by Jim Nesbitt
Cross Genre
The Discovery
by Patrick Garry
Cultural and Social Issues
Inconvenient Memories: A Personal Account of the Tiananmen Square Incident and China Before and After by Anna Wang
Current Events
Placebocracy and Other Ailments: A Classical Liberal Take on America Today
by Mark J. Hartwig
Death & Dying
Victorious Heart: Finding Hope and Healing
After a Devastating Loss
by Kim Peacock
Goodbye Homeboy: How My Students
Drove Me Crazy and Inspired a Movement
by Steve Mariotti
The Silent Killer Below:
Hunting and Healing Geopathic Stress
by Robert Egby
Epic Fantasy
Primeval Origins: Rise of Serpents
by B.A. Vonsik
The Missing Spirit (Eternity Departs)
by P. J. Maia
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Fine Arts
HUMAN: The Art of Beth Cavener
by Garth Clark
General Fiction
Days Are Gone
by Alan Watt
Gift Books
Mistral: The Legendary Wind of Provence
by Rachel Cobb
Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Vol.2, 2nd Ed.: Water-Harvesting Earthworks
by Brad Lancaster
"When Will it Stop Hurting?":
One Man's Journey Through Grief
by Glenn Cameron
Health and Fitness
A Nation of Unwell: What's Gone Wrong?
by Kristine L. Gedroic, MD, and Valerie A. Latona
Historial Fiction
by Andrew Lam
Frankish Splendor & Valor in Celtic Europe
by Jacqueline Widmar Stewart
A Christmas Carol
by Norman Whaler
Home & Garden
Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Guiding Principles to Welcome Rain into Your Life and Landscape by Brad Lancaster
by Daniel O'Connor
I Just Want to Paint: Mixing the Colors You Want!
by Carol A. McIntyre
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Humor & Wit
Dodging Satan: My Irish/Italian sometimes awesome, but mostly creepy, childhood.
by Kathleen Zamboni McCormick
Out of the Bronx- A Memoir
by Irene Sardanis
The Hard Break: The Case For The 24/6 Lifestyle
by Aaron Edelheit
Juvenile Fiction
by Mary E. Sandford
The Leadership Lab: Understanding Leadership in the 21st Century
by Chris Lewis, Pippa Malmgren
Legal Thriller
Justice Gone
by N. Lombardi Jr
by Lyn Gardner
LGBTQIA Nonfiction
Pride Leadership: Strategies for the LGBTQ+ Leader to be the King or Queen of their Jungle
by Dr. Steven R. Yacovelli
Literary Fiction
Cooperative Lives
by Patrick Finegan
Marketing & Public Relations
ABM is B2B.: Why B2B Marketing and Sales is Broken and How to Fix it
by Sangram Vajre & Eric Spett
Medical Thriller
The Imperfect Offering
by Gary McCarragher
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Remembering Shanghai: A Memoir of Socialites, Scholars and Scoundrels
by Claire Chao, Isabel Sun Chao
Men's Health
Got Testosterone? Men—Return to the Sexier, Stronger, Smarter You!
by Dr. Kathy Maupin
Military Fiction
Angels and Patriots Book Two
by Salina B Baker
Military History
Edison 64: A Tragedy in Vietnam and at Home
by Richard Sand
Military Nonfiction
The Stars Are Lined Up for Military Spouses for Federal Careers
by Kathryn Troutman
Mind, Body, Spirit
Embodying Soul: A Return to Wholeness
by Keri Mangis
Multicultural Fiction
The Opium Lord's Daughter
by Robert Wang
Spent Identity (Annalisse Series)
by Marlene M. Bell
New Fiction
Tupelo Honey
by Lis Anna-Langston
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New Nonfiction
Remembering Shanghai: A Memoir of Socialites, Scholars and Scoundrels
by Claire Chao, Isabel Sun Chao
Paranormal Romance
by Diane Wald
Paranormal Thriller
How to Experience Death for Beginners
by Jessica Branton
Parenting & Family
Off The Rails: One Family's Journey Through Teen Addiction
by Susan Burrowes
Personal Growth
Lifescale: How to Live a More Creative, Productive, and Happy Life
by Brian Solis
The Persistence of Liberty:
An American Philosophy
by David Netherton
Mistral: The Legendary Wind of Provence
by Rachel Cobb
Picture Books - Ages 4-8
The Little Drop
by R.C. Ealing
Picture Books Preschool
by Raven Howell
Picture Books - All Ages
Please Don't Say An X Word
by W. Nikola-Lisa
Life in Suspension
by Helene Cardona
RESTORE TRUST Economic Solutions to Current Social and Political Issues in the U.S.
by Werner Neff
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Political Thriller
Dark Data: Control, Alt, Delete
by Douglas J. Wood
Psychological Thriller
Tell on You
by Freda Hansburg
Race Relations
From Liberty to Magnolia: In Search of the American Dream
by Janice S. Ellis
Religion Fiction
The Discovery by Patrick Garry
Religion: Nonfiction
Celibate: A Memoir
by Maria Giura
A Dangerous Liberty
by Mary Sheeran
Romantic Suspense
Burning Candles
by Sue Star and Bill Beatty
Books for Your Collection
Buy winners from this year and years past.
Sales & Marketing
The Transparency Sale: How Unexpected Honesty and Understanding the Buying Brain Can Transform Your Results by Todd Caponi
Science Fiction
Primeval Origins: Rise of Serpents
by B.A. Vonsik
Self Help: General
The Breakthrough in Two Acts: Breaking the Spells of Painful Emotions and Finding the Calm in the Present Moment by Fredric Hartman, Ph.D.
Self-Help: Motivational
A Year of Living Kindly: Choices That Will Change Your Life and the World Around You
by Donna Cameron
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Self-Help: Spiritual
Small Simple Ways: An Ignatian Daybook for Healthy Spiritual Living
by Vinita Hampton Wright
Short Stories
A Way Out of Nowhere
by Nancy Gerber
Small Books
Smart Pretender
by Allison Joseph
Social/Political Change
Reframing Poverty: New Thinking and Feeling About Humanity's Greatest Challenge
by Eric Meade
Specialty Books
Market Forces: Strategic Trends Impacting Senior Living Providers
by Jill J. Johnson
The White Light: A Limitless Reality
by Helena Steiner-Hornsteyn
Sports Fiction
The Providence of Basketball
by Rick Collins
Sports Nonfiction
EPHPHATHA: Growing Up Profoundly Deaf and Not Dumb in the Hearing World: A Basketball Player’s Dr. Thomas M. Caulfield
Countdown America
by M.C. Fox
Blockchain Babel: The Crypto Craze
and the Challenge to Business
by Igor Pejic
Legacy of Lies
by Janet K. Shawgo
Your Crocodile has Arrived: More True Stories from a Curious Traveler
by Laurie McAndish King
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True Crime
His Garden: Conversations with a Serial Killer
by Anne K. Howard
Visionary Fiction
Hypnosis, A Return to the Past
by Maria Inês Rebelo
A Nation of Unwell: What's Gone Wrong?
by Kristine L. Gedroic, MD, and Valerie A. Latona
Western Historical Fiction
Sarah's Secret:
A Western Tale of Betrayal and Forgiveness
by Beverly Scott
Women's Fiction
Josephine's Daughter:
The Golden City Book Five
by A.B. Michaels
Women's Issues
A Unicorn in my Forest; A Rabbit in my Bed
by Michelle O'Hare
Young Adult Fiction
Street of Storytellers
by Doug Wilhelm
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