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Independent Press Award
2024 Distinguished Favorites

A Magazine About Publishing

Printed Word

BookCAMP

Anthology

Multiple Authors

Living With Demons

Audiobook: Nonfiction

Minette Norman

The Boldly Inclusive Leader: Transform the Workplace (and the World) by Valuing the Differences Within

Book Cover Design-Childrens

Carla Crane Osborne

Gona's Halloween Hunt

Book Cover Design-Nonfiction

Jessica Bantom

Design for Identity: How to Design Authentically for a Diverse World

Business: Entrepreneurship & Small Business

Artemis Doupa

Design & Grow : The six-step method to reach your creative business potential, grow profits and get your design time back

Business: General

Justin Follin with David Butlein Greenspan (co-author)

Be a Better Team by Friday: A Playbook for High-Performance Business Leaders

Business: Motivational

Raven Jemison

More Than Representation: The Cheat Codes to Own Your Seat at the Table

Career

Neill McKee

My University of the World: Adventures of an International Film & Media Maker

Childrens: Fiction

Teresa Mae Waterland

The Magical Adventures of Quizzle and Pinky Palm

Childrens: Holiday

David Lane

I Have Questions, Lots and Lots of Questions: A True Story of Christmas

Childrens: Inspirational/Motivational

Etty Burk

Aaron the Different -- A Story of Courage, Belonging, and Acceptance

Childrens: Nonfiction

Phil Riggs

Our Environment's Friends

Christian

Lori Ann Wood

Divine Detour: The Path You'd Never Choose Can Lead to the Faith You've Always Wanted

Comics and Graphic Novels

Conrad J. Storad

Story Monster’s S.T.E.A.M. chronicles. Book one, Night watchers : nocturnal creatures of North America : coyotes, snakes, owls, spiders, and more

Crime Fiction

David Benjamin

Dead Shot

Cross Genre

Irene Skyriver

Paddling with Spirits - A Solo Kayak Journey

Cultural and Social Issues

Dr. Sherrie Poitier-Liscombe

The Adventures of Sherrie and Chubbie 2 Tolerance

Environment

Chris Johnston, Ed Sobey

The Arrival of the Electric Car

General Fiction

Joshua S. Narins

Clear-Cuts

Gift Books

Denise Lee Branco

Dog at the Tinsel Tree: Susie's Story

Historical Fiction

Mary Hutchings Reed

Free Spirits: A novel of free love, faith, and frauds in 1860s New York

Historical Fiction

Michelle E. Shores

The Gathering Room: A Tale of Nelly Butler

How-to

Benjamin M. Weilert

Stop Screaming!: A Beginner's Guide to Homemade Ice Cream

Inspiration

Terence Ang

Emerging From the Dark: Stroke...The Untold Stories

Inspiration

Risa August

The Road Unpaved - Border to Border with a Brain Tumor and a Bike

Judaism

Peter Kupfer

The Glassmaker’s Son: Looking for the World My Father Left Behind in Nazi Germany

LGBTQ Nonfiction

Jobert E. Abueva

Boy Wander - A Coming of Age Memoir

LGBTQ Nonfiction

Dr Joel A. Davis Brown

The Souls of Queer Folk: How Understanding LGBTQ+ Culture Can Transform Your Leadership Practice

Leadership

Kristen Donnelly & Erin Hinson

The Culture of Burnout: Why Your Exhaustion is Not Your Fault

Legal Thriller

Roger N. Messer, J.D.

Tort Wars

Literary Fiction

Scott Dimovitz

The Joy Divisions

Medical Nonfiction

Shilpi Pradhan

Goodbye, Dry Eye!

Medical Thriller

JJ Savaunt

Barren

Memoir

Barbara Lane

Broken Water: An Extraordinary True Story

Memoir

Katy McQuaid

Humble Yet Fierce: My Life Behind the Curtain of the CIA

Men’s Health

Tyler Wittkofsky

(Not) Alone - 2nd Edition

Middle Grade

Robin Landry

The Conspiracy Page, First Encounter

Military Fiction

Helena P. Schrader

Moral Fibre: A Bomber Pilot's Story

Military Nonfiction

Tae-hyok Kim and Nicole Kim Rogers

Beyond the Border

Military Nonfiction

John Thomas Hoffman

The Saigon Guns

Multicultural Fiction

Derek Corsaro

Winkle and Aster

Mystery

Betty Jean Craige

PARROT SANCTUARY: A Witherston Murder Mystery

Mystery

Phil Bayly

Witch Window: a Murder on Skis Mystery

New Adult Fiction

Kristy Lee

Drops of Sunlight

New Nonfiction

Harvey Lee

Backstage Pass: A Business Book That's Far From Conventional

Novella

Antonia Gavrihel

BACK TO ONE: Take 3 Cinéma Vérité

Paranormal Romance

T.K. Conklin

Outlaw's Redemption

Personal Growth

Chris Prange-Morgan MA, MSW

Broken, Brave and Bittersweet: Forging Fiercely Through Disability, Parenthood and Other Misadventures

Philosophy

Kris Wilder & Lawrence Kane

Clarity vs. Chaos: Sun Tzu's Rules for Life and War

Picture Books-Ages 4-8

Susan Marie Chapman

Grumpy Lost And Found In Naples

Picture Books-All Ages

Dr Danielle Camer

Sophie Won't Sleep

Poetry - Love, Life & Family

Connie Post

Broken Metronome

Poetry - Love, Life & Family

Clem Stambaugh

The Ghosts of Gold: The poetry of Clem Stambaugh

Poetry - Nature & Spirit

S. K. Yeatts

HOLOGLYPHS II - Afterlight

Political Thriller

M. B. Zucker

The Middle Generation: A Novel of John Quincy Adams and the Monroe Doctrine

Reference

Amnon Kabatchnik

Courtroom Dramas on the Stage

Romantic Comedy

J Rose Black

Losing My Breath

Romantic Suspense

S.M. West

Griffin

Science Fiction

Neal Holtschulte

Crew of Exiles

Short Stories

Elle Stockton

Deadly Geminis and Other Short Stories: Fictional tales on a ride of twists, turns and the unexpected

Short Stories

Bronwyn Hughes (Author), Kat Sharp (Illustrator)

Swing Bridge: Stories

Spirituality

Mike Fiorito

Mescalito Riding His White Horse

Techno-thriller

Jeff Sheckter

The Daedalus Protocol

Thriller

Gary Born

The File

Travelogue

Editors: Linda Watanabe McFerrin and Laurie McAndish King

Wandering in Japan: The Spirit of Tokyo, Kyoto and Beyond

Visionary Fiction

Dustin Grinnell

The Healing Book

Women's Fiction

Margaret Klaw

Every Other Weekend

Women's Fiction

Patricia Leavy

The Location Shoot: A Novel

Women's Issues

Monique de Maio

The 7 Secrets to Creating a Life You Love: A Practical Guide for Women in Leadership

Writing and Publishing

Claudine Wolk and Julie Murkette

Get Your Book Seen And Sold: The Essential Book Marketing Guide

Young Adult Fiction

Jerri Chisholm

The Sordid Selection: A YA Cyberpunk Fantasy Romance series

Young Adult Fiction

Derek Corsaro

Winkle and Aster

Action/Adventure

Robin Reams

Aboard Blackbeard's Queen

Audiobook: Fiction

S.M. West

Griffin

Biography: General

Charmayne Samuelson

SPENCER MacCALLUM Memories-Mystique-Mata Ortiz

Book Cover Design-Childrens

Lauren Lee

The Girl and the Lock on Her Heart

Business: Entrepreneurship & Small Business

Dorine Rivers, PhD, PMP

Brain to Bank: How to Get Your Idea Out of Your Head and Cash In

Business: Entrepreneurship & Small Business

Robert Radi, Ph.D.

INCEPTION MINDSET: The Contextual Art and Science of Leading in a Permanently Complex World

Business: General

Jim Reiman

Negotiation Simplified

Business: Motivational

Minette Norman

The Boldly Inclusive Leader: Transform the Workplace (and the World) by Valuing the Differences Within

Career

Annie Margarita Yang

The 5-Day Job Search: Proven Strategies To Answering Tough Interview Questions & Getting Multiple Job Offers

Childrens: Fiction

Linda Drattell and Eve Marie Little

Who Wants to be Friends With a Dragon?

Childrens: Holiday

Craig M. Porter Rollins

The Christmas I Almost Scared Santa Away

Childrens: Inspirational/Motivational

Katy McQuaid

Everybody Loves Grace: A True Story of Grace's Adventure to Pennsylvania

Childrens: Religion Fiction

Dr. Sherrie Poitier-Liscombe

The Adventures of Sherrie and Chubbie

Christian Fiction

Tekoa Manning

Walter: The Homeless Man

Cookbooks: General

Mimi Smith-Dvorak

Too Many Eggs

Crime Fiction

Corey Lynn Fayman

Gillespie Field Groove:A Rolly Waters Mystery

Cross Genre

Steven Dale Davison

The Road to Continental Heart: Befriending, and Defending, the Spirit of North America

Environment

Robert Egby

BATTLEGROUND GEOSTRESS: How to Recognize and Fight the Silent Killer

Fantasy

Kathryn Malcolm

Shadow of the Scholar

General Fiction

Arthur Byrd

Crossing Lake Pontchartrain

Grief

Holly Margl

Witnessing Grief: Inviting Trauma and Loss to Our Coaching Conversations, An Enneagram Perspective

Historical Fiction

Jon Howe

Shanghaied

Historical Fiction

Rebecca D'Harlingue

The Map Colorist: A Novel

Humor/Satire

Lawrence Kane & Kris Wilder

Hey Sensei!: Funny and Sometimes Insightful Things That Happened at the Dojo

Inspiration

M.K. Gonzales

Stroke Mosaique: Shattered into a Thousand Fragments and Pieces Together by Love

Inspiration

Aurita Maldonado

The Zen of Dancing in the Rain: Becoming One with the Storm

LGBTQ Fiction

Jack Fritscher

Castro Street Blues: A Covid Comedy of Gay San Francisco

LGBTQ Nonfiction

Adam Lieber

Dear Michael

Leadership

Joshua Berry

Dare to Be Naive: How to Find Your True Self in a Noisy World

Leadership

Eugina Jordan

UNLIMITED: The Seventeen Proven Laws for Success in a Workplace Not Designed for You

Literary Fiction

George Paxinos

A River Divided

Literary Fiction

Rebecca Kaiser Gibson

The Promise of a Normal Life

Medical Nonfiction

Chris Lengle

The Male Nurse Survival Guide

Medical Thriller

Audrey Gale

The Human Trial

Memoir

Ray Schoenke

Fat Girl Sings: Discovering, Embracing, and Leveraging Racial Identity on the Football Field, in Business, and in Life

Memoir

Richard Moss, MD

Matilda's Triumph

Middle Grade

Sheri Graubert

Molly Shipton, Secret Actress

Military Fiction

Joe Klingler

FLEE (NomaD Thriller Series)

Military Fiction

Don Mazzella

Ruler Of The Seas

Military Nonfiction

Michelle Black

Sacrifice: The Green Berets, A Fateful Ambush, And A Gold Star Widow's Fight For the Truth

Mind, Body, Spirit

Tracee Dunblazier

Your Crystal Allies: The 12 Best Gems and Minerals for Giving Love, Receiving Comfort, and Connecting with the Cosmos

Mystery

Michelle Cox

A Haunting at Linley, A Henrietta and Inspector Howard Novel

Mystery

Ken Tentarelli

Rebels in Pisa

Nature

William Frej

BLURRED BOUNDARIES: PERSPECTIVES ON ROCK ART OF THE GREATER SOUTHWEST

New Adult Fiction

Karuna Das

Sex, Drugs & Spiritual Enlightenment (but mostly the first two)

New Nonfiction

Laura Whitfield

Untethered: Faith, Failure, and Finding Solid Ground

Novella

Cristian Carrington

Forever & Always

Parenting & Family

Morgan Baker

Emptying the Nest: Getting Better at Goodbyes

Personal Growth

Janet Barrett

Stop The Break: From Surviving to Thriving and Catching Fire in Life

Picture Books - Preschool

Amanda Boyd

Edwin the Elephant’s First Night Alone

Picture Books-Ages 4-8

Jennifer Kvam

Sneaky Snobby

Picture Books-All Ages

Rebecca Atanassova

Your Heart Can Hold the Whole Universe

Poetry - Love, Life & Family

Athar C. Pavis

Pulled Pork in Paris

Poetry - Nature & Spirit

Irene Skyriver

A Woman's Life on the Edge of the Sea - Four Decades of Poetry

Poetry - Political / Social

Rooja Mohassessy

When Your Sky Runs Into Mine

Psychology

Kris Girrell

Learning to Feel: One Man's Path of Reconnecting to the Heart of Emotions

Regional

Alex Grand

Understanding Superhero Comic Books

Romantic Suspense

David Benjamin

Bistro Nights

Romantic Suspense

Mara Purl

Why Hearts Keep Secrets

Science Fiction

T.S. Simons

Project Hemisphere (Antipodes Book 1)

Short Stories

Jeff Kirchick

How Boys Learn

Short Stories

Michael Tabor

The Inquisition and Other Stories

Spirituality

Ray Catania

You Are Still Alive, Now Act Like It:
Empower, Elevate, and Enlighten Your Consciousness

Techno-thriller

Howard Berk & Peter Berk

TimeLock

Travelogue

Karin Konoval

On Constance

True Crime

David Pietrusza

Gangsterland: A Tour Through the Dark Heart of Jazz-Age New York City

Western Fiction

T.K. Conklin

Outlaw's Redemption

Women's Fiction

Bonnie MacDougall

Love, Ruthie

Women's Fiction

WilD

The Perfect Revenge: The Dragonfly Rises

Women’s Fiction

Hope Gibbs

Where the Grass Grows Blue

Writing and Publishing

Sarah Townsend

The Little Book of Confusables

Young Adult Fiction

Robin Reams

Unlocking Blackbeard's Skeletons

Young Adult Fiction

Steve Clark

Wriding on MAX

Addiction and Recovery

Rose Ann Forte

The Plans He Has For Me

Audiobook: Nonfiction

Karin Konoval

On Constance

Biography: Historical

Oren Schneider

The Apprentice of Buchenwald

Book Cover Design-Fiction

Mary Hutchings Reed

Free Spirits: A novel of free love, faith, and frauds in 1860s New York

Business: Entrepreneurship & Small Business

Gloria D'Anna, Zachary A. Collier

Cybersecurity for Entrepreneurs

Business: Entrepreneurship & Small Business

Ashley Kehr

Real Estate Rookie: 90 Days to Your First Investment

Business: Motivational

Juan Manuel Navarro Colin

Life Quality Projects: Learning from the Best in Business, the Arts, and Sports to Go from Ordinary to Extraordinary

Business: Motivational

Karolin Helbig & Minette Norman

The Psychological Safety Playbook: Lead More Powerfully by Being More Human

Childrens: Animals/Pets

Deborah Tant

Around our Swimming Pool - Book 2 - Series: The Life of Riley

Childrens: Holiday

Aaron James Sutch

A Christmas Legend: The Polar Penguins

Childrens: Inspirational/Motivational

Michael Simones

A Different Kind of Boy-A story about inclusion and making friends

Childrens: Inspirational/Motivational

Shreya Pradhan

Tara the Dolphin

Christian

Jared Acuña

All Battles End at Sunset

Coffee-table Book

David Rockwell

We Were The Ramchargers: Inside Drag Racing’s Legendary Team, Second Edition

Crime Fiction

Frank F Weber

Black and Blue

Crime Fiction

Douglas J. Wood

The Shakespeare Killer

Cultural and Social Issues

Jessica Bantom

Design for Identity: How to Design Authentically for a Diverse World

Environment

Todd Wilkinson

Ripple Effects: How To Save Yellowstone and America's Most Iconic Wildlife Ecosystem

Friendship

Dr. Sherrie Poitier-Liscombe

The Adventures of Sherrie and Chubbie Teen Life Series Bullying

General Fiction

Gary MacKnight

Leave a Mark

Hispanic/Latin

A. J. Sidransky

Incident at San Miguel

Historical Fiction

B.N. Rundell

The Covenant

History: United States

Dave Tabler

Delaware from Railways to Freeways

Inspiration

Jeanine Thompson

911 from your Soul

Inspiration

C.L. Olsen

The Home for Friendless Children

Judaism

A. J. Sidransky

Incident at San Miguel

LGBTQ Fiction

Alaina Erdell

Off the Menu

LGBTQ Nonfiction

Raven Jemison

More Than Representation: The Cheat Codes to Own Your Seat at the Table

Leadership

Robert Radi, Ph.D.

INCEPTION MINDSET: The Contextual Art and Science of Leading in a Permanently Complex World

Legal Thriller

Jodé Millman

The Empty Kayak

Literary Fiction

Angel A

Holy Parrot

Marriage

Dr. Mark DeYoung

Revolutionary Marriage: How to Have a Marriage that Changes the World

Medical Nonfiction

Andrew Lam

The Masters of Medicine

Memoir

Kenneth Nixon Jr

Born Into Crisis

Memoir