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AWARDS CEREMONY for Winners and Distinguished Favorites: 

June 24, 2024: 7pm - 10pm​

A LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS ARE NOW LEFT

Attendees (both winners & distinguished favorites) will be provided:

* Photo opportunities start on upper terrace & award screen starting after 6pm

Photos by Dan D'Errico (The New York Times, W Magazine, Vogue and Beauty Fashion)

* Sit down dinner

* Acknowledgement of Independent Press Award / NYC Big Book Award in attendance 

* Photo opportunities (On Stage, Front of Award Screen, additional opps)

* Recognized in an issue of the Independent Press Award magazine

* Gift bag

* Chance to win prizes including a free book video trailer or video reel, bookmarks and

additional book seals to sponsor donated gift cards and book services​​​​​​​

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$189. per person  *  Table of eight, $1200; or Table of ten, $1450.

 

Dress code is Black-tie optional: suits & dresses are acceptable (since we do have other cultures in attendance, we are requesting those in attendance to respect that this is an award's ceremony) as we want to look great and have fun. 

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June 24th BOOK AWARDS Dinner only - nonrefundable

Sunday, June 23, 5:30pm Wine Tasting

with author Michael C. Higgins

Six selected wines & appetizers

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SPECIAL HOTEL RATES​  Venue is Doubletree by Hilton Newark Airport, Re-designed and Renovated, 128 Frontage Road, Newark, NJ 07114. Special hotel rates for both Sunday and Monday nights, LIMITED ROOMS, currently available with our link of ONLY $169/night plus taxes and fees. 

Convenient FREE 24 hour shuttle service

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Awards Dinner in main ballroom June 24

Upper terrace under the glass ceiling.

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Brand new fitness center now open

Upper Terrace overlooks Indoor pool

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Jayson Adams

Santa Monica, CA

Science Fiction

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Lowell E. Baier with Christopher E. Segal

Bethesda, MD

Environment AND History: United States

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Rey A. Banda

Georgetown, TX

Animals-Pets

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Jeff Beamish

Surrey, BC, Canada

Visionary Fiction

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Mark Berridge

Coorparoo, Australia

Inspiration

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Danielle Camer

North Wollongong, Australia

Picture Books-All Ages

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JC Compton

Overland Park, KS

LGBTQ Fiction

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David A. Jones

Louisville, KY

Memoir

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Monique de Maio

Fair Lawn, NJ

Women's Issues

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Michael Dow, RN, MS

Tucson, AZ

Childrens: Educational Series

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Natalie V Frazao

British Columbia, Canada

Poetry - Love, Life & Family

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James Harris

Grand Prairie, TX

Personal Finance

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Laurel Anne Hill

Orinda, CA

Anthology

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Joseph Howse

Halifax, NS, Canada

Literary Fiction

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Gerald Everett Jones

Santa Monica, CA

Romantic Comedy

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Michele Kwasniewski

San Clemente, CA

Teen

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Chris Lengle

Ogden, UT

Medical Nonfiction

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Matthew J. Louis

Cincinnati, OH

How-to

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Dr. Josh McConkey

Apex, NC

Motivational

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Esther Mollica

Union, NJ

LGBTQ Nonfiction

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Carla Crane Osborne

Meridian, ID

Book Cover Design-Childrens

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Dr. Sherrie Poitier-Liscombe

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Friendship

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Jim Reiman

Evanston, IL

Audiobook: Nonfiction

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David Rockwell

Okemos, MI

Coffee-table Book

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Parris Sheets

Mesa, AZ

Epic Fantasy

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Cheryl Strauss Einhorn

Rye, NY

Psychology

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Deborah Tant

Queensland, Australia

Childrens: Animals/Pets

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Grace Torres-Hodges

Pensacola, FL

Medical Nonfiction

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Hadley Vega

Roswell, NM

Young Adult Fiction

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Benjamin M. Weilert

Colorado Springs, CO

How-to

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Xuemo

Aurora, IL

Literary Fiction

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Terence Ang

Singapore

Inspiration

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Lowell E. Baier, John F. Organ, and Christopher E. Segal

Bethesda, MD

Environment AND Nature

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Jessica Bantom

Bowie, MD

Cultural and Social Issues

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Edward Belfar

Columbia, MD

Humor/Satire

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Laurisa Brandt

Annville, PA

Science Fiction

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Rumki Chowdhury

Paterson, NJ

Multicultural Fiction

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Derek Corsaro

Las Vegas, NV

Young Adult Fiction

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Dr Joel A. Davis Brown

San Francisco, CA

LGBTQ Nonfiction

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Dr. Mark DeYoung

Fort Worth, TX

Marriage

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Judie Dziezak

Hoffman Estates, IL

Personal Growth

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Jamie Andrea Garzot

Indianapolis, IN

Business-Entrepreneurship & Small Business

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T.W. Harvey

Shaker Heights, OH

Military Fiction

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Beth Ann Hooper

Manchester, NH (Moved from Schoonhoven, Netherlands)

Book Cover Design-Nonfiction

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Otto H. Iglesias

Newport, RI

Hispanic

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Eugina Jordan

Myrtle Beach, SC

Leadership

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T.E. Lane

Huntersville, NC

Paranormal Mystery/Thriller

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Suzanne Lezotte

Westlake Village, CA

Parenting and Family

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Theresa Lynn

Aldan, PA

Picture Books - Ages 4-8

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Mary E. McDonald

Austin, TX

New Fiction (First-time Published)

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Nadia Davis

Seal Beach, CA

New Nonfiction (First-time Published) + Memoir

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Amy S. Peele

Novato, CA

Medical Mystery

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Mohan Ranga Rao

Karnataka, India

Spirituality

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Keven Renken

Tampa, FL

LGBTQIA Fiction

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Mariela Rodriguez

Toms River, NJ

Spiritual

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Suzanne Smith

Hayward, CA

Romance

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Heather Leigh Strom

Manitou Springs, CO

Animals-Pets

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Angela Terry

San Francisco, CA

Chick-Lit

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Georja Umano

Santa Monica, CA

Animals/Pets

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Vicki Reed

Lexington, KY

Legal Thriller

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Sterlin D. Williams

Southaven, MS

Cultural & Social Issues

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Ernesto Atkinson

Milwaukee, WI

Fine Arts

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Morgan Baker

Cambridge, MA

Parenting & Family

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Elaine Bapis

Salt Lake City, UT 84109

Coffee-table Book AND Cookbook: Regional

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David Benjamin

Madison, WI

Romantic Suspense

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Caytlyn Brooke

Elmira, NY

Urban Fantasy

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Jessica Clancy

Spring, TX

Christian

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Steven Dale Davison

Pennington, NJ

Cross Genre

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Katherine Davis-Gibbon

Santa Fe, NM

Childrens: Inspirational/Motivational

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Kristen Donnelly & Erin Hinson

Yardley, PA

Leadership

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Peter Eliott

Amagansett, NY

Fantasy

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Tong Ge

Alberta, Canada

New Fiction

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Donna Marie Hayes

New York, NY

African American Nonfiction

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H.L. Howard

Fairfield, CT

Religion: Fiction

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Kevin Wayne Johnson

Clarksville, MD

Religion Nonfiction

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Judy Kelly

Rockville, MD

Religion-Fiction

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Barbara Lane

United States

Memoir

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Linda Drattell and Eve Marie Little, Illustrated by Marc Vicente

Union City, CA

Childrens: Fiction

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Marty Ohlhaut and Grace Ly

Charlotte, NC

Travelogue

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Rebecca Miller

Foster, RI

Young Adult Fiction

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Muhammad Obaidur Rahim

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Biography: Historical

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Anna Pierre

Port St. Lucie, FL

New Nonfiction (First-time Published)

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Robin Reams

Middlesex, NC

Action/Adventure

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Samantha Richardson

Ontario, Canada

Business: General

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Claire N. Rubman

Saint James, NY

Education

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Gary E Smith

Hayward, CA

Thriller

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Shane Svorec

Hillsdale, NJ

Inspirational

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Jeanine Thompson

Prior Lake, MN

Inspiration

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Kathleen Vallee Stein

Monrovia, CA

Caregiving: Specialized

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JW Warner

Edison, NJ

Fantasy

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Lee Woodman

Washington, DC

Poetry

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