THE 15TH ANNUAL BEST BOOK AWARDS ANNOUNCE 2018 AWARD RECIPIENTS
Mainstream & Independent Titles Score Top Honors in the 15th Annual Best Book Awards
St. Martin's Press, Penguin/Random House, Simon and Schuster, Berkley, New World Library, Hay House, Llewellyn Worldwide, Taschen, New World Library, Palgrave Macmillan, Rowman & Littlefield 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 2018 Best Book Awardson November 13, 2018. Over 400 winners and finalists were announced in over 90 categories. Awards were presented for titles published in 2016-2018.
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 sixteenth year, “The 2018 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: St. Martin's Press, Penguin/Random House, Simon and Schuster, Berkley, New World Library, Hay House, Llewellyn Worldwide, Taschen, New World Library, Palgrave Macmillan, Rowman & Littlefield 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.
Click on category headings to be taken directly to full book descriptions & Amazon links for winners & finalists in that category!
Animals/Pets: General The Many Adventures of Bruiser The Jack Russell Terrier by David Rodriguez, III Halo Publishing International
Animals/Pets: Narrative Non-Fiction Let's Git Outta Here: How rescue-transport saved the lives of thousands of pets yearly in a small and struggling rural shelter by Kate J. Kuligowski The Guys' Publishing Company
Children's Religious Talking to God: Prayers for Children from the World's Religions by Demi Wisdom Tales Press/World Wisdom
Cookbooks: General Perfectly Aged: 40 Years of Recipes and Stories from the Taste of Texas by Nina J. Hendee, Edd C. Hendee, Lisa Hendee Blackard, Kristin Hendee Blackford, and Corbin Blackford Taste of Texas
Health: Cancer pHood For Life: How These Natural Methods Healed Me from Cancer by Jenny Magnusson Lulu Publishing Services
Health: Death & Dying Comfort for Grieving Hearts: Hope and Encouragement in Time of Loss by Gary Roe Healing Resources Publishing
Health: Diet & Exercise Food Sanity: How to Eat in a World of Fads and Fiction by Dr. David Friedman Turner Publishing
Health: General Mind To Matter: The Astonishing Science of How Your Brain Creates Material Reality by Dawson Church Hay House
Health: Psychology/Mental Health It's Not Always Depression: Working the Change Triangle to Listen to the Body, Discover Core Emotions, and Connect to Your Authentic Self by Hilary Jacobs Hendel, LCSW Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of Random House
Health: Women's Health Living with Endometriosis: The Complete Guide to Risk Factors, Symptoms, and Treatment Options by Samantha Bowick Hatherleigh Press
History: General Night Falls on the Berlin of the Roaring Twenties by Robert Nippoldt and Boris Pofalla Taschen
History: Military Americans at War: Eyewitness Accounts from the American Revolution to the 21st Century edited by James R. Arnold ABC-CLIO
History: United States The Stephen Decatur House: A History by James Tertius de Kay, Michael Fazio, Osborne Phinizy Mackey, and Katherine Malone France The White House Historical Association
Home & Garden Listen to the Land: Creating a Southern Woodland Garden by Louise Agee Wrinkle Birmingham Home & Garden
Humor Please Don't Let Me Be the Oldest Mom in the PTA by Sharon O'Donnell Torchflame Books/Light Messages
Law Fifty Shades of Black and White: Anatomy of the Lawsuit behind a Publishing Phenomenon by Mike Farris and Jennifer Pedroza Stairway Press
LGBTQ Non-Fiction Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Americans at Risk: Problems and Solutions edited by Chuck Stewart ABC-CLIO
Multicultural Non-Fiction Spirit of the Earth: Indian Voices on Nature by Michael Oren Fitzgerald & Joseph A. Fitzgerald Wisdom Tales Press/World Wisdom
New Age: Non-Fiction Discovering the Healer Within: Use Chakras & Intuition To Clear Negativity & Release Pain by Anysia Marcell Kiel Llewellyn Worldwide