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Announcing 2007 Independent Publisher Book Awards Results

Judging Results in 65 National Categories
Here is the listing of Gold, Silver and Bronze medalists in each of the 65 National categories in this year's Independent Publisher Book Awards. A total of 2,690 national entries came from all 50 U.S. states, 8 Canadian provinces, and 17 countries overseas. Congratulations to all participants for your excellent work!





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2007 Independent Publisher Book Awards Results - National Categories

1. Fine Art
Gold:
Eva Hesse: Catalogue Raisonne (Yale University Press)
Silver: Painting People: Figure Painting Today (DAP)
Bronze: A Gallery of Paintings by Clark Hulings (White Burro Publishing); Saul Steinberg: Illuminations (Yale University Press); Richard Bellamy / Mark di Suvero (Storm King Art Center); Tom Corbin: The Inevitable Artist (Corbin Bronze Ltd.); Thomas Moran’s West (University Press of Kansas); Carved Splendor (Getty Publications)

2. Performing Arts
Gold:
Joffrey Ballet: An American Classic (Women’s Board of The Joffrey)
Silver: In Their Company: Portraits of American Playwrights (Umbrage Editions)
Bronze: The Guthrie Theater (Nodin Press); William Fox: A Story of Early Hollywood 1915-1930 (Midnight Marquee Press); Cinema By the Bay (George Lucas Books); Elvis at 21: New York to Memphis (Insight Editions)

3. Photography
Gold (tie):
Where We Live: Photographs of America, from the Berman Collection (Getty Publications) and After the Flood, by Robert Polidori (Steidl)
Silver (tie): Enduring Spirit of Vietnam, by Peter Steinhauer (Art Vietnam Gallery) and Recollections: Three Decades of Photographs, by John Sexton (Ventana Editions)
Bronze: 200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide (Luerzers Archive); Living Light, by Kevin Schafer (Bitterroot Press); Carte Blanche Vol. 1 (The Magenta Foundation); Point Reyes: 20 Years, by Marty Knapp (Mt. Vision Press); Ancient Marks: The Sacred Origins of Tattoos and Body Markings, by Chris Rainier (Mandala Publishing)

4. Architecture
Gold:
The Archaeology of Tomorrow (Earth Aware)
Silver: Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future (Yale University Press)
Bronze: The Creative Community Builder (Fieldstone Alliance); London: An Architectural History (Yale University Press)



5. General Fiction
Gold:
What is the What, by Dave Eggers (McSweeney’s)
Silver (tie): The Catastrophist, by Lawrence Douglas (Other Press); The Space Between, by Kali Van Baale (River City Publishing)
Bronze: My Favorite Midlife Crisis (Yet), by Toby Devens (Sourcebooks); The Tour, by Dave Shields (Three Story Press); Coventry, by Joseph Bathanti (Novello Festival Press); Margherita Dolca Vita, by Stefano Benni/translated by Anthony Shugaar (Europa Editions); Prairie Perpendicular, by Marston Moore (Beaver’s Pond Press)

6. Short Story Fiction
Gold:
The Hour of Bad Decisions, by Russell Wangersky (Coteau Books)
Silver: Necessary Lies, by Kerry Neville Bakken (BkMk Press of the University of Missouri-Kansas City)
Bronze: Bothering the Coffee Drinkers, by Doug Hoekstra (Canopic Publishing); Pacifist Chicken and Other Largely Humorous Stories of Small Hopes, by Andrea Kampic (Blue Agave Press); Giraffes, by Steven Gillis (Atomic Quill Press); After the Gold Rush, by Lewis Buzbee (Tupelo Press)

7. Anthologies
Gold:
Reading Writers Reading: Canadian Authors’ Reflections, edited by Danielle Schaub (University of Alberta Press)
Silver: Legitimate Danger: American Poets of the New Century (Sarabande Books)
Bronze: Stone Canoe: A Journal of Arts and Ideas from Upstate New York, edited by Robert Colley (Syracuse University); Food & Booze: Essays and Recipes, edited by Michelle Wildgen (Tin House Books);); Connecting Lines: New Poetry from Mexico, edited by Luis Cortés Borgolió (Sarabande Books); Eros & Equus: A Passion for the Horse, edited by Laura Chester (Willow Creek Press)

8. Juvenile/Young Adult Fiction
Gold:
How It’s Done, by Christine Kole MacLean (Flux/Llewellyn)
Silver (tie): Finding Day’s Bottom, by Candice Ransom (Carolrhoda Books) and Dark Hours, by Gudrun Pausewang/translated by John Brownjohn (Annick Press)
Bronze: Hobson’s Choice, by Robert Holland (Frost Hollow Publishers); Gaia Girls: Enter the Earth, by Lee Welles (Daisyworld Press); Kristins’ Wilderness: A Braided Trail, by Garrett Conover (Raven Productions); My Summer Vacation, by Hannah R. Goodman (iUniverse); The Mastery Club, by Liliane Grace (Grace Productions)

9. Fantasy/Science Fiction
Gold:
Sojourn, by Jana G. Oliver (Dragon Moon Press)
Silver: The Future is Queer, edited by Richard Labonté and Lawrence Schimel (Arsenal Pulp Press)
Bronze: The Anvil Stone, by Kathleen Cunningham Guler (Bardsong Press); Red Ivy Afternoon, by Mark R. Brand (Silverthought Press); The Plants of Middle-Earth: Botany and Sub-Creation, by Dinah Hazell (Kent State University Press); Raising the Past, by Jeremy Robinson (Breakneck Books)

10. Historical/Military Fiction
Gold:
Darcy & Elizabeth: Nights and Days at Pemberly, by Linda Berdoll (Sourcebooks)
Silver: To the Ends of the Earth, by Frances Hunter (Blind Rabbit Press)
Bronze: Ursula’s Maiden Army, by Philip Griffin (Beagle Bay Books); Rachel’s Story, by Marian Coe (High Country Publishers); On the Wing of Speed, by Donald T. Phillips (iUniverse Star); The Eastern Door, by David More (iUniverse); The Figurehead, by Paul Dean Coker (Coastwise Communications); A More Obedient Wife, by Natalie Wexler (Lulu)

11. Horror
Gold:
Shadows in the Mist, by Brian Moreland (Blue Morpho Publishing)
Silver: The Literary Six, by Vince A. Liaguno (Outskirts Press)
Bronze: King of Nod, by Scott Fad (Monogram Books); Deleon City: Book Two of The Oz Chronicles, by R.W. Ridley (Middlebury House Publishing)

12. Multicultural Fiction Adult
Gold:
The Medicine Box, by Shan-Tung Hsu (Blue Mountain Feng Shui Institute)
Silver: The Room with Closets, by A. Pablo Iannone (Vagabond Press)
Bronze: The Aura of Love, by Kathy J. Marsh (BlackDiva Publishing); Frank Yerby: A Victim’s Guilt, by Eugene Stovall (Regent Press); Earth’s Waters, by Nicole Blades (DC Books)

13. Multicultural Fiction – Children’s
Gold:
Over a Thousand Hills I Walk with You, by Hanna Jensen (Carolrhoda)
Silver (tie): How to Ruin a Summer Vacation , by Simone Elkeles (Flux) and Ribbons of the Sun, by Harriet Hamilton (Brown Barn Books)
Bronze: The Little Duck/Sikihpsis, by Beth Cuthand, Cree by Stan Cuthand (Theytus)

14. Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Gold:
Fire with Fire, by Allan Kahane (Pyro Publishing/Greenleaf Book Group)
Silver: Death’s Witness, by Paul Batista (Sourcebooks)
Bronze: Too Big to Miss, by Sue Ann Jaffarian (Midnight Ink/Llewellyn); Candy From Strangers, by Mark Coggins (Bleak House Books); Louisiana Burn, by Carl T. Smith (River City Publishing); Deuces’ Wild, by Clyde W. Ford (Midnight Ink/Llewellyn); Triple Cross, by Kit Ehrman (Poisoned Pen Press); Trust, by Charles Epping (Greenleaf Book Group Press)

15. Religious Fiction
Gold (tie):
Silent Night, Holy War, by Ron Susek (Golden Quill Publishing) and The Book of Mary, by Gail Sidonie Sobat (Sumach Press)
Silver: By Many or by Few, by Walker Buckalew (Providence House Publishers)
Bronze: Mudball Sam, by James D. Yoder (Infinity Publishing); Final Pontiff, by James Kilcullen (Literally Publishing)

16. Romance
Gold:
Mistress in Training, by Edwina Columbia (Dorian Press, an imprint of Premium Press America)
Silver: Turn Back Time, by Radclyffe (Bold Strokes Books)
Bronze: The Devil’s Bastard, by Charlsie Russell (Loblolly Writers House); The Vengeance Trap, by Axel and Linda Hansen (Ophir Publishing); The Crossroads Cafe, by Deborah Smith (BelleBooks)

17. True Crime
Gold:
Ripperology: A Study of the World’s First Serial Killer and a Literary Phenomenon, by Robin Odell (Kent State University Press)
Silver: Death’s Door: The Truth Behind Michigan’s Largest Mass Murder, by Steve Lehto (Momentum Books)
Bronze: The Good-Bye Door, by Diana Britt Franklin (Kent State University Press); Texas Death Row: Executions in the Modern Era, edited by Bill Crawford (Mapache); Three Boys Missing, by James A. Jack (HPH Publishing)

18. Visionary Fiction
Gold:
Donovan’s Paradigm, by Lynn Price (Behler Publications)
Silver: The Heart of a Cult, by Lena Phoenix (Garuda Inc.)
Bronze: The Huna Warrior: The Magic Begins, by Jennifer Martin (Prairie Angel Press); Ancient Pact Vol. 1: The Element of Air, by Caryn Colgan (Good Spirited Company)

19. Children’s Picture Books (6 & Under)
Gold:
Love, Ruby Valentine, by Laurie Friedman/illus by Lynne Avril Cravath (Carolrhoda Books)
Silver: The Princess Who Picked Her Nose, written & illustrated by Jilly Rebell (Royal Rebel Publishing)
Bronze: Once Upon a Rainbow, written & illustrated by Jennifer Woods Tierney (Honeysuckle Press); People Are So Different!, by Ann Clarke/illus. by Duncan Smith (Precious Little Books); Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen, by Howard Binkow/illus by Susan F. Cornelison (Thunderbolt Publishing); The Knot Fairy, by Bobbie Hinman/illus by Kristi Bridgeman (Best Fairy Books); A Frog Thing, by Eric Drachman/illus by James Muscarello (Kidwick Books); Scaredy Squirrel, written & illustrated by Mélanie Watt (Kids Can Press)

20. Children’s Picture Books (7 & Over)
Gold:
The Extinct Files: My Science Files, by Wallace Edwards (Kids Can Press)
Silver: Cheyenne Medicine Hat, by Brian Heinz/illus by Gregory Manchess (Creative Editions)
Bronze: Please Knock! by Erin Dolgan MA, LPC/illus by John D. Woods (Paros Press); The Last Brother: A Civil War Tale, by Trinka Hakes Noble/illus by Robert Papp (Sleeping Bear Press); Little Lost Bat, by Sandra Markle/illus by Alan Marks (Charlesbridge); Naomi’s Gift, written & illustrated by Scott Freeman (Big Picture Publishing); Fairy Tale Feasts: A Literary Cookbook for Young Readers & Eaters, by Jane Yolen/recipes by Heidi E.Y. Stemple/illus by Philippe Béha (Crocodile Books); Kelly of Hazel Ridge, by Robbyn Smith van Frankenhuyzen/illus by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen (Sleeping Bear Press)

21. Children’s Interactive
Gold:
Adventures with Jonny: Let’s Go Fishing (Running Moose Press)
Silver: Learn Spanish Through Fairy Tales (Slangman Kids)
Bronze: Wild West Trail Ride Maze (Bright Sky Press); Heavenly Skies & Lullabies (Heavenly Productions); One Minute Reader (Read Naturally, Inc.)

22. Juvenile-Teen-Y/A Non-Fiction
Gold:
Be a Better Writer: Power Tools for Young Writers! (Leverage Factory)
Silver: Like a Pro: 101 Simple Ways to do Really Important Stuff (Maple Tree Press)
Bronze: Dr. Susan’s Girls-Only Weight Loss Guide (Parent Positive Press); Little People and a Lost World (Twenty-First Century Books); I Found a Dead Bird (Maple Tree Press); My Childhood Under Fire: A Sarajevo Diary (Kids Can Press)

23. Multicultural N-F Juv-Teen-YA
Gold:
The Four Hills of Life: Ojibwe Wisdom (Afton Historical Society Press)
Silver: Tatanka and the Lakota People: A Creation Story (South Dakota State Historical Society Press)
Bronze: Malian’s Song (Vermont Folklife Center); VICTORious Life (The Knowing Press)

24. Multicultural Non-Fiction Adult
Gold (tie):
Chickasaw: Unconquered and Unconquerable (Chickasaw Press) and The Ethiopian Jews of Israel: Personal Stories of Life in the Promised Land (Jewish Lights)
Silver: In the Footsteps of Our Ancestors: The Dakota Commemorative Marches of the 21st Century (Living Justice Press)
Bronze: Cholo Style: Homies, Homegirls & La Raza (Feral House); New Americans, New Promise (Fieldstone Alliance); A Wealth of Family, by Thomas Brooks (Alpha Multimedia); Flor y ciencia: Chicanas in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering, edited by Norma E. Cantú (The Adelante Project); Children Left Behind: The Dark Legacy of Indian Mission Boarding Schools, by Tim Giago (Clear Light Publishing); The General’s Lady: God’s Faithfulness to a Military Spouse, by Charlene Curry (Believe Books); From Private to General: An African American Soldier Rises Through the Ranks, by Jerry R. Curry (Believe Books)

25. Essay/Creative Non-Fiction
Gold:
Sweet Swan of Avon: Did a Woman Write Shakespeare? by Robin P. Williams (Wilton Circle Press)
Silver: Disrobe Completely: Real Life Cases Reveal the State of American Medicine, by Jeffrey Thurston, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. (Brown Books)
Bronze: A Bridge to Nowhere: Memories, Morals, Martinis and the Myth of the Promiscuous Man, by Anthony Baggadontz (Three Angels Publishing); Texas In Her Own Words, by Tweed Scott (Redbud Publishing)



26. Autobiography/Memoir
Gold:
From Ghetto to Guerrilla: Memoir of a Jewish Resistance Fighter, by Samuel Lato (Preeminent Publishing)
Silver: Contaminated: My Journey Out of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, by Gerry Radano, MSW (Bar-Le-Duc Books)
Bronze: Cary Grant: The Wizard of Beverly Grove, by Bill Royce (Cool Titles); Mayday! A Physician as Patient, by Allan Lohaus, MD (Synergy Books); Face to Face with Katrina Survivors: A First Responders Tribute, by Lemuel A. Moyé, MD, PhD (Open Hand Publishing); Prisoner of X: 20 Years in the Hole at Hustler Magazine, by Allan MacDonell (Feral House); Ya Can’t Let Cancer Ruin Your Day, by Syd Birrell (Green Train Books)

27. Biography
Gold (tie):
A Futile and Stupid Gesture: How Doug Kenney and National Lampoon Changed Comedy Forever, by Josh Karp (Chicago Review Press) and Putnam Camp: Sigmund Freud, James Jackson Putnam, and the Purpose of American Psychology, by George Prochnik (Other Press)
Silver: Brando Unzipped: A Revisionist and Very Private Look at America's Greatest Actor, by Darwin Porter (Blood Moon Productions)
Bronze: In Search of Nella Larsen: A Biography of the Color Line, by George Hutchinson (Belknap/Harvard); A Woman At War: Marlene Dietrich Remembered, edited by J. David Riva (Wayne State University Press); Revolutionary Heart: The Life of Clarina Nichols and the Pioneering Crusade for Women’s Rights, by Diane Eickhoff (Quindaro Press); Crazy Horse: A Lakota Life, by Kingsley M. Bray (University of Oklahoma Press)

28. Aging/ Death & Dying
Gold:
Unplugged: Reclaiming Our Right to Die in America, by William H. Colby (Amacom)
Silver: Dying Was the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me, by William E. Hablitzel, MD (Sunshine Ridge Publishing)
Bronze: Faces of Life (Covenant Hospice); Love in the Land of Dementia (The Creativity Connection Press); What to Do Before & After Someone Dies (Little Moose Press)

29. Animals/Pets
Gold:
Ball Pythons: The History, Natural History, Care, and Breeding (VPI Library)
Silver: Spirit Dogs: Heroes in Heaven (Owl of Athene Press)
Bronze: I'm Just a Cat Mattress… (Crescent Hill Books); All My Patients Have Tales (Hadley Inc.); Kodiak Kings (Nodin Press)

30. Business/Career/Sales
Gold:
Untapped: Creating Value in Underserved Markets (Berrett-Koehler)
Silver: Kiss Theory Good Bye: Five Proven Ways to Get Extraordinary Results in Any Company (Gold Pen Publishing)
Bronze: Fermenting Revolution: How to Drink Beer and Save the World (New Society Publishers); Conscious Business: How to Build Value Through Value (Sounds True); 365 Foolish Mistakes Smart Managers Make Every Day (Atlantic Publishing Group); The Small-Mart Revolution (Berrett-Koehler); U R a Brand! (Davies-Black Publishing)

31. Coffee Table Books
Gold:
Piazza: Italy's Heart and Soul (Eccola Press)
Silver: One World: A View of 50 Countries (Michael Lewis Photography)
Bronze: Medicine: Perspectives in History and Art (Ponteverde Press); Mandela: The Authorized Portrait (Andrews McMeel); Fish: 77 Great Fish of North America (Greenwich Workshop); American Indian Horse Masks (Hawk Hill Press)

32. Computer/Internet
Gold:
Software without Borders: A Step-by-Step Guide to Outsourcing Your Software Development (Earthrise Press)
Silver: The eBay Success Chronicles: Secrets and Techniques eBay PowerSellers Use Every Day to Make Millions (Atlantic Publishing Group)
Bronze: Turn Browsers into Buyers (OC Publishing); How to Use the Internet to Advertise, Promote, and Market Your Business or Website (Atlantic Publishing Group); Java 6™: New Features (BrainySoftware)

33. Cookbooks
Gold:
The Kitchen Table at Brennan’s of Houston, by Chef Randy Evans (Bright Sky Press)
Silver: Lunchbox: A French Mum & Five Chefs Make Kid’s Lunches a Special Treat (Hélène Canavan)
Bronze: 500 Cupcakes (Ronnie Sellers Productions); Margaret's Table: Easy Cooking & Inspiring Entertaining (Margaret’s™ Sense of Occasion); Brothers in the Kitchen: A Celebration of Fine Food (Dream Cooks); 50 Great Pasta Sauces (Andrews McMeel); As Fresh as it Gets: Everyday Recipes from the Tomato Fresh Food Café (Arsenal Pulp Press); Luby’s Recipes and Memories (Luby’s Restaurants Ltd.)

34. Current Events
Gold:
Towers of Deception: The Media Cover-Up of 9/11, by Barrie Zwicker (New Society Publishers)
Silver: Screwed: The Undeclared War Against the Middle Class, by Thom Hartmann (Berrett-Koehler Publishers)
Bronze: Free Speech 101: The Utah Valley Uproar over Michael Moore, by Joseph Vogel (WindRiver Publishing); One Nation Under Guns, by Arnold Grossman (Fulcrum Publishing); The Oil Depletion Protocol, by Richard Heinberg (New Society Publishers); The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community, by David C. Korten (Kumarian Press); The War Against the Common Good, by D.W. Sid Olufs and David Feller Schuman (Chandler Sharp Publishers)

35. Education/Academic/Teaching
Gold:
Hormone Jungle: Coming of Age in Middle School (Maupin House)
Silver: Creating a Safe & Friendly School: Lunchroom, Hallways, Playground, and more… (Northeast Foundation for Children)
Bronze: Scenarios in American Government (Chandler Sharp Publishers); You Come Too: A Step Toward Inclusion for Teachers and Parents (Kiddo Publishing); Creating Avenues for Change (Avenues for Change)

36. Environment/Ecology/Nature
Gold:
Made to Break: Technology and Obsolescence in America, by Giles Slade (Harvard University Press)
Silver: Chernobyl: Confessions of a Reporter, by Igor Kostin (Umbrage Editions)
Bronze: Dry: Life Without Water (Harvard University Press); The Forager's Harvest: Edible Wild Plants (Forager’s Harvest); Green to Gold (Yale University Press)

37. Erotica
Gold:
Best Women’s Erotica 07, edited by Violet Blue (Cleis Press)
Silver: Erotic Interludes 4: Extreme Passions, edited by Radclyffe and Stacia Seaman (Bold Strokes Books)
Bronze: Room with a View, by Lucy Fur (Feral House); The Smart Girl’s Guide to Porn, edited by Violet Blue (Cleis Press); Gay Art: A Historic Collection, by Felix Lance Falkon with Thomas Waugh (Arsenal Pulp Press)

38. Finance/Investment/Economics
Gold:
Polar Perspectives (Polar Pacific)
Silver: Yes, You Can…Achieve Financial Harmony (Stowers Innovations);
Bronze: A Financial Minute (Clear Vision Press); Retire Rich with Your Self-Directed IRA (Atlantic Publishing Group); The Box (Princeton University Press)

39. Gay/Lesbian
Gold:
The Lavender Locker Room: 3000 Years of Great Athletes Whose Sexual Orientation was Different, by Patricia Nell Warren (Wildcat Press)
Silver: A Curious and Peculiar People, by David Grant Kohl (Spirit Press)
Bronze: Summer Cruising, by Dave Benbow (Palari Publishing); Blood Moon's Guide to Gay & Lesbian Film, by Darwin Porter, Danforth Prince & the staff at Blood Moon Productions (Blood Moon Productions); Straight into Gay America: My Journey for Equal Rights, by Lars Clausen (Soulscapers); The Family Flamboyant: Race Politics, Queer Families, Jewish Lives, by Marla Brettsschneider (State University of New York Press); The Secret Keeping, by Francine Saint Marie (Spinsters Ink); Trans/Forming Feminisms: Trans-Feminist Voices Speak Out, edited by Krista Scott-Dixon (Sumach Press)

40. Gift/Holiday/Specialty
Gold:
Blessings We Celebrate: From Our House to Yours, featuring the art of Nancy Thomas (Junior League of Hampton Roads/Providence House Publishers)
Silver: A Cup of Christmas Tea, by Tom Hegg; illustrated by Warren Hanson (Waldman House Press)
Bronze: Slap on a Little Lipstick…You'll be Fine (Tristan Publishing); Spirit Dogs: Heroes in Heaven (Owl of Athene Press); The Fit Traveler: Senior Edition (Publishers Design Group); The Lighthouse Mouse (Vinland Press)

41. Health/Medicine/Nutrition
Gold:
The Official Autism 101 Manual, by Karen L. Simmons (Autism Today)
Silver: Diabetes: Sugar-Coated Crisis, by David Spero R.N. (New Society Publishers)
Bronze: Miracle Stem Cell Heart Repair, by Christian Wilde (Abigon Press); Herbs and Influenza, by Kathy Abascal RH, AHG (Tigana Press); Soul-Full Eating, by Maureen Whitehouse (Axiom Publishing); A Woman’s Guide to Saving Her Own Life, by Mellanie True Hills (Healthy Ideas Press); Confronting Lyme Disease, by Karen P. Yerges and Rita L. Stanley, PhD (The Mitre’s Touch Gallery); Avoiding Miscarriage, by Susan Rousselot (Sea Change Press); 911 Stroke! True Stories of Stroke Reversal, by Robert M. Rymer, MD and Marilyn M. Rymer, MD (St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation); Killing Your Cancer without Killing Yourself, by Allen S. Chips, DCH, PhD (Transpersonal Publishing); The Race to Cure Parkinson’s Disease: How Science will Defeat Evangelism, by Steven A. Zecola (Zax Publishing); Teaching Motor Skills to Children with Cerebral Palsy and Similar Disorders, by Sieglinde Martin, MS, PT (Woodbine House)

42. Graphic Novel/Drawn Book – Humor/Cartoon
Gold:
Tails: Life in Progress, by Ethan Young (Bohemian Press)
Silver: Somewhat Hip, by Mark Freeland (Oon Productions)
Bronze: The Wild Life of Love, by Leigh Rubin (Willow Creek Press); Dreamkeepers Vol. 1 Awakenings, by David Lillie (Vivid Publishing)

43. Graphic Novel/Drawn Book – Drama/Documentary
Gold:
The Museum of Lost Wonder, by Jeff Hoke (Weiser)
Silver: Eye Witness: Acts of the Spirit, by Robert James Luedke (Head Press Publishing)
Bronze: Vatican City, Las Vegas, by Rex & Wolfinger (ICCC Media Incorporated)

44. History
Gold:
Chicago in the Sixties, by Neal Samors (Chicago’s Neighborhoods Inc.)
Silver: Mao’s Last Revolution, by Roderick MacFarquhar and Michael Schoenhals (Belknap/Harvard)
Bronze: The General and Mrs. Washington: The Untold Story of a Marriage and a Revolution, by Bruce Chadwick (Sourcebooks); Medicine: Perspectives in History and Art, by Robert E. Greenspan (Ponteverde Press); Harlem Speaks: A Living History of the Harlem Renaissance, by Cary D. Wintz (Sourcebooks); Not in a Thousand Years (Geoff Fernald); Winning the Vote: The Triumph of the American Woman Suffrage Movement, by Robert Cooney Jr. (American Graphic Press)

45. Home & Garden
Gold:
Orleans Embrace with the Secret Gardens of the Vieux Carre (Morgana Press)
Silver: Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands (Rainsource Press)
Bronze: 1001 Ideas for Color & Paint (Creative Homeowner); Entertaining in Style (Andrews McMeel Publishing); The Fine Art of Wall Design (Wall Design Diva); The Chandelier: Through the Centuries (Vissi D’Arte Books)

46. How-To (Crafts/Hobby)
Gold:
The Apron Book: Making, Wearing, and Sharing a Bit of Cloth and Comfort (Andrews McMeel)
Silver: Bead Style: Fabulous Chunky Jewelry (Creative Homeowner)
Bronze: Arctic Lace (Nomad Press); Victorian Lace Today (XRX Books); Scrap City: Scrapbooking for Urban Divas and Small-Town Rebels (Sixth&Spring Books); Encyclopedia of Flower Design (The Flower Press); Appliqué: The Basics and Beyond (Landauer Books)

47. Humor
Gold:
More Vintage Whine, by Patty Fedeli (Fedeli Corporation)
Silver: What Color is Your Jockstrap? edited by Jennifer L. Leo (Travelers Tales)
Bronze: The Official Guide to Office Wellness, by William R. Vitanyi Jr. (Bayla Publishing); How to Raise Kids Who Won’t Hate You, by Alan Thicke (iUniverse Star)

48. Inspirational/Spiritual
Gold:
Hugging Life: A Practical Guide to Artful Hugging, by Martin Neufeld (The Hugger Busker)
Silver: Pink Lemonade: Freshly Squeezed Insights to Stir Your Faith, by Gayle Zinda (Pink Lemonade Presentations)
Bronze: Sacred Visitations, by Ceci Miller (Five Wisdoms Press); Oki’s Island: A Hero’s Journey, by Kenny Kemp (Alta Films Press); Did I Say That Out Loud? Musings from a Questioning Soul, by Meg Barnhouse (Skinner House); The Truth About You: Things You Don’t Know You Know, by Mary M. Bauer (VanderWyk & Burnham); Fellowship with Jesus: A 365 Day Devotional, by Kris Thayer (d'Vine Words Publishing); Waking Up the West Coast: Healers and Visionaries, by Jaime Kowal (Catalyst Publications); True Meditation, by Adyashanti (Sounds True); Portraits of Success, by Barbara De Witt (Lupus International)





49. New Age (Mind-Body-Spirit)
Gold:
When the Impossible Happens: Adventures in Non-Ordinary Reality, by Stanislav Grof (Sounds True)
Silver: Waking the Global Heart: Humanity’s Rite of Passage from the Love of Power to the Power of Love, by Anodea Judith (Elite Books)
Bronze: Mystic Foundation (Llewellyn); A Soul Walk (Twainhart Hill); Tree Spirited Woman (Beaver's Pond Press); Body Brilliance (Elite Books)

50. Parenting
Gold:
Got the Baby: Where’s the Manual?!? by Joanne Baum, PhD (Mountainside Press)
Silver: Optimistic Outcomes: What Every Parent Wants and Every Child Needs, by Maureen McKay (Silverlining Press)
Bronze: What Babies Teach Us (Willow Creek Press); Emotion Commotion: Children’s Poems and Activities (Depot Publishing); Nine Months & Counting (Ronnie Sellers Productions)

51. Poetry
Gold (tie):
Thoughts I Left Behind: Collected Poems of William Roetzheim, (Level 4 Press) and A Calm Position, by Jon Weinberg (In Due Time Press)
Silver: Head Trauma: Sonnets and Other Poems, by Gary David Johnson (iUniverse)
Bronze: Any Old Wolf, by Murray Silverstein (Sixteen Rivers Press); The Secret Powers of Naming, by Sara Littlecrow-Russell (University of Arizona Press); Spring Again, by Victor di Suvero (Pennywhistle Press); Adobe Odes, by Pat Mora (University of Arizona Press); Embracing Brings You Back, by Pat Clifford (Coteau Books); A Change of Maps, by Carolyne Wright (Lost Horse Press); The Other Side of Sorrow: Poets, Speak Out About Conflict, War, and Peace, edited by Patricia Frisella and Cicely Buckley (The Poetry Society of New Hampshire)





52. Popular Culture/Leisure
Gold:
Arboretum, by David Byrne (McSweeney’s)
Silver: Broken Screen, by Doug Aitken (DAP)
Bronze: GONZO, by Hunter S. Thompson (AMMO Books); A Place Called the Bla-Bla Café, by Sandy Ross (SLR Productions); Everything's Coming Up Sock Monkeys, by Bonnie Kraus Connelly (In My Own Dream Publishing); The Heeey Baby Days of Beach Music, by Greg Haynes (Rare Reads Publishing)

53. Psychology/Mental Health
Gold:
The Gender Beyond Sex: Two Distinct Ways of Living in Time, Robert Pos, M.D. (Trafford Publishing)
Silver: Dynamic Energetic Healing, by Howard Brockman, LCSW (Columbia Press)
Bronze: A Theory and Treatment of Your Personality, by Garry A. Flint, PhD (NeoSolTerric Enterprises); Mental Wellness in Adults with Down Syndrome, by Dennis McGuire, PhD & Brian Chicoine (Woodbine House); Psychotherapy as Religion, by William M. Epstein (University of Nevada Press); How Children Become Violent, by Kathryn Seifert, PhD (Acanthus Publishing)

54. Sports/Fitness/Recreation
Gold:
Blue Water Sailing Manual (South Atlantic Publishing)
Silver: Porsche Moments: Photographs from Europe and Mexico, 1953-1962 (David Bull Publishing)
Bronze: The Little Big Book of Baseball (Welcome Books); Canoe Camping (The Heliconia Press); Adventures with Jonny: Let’s Go Fishing (Running Moose Publications)

55. Reference
Gold:
The Songbirds Bible, by Nicholas S. Proctor PhD (Ronnie Sellers Productions)
Silver: Body Trauma: A Writer’s Guide to Wounds and Injuries, by David W. Page, MD, FACS (Behler Publications)
Bronze: Concise Dictionary of Antique Collecting (Speedie Graphics); New Mexico: A Biographical Dictionary (Rio Grande Books); Preparedness Now! (Process); The Early Intervention Dictionary (Woodbine House); Twentieth-Century French Thought (Columbia University Press); A Search of African American Life, Achievement and Culture (Stardate Publishing)

56. Religion
Gold:
Sex, Priests, and Secret Codes: The Catholic Church’s 2,000-year Paper Trail of Sexual Abuse, by Thomas P. Doyle, A.W.R. Sipe and Patrick J. Wall (Volt Press)
Silver: Searching for Mary Magdalene, by Jane Lahr (Welcome Books)
Bronze: A Republic of Mind and Spirit, by Catherine L. Albanese (Yale University Press); Blessing the World, by Rebecca Ann Parker (Skinner House Books)

57. Science
Gold:
The Evolving World: Evolution in Everyday Life, by David P. Mindell (Harvard University Press)
Silver: Intervention: Confronting the Real Risks of Genetic Engineering and Life on a Biotech Planet, by Denise Caruso (The Hybrid Vigor Institute)
Bronze: The Owners Manual for the Brain, by Pierce J. Howard, PhD (Bard Press); The Origins of the Future: Ten Questions for the Next Ten Years, by John Gribbin (Yale University Press); MEN: Evolutionary and Life History, by Richard G. Bribiescas (Harvard University Press)

58. Self Help
Gold:
An Illumined Life: A Personal Yearly Retreat & Reflection Guide, by Melanie McGhee (Hickory Hill Press)
Silver: Ideas: Original Perspectives on Life and Business from Leading Thinkers, by Matt Church et al (Thought Leaders)
Bronze: You’re Only Young Twice: 10 Do-Overs to Reawaken Your Spirit, by Ronda Beaman, EdD (VanderWyk & Burnham); Stepping Off the Edge: Learning & Living Spiritual Practice, by Sandy Nathan (Vilasa Press); Fearless Leadership: Conquering Your Fears and the Lies that Drive Them, by Bruce E. Roselle, PhD (Leader Press); Breathe Your Way to Success: The Plasma Personality, by Hari Subramanian (Plasma Press); Why? Answers to Weather the Storms of Life, by Vernon Brewer (WH Books); Wake Up Inspired: Fuel Healthier Success and Love the Life You’re Meant to Lead, by Marian Baker (New Story Press)

59. Sexuality/Relationships
Gold:
Contact: The Yoga of Relationship (Insight Editions)
Silver: The Disposable Male: Sex, Love, and Money (The Hunter Press)
Bronze: Taking Space: How to Use Separation to Explore the Future of Your Relationship (CharLer Publishing); The Commitment Chronicles: The Power of Staying Together (Sourcebooks); Guide to Getting it On – Fifth Edition (Goofy Foot Press); Chance Meetings that Tied the Knot (The Newman Group); Ancient Chinese Sexual Positions (Secret Garden Publishing)

60. Travel Essay
Gold:
Ten Years in Transylvania, by Stephen Spinder (Stephen Spinder Fine Art Photography)
Silver: The Nostalgic Heart, by David Coggins (Cobalt Press)
Bronze: Cool Creatures, Hot Planet, by Marty Essen (Encante Press); Hidden Scotland, by Ann Lindsay (Birlinn); Es Cuba: Life and Love on an Illegal Island, by Lea Aschkenas (Seal Press); Lincoln Highway: The Road My Father Traveled, by D. Lowell Nissley (Robert B. Abel Publisher)





61. Travel Guidebook
Gold:
Costa Rica: An Ecotraveller’s Guide (Interlink)
Silver: The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook (Wizard Publications Inc)
Bronze: Arizona Trails: Northeast Region (Adler Publishing); Key to Rome (Getty Publications); The Top 100 Most Beautiful Rustic Vacations (Rusty Duck Press); A Journey into Steinbeck’s California (Roaring Forties Press)

62. Women’s Issues
Gold:
Retired with Husband: Superwoman’s New Challenge, by Mary Louise Floyd (VanderWyk & Burnham)
Silver: Renaissance Woman: A Study of Women’s Roles throughout History with Accompanying Works of Art, by Linda S. Bowlby, MD (Red Earth Publishing)
Bronze: Why Aren’t More Women in Science? (American Psychological Association); The Courage Code (Utopia Press); The Bitch, the Crone and the Harlot (Elite Books); Remembering Women Murdered by Men (Sumach Press); Aging Artfully (Pal Publishing); More Than a Mom (Woodbine House)

63. Writing/Publishing
Gold:
The Dog Walked Down the Street: An Outspoken Guide for Writers Who Publish, by Sal Glynn (Cypress House)
Silver: Let’s Get Creative: Writing Fiction That Sells! by William F. Nolan (Quill Driver Books)
Bronze: Miss Thistlebottom's Hobgoblins: The Careful Writer's Guide to the Taboos, Bugbears, and Outmoded Rules of English Usage, by Theodore M. Bernstein (Centro Books); Writes of Life, by Robert Yehling (Koboca Publishing); The Well-Fed Self-Publisher: How to Turn One Book into a Full-Time Living, by Peter Bowerman (Fanove Publishing); Your Guide to Marketing Books in the Christian Marketplace, by Sarah Bolme (Crest Publications); The Fine Print of Self-Publishing, by Mark Levine (Bascom Hill Publishing Group)

64. Best Book Marketing – Print
Gold:
Ruby Lee the Bumble Bee (Bumble Bee Productions)
Silver: Pink Lemonade (Pink Lemonade Presentations)
Bronze: Firebelly (Philograph); Becoming Whole (Flow Books)

65. Best Book Marketing – Online
Gold:
The Strand Prophecy (Missile Rider Publishing)
Silver: Leni the Pug: The Comet Christmas Caper (Brownstone Monkey Productions)
Bronze: Orleans Embrace (Morgana Press); Talk to Me: Communication Moves to Get Along with Anyone (New Insights Communication); The Fine Art of Wall Design (ALTA Press)

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Congratulations to all Awards recipients and thanks to all entrants for your participation!

Please contact Jim Barnes jimb@bookpublishing.com about any typos in your listing.


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