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Animals/Pets
Art/Photography
Autobiography/Memoirs
Audiobooks
Biography
Body, Mind & Spirit
Business & Economincs
Career
Children’s Picture Book
Young Reader: Fiction (8-12 Years)
Young Reader: Nonfiction (8-12 Years)
Teen Fiction (13-18 Years)
Teen Nonfiction (13-18 Years)
Coffee Table Books
Cookbooks
Crafts/Hobby/How-To
Education
Gift Books
Popular Fiction
Historical Fiction
Mystery/Suspense
Poetry/Literary Criticism
LGBT
Health & Fitness
History
Home & Garden
Humor
Multicultural
Nature & Environment
Parenting & Family Issues
Political/Current Events
Professional/Technical
Psychology
Reference/Directories
Regional
Religion
Science
Self-Help
Sports & Recreation
Travel
Cover Design (Fiction)
Cover Design (Nonfiction)
Cover Design (Large Format)
Cover Design (Children’s/Young Adult)
Interior Design (1-2 Color)
Interior Design (3 or more Color)
Interior Design (3 or more Color; Children’s/YA)
Most Improved Redesign
The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (Fiction)
The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (Nonfiction)
The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (Children’s/Young Adult)

 

 

 

Animals/Pets


 

Gold Winner
Just One More Day (Publisher: Enchanted Forest Press)

Silver Winners
DogLife Siberian Husky (Publisher: TFH Publications, Inc.)
Pure Gold: Adventures With Six Rescued Golden Retrievers (Publisher: Glad Dog Press, LLC)

 

 

 

Arts (Art/Photography)


 

Gold Winner
Plains Indian Art: The Pioneering Work of John C. Ewers (Publisher: University Of Oklahoma Press)

Silver Winners
Amazing Everything (Publisher: Insight Editions)
Fair Culture: Images From Indiana Fairs (Publisher: Indiana Historical Press)

 

 

 

Autobiography/Memoirs


 

Gold Winner
Pictures and People: A Search for Visual Truth and Social Justice (Publisher: Penfield Books)

Silver Winners
The Boy Behind the Gate (Publisher: Buoy Press)
The Long Ride: The Record-Setting Journey by Horse Across the American Landscape (Publisher: Green Rider, LLC)

 

 

 

Audiobooks


 

Gold Winner
Great American Catholic Eulogies (Publisher: ACTA Publications)

Silver Winners
Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D. (Publisher: 1201 Alarm Press [Tantor Audio])
“Through the Looking Glass” by Lewis Carroll (Publisher: Wishful Penny Books / a division of See the Wish)

 

 

 

Biography


 

Gold Winner
Damien: The Making of a Saint (Publisher: Mutual Publishing)

Silver Winners
House of Cash (Publisher: Insight Editions)
Jim Tully: American Writer, Irish Rover, Hollywood Brawler (Publisher: The Kent State University Press)

 

 

 

Body, Mind & Spirit


 

Gold Winner
Macular Disease: Practical Strategies for Living with Vision Loss (Publisher: Park Publishing, Inc.)

Silver Winners
The Creative Conversation: ArtMaking as Playful Prayer (Publisher: Eyes Aflame Publishing)
Your Magical Soul: How Science and Psychic Phenomena Paint a New Picture of the Self and Reality (Publisher: Arago Press)

 

 

 

Business & Economics


 

Gold Winner
The Drama-Free Office (Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group, LLC)

Silver Winners
Grow Smart, Risk Less (Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group, LLC)
Online Book Marketing: The Least Expensive, Most Effective Ways to Create Book Buzz (Publisher: 360 Books, LLC)

 

 

 

Career


 

Gold Winner
The Book of U.S. Government Jobs: Where They Are, What’s Available and How To Complete a Federal Resúmé, 11th Edition (Publisher: Bookhaven Press, LLC)

Silver Winners
The Gift of Job Loss: A Practical Guide to Realizing the Most Rewarding Time of Your Life (Publisher: Peitho Publishing)
Support Your RV Lifestyle! An Insider’s Guide to Working on the Road – 3rd Edition (Publisher: Pine Country Publishing)

 

 

 

Children’s Picture Book


 

Gold Winner
My Grama’s Garden (Publisher: My Grama’s Garden)

Silver Winners
Chippy Chipmunk: Babies in the Garden (Publisher: Celtic Sunrise)
Tea with Lady Sapphire: Sharing the Love of Birds (Publisher: Carl R. Sams II Photography, Inc.)

 

 

 

Young Reader: Fiction (8-12 Years)


 

Gold Winner
Butterflies in Autumn (Publisher: Ajoyin Publishing)

Silver Winners
The Dragon, the Blade and the Thread (Publisher: AWSNA Publications)
Raja, Story of a Racehorse (Publisher: Old Bow Publishing)

 

 

 

Young Reader: Nonfiction (8-12 Years)


 

Gold Winner
The Case of the Vanishing Golden Frogs: A Scientific Mystery (Publisher: Millbrook Press, a division of Lerner Publishing Group)

Silver Winners
Arizona Way Out West & Wacky: Awesome Activities, Humorous History, and Fun Facts! (Publisher: Little Five Star, a division of Five Star Publications, Inc. [AZ])
The Wild Life of Elk (Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Co.)

 

 

 

Teen: Fiction (13-18 Years)


 

Gold Winner
The Forgotten Locket (Publisher: Deseret Book Company / Shadow Mountain)

Silver Winners
Miss Pergrine’s Home For Peculiar Children (Publisher: Quirk Books)
Speaking Out: LGBTQ Youth Stand Up (Publisher: Bold Strokes Books, Inc.)

 

 

 

Teen: Nonfiction (13-18 Years)


 

Gold Winner
Triassic Hall (Publisher: Azro Press, Inc.)

Silver Winners
Just 2 Choices… It’s That Simple (Publisher: Rocketfuel Publishing)
Wolves in Blue: Stories of the North Brothers and their Pawnee Scouts (Publisher: Field Mouse Productions)

 

 

 

Coffee Table Books


 

Gold Winner
All Access (Publisher: Insight Editions)

Silver Winners
1950s Radio in Color: The Lost Photographs of Deejay Tommy Edwards (Publisher: The Kent State University Press)
OTHERWORLDLY: Optical Delusions and Small Realities (Publisher: Channel Photographics)

 

 

 

Cookbooks


 

Gold Winner
Flavors First: An Indian Chef’s Culinary Journey (Publisher: Lake Isle Press, Inc.)

Silver Winners
In Pursuit of Excellence (Publisher: Melisse Restaurant / Northstar Books)
Wild Alaskan Seafood (Publisher: Culinary Book Creations / Lyons Press)

 

 

 

Crafts/Hobby/How-to


 

Gold Winner
Welcoming Home Baby the Handcrafted Way (Publisher: Sellers Publishing, Inc.)

Silver Winners
The Art of Elegant Hand Embroidery, Embellishment and Appliqué (Publisher: Landauer Publishing, LLC)
A Field Guide to Fabric Design (Publisher: Stash Books, an imprint of C&T Publishing)

 

 

 

Education


 

Gold Winner
Empowering Spanish Speakers – Answers for Educators, Business People, and Friends of Latinos (Publisher: Summerland Corp.)

Silver Winners
Letters to a New School Teacher: Advice from America’s Best Educators (Publisher: The Roadrunner Press)
Social Studies and Me! (Publisher: Gryphon House Inc.)

 

 

 

Gift Books


 

Gold Winner
Baptized In Sweet Tea (Publisher: Evening Post Books)

Silver Winners
Quarterama: Ideas & Designs of America’s State Quarters (Publisher: Newtona)
Young Me, Now Me (Publisher: Ulysses Press)

 

 

 

Popular Fiction


 

Gold Winner
A Crooked Number (Publisher: Flat Rock Publishing)

Silver Winners
The Third Q (Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group, LLC)
Revival: A Folk Music Novel (Publisher: Peter E. Randall Publisher)

 

 

 

Historical Fiction


 

Gold Winner
Emeralds Never Fade (Publisher: Glyd-Evans Press)

Silver Winners
Cry Uncle, Sumbody (Publisher: Success Press)
Queen of the Northern Mines (Publisher: Bear River Books)

 

 

 

Mystery/Suspense


 

Gold Winner
Public Anatomy (Publisher: Oceanview Publishing)

Silver Winners
The Opium Equation (Publisher: Cool Titles, LLC)
The Rock Hole (Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press)

 

 

 

Poetry/Literary Criticism


 

Gold Winner
The Unpainted South (Publisher: Evening Post Books)

Silver Winners
And Know This Place: Poetry of Indiana (Publisher: Indiana Historical Press)
The Literary Ladies Guide to the Writing Process (Publisher: Sellers Publishing Inc.)

 

 

 

LGBT


 

Gold Winner
Gay Men and Substance Abuse (Publisher: Hazelden Foundation)

Silver Winners
The Boy Behind the Gate (Publisher: Buoy Press)
Elk River (Publisher: Windsor Hill Publishing)

 

 

 

Home & Garden


 

Gold Winner
Urban Farming (Publisher: Bowtie Press)

Silver Winners
Fast, Fresh Garden Edibles (Publisher: Creative Homeowner)
Vintage Wisconsin Gardens: A History of Home Gardening (Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society Press)

 

 

 

Health & Fitness


 

Gold Winner
African-American Healthy (Publisher: Square One Publishers)

Silver Winners
The Polio Journals: Lessons From My Mother (Publisher: Diversity Matters Press)
So — You’ve Survived Cancer. Now What? (Publisher: Riversmeet Publishing, LLC)

 

 

 

History


 

Gold Winner
Unvanquished: Joseph Pilsudski, Resurrected Poland and the Struggle For Eastern Europe (Publisher: Pingora Press)

Silver Winners
Battlefield Angels (Publisher: Osprey Publishing)
Marietta the Gem City of Georgia: A Celebration of its Homes – A Portrait of its People (Publisher: Cobb Landmarks and Historical Society)

 

 

 

Humor


 

Gold Winner
Zombies of the World (Publisher: Slang Design)

Silver Winners
Blacklisted from the PTA (Publisher: Jupiter Press)
Green Pieces: Green From the Pond Up (Publisher: Green Pieces Cartoon Studio Press)

 

 

 

Multicultural


 

Gold Winner
The Moche of Ancient Peru (Publisher: Peabody Museum Press)

Silver Winners
Eskimo Star (Publisher: Epicenter Press Inc.)
Green Card Stories (Publisher: Umbrage Editions)

 

 

 

Nature & Environment


 

Gold Winner
Atlas of Florida’s Natural Heritage: Biodiversity, Landscapes, Stewardship and Opportunities (Publisher: B&B Print Source)

Silver Winners
The Boreal Herbal (Publisher: Aroma Borealis Press)
Frogs and Toads (Publisher: TFH Publications, Inc.)

 

 

 

Parenting & Family Issues


 

Gold Winner
My Child Is Sick: Expert Advice for Managing Common Illnesses and Injuries (Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics)

Silver Winners
Cybertraps For the Young (Publisher: NTI Upstream)
Heading Home With Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality (Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics)
What I Wish I’d Known About Raising a Child With Autism (Publisher: Future Horizons, Inc.)

 

 

 

Political/Current Events


 

Gold Winner
Fatal Faultlines: Pakistan, Islam and the West (Publisher: Arc Manor, LLC)

Silver Winners
Palestine, A Novel (Publisher: Silver Lane Publishing)
Walk Out Walk On (Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.)

 

 

 

Professional/Technical


 

Gold Winner
Handbook of Otolaryngology (Publisher: Thieme Medical Publishers)

Silver Winners
Empowering Spanish Speakers – Answers for Educators, Business People, and Friends of Latinos (Publisher: Summerland Corp.)
Seven Aneurysms: Tenets and Techniques for Clipping (Publisher: Thieme Medical Publishers)

 

 

 

Psychology


 

Gold Winner
Apps for Autism (Publisher: Future Horizons, Inc.)

Silver Winners
Happy Together: Creating a Lifetime of Connection, Commitment, and Intimacy (Publisher: Pacific Highlands Press)
The Sigfluence Generation: Our Young People’s Potential to Transform America (Publisher: Eloquent Books)

 

 

 

Reference/Directories


 

Gold Winner
Uncovering the Logic of English: A Common-Sense Solution to America’s Literary Crisis (Publisher: Pedia Learning, Inc.)

Silver Winners
The Bride’s Year Ahead – 2nd Ed. (Publisher:Sellers Publishing, Inc.)
The Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds (Publisher: TFH Publications, Inc.)

 

 

 

Regional


 

Gold Winner
The White House: An Historic Guide (Publisher: White House Historical Association)

Silver Winners
Chula Vista Centennial (Publisher: Chula Vista 100)
Gimme Some Sugar Darlin’ (Publisher: Tripleheart Press, LLC)

 

 

 

Religion


 

Gold Winner
Sufism and the Way of Blame (Publisher: Quest Books)

Silver Winners
The Passover Haggadah (Publisher: Kehot Publication Society, subsidiary of Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch)
Prayers for Friday Night (Publisher: Kol Menachem / Lifestyle Books)
Torah: The Five Books of Moses (Publisher: Kol Menachem / Lifestyle Books)

 

 

 

Science


 

Gold Winner
Body Works (Publisher: Medbooks, Inc.)

Silver Winners
The Heart Brain (Publisher: Angels Island Press)
The Origin of Cultures (Publisher: Prometheus Press)

 

 

 

Self-Help


 

Gold Winner
Attitude Reconstruction: A Blueprint for Building a Better Life (Publisher: Riviera Press)

Silver Winners
Living The Promises: Coming to Life on the Road to Recovery (Publisher: Clear Vision Press)
Odyssey of Your Soul (Publisher: Summit University Press)

 

 

 

Sports & Recreation


 

Gold Winner
Forward: The First American Unsupported Expedition to the North Pole (Publisher: Octane Press)

Silver Winners
Atlantic Salmon Magic (Publisher: Wild River Press)
River Smallmouth Fishing (Publisher: Smallmouth Angler Press)

 

 

 

Travel


 

Gold Winner
Vietnam Journeys (Publisher: Fields Publishing)

Silver Winners
The Complete Walt Disney World 2012 (Publisher: Coconut Press)
Ricardo Breceda: Accidental Artist (Publisher: Sunbelt Publications)

 

 

 

Cover Design (Fiction)


 

Gold Winner
Palestine, A Novel (Publisher: Silver Lane Publishing)

Silver Winners
A Crooked Number (Publisher: Flat Rock Publishing)
Saltwater Taffy (Publisher: Seven Publishing)
Until Brazil (Publisher: The Glide Press)

 

 

 

Cover Design (Nonfiction)


 

Gold Winner
Pure Gold: Adventures With Six Rescued Golden Retrievers (Publisher: Glad Dog Press, LLC)

Silver Winners
Torah: The Five Books of Moses (Publisher: Kol Menachem / Lifestyle Books)
Treasure Island: The Untold Story (Publisher: New Maritima Press)

 

 

 

Cover Design (Large Format)


 

Gold Winner
Ricardo Breceda: Accidental Artist (Publisher: Sunbelt Publications)

Silver Winners
Nature Aquarium Complete Works 1985-2009 (Publisher: TFH Publications, Inc.)
South Beach: Stories of a Renaissance (Publisher: IplusII)

 

 

 

Cover Design (Children’s/YA)


 

Gold Winner
Rex Riders (Publisher: Monstrosities Books)

Silver Winners
Chippy Chipmunk: Babies in the Garden (Publisher: Celtic Sunrise)
The Wizard Who Saved the World (Publisher: Big Kid Science)

 

 

 

Interior Design (1-2 Color)


 

Gold Winner
Scenery, Curiosities, and Stupendous Rocks: William Quesenbury’s Overland Sketches, 1850-1851 (Publisher: University Of Oklahoma Press)

Silver Winners
Little Dickens (Publisher: Nodin Press)
Prayers for Friday Night (Publisher: Kol Menachem / Lifestyle Books)

 

 

 

Interior Design (3 or More Color)


 

Gold Winner
History of a Place Called Rescue (Publisher: Deer Valley Press)

Silver Winners
JAWS: Memories From Martha’s Vineyard (Publisher: Moonrise Media)
Urban Farming (Publisher: Bowtie Press)

 

 

 

Interior Design (Children’s/YA)


 

Gold Winner
Harry Potter: Page to Screen (Publisher: Insight Editions / Harper Collins)

Silver Winners
Natural Hawaii: An Inquisitive Kid’s Guide (Publisher: Dot Dot Books)
The Santa Club (Publisher: Palmary Press / Kelly Lane Publishing)

 

 

 

Most Improved Redesign


 

Gold Winner
Special Diets for Special Kids (Publisher: Future Horizons, Inc.)

Silver Winners
Alaska’s Watchable Whales: Humpback and Killer Whales (Publisher: Mark Kelley Photography & Publishing)
Animal Planet Complete Guide to Dog Care (original title: Good Dogkeeping)  (Publisher: TFH Publications, Inc.)

 

 

 

The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (Fiction)


 

Gold Winner
The Samaritan (Publisher: Blank Slate Press)

Silver Winners
Erekos (Publisher: Candlemark & Gleam)
Zombies of the World (Publisher: Slang Design)

 

 

 

The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (Nonfiction)


 

Gold Winner
JAWS: Memories From Martha’s Vineyard (Publisher: Moonrise Media)

Silver Winners
Topic of Cancer: Riding the Waves of the Big C (Publisher: Virginia Martin Press)
Voice of the Great Spirit (Publisher: Pine Forest Press)

 

 

 

The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (Children’s/Young Adult)


 

Gold Winner
Curious Critters (Publisher: Wild Iris Publishing)

Silver Winners
Everything Butt Art at the Zoo (Publisher: Madbrook Publishing, LLC)
My Grama’s Garden (Publisher: My Grama’s Garden)