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ACTION/ADVENTURE
The Green Alliance
Andrew Rafkin
Outskirts Press
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ACTION/ADVENTURE
The Green Alliance
Andrew Rafkin
Outskirts Press
ADDICTION & RECOVERY
OPIATE NATION: A Memoir of Love, Loss & Acceptance
Jude DiMeglio Trang & John M Trang
Self-Published
ADULT COLORING BOOKS
Explore the Sights of Berlin Divided: Berlin United
Bibi LeBlanc
Culture to Color, LLC
AFRICAN AMERICAN FICTION
The Emanicipation of Evan Walls
Jeffrey Blount
Koehler Books Publishing
AFRICAN AMERICAN NON-FICTION
T.R.M. Howard: Doctor, Entrepreneur, Civil Rights Pioneer
David T. Beito & Linda Royster Beito
Independent Institute
AGING
Art & Creaky Bones
Sheila Reid
Self-Published
ANIMALS & PETS
Bird People: A Memoir
Letitia L. Moffitt
Cantraip Press
ANTHOLOGY
Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy
Nicole Seitz & Jonathan Haupt (Editors)
University of Georgia Press
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
My Afternoon with Louise Brooks
Tom Graves
Devault Graves Books
AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Yes is the Answer. What is the Question? How Faith in People and a Culture of Hospitality Built a Modern American Restaurant Company
Ideapress Publishing
Cameron Mitchell
BIOGRAPHY
Witness For My Father
Barbara Bergren
SandKey Press
BIOGRAPHY HISTORICAL
Boy on the Bridge: The Story of John Shalikashvili's American Success
Andrew Marble
University Press of Kentucky
BODY/MIND/SPIRIT
The Big Book of Chakras and Chakra Healing: How to Unlock Your Seven Energy Centers for Healing, Happiness, and Transformation
Susan Shumsky
Weiser
BOOK COVER DESIGN: CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOKS
Get Back in the Book!
Larry Issa & Emma Chadwick
Kalamus
BOOK COVER DESIGN: FICTION
Tidal Flats: A Novel
Cynthia Newberry Martin
Yellow Pear Press
BOOK COVER DESIGN: NON-FICTION
To Live on LaFayette Square: Society & Politics in the President's Neighborhood
William Seale
White House Historical Association
BOOK INTERIOR DESIGN: FICTION
JJ Goes to the Northwoods
Jaime Hardgrove
Up North Press
BOOK INTERIOR DESIGN: NON-FICTION
What the U.S. Healthcare System Doesn't Want You To Know: Why, And How You Can Do Something About It
Thought Collection Publishing
Kat Lahr
BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURSHIP & SMALL BUSINESS
The Non-Obvious Guide To Small Business Marketing (Without A Big Budget)
Rohit Bhargava
Ideapress Publishing
BUSINESS GENERAL
Non Obvious Mega Trends: How to See What Others Miss and Predict the Future
Rohit Bhargava
Ideapress Publishing
BUSINESS MOTIVATIONAL
Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life
Nir Eyal
BenBella Books
CANCER
TOUGH: Women Who Survived Cancer
Marquina Iliev-Piselli
AuthorpreneurLaunch LLC
CAREER
Always Eat Left Handed ...And Other Secrets For Killing It At Work And In Real Life
Rohit Bhargava
Ideapress Publishing
CAREGIVING
Caregiving Done Differently: A Commonsense Approach for Families, Caregivers, and Seniors
Loretta J. Gilbert & Nancy E. Walker
The Common Sense Approach
CHAPTER BOOKS
Story Glass
Billy Baldwin
Decozen Books
CHICK-LIT
Marianne Moves On
Barbara Schnell
Self-Published
COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
Astral Evolution
Jay Magnum & Brian Augustyn
Pet Piranha Entertainment
CHILDREN'S FICTION
Yazzy's Amazing Yarn
Cathey Nickell
Twenty-Eight Creative
CHILDREN'S INSPIRATIONAL/MOTIVATIONAL
The Ripple
Monica Phoebe Stoltzfus & Alexandra Hurley MacVean
Clear Fork Publishing (Spork)
CHILDREN'S NON-FICTION
Your Body, Sick and Well: How Do You Know?
Steven Clark Cunningham
Three Conditions Press
CHILDREN'S RELIGION
Qur'an Princesses
Suad Sultan
Inspiring the Love of Islam
COFFEE TABLE BOOKS
Valter of Salt Lake City: The Magic of the Table
Valter Nassi with Elaine Bapis
Montesansvino Press
COMEDY
Lucifer On Leave
Robert Lee Johnston
Self-Published
CONTEMPORARY NOVEL
The Nine
Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg
She Writes Press
COOKBOOKS: GENERAL
Plant-Based on a Budget
Toni Okamoto
BenBella Books
COOKBOOKS: INTERNATIONAL
Magical Meaningful Memorable
Andy Goldfarb
Self-Published
COOKBOOKS: REGIONAL
The Big Sky Bounty Cookbook: Local Ingredients and Rustic Recipes
Chef Barrie Boulds & Jean Petersen
The History Press
CRIME FICTION
Death After Dishonor
Danny R. Smith
Dickie Floyd Novels
CROSS GENRE
Evening In The Yellow Wood
Laura Kemp
Pandamoon Publishing
CURRENT EVENTS
Savvy: Navigating Fake Companies, Fake Leaders and Fake News in the Post-Trust Era
Shiv B. Singh & Rohini Luthra, PhD
Ideapress Publishing
DEATH & DYING
The Goodbye Diaries: A Mother-Daughter Memoir
Marisa Bardach Ramel & Sally Bardach
Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing
DIET & NUTRITION
Cover Model Abs: Master Your Nutrition
Rusty Joiner
Self-Published
DIVORCE
Post-Divorce Bliss: Ending Us & Finding Me
Jude Walsh
Morgan James Publishing
EDUCATION
The EQ Intervention: Shaping a Self-Aware Generation Through Social and Emotional Learning
Adam L. Saenz, PhD
Greenleaf Book Group
ENTERTAINMENT
I Might Have Been Queen (And Other Things I Didn't Mention Before)
Brian Edwards
Archway Publishing
ENVIRONMENT
Deep Agroecology: Farms, Food, and Our Future
Steven McFadden
Light and Sound Press
EROTICA
Blindsided: A Novel
Juliet Braddock
Self-Published
FACTION
Terribilita
Ben Wyckoff Shore
Cinder Block Publishing LLC
FANTASY
Epoca: The Tree of Ecrof
Created by Kobe Brant, Written by Ivy Claire
Granity Studios
FICTION GENERAL
Tidal Flats: A Novel
Cynthia Newberry Martin
Yellow Pear Press
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FINE ART
Art In The White House
William Kloss
White House Historical Association
FITNESS
Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body
Michael Mathews
Oculus Publishers
FRIENDSHIP
The Trumpet Lesson: A Novel
Dianne Romain
She Writes Press
GIFT BOOKS
Life is Good: Wit & Wisdom from a Vermont Homesteader
Nancy Carey Johnson
Honeyberry Books
GREEN LIVING
Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond: Volume 1, 3rd Edition: Guiding Principles to Welcome Rain into Your Life and Landscape
Brad Lancaster
Rainsource Press
GRIEF
How Much Big Is the Sky: A Memoir of a Mother's Love and Unfathomable Loss
Sherry Chapman
Pedigree Publishing
HEALTH GENERAL
My Garden of Flowers: Miracles in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Manjeet Kaur, MD
Inspirante Publishing LLC
HISTORICAL FICTION
The Dung Beetles of Liberia: A Novel Based on True Events
Daniel V. Meier Jr.
Boutique of Quality Books
HISTORY GENERAL
Anonymous Is a Woman: A Global Chronicle of Gender Inequality
Nina Ansary
Revela Press
HISTORY: US
Stories of Elders: What the Greatest Generations Knows about Technology that You Don't
Veronica Kirin
Identity Publications
HOLIDAY
Miracle of 31st Street: Christmas Cheer Every Day of the Year - Grinch to Gratitude in 26 Days!
Susan Sparks
Self-Published
HORROR
The Pain Colony
Shanon Hunt
Narrow Ledge Publishing
HOW-TO
How to Draw The Presidents
John Hutton
White House Historical Association
HUMOR
What's That Growing in My Sour Cream? Humorous Observations on Modern Life
Brad Graber
Dark Victory Press
INSPIRATION
Why Am I So Happy: The Sign of True Success is a Happy Heart
Paula Neva Vail
Authors Place Press
JUVENILE FICTION
Leo Gray and the Lunar Eclipse
K.J. Kruk
Greenleaf Book Group
JUVENILE NON-FICTION
Urban Playground: What Kids Say About Living in San Francisco
Katie Burke
SparksPress
LEADERSHIP
Good Authority: How to Become the Leader Your Team is Waiting For
Jonathan Raymond
Ideapress Publishing
LEGAL THRILLER
Ariel's Island
Pat McKee
Southern Fried Karma
LGBTQIA FICTION
Choices
Lyn Gardner
Self-Published
LGBTQIA NON-FICTION
Once A Girl, Always A Boy
Jo Ivester
She Writes Press
LITERARY FICTION
A Silver Willow by the Shore
Kelli Stuart
Fine Print Writing Press
MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS
ABM is B2B. Why B2B Marketing and Sales is Broken and How to Fix It
Sangram Vajre & Eric Spett
Ideapress Publishing
MARRIAGE
Simple Habits For Marital Happiness: Practical Skills And Tools That Build A Strong Satisfying Relationship
CrossLink Publishing
Randy Schroeder, Ph.D.
MEDICAL
Drugs Without the Hot Air: Making Sense of Legal and Illegal Drugs
David Nutt
UIT Cambridge
MEDICAL THRILLER
The Pain Colony
Shanon Hunt
Narrow Ledge Publishing
MEMOIR
Trove: A Woman's Search for Truth and Buried Treasure
Sandra A. Miller
Brown Paper Press
MEN'S HEALTH
Midpoint: Manhood, Midlife and Prostate Cancer
James A. Hill
Koehler Books
MILITARY FICTION
The Pearl Harbor Conspiracy
J.G. Schwartz
Schwartz-Publishing
MILITARY NON-FICTION
The Hurricane Within
Ashlee Leppert
Mandi Pants Press LLC
MISCELLANEOUS
Built to Suck: The Inevitable Demise of the Corporation...and How to Save It?
Joseph Jaffe
Ideapress Publishing
MOTIVATIONAL
Imagine God
Rick Pribell
Christian Faith Publishing
MULTICULTURAL FICTION
Daughters of the Stone
Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa
Ingram
MULTICULTURAL NON-FICTION
Among the Maasai: A Memoir
Juliet Cutler
She Writes Press
MUSIC
A Grand Madness: U2 Twenty Years After
Dianne Ebertt Beeaff
Hawkmoon Publications
MYSTERY
The Things You Find In Rockpools
Gregg Dunnett
Pole Hill Press
NATURE
Puffins Take Flight, Iceland The Puffin Explorers Series, Book 1
RA Anderson
Ingram Spark
NEW ADULT FICTION
The Way You Burn
Christine Meade
She Writes Press
NEW ADULT NON-FICTION
Dads For Daughters: How Fathers Can Give Their Daughters a Better, Brighter, Fairer Future
Michelle Travis
Mango Publishing
NEW AGE FICTION
The Reluctant Healer
Andrew Himmel
Greenleaf Book Group
NEW AGE NON-FICTION
The Shaman's Guide to Power Animals
Lori Morrison
Four Jaguars Press
NEW FICTION
Beloved Mother
Laura Hunter
Bluewater Publications
NEW NON-FICTION
Witness For My Father
Barbara Bergren
SandKey Press
NON-FICTION
SUBMERGED: Ryan Widmer, his drowned bride and the justice system
Janice Hisle
Chilidog Press LLC
PARENTING & FAMILY
ParentShift: Ten Universal Truths That Will Change the Way You Raise Your Kids
Linda & Ty Hatfield & Wendy Thomas Russell
Brown Paper Press
PERFORMING ARTS
How Beautiful They Were
Boston Teran
High-top Publishing LLC
PERSONAL GROWTH
Deep Living with the Enneagram: Recovering Your True Nature
Roxanne Howe-Murphy
Enneagram Press
PHILOSOPHY
Sh!t Sun Tzu Said: Classic Warfare for the Modern Mind
Lawrence Kane, Kris Wilder & Sun Tzu
Stickman Publications, Inc.
PHOTOGRAPHY
Tattle Tales: Tattoo Stories and Portraits
Brandy Isadora
Brandimar Publishing
PICTURE BOOKS: AGES 4-8
Get Back in the Book!
Larry Issa & Emma Chadwick
Kalamus
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PICTURE BOOKS: ALL-AGES
Story Glass
Billy Baldwin
Decozen Books
PICTURE BOOKS: PRESCHOOL
Ella's Umbrella
Courtney Shannon Strand
Kicky Cane Press
POETRY
Fabulous Beast: Poems
Sarah Kain Gutowski
Texas Review Press
POLITICAL (TIED)
Liberty in Peril: Democracy and Power in American History
Randall G. Holcombe
Independent Institute
POLITICAL (TIED)
Drugs Without the Hot Air: Making Sense of Legal and Illegal Drugs
David Nutt
UIT Cambridge
POLITICAL THRILLER
Justifiable Deceit
Mikael Carlson
Warrington Publishing
PRE-TEEN FICTION
Britfield & The Lost Crown
C. R. Stewart
Devonfield Publishing
PSYCHIATRY/PHYSCHOLOGY
Growing Up Lonely: Disconnection and Misconnection in the Lives of Our Children
J.W. Freiberg
Philia Books, Ltd.
REFERENCE
The Power of Face Reading: A simple illustrated guide to understanding our universal language
Mac Fulfer
Global Insight Communications, LLC
REGIONAL FICTION: MIDWEST
A Veil Removed
Michelle Cox
She Writes Press
REGIONAL FICTION: NORTHEAST
Murder Returns to the Precipice
Penny Goetjen
Secret Harbor Press
REGIONAL FICTION: SOUTHEAST
Mourning Dove
Claire Fullerton
Firefly Southern Fiction
REGIONAL FICTION: SOUTHWEST
The Tortilla Star
Abbey Carpenter
Black Rose Writing
REGIONAL FICTION: WEST
Shrug: A Novel
Lisa Braver Moss
She Writes Press
REGIONAL NON-FICTION: MIDWEST
Great River City: How The Mississippi Shaped St. Louis
Andrew Wanko
Missouri Historical Society Press
REGIONAL NON-FICTION: NORTHEAST
Growing Up Between Stops on the A-train: A Memoir
Jennifer Y. Johnson-Garcia
Moroen Hus
REGIONAL NON-FICTION: SOUTHEAST
Uncovering Roots: The Rheas of Augusta, Bath and Rockbridge Counties, Virginia
Lillian "Sissy Crone" Frazer
AuthorHouse
REGIONAL NON-FICTION: WEST
My Place Among Men
Kris Millgate
Inkshares
RELATIONSHIPS
Searching for Mom: A Memoir
Sara Easterly and Linda Easterly
Heart Voices
RELIGION FICTION
Stolen Shroud
Daniel Westlund
For the Win Publishing
RELIGION NON-FICTION
Dare To Live Greatly: The Courage To Live A Powerful Christian Life
L.C. Fowler
Self-Published
ROMANCE
Everybody Lies
Melanie A. Smith
Wicked Dreams Publishing
ROMANTIC COMEDY
A Sunday Kind of Love: A Football Romance
David Benjamin
Last Kid Books
SALES & MARKETING
The Transparentcy Sale: How Unexpected Honesty and Understanding the Buying Brain Can Transform Your Results
Todd Caponi
Ideapress Publishing
SCIENCE FICTION
The Nothing Within
Andy Giesler
Humble Quill
SELF-HELP GENERAL
101 Ways to Win a Fight: Basic to Bone Breaking
Chad Von Dette
Self-Published
SELF-HELP MOTIVATIONAL
A Year of Living Kindly: Choices That Will Change Your Life and the World Around You
Donna Cameron
She Writes Press
SELF-HELP SPIRITUAL
The Big Book of Chakras and Chakra Healing: How to Unlock Your Seven Energy Centers for Healing, Happiness, and Transformation
Susan Shumsky
Weiser
SHORT STORIES
Walks Through Life: Stories
Santhosh Komaraju
Self-Published
SMALL BOOKS
Love that WORD: 12 Simple WORDS to Inspire Your Christian Journey
Sandra Gladden
Self-Published
SOCIAL/POLITICAL CHANGE
The Purpose Advantage: How to Unlock New Ways of Doing Business
Jeff Fromm
Ideapress Publishing
SPECIALTY
2019 Blackbook Directory and Yearbook
Carl Booker
Avista Products
SPIRITUALITY
Your Sailboat Needs No Engine
Preeti Gupta
Self-Published
SPORTS
History of Pickleball: More Than 50 Years of Fun!
Jennifer Lucore & Beverly Youngren
Two Picklers Press
SUSPENSE
The Will to Die
Joe Pulizzi
Z Squared Media
TECHNOLOGY
Data Story: Explain Data and Inspire Action Through Story
Nancy Duarte
Ideapress Publishing
THRILLER
The Art of Dying: A Ray Hanley Crime Thriller
Derik Cavignano
Ingram Spark
TRAVEL
Five Months on the Missouri River: Paddling a Dugout Canoe
Thomas J. Elpel
HOPS Press, LLC
TRUE CRIME
SUBMERGED: Ryan Widmer, his drowned bride and the justice system
Janice Hisle
Chilidog Press LLC
VISIONARY FICTION
Painted Oxen
Thomas Lloyd Qualls
Homebound Publications
WELL-BEING
The Vail Method: Getting Better Not Just Older
Matt Ehrlich
Advantage Press
WESTERN FICTION
Leftover Soldiers: Life on the Western Frontier
Bert Entwistle
Black Mule Press
WESTERN NON-FICTION
'Looking Back' Stories of Real American Pioneers
Bert Entwistle
Black Mule Press
WOMEN'S FICTION
The Moon Always Rising
Alice C. Early
She Writes Press
WOMEN'S HEALTH
28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals About Your Moods, Health & Potential
Gabrielle Lichterman
Self-Published
WOMEN'S ISSUES
Anonymous Is a Woman: A Global Chronicle of Gender Inequality
Nina Ansary
Revela Press
WRITING & PUBLISHING
Listen Up, Writer: How Not to Write Like an Amateur
Nikki Hanna
Patina Publishing
YOUNG ADULT FICTION
The Diseased Ones
Danielle Harrington
Acorn Publishing
YOUNG ADULT NON-FICTION
My Life, My Way: How To Make Exceptional Decisions About College, Career, and Life
Elyse Hudacsko
Self-Published
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