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OFFICIAL CATEGORIES OF THE 13th ANNUAL INDIE EXCELLENCE BOOK AWARDS:

A

Action/Adventure
Addiction & Recovery
Adult Coloring Books 
African American Fiction
African American Non-Fiction
Aging
Alternative Medicine
Animals-Pets 
Anthology
Arts & Entertainment
Autobiography

B

Beauty 
Biography-General
Biography-Historical
Body/Mind/Spirit
Book Cover Design-Children Picture Books
Book Cover Design-Fiction
Book Cover Design-Non-Fiction
Book Interior Design Fiction
Book Interior Design Non-Fiction
Business-Entrepreneurship & Small Business 
Business-General 
Business-Motivational 

C

Cancer 
Career
Caregiving
Chapter Books 
Chick-Lit 
Childrens-Fiction (Ages 3-6)
Childrens-Inspirational/Motivational 
Childrens-Non-Fiction (Ages 3-6)
Childrens-Religion 
Coffee Table Book
Comedy
Comics and Graphic Novels 
Contemporary Novel 
Cookbooks-General 
Cookbooks-International 
Cookbooks-Regional 
Crafts-Hobbies
Crime Fiction 
Cross Genre 
Current Events 

D

Death & Dying
Diet & Nutrition 
Divorce 

E

Education 
Entertainment 
Environment
Erotica 

F

Faction (fiction based on fact) 
Fantasy 
Fine Arts 
Fitness 
Friendship 

Fiction (General)

G

Gift Books 
Green Living 
Grief 

H

Health-General 
Historical-Fiction
History-General
History-United States 
Holiday 
Home & Garden
Horror 
Humor 

How-To

I

Inspiration

J

Juvenile Fiction (Ages 6-9)
Juvenile Non-Fiction (Ages 6-9)

L

LGBTQ Fiction 
LGBTQ Non-Fiction
LGBTQ Fiction for Children & Teens
Leadership 
Legal Thriller 
Literary Fiction 

M

Marketing & Public Relations 
Marriage 
Medical 
Medical Thriller
Memoir 
Men’s Health

Military Fiction 
Military Non-Fiction 
Miscellaneous 
Motivational
Movies and Television 
Multicultural-Fiction 
Multicultural-Non-Fiction
Music 
Mystery 

N

Nature
New Adult Fiction
New Adult Non Fiction
New Age-Fiction 
New Age-Non-Fiction 
New Fiction (must be first time THIS book is published ) 
New Non-Fiction (must be first time THIS book is published ) 
Non-Fiction 

P

Parenting & Family 
Performing Arts - Film, Theater, Dance & Music
Personal Growth 
Philosophy 
Photography
Picture Books - Ages 4-8
Picture Books - All Ages 
Picture Books - Preschool 
Poetry 
Political 
Political Thriller 
Pregnancy & Childbirth 
Pre-Teen Fiction (Ages 10-12)
Pre-Teen Non-Fiction (Ages 10-12)
Psychiatry/Psychology 

R

Reference 
Regional: Fiction - Midwest
Regional: Non Fiction - Midwest
Regional: Fiction - Northeast
Regional: Non Fiction - Northeast
Regional: Fiction - Southeast
Regional: Non Fiction - Southeast
Regional: Fiction - Southwest
Regional: Non Fiction - Southwest
Regional: Fiction - West
Regional: Non Fiction - West
Relationships 
Religion-Fiction 
Religion-Non-Fiction 
Romance 
Romantic Comedy 

S

Sales & Marketing 
Science Fiction 
Self Help: General 
Self Help: Motivational 
Self Help: Spiritual 
Sexuality 
Short Stories 
Small Books 
Social/Political Change 
Social Media 
Specialty Books 
Spirituality 
Sports
Steam Punk 
Suspense

T

Technology 
Thriller 
Travel 
True Crime 

V

Visionary Fiction 

W

Well-Being 
Western Fiction
Western Non Fiction 
Wine 
Women’s Fiction 
Women’s Health 
Women’s Issues 
Writing and Publishing

Y

Young Adult Fiction (Ages 13 & up)
Young Adult Non-Fiction (Ages 13 & up)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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