61. How-To (Crafts/Hobby/Industrial Arts)

GOLD: Gather & Make: Plant-Based Projects for All Seasons
by Genevieve Layman
(Azara Publications)
SILVER: Threads Around the World: From Arabian Weaving to Batik in Zimbabwe
by Deb Brandon
(Schiffer Publishing)
BRONZE: A Geek’s Guide to Cross-Stitch: Journeys in Space
by Clarissa Thorne and Oceano Ransford
(Fanbase Press)

62. Inspirational/Spiritual

GOLD: His Holiness: The Fourteenth Dalai Lama
by Jane Perkins and Raghu Rai
(Insight Editions)
SILVER: We Sit: Paintings by Marley Kaul / Poems by Taiju Geri Wilimek
by Marley Kaul and Taiju Geri Wilimek
(Mill Studio Press)
BRONZE: Tending the Fire: The Story of a Marriage
written and illustrated by Jeannie DuBose
(Beaver’s Pond Press)

63. New Age / Mind-Body-Spirit

GOLD: Love Your Age: The Small-Step Solution to a Better, Longer, Happier Life
by Barbara Hannah Grufferman
SILVER: Wise and Shine: Think Clearly, Live Deeply, Be Someone You Value
by Robert N. Stonehill
BRONZE: Mindfulness Matters: A Guide to Mastering Your Life
by Pax Tandon
(Schiffer Publishing)

64. Parenting

GOLD: Autism Uncensored: Pulling Back the Curtain
by Whitney Ellenby
SILVER: Answering Why: Unleashing Passion, Purpose, and Performance in Younger Generations
by Mark C. Perna
(Greenleaf Book Group Press)
BRONZE: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Children with Healthy Vision: How Technology Affects Eyesight & What to Do About It!
by Dr. Nicholas Despotidis, Dr. Noah Tannen, and Kimberly Lee, Ed.M.

65. Popular Culture

GOLD: James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction
by James Cameron and various authors
(Insight Editions)
SILVER: Ahistory: An Unauthorized History of the Doctor Who Universe, 4th Edition (Vol 1,2,3)
by Lance Parkin and Lars Pearson
(Mad Norwegian Press)
BRONZE: From Behind: A Peculiar Perspective of People and Places
by David Jerome
(Smack Books)

66. Psychology/Mental Health

GOLD: Living on Automatic: How Emotional Conditioning Shapes Our Lives and Relationships
by Homer B. Martin MD and Christine B.L. Adams MD
SILVER: Intimate Relationships Across the Lifespan: Formation, Development, Enrichment, and Maintenance
by Abdul Khaleque
BRONZE: Passive-Aggression: Understanding the Sufferer, Helping the Victim
by Martin Kantor MD

67. Sports/Fitness/Recreation

GOLD: Great Game! D1 College Hockey: People, Places, Perspectives
by Bruce Haas
(Beaver’s Pond Press)
SILVER: The Next Ones: How McDavid, Matthews, and a Group of Young Guns Took Over the NHL
by Michael Traikos
(Douglas & McIntyre)





BRONZE: An All-Star’s Cardboard Memories

by Tom Zappala, Ellen Zappala, and Joe Orlando with Rico Petrocelli

(Peter E. Randall Publisher)


68. Reference

GOLD: The Connoisseur’s Guide to Worldwide Spirits: Selecting and Savoring Whiskey, Vodka, Scotch, Rum, Tequila… and Everything Else
by Richard Carleton Hacker
(Skyhorse Publishing)
SILVER: Dead Serious and Lighthearted -The Memorable Words of Modern America -Volume III (1994-2015)
by Mack W. Borgen
(Schmitt & Brody Publishers)
BRONZE: 43 Wine Regions: A Practical Guide to the Top Regions and Vintages Around the World
by Michael Biddick
(Mascot Books)

69. Religion (Eastern/Western)

GOLD: A Baptist Preacher’s Buddhist Teacher: How  My Interfaith Journey with Daisaku Ikeda made me a Better Christian
by Lawrence Edward Carter Sr.
(Middleway Press)

SILVER: In the Midst of the City: The Gospel and God’s Politics
by Barkley S. Thompson
(Bright Sky Publishing)
BRONZE: The 21: A Journey into the Land of Coptic Martyrs
by Martin Mosebach
(Plough Publishing House)

70. Science

GOLD: An End to Upside Down Thinking: Dispelling the Myth that the Brain Produces Consciousness, and the Implications for Everyday Life
by Mark Gober
(Waterside Press)
SILVER: InsideOUT: Revealing the Mysteries of Creation and the Wisdom to Live Your Life Consciously Connected
by Karen Elkins
BRONZE: A Deeper Truth: The New Science of Innovation, Human Choice and Societal Scale Behavior
by Tim Stroh

71. Self Help

GOLD (tie):
A Year of Living Kindly: Choices that Will Change Your Life and the World Around You
by Donna Cameron
(She Writes Press)
Awaken: 6 Sacred Steps to Remember Who You Are & Why You’re Here
by Julie Santiago
(Lumina Press)
SILVER: Belonging: Remembering Ourselves Home
by Toko-pa Turner
(Her Own Room Press)
BRONZE: Earth Is Hiring: The New Way to Live, Lead, Earn, and Give for Millennials and Anyone Who Gives a Sh*t
by Peta Kelly
(Waterside Press)

72. Sexuality/Relationships

GOLD: Relax, It’s Just Sex: Understanding Non-Possessive Intimate Relationships
by Leslie Spurr PhD.
SILVER: Love Affairs: The Therapeutic Guide to Sound Thinking and Smart Moves after Infidelity
by Joel Block PhD
BRONZE: Intimate Relationships Across the Lifespan: Formation, Development, Enrichment, and Maintenance 
by Abdul Khaleque

73. Transportation (Auto/Aviation/Railroad)

GOLD: Huntington Tracks
by Paul A. Smedley
(Golden West Books)
SILVER: The Rail Lines of Southern New England
by Ronald Dale Karr
(Branch Line Press)
BRONZE: Vern Tardel Hot Rod Your Model A: How-To Guide for Hot Rodding a Stock Model A
by Vern Tardel & David Featherston
(Featherston Publishing)

74. Travel – Essay

GOLD: The Buddha Sat Right Here: A Family Odyssey Through India and Nepal
by Dena Moes
(She Writes Press)
SILVER: Rudy’s Rules for Travel: Life Lessons from Around the Globe
by Mary K. Jensen
(She Writes Press)
BRONZE: Yes, the World is Round: Sailing in the Wake of Early Explorers and History Makers
by Donna Hill
(Oriole Publishing)

75. Travel – Guidebook

GOLD: Arizona and New Mexico: 25 Scenic Side Trips
by Rick Quinn
(Imbrifex Books)
SILVER: The State of Bourbon: Exploring the Spirit of Kentucky
by Cameron M. Ludwick & Blair Thomas Hess
(Indiana University Press)

BRONZE: Cool Tokyo Guide: Adventures in the City of Kawaii Fashion, Train Sushi, and Godzilla


by Abby Denson


(Tuttle Publishing)

76. Women's Issues

by Andrea-Teresa Arenas and Eloisa Gómez
(Wisconsin Historical Society Press)
by Rickey Gard Diamond; illustrations by Peaco Todd
(She Writes Press)
by Kim Kane
(Wise Ink Creative Publishing)

77. Writing/Publishing

by Anne Janzer
(Cuesta Park Consulting)
by Kate Kramer



(Schiffer Publishing)



by Kilby Blades
(Luxe Press)


GOLD: www.welcometoshale.com (Web Design by Avi Silver)
SILVER: https://wdp.wharton.upenn.edu (Web Design by Push10)
BRONZE: www.jeremy-wagner.com (Web Design by Tony Bosco)


79. Cover Design – Fiction

by Sienna Tristen; illustrated by Haley Rose Szereszewski
(Molewhale Press)
SILVER: Run Story
by Daniel Hales; Cover art by Patrick Porter; Cover design by Philitha Cowdrey
(Shape & Nature Press)
by R. Chen

80. Cover Design – Non-Fiction

by Shiv Singh and Rohini Luthra
(Ideapress Publishing)
by Isabel Sun Chao and Claire Chao; Cover design by Paul Barrett
(Plum Brook)
Edited by Steven Taylor; Original Cover Art by R. Crumb
(Three Rooms Press)

81. Cover Design - Non-Fiction Oversize

Photography by Craig Blacklock
(Blacklock Photography Galleries)
by Stuart R Kaplan w/ Mary K Greer, Elizabeth Foley OConnor & Melinda Boyd Parsons
(U.S. Games Systems Inc.)
written and published by Ripley Publishing

82. Best First Book - Fiction

by Gayle Marie
(Mnemosyne Books)
by Kitty Cook
(Brass Anvil Books)



BRONZE: High Hand

by Curtis Harris, James Rosen and James Ellenberger writing as Curtis J. James

(Copper Peak Press)





83. Best First Book - Non-Fiction


GOLD: Remembering Shanghai: A Memoir of Socialites, Scholars and Scoundrels

by Isabel Sun Chao and Claire Chao

(Plum Brook)





SILVER: Spoiler Alert: You’re Gonna Die: Unveiling Death One Question at a Time

by Korttany Finn & Jacquie Purcell

(Fawkes Press)





BRONZE (tie): Wisdom from the Homeless: Lessons a Doctor Learned at a Homeless Shelter

by Neil Craton M.D.

(Friesen Press)





The Doctor Next Door

by Elaine Holt M.D.






84. Book Series - Fiction

GOLD: The Guinevere’s Tale Trilogy

by Nicole Evelina

(Lawson Gartner Publishing)





SILVER: The Dyed in the Green Series

by George Mercer






BRONZE (tie): Clown William, Books 1&2

by Robin Elno

(IngramElliot Inc.)





The Steve Cannon Series

by B.R. Laue

(Brandy Hill Publishing)





85. Book Series - Non-Fiction

GOLD: The Non-Obvious Guide Series (3 Volumes)

by Rohit Bhargava, James Notter, Maddi Grant, and Andrea Driessen

(Ideapress Publishing)



SILVER: Historical and Theological Foundations of Law (3 Volumes)

by Colonel John Eidsmoe
(Nordskog Publishing)



BRONZE: The Aztlán Anthology Series (6 Volumes)

Senior Editor Rebecca Frazier

(UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press)