Announcing the 2018 Winners and Finalists

Toronto, Ontario, July 1, 2018 – We are proud to announce the winners of the 2018 Book Excellence Awards Competition. The Book Excellence Awards is an international book awards competition dedicated to providing authors and publishers with the opportunity to showcase their books on a global platform.

Previous honorees have seen major benefits after winning an award including garnering attention from film producers, getting distribution in book stores, increasing their visibility, media coverage and book sales as well.

“Being a Book Excellence Award Finalist has definitely caused a spike in my sales and an increase in reviews.
– Allan Batchelder, 2017 Award Finalist

The program also offers authors and publishers marketing support by providing resources in topics such as publishing, marketing, writing, publicity and social media. The full value of the prize package is over $3,000 for winners and $1,750 for finalists.

The award-winning titles were chosen based on their design, layout, writing quality and overall market appeal. The following are the 2018 award winners, listed with their respective category, book title and author name(s):

Activity Book – Crime Cats: Heavy Metal Pizza Party by Wolfgang Parker

Addiction and Recovery – Parallel Universes: The Story of Rebirth by David Bohl

Adventure – The Improbable Journeys of Billy Battles by Ronald Yates

Aging – Age in Place: A Guide to Modifying, Organizing and Decluttering Mom and Dad’s Home by Lynda Shrager

Alternative Medicine – EDINA: Energy Medicine from the Stars by Lois J. Wetzel

Animals/Pets – Great Horned Owlets Rescue: Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way…. by Cheryl Aguiar

Autobiography – GOOD BLOOD: A Journey of Healing by Irit Schaffer

Biography – The Last Ring Home by Minter Dial

Body/Mind/Spirit – Living in Light, Love & Truth: Change Your Life Positively by Kasi Kaye Iliopoulos

Book Cover Design – The Electric Woman by James Scott

Books in a series – His Majesty’s Theatre Series by Christina Britton Conroy

Business – The Regenerative Business: Redesign Work. Cultivate Human Potential. Achieve Extraordinary Outcomes by Carol Sanford

Caregiving – How To Take Care of Old People Without Losing Your Marbles by Suzanne Blankenship

Children’s Education – Felix Is Curious About His Body by Dr. Nicole Audet

Children’s Inspirational/Motivational – Sophie and the Airplane by Kristi Grigsby

Children’s Fiction – But It’s The Truth by Aunt Eeebs and Sprout

Children’s Non-Fiction – Little Miss HISTORY Travels to MOUNT VERNON by Barbara Mojica

Coloring Book – Oh Susannah: Color With Me by Carole P. Roman

Comics and Graphic Novels – Spartan and the Green Egg: Book 1, A Trip to the Rainforest by Nabila Khashoggi

Contemporary Novel – A Dress the Color of the Sky by Jennifer Irwin

Cookbook – Modernist Bread by Nathan Myhrvold and Francisco Migoya

Diet and Nutrition – Nutrition and the Autonomic Nervous System: The Scientific Foundations of The Gonzalez Protocol by Nicholas Gonzalez, M.D.

Education and Academic – The Dragon Grammar Book: Grammar for Kids, Dragons, and the Whole Kingdom by Diane Mae Robinson

Erotica – My Soul Belongs to You by C.L. Hunter

Faction (fiction based on facts) – Black Sun by Glenn Starkey

Family – Elsie’s Story by Doris Green

Fantasy – Above The Star by Alexis Marie Chute

Fiction – The Last Road Home by Danny Johnson

Finances – Investment Atlas II: Using History as a Financial Tool by Kenneth Winans

Friendship – Wings and Feet by Lisa Reinicke

Gift Book – Spirit Says…Be Healthy: A Collection of Original Quotes and Affirmations to Guide You Toward Optimal Health by Dr. Susan Bova

Grief – Teen Grief: Caring for the Grieving Teenage Heart by Gary Roe

Health – Service Extraordinaire: Unlocking the Value of Concierge Medicine by David Winter

Historical – Scandalous, The Victoria Woodhull Saga, Vol. II: Fame, Infamy, and Paradise Lost by Neal Katz

Horror – Antitheus by G.A. Minton

Inspirational – Writing for Bliss: A Seven Step Plan for Telling Your Story and Transforming Your Life by Diana Raab

Leadership – Extreme Teaming: Lessons in Complex, Cross Sector Leadership by Amy C. Edmondson and Jean-François Harvey

LGBTQ Fiction – Reservations by Kindle Alexander

Marketing – Expand, Grow, Thrive: 5 Proven Steps to Turn Good Brands into Global Brands through the LASSO Method by Pete Canalichio

Marriage – Marriage: Make It or Break It by Andrea Merrell

Medical – Dr. Eno’s A-to-Z Guide to Thriving with Type 2 Diabetes by Eno Nsima-Obot, MD

Memoir – Realizing River City: A Memoir by Melissa Grunow

Men’s Health – Aches and Gains: A Comprehensive Guide to Overcoming Your Pain by Paul Christo

Military – Brave and Funny Memories of WWII by a P-38 Fighter Pilot by Lyndon Shubert

Motivational – Prove Them Wrong: Be the One to Make It Happen by Nancy Shugart

Multicultural Fiction – The Vicissitudes of Fortune by Bob Siqveland

Multicultural Non-Fiction – Access to Asia: Your Multicultural Guide to Building Trust, Inspiring Respect, and Creating Long-Lasting Business Relationships by Sharon Schweitzer

Mystery – Eternal Bloodlines by JC Brennan

Non-Fiction – It Is About You: How American Government Works and How to Help Fix It by Deborah Cupples

Parenting – Ten Powerful Things to Say to Your Kids: Creating the Relationship You Want with the Most Important People in Your Life by Paul Axtell

Performing Arts – The Girl On Pointe: The Ballerina by Patricia Bowman-Stein

Personal Growth/Development – Dear Limits, Get Out Of My Way: The Woman’s Guide To End Self Limitations And Push Past Social Restrictions by Ky-Lee Hanson

Photography – The Photographing Tourist: A Storyteller’s Guide to Travel and Photography by David Noyes

Picture Book, Ages 4 to 8 – What A Tree It Will Be! by L.S.V. Baker

Picture Book, All Ages – Buckets, Dippers, and Lids: Secrets to Your Happiness by Carol McCloud

Picture Book, Preschool – My Little Angel by Sherrill Cannon

Poetry – Whole Phat and Gluten Free Poetry by Carol Durant

Political – The Stalled Revolution: Is Equality for Women an Impossible Dream? by Eva Tutchell and John Edmonds

Pre-Teen Fiction – A Calf Named Brian Higgins by Kristen Ball

Psychology – Excelling with Autism: Obtaining Critical Mass Using Deliberate Practice by Brenda Smith Myles Ph.D., Ruth Aspy Ph.D., Kerry Mataya M.Ed., and Hollis Shaffer

Public Relations – Mastering Business for Strategic Communicators: Insights and Advice from the C-Suite of Leading Brands by Matthew W. Ragas, Ph.D. and Ron Culp

Relationships – The Color of Pain by Melisa Arnold

Religion – The Runaway Prophet by Michele Chynoweth

Romance – Warwolfe by Kathryn Le Veque

Science Fiction – The Last Dog by Dawn Greenfield Ireland

Self Help – Calmer Waters: The Caregiver’s Journey Through Alzheimer’s and Dementia by Barbra Cohn

Spirituality – Your Soul Is Calling: Healing Our Ego Addiction by Jerry Hirschfield, Ph.D.

Suspense – 3 Women, 4 Towns, 5 Bodies by Townsend Walker

Technology – Autonomous Driving: How the Driverless Revolution will Change the World by Andreas Herrmann, Rupert Stadler, and Walter Brenner

Thriller – Do Not Ask by Elaine Williams Crockett

True Crime – Recounting the Anthrax Attacks: Terror, the Amerithrax Task Force, and the Evolution of Forensics in the FBI by Scott Decker

Western – Where’s My Wife? by Clark Selby

Writing and Publishing – Ditch the Fear and Just Write It! by Alexa Bigwarfe

Young Adult Fiction – Becoming Jonika by PJ Devlin

About the Book Excellence Awards

The Book Excellence Awards is an international awards competition dedicated to providing authors from all genres and backgrounds the opportunity to showcase their work on a global platform. The organization accepts entries from countries all over the world in over 100 unique categories.