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269 S. Beverly Drive, Suite 269 Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Santa Barbara office:
3905 State Street, Suite 7-302
Santa Barbara, CA 93105


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Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Phone: 310-862-2573



Winners of the 2015 Awards!


After The Wind: 1996 Everest Tragedy~One Survivor's Story

Lou Kasischke

Good Hart Publishing LLC

Addiction & Recovery

Reflections: Shattering My Image in an Eating Disorder and Discovering My Image in God

Lindy Swearingen

Tate Publishing

African-American Fiction

Breaking the Line: Victoria's Beginning

A'Mera Frieman

Breaking the Line Books

African-American Non-Fiction

Triumph! A Battle Plan for Joy

Gladys Simmons Carson

Sheba's House


Red Heels and Smokin' How I Got My Moxie Back

Nikki Hanna

Patina Publishing

Alternative Medicine

Empowered Health and Wellness, Awakening the Inner Physician

Katelyn Mariah

Mystic Creek Publishing


Bark and Lunge: Saving My Dog from Training Mistakes

Kari Neumeyer

Andalou Books


Actual Mileage: Stories by Max Zimmer

Max Zimmer

Max Zimmer

Arts & Entertainment

The Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four

Kenneth Womack



The Outskirts of Hope

Jo Ivester

She Writes Press


Seeds for Change: The Lives and Work of Suri and Edda Sehgal

Marly Cornell

Sehgal Foundation


The Parrett Migration: Their Story is America's Story

Dawn Parrett Thurston

Memoir Mentor Books


True Healing: Spiritual Medicine for Every Illness

Alison Anton

Anton Guild of Spiritual Medicine

Book Cover Design-Children Picture Books

Frozen Floppies

John Hope

Mark Wayne Adams, Inc

Book Cover Design-Fiction

The Dark Verse, Vol. 3: Beyond the Grip of Time

M. Amanuensis Sharkchild

Sharkchild, LLC

Book Cover Design-Non-Fiction

Legacy of Excellence: A Centennial History of the Toro Company

Jeff Appelquist

Wise Ink Creative Publishing

Book Interior Design-Non-Fiction

The Art of Competition

Mark Allen

Grip Press

Business General

Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It...and Why the Rest Don't

Verne Harnish

Gazelles, Inc.

Business Motivational

People Leadership: 30 Strategies to Ensure Your Team's Success

Gina Folk

She Writes Press

Business Entrepreneurship & Small Business

Edgy Conversations: How Ordinary People Can Achieve Outrageous Success

Dan Waldschmidt

Next Century Publishing


Our Journey with Prostate Cancer: Empowering Strategies for Patients and Families

Judith Anne Desjardins, LCSW, BCD, MSWAC

Spirit House Publishing


Secrets of a Hiring Manager Turned Career Coach: A Foolproof Guide to Getting the Job You Want. Every Time

Lisa Quast

Career Woman, Inc.


Just Pru

Anne Pfeffer

Anne Pfeffer

Children's Fiction-Chapter Books

Broccoli Chronicles (Little Kids, Big Voices, Book 1)

Taneeka Bourgeois-daSilva

Buidling Voices

Children's Fiction-Early Reader

Improbable…Never Impossible

Vixyy Fox and Cara Bevan

Rabbit Valley Comics

Children's Inspirational/Motivational

The Bezert

Maria Knier

Little Bahalia Publishing
Scribble & Grin: 53 Rhymes for Inspiring Times

Mary Giuffre & Paul L. Clark

inspirtainment ink

Children's Non-Fiction

Fascinating Animals from A to Z

Kristie L. McCann

Doodle Books Publishing Company

Children's Religion

A Girl Like Me

Deborah K. Moore & Gbolu Mulbah-Bondo

WestBow Press

Coffee Table Books

In Search of the Dark Watchers: Landscapes and Lore of Big Sur

Benjamin Brode& Thomas Steinbeck

Steinbeck Press


The Harlot's Guide to Classy Cosktails

Jeza Belle

Outskirts Press

Comics & Graphic Novels

The Tall Tales of Talbot Toluca - Quest For The Ore Crystals

Kenneth Kit Lamug

Rabblebox, LLC

Contemporary Novels

Just Pru

Anne Pfeffer

Anne Pfeffer

Cookbooks General

Tasting the Seasons: Inspired, In-Season Cuisine That's Easy, Healthy, Fresh and Fun

Kerry Dunnington

Artichoke Publishers

Cookbooks International

Zing! By Gorji

Mansour Gorji

Taste Wonders

Cookbooks Regional

Zing! By Gorji

Mansour Gorji

Taste Wonders


Got Paint? The Non-Artisit's Guide to Creating Quick and Amazing Graphics With Microsoft's Free Paint Program

Gloria Beltran



Deep Doo-Doo

Sheri Graves


Cross Genre

What Survives of Us

Kathy Miner


Death & Dying

In Love With Death

Satish Modi

Birlinn, Ltd


A Brand New Day ~ A Banana Split Story

A.S. Chung

Pigeonhole Books


Sex, Love and DNA: What Molecular Biology Teaches Us About Being Human

Peter Schattner

Oligo Press


The Myths of Safe Pesticides

Andre Leu

Acres U.S.A.


Secrets & Seduction

Cheri Blossum

Written in Stone


The Healing Field: A Young Psychiatrist's Battle with His Anorexic Patient, Her Hunger Strike Against God, and Their Journey…

Howard E Richmond, MD

Mind Expander Press



Alia Luria

Willowslip Press


A Simple Soul

Vadim Babenko

Ergo Sum Publishing

Fine Art

Pointe of Inspiration: An Artist's Journey with Painting and Photography

LeeAnn Brook

Brook Design Group


Race Stronger, Live Longer! A Physician's Guide To Wellness for Athletes

Mark E. Song, M.D.

Mark E. Song


The Power of Two

Lori J. Sawicki

Identity Novels

Gift Books

No Matter What, It's a Good Day When

Robbi Cary

Hilltop House Publishing

Green Living

Restoration Agriculture: Real-World Permaculture for Farmers

Mark Shepard

Acres U.S.A.


Back to Tonic

Eugene Kiepura

Faith Books & MORE

Health General

The Resiliancy rEvolution: Your Stress Solution for Life, 60 Seconds at a Time

Jenny C. Evans

Wise Ink Creative Publishing

Historical Fiction

Daughters of the Dragon ~ A Comfort Woman's Story

William Andrews

MADhouse Press


Metaphysical Odyssey into the Mexican Revolution: Francisco I. Madero and His Secret Book, Spiritist Manual

C.M. Mayo

Dancing Chiva

History US

The Second Mourning (The Untold Story of America's Most Bizarre Political Murder)

Stephen G. Yanoff



The Reindeer Gift: A Fun, Easy Christmas Tradition

Elizabeth Passo

Happy Knack Publishing, LLC

Home & Garden

The Pretty and Proper Living Room

Holly Holden

Fox Hall Press


The Dark Verse, Vol. 3: Beyond the Grip of Time

M. Amanuensis Sharkchild

Sharkchild, LLC


Dust Tea, Dingoes and Dragons

R.F. Hemphill

Strelitzia Ventures


Allison's Brain

Robert McMechan


Juvenile Fiction

Brothers, Bullies and Bad Guys

N.D. Richman

ND Richman

Juvenile Non-Fiction

The Twin Connection

Hannah & Cailin Loesch

Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing


Accountability Code

Di Worrall

The Accountability Code

Legal Thriller

What Went Wrong With Oscar Toll?

Charles Bush

Moonshine Cove Publishing

LGBT Fiction

Give Me A Reason

Lyn Gardner

Ragz Books

LGBT Non-Fiction

Closets, Combat and Coming Out: Coming Of Age As A Gay Man In The "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Army

Rob Smith

Blue Beacon Books by Regal Crest

Literary Fiction

Leaving Montana

Thomas Whaley

Sakura Publishing

Marketing & Public Relations

The Old Rush: Marketing for Gold in the Age of Aging

Peter Hubbell

LID Publishing


Wife For Life: The Power to Succeed in Marriage

Ramona Zabriskie

Wife for Life


Re-humanizing Medicine: A Holistic Framework for Transforming Your Self, Your Practice, and the Culture of Medicine

David R. Kopacz, MD

Ayni Books, an imprint of John Hunt Publishing

Medical Thriller

The Laptev Virus

Christy Esmahan



After The Wind: 1996 Everest Tragedy~One Survivor's Story

Lou Kasischke

Good Hart Publishing LLC

Men's Health

Our Journey with Prostate Cancer: Empowering Strategies for Patients and Families

Judith Anne Desjardins, LCSW, BCD, MSWAC

Spirit House Publishing

Military Fiction

Centerline: A Novel About Wounded Warriors Coming Home

Dave McIntyre


Military Non-Fiction

American Boys: The True Story of the Lost 74 of the Vietnam War

Louise Esola

Pennway Books


Searching for Hugo

Naomi M. Rosenthal



The 9 Power Principles for Change

Azuka Zuke Obi


Multicultural Fiction

Torch Ginger

Toby Neal

Toby Neal

Multicultural Non-Fiction

Growing Up Under the Mango Tree

Lily Forbes

Silverwood Publishers


The Friday Edition

Betta Ferrendelli



Mendonoma Sightings Throughout The Year

Jeanne A. Jackson

Mendonoma Sightings Publishing

New Adult Fiction

The Unraveling of Shelby Forrest

Donna Friess

Hurt into Happiness Publishing

New Age Fiction

Snooze, A Story of Awakening

Sol Luckman

Crow Rising Transformational Media

New Age Non-Fiction

Dances with Spirits: Ancient Wisdom for a Modern World

Calvin Helin

Premier Digital Publishing

New Fiction

Smoke In The Kitchen

Gloria S.N. Allen


New Non-Fiction

Pilgrim Wheels, Reflections of a Cyclist Crossing America

Neil Hanson

High Prairie Press



Hearts Beneath the Badge

Karen Solomon

Missing Niche Publishing

Parenting & Family

Living What You Want Your Kids to Learn: The Power of Self-Aware Parenting

Cathy Cassani Adams

Be U an imprint of Wyatt-MacKenzie

Performing Arts ~ Film, Theater, Dance & Music

A Composer's Guide to Game Music

Winifred Phillips

The MIT Press

Personal Growth

MYLF 101: Make Your Life Fabulous

Sophie Venable, MA

Sophie Venable


Philosophy Of Fearism

Desh Subba



Looking at Art: The Art of Looking

Richard Nagler

Heyday Books

Picture Books ~ Ages 4-8

The Reading Promise

Troy Kent

Mascot Books

Picture Books ~ All Ages

Luna Luna

Sam Ryan

Mascot Book

Picture Books ~ Preschool

Gert the SEE Turtle in: Colors, Colors, Everywhere

Maxine Moody Poston

SEE Turtle Publishing

Poetry (tie)

I Didn't Know Mani Was A Conceptualist

Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingde

Math Paper Press
Sanctus Sanctus Dirgha Sanctus

Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingde

Red Wheelbarrow Books


Stupidparty, Math V. Myth: Unmasking the Destructive Forces Eroding American Democracy

Patrick Andendall

Fact Over Fiction Publishing, LTD

Political Thriller


Terry Irving

Exhibit A

Pre-Teen Fiction

Christmas Nevermore - An Ecological Christmas Fable

Marc Cadieux and Herve Bastien


Pre-Teen Non-Fiction

R is for Rosie the Riveter: Working Women on the Home Front in World War II

Frances Tunnell Carter and Nell Carter Branum

Premiere Press



The S Word: A Memoir About Secrets

Paolina Milana

She Writes Press


The Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four

Kenneth Womack


Regional Fiction

When Dreams Touch

Rosemary Hanrahan

SDP Publishing

Regional Non-Fiction

Old Spanish Days: Santa Barbara History Through Public Art

Erin Graffy De Garcia

Kieran Publishing


Do You Choose Your Dog More Carefully The Your Husband?

Dr. Annie Kaszina

Powerhouse Publishing

Religion Fiction

The Oblate's Confession

William Peak

Secant Publishing, LLC

Religion Non-Fiction

Renew Your Hope! Remedy for Personal Breakthroughs

Pamela Christian

Protocol, Ltd.


Good Sam

Dete Meserve

Melrose Hill Publishing

Sales & Marketing

The Predictable Profits Playbook: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Dominating Any Market and Staying on Top

Charles E Gaudet II

Telemachus Press

Science Fiction


Vadim Babenko

Ergo Sum Publishing

Self Help: General

Connecting Happiness and Success

Ray White

Xilo Media

Self Help: Motivational

The OPA! Way: Finding Joy & Meaning in Everyday Life & Work

Alex Pattakos & Elaine Dundon

BenBella Books

Self Help: Spiritual

Habits the Heal: A Spiritual Journey to Physical Wellness

Linda Bastian Barney

Balboa Press


The Soulmate Lover: A Guide to passionate and Lasting Love, Sex and Intimacy

Mali Apple and Joe Dunn

A Higher Possibility

Short Stories

No Turning Back: Stories

Dan Burns

Chicago Arts Press

Social/Political Change

Rebuilding a Dream

Andre Shashaty

Partnership for Sustainable Communities

Specialty Books

[Personalized] Dance Recital

Jill Barletti (Illustrator - Jelena Brezovec)

Snowflake Stories, LLC


Seventh Dimension ~ The King, Book 2

Lorilyn Roberts

Roberts Court Reporters


Sisterhood in Sports: How Female Athletes Collaborate and Compete

Joan Steidinger

Rowman & Littlefield


Method 15/33

Shannon Kirk



Mash Up

Joe Klingler

Cartosi LLC


The Angkor Guidebook ~ Your Essential Companion to the Temples

Andrew Booth

Andrew Booth

True Crime

A Killing in Capone's Playground: The True Story of the Hunt for the Most Dangerous Man Alive

Chriss Lyon

In-Depth Editions

Visionary Fiction

Trusting the Currents

Lynnda Pollio

SageHeart Media


Strong Convictions: An Emmett Strong Western

GP Hutchinson


Women's Fiction

A Whisper of Smoke

Angela Hoke


Women's Health

Pink Lemonade

Tamara Kaye Severin


Women's Issues

Stop Giving It Away:How to Stop Self-Sacrificing and Start Claiming Your Space, Power, and Happiness

Cherilynn Veland

She Writes Press

Writing & Publishing

The 7-Step Guide to Authorpreneurship

Rochelle Carter

EverFaith Press

Young Adult Fiction

Dream of Me, Book 1 The Dream makers Series

Quinn Loftis

Quinn Loftis Books LLC

Young Adult Non-Fiction

ITGIRL4LIFE: How to bring out your special something and so much more.

Tamara Branch

Heart Project Publishing