Award-Winning iUniverse Titles and Authors

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2023 PenCraft Book Awards

Nonfiction - Sports

My Book of Revelations

2021 American Fiction Awards  

Humor, Comedy, and Satire Category

2021 American Fiction Awards

Tales of the Elder Statesman
Edward Faith
Humor, Comedy, and Satire Category

2020 CIPA EVVY Book Awards

Forgotten: A Stepping Stone to the Stars
Richard D. Bangs
Science Fiction Category

2020 American Book Fest Best Book Awards

My Book of Revelations
Gerry Burke
Humor, Comedy, and Satire Category

2020 NYC Big Book Award

On Wings of Hope: Leading Lily Home
Cynthia Lynch Bischoff, PhD
Distinguished Favorite - Death and Dying Category

2019 American Book Fest Best Book Awards

The Darkest Shade of Blue
Monika M Pickett
Finalist — Fiction: LGBTQ Category

2019 American Fiction Awards

The Europeans
By Gerry Burke
Finalist - Saga Category

2019 Book Excellence Awards 

The Europeans
By Gerry Burke

2018 Book Excellence Awards 

Be Dead and Be Damned
By Gerry Burke

2017 Independent Press Awards

Face of the Bell Witch: Book One of the Medium Series
Jerry Gundersheimer
Winner — Paranormal Thriller Category

2017 Independent Press Awards

JB Hamilton Queen
Winner — Paranormal Thriller Category

2017 Independent Book Publishers Association Benjamin Franklin Book Awards

Iron O'Brian
M. L. Becker
Gold Winner in Fiction: Historical and a Silver Winner in Fiction: Romance

2017 Book Excellence Awards 

The Replicants
By Gerry Burke

2016 Book Excellence Awards 

The Snoodle Contract
By Gerry Burke

2016 National Indie Excellence Award Winners and Finalists

The Dominican Experiment
Michael D’Amato & George Santos
Finalist/Winner, Travel: Multicultural Non Fiction/ Current Events Category

Sightseeing in the Undiscovered Country
Louisa Oakley Green
Finalist, Body/Mind/Spirit Category

2016 Pacific Book Awards

Pharaohs of the Sky
Robert L. Ballantyne
Winner – Best Science-Fiction

2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards: Regional & Ebook Results

The Hivernante
Mary Willan Mason
Best Regional Fiction, Gold – Canada West Category

Dagger in the Cup
JB Hamilton Queen
Best Regional Fiction, Bronze – Mid Atlantic Category

The Crisis of Islamism
Ismail Rifaat
Current Events (Political/ Economic/ Foreign Affairs), Bronze – National Medalist Category

2015 USA Best Book Awards

The Hero Of Hucklebuck Drive
By Gerry Burke
Finalist in the "Humor" category

2015 Nautilus Awards

The Ecowarriors
Sandra Dreis
Silver Winner – YA First Category

2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards

Seven Stories Above LA
John Benjamin Franklin III
Winner – First Novel (Under 80,000 words) Category

RESET: Make the Most of Your Stress
Kristen Lee Costa, EdD, LICSW
Winner – Motivational Category
Winner – Self-Help Category

2015 Independent Publisher Book Awards

Wheelchair Wisdom
Linda Noble Topf
Bronze Winner – Self Help Category

Still Running
Nathaniel Northington
Silver Winner – Sports/Fitness/Recreation Category

2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards

Crow's Row
Julie Hockley
Winner – Young Adult Category

Turned On! A Young Professor's 1960s Memoir
S. P. Perone
Finalist – Autobiography/Biography and Memoirs (Other)

Where's My Happily Ever After?
Elle Kay
Finalist – Chick Lit

The Dominican Experiment
Michael D'Amato and George Santos
Finalist – Education/Academic and Multicultural Non-fiction

RESET: Make the Most of Your Stress
Kristen Lee Costa, EdD, LICSW
Finalist – Health/Wellness

The Guestbook at Asilomar
RJ Stastny
Finalist – LGBT (Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender)

Salmon River Kid
Joseph Dorris
Finalist – Regional Fiction

Twin River II: Have Weapons Will Travel
Michael Fields
Finalist – Suspense/Thriller

The Dragon In The Room: Is Love Too Much To Ask For?
J. K. E. Rose
Finalist – Best Overall Design Non-fiction

The Kirkus Review's Best Books of 2014 – Indie List

Stein House
By Myra Hargrave McIlvain

Whirlwind and Storm
By Charles E. Farnsworth

2014 Beverly Hills Book Awards

Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda
Kenna P. Marriott
Winner of the "Cancer" Category

Quintessential Bellydance
Evyenia Karmi
Winner of the "Performing Arts" Category

2014 International Book Awards

Donny's Unauthorized Technical Guide to Harley-Davidson: 1936 to Present
Donny Petersen
Winner of the "Transportation: Automobile/Motorcycle/Mechanical" Category

2014 Independent Book Awards

National Category Medal Winners

Take Charge of Your Life: How to Get What You Need with Choice-Theory Psychology
William Glasser, M.D.
Gold Medal – Self-Help

Anvil of God: Book One of the Carolingian Chronicles
By J. Boyce Gleason
Gold Medal (tie) – Historical Fiction

People Training for Good Dogs: What Breeders Don't Tell You and Trainers Don't Teach
By Melissa Berryman
Silver Medal – Animals/Pets

Regional Category Medal Winners

Puritan Witch: The Redemption of Rebecca Eames
By Peni Jo Renner
Silver Medal – Northeast - Best Regional Fiction

Paddy's People: Tales of Life, Love, Laughter, and Smelly Horses
By Gerry Burke
Bronze Medal – Australia/New Zealand – Best Regional Fiction

2014 National Indie Excellence Awards

Dagger in the Cup
By JB Hamilton Queen
Awarded in the "Fiction" category

2014 Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards

Wildflowers in the Median: A Restorative Journey into Healing, Justice, and Joy
By Agnes Furey and Leonard Scovens
First Place in the "Inspirational" category

Caroline Severance
By Virginia Elwood-Akers
First Place in the "Nonfiction" category

You Are Here
By Chris Delyani
First Place in the "Mainstream Fiction" category

2013 Kirkus Indie Reviews' Best Indie Books

Riding the Tiger
By Milena Banks
Best Indie Books of 2013

The Quran: With or Against the Bible?
By Ejaz Naqvi, MD
Best Indie Books of 2013

A Manual for the Modern Mystic
By Rio Olesky
Best Indie Books of 2013

2013 NAACP Image Awards

Nikki G: A Portrait of Nikki Giovanni in Her Own Words
By Darryl L. Lacy
Winner in the "Literary Work – Debut Author" category

2012 NAACP Image Awards

Afro Clouds & Nappy Rain: The Curtis Brown Poems
By James B. Golden
Winner in the "Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry" category

2012 USA Best Book Awards

Pest On The Run
By Gerry Burke
Finalist in the "Humor" category

2011 USA Best Book Awards

Pest Takes a Chance
By Gerry Burke
Finalist in the "Humor" category

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