Mainstream & Independent Titles Score Top Honors in the 8th Annual International Book Awards
HarperCollins, Palgrave Macmillan, John Wiley & Sons, Tor/Forge, Rowman & Littlefield, American Cancer Society, Zondervan and hundreds of national and international Independent Houses contribute to this year’s Outstanding Competition!
LOS ANGELES – AmericanBookFest.com announced the winners and finalists of THE 2017 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS (IBA) on May 22, 2017. Over 300 winners and finalists were announced in over 80 categories. Awards were presented for titles published in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Jeffrey Keen, President and CEO of American Book Fest, said this year’s contest yielded over 1,500 entries from authors and publishers around the world, which were then narrowed down to the final results.
Fiction: Chick Lit/Women’s Lit
Baby Girl by Bette Lee Crosby
Bent Pine Publishing
Thank you to the hosts of the International Book Awards. I’m so thrilled to have my novel Baby Girl win this award.
A Huffington Post “Best of 2016” novel based on one young woman’s journey to motherhood and happiness…
When Cheryl Ann leaves home she can almost see a rosy future stretched out in front of her… then she is forced to make a choice she didn’t expect. The man in her life makes it clear: pick me or pick your baby,he says. Suddenly she finds herself at a crossroads. Cheryl makes a decision that changes her life forever and sets up a chain of events leading to more heartache than she dreamed possible.
Baby Girl is a mother’s story. It’s about the greatest sacrifice a mother can make when she wants the best for her child. It’s about falling in and out of love, of losing and finding one’s self. It’s a family saga that tells of the perilous journey from passionate young love to happy true love and the joy of discovering the difference.
Awards for Baby Girl: 2016 Next Generation Book Award Winner, Huffington Post 2016 Best Chick Lit, Readers Favorite Gold Medal Winner, Wind Dancer Films Finalist