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New Apple Literary Services for Independent Authors

New Apple Literary Services and Book Awards

Published by on 2022-01-06 11:45:48
At New Apple, they are dedicated to helping independent authors find their way into the world of publishing. Finishing your first novel is an accomplishment all its own, but the next step is the one that makes the difference between being able to say, "I wrote a book," and "I'm an author." That's where New Apple can help.

Indie and Self-Published Book Awards

The most effective way to gain publicity and credibility for your book is through honest reviews and positive accomplishments. New Apple's Annual Book Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing were established to honor the creative achievements within the world of indie and self-publishing that so often go unnoticed among the multitude of book releases.

2017 New Apple Book Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing - POETRY

POETRY - SOLO MEDALIST WINNER

Within the Heart of Silence

Words by James William Peercy
Photography by Jacqueline E. Smith

Speak, All that exist upon creation. Open the search of what shall be. Lift our hearts from consternation. Grant our souls entwine, Until all the world agrees, In the heart of silence. Featuring Poetry by James William Peercy & Photography by Jacqueline E. Smith "Within the Heart of Silence" A Collection of Words and Images.

Available Formats: eBook, Paperback
Publishing House: Wind Trail Publishing
Author's Website: jameswilliampeercy.com
Author's Facebook: facebook.com/jameswilliampeercy
Available for purchase: Amazon

Official Selections (in alphabetical order by title):
Official Selection
POETRY - OFFICIAL SELECTION

All Roads Destined: A Collection of Dark Fiction and Poems

by Lisa Diaz Meyer

ALL ROADS DESTINED contains dark fiction short stories and poems of urgent struggle and destination. Our destiny is what we bring to the world.

Available Formats: eBook, Paperback
Publishing House: Outskirts Press
Author's Website: www.lisadiazmeyer.com
Author's Twitter: @LisaDMeyer
Available for purchase: Amazon

2017 New Apple Book Awards: GRAPHIC NOVEL / COMIC BOOK

GRAPHIC NOVEL / COMIC BOOK - SOLO MEDALIST WINNER

The Cautioner's Tale: A murder mystery (Mary Morgan's Journal Book 1)

Written and Illustrated by R.M. Wilburn

When Dr. Parsimonious Creed, head of the World Leadership Council, is murdered, his home ransacked, and important files stolen, billionaire Herr Bigly Rump graciously volunteers to take over the world in his absence. Contenders for the position are either murdered or jailed, leaving only Herr Rump in the running until Dr. Creed’s assistant, a young investigator named Mary Morgan, enters the race to stop him. Even as the bodies of her allies begin to pile up, Mary devises a plan to oust the Rump. But, little does she know how eager her enemies are to be rid of him as well. Could she be making matters worse?
The Cautioner’s Tale is the first book in the Mary Morgan’s Journal series.

Available Formats: eBook, Paperback
Publishing House: Self-Pub
Author's Website: iamrmwilburn.com
Author's Twitter: @RMWilburn101
Available for purchase: Amazon

2018 New Apple Book Awards: NEW AGE / MIND-BODY-SPIRIT

SOLO MEDALIST WINNER

The Amazing Afterlife of Animals Messages and Signs From Our Pets on the Other Side

by Karen A. Anderson

The loss of a pet is heart-wrenching and often more difficult than anything else you have ever experienced. Your pet has been there for you through good times and bad and when that final moment arrives and you must say goodbye, the world as you know it comes to an end. Everything changes and life going forward is now empty and lonely without them.
Questions burn in your mind as you wonder what happens to your pets after they die. Did I make the right choices? Are they with my other departed pets or human loved ones? Do they forgive me for euthanizing? Were they in pain? Was it their time to die? Did I let them go too soon?
Read actual messages from departed animals revealing detailed insights about what they experience at the end of their lives, euthanasia, cremation, and so much more.

Available Formats: eBook, Paperback, Audiobook
Publishing House: Self-Pub
Author's Website: https://animalcommunicating.com/
Author's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KarenAndersonCoachAuthor/
Available for purchase: Amazon


Official Selections (in alphabetical order by title):
Official Selection
NEW AGE / MIND-BODY-SPIRIT - OFFICIAL SELECTION

Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings

by Maria DeBlassie

Spellbinding meditations on conjuring your own bliss. Everyday Enchantments is a love letter to the magic of everyday life.

Available Formats: eBook, Paperback
Publishing House: Moon Books
Author's Website: www.mariadeblassie.com
Author's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mdeblassie.writer/
Available for purchase:
Amazon


Official Selection
NEW AGE / MIND-BODY-SPIRIT - OFFICIAL SELECTION

How To Be the REAL You (Modern Day Oracle Wisdom Teaching Series Book 2)

by Darity Wesley

Whether you are seeking deep and significant personal change, or are simply curious to learn more about yourself, How To Be the REAL You provides a plan that can support and guide you on an extraordinary journey of personal growth and spiritual transformation. How to be the REAL you!

Available Formats: eBook, Paperback
Publishing House: Lotus Wisdom Publishing
Author's Website: daritywesley.com
Author's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DarityWesley
Available for purchase:
Amazon


Official Selection
NEW AGE / MIND-BODY-SPIRIT - OFFICIAL SELECTION

I Am and the Spirit Walks with Me

by Angelo Lowery

Negative experiences can be transformed into positive brain patterns which create a healthier way of living, and open spiritual pathways toward higher consciousness. It feels great to be in a state of awareness, and consciousness to know where your life is heading.

Available Formats: eBook, Paperback
Publishing House: New Truth Publishing
Author's Website: angelolowery.com
Author's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angelolowerylifecoach
Available for purchase: Amazon

2017 New Apple Summer E-Book Awards: YOUNG ADULT GENERAL FICTION


YOUNG ADULT GENERAL FICTION - SOLO MEDALIST WINNER

Riptide: Betrayal of Blood

by Claudette Melanson

Maura must enlist the help of her preternatural family, exposing her newfound friends to a danger none of them have ever had the misfortune to face before. Can she be saved or will the riptide drag Maura under…along with those she loves the most…

Available Formats: eBook, Paperback, Hardcover
Publishing House: Self-Pub
Author's Twitter: @Bella623
Author's Facebook: facebook.com/Cmelansonauthor
Author's Website: claudettemelanson.com
Available for purchase: Amazon


Official Selections (in alphabetical order by title):
Official Selection
YOUNG ADULT GENERAL FICTION - OFFICIAL SELECTION

Bitter Betrayal

by Amanda M. Thrasher

Love, Trust, and Betrayal! Impaired decisions, questionable actions, and consequences with irreversible damage destroy the lives of two young teens.

Available Formats: eBook, Paperback
Publishing House: Progressive Rising Phoenix Press, LLC
Author's Twitter: @amandamthrasher
Available for purchase: Amazon


Official Selection
YOUNG ADULT GENERAL FICTION - OFFICIAL SELECTION

Hidden

by Serina Hartwell

Join Bronte in this YA paranormal fantasy as her world unravels at Farrow’s mill revealing her family secret.

Available Formats: eBook, Paperback
Publishing House: Self-Pub
Author's Twitter: @SerinaHartwell
Available for purchase: Amazon


Official Selection
YOUNG ADULT GENERAL FICTION - OFFICIAL SELECTION

A Tangled Web

by M L Sparrow

Taiyo was just an ordinary high-school girl until disaster struck...

Available Formats: eBook, Paperback
Publishing House: Self-Pub
Author's Twitter: @MLSparrow1
Available for purchase:
Amazon

2017 New Apple Summer E-Book Awards: GENERAL NON-FICTION

GENERAL NON-FICTION - SOLO MEDALIST WINNER

Love Your Life: Cultivating Your Vision and Tending Your Dreams

by Cheryl Marks Young

Have you ever experienced the nagging sensation that your life hasn’t turned out the way you planned? When you look at your life, do you wonder how you got where you are now?
It’s easy to be swept up in the tide of family expectations, career diversions, financial responsibilities, and personal insecurities to end up far adrift from where you’d originally planned.
This book is designed to help you get back on track so that you can live a life that you love and reclaim your happiness.
You’ll discover a simple 8-step process to:
· Connect with your vision, purpose, and passion.
· Define your personal and professional aspirations.
· Develop an action plan to accomplish your goals.
· Overcome any obstacles to your success.
· Achieve the life of your dreams.
If you’re ready to live a life that is both satisfying and fulfilling, this book is for you.

Available Formats: eBook, Paperback
Publishing House: Emerald Lake Books
Author's Twitter: @cmarks1813
Author's Facebook: facebook.com/CreativeBlueprintsLLC
Author's Website: creativeblueprints.com
Available for purchase:
Amazon ... Emerald Lake Books


Official Selections (in alphabetical order by title):
Official Selection
GENERAL NON-FICTION - OFFICIAL SELECTION

Classics: Why and how we can encourage children to read them

by Fiza Pathan

The book focuses on the importance of reading good literature, methods for encouraging students to do so, and the lifelong benefits children will reap from exposure to classic literature.

Available Formats: eBook, Paperback, Hardcover
Publishing House: Fiza Pathan Publishing
Author's Twitter: @FizaPathan
Available for purchase:
Amazon


Official Selection
GENERAL NON-FICTION - OFFICIAL SELECTION

The Life and Times of the Great Danbury State Fair

by Gladys Stetson Leahy and John H. Stetson

Enjoy an intimate look at the legendary Danbury Fair’s 112-year history, as told by those most closely involved with it.

Available Formats: eBook, Paperback, Hardcover
Publishing House: Emerald Lake Books
Author's Twitter: @emeraldlakebks
Available for purchase:
Amazon ... Emerald Lake Books


Official Selection
GENERAL NON-FICTION - OFFICIAL SELECTION

Moving Beyond The Unspoken Grief - A doctor’s memoir on her own IVF journey as a patient

by Dr. Sarah Lnyy

A doctor shares a detailed memoir about her IVF fertility journey, through her eyes as a patient.

Available Formats: eBook, Paperback
Publishing House: Dreamstone Publishing
Author's Twitter: @SarahLnyy
Instagram: @drsarahlnyy
Author website: www.drsarahlnyy.com.au
FB: www.facebook.com.au/DrSarahLnyy
Available for purchase: Amazon

2017 New Apple Book Awards: YOUNG ADULT FANTASY



YOUNG ADULT FANTASY - SOLO MEDALIST WINNER

Green Lady

by Jennifer Julander

The rebellious princess, Calandra, lives a life of adventure in the forest. But when Elodria is threatened by wolves, will she be able to accept the forest’s power and save her home?

Available Formats: eBook, Paperback
Publishing House: Jutland Books
Author's Twitter: @jennijulander
Available for purchase:
Amazon


Official Selections (in alphabetical order by title):
Official Selection
YOUNG ADULT FANTASY - OFFICIAL SELECTION

The Bookminder

by M. K. Wiseman

Orphaned and exiled, Liara's lust for magick drives her into the hands of the only person who can help . . . or destroy all she holds dear.

Available Formats: eBook, Paperback, Audiobook
Publishing House: Xchyler Publishing
Author's Website: mkwisemanauthor.com
Author's Twitter: @FaublesFables
Available for purchase: Amazon


Official Selection
YOUNG ADULT FANTASY - OFFICIAL SELECTION

Hidden

by Serina Hartwell

Join Bronte in this YA paranormal fantasy as her world unravels at Farrow’s mill revealing her family secret.

Available Formats: eBook, Paperback
Publishing House: Self-Pub
Author's Website: serinahartwell.com
Author's Twitter: @SerinaHartwell
Available for purchase: Amazon


Official Selection
YOUNG ADULT FANTASY - OFFICIAL SELECTION

Whisper of the Woods, A Juniper Sawfeather Novel, Book 2

by D. G. Driver

An ancient spirit traps teen environmentalist Juniper Sawfeather in the branches of an old-growth tree. How will she survive or escape?

Available Formats: eBook, Paperback
Publishing House: Fire and Ice Young Adult Books (an imprint of Melange Books)
Author's Website: www.dgdriver.com
Author's Twitter: @DGDriverAuthor
Available for purchase:
Amazon

2017 New Apple Book Awards: INSPIRATIONAL / MOTIVATIONAL / SELF-HELP

INSPIRATIONAL / MOTIVATIONAL / SELF-HELP - SOLO MEDALIST WINNER

You Can Transform Your Life

by Darity Wesley

This book provides processes, tools, and practices to take you on a journey of transformation. It provides a simple step-by-step plan to support you every step of the way! Included are 52 Oracle messages of inspiration, affirmation mantras, and symbols. It also includes a special section for journaling. Discover practical tips and tools for deep inner transformation, self-discovery, and new levels of awareness.
Whether someone desires a complete life makeover or simply wants to learn new ways to feel more in harmony with themselves and their world, this book (along with the optional companion workbook) can provide away! Ultimately, readers are encouraged to grow and change. To feel better, to feel more alive, to feel more at peace with themselves and all that is going on in the world. To become more self aware and to grow spiritually. To become more and more who they really are!

Available Formats: Paperback
Publishing House: Lotus Wisdom Publishing
Author's Website: www.DarityWesley.com
Author's Twitter: @spiritreviver
Available for purchase: Amazon


Official Selections (in alphabetical order by title):
Official Selection
INSPIRATIONAL / MOTIVATIONAL / SELF-HELP - OFFICIAL SELECTION

Champion Your Career – Winning in the World of Work

by Halimah Bellows, MA, MS

Self-assessment tools and career advice to guide you on the path to finding fulfilling work. Empowers readers to become their own best guides in making career choices.

Available Formats: eBook, Paperback
Publishing House: BookBaby
Author's Website: championyourcareer.com
Author's Facebook: facebook.com/careerquestcards
Available for purchase: Amazon


Official Selection
INSPIRATIONAL / MOTIVATIONAL / SELF-HELP - OFFICIAL SELECTION

Success1010 For Living

by Raimond Volpe

Success1010 For Living helps you to dig deep to explore the blockages that are holding you back from being successful.

Available Formats: eBook, Paperback, Audiobook
Publishing House: Pacific Books
Author's Website: www.success1010.com.au
Author's Twitter: @raimondvolpe
Available for purchase: Amazon

2017 New Apple Summer E-Book Awards: POETRY



POETRY - SOLO MEDALIST WINNER

Heartsong, a Collection of Reflections and Poetry

by Iona Jenkins

The Heartsong collection of poems and reflections is both mystical and sensory. Inspired by her connection to the natural world, events and sacred places, the author uses her impressions of light and colour to evoke and paint this magical blend of inner and outer landscapes in a flow of words.

Available Formats: eBook, Paperback
Publishing House: Self-Pub
Author's Twitter: @ionajenkinsaut1
Author's Facebook: facebook.com/ionajenkinsauthor
Author's Website: ionajenkins.com
Available for purchase: Amazon

2016 New Apple Summer E-Book Awards CATEGORY MEDALIST WINNER

ACTION / ADVENTURE - OFFICIAL SELECTION

Dolphin Riders

by Michael J Ganas
Illustrator: Mark Johnson

Eight years have now passed since former Navy Seal Jake Javolyn met up with Destiny and the unique pod of dolphins. Their dream to construct Aquaria, a first of its kind eco-friendly sea colony that produces vast amounts of clean, limitless energy is nearing completion. But a shadowy cabal of ruthless global elitists are out to take control of the prospering colony and will stop at nothing to make that happen. Allied with a newly evolved species of super-dolphin, Destiny, Jake and the colony must fight back if they are to survive.

Available Formats: eBook, Paperback
Publishing House: Glannant Ty Publishing
Author's Website: http://www.glannantty.com/
Available for purchase: Amazon


The Improbable Journeys of Billy Battles
ACTION / ADVENTURE - OFFICIAL SELECTION

The Improbable Journeys of Billy Battles

by Ronald E. Yates

The Finding Billy Battles trilogy tells the amazing story of a man who is born in 1860 and who dies in 1960. In between Billy lives an improbable and staggering life of adventure, peril, transgression, and redemption. Then Billy mysteriously disappears. For several decades his family has no idea where he is or what he is doing.

Finally, with his life coming to an end, Billy resurfaces in an old soldiers' home in Leavenworth, Kansas. It is there when he is 98 that he meets his 12-year-old great-grandson and bequeaths his journals and his other property to him -- though he is not to receive them until he is much older.

Available Formats: eBook, Softcover, Hardcover
Publishing House: Xlibris
Author's Website: http://ronaldyatesbooks.com/
Available for purchase: Xlibris, Amazon


Necromantica
ACTION / ADVENTURE - OFFICIAL SELECTION

Necromantica

by Keith Blenman

War and death have swept the Pure Nation of Fortia. What began as a skirmish on the outskirts of the kingdom spiraled out of control into a full scale orc invasion. With cities falling and countless lives lost, King Stolzel has rallied his remaining forces to gather in the holy city of Dromn; to make one final stand against their savage enemies. Among the soldiers and countless orc hordes, a thief and a necromancer arrive with plans of their own.

Available Formats: eBook, Paperback
Publishing House: Self-Published
Author's Website: http://keithblenman.blogspot.com
Available for purchase:
Amazon

2017 New Apple Book Awards: OVERALL WINNERS



BEST NEW FICTION

Bishop's War

by Rafael Amadeus Hines

Bishop’s War is an award-winning and bestselling suspense thriller that introduces us to Special Forces Sergeant John Bishop, decorated war hero, and nephew of crime boss, Gonzalo Valdez. After returning home from Afghanistan John’s hopes for a peaceful future are quickly shattered when he is catapulted back into the global war on terror through a succession of life-threatening events and corrupt intrigue. He battles against terrorist operatives in New York, a powerful Afghan warlord, and a psychopathic billionaire with powerful White House connections. When John’s uncle gets involved, he proceeds to treat John’s enemies to a bitter taste of mob vengeance. From that point on the ride speeds up and the reader will have to hold on for dear life. This is a thriller not to be matched for intensity and breathless excitement—not for the faint-hearted.

Available Formats: eBook, Paperback
Publishing House: Self-Pub
Author's Website: www.rafaelhines.com
Author's Twitter: @RafaelWrites
Available for purchase:
Amazon US | Amazon UK | Universal Link (Apple | Nook | Kobo)


Moon River
SPIRIT AWARD

Moon River

by Amber D. Tran

In this debut novel from Amber D. Tran, a tale of adolescence and heartbreak unfolds. Abigail Kavanagh first meets Ryan Mills during the summer of 1999. A shy and awkward boy, Ryan hides behind his wide-framed glasses while Abigail is determined to learn about him. The next few summers are filled with birthday parties, adventures in forests and backyards, and late-night conversations where they share their most secretive and personal thoughts. Their friendship starts to crumble when Abigail befriends the attractive and musical Lilly Anderson, a girl who is also interested in uncovering the mysterious nature surrounding Ryan. However, everything comes to an end the summer of 2004, and Abigail must decide if her new journey is worth traveling alone. Moon River is a story that exploits the brutal honesty in growing up fast, loving too young, and losing too soon.

Available Formats: eBook, Paperback
Publishing House: Jan-Carol Publishing
Author's Website: www.amberdtran.com
Author's Twitter: @amberdtran
Available for purchase: Amazon


Knuckle Balled
BEST COVER

Knuckle Balled

by Drew Stepek

The drug war of the living dead invades Texas! The anticipated sequel to 2011’s Best Indie Horror Novel, Knuckle Supper.

Available Formats: eBook, Paperback
Publishing House: Blood Bound Books
Author's Website: knuckleballed.com
Author's Twitter: @knucklesupper
Available for purchase: Amazon