The I & I Book Awards recognize emerging new talent and outstanding works in non-fiction that are self-help, how-to, guides, or instructional. In non-fiction works, the author assumes responsibility (in good faith) for the truth, accuracy, people, places, or information presented.  The I & I Book Awards is a division of the Chanticleer International Book Awards (The CIBAs).


These titles have moved forward in the judging slush rounds to the 2018 I & I  Book Awards SHORT LIST. These entries are now in competition for the limited 2018 I & I  Semi-Finalists from which the First Place Category Positions will be chosen. The I & I  Book Awards Semi-Finalists and First Place Positions along with I & I  Grand Prize Award Winner will be announced at the Awards Gala on Saturday, April 27th, 2019.

Good luck to the 2018 I & I Short Listers as they compete for the Semi-Finalists positions.

The 2018 Instruction & Insight Book Awards Shortlist:

  • Andrew Safer – Anxiety, Stress & Mindfulness: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Wellness
  • Eleanor K. Smith and Margaret Pastor – One School’s Journey
  • Gustavo J. Gomez, Ph.D. – HAIR LOSS: Options for Restoration & Reversal
  • Liana Goffman – How to Let it Go: An Inspirational Journey to Eliminate Negative Emotions and Limiting Beliefs
  • Cassandra Overby – Explore Europe on Foot
  • Sheree K. Nielsen – Ocean Rhythms, Kindred Spirits
  • Samantha Bowick – Living with Endometriosis: The Complete Guide to Risk Factors, Symptoms, and Treatment Options
  • Amy Stross – The Suburban Micro-Farm: Modern Solutions for Busy People
  • R. Scott Decker – Recounting the Anthrax Attacks – Terror, the Amerithrax Task Force, and the Evolution of Forensics in the FBI
  • Gary W. Driver – God Answers Science
  • Donna LeClair – Inch by Inch
  • Nancy J. Cohen – Writing the Cozy Mystery
  • Barb Drozdowich – How to Self-Publish a Book: For the Technology Challenged Author
  • Julie Jason – Retire Securely: Insights on Money Management from an Award-Winning Financial Columnist
  • Robert W Lucas – The Survivor’s Family Guide: A Resource for Loved Ones After Your Passing
  • Jennie Lee – Breathing Love: Meditation in Action
  • Rajeev Kurapati – Physician: How Science Transformed the Art of Medicine
  • Kathleen Kaska – Do You Have a Catharsis Handy? Five-Minute Writing Tips
  • Reanne Hemingway-Douglass – Baidarka Diaries: Voyages and Explorations: British Columbia and Alaska, 1992 – 2003
  • Rachel Thompson – The BadRedhead Media 30-Day Book Marketing Challenge
  • Karen A. Anderson – The Amazing Afterlife of Animals; Messages and Signs From Our Pets on the Other Side
  • Kevin Howard – The Evolution of a Man
  • Cheryl Aguiar – Great Horned Owlets Rescue: Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way…
  • Carolyn Porter – Marcel’s Letters: A Font and the Search for One Man’s Fate
  • Jacqui Olliver – Doing This ONE Thing Will Change Your Life Forever!  — The Self Help Guide to Personal Growth & Healthy Relationships
  • Nick Delmedico – Memoir (manuscript)
  • Lou McKee – Klee wyck Journal

Congratulations to these authors for their works moving up to the Short List from the slush pile.  These novels will now compete for the (Semi-Finalists) Positions!

The I & I  Short Listers will compete for the SemiFinalists positions that will compete for the I & I  First-In-Category Positions.  First Place Category Award winners will automatically be entered into the Dante Rossetti GRAND PRIZE AWARD competition.  The CBR Grand Prize Genre Winners will compete for the CIBA Overall Grand Prize for Best Book and its $1,000 purse.

We are now accepting submissions into the 2019 I & I Book Awards writing competition.  Please click here for more information. 

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