2021 Independent Publisher Book Awards Results

Please join us in congratulating these Mango authors on their Independent Publisher Book Awards wins.


GOLD: Blaze Your Own Trail: An Interactive Guide to Navigating Life with Confidence, Solidarity, and Compassion, by Rebekah Bastian (Berrett-Koehler Publishers)

SILVER: Your Goal Guide: A Roadmap for Setting, Planning, and Achieving Your Goals, by Debra Eckerling (Mango Publishing)

BRONZE: But First, Save Ten: The One Simple Money Move That Will Change Your Life, by Sarah-Catherine Gutierrez (Et Alia Press)


GOLD: 7 Lessons for Dreamers & Makers, by Savannah College of Art and Design; illustrations by Michael Mullan (Savannah College of Art and Design)

SILVER: Run, Walk, Crawl: A Caregiver Caught Between Generations, by Sarabeth Persiani; Cover design by Tony Persiani (We Are Sharing The Sun)

BRONZE (tie): Food Americana: The Remarkable People and Incredible Stories Behind America’s Favorite Dishes, by David Page; Cover design by Morgane Leoni (Mango Publishing Group)

The Future of Science is Female: The Brilliant Minds Shaping the 21st Century, by Zara Stone; Cover Art by Jermaine Lau (Mango Publishing Group)

Your Goal Guide by Deb Eckerling (small copy)

your goal guide

A Roadmap for Setting, Planning and Achieving Your Goals

Start with a plan. One of the biggest reasons goals fail is that we often don’t put enough thought into what we really want before diving in. Your Goal Guide by Debra Eckerling starts with that first, crucial step: figuring out your goals and putting a plan in place. As a professional writer, communications specialist, and project catalyst with more than 20 years of experience, Eckerling is prepared to help you achieve success.

Food Americana

The Remarkable People and Incredible Stories behind America’s Favorite Dishes

Food Americana is a riveting ride into every aspect of what we eat and why. From a lobster boat off the coast of Maine to the Memphis in May barbecue competition. From the century-old Russ & Daughters lox and bagels shop in lower Manhattan to the Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival. From a thousand-dollar Chinese meal in San Francisco to birria tacos from a food truck in South Philly. Readers will learn the inside story of how Americans came to form national cuisines from a world of diverse flavors. This insightful book is, overall, engaging and oftentimes extremely humorous.

The Future of Science is Female

The Brilliant Minds Shaping the 21st Century

Take a look at what the future holds—and how women are making it better. In The Future of Science is Female, author and award-winning journalist Zara Stone shares the fascinating, complicated stories of how a diverse group of powerful women got started—from the perspective of those still working it out as they go along. Take 22-year old Dominique Barnes, a female hero of the oceans. She was worried about all the dolphins and whales killed during shrimp farming, so the marine biologist created a tasty, affordable plant-based shrimp alternative. And she’s just one of the sheroes you will discover in The Future of Science is Female.

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