2017 AAMBC Awards Nominations

Congrats to all of the talented nominees! Find out who will take home the trophy on June 10th. Get your tickets at www.aambcawards.com today!!

Literary Activist

Troy Johnson

Curtis Bunn

Jeff Friday

Malaika Adero

Lasheera Lee

Book Club of the Year

556 Book Chicks

Sistah Girls Book Club

Keys and No Locks Book Club

Literary Ladies Book Club

Savvy Book Club

Publisher of the Year

Dafina Books

Hachette Book Group

Harper Collins

Simon and Schuster

St. Martin Press

Male Author of the Year

Leo Sullivan

Marc Lamont Hill


Daniel Black

JaQuavis Coleman

Female Author of the Year

Mercy B.

Jade Jones

Natalie Baszille

Porscha Sterling

Alex Elle

Non- Fiction/Self Help Book of the Year

Around the Way Girl by Tarajee P. Henson and Denene Millner

Angie Martinez My Voice: A Memoir by Angie Martinez

I’m Judging You by Luvvie Ajayai

The Wait: A Powerful Practice for Finding the Love of Your Life and the Life You Love by Devon Franklin & Megan Good

The Goddess Potential by Tara Wallace and Allyson Leak

Magazine of the Year

Rolling Out

Kontrol Magazine


Sheen Magazine

Jones Magazine

Breakout Author of the Year

Sheree Whitfield

Dedra Allen

Sil Lai Abrams

Margot Lee Shetterly

Independent Digital Publisher of the Year

Shan Presents

Tiece Mickens

David Weaver Presents

Royalty Publishing House

Street Lit Writer of the Year


Blake Karrington

Leo Sullivan

Ashley Coleman

Lucinda John

Urban Book of the Year

The Perfect Find by Tia Williams

I Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillan

Taffy by Suzette Harrison

The Truth: His Side, Her Side, and the Truth About Falling In Love by Christina C. Jones

The Carter Boys by Desiree

Romance Author of the Year

Love Belvin

Christina C. Jones

Kayla Perrin

Mercy B.

Trice Hickman

Screenwriter of the Year

Attica Locke

Nzingha Stewart

David E. Talbert

Armani Martin

Tangie B. Moore

Reader’s Choice Award

Chrissy J.

Ashley Coleman

Mz. Lady P.

B. M. Hardin

Chenelle Parker

eBook of the Year

A Kingpin’s Dream 2: Forever Ain’t Enough by Briana Crosby

Married to the Mob 2: A Black Mafia Love Affair by Mz. Lady P

St. Pierre Boyz: All is Fair in Love and War by Mesha Mesh and Mz. Lady P.

Killer Dolls by Nisa Santiago

The Cartel 6: The Demise

Christian Fiction Author of the Year

T.D. Jakes

Denora M. Boone

E.N. Joy

Victoria Christopher Murray

Kimberla Lawson Roby

Editor of the Year

Elaine Welteroth

Kahlana Barfield Brown

Vanessa K. De Luca

Chrissy Rutherford

Shamika Sanders

Vanguard of Urban Media


Hello Beautiful

The Grio

Madame Noire

Black Creatives

Motion Picture of the Year


Southside With You


Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story

Hollywood Hearts

Blogger of the Year

Renae Bluitt “In Her Shoes”
Christina S. Brown “Love Brown Sugar”
Funky Dineva “Funky Dineva”
Jessica Franklin “HeyGorgjess”
Marie Denee “Curvy Fashionista”

PLEASE NOTE:Nominees gain FREE admission but their guest must obtain a ticket. Nominees who attend will be offered perks for the awards weekend and such as red carpet interviews, prime seating, and opportunities to be a part of our weekend of events.

Winners will NOT be notified beforehand on their win. Winners will be announced live at the red carpet ceremony or pre show. Segments of the event will be recorded for the AAMBC Awards’s social media networks and promotional videos. The winners will also be tweeted out during the live ceremony on our twitter account @aambookclub and live images will be posted on our Instagram @aambookclub. Follow the trend #AAMBCAwards

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