Book Awards for Indie’s

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Pursuing and winning book awards will give you another opportunity to reach out to the media, booksellers, and agents. I see the media perk up when an author client has received an award. It’s the added credibility that gives them the assurance that the book is worthwhile.

Awards also create interest in your book, which can lead to more sales and other opportunities. A book award may cause someone to stop in their tracks and consider picking up your book in a bookstore. A book award can give you an edge and sometimes that’s all the difference you need to propel your book into bestseller territory. If you win you can say you are an “award winning author.” Doesn’t that sound better? Of course, it does, and you get a little magic that comes from a third party endorsement because an authority says your work is worthy, and that’s priceless.

Most awards charge a fee to enter. Not all awards have a category for your genre and not all of these will work for every book.


Axiom Business Book Awards

http://www.axiomawards.com/

Sponsored by
Jenkins Group Inc.


Beverly Hills Book Awards

http://www.beverlyhillsbookawards.com/index.html

Sponsored by
Ellen Reid’s Book Shepherding, a division of Smarketing LLC


Bookworks Awards

http://www.bookworks.com/bookworks-awards

Sponsored by
The Self-Publishers Association


CIPA EVVY Awards

http://www.cipacatalog.com/pages/CIPA-EVVY-Awards

Sponsored by
CIPA Education and Literacy Foundation


eLit Book Awards

http://www.elitawards.com/

Sponsored by
Jenkins Group Inc.


EPIC eBook Competition

http://epicorg.org/competitions/epic-s-ebook-competition.html

Sponsored by
The Electronic Publishing Industry Coalition


Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Awards

http://www.forewordreviews.com/services/book-awards/botya/

Sponsored by
Foreword Reviews


Global eBook Awards

http://globalebookawards.com/

Sponsored by
Dan Poynter


IACP Cookbook Awards

http://www.iacp.com/award/more/cookbook

Sponsored by
International Association of Culinary Professionals


IndieReader Discovery Awards

http://indiereader.com/the-indiereader-discovery-awards-welcome/

Sponsored by
Kirkus Indie


International Book Awards

http://www.internationalbookawards.com/home.html

Sponsored by
JPX Media Group


IPPY Awards

http://www.independentpublisher.com/ipland/ipawards.php

Sponsored by
Jenkins Group


National Indie Excellence Book Awards

http://www.indieexcellence.com/

Sponsored by
Smarketing LLC, Ellen Reid CEO, and President


Nautilus Book Awards

http://www.nautilusbookawards.com/

Sponsored by
Marilyn McGuire & Associates, Inc.


Next Generation Indie Book Awards

http://www.indiebookawards.com/

Sponsored by
Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group


Publishing Innovation Awards

http://www.publishinginnovationawards.com/

Sponsored by
Constellation – Digital Power for Independent Publishers


Reader Views Literary Awards

http://readerviews.com/literaryawards/

Sponsored by
Reader Views


Readers Favorite Contest

http://readersfavorite.com/annual-book-award-contest.htm

Sponsored by
ReadersFavorite


Shirley You Jest Awards

http://www.shirley-you-jest.net/#!

Sponsored by
Dudes and Stuff Podcast, The Bunnys Review, Reading Addiction Virtual Book Tours, Conversations Magazine, Tiffany Talks Books, TeamNerd Reviews, Humor Writers of America, Author Groupie, The Paperback Pursuer, Lisa Haselton’s Reviews and Interviews, Conversations Live Radio, Book Guys, The Humor Columnist, Doing Dewey, Humor Times, Indieminded, Underground Book Reviews, Morgen Bailey’s Writing Blog


The Ben Franklin Awards

http://ibpabenjaminfranklinawards.com/

Sponsored by
IBPA – Independent Book Publishers Association


The Eric Hoffer Award

http://www.hofferaward.com/

Sponsored by
Hopewell Publications


The International Rubery Book Award

http://www.ruberybookaward.com/index.html


The Living Now Book Awards

http://www.livingnowawards.com/index.php

Sponsored by
Jenkins Group Inc.


The Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards

http://www.moonbeamawards.com/

Sponsored by
Jenkins Group Inc.


Shelf Unbound Writing Competition for Best Self-Published Book

http://www.shelfmediagroup.com/pages/competition.html

Sponsored by
Shelf Media Group


USA “Best Books” Awards

http://www.usabooknews.com/2014usabestbookawards.html

Sponsored by
USA Book News/JPX Media


The WISHING SHELF Independent Book Awards [UK]

http://www.thewsa.co.uk/

Sponsored by
Independently published author, Edward Trayer, a.k.a. Billy Bob Buttons (penname)


Writers Digest Self-Published Book Awards

http://www.writersdigest.com/selfpublished

Sponsored by
Writer’s Digest and co-sponsor Book Marketing Works, LLC


Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

https://www.createspace.com/abna?ref=478921&utm_id=5969

Sponsored by
Amazons CreateSpace


Book Festivals – ten plus book awards

http://bookfestivals.com/

Sponsored by
Book Festivals


Independent Book Publisher Awards

http://www.independentpublisher.com/

Sponsored by
Jenkins Group, Inc.


National Book Critics Circle Awards

http://bookcritics.org/awards/award_submissions/

Sponsored by
National Book Critics Circle


Man Booker Prize for Fiction

http://www.themanbookerprize.com/node/20

Sponsored by
Man Group


The Newbery Medal

http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberyapp/newberyapplication

Sponsored by
American Library Association


Caldecott Medal

http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecottmedal/caldecottapp/caldecottapplication.cfm

Sponsored by
American Library Association


Hugo Award

http://www.thehugoawards.org/about/

Sponsored by
World Science Fiction Society


The Nobel Prize in Literature

http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/nomination/

Sponsored by
Nobel Media


Edgar Allan Poe Award

http://www.mysterywriters.org/?q=Edgars-Info

Sponsored by
Mystery Writers of America


Financial Times & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award

https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ereg/index.php?eventid=22298&categoryid=74822

Sponsored by
Financial Times & McKinsey


The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

http://www.pulitzer.org/how_to_enter

Sponsored by
Columbia University


National Book Award

http://www.nationalbook.org/nbaentry.html

Sponsored by
The National Book Foundation


Stonewall Book Award

http://www.ala.org/glbtrt/award

Sponsored by
American Library Association


Global eBook Awards

http://globalebookawards.com/

Sponsored by
Global Ebook Awards


Autumn House Press Award for Fiction

http://www.autumnhouse.org/contest-submissions/

Sponsored by
Autumn House Press


Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award

http://www.pen-ne.org/news-noteworthy/penhemingway-award

Sponsored by
PEN New England


New Writers Awards

http://www.pw.org/writing_contests/award_fiction

Sponsored by
Great Lakes Colleges Association


Indies Choice Book Award

http://www.bookweb.org/indiebound/nextlist/view

Sponsored by
American Booksellers Association


Discover Great New Writers Award

http://www.barnesandnobleinc.com/for_publishers/discover_program/discover_program.html

Sponsored by
Barnes & Noble


Moby Awards

http://www.mhpbooks.com/2012-moby-awards/

Sponsored by
Melville House


 

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