Award winning authors tend to be more successful when it comes to finding a literary agent, getting a publisher, and selling more books. Each book receives a thoughtful critique that can be quoted for publicity. Top 10 selfpublished book awards for independent authors. Selfpublished book awards, writing contests and literary.
To ensure that your book is as professional and contestready as possible, team up with the experts at gatekeeper press. The majority of self published book awards dont confer any benefit to the author, other than a seal that winners often must pay for. Whistler independent book awards, new in 2016, is open to canadian selfpublished authors. Can a custom cover make your selfpublished book an awardwinning book. Just updated all content and added three new contests. Just ask becky kueker, whos book, a classic in clown shoes, was. The event exists to recognize talent, not to enrich the organizers. With book promotion a top priority for the self published author, why not consider entering a few of these contests in 2020 to increase your book s visibility with an award. Best selfpublished novel contest james river writers.
With hundreds of thousands of selfpublished books hitting the shelves every year, indie authors need to find a way to stand out. The annual best indie book award or biba is an international literary award contest recognizing selfpublished authors. Book awards for selfpublished authors including them here should not be taken as an endorsement of the competition or its sponsors. Exemplifying the highest standards of book design, production and printing, this category is open only to books that are published, printed, designed and bound in great britain. Congratulations and sincere thanks to the independent authors and publishers who participated in our 20th annual, 2016 independent publisher book awards contest. The best selfpublished book awards programs have the power to change that and bring authors and their works out of obscurity and into the spotlight. Visit our website to browse our many genres, or submit a book for consideration today. Categories british book design and production awards. Contests for already published poetry books updated. She has worked as a journalist and womens health educator in western massachusetts.
Selfpublished book awards some make the argument that book contests are a way to rip off writers. These include the guardian self published book of the month, the amazon breakthrough novel award, the next generation indie book awards, and the international book awards. Book awards for selfpublished authors the book designer. This is another contest exclusively for selfpublished books in eight categories, including poetry collections and childrens books. Writing competitions preparing your entry writers digest. Book awards contests can be a great way for a new or experienced author to win a prize, get recognition, and improve your chances at getting a major book deal. Entries will be evaluated on content, writing quality. Conducted annually, the independent publisher book awards honor the years best independently published titles from around the world. List of book awards contests updated 2019 tck publishing. Discoverability is the word on every selfpublished authors lips. Learn about the 10 top legitimate book awards open to self published authors. My daily intention is that you are empowered to go and make your publishing dreams a. The awards are intended to bring increased recognition. We designed the cover of the writers digest grand prize winner for best selfpublished book of.
Thank you for entering the 2020 indiereader discovery awards. Lets take a look at the book awards out there for indie publishers. The list is supplied as information for authors and self publishers interested in pursuing awards and citations as a means to their own publishing goals. We have over 600 awardwinning books from self published authors. And many of these contests are run by media groups that use them as a way to drum up business. Readers favorite book awards submission at outskirtspress. The best contests for selfpublished authors bookstand. Book awards for selfpublishers now accepting links and logos to websites for awards for selfpublished authors books. Authors submit a book and a fee for the hopes of winning the contest and the grand. These include 22 firstplace awards, 11 secondplace awards, and thirdplace awards. Ellen lafleche is a judge of our north street book prize. Researching book award contests can be overwhelming. James river writers and richmond magazine recognize the writing talents and entrepreneurial skills of indie. Whether youre a professional writer, a parttime freelancer or a selfstarting student, heres your chance to enter the only selfpublished.
Indiereader discovery awards entry 2021 indiereader. Whether youre a professional writer, a parttime freelancer or a self starting student, heres your chance to enter the only self published competition exclusively for self published books. Official best indie book awards 2020 submissions biba. A comprehensive list of other competitions can be found here. The evvy awards are open to any independently or selfpublished print book, ebook or audio book and may be submitted by the author, publisher or credited service provider illustrator. The awards are intended to bring increased recognition to the thousands of exemplary independent, university, and self published books released each year. Only the selfpublished book awards may be entered by mail. Book awards for selfpublished authors abound and entering is a great idea. I knew that the idea of an ebook cover design award was a good one when people started to submit their covers in the comments of the article, even though i said i was. The 11th annual international book awards iba 2020 are specifically designed to be a promotional vehicle for authors and publishers to launch their careers, open global markets.
Competitions are another area thats opened up and there are now dozens which welcome self published books. Book awards are part of your arsenal to achieve discoverability. Monthly ebook cover design awards the book designer. A mong the dozens of awards for selfpublished books, there arent many that are worth winning. The majority of selfpublished book awards dont confer any benefit to the. The competition is open to all englishlanguage self published books for which the authors have paid the full cost of publication, or the cost of printing has been paid for by a grant or as part of a prize. You can promote and sell your selfpublished book in a range of ways, including in the blurb bookstore, on amazon, and with worldwide online retailers. The competition is open to all englishlanguage selfpublished books for which the authors have paid the full cost of publication, or the cost of printing has been paid for by a grant or as part of. Poetry book awards for indie writers, self published authors or books published by independent or small presses sponsor. If you have any questions, please contact indiereader. Why is selfpublishing still scorned by literary awards.
Book design has been my shtick since 2011 and ive won many awards for both my business and work. Book awards authors should enter westwind communications. The competition is open to all englishlanguage selfpublished books for which the authors have paid the full cost of publication, or the cost of printing has been paid for by a. Among the dozens of awards for selfpublished books, there arent many that are worth winning. Our first selfpublished book on design, dekhoconversations on design in india, was awarded best of category. Book awards for self published authors abound and entering is a great idea. The book design house award winning book designer for. Books published by traditional publishers are considered for coverage by the media, awards organizations, and bookstores, many of which wont even consider self. This is the only selfpublished competition exclusively for self. The 2020 ippys are open until the final deadline of. Book awards for selfpublished authors star print brokers.758 1039 114 728 204 656 651 711 1142 910 856 449 1355 645 1478 1220 948 1223 872 376 968 1401 183 863 829 1450 50 73 1450 1195 1178 482 331 957 1308 1287 901 804 1005 118 264