IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards Inviting Books Published September to December 2022

12 10 2022
Now accepting books and audiobooks published September-December 2022 in 57 categoriesFinal deadline: December 15, 2022Dear C. Penny,If you have a book or audiobook published late this year, it’s definitely not too late to enter it for the 35th Annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™. In fact, the December 15 deadline is specially designed to accommodate your end-of-the-year books. So enter today!The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™ program is the most widely recognized book award program dedicated to independent publishers. Winning an IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™ expands your marketability and solidifies your credibility. Considering how crowded the book market is today, an IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award is an endorsement of excellence and helps your book stand out. Who enters? Traditional publishers, author-publishers, hybrid publishers, academic presses, and nonprofit/association presses…as well as authors on behalf of their publisher.Who judges? Over 170 book publishing professionals including librarians, bookstore owners, reviewers, designers, publicity managers, and editors, judge the entries. The awards are unique in that entrants receive constructive feedback on their submissions; the actual judging forms are returned to all publishers.

When will winners be announced? Winners will be announced at a gala ceremony at the Coronado Island Marriott, CA on May 5, 2023.Download the Call for Entries.Please see the FAQs below and, as always, let me know if you have questions. I look forward to receiving your entries and am happy to help.In partnership,Terry Nathan
Chief Operations Officer
Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)
Phone: 310-546-1818
Email: terry@ibpa-online.orgAWARD CATEGORIES
Animal & Pet
Art & Photography
Audiobook: Children’s/YA
Audiobook: Fiction
Audiobook: Nonfiction
Best New Voice: Children’s/Young Adult
Best New Voice: Fiction
Best New Voice: Nonfiction
Biography & Autobiography
Body, Mind & Spirit
Business & Career
Children’s Picture Book (0-3 years)
Children’s Picture Book (4-7 years)
Coffee Table Book
Cover Design: Children’s/ YA
Cover Design: Fiction
Cover Design: Large Format
Cover Design: Nonfiction
Craft, Hobby, Home & Garden
Fiction: Historical
Fiction: Horror
Fiction: Mystery & Thriller
Fiction: Romance
Fiction: SciFi & Fantasy
General Fiction
Gift Book
Graphic Novel
Health & Fitness
Interior Design
Interior Design: Children’s/ YA
Nature & Environment
Parenting & Family Issues
Political & Current Events
Professional & Technical
Sports & Recreation
Teen Fiction
Teen Nonfiction
The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (Children’s/Young Adult)
The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (Fiction)
The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (Nonfiction)
Young Reader: Fiction
Young Reader: Nonfiction
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE CALL FOR ENTRIESWatch the excitement of the 34th IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Gala Dinner and Ceremony in San Diego this year.



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