IBPA is Accepting Entries to the 30th Annual Benjamin Franklin Awards

8 11 2017
IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards – Final deadline 12/15/17!
DOWNLOAD THE ENTRY FORM HERE (FINAL DEADLINE 12/15/17)

What is the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards™ program?

The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™ program is a book award program that, over the past 30 years, has been regarded as one of the highest national honors in independent and self-publishing. The awards are unique in that entrants receive direct feedback on their submissions: the verbatim judging forms are returned to all publishers.

Who can enter the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards™ program?

Publishers of print books with a copyright date of 2017 may enter the current competition. To assist the judges and ensure they have enough time to review each book, there are two deadlines for entry: the first on September 30, 2017, then on December 15, 2017.

Can authors enter the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards™ program on behalf of their publisher?

Absolutely! This happens all the time.

Where can I go for more information?

Visit the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards™ website for further details. You can also email Terry Nathan at terry@ibpa-online.org.

Dear C. Penny,

Are you ready for awards season?!

The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™ are administered by the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) with help from over 150 book publishing professionals including librarians, bookstore owners, reviewers, designers, publicity managers, and editors. Winning an IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™ expands your marketability and solidifies your credibility. Considering how crowded the book market is today, these are two very powerful things.

The final Call for Entries expires on December 15, 2017. Don’t miss your chance to find out whether you book is best in class!

 

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BOOK AWARDS UPDATES

7 09 2017

 


 

 


Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards
CELEBRATING YOUTHFUL CURIOSITY, DISCOVERY AND LEARNING THROUGH BOOKS

The Moonbeam Awards are now closed for judging. Best of luck to the entrants!

The Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards contest is designed to honor the year’s best children’s books, authors and illustrators. This year’s eleventh annual Moonbeam Awards program is open to authors, illustrators, and publishers of children’s books written in English or Spanish and intended for the North American market.

Click here to view the 2016 medalists.
Click here to view the 2017 guidelines.


Illumination Book Awards
SHINING A LIGHT ON EXEMPLARY CHRISTIAN BOOKS

The 2017 Illumination Book Awards are now open. Enter by September 16, 2017 to save!


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Axiom Business Book Awards
SUCCESS THROUGH KNOWLEDGE


The Axiom Awards are now open! Enter by October 21st to save.

The prestigious Axiom Business Book Awards are presented in 22 business categories and serve as the premier list to help business book readers discover new and innovative works.

Click here to view the 2018 guidelines. 
Click here
to view the 2017 medalists.



 

 





FIRST CALL: THE 2018 ERIC HOFFER BOOK AWARD

7 09 2017

FIRST CALL:  THE 2018 ERIC HOFFER BOOK AWARD

SMALL PRESSES  * ACADEMIC PRESSES  * MICRO PRESSES  *  SELF-PUBLISHERS — $2,000 GRAND PRIZE — LOW ENTRANCE FEE

New or old, we want to read your book. … Each year, independent publishers release extraordinary books to little or no recognition. The Eric Hoffer Book Award recognizes excellence in publishing. A SINGLE REGISTRATION gives you SIX WAYS TO WIN by genre, press, the Montaigne Medal, the da Vince Eye, the First Horizon Award, and the Hoffer grand prize. There is a category for every book. (See submission guidelines below or check our listing in Writer’s Market or visit www.HofferAward.com.) E-books and chapbooks also accepted.

* $2,000 GRAND PRIZE * Low Entrance Fee of $55 * Many Categories *
* E-BOOK categories for fiction and nonfiction *
* CHAPBOOK category at a reduced rate: $40 *

AWARDS/BENEFITS:
* $2,000 GRAND PRIZE (the Eric Hoffer Award for Books)
* Winner of the Montaigne Medal for most thought-provoking books
* Winner of the da Vinci Eye for best covers
* Winner of the First Horizon Award for debut authors
* Winner and First Runner-Up awarded for every category
* Honorable Mentions for every category
* Individual Awards for Micro, Small, and Academic Presses, as well as Self-Published Books
* Coverage in The US Review of Books (www.theUSreview.com) and on www.HofferAward.com
* Gold Seal Certificates
* Worldwide Exposure

CATEGORIES: Art, Poetry, Chapbook, General Fiction, Commercial Fiction, Children, Young Adult, Culture, Memoir, Business, Reference, Home, Health, Self-Help/Spiritual, Legacy Fiction, Legacy Nonfiction, E-book Fiction, and E-book Nonfiction.

In this tough economic time, your book is always a great value, and the Eric Hoffer Book Award is the most economical way to achieve publicity and recognition. Read Hoffer Award success stories (www.hofferaward.com/Eric-Hoffer-Award-success-stories.html). Read previous contest coverage in the US Review of Books (www.theUSReview.com) and view past winners and press releases at www.HofferAward.com.

Internet payment for entrance fee accepted. (visit www.HofferAward.com)

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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES (entry deadline January 21st, 2018):

AWARDS ARE OPEN to academic, independent, small press, and self-published books that were released or copyrighted in the last 2 years, including unique books with small print runs. (Books over 2 years enter the LEGACY FICTION or LEGACY NONFICTION category.)

AWARDS/PRIZES: One grand prize will be awarded for the entire contest. In addition, each category will be awarded a winner, runner-up, and multiple honorable mentions. Books must be registered by CATEGORY and then are automatically considered for Individual Press Awards, the Montaigne Medal, the da Vinci Eye, the First Horizon Award, and the Hoffer Grand Prize.

FOR EACH ENTRY, submit the book, entry form, and $55 fee (check, money order, or Internet payment receipt) to Hopewell Publications, LLC, PO Box 11, Titusville, NJ 08560. Be certain to specify award category and press type. Registration will be confirmed via e-mail. In May, all entrants will be notified of winners. Submissions must be postmarked by January 21, 2018.

JUDGES may include authors, editors, agents, publishers, book producers, artists, experienced category readers, and health and business professionals. Note: Contest closed to the staff of Hopewell Publications and previous WNBA winning entries. At the low entrance fee, it is not feasible to provide judge’s critiques for each entry.

ENTRY FORM (submit one entry form per book):
You may also visit www.HofferAward.com and click on the “Nominate” link.

Book Information

Title:
_______________________________________
Author:
_______________________________________
Publisher:
_______________________________________
ISBN:
_______________________________________
Category (see below):
_______________________________________

Press Designation (check only one; see description below):
Self-Published __    Micro __    Small __    Academic __

Author Debut?  Yes __  No __ (select Yes if author’s first book)

Contact Information

Name:
_______________________________________
E-Mail:
_______________________________________
Phone:
_______________________________________
Address:
_______________________________________

_______________________________________

_______________________________________

AWARD CATEGORIES (select one per entry application):

* ART: titles involving the experience, execution, or demonstration of the arts, including art, fine art, graphic art, architecture, performing arts, design, photography, coffee table books, and poetry.
* POETRY: Titles with poetry or highly stylized prose.
* CHAPBOOK: books 40 pages or less, with typically some form of saddle stitch binding and/or artistic assembly. (Qualifies for special registration fee.)
* GENERAL FICTION: non-genre specific fiction, including literary, short story collections, and mainstream.
* COMMERCIAL FICTION: genre specific fiction, including mystery, thriller, suspense, science fiction, religion, romance, and horror.
* CHILDREN: titles for young children, including stories and picture books.
* YOUNG ADULT: titles aimed at the juvenile and teen markets.
* CULTURE: titles demonstrating the human or world experience, including true story, essay, multicultural, women’s issues, sexuality, gay, lesbian, memoir, aging, travel, sports, true crime, and current events.
* MEMOIR: titles capturing specific personal experience.
* BUSINESS: titles with application to today’s business environment and emerging trends, including general business, career, computer, and Internet.
* REFERENCE: titles from traditional and emerging reference areas, including but not exclusive to history, psychology, biography, science, philosophy, education, fashion, sports, recreation, training, travel, and how-to.
* HOME: titles with practical application to home or home-related issues, including general home, gardening, cooking, parenting, family, interior design, animals, and pets.
* HEALTH: titles promoting physical, mental, and emotional well-being, including psychology, fitness, and sex.
* SELF-HELP: titles involving traditional and emerging self-help subjects.
* SPIRITUAL: titles involving the mind and spirit, including religion, metaphysical, and mystical.
* LEGACY FICTION: all fiction titles over two years of age. (Unlike major trade organizations, we think good books last more than a single season.)
* LEGACY NONFICTION: all nonfiction titles over two years of age. (Unlike major trade organizations, we think good books last more than a single season.)
* E-BOOK FICTION: any fiction titles published in e-book format.
* E-BOOK NONFICTION: any nonfiction titles published in e-book format.

INDIVIDUAL PRESS AWARDS (select only one):

In addition to the above category awards, books will be singled out for additional awards in the micro press, small press, academic press, as well as self-published arenas. Please check one of the following types on the application.

* SELF-PUBLISHED – books financed by author or not by the publisher (regardless of press size).
* MICRO PRESS – books from a press producing 24 titles or less per year.
* SMALL PRESS – books from a press producing 25 titles or more per year.
* ACADEMIC PRESS – books from a press with an academic or library affiliation.

ADDITIONAL AWARD DISTINCTIONS:

All registered titles will automatically be considered for the following:
* MONTAIGNE MEDAL – most thought provoking book(s).
* DA VINCI EYE – books with superior cover art.
* FIRST HORIZON AWARD ¬– superior books by debut authors.

If you don’t see your category or cannot determine your press designation, please e-mail us with a description at info@hofferaward.com, and our staff will guide you. A great book will supersede any category designation. Category designations may be reassigned to better suit the submission. Judges may include authors, editors, agents, publishers, book producers, artists, experienced category readers, and health and business professionals. After the contest, books will be donated to libraries, schools, and hospitals where appropriate, which are fine places to promote your book!

QUESTIONS:

Visit: www.HofferAward.com
Email: info@hofferaward.com
Fax: (609) 964-1718
The Eric Hoffer Awards
PO Box 11
Titusville, NJ 08560

Please be patient. We receive many inquiries this time of year. We will help you.





The BookLife Prize Discovering Great Books, Supporting New Authors

6 06 2017

The grand prize is $5,000 and an author profile in Publishers Weekly, but all entrants receive a Critic’s Report, a brief critical assessment of their novel written by a Publishers Weekly reviewer.

https://booklife.com/about-us/the-booklife-prize.html?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly&utm_campaign=a1244dac83-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_06_05&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0bb2959cbb-a1244dac83-305746117





The BookLife Prize Discovering Great Books, Supporting New Authors

15 05 2017

https://booklife.com/about-us/the-booklife-prize.html?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly&utm_campaign=84a97f7032-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_05_15&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0bb2959cbb-84a97f7032-305746117





2017 PubWest Book Design Awards

5 04 2017

Update:  By popular demand, we’re extending the deadline for entering books into the 2017 PubWest Book Design Awards until Monday, May 1, 2017. The PubWest Book Design Awards recognize superior design and outstanding production quality of books, e-books and book mobile apps. For more information and submission instructions, please click here.

Book Design Awards

 Call for Submissions:
2017 PubWest Book Design Awards

Please click here for eligibility information and submission forms. The deadline for entering books into the 2017 PubWest Book Design Awards contest is Thursday, April 13th.

We are offering a four-for-three deal: submit three books, and a fourth entry is free!

The PubWest Book Design Awards recognize superior design and outstanding production quality of books, e-books and book mobile apps in 24 categories, as well as an overall Judges’ Choice Award selected from among the winners in each of those categories. Design Awards submissions will be judged on typography, jacket and cover design, interior design, format, selection of materials used, and printing and binding production quality.

The PubWest Book Design Awards are effective tools for marketing your books, and for recognizing your design and production staff and suppliers. We will publicize the winners to the publishing media and showcase them at the 2018 PubWest conference in Pasadena, California, February 15-17, 2018, and the grand prize winner will receive a complimentary pass to the 2018 conference.

 





BOOK AWARDS 2016-2017

9 08 2016

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER BOOK AWARDS
RECOGNIZING EXCELLENCE FOR 21 YEARS

 

First early-bird deadline is September 24, 2016. Enter soon to save!


We are proud to announce the reopen of the annual Independent Publisher Book Awards, conducted to honor the year’s best independently published titles. Jenkins Group will present the medals for the 21st annual Independent Publisher Book Awards in May 2017 in New York City in conjunction with the BookExpo America convention.

Click here to view the 2017 entry guidelines.
Click here to view the 2016 national winners.
Click here to view the 2016 regional and ebook winners.
Click here to view the 2016 outstanding winners.

 


LIVING NOW BOOK AWARDS
BOOKS FOR BETTER LIVING


The 2016 Living Now Awards are now closed for judging – best of luck to the entrants!

The Living Now Book Awards are designed to honor life-changing books, and to bring increased recognition to the year’s best lifestyle, homestyle, world-improvement and self-improvement books and their creators. We also present the Living Now Evergreen Book Medals, in five categories, to commemorate books published since the year 2000, for contributing to positive global change.

Click here to view the 2015 medalists.
Click here to view the Evergreen medalists.


MOONBEAM CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARDS
CELEBRATING YOUTHFUL CURIOSITY, DISCOVERY AND LEARNING THROUGH BOOKS


The FINAL entry deadline is this month – enter by August 20, 2016!

The Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards contest is designed to honor the year’s best children’s books, authors and illustrators. This year’s tenth annual Moonbeam Awards program is open to authors, illustrators, and publishers of children’s books written in English or Spanish and intended for the North American market.

Click here to view the 2015 medalists.
Click here to view the guidelines and entry form. 

 


ILLUMINATION BOOK AWARDS
SHINING A LIGHT ON EXEMPLARY CHRISTIAN BOOKS
Entry fee is just $85 per category until the second early-bird entry deadline on August 27. 

The Illumination Awards are intended to celebrate and recognize the exemplary books produced by the ever-growing Christian branch of publishing and bookselling. With 19 different categories, from Bible Study and Devotional to Education and Children’s Picture Book, Jenkins Group aims to recognize a broad range of diverse books, authors and publishers.

Click here to view the 2017 entry guidelines.


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AXIOM BUSINESS BOOK AWARDS
SUCCESS THROUGH KNOWLEDGE


Entry fee is just $85 per category until the second early-bird entry deadline on October 29th!

The prestigious Axiom Business Book Awards are presented in 22 business categories and serve as the premier list to help business book readers discover new and innovative works.

Click here to view the 2016 medalists.
Click here to view the 2017 entry guidelines.



 

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