6 BOOK AWARDS CONTESTS

11 12 2018

Here’s a great holiday gift idea – get some more recognition and publicity for your books by entering book awards!

Book Awards are an efficient, affordable marketing tool that can make a huge impact on your marketing campaign. Each year, medals go to both established mid-sized publishers and first-time self-publishers. We reward those who exhibit the courage, innovation, and creativity to bring about change in the world of publishing. This spirit and expertise comes from publishers of all sizes and budgets, and books are judged with that in mind.

Get more attention. Get a shiny sticker for your cover. Get the recognition your book deserves!

Need entry information about any of these book awards contests? See details and links about each contest below, or email me to request guidelines or to deliver questions or comments: Jim Barnes, Award Director – jimb@bookpublishing.com


BOOK AWARD NEWSFLASH UPDATES

All six of our contests are now open – something for every kind of book!

Happy Holidays to all – here’s to your publishing success in the year ahead!

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First Call for Entries! The 2019 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards contest is now open! Just $75 to enter our 13th annual awards program dedicated to childhood literacy and lifelong reading. 

Writing and publishing books that teach and inspire our children is an extremely important task, and these exist to reward those efforts.The Moonbeam Award ceremony is held in conjunction with the Traverse City Children’s Book Festival. Click here to visit the website.

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The final entry deadline for the 6th annual Illumination Awards contest is this Saturday, December, 15th.

Just 5 days left to enter the the Illumination Book Awards, honoring the year’s best new titles written and published with a Christian worldview. With the motto, “Shining a Light on Exemplary Christian Books,” there are 19 categories for new titles and 5 Enduring Light categories for books published since 2000. Click here to visit the Illumination Awards website.


2019 INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER BOOK AWARDS
“RECOGNIZING EXCELLENCE IN INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING”

  – World’s largest book awards contest, for indies only
– 85 National Categories
– 24 Regional Categories
– 11 E-book Categories
– Great Publicity & Great Awards party at BEA

Calling all independent authors and publishers! This contest is for you!

The 23rd annual Independent Publisher Book Awards, conducted to honor the year’s best independently published titles, is now accepting entries for books released since January 2017. Entry fee is $95 to enter a General category and $55 “add-on” a Regional or E-Book category. All entrants are considered for the Outstanding Book of the Year Awards at no extra charge.

The entry deadline for the 2019 IPPY Awards is February 23, 2019 – just 75 days left to enter! 
Launched in 1996, the Independent Publisher Book Awards are designed to bring increased recognition to the deserving but often unsung titles published by independent authors and publishers. Established as the first unaffiliated awards program (no membership fee required) open exclusively to independents, the “IPPYs” recognize hundreds of the year’s best books, bringing them to the attention of booksellers, buyers, librarians, and book lovers. The IPPY Awards contest is among the largest and most recognized book awards events in the world, and all independent, university, small press, and self-publishers who produce books intended for the North American market are eligible to enter.

VISIT THE IPPY AWARDS ENTRY PAGE

Click here to view the entry guidelines PDF. 



LIVING NOW BOOK AWARDS

“BOOKS FOR BETTER LIVING”
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The 2019 Living Now Awards are now open. Just $75 per category entry until the early-bird deadline of Jan. 26th.

The Living Now Book Awards recognize books that help readers help themselves, to learn about enriching their lives in wholesome, Earth-friendly ways. Books are an important tool for gaining knowledge about life-improvement goals, and the Living Now Book Award medalists are a must-read list for helping us achieve those goals.

Click here to view the guidelines and entry form.



MOONBEAM CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARDS

“CELEBRATING YOUTHFUL CURIOSITY & DISCOVERY THROUGH BOOKS & READING”
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The 2019 Moonbeam Awards are now open! Just $75 per entry until the early-bird entry of March 23, 2019.
The Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards honor the year’s best children’s books, and are open to authors, illustrators, and publishers of children’s books written in English or Spanish, appropriate for the North American market. These awards bring an opportunity for recognition to deserving authors and publishers who have a hard time breaking through to win library association awards like the Newbery and Caldecott.

Click here to view the guidelines for the 13th annual contest.


AXIOM BUSINESS BOOK AWARDS
“SUCCESS THROUGH KNOWLEDGE”
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The Axiom Awards are open until the final entry deadline of January 12, 2019. Just 32 days left to enter!

The Axiom Business Book Awards are intended to bring increased recognition to exemplary business books and their creators, with the understanding that business people are a very well-read and informed segment of the population, eager to improve their careers and businesses. Newly published business books contain the newest, most innovative, and creative ideas that can make us think and act differently every day.

VISIT THE AXIOM ENTRY PAGE



ILLUMINATION BOOK AWARDS

“SHINING A LIGHT ON EXEMPLARY CHRISTIAN BOOKS”
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The 2019 awards are open until December 15th.  Just 5 days left to enter!

The Illumination Book Awards are designed to honor the year’s best new titles written and published with a Christian worldview. Award categories range from Bible Study and Devotional to family-oriented subjects like Education and Children’s Picture Book. The purpose of the Illumination Book Awards is to bring award recipients the credibility and publicity they need to further their book marketing and sales success.

VISIT THE ILLUMINATION WEBSITE



ELIT AWARDS

“ILLUMINATING DIGITAL PUBLISHING EXCELLENCE”
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Entry is open through January 31, 2019.

The eLit Awards are an industry-wide, unaffiliated awards program open to all members of the electronic publishing industry, and are committed to illuminating and honoring the very best of English language digital publishing entertainment. The eLit Awards celebrate the ever growing market of electronic publishing in the wide variety of reader formats. Hail the revolutionary world of e-books and join the awards program that’s highlighting the best in electronic reading entertainment!

VISIT THE ELIT ENTRY PAGE


IP    For more details about the awards,
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Jim Barnes, Managing Editor & Awards Director
IndependentPublisher.com / Jenkins Group

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LET THE BOOK AWARDS SEASON BEGIN!!!

7 09 2017

September 2017 Newsletter


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LIFE-CHANGING BOOKS

Let the book awards season begin! Today we announce the Living Now Awards results, and next month it’s the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards. Our Living Now Awards contest is for “life-changing books,” the ones that truly can make a difference in the way we think and act — and having spent the past month reading them – I have a refreshingly new outlook on life. Maybe taking a week’s vacation during the judging helped, especially since we traveled west to observe the total eclipse – a life-changing event in itself – and then spent a few days in the amazing topography of the Black Hills, watching the buffalo roam and the wild mustangs run free.

How could you not be inspired by books like these award-winning titles? The Positivity Kit. The Bravest You. Healing Spiritual Wounds. Becoming a Citizen Activist. Of course, it’s one thing to read the book – putting it to work in your life is the hard part. Especially that last one: Becoming a Citizen Activist, with the subtitle Stories, Strategies & Advice for Changing Our World, informs and inspires readers to get involved in grassroots politics and fight for positive change in their communities. We should all be doing that, right?

This is why our book award programs exist: we bring the world’s best books to the attention of the readers, buyers, teachers and librarians who can use these great books to learn, to inspire, and make the world a better place. This quote from the winner of our special Living Now “Spirit Award,” When Thought Turns to Light: A Practical Guide to Spiritual Transformation, by Patrick Paul Garlinger, exemplifies the life-changing aspect of these awards:

“To change how you feel about others, acknowledge your interdependence on them. This is the lesson that our mothers teach us. As has been said many times, we are not single, isolated, autonomous beings. Rather, we are interconnected to each other in innumerable ways. When you pause to think about how the positive events and good fortune of your life have always come through connections with other people, you come to the magnificent realization that your life is the sum total of the contributions of others.”

Congratulations to all of our Living Now Awards Medalists!

Jim “the IPPY Hippie” Barnes, Awards Director


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Independent Publisher Book Awards
RECOGNIZING EXCELLENCE FOR 21 YEARS

 

The 2018 Awards are NOW OPEN! Enter by September 23 to save on entry fees.

The 22nd annual Independent Publisher Book Awards are conducted to honor the year’s best independently published titles. Jenkins Group will present the medals for the 22nd annual Independent Publisher Book Awards in May 2018 in New York City in conjunction with the BookExpo America convention.

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


Living Now Book Awards
BOOKS FOR BETTER LIVING

The Living Now Awards have been announced. Congratulations to the medalists!

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 2017 medalists.
Click here to view the Evergreen medalists.


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.

 







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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