Book Awards for Self-Published Authors

These awards were selected based on their acceptance of self-published books. Including them here should not be taken as an endorsement of the competition or its sponsors. 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.

For award specific entry details, deadlines and entry fees, click on the link provided for each award. Please submit corrections or feedback on any competition to us on the Contact page or leave them as comments on the announcement post. What has your experience been with awards and contests?

NOTE: Please be aware that some book awards are more focused on making money than recognizing the accomplishments of authors. Enter any book award contest only after careful consideration and review of its reputation.


 

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

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

Sponsored by

Amazon, Createspace, Penguin Group, Publishers Weekly


 

Axiom Business Book Awards

Axiom Business Book Awards

http://www.axiomawards.com/

Sponsored by

Jenkins Group Inc.


 

Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills Book Awards

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

Sponsored by

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


 
Bookworks

Bookworks Awards

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

Sponsored by

The Self-Publishers Association


 
EVVY

CIPA EVVY Awards

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

Sponsored by

CIPA Education and Literacy Foundation


 
eLit Book Awards

eLit Book Awards

http://www.elitawards.com/

Sponsored by

Jenkins Group Inc.


 
EPIC Ebook Award

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

Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Awards

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

Sponsored by

Foreword Reviews


 
Global eBook Awards

Global eBook Awards

http://globalebookawards.com/

Sponsored by

Dan Poynter


 
Green Book Festival

Green Book Festival

http://www.greenbookfestival.com/

Sponsored by

JM Northern Media LLC


 
IACP Cookbook Awards

IACP Cookbook Awards

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

Sponsored by

International Association of Culinary Professionals


 
IndieReader Discovery Award

IndieReader Discovery Awards

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

Sponsored by

Kirkus Indie


 
International Book Awards

International Book Awards

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

Sponsored by

JPX Media Group


 
IPPY Awards

IPPY Awards

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

Sponsored by

Jenkins Group


 
London Book Festival

London Book Festival

http://londonbookfestival.com/portal/

Sponsored by

JM Northern Media LLC


 
National Indie Excellence Book Awards

National Indie Excellence Book Awards

http://www.indieexcellence.com/

Sponsored by

Smarketing LLC, Ellen Reid CEO, and President


 
Nautilus

Nautilus Book Awards

http://www.nautilusbookawards.com/

Sponsored by

Marilyn McGuire & Associates, Inc.


 
New England Book Festival

New England Book Festival

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

Sponsored by

JM Northern Media LLC


 
New York Book Festival

New York Book Festival

http://www.newyorkbookfestival.com/

Sponsored by

JM Northern Media LLC


 
Next Generation Indie Book Awards

Next Generation Indie Book Awards

http://www.indiebookawards.com/

Sponsored by

Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group


 
Paris Book Festival

Paris Book Festival

http://www.parisbookfestival.com/

Sponsored by

JM Northern Media LLC


 
Publishing Innovation Awards

Publishing Innovation Awards

http://www.publishinginnovationawards.com/

Sponsored by

Constellation – Digital Power for Independent Publishers


 
Reader Views Literary Awards

Reader Views Literary Awards

http://readerviews.com/literaryawards/

Sponsored by

Reader Views


 
Readers Favorite Contest

Readers Favorite Contest

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

Sponsored by

ReadersFavorite


 
San Francisco Book Festival

San Francisco Book Festival

http://www.sanfranciscobookfestival.com/

Sponsored by

JM Northern Media LLC


 
Shirley You Jest

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 Beach Book Festival

The Beach Book Festival

http://www.beachbookfestival.com/

Sponsored by

JM Northern Media LLC


 
The Ben Franklin Awards

The Ben Franklin Awards

http://ibpabenjaminfranklinawards.com/

Sponsored by

IBPA – Independent Book Publishers Association


 
The Eric Hoffer Award

The Eric Hoffer Award

http://www.hofferaward.com/

Sponsored by

Hopewell Publications


 
The Hollywood Book Festival

The Hollywood Book Festival

http://www.hollywoodbookfestival.com/next.htm

Sponsored by

JM Northern Media LLC


 
The Hollywood Book Festival

The International Rubery Book Award

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


 
The Living Now Book Awards

The Living Now Book Awards

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

Sponsored by

Jenkins Group Inc.


 
The Moombeam Children's Book Awards

The Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards

http://www.moonbeamawards.com/

Sponsored by

Jenkins Group Inc.


 
Shelf

Shelf Unbound Writing Competition for Best Self-Published Book

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

Sponsored by

Shelf Media Group


 
USA

USA “Best Books” Awards

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

Sponsored by

USA Book News/JPX Media


 
WISHING SHELF Independent Book Awards

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

Writers Digest Self Published Book Awards

http://www.writersdigest.com/selfpublished

Sponsored by

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

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