Awards for Self-Published Books as of 8/26/2018

This is a list of awards offered for self-published books which I have compiled. I tried to eliminate those that have received poor reviews from writing groups and associations such as ALLI.  I offer this as a starting point and make no recommendations one way or the other. Please do your own research before entering your book into any contest.  They all cost money so invest wisely.

(entry fees under $100 per category unless noted)

American Book Fest- Best Book; Best Fiction (closes 8/31/18)
http://www.americanbookfest.com/2018bestbookawards.html

Axiom Business Book Awards (business books only)
http://www.axiomawards.com/

Benjamin Franklin Awards/IBPA

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Best Indie Book Award (closes Nov. 1)

2018 Best Indie Book Award™ Entry

BookLife Prize in Fiction (due 8/31/18, max 100,000 words)
https://booklife.com/about-us/the-booklife-prize-enter-now.html

Christian Indie Awards (for Christian market)

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CIPA EVVY Awards (Entries open Feb-May)
http://cipabooks.com/cipa-evvy-awards/

eLit Book Awards (early bird date 8/31)
http://www.elitawards.com/

Eric Hoffer Award (cash award, closes Jan 21)
http://www.hofferaward.com/

Feathered Quill (closes 9/30/18)
https://featheredquill.com/feathered-quill-book-awards/

Foreword Indies Book of the Year (Closes 9/30/18)
http://www.forewordreviews.com/services/book-awards/botya/

Global eBook Awards (Opens 9/1/18)

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IACP Cookbook Awards

Cookbook Awards

IAN-Independent Author Network (2019/Opens October 1, 2018)
http://www.independentauthornetwork.com/book-of-the-year.html

Independent Press Award (Closes 3/31/19)
http://www.independentpressaward.com

IndieBrag (continuous)

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IndieReader Discovery Awards (Closes 2/28/19)
http://indiereader.com/enter-discovery-awards/

International Beverly Hills Book Awards *
http://www.beverlyhillsbookawards.com/

International Book Awards* ($10 off through 8/31/2018)
http://www.internationalbookawards.com/home.html

International Excellence Body, Mind, Spirit Book Awards*
http://www.bmsbookawards.com/index.html

IPPY/Independent Publisher Awards (Closes 2/23/19) http://www.independentpublisher.com/ipland/ipawards.php

Kindle Book Awards (2018 closed, re-opens 2/1/19)

🏆 2016 Kindle Book Awards

Midwest Book Awards (for those based in Midwest)

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National Indie Excellence Book Awards (Closes 3/31/19)
http://www.indieexcellence.com/

Nautilus Book Awards ($165 + 4 books. Fiction–no subcategories)
http://www.nautilusbookawards.com/

Next Generation Indie Book Awards (Cash awards! Closes 2/15/19)
http://www.indiebookawards.com/

North St. Book Prize Winning Writers) (cash award, Opens 2/19)
https://winningwriters.com/our-contests/north-street-book-prize

Reader Views Literary Awards (copyright date must be 2018)
http://readerviews.com/literaryawards/

Royal Dragonfly Awards
https://www.dragonflybookawards.com/royal-dragonfly/

The Eric Hoffer Award (cash awards, closes Jan 21)
http://www.hofferaward.com/

The Firecracker Awards (no info for next contest)

Firecracker Awards

The International Rubery Book Award (UK, no subcategories for fiction)
http://www.ruberybookaward.com/index.html

The Living Now Book Awards (self-improvement books)
http://www.livingnowawards.com/index.php

The Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards
http://www.moonbeamawards.com/

Shelf Unbound for Best Self-Published Book (no info)
http://www.shelfmediagroup.com

The WISHING SHELF Awards [UK, includes feedback]
http://www.thewsa.co.uk/

Writers Digest Book Awards (Cash prizes) for:
Self-Published Printed Book (closed for 2018, opens in April)
Self-Published E-Book (Closes Sept 4, 2018)
http://www.writersdigest.com/writers-digest-competitions

 

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