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Book Awards: Overview
The Independent Publisher Book Awards (the “IPPYs”) are intended to bring increased recognition to the thousands of exemplary independent, university, and self-published titles published each year. The awards are open to all members of the independent publishing industry, and to authors and publishers worldwide who produce books written in English and intended for the North American market. Since the inaugural contest in 1996, nearly 5,000 books have received IPPY Awards and all the recognition, credibility, and increased sales that a book award can bring. Independent spirit and expertise comes from publishers of all sizes and budgets, and books are judged with that in mind.
Entry for the 2014 IPPY Awards is now open!
The early-bird entry fee deadline is January 25, 2014. Save $10 per national category entry.
Click here to visit the IPPY Awards page for more information.
Click here to download the 2014 IPPY Awards guidelines and entry form.
Congratulations to the 2013 IPPY Award Winners!
The award ceremony was held on Wednesday, May 29, in New York. See a photo album from the event.
Read "The IPPY Effect: Everything You Need to Know about the Independent Publisher Book Awards," with links to articles by and about past IPPY winners.
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 learn about great new books that will inspire and inform them, and help them improve their careers and businesses. The Axiom Awards recognize books in a wide range of categories, from Leadership and Personal Finance to Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy. The list of categories includes books intended for professionals (International Business/Globalization); for general consumers (Retirement Planning); books about business people (Memoir/Biography); and books meant to motivate and entertain (Business Fable).
Entry for the 2014 Axiom Awards is now open!
Click here to download the 2014 Axiom Awards guidelines and entry form.
The Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards are open to authors, illustrators, and publishers of children’s books written in English or Spanish and intended for the North American market. The Moonbeam Awards are intended to bring increased recognition to exemplary children’s books and their creators, and to support childhood literacy and life-long reading. As our society has gotten more complex and growing up has become more complicated, children’s book authors and publishers have risen to the occasion, creating books that not only celebrate the joys of childhood, but also help kids and families deal with its challenges. The Moonbeam Awards recognize and reward the best of these books and bring them to the attention of booksellers, librarians, parents and children.
Entry will open soon for the 2014 Moonbeam Awards; fee is $75 per title, per category, until the final entry deadline of August 31st.
The 2013 Moonbeam Awards were presented at a ceremony during the Traverse City Children's Book Festival on November 9, 2013.
See the 2013 Moonbeam Award medalist results here. (Includes ceremony photos, links to press release, etc.)
The Living Now Book Awards are designed to bring increased recognition to the year’s very best lifestyle books and their creators, and celebrate the innovation and creativity of newly published books that enhance the quality of our lives, from cooking and entertaining to fitness and spirituality. Lifestyle publishing categories such as home, family, health and personal development are the fastest-growing segments of book publishing today, and the Living Now Book Awards help demonstrate the importance of these books to readers and their vitality in the marketplace.
The 2014 Living Now Awards will open on November 21st. Entry fee is $75 per title, per category, good until the early-bird entry deadline of February 28, 2014.
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!
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.
The awards are now closed and results will be announced in mid-December 2013.