Monday, December 20, 2010

The Prestige of Book Awards

There are thousands of book awards handed out every year and in most countries.

Award winning (or placing) books stand out, although that alone will not sell a book - the author and publisher must still promote the title.

If you or your publisher are interesting in entering a title, here’s a couple that are still accepting entries:

IPPY Awards
Deadlines: $85 per category Oct. 31, 2010 until Jan. 8, 2011, $95 per category Jan. 9 until March, 19, 2011
69 subject categories

The Eric Hoffer Award
Deadline: January 21st of each year
Nomination Fee $45, Many Categories, Individual Press Awards

IPBA Benjamin Franklin Awards
Deadline: December 31, 2010 - for titles published September 1 – December 31, 2010
IBPA member – $90 per title, per category, Non-IBPA member – $190 for first title, which includes one year’s membership in IBPA; $90 per title, per category for second and subsequent entries. 56 Categories

Next Generation Indie Book Awards
Deadline: Books must be received by March 2, 2011
$75 for first category, $50 for second. 60 Categories

eLit Awards
Deadline: January 17, 2011
$80 per entry, 59 different e-Lit categories

For a listing of other book awards, visit Book Spot, Book Reporter, or Google the words “Book Awards.”

Always do your research before entering any contest!

And don't forget the Book Trailer Contest - see sidebar for link to enter!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I know my book's up for at least one award!


It must be very exciting to be up for a book award after all the hard work gone into writing it.
I wish anyone who is up for an award the best of luck.


Jules said...

Nice information. Someday soon I will need this information :)

BTW, did you see "Sunday Mornings" bit on book covers? It was promising to watch. :)

Happy Holidays!
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

TerryLynnJohnson said...

thanks for this, Diane! And congrats to Alex!

Olivia J. Herrell, writing as O.J. Barré said...

Great info, thanks!

Happy Christmas, that rebel, Olivia

notesfromnadir said...

Thanks so much for the links!

Summer Ross said...

Wow I didn't know there were so many different ones. thanks for posting1

Karen Lange said...

Thanks for the info, Diane. Have a wonderful week!

Notes Along the Way with Mary Montague Sikes said...

Thanks for the info about contests. I'm not good about entering them, but it's another way to promote!


L. Diane Wolfe said...

Good luck to any who enter - most of the deadlines are soon, though.

Bob Sanchez said...

Thanks for the good info, Diane.

Merry Christmas!

Hart Johnson said...

I had no idea it was such an active process to get on their list! Thank you for this! Good to keep in mind!

Unknown said...

Thanks for this news. Most of my published pieces have been through contests so they're a great investment.