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:
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
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!