Book contests offer extra exposure, recognition, and the chance to claim “award-winning” during your marketing efforts as well as the chance to win cash and prizes. Here are the Book Contests I recommend for Self-Published Authors:
The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards, which includes fifty-five categories recognizing excellence in both editorial and design, is regarded as one of the highest national honors in small and independent publishing.
$190 for first title, which includes one year’s membership in IBPA;
$90 per title, per category for second and subsequent entries.
The largest not-for-profit awards program for independent publishers including self-published authors. The top 60 books will be forwarded to a leading literary agent for review and possible representation.
Readers Favorite is the fastest growing book review and award contest site on the Internet. The annual Reader Views Literary Awards were established to honor writers who self-published or had their books published alternatively by a self-publishing company. You can win this esteemed literary award as well thousands of dollars in marketing support
Early Bird (January 1) $45
Regular Fee: $65
The Annual USA Best Book Awards are specifically designed to not only garner MEDIA COVERAGE & BOOK SALES for the winners & finalists but to PROMOTE awarded books to the PUBLISHING & ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRIES!
Open to self-published book in all categories.
This is the only self-published competition exclusively for self-published books sponsored by Writers Digest. They offer over $17,000 in cash and prizes
Early Bird (April 1) Entry fees are $100 for the first entry, and $75 for each additional entry.