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Next Generation Indie Book Award Submissions Welcome

11 Oct 2022 10:49 AM | Sandra Yeaman (Administrator)


Calling all indie book authors and publishers!

Submissions are open to enter Next Generation Indie Book Awards

Small presses, mid-size independent publishers, university presses, e-book publishers, and self-published authors who have a book written in English released in 2021, 2022 or 2023 or with a 2021, 2022 or 2023 copyright date are eligible.

Offering 80+ Categories - More than 80 Awards – with over 80 monetary prizes totaling over $10,000 in cash, including $1,500 cash prizes plus trophies for best fiction book and best non-fiction book, $750 cash prizes plus trophies for second best fiction book and non-fiction book and $500 cash prizes plus trophies for third best fiction book and non-fiction book!

Entry deadline for the 2023 awards program – February 10, 2023.

The Next Generation Indie Book Awards is the largest International awards program for indie authors and independent publishers and the only book awards program of its kind offering more monetary prizes, more awards, more recognition and more exposure including exposure to a leading Literary Agent for possible representation in areas such as distribution, foreign rights, film rights, and other rights!

Presented by Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group (IBPPG) in conjunction with Marilyn Allen (formerly of Allen O'Shea Literary Agency), the Next Generation Indie Book Awards was established to recognize and honor the top independently published books of the year. IBPPG was formed to provide support and recognition for the independent book publishing profession. All independent authors and publishers are encouraged to enter their books in the 2023 Next Generation Indie Book Awards so that they too can earn recognition and receive other benefits from having an award-winning book!

Awards given to the Finalists and Winners of the 2023 Next Generation Indie Book Awards are:

▪ $1,500 cash prize and trophy for the best Fiction Book
▪ $1,500 cash prize and trophy for the best Non-Fiction Book
▪ $750 cash prize and trophy for the second best Fiction Book
▪ $750 cash prize and trophy for the second best Non-Fiction Book
▪ $500 cash prize and trophy for the third best Fiction Book
▪ $500 cash prize and trophy for the third best Non-Fiction Book
▪ $100 Cash Prize & Gold Medal for all 80+ category Winners
▪ Finalist Medals for each finalist in the 80+ categories

Winners and Finalists will also receive:

▪ An invitation to the gala awards reception.
▪ Exposure for a full year at Next Generation Indie Book Awards as a Winner or Finalist.
▪ All Winners will be listed in the 2023 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Catalog which will be distributed to thousands of book buyers, media, and others!
▪ The opportunity to display Finalist or Winner gold award stickers on your book.
▪ Other benefits of an award-winning book (such as potential increased revenue).

Entry deadline for the 2023 awards program – February 10, 2023.

All books (hard copies or digital uploads) must be received in the office of the organizers by the entry deadline date to be eligible for the 2023 awards.

Note: This Awards program is not affiliated with SDWEG. This announcement is offered as information of possible interest to our members. Be aware that there is a submission fee to enter this contest.



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