Call for Entries
Closing date: February 14, 2020
Receive greater recognition, monetary prizes, awards and exposure for your books. Enter the 2020 Next Generation Indie Book Awards at www.IndieBookAwards.com.
Calling all indie book authors and publishers – including small presses, mid-size independent publishers, university presses, e-book publishers, and self-published authors who have a book written in English released in 2018, 2019 or 2020 or with a 2018, 2019 or 2020 copyright date, to enter the most rewarding book awards program.
The Next Generation Indie Book Awards offers over 70 Categories – More than 70 Awards – with over 70 monetary prizes totalling more than $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.
The Next Generation Indie Book Awards is the largest International awards program for independent authors and 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 of Allen O’Shea Literary Agency, the Next Generation Indie Book Awards was established to recognize and honour the top independently published books of the year. IBPPG was formed to provide support and recognition for the independent book publishing profession and we encourage all independent authors and publishers to enter their books in the 2020 Next Generation Indie Book Awards so that they too can earn recognition and receive other benefits from having an award-winning book.
In addition to monetary prizes, winners and finalists will also receive:
- An invitation to the gala awards ceremony held at a landmark location in Chicago, USA in June 2020 (during the American Library Association annual conference).
- Exposure for a full year at www.IndieBookAwards.com as a Winner or Finalist.
- All Winners will be listed in the 2020 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Catalogue, 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).
PLUS, the top 70 books will be sent to be reviewed by New York literary agent Marilyn Allen of Allen O’Shea Literary Agency or one of Ms. Allen’s co-agents for possible representation in areas that could generate even more revenue for your book (unless an entrant prefers not to have their book forwarded to the agent). Ms. Allen has over 25 years of sales and marketing experience, including serving as Senior Vice President, Associate Publisher, and Director of Marketing for Harper Collins and directing sales and marketing teams for Simon & Schuster, Penguin Books and Avon Books. Ms. Allen has had the pleasure of working with many best-selling authors including Stephen King, Ken Follett, Barbara Kingsolver, John Gray, Mary Higgins Clark, and many more.
ENTRY GUIDELINES AND CATEGORIES:
For complete entry guidelines AND to see a list of the over 70 categories you can enter go to:
ONLINE ENTRY FORM:
$75 per title for the first category entered, and $60 for each additional category entered.
All books, entry forms and entry fees must be received in the West Virginia office of the Competition Organiser by February 14, 2020.
All Finalists and Winners will be notified by late May 2020.
Next Generation Indie Book Awards
107 Clement Street
Terra Alta, WV 26764