Book Excellence Awards Program

An international book awards competition dedicated to helping authors and publishers
increase their credibility, visibility and book sales.

Our awards competition is now open!

Use one of the quick links below to access important information about the Book Excellence Awards program:

Gain recognition through our internationally recognized book awards competition

Previous Winners and Finalists of the Book Excellence Awards have doubled their book sales, garnered attention from film producers, received distribution in book stores and increased their visibility and media attention.

The Book Excellence Awards provides authors and publishers with extended support and resources in topics such as publishing, marketing, writing, publicity and social media. If you are named a Winner or Finalist of the Book Excellence Awards, you will receive access to resources, templates, and tools to ensure your success.
The Book Excellence Awards is a smart investment on your publishing journey and the results and benefits will last a lifetime!

Trusted by Authors & Publishers Around the World

Trusted by Authors & Publishers Around the World

Discover Book Excellence Award-Winning Celebrities,
Experts and Authors Around the World

Kobe Bryant
NBA All-Star
Winner in Young Adult Fiction

Loral Langemeier
Wealth Expert
Winner in Finances

Phoebe Robinson
Comedian, NYT bestseller, Actress
Winner in Humor

Vishen Lakhiani
CEO of Mindvalley
Winner in
Body/Mind/Spirit

Raja Rajamannar
CMO of Mastercard
Winner in Marketing

Robert Glazer
Seasoned Entrepreneur
Winner in Management

Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino
Founder of Best Ever You
Winner in Inspirational

Aytekin Tank
CEO of Jotform
Winner in Business

E.S. Alexander
Penguin SEA Author
Winner in Historical Fiction

Joseph Alton, M.D. and Amy Alton, ARNP
NYT Bestsellers
Winner in Medical

Jo Miller
Women’s Leadership Expert
Winner in Female Empowerment

Howard Tiersky
Digital Transformation Influencer
Winner in Marketing

Learn more about our internationally recognized
book award competition

What is a book award?

Book awards are not only a wonderful honor, but for self-published and traditionally published books alike, they can help you grow your audience, attract new readers, increase your media attention, skyrocket your book sales and more.

Best of all, readers are attracted to award-winning books, so this accolade can help you stand out from the millions of other books out there.

No matter if you’re just starting as a first-time, self-published author, or you’ve established yourself as a USA Today or New York Times’ bestseller, a book award can help you at any stage of your career.

Why should I apply?

A book award is an asset you can use for the lifetime of your career as an author.

Authors who have received a Book Excellence Award have garnered new and exciting opportunities. They have:

• Become best sellers
• Doubled their book sales
• Garnered attention from film producers
• Received distribution in book stores
• Increased their visibility
• Garnered national media attention

And more!

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We’ve Helped 3,400+ Authors & Publishers

Read In-Depth Success Stories About Book Excellence Award Winners

How to Apply

Applying is easy. Just follow the three simple steps below:

Ensure Your Book Is Eligibile

All books submitted to the Book Excellence Awards must have an ISBN or ASIN and be written in English.

There is no publication date restriction.

Select Your Categories

Select the number of categories you would like to enter your book into.

You can find a full list here.

Submit Your Application

To complete your application, you will need to provide your contact information, book title, book files and book cover image.

Book Excellence Award Categories

Here is a full list of categories that are eligible for entry into the Book Excellence Awards.

Action
Activity Book
Adventure Fiction
Adventure Non-Fiction
Addiction and Recovery
Africa *NEW*
Aging
Alternative Medicine
Animals/Pets
Anthology
Art
Arts and Entertainment
Asia *NEW*
Australia *NEW*
Autobiography
Beauty
Biography
Body/Mind/Spirit
Book Cover Design
Book Interior Design
Book with Toy Included
Books in a Series (must
enter at least 2 books)
Business
Career
Caregiving
Chick-lit
Children’s Education
Children’s Fiction
Children’s Non-Fiction
Children’s Inspirational/
Motivational
Children’s Religion
Christian Fiction
Christian Non-Fiction
Coffee Table Book

Coloring Book
Comics and Graphic Novels
Contemporary Fiction *NEW*
Cookbook
Cozy Mystery *NEW*
Crafts and Hobbies
Death and Dying
Diet and Nutrition
Diversity & Inclusion *NEW*
Divorce
Dystopian *NEW*
Education and Academic
Engineering
Entrepreneurship
Environment
Erotica
Europe *NEW*
Faction
Family
Fantasy
Female Empowerment
Fiction
Finances
Fitness
Friendship
Gift Book
Grief
Health
Historical Fiction *NEW*
Historical Non-Fiction *NEW*
Holiday
Horror
Human Resources *NEW*

Humor
Illustration *NEW*
Inspirational
LGBTQ Fiction
LGBTQ Non-Fiction
Leadership
Management
Marketing
Marriage
Medical
Memoir
Men’s Health
Military
Motivational
Multicultural Fiction
Multicultural Non-Fiction
Music
Mystery
Myth & Legend *NEW*
Non-Fiction
North America *NEW*
Paranormal
Parenting
Performing Arts (Film,
Theatre, Dance, Music)
Personal Growth and
Development
Photography
Philosophy
Picture Book – Preschool
Picture Book – Ages 4 to 8
Picture Book – All Ages
Poetry
Political
Pre-Teen Fiction
Pre-Teen Non-Fiction
Private Investigator Mysteries *NEW*
Psychology
Public Relations
Reference
Real Estate
Relationships
Religion
Romance
Sales and Marketing
Science
Science Fiction
Self-Help
Short Story/Stories
Social Media
South America *NEW*
Spirituality
Sports
Suspense
Sustainability
Technology
Thriller
Travel
True Crime
Urban Fantasy *NEW*
Urban Fiction *NEW*
Western
Women’s Fiction
Women’s Health
Women’s Non-Fiction
Writing and Publishing
Young Adult Fiction
Young Adult Non-Fiction

Book Excellence Awards Prize Package

Learn more about the prizes all Winners and Finalists receive:

Book Excellence Awards Promotional Package

Winners and finalists receive high quality digital award seals they can use to highlight their award on their book cover, website, social media and other marketing materials. These high-resolution digital seals can be used online and in print materials.

Custom Award Listing

Winners and finalists receive a full-page custom award listing that includes detailed information about their book to raise their profile among our regular website visitors including book buyers, publishers, librarians, literary agents and other industry professionals.

Author Showcase

Our winners and finalists receive an in-depth author showcase where we interview and feature them alongside our entire cohort of award-winning authors. We make their work stand out with their own personal page they can share with readers, industry professionals, media and more.

International Exposure

Each winner and finalist will receive a personalized award announcement on our social media platforms shared with our network of thousands of authors and publishers around the world. In addition, winners will be featured on bookexcellence.com and highlighted prominently in our newsletter, which goes out to more than 25,000 worldwide.

Done For You Marketing Templates

We help our winners and finalists save time and money by providing professionally designed templates for print materials and social media. These winning designs can be customized to match their unique branding to have a lasting impact in the eyes of readers and industry professionals alike.

Guided Coaching

A step-by-step system that takes winners and finalists by the hand and teaches them the principles and strategies needed to successfully market their book award. With easy to implement strategies, winners and finalists can see results after the first coaching session!

Common Questions

Am I Eligible To Apply?
All books submitted to the Book Excellence Awards must meet the following criteria:

– Have an ISBN or ASIN
– Written in English

Please note: There is no publication date requirement.

What Do I Receive If I Win?

The Book Excellence Awards Prize Package Includes:

  • ​Book Excellence Awards Coaching Program
  • The Book Excellence Awards Promotional Package
  • Custom Award Listing and Author Showcase
  • International Exposure to 25,000+ Audience
  • Done For You Marketing Templates

What Happens If I Don’t Win?

Applicants who are not named Winners or Finalists are provided with complimentary book marketing resources, so they have the tools they need to progress with their career as an author.

In this way, there’s no risk!

You will still receive valuable marketing support to help you succeed with book marketing.

Can I Enter More Than 1 Category?

Yes, you many submit your book into multiple categories. Each category is evaluated individually, increasing your odds of winning.

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