Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to frequently asked questions related to our organization,
book awards program, best seller program and online training.

General Questions


What is Book Excellence?

Book Excellence is an international book marketing company dedicated to helping authors and publishers increase their credibility, visibility and book sales.

Through our programs and services, we’ve helped authors double their book sales, garner attention from film producers, become best sellers, receive distribution in book stores and increase their visibility and media attention.

We’ve worked with thousands of authors—from first time, self-published authors to Wall Street Journal and New York Times best sellers.


How can I speak to someone?

Please click here to contact us and include your name and phone number. A member of the Book Excellence team will contact you to set up an appointment by phone.

Book Excellence Awards Program


Why should I enter the Book Excellence Awards?

Previous Winners and Finalists of the Book Excellence Awards have experienced incredible benefits after receiving their award. These include:

*Doubling their book sales
*Getting Distribution in Book Stores
*Gaining Attention from Film Producers
*Increasing Their Following and Readership
*Obtaining New Speaking Engagements
*Increasing their Visibility and Media Coverage


Who is eligible to apply to the Book Excellence Awards?

We accept entries from self-published authors, traditionally published authors, independent presses, traditional publishers and other literary professionals.

Books submitted into the Book Excellence Awards must:

  1. Have an ISBN or ASIN
  2. Be written in English

How much does it cost to enter the Book Excellence Awards?

For current pricing, please click here.

All prices are in USD.

To receive a discount on your entry fee, subscribe to our email list.


Does the Book Excellence Awards have a publication date restriction?

No, there is no publication date restriction to enter the Book Excellence Awards.

Books submitted into the Book Excellence Awards must:

  1. Have an ISBN or ASIN
  2. Be written in English

Where should I send my entry?

We no longer accept books by mail. Please use one of the methods below to submit your book:

Option #1: Online. You can submit an eBook through the online application form. Acceptable formats include: .pdf, .epub, .mobi, .doc, .docx

Option #2: Gifted eBook (Amazon, iBooks). You can submit a gifted eBook through Amazon or iBooks.


What do I receive if I win?

All Winners and Finalists receive:

  • In-depth Book Excellence Coaching Program
  • Done For You Templates For Print Materials and Social Media
  • Digital Award Seals
  • Award Listing and Author Showcase Feature
  • Personalized award announcement on the Book Excellence Award Social Media Pages

What categories can I enter my book in?

For a comprehensive list of categories, click here.


What is the judging criteria?

Books are judged based on:
1. Design and layout
2. Quality of writing
3. Overall appeal of book to target audience

What are the Book Excellence Awards Competition Important Dates and Deadlines?

The competition opens in January. Winners and finalists are announced in the spring.

When is the deadline to apply to the Book Excellence Awards?

The deadline to apply is December 31st. Late entries will be automatically entered in the next year’s Book Excellence Awards competition if all eligibility requirements have been met. No late entries will be refunded.

Are the Book Excellence Awards legit?

The Book Excellence Awards has supported thousands of authors with their book marketing. Previous Winners and Finalists have doubled their book sales, garnered attention from film producers, received distribution in book stores and increased their visibility and media attention. You can read more about what authors and publishers have to say about their experience working with our team by visiting our Success Stories.


What should I include in my entry?

To complete the application form, you will need the following information:

  • Contact and Book Information: Author name, publisher name, book title, ISBN/ASIN, email, phone number etc.
  • Your Book File: Accepted file types include .pdf, .epub, .mobi, .doc. You can also submit your book by email or as a gifted eBook
  • Book Cover Image: Accepted file types include .jpeg or .png files
  • Marketing Materials (Optional): Including a press release, sell sheet, author bio etc.

I can't see any of the past winners of this award. Where can I view them?

To view the Honorees from each year of the competition, click here.

Best Seller Program


What is the Best Seller Program?

A done for you service where our team of passionate book marketing professionals will carry out a full marketing and promotional campaign to ensure your book becomes an Amazon Best Seller. This comes with a lifetime guarantee that we will work with you until your book becomes an Amazon Best Seller.

How long does it take?

The full process takes a minimum of 8 weeks to carry out.

How Can You Guarantee That My Book Will Become A Best Seller?

Before signing up for the program, we interview you to ensure you are a good fit and we can help you accomplish your book marketing goals. If you are accepted into the program, we provide you with a lifetime guarantee that your book will become an Amazon Best Seller. We have a large following and network of partners that we’ll be leveraging to get the book noticed and ensure it hits the bestseller list.

Who Gets The Royalties?

You retain all royalties and rights to your book. Our goal is to help you increase your long term visibility and book sales.

How Much Does It Cost To Participate?

We have several flexible payment options to serve you. There is a 1-time, 3-month or 6-month payment plan. In addition, for those of you located in the US, you can also use PayPal Credit to defer payments for up to 6 months.

Is There A Money-Back Guarantee?

We have a lifetime guarantee where we will work with you until you become a best selling author. Once the project gets started, we won’t have the ability to refund you because we’re going to be starting immediately. So, if you decide to sign up, please be sure that you’re committed and this is something you’re looking to accomplish this year.

Online Training


What Happens After I Purchase An Online Training?

After you submit your order, you’ll receive an email with a confirmation of your purchase and instructions on how to access the training. Follow the step by step instructions to access all of the content and any bonus content.

Why Are You Selling These Trainings For So Little?

Our mission is to help authors increase their visibility, credibility and book sales. We have priced this course so low to give all authors the opportunity to build a solid book marketing plan. We want to provide everyone with the chance to access this information to help more authors succeed and ultimately, sell more books!

What If I'm Unhappy With The Training? Can I Get My Money Back?

Sure, no problem! We will return your money back. All we ask is that you try and implement the strategies provided in the course. If they do not work for you, we will return your money in full. That way you have a chance to try out the strategies. This does not apply to trainings that included customized services such as Author Platform Essentials.

How Many Books Can I Promote With The Training?

It doesn’t matter if you have one book, or 20 books, or are still writing your book. Our tools and training are accessible for you to use on an unlimited basis.

Are My Payment Details Secure?

Yes. All payments are processed through our payment processor and are 100% secure.

What If I Have A Question Or Need Support?

We are here to help. Simply contact us and we’ll be happy to assist you.

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