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26 Major Book Categories To Be Judged In This Years Literary Award ContestBy: Best Indie Book Award ASHEVILLE, N.C.July 7, 2021PRLog — The annual Best Indie Book Award® (or BIBA®) is an international literary awards contest recognizing self-published and independently published authors from all over the world. Entries are limited to independently (indie) published books, including those from small presses, e-book publishers, and self-published authors.

Now in their ninth year, the international BIBA’s have added new categories to be judged, as well as new payment methods. Authors or their representatives can now submit entries using Amazon Pay, Apple Pay, Google Pay, credit card, or Paypal.

The BIBA’s have been mentioned by many best-selling authors and on many author-related websites and blogs. Previous winners include USA Today and New York Times best-selling authors, movie producers, actors, and independent authors from around the globe.

In addition to the annual literary award, BIBA also hosts an annual Book Cover Award contest and Illustration Award contest.

Literary Categories To Be Judged:

  1. Romance
  2. Science-Fiction/Dystopian
  3. Fantasy/Paranormal/Supernatural
  4. Action/Adventure
  5. Mystery/Cozy Mystery
  6. Suspense/Thriller
  7. Young Adult
  8. Mainstream/Non-Genre/General Fiction/Literary Fiction
  9. Short Story Collection/Poetry Collection
  10. Children
  11. Children’s Middle Grade
  12. Historical Fiction
  13. Humor/Satire
  14. LGBTQ
  15. Occult/Horror
  16. Christian (Fiction/Non-Fiction)
  17. Non-Fiction
  18. Non-Fiction> Memoir
  19. Non-Fiction> Biography
  20. Non-Fiction> Self Help/Health
  21. Non-Fiction> Inspirational/Motivational
  22. Non-Fiction> New Age/Metaphysical/Visionary
  23. Non-Fiction> Religion/Spiritual
  24. Non-Fiction> Business/Investing/Marketing
  25. Non-Fiction> Cooking/Crafting/How-To
  26. Non-Fiction> Travel

The Best Indie Book Award® is a legitimate writing competition. Entries will be judged based on multiple writing skills, which include story-telling ability, author’s ability to engage the reader, transitions, pacing, movement of the story, hooks, and author’s skill with voice, character, dialogue, narrative, grammar, and punctuation. Winning a BIBA® is something an author can be proud of!

Official Submission Form:
Previous Winners:

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