The International Best Indie Book Award®
The 2022 BIBA Contest Is Now Open For Entries!
2022 Best Indie Book Awards®
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.
We accept submissions from all over the world, but the books must be written in English.
Enter Your Book!
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!
The Best Indie Book Award® has 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.
How Do We Define Independently Published?
Anyone who retains the publishing rights to their book is eligible to enter the Best Indie Book Award® contest. So, self-published authors, and authors published by small, independent presses, university presses, independent partner publishers, or vanity presses are all eligible to enter the BIBA®.
Literary Categories To Be Judged:
- Mystery/Cozy Mystery
- Young Adult
- Mainstream/Non-Genre/Literary Fiction
- Short Story Collection/Poetry Collection
- Children’s Middle Grade
- Historical Fiction
- Other Fiction
- Christian (Fiction/Non-Fiction)
- Non-Fiction> Memoir
- Non-Fiction> Biography
- Non-Fiction> Self Help/Health
- Non-Fiction> Inspirational/Motivational
- Non-Fiction> New Age/Metaphysical/Visionary
- Non-Fiction> Religion/Spiritual
- Non-Fiction> Business/Investing/Marketing
- Non-Fiction> Cooking/Crafting/How-To
- Non-Fiction> Travel
There Will Be One Winner In Each Category.
Winners Will Receive:
- The Best Indie Book Award® Emblem to proudly display on their website and book cover. The emblem can be used to promote your book wherever you like.
- A physical Best Indie Book Award® trophy to display at book signings, in their office, or at home.
- Their winning book featured in advertising, email, social networks, and promoted by other means.
- Their book is displayed on the front page of the Best Indie Book Award® website, and listed on the permanent, archived “Winners” page of this site.
- Ongoing Promotion of the winning book through social media, print advertising, online advertising, email lists, and more. (100,000+ followers)
- Winners can proudly mention their award everywhere, including in their book blurb and bio.
- Five-Star rating on Goodreads.
- Added to the BIBA® Winners list on Goodreads.
- Custom Promotional Images to use.
- Promotion across multiple websites.
Enter Your Book
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“The finest of all the Indie book awards. I’m so honored and humbled.”
G. Egore Pitir
“Giving recognition to our country’s best literary talent! What could possibly be better than that?”
“BIBA seems to have its act together.”
“This is my first time trying Indie Book Awards but with so many awards in the market, we did the research and found this to be one of the most recommended!”
“I believe in using awards as a marketing device to help readers have something more than a book cover or genre to select one book over the many published each year, each day.”
“Great awards program for indie authors and publishers!”
“A wonderful way to celebrate indie authors. “
A Truly Awesome Experience!
I wanted to (once again) express my gratitude to the entire BIBA team for winning one of last year’s Best Indie Book Awards for my last collection Miserable Adventure Stories. I think it’s highly likely that last year’s award caught Skyhorse’s attention and moved them to offer me a book deal for the series. And for that, I am extremely grateful to BIBA!
Good luck with this year’s candidates! It was a truly awesome experience being one of last year’s winners!
“A great contest for unappreciated authors.”
I highly recommend them!
“They are super friendly and a fantastic opportunity for my authors to submit their books for a chance to get noticed.”
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