Award Details

The annual Best Indie Book Award® (or BIBA™) is an international literary award contest recognizing self-published authors in major genres. 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.

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, author’s skill with voice, character, dialogue, narrative, grammar and punctuation. Winning a BIBA™ is something an author can be proud of!

Winning Feels Great!

Not only does winning a BIBA™ feel good, but winners also gain:

  • Increased visibility
  • Increased credibility
  • Increased sales

All Best Indie Book Award® winners will receive:

  • A Physical Trophy.
  • A digital Winner’s Emblem to use on your cover, website, social profile, and in promotions.
  • Front Page Exposure for at least one year on
  • Permanent Exposure of your book via listing on
  • Permanent Book Page on with links to where the book is available for sale.
  • Ongoing Promotion of the winning book through social media, print advertising, online advertising, email lists, and more. (100,000+ followers)
  • Added to the BIBA Winners list on Goodreads.
  • Custom Promotional Images of your book for you to use.
  • Promotion across multiple websites.