2024 Best Indie Book Awards | Official Entry


 $75 USD (Per Category) 

🏆 12th Annual Best Indie Book Award Contest

Best Indie Book Award® (or BIBA®) is an international literary contest recognizing outstanding achievements by indie authors. Entries are limited to independently (indie) published books, including those from small presses, e-book publishers, and self-published authors.  All submissions must be written in English.

Submission Deadline: 12 Noon (EST), August 15th.

(Winners are announced by November 30th of each year.)

  • 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, hooks, pacing, movement of the story, author’s skill with voice, character, dialogue, narrative, grammar, and punctuation. Note: You are competing against other entrants.
  • Entries must be independently published (self-published), or published by a qualifying small press. (Please see our FAQ page for more information.)
  • Books that are not accepted: Works that are under a conventional publishing contract with a major publisher. (HarperCollins, Harlequin, etc.)
  • *No hardcore erotica.
  • Books must be in English and currently available to the public.
  • Please read the F.A.Q. and Terms before entering.
  • Note: This is the BIBA® literary contest; we do NOT judge the cover image. (For Covers, see the Cover Design Award.)

New! In addition to a trophy and promotion, BIBA will also be awarding a $500.00 cash prize to the author of the Book of the Year! Click here for more details.

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