7th Annual Best Indie Book Award™ 2019 Entry Form


The Best Indie Book Award™ (Also known as the BIBA™ Awards.) is an annual literary award contest recognizing independent authors in twelve major genres. Entries are limited to independently (indie) published books, including those from small presses, e-book publishers, and self-published authors.

The Best Indie Book Award is an international, self-published writing contest.  We are open to submissions from all countries, but the books must be written in English.

Now Taking Submissions For The 2019 Best Indie Book Award™!

$50 Fee Per Category.

Submissions close Noon EST, Oct 1st, 2019.

Winners will be announced by December 15th.

Time left to enter:


Entries must be independently published (self-published) and your own work. (In other words, you retain full rights to your book.) For example, if you are published through Amazon’s KDP, Nookpress, Smashwords, Createspace, or any vanity press, and you retain all rights to your book, then you are eligible to enter the contest. We have expanded our contest to also include books published by small, independent presses.

Books that are not accepted: Works under a publishing contract with a major publisher. (HarperCollins, Harlequin, etc.)

We will accept any indie book published between 2012 and this year. (The book must be in English and currently available to the public.)

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, and narrative. Grammar skills will also be taken into consideration. See more about judging in F.A.Q.

*If you have any trouble uploading files, please submit the form without them and complete payment, then send the file(s) to this address: bestindiebookaward@gmail.com

Please read the F.A.Q. and Terms before entering.

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