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Next Generation Indie Book Awards — Entries are now being accepted for the 2022 Awards

The 2022 Next Generation Indie Book Awards is open to all indie book authors and publishers including independent publishers (small, medium or otherwise), university presses, self-published authors, e-book authors, seasoned authors and even first time authors in the U.S., Canada or internationally who have a book, a manuscript, or a galley proof written in English and published in 2020, 2021 or 2022 or with a 2020, 2021 or 2022 copyright date.

ENTER NOW - Early Bird Special - Enter online by September 30, 2021 and your second category selection is free! On October 1, 2021 the price returns to normal.

How To Enter the Next Generation Indie Book Awards

All books must be received in our offices by February 11, 2022

1 Select the category or categories you wish to enter

Select the category or categories you wish to enter, based on which category most applies to your book or to your marketing strategies. You may enter as many categories as you like.

Categories are listed here

Note: Two copies of the book must be sent for the first category entered and one additional copy of the book for each additional category entered. For example, if you enter three categories, you must send four copies of the book in total (two for the first category, one for the second category and one for the third category).

2 Complete the online entry process

You can complete the entry form online by following the guidelines below.

Note: Only one entry form is required regardless of the number of categories you wish to enter. However, if you wish to enter more than one title, you must complete a different entry form for each title.

If you are entering an e-book, you can enter completely online by following the steps indicated on the online entry form for e-books.

ONLINE ENTRY GUIDELINES

The easiest and most efficient way to enter the 2022 Next Generation Indie Book Awards is by completing the online entry form and paying online with a credit card through PayPal. Submitting an entry requires an IBA Account, which will allow you to manage your entries and personal information.

There are four simple steps to complete your online entry:

1. Create/login to your IBA Account

2. Fill out and submit the Online Entry Form

3. Pay the entry fee(s) through PayPal

Credit cards are accepted via the PayPal checkout system. Please note that if you pay by credit card the charge on your credit card statement will either show up as IBPPG or Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group.

Note: After you submit payment for your online entry, you will receive an email from info@indiebookawards.com confirming your payment. Please ensure you add info@indiebookawards.com to your address book so you can receive emails from us including an email notifying you if you win or place as a finalist in the awards program.

IMPORTANT: We have had people miss the awards ceremony because their winning email went into their spam folder. Make sure to whitelist us!

4. Submit your books

By Mail Or Courier

Send a copy of the "Confirmation of Payment" email, which will include your entry's title and author(s), together with two copies of your book (plus one additional copy of your book for each additional category entered) by no later than February 11, 2022 to:

Next Generation Indie Book Awards
7916 NE 173rd Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98682
USA

When mailing in copies of your books, please be sure to include the correct postage on the package. Incorrect postage could result in your package being returned to you resulting in delayed processing time and possibly missing the entry deadline date.

Please avoid sending book shipments requesting a signature. Requesting signatures for proof of delivery can cause a delay in receiving and processing your books.

Electronic Uploads

Once you have paid for your entry into the awards, you will be able to use your Account page to upload a copy of your book and avoid having to send your book in by mail.

When uploading your book electronically, it must be a single file that includes the cover and contents, uploaded in PDF format - no other formats will be accepted. Please ensure your submission is not password protected. You may only upload one file for each entry - subsequent uploads will replace previous uploads.

Note: You can upload your book electronically in any of the categories we offer and you only need to upload your book once for all categories you have entered. We do not accept email attachments for book submissions.

Entering your book into the Series category

The Series category is the only category that must be entered on its own. If you want to enter the Series category and submit only one book in the series in another category or categories, you will need to enter the one book title in a separate paid entry for the other category or categories. The correct number of books will need to be submitted in accordance with our entry guidelines.

When entering the Series category, you must enter the complete series with a minimum of 3 books in the series. At least one of the books in the series will need to be within the current awards year copyright and release dates. The correct number of complete sets of the series will need to be sent in accordance with our entry guidelines.

You can upload books electronically in the Series category by following the same procedure as above for uploading your book electronically. You will be able to upload each book individually within the series as separate files.

OFFLINE ENTRY

While entering and paying online is the easiest and quickest way to enter your book into the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, we also offer an offline option. Entering offline still requires you to create an account in order to access the offline entry form and upload your book(s).

Offline entry instructions

3 Arrange payment of entry fee

The 2022 entry fee is $75 per title for the first category entered, and $60 for each additional category entered.

For example, if you enter one book in one category, the total fee is $75. However, if you enter one book in three categories, the total fee is $195 ($75 for the first category plus $60 for the second category plus $60 for the third category).

Early Bird Special - Enter online by September 30, 2021 and your second category selection is free! Enter two categories for $75, three for $135, etc. On October 1, 2021 the price returns to normal.

The easiest and most efficient way to pay the entry fee is to pay directly online using PayPal or a credit card via PayPal. After submitting your entry or entries to the awards program, you will be able to pay for your entries individually or all at once from within your IBA Account.

Alternatively, you can pay the entry fee by sending in a company check, cashier's check, or an International Money Order (to be cashed within Canada) made payable to Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group in US dollars when you send in your books with a copy of the completed entry form. We accept entries by check on an exception basis, but all prizes will be paid out via PayPal.

4 Send completed entry form, entry fees and books by no later than February 11, 2022

Whether you enter online or offline, ensure that the items to complete your entry are sent for receipt by no later than February 11, 2022 to:

Next Generation Indie Book Awards
7916 NE 173rd Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98682
USA

All books must be received in our offices by February 11, 2022
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