Whether you are entering a print book or an e-book (electronic book) category, we recommend that you complete the preliminary entry online to save you time and to ease the entry process. You can submit an online entry by following the guidelines below.
What steps are required to submit an online entry?
There are three simple steps to complete your online entry:
- Fill out and submit the Online Entry Form
- 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: Shortly after you submit your online entry for the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, we will send you a confirmation email from firstname.lastname@example.org. To ensure that you receive the email, please add us to your address book. To complete the online entry process, ensure that you also complete the following step:
- Mail a copy of the "Confirmation of Entry" email, which will include all of your entry details, together with two copies of your book (plus one additional copy of your book for each additional category entered) by no later than February 17, 2017 (all books must be received in our offices by February 17, 2017) to:
Next Generation Indie Book Awards
18177 Delenka Lane
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
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.
Submitting an e-book
If you are entering an e-book category, please submit the e-book electronically by following the guidelines below.
What format should the e-book be submitted in?
When submitting an e-book electronically, your e-book must be submitted by email as an attachment in PDF format - no other formats for online entries will be accepted. Also, please ensure that the e-book is not password protected.
Is there any requirement with respect to naming the PDF?
Yes. The PDF name must include the title of the e-book, a hyphen, the authorís initials and it must end with the extension "PDF". For example, if you are submitting an e-book titled Fashion Divas by Sarah Jones, the PDF should be named as follows:
However, if the title of the e-book is long, please select key words from the e-book title and include those in the name of the PDF, a hyphen, the authorís initials and end it with the extension "PDF". For example, if an e-book is titled Fashion in the 21st Century and Beyond by Richard Swanson, the PDF can be named as follows:
In other words, the name of the PDF document should be a good representation of the title of the e-book so that the judges can easily identify your e-book from others that might have somewhat similar names.
Make sure that the PDF name does not contain spaces and only use alphabetical characters, numbers and hyphens within the name.
Alternatively, if you would like to enter offline click here to go to the offline entry page.
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