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

Enter your book into the largest international awards program for indie authors and independent publishers.

1st place in fiction &
non-fiction

$1,500 cash prize
and trophy

2nd place in fiction &
non-fiction

$750 cash prize
and trophy

3rd place in fiction &
non-fiction

$500 cash prize
and trophy

Winner of each of the
80+ categories

$100 cash prize
and gold medal

Plus up to five finalists in each of the 80+ categories receive a finalist medal

More amazing benefits for winners and finalists

  • All winners will be listed in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards Catalog which will be distributed to thousands of book buyers, media, and others!
  • Exposure for a full year as a Winner or Finalist at IndieBookAwards.com
  • An invitation to attend the Gala Awards Reception.
  • The opportunity to display Finalist or Winner gold award stickers on your book.
  • Ten complimentary stickers will be given to each Winner and Finalist to get started.
  • Other benefits of an award-winning book, such as potential increased revenue.

Industry exposure and recognition

The top 80+ books will be sent to be reviewed by New York literary agent Marilyn Allen of Allen O'Shea Literary Agency or one of Ms. Allen's co-agents for possible representation in areas that could generate even more revenue for your book such as: distribution, foreign rights, film rights, and other rights (unless an entrant prefers not to have their book forwarded to the agent). Ms. Allen has over 25 years of sales and marketing experience, including serving as Senior Vice President, Associate Publisher, and Director of Marketing for Harper Collins and directing sales and marketing teams for Simon & Schuster, Penguin Books and Avon Books. Ms. Allen has had the pleasure of working with many best-selling authors including Stephen King, Ken Follett, Barbara Kingsolver, John Gray, Mary Higgins Clark, and many more.

Questions about stickers, certificates, medals, and sticker licences

Who can order award stickers?

All Winners and Finalists will automatically receive 10 complimentary stickers for each category their book places in. All finalists and winners of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards (the "Indie Book Awards") will be eligible to order award stickers.

Winners of each category and overall winners for the top three best fiction and non-fiction books can order "Winner" gold award stickers while finalists in each category can order the "Finalist" gold award stickers.

What do the stickers look like?

The Indie Book Awards stickers are metallic gold stickers, measuring approximately 1 3/4 inches in diameter. The print on the stickers is in blue ink. The stickers have an adhesive and they can be easily applied to the cover of your books.

Samples of the Finalist and Winner stickers for the Indie Book Awards are shown below.

Sample Stickers

What is the cost of the stickers?

The cost per roll of 100 Award Stickers is $25, plus $7.50 shipping and handling up to 4 rolls, $15 shipping and handling up to 10 rolls, $25 shipping and handling up to 20 rolls, or $35 shipping and handling for 21 or more rolls. An additional $10 shipping and handling is added for international orders. The minimum order is 2 rolls of stickers. Please note that we do not accept returns or provide refunds on sticker orders.

How can I order the award stickers?

Anytime after you have been notified that your book has been selected as a Finalist or as a Winner, then you can log in to your IBA account and order stickers for your book. You will be required to pay by PayPal or by credit card via PayPal.

Your stickers will be sent out shortly after we receive your order and payment.

What are the benefits of having award stickers on my books?

Your book will be recognized as one of the most outstanding books of the year entered in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

If book buyers are presented with two comparable books, chances are they are much more likely to select the award winning book over the other (non-award winning book).

Who can order Finalist or Winner Certificates?

All Winners and Finalists will automatically receive one complimentary digital version certificate for each category their book places in. Finalists and Winners of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards can also order a complete full version Certificate with the title, authors name and publisher printed on fine linen paper.

What is the cost of the Finalist or Winner Certificates?

The cost for the first Certificate ordered is $20.00 and each additional certificate ordered (at this time only) is $10.00 more, plus a flat $5.00 shipping and handling.

How can I order the award certificates?

Anytime after you have been notified that your book has been selected as a Finalist or as a Winner, then you can log in to your IBA account and order certificates for yourself. You will be required to pay by PayPal or by credit card via PayPal.

Your certificates will be sent out shortly after we receive your order and payment.

Who can order Finalist or Winner Medals?

All Winners and Finalists will automatically receive one complimentary medal for each category their book places in. Finalists and Winners of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards can also order additional medals if your book has more than one author and you would like each author to receive a medal, or if both the publisher and the author would like to receive a medal, or if you would just like to have an additional medal for yourself.

What is the cost of the Finalist or Winner Medals?

The cost per medal is $25.00, plus $5 for shipping and handling for 1 medal, $10 for shipping and handling for 2-3 medals, or $20 shipping and handling for 4 or more medals. Please note that we do not accept returns or provide refunds on medal orders.

How can I order the medals?

Anytime after you have been notified that your book has been selected as a Finalist or as a Winner, then you can log in to your IBA account and order medals for yourself. You will be required to pay by PayPal or by credit card via PayPal.

Your medals will be sent out shortly after we receive your order and payment.

Who can order a licence?

All finalists and winners of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards will be eligible to order award sticker licencing rights.

What is the cost of the licencing rights?

Licensing rights can be purchased to use our sticker image on your electronic book cover or when doing print book runs for $85.

How can I order the licencing rights?

Anytime after you have been notified that your book has been selected as a Finalist or as a Winner, then you can log in to your IBA account and order the licence for your book. You will be required to pay by PayPal or by credit card via PayPal.

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