The 12th Annual International Book Awards (IBA 2021) are specifically designed to be a promotional vehicle for authors and publishers to launch their careers, open global markets and compete with talented authors and publishers throughout the world.
Winning a 2021 IBA award gives your book added prestige and tells prospective book buyers, librarians and media professionals to take your book seriously!
2020 winners and finalists are enjoying added sales, more internet traffic to their websites and global media coverage.
Enter Your 2019-2021 Titles! Open to all books, published in the English language with an ISBN and currently available for sale online to global consumers.
National and International Media & Industry Exposure: We are planning an extensive public relations campaign to announce the results of the 2020 competition.
Results Announced on our Network of Social Media Pages (Over 200,000 Book Fans!)
Results listed on InternationalBookAwards.com & AmericanBookFest.com!
Promote Your Title as an Award-Winning Book: As an honored winner or finalist you will have the right to highlight your award on your book cover, website, and marketing material. Award stickers will be available for purchase for all winners & finalists in each category!
Our International Book Awards Team are here to support you, answer any questions, and help you make the very best decisions that will enhance your book's standing in the marketplace:
"On a personal note aside - just to let you know how impressive and appreciated your responsiveness and help with clarifying procedures is to people participating in your IBA program. Thanks for your time and good counsel." —Carol Altman
“Thank you for the time and effort you and your team put in organizing and conducting these books awards. In these changing times for the entire publishing industry, I think these awards really can help consumers understand higher quality publications available in the marketplace.” —Daniel Jackman, Director, Global Insight Communications, LLC
“During the past four days, my website has experienced a fourfold increase in traffic. I can think of no particular marketing efforts resulting in this significant jump other than the International Finalist Award.” —Phil Thurman, Author
ENTRY FEES AND DEADLINE
$89 — Early Bird Entry Special: $69 per title/per category (Expires October 31, 2020)
Example: One book in two categories equals $138.00
NEW! E-mail Submission Now Available! Details Below in "Submission Checklist"
Results will be announced online Late-May 2021.
Final Entry Deadline: April 30, 2021.
Eligible titles must have a 2019-2021 publication date, published in English and have an ISBN number.
Galley copies are welcome.
All entry fees must be paid by check/money order in U.S. Dollars (“USD” must be pre-printed on all international checks/money orders) or process your payment online below.
All sales are final. All entry books will be donated or recycled after the competition.
“The worldwide recognition from your awards program has rapidly increased our book marketing presence. We are receiving requests from book reviewers and inquiries from both print and online media.” —J. R. Maxon
“Winning the ‘Self Help Book of the Year’ from your company has really made a big difference.” —Steve Olsher
“I did a book signing at the Book Expo of America today. A lot of people approached me because they saw the sticker from the International Book Awards. This definitely picked me up some recognition so thank you much!” —Mike Saxton
Please include a check or money order with your entry submission payable to "ABF" or "American Book Fest". "USD" must be pre-printed on the check or money order.
You can also securely process your entry fee at the link below.
“AMERBOOKFES” or “AMERICANBOOKFEST” will appear on your credit card statement
“Thank you, IBA, for a book awards program that is recognized worldwide. Upon winning multiple IBA awards, I received incredible Internet presence and global article postings. My book is receiving support from people in many countries. Thank you, IBA Awards Committee, for your courage and integrity in recognizing books that expose the truth to make a difference.” —Randall Dale Chipkar, Author
“I was deeply honored that my book, The Great Pain Deception, was a Finalist in 2 categories for the International Book Awards. This award meant more to me because there were no politics involved or constant sales pitches asking for "extra dues." They were consummate professionals throughout the process. The International Book Awards gives the smallest publishers the same chance as the big publishing houses. They proved this to me when I saw my book ahead of some of the largest publishing houses. The quality of work and the message conveyed is what they look for. Who it comes from doesn't matter, and to me, that makes this award more of an honor to receive. Thank you!” —Steven Ozanich, Author
SUBMISSION CHECKLIST (This list is on your entry form as well)
Submitting Via E-mail:
Process your entry fee(s) online.
E-mail email@example.com a copy of your filled out entry form as well as a PDF copy of your book.
Attach a past Press Release or Marketing Material for each title (if available)
Include your e-mail address that was used to process your entry fee payment online (bottom of page one of the entry form)
“AMERBOOKFES” or “AMERICANBOOKFEST” will appear on your credit card statement
“The work that you and your team are doing to provide greater opportunity for independent authors and publishers is well appreciated.”
—Carroll Blair, International Book Award Finalist
“Thank you for sponsoring the International Book Awards. Marketing for my novel, Simon Says, will be greatly enhanced as a winner.”
—William Poe, International Book Award Winner
“This honor really helps with my book marketing. Thanks so much for your hard work and professionalism!” —Mary Hollowell
Please fill out an entry form for each title entered, print out and include the completed form with your submission. Be sure to review the "Submission Checklist" on each entry form. Questions? Please e-mail us.
Animals/Pets – General Animals/Pets – Narrative Non-Fiction
Anthologies – Non-Fiction
Best Cover Design – Fiction Best Cover Design – Non-Fiction Best Interior Design Best New Fiction Best New Non-Fiction
Biography – General
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Children’s Educational Children's Fiction Children's Mind/Body/Spirit Children's Non-Fiction Children's Novelty & Gift Book Children’s Picture Book – Hardcover Fiction Children’s Picture Book – Hardcover Non-Fiction Children’s Picture Book – Softcover Fiction Children’s Picture Book – Softcover Non-Fiction Children's Religious
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Health – General Health – Addiction & Recovery Health – Aging/50+ Health – Alternative Medicine Health – Cancer Health – Death & Dying Health – Diet & Exercise Health – Psychology/Mental Health Health – Women’s Health
History – General History – Military History – United States
Home & Garden
LGBTQ – Non-Fiction
New Age – Non-fiction
Non-Fiction – Narrative
Parenting & Family
Performing Arts – Film, Theater, Dance, Music
Religion – General Religion – Christian Inspirational Religion – Christianity Religion – Eastern
Self-Help – General Self-Help – Motivational Self-Help – Relationships
Spirituality – General Spirituality – Inspirational