FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
About the Awards
What are the Book Excellence Awards?
Founded by Literary Excellence Incorporated, the Book Excellence Awards recognizes authors from all backgrounds and genres, providing them with the opportunity to celebrate their achievements in releasing their book. Receiving a Book Excellence Award is a tremendous honor that represents the hard work, dedication and commitment that went into creating a book. Books that have received a Book Excellence Award have been recognized for their high quality design, writing and overall market appeal.
Who is involved in the Book Excellence awards?
The awards were started by executives at Literary Excellence Incorporated who have valuable experience in the publishing industry. They specialize in book promotion, marketing and publicity. What distinguishes the Book Excellence Awards from other book awards is the desire to help authors market and publicize their books. Both winners and finalists receive opportunities to promote their work.
Why should I enter the Book Excellence Awards?
The Book Excellence Awards offer many benefits including:
- Building your credibility as an author
- Increasing your book’s visibility on a global platform
- Establishing yourself as an expert in your field
- Providing you with an opportunity to promote your work as a winner or finalist
I am having trouble with the online form.
If you are having trouble with the form, please contact us so we can help you through the application process.
I forgot to include my submission form in my mail-in application.
No problem. Please send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org, notifying us that you have forgot to include your form. We will print out a copy to include in your application for you.
How can I speak to someone?
Please send us an e-mail at email@example.com, including your name and phone number. One of the members of the Book Excellence Awards team will contact you to set up an appointment by phone.
Entering the Awards
Who is eligible to apply?
We accept entries from authors that have written and/or published a book and/or from publishers on behalf of their authors. All books submitted to the Book Excellence Awards must meet the following guidelines: (1) Have an ISBN, (2) Be written in English.
We accept print books, e-books and audio books. Galley copies are welcome as well. Please note: Once a book is submitted to the Book Excellence Awards, it will not be returned.
How much does it cost to enter?
The entry fee for one category is $99.00 USD. Each additional category is $49.00 USD. To receive a discount on your entry fee, subscribe to our e-mail list. Authors are eligible to enter in up to four categories per title. Entry fees are payable by check, money order or online via PayPal. Please note: No late entries will be returned or refunded.
What categories can I enter my book in?
For a comprehensive list of categories, click here.
Where should I send my entry?
To submit your application, please fill out the application form here. To submit your book and/or payment by mail, please send your application package to the following address:
Attn: Book Excellence Awards Submission
Literary Excellence Incorporated
2880 Queen Street E., Suite 4306,
Brampton, Ontario, Canada, L6S 6E8
What do I receive if I win?
For a full list of prizes, click here.
I can't see any of the past winners of this award. Where can I view them?
Will I receive confirmation that my books have been received?
After submitting your online application, you will receive a summary of the information you have submitted. Please print this and save a copy for your records. This is your confirmation that your entry has been received successfully.
If you choose to submit your application by mail, you will receive an email from a member of our team notifying you that we have received it at our office.
What is the judging criteria?
Books are judged based on:
1) Design and layout
2) Quality of writing
3) Overall appeal of book to target audience
What should I include in my entry?
Click here for detailed instructions on how to apply online or by mail.
How do I send in my entry?
Submission packages can be mailed via standard mail (ex. Canada Post, USPS) or by courier. The following courier methods will be accepted: UPS Worldwide Express Plus, UPS Worldwide Express, UPS Worldwide Express Saver, and UPS Worldwide Expedited Services or FedEx Express international. We do not accept COD (Cash on Delivery) or postage due packages. If additional fees arise with regards to the shipment of a package, the applicant is responsible for paying any and all of these fees.
Alternatively, to avoid shipping fees, we welcome you to submit your book online as an e-book or audiobook. You can choose to submit your book online through a gifted Amazon eBook or our online submission form. We accept the following file formats: .epub, .mobi, .pdf, .doc, .docx, .mp3.
When is the deadline to apply?
The deadline to apply is June 30th, 2017. Late entries will be automatically entered in the 2018 Book Excellence Awards Competition, if all eligibility requirements have been met. No entries will be refunded.