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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

Technical Support

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 something in my application.

No problem. Please send an e-mail to: info@bookexcellenceaward.com notifying us of the missing information and we will add it to your existing application for you.

How can I speak to someone?

Please send us an e-mail at info@bookexcellenceaward.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.

Can I apply by mail?

We no longer accept books by mail. Please use one of the methods below to submit your book:

Option #1 – Online. You can submit an eBook through the online form. Acceptable formats include: .pdf, .epub, .mobi, .doc, .docx.

Option #2 – Gifted Amazon eBook or iBook. You can submit a gifted eBook through Amazon. Please send it to the following email address: entries@bookexcellenceaward.com.

Option #3 – By E-mail. Please send your book to the following email address: entries@bookexcellenceaward.com.

To begin your application, please fill out the application form here.

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?

To view the 2016 Award Winners, click here. To view the 2016 Award Finalists, click here. To view the 2017 Award Winners, click here. To view the 2017 Award Finalists, click here.

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.

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 book?

There are three methods by which you can send us your book.

Option #1 – Online. You can submit an eBook through the online form. Acceptable formats include: .pdf, .epub, .mobi, .doc, .docx.

Option #2 – Gifted Amazon eBook or iBook. You can submit a gifted eBook through Amazon. Please send it to the following email address: entries@bookexcellenceaward.com.

Option #3 – By E-mail. Please send your book to the following email address: entries@bookexcellenceaward.com.

I don't feel comfortable uploading my book through the online form.

No problem! Please see the two other methods you can use to submit your book below:

Option #1 – Gifted Amazon eBook or iBook. You can submit a gifted eBook through Amazon. Please send it to the following email address: entries@bookexcellenceaward.com.

Option #2 – By E-mail. Please send your book to the following email address: entries@bookexcellenceaward.com.

When is the deadline to apply?

The deadline to apply is June 30th each year. Late entries will be automatically entered in the next year’s Book Excellence Awards Competition, if all eligibility requirements have been met. No entries will be refunded.

When will the Winners and Finalists be announced?

Winners and Finalists will be announced October 1st.

“Book Excellence Awards has a reputation for unbiased judging with industry experts who understand the publishing world. Their focus on well rounded books of excellence benefits readers, authors, as well as the industry. Being selected as a winner in a category has lifted the book above the fray in that category, making it easier to contact libraries and book stores; making it that much easier to connect with the readers we all appreciate and need.”

Chris Meier

Book Excellence Award Winner, 70 Years of American Captivity: The Polity of God, The Birth of a Nation and the Betrayal of Government

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