If you’re looking for the best indie book awards in 2022 and self-published a book during the past three years, consider the BookFest® Awards. The distinction honors authors who create outstanding works of fiction and nonfiction.

Books are judged in categories based on genre, theme and aesthetics. Books released in the past three years are eligible. Entries will be vetted by an initial team, then the final places will be determined by an elite team of experts in the literary and entertainment world.

Awards are given in book genres as well as other categories such as best cover art and best website. There are four levels of awards in each subcategory.


All honorable mentions and award winners will receive:

  • Free downloadable certificate
  • Free downloadable award graphic to use on your website, social media, newsletter etc.
  • Free placement on The BookFest website award winners’ page
  • Optional purchase of award certificate
  • Optional purchase of award trophy
    (Additional certificates and trophies may be purchased for coauthors, cover illustrators, editors, etc., but must be purchased under your account.)

Third place book award winners will receive everything above plus be mentioned in a special article about The BookFest award winners.

Second place book award winners will receive everything above plus be listed in The Books That Make You newsletter with 20,000+ subscribers.

First place book award winners will receive everything above plus be listed in the Official Winners Press Release sent to our media list of 3,000+ and online wire distribution to 300+ news/ media sites. You will also be featured in a social media post on The BookFest Facebook group and The BookFest Instagram account.

The top winners for fiction and nonfiction will also receive an invitation to be a guest on the award-winning Books That Make You show.

With over 300 sub-categories you will find the perfect place for your book. The entry fee for one category $69.99. Use the coupon code AWARDBFS22 to receive 30% off at checkout.

For more details and to enter The BookFest Awards click here.

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