IPNE 3rd Annual Book Awards 2016

  • 21 Oct 2016
  • Sheraton Harborside, Portsmouth NH


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Basic entry fee, one book for a single category plus Book of the Year competition.
  • Entry fee for non-member of IPNE. Fee includes, at no extra cost, a full year of membership with all benefits.
  • Entry fee for members to submit two books into the competition.
  • Non-member fee to enter two titles into the IPNE book awards competition. Fee includes a full year membership, with all benefits, at no extra cost.
  • Basic entry fee for IPNE members for three books.
  • Non-member fee to enter three books into IPNE Book Awards competition. Fee includes one year membership in IPNE. If you wish to enter additional titles, place a separate order as a member.

Final deadline has been extended to May 13. All forms and books must be postmarked by that date.

3rd Annual IPNE Book Awards

Click here for the list of finalists - we'lll announce the winners at IPNE's 6th Annual New England Publishing Conference!

If you have a book with a publication date of 2014, 2015, or 2016, you are eligible to enter the 3rd Annual IPNE Book Awards. In addition, we offer a category (#13) open to perennial sellers that continue to be promoted and sell well, year after year.

Trophies are awarded to two finalists and one winner in each category, at the Annual Conference on the evening of October 21, 2016. In the case of a tie, two winning trophies will be awarded. In addition, winners and finalists will participate in an exclusive book-signing at the Conference. Each book is judged by a 3-judge panel of certified librarians with category expertise.

Most categories are based on book subjects and genres, design, promotional campaign, and other aspects of publishing. The eBook award will honor the best uses of technology to enhance readability and enjoyment of a book. All entries will compete within their categories, and also for the top prize as IPNE Book of the Year.

As with all IPNE programs, we have kept the entry fees as low as possible. 

For Members, the fee is just $45 per title  (one category), and $25 per additional category. 

Partner Members: Members of specific partner organizations also receive the IPNE member rate. Please register as an IPNE Partner Member before you enter your Awards registration.

For Non-Members, the entry fee is $90 per title (one category). This fee includes a full-year membership in IPNE, with all other benefits the organization offers. After the first book, you are a Member, so you will pay the Member rate for any additional titles, categories, etc.

Entries will be accepted up until May 6, 2016. However, please don’t hold back -- submit entries early to avoid a last minute rush and reduce the the chance of shipping mix-ups.

Click here to download the Book Data Form (required)

Your registration includes one of the following categories for each book entered. You  can add on as many categories as you wish for $25 each (indicate on registration form).

  1. LITERARY FICTION: Written as literary work, does not fit traditional formulas of genre fiction.

  2. GENRE FICTION: Mystery, romance, science fiction, fantasy, inspirational, etc.
  3. CHILDREN’S BOOKS: Picture book, early reader
  6. NARRATIVE NONFICTION: Biography, memoir, nonfiction that tells a story.
  7. INFORMATIONAL NONFICTION: Directories, travel guides, how-to, self-help, reference, etc.
  10. eBOOKS: Entries must be published as eBook only or have features not present in a paper version. Submit a PDF copy per instructions.
  11. DESIGN: Cover and interior are evaluated. 
  12. BOOK PROMOTIONAL CAMPAIGNS: In addition to sending book, describe promotions, author activities, reviews, and other strategies that effectively reach the book’s intended readership. Category #13 is also open to perennial sellers (#14) that are actively being promoted.
  13. PERENNIAL SELLERS Books that were published before 2014, but are still selling well.

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