The Booksellers Association of the United Kingdom & Ireland Limited

Publishers invited to submit titles for Indie Book Awards 2024

08/01/2024
The Booksellers Association (BA) is now accepting publishers’ submissions for the Indie Book Awards 2024 – the annual awards curated by independent bookshops and celebrating the best reads of summer 2024.

Taking place during Independent Bookshop Week (15-22 June 2024), the awards comprise four categories: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Children’s Fiction and Picture Book. Publishers can submit up to three titles per per imprint, per category. The deadline for submissions is Friday 9 February 2024.
 
With Independent Bookshop Week opening the summer reading season, publishers should consider seasonality when putting together submissions, and answer the question: which books will readers want to take on holiday with them to read this summer?
 
Independent booksellers across the UK and Ireland will create a shortlist of six books per category, to be revealed on Friday 10 May 2024. A judging panel of independent booksellers will then decide on the four winners, to be announced on Thursday 20 June 2024, during Independent Bookshop Week. Scala Radio will return as the official media partner for the awards, with more details revealed in due course.
 
For additional information and to submit your entries, please visit this link or email Sharon.Benton@booksellers.org.uk.
 
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