The Booksellers Association of the United Kingdom & Ireland Limited

Submissions now open for Indie Book Awards 2023

12/01/2023
The Booksellers Association is delighted to announce that publishers can now submit titles for the Indie Book Awards 2023, the annual awards curated by independent bookshops and celebrating the best paperbacks of Summer 2023.
 
Taking place during Independent Bookshop Week (17-24 June 2023), the renowned awards comprise four categories: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Children’s Fiction and Picture Book. Publishers can submit up to three titles per imprint, per category. Deadline for submissions is Monday 13  February 2023.
 
Publishers are being asked to consider seasonality when putting together submissions, and answer the question: which books will consumers want to read this summer, or take on holiday with them?
 
Independent booksellers across the UK and Ireland will create a shortlist of six books per category, to be revealed on Friday 12 May 2023. A judging panel of independent booksellers will then decide on the four winners, to be announced on Friday 23 June 2023, the penultimate day of Independent Bookshop Week.
 
For additional information and to submit your entries, please visit this link or email Sharon.Benton@booksellers.org.uk.
 
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