Benjamin Franklin Awards Submission

Each year the Independent Book Publishers Association honors exemplary books with the Benjamin Franklin Award.   As an award-winning self-publisher, Outskirts Press knows the benefit accolades bring to book promotion, especially for self-published authors

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Being an award-winning author is a feeling like no other—and it does great things for book sales!  

Every year the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) honors exemplary books from all publishers. Make sure yours is considered for this prestigious award.  

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Having your self-published book acknowledged for its excellence isn't just gratifying, it's a great way to assure potential readers of your book's high-quality.


Become an Award-Winning Self-Published Author


The Independent Book Publishers Association’s (IBPA) annual Benjamin Franklin Award is one of the most respected book awards in the country. The awards recognize excellence in both editorial content and design.

The specific genre categories are judged by three industry professionals, coming from the library, bookstore, reviewer, designer, publicity and editorial markets.  Entrants receive direct feedback from all judges.

Only English and Spanish language books with an eligible copyright date can be accepted.

Finalists are notified in early spring and all finalists receive a certificate of excellence and are featured on the IBPA website.  Winners receive a Benjamin Franklin Award trophy and are featured on the IBPA website and other places.

Let Outskirts Press handle all of your entry details.  The award submission fee includes IPBA's submission fee, the cost of the judges' copies of your book, shipping & handling and the completion of all the submission forms on your behalf.  

When you win this prestigious award, Outskirts Press will add the award seal to your book cover and book's webpage to highlight your award-winning status to potential book buyers.

IMPORTANT: If you are purchasing this option the same year as the copyright date on your book, you are eligible.  If you are purchasing it the year after your copyright date, you are not eligible for submission.  The CIPA EVVY Awards fee becomes non-refundable once ordered.

The Independent Book Publishers Association’s annual Benjamin Franklin Awards

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