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Independent Press Book Awards Submission

As an award-winning self-publisher, Outskirts Press knows the benefit of promoting accolades. That’s why we offer our self-publishing authors the ability to place award seal graphics on the cover of their already published book.


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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 Press Book Awards honor exemplary books from all publishers with this award competition.  

Make sure your book is among the ones being considered so you can leverage the promotional power of "award-winning author" to increase your online recognition, enhance your book's credibility and get attention in the crowded book buying marketplace.  

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Become an Award-Winning Author & Get Exposure for YOUR Book

Independent Press Book Awards Submission from Outskirts Press

In the past, simply having a published book was indicative of high-quality content.  Now that self-publishing is available to everyone, winning a book award is one of the most powerful and effective ways to make your book stand above the crowd. Award-winning authors can leverage the promotional power of this status to increase online recognition, enhance their book's credibility and gain increased attention in the crowded book buying marketplace.

With so many book awards and contests available, Outskirts Press has vetted the top contests for you and the Independent Press Book Awards makes the list.

When you order the Independent Press Book Award submission service from Outskirts Press, we handle all of the following on your behalf:

  • award entry submission fees
  • completing the paperwork to register your book with the contests
  • selecting the most appropriate category for your book (if we're not sure, we'll ask you)
  • printing, shipping and handling costs for books sent to each of the contest's multiple judges

For winners and distinguished favorites, an award ceremony is held in conjunction with the IBPA Publishing University conference where one gold and two/three silver award winners are announced in each category.


  • digital banners in two different sizes
  • digital certificate of recognition
  • a press announcement to major trade journals, select libraries, and more

Click the "Add to Cart" button to start your journey to becoming an award-winning author like these Outskirts Press authors:

Be sure your book is eligible by checking the copyright date on your book's copyright page.  If your book's copyright date is within the last 3 years, you are eligible. 

The Independent Press Book Awards are open to English-language books only. 

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