Benjamin Franklin Book Awards

Regarded as one of the highest honors in independent and self-publishing

Book AwardsIBPA’s Benjamin Franklin Book Awards, which includes fifty-five categories recognizing excellence in both editorial and design, is regarded as one of the highest national honors in small and independent publishing.

The award is administered by IBPA, with the help of more than 160 book publishing professionals coming from the library, bookstore, reviewer, designer, publicity and editorial industry segments. The Benjamin Franklin Awards program is unique in that the actual judging forms are returned to all participating publishers.


Testimonial

Lorii Myers (Author) 3 off the Tee: Make It Happen“Thank you so much for this feedback. It is absolutely wonderful. We paid attention last year and made changes in our approach for our new release coming out September. It was interesting to see some of same criticism voiced here and know that we have already addressed it.

Thank you to everyone at IBPA. This is a terrific bonus to participating in the Benjamin Franklin Awards.”

– Lorii Myers, Author, 3 Off the Tee: Make It Happen


Why Enter

One Gold and two Silver award winners are determined in each category. During a special awards ceremony held in conjunction with BookExpo America in May 2014, all Gold winners will receive an engraved trophy marking their achievement.

In addition, all winners will receive:

To assist the judges and to ensure they have enough time to review each book, there are two Calls for Entry: one in September 2013 and one in December 2013.

FIRST CALL – SEPTEMBER 30, 2013
For titles published January 1 – August 31, 2013

SECOND CALLDECEMBER 31, 2013 Deadline extended to JANUARY 15, 2014
Primarily for titles published September 1 – December 31, 2013


Previous Winners and Finalists

2013 Benjamin Franklin Awards™  Winners and Finalists
2012 Benjamin Franklin Awards™  Winners and Finalists
2011 Benjamin Franklin Awards™  Winners and Finalists
2010 Benjamin Franklin Awards™  Winners and Finalists
2009 Benjamin Franklin Awards™  Winners and Finalists
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2007 Benjamin Franklin Awards™  Winners and Finalists
2006 Benjamin Franklin Awards™  Winners and Finalists
2005 Benjamin Franklin Awards™ Winners and Finalists
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2003 Benjamin Franklin Awards™ Winners and Finalists
2002 Benjamin Franklin Awards™ Winners and Finalists
2001 Benjamin Franklin Awards™ Winners and Finalists