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The Next Generation Indie Book Awards ("Indie Book Awards") is the most exciting and rewarding book awards program open to independent publishers and authors worldwide. The Indie Book Awards program was established by the Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group to recognize and honor the best independently published books of the year in 60 categories. Visit the Indie Book Awards website.

To help indie publishers and authors make important connections, the top 60 books in the Indie Book Awards will be reviewed by New York literary agent Marilyn Allen of Allen O'Shea Literary Agency for possible representation to publishers or one of Ms. Allen's co-agents for possible representation in areas such as distribution, foreign rights, film rights, and other rights (unless an entrant prefers not to have the book forwarded to an agent).

Ms. Allen has over 25 years of sales and marketing experience, including serving as Senior Vice President, Associate Publisher, and Director of Marketing for Harper Collins and directing sales and marketing teams for Simon & Schuster, Penguin Books and Avon Books. Ms. Allen has worked with many well-known authors including Stephen King, Ken Follett (author of a recent Oprah book club pick), Barbara Kingsolver, John Gray, Mary Higgins Clark, and many more.

The judges of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards are all actively involved in the indie book publishing industry, and range from literary agents to editors. The judges also include publishing executives, book reviewers, writing teachers, successful published authors, and experts in the various areas of judging including book design.

Click here to read bios of the judges of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards

click here to find contact information and to read bios about the Key Personnel involved in running the Next Generation Indie Book Awards (opens in a new window)

2014 Winners and Finalists will be announced in late May, 2014

Entries are now being accepted for the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

Following are the Grand Prize Winners of the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

GRAND PRIZE WINNERS

Fiction

FIRST PLACE WINNER ($1,500 PRIZE)

A True Novel
by Minae Mizumura
(Other Press)
(ISBN 978-1590512036)

Non-Fiction

FIRST PLACE WINNER ($1,500 PRIZE)

The Boy Who Lived With Ghosts: A Memoir
by John Mitchell
(Inclusic)
(ISBN 978-0615793207)

SECOND PLACE WINNER ($750 PRIZE)

The Translator
by Nina Schuyler
(Pegasus Books)
(ISBN 978-1605984704)

SECOND PLACE WINNER ($750 PRIZE)

Explosion Green
by David Gottfried
(Morgan James Publisher)
(ISBN 978-1630470227)

THIRD PLACE WINNER ($500 PRIZE)

Headlong
by Ron MacLean
(Last Light Studio)
(ISBN 978-1938692987)

THIRD PLACE WINNER ($500 PRIZE)

The Imagine Project:
Stories of Courage, Hope and Love

by Dianne Maroney
(Yampa Valley Publishing)
(ISBN 978-0988995109)

OUTSTANDING PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR

Headline Books, Inc.
Awarded to: Cathy Teets, President

Click here to view a complete list of 2014 Winners and Finalists

To see a copy of the press release that was distributed through SEO Press Releases announcing the 2014 grand prize winners, click here (opens in a new window).

Thank you to FabJob Inc. (www.FabJob.com) for providing financial support for the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. FabJob paid for several of its staff in a number of North American cities to provide services ranging from administrative assistance to marketing and design for this year's book awards.

We are currently looking for sponsors who will help cover costs for the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. If your company is willing to provide financial support or donations of staff or materials for the awards, please contact info@IndieBookAwards.com. Sponsors for the awards will receive numerous benefits depending on their level of sponsorship. Click here to read about sponsorship opportunities.

Following are additional ways you can support the Next Generation Indie Book Awards:

Any support or assistance is greatly appreciated. What a wonderful way to give back to the independent publishing community by working at honoring the most exceptional independently published books of the year.

Medals

Click here to read Testimonials for the Next Generation Indie Book Awards (opens in a new window)

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