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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 70 categories. Visit the Indie Book Awards website.

To help indie publishers and authors make important connections, the top 70 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 (opens in a new window)

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)

Entries are now being accepted for the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. 2016 Winners and Finalists will be announced in late May, 2016.

Following are the Grand Prize Winners of the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

GRAND PRIZE WINNERS

Fiction

FIRST PLACE WINNER ($1,500 PRIZE)

Topeka, ma'shuge
by Raymond Hutson
(Gilliss Books)
(ISBN 978-0615809632)

Non-Fiction

FIRST PLACE WINNER ($1,500 PRIZE)

Thrown
by Kerry Howley
(Sarabande Books)
(ISBN 978-1936747924)

SECOND PLACE WINNER ($750 PRIZE)

The Magdalene Mystery
by Christine Sunderland
(OakTara Publishing)
(ISBN 978-1602901261)

SECOND PLACE WINNER ($750 PRIZE)

The Sky and Earth Touched Me
by Joseph Bharat Cornell
(Crystal Clarity Publishers)
(ISBN 978-1565892828)

THIRD PLACE WINNER ($500 PRIZE)

River Talk
by CB Anderson
(C&R Press)
(ISBN 978-1936196463)

THIRD PLACE WINNER ($500 PRIZE)

The Wild Horse Dilemma: Conflicts and Controversies of the Atlantic Coast Herds
by Bonnie U. Gruenberg
(Quagga Press)
(ISBN 978-0979002038)

HONOURABLE MENTION ($250 PRIZE)

The Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four
by Kenneth Womack
(Greenwood Press)
(ISBN 978-031331712)

Click here to view a complete list of 2015 Winners and Finalists

Thank you to our sponsors FabJob Inc. (www.FabJob.com) and IAP Career College (www.IAPCollege.com) for providing financial support for the Next Generation Indie Book Awards and to Author Connections (www.authorconnections.com) for their ongoing marketing support and for sponsoring the flowers at our annual awards gala.

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

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