National Indie Excellence Awards


The 6th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards® announces a call for submissions. NIEA recognizes excellence in independent and self-published books, a category that accounts for a rapidly growing segment of a publishing industry going through almost constant transformation.

Books published from 2008 to the present by self-published authors, small press, and independent publishers can be submitted for consideration in the category of the author’s choice.

Winners and finalists will be announced nationally in mid-May 2012.

All winners and finalists receive extensive media coverage; top award recipients are eligible to win prizes valued in excess of $12,000. These include sessions with outstanding media and PR consultants, marketing experts, and others in a position to assist authors and publishers in creating greater success with their books.

For information about the contest, including how to submit books, please visit The deadline for entries is April 10, 2012.

“Awards that recognize excellence support more than sales for the independent and self-publishing authors and small presses who win them; they make our entire industry look good. The National Indie Excellence Awards® does us all a great service.”

– Dan Poynter, author of The Self-Publishing Manual and 100 other books