Next Generation Indie Book Awards

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Next Generation Indie Book Awards
Sponsored byIndependent Book Publishing Professionals Group, Allen O’Shea Literary Agency
CountryUSA
First awarded2007
Websitehttp://www.indiebookawards.com

The Next Generation Indie Book Awards is a literary awards program that recognizes and honors authors and publishers of exceptional independently published books in 70 different categories.[1][2] "Indies" include small presses, larger independent publishers, university presses, e-book publishers, and self-published authors.[3]

History[edit]

The not-for-profit [4] awards program was founded in 2007 by Catherine Goulet and is presented by the Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group in cooperation with co-founder Marilyn Allen of Allen O’Shea Literary Agency. The judges are professionals from the book publishing industry, including literary agents, editors, publishing executives, book reviewers, writing teachers, and authors.[5][6][7]

Cash prizes and medals are awarded to winners and finalists ranging from $100 to $1,500,[8] grand prize winners are also awarded a trophy,[9] and the top books in each category are reviewed by literary agents for possible representation. The Next Generation Indie Book Awards are announced each year during BookExpo America in a catalog distributed to BookExpo attendees.[10] Winners and Finalists are honored at a reception during BookExpo America. The awards ceremonies are held at landmark locations in New York City including the Plaza Hotel [11][12] and the Harvard Club of New York.[13] In 2016 the ceremony was held at the Newberry Library in Chicago.[14]

The Next Generation Indie Book Awards program has been said to be the 'Sundance' of the book publishing world.[15][16]

Winners[edit]

2017[edit]

The awards were announced May 31, 2017 for books released or with a copyright date in 2015, 2016 or 2017.

Non-fiction[edit]

Fiction[edit]

  • First place: Fireflies in the Night, by Nalini Warriar (Warriar Books)
  • Second place: Know the Mother, by Desiree Cooper (Wayne State University Press)[17]
  • Third place: The Coney Island Hot Dog Heist, by Kimberly Meehan (Self-Published)

2013-2016[edit]

The winners and finalists were announced in May of each of these years.

2012[edit]

The awards were announced June 12, 2012, for books published in 2011.[18]

Non-fiction[edit]

  • First place: Inner Visions: Grassroots Stories of Truth and Hope, by Jan Thrope
  • Second place: Put the Needle on the Record: The 1980s at 45 Revolutions Per Minute, by Matthew Chojnacki
  • Third place: Strategy for Good: Business Giving Strategies for the 21st Century, by Susan A. Hyatt

Fiction[edit]

2011[edit]

The awards were announced May 24, 2011 for books published in 2010.[19]

Non-fiction[edit]

Fiction[edit]

2010[edit]

The awards were announced May 25, 2010, for books published in 2009.[20]

Non-fiction[edit]

Fiction[edit]

2009[edit]

The 2009 awards were announced for books published in 2008.[21]

Non-fiction[edit]

Fiction[edit]

2008[edit]

The 2008 awards were announced for books published in 2007.[22]

Non-fiction[edit]

Fiction[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Self Published Book Awards". Retrieved 2018-05-16.
  2. ^ "Minnesota Author Wins 2010 Indie Book Award". Retrieved 2011-11-28.
  3. ^ Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group (June 12, 2012). "2012 Indie Book Award Winners Announced". The Sacramento Bee. Retrieved June 12, 2012.
  4. ^ "2010 Indie Book Awards Announced". Retrieved 2011-11-28.
  5. ^ "Law School Expert's First Book Named One of the Top Tomes of 2010!". Archived from the original on 2010-10-24. Retrieved 2010-11-28.
  6. ^ "ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year". Retrieved 2010-11-28.
  7. ^ "DIY: Book Awards for Self-Published Authors". Retrieved 2018-05-16.
  8. ^ "ReadersRead.com article 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Award Winners Announced". Retrieved 2010-11-28.
  9. ^ "New Novel: Shaken Allegiances - October 2009". Retrieved 2010-11-28.
  10. ^ "First-Time Novelist Amber Lehman Aces The Next Generation Indie Book Awards". Retrieved 2010-11-28.
  11. ^ "Emily Murphy: Next Generation Indie Book Awards article". Retrieved 2010-04-04.
  12. ^ "The Predator Next Door" Book Wins Prestigious 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Award". Retrieved 2010-11-28.
  13. ^ "Conversations with Richard Fidler". Retrieved 2016-07-20.
  14. ^ "Dave Riese pens a best indie book of 2016". Retrieved 2016-07-20.
  15. ^ "The Fiction Gallery". Retrieved 2010-12-14.
  16. ^ "What is the Sundance of Indie Books? | Publish with Connie". publishwithconnie.com. Retrieved 2016-04-13.
  17. ^ "Wayne State University Press". Retrieved 2018-05-16.
  18. ^ "2012 winners". Indies website. Archived from the original on May 22, 2012. Retrieved June 12, 2012.
  19. ^ "2011 winners". Indies website. Archived from the original on March 5, 2013. Retrieved June 12, 2012.
  20. ^ "2010 winners". Indies website. Archived from the original on July 5, 2012. Retrieved June 12, 2012.
  21. ^ "2009 winners". Indies website. Archived from the original on August 9, 2012. Retrieved June 12, 2012.
  22. ^ "2008 winners". Indies website. Retrieved June 12, 2012.

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