In my book Your Guide to Marketing Christian Books, I list over 25 book awards that are open to books by indie authors and small publishers. There are more than 25 book awards that one can submit a book to, but I chose the best-known and the ones that accept religious books through at least one Religious category.
Why so many book awards?
- With over 2 million books published in the United States each year, numerous book awards are needed to bring recognition to great books.
- Awards matter. They help consumers know that a product or service has quality, often easing purchasing decisions in a world of too many choices.
- Book awards bless and encourage authors who have worked hard to get a story or message out to the world.
It is always a pleasure when we get notify the winning authors of the Christian Indie Awards each year. We often get responses from these authors like the following:
- Thank you so much! What a blessing and an honor!!
- Oh, praise the Lord! Thank you!!
- Wow! Thank you so much. This means so much for me!
- I am stunned!! Praise the Lord and Glory to God!
While my book lists over 25 book awards, there are only a select few book awards that are solely dedicated to Christian books. The Christian Indie Awards is one of them.
If you have published a Christian book in 2019 or 2020, I encourage you to nominate it for the Christian Indie Awards. These awards recognize 18 outstanding Christian books (and authors) each year.
The honor could be yours. However, you don’t have a chance of receiving such an honor unless you nominate your book.
To nominate your book for the 2021 Christian Indie Awards, visit https://www.christianaward.com and either complete the online nomination form or print the nomination form and mail it with a copy of your book.
The Christian Indie Awards are sponsored by Christian Indie Publishing Association (CIPA). However, you do not need to be a Member of the organization to nominate your Christian book.
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