The New Book Awards are an independently run publishing recognition program intended to bring increased awareness to all facets of authorship including small press and self-published titles published each year. The awards are open to all genres, authors and publishers worldwide who produce books intended for an English-speaking market. Judging primarily is scored by literary qualities and not by popularity or trending topics. Bookstores are encouraged to support local authors and reviewers, bloggers and other media may nominate book titles of interest that standout.
The 2020 New Book Awards will open soon! New Published titles, in English, released with either a 2019 or 2020 copyright are eligible including updated editions, audio and ebook titles.