NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS

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CELEBRATING SELF & INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING EXCELLENCE

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NOW IN OUR 15TH YEAR!

SELF & INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING EXCELLENCE

The National Indie Excellence® Awards (NIEA) are open to all English language printed books available for sale, including small presses, mid-size independent publishers, university presses, and self-published authors. NIEA is proud to be a champion of self-publishing and small independent presses going the extra mile to produce books of excellence in every aspect.

Independent authors and publishers put a great deal of care into creating quality books for a global audience. At NIEA we respect the hard work and dedication that goes into these efforts, and know the next step is marketing your title. As a Winner or Finalist in The National Indie Excellence® Awards your book will garner more attention and gain enhanced credibility. Readers recognize our Winners and Finalists as worthy of their limited time and hard-earned dollars. Additionally our competition offers valuable prizes and services to help you along the way.

Submissions for the 15th Annual National Indie Excellence® Awards open on August 1st, 2020. 

We look forward to celebrating your wonderful books!

 

All entries must be postmarked by March 31st, 2021. 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS & FINALISTS OF THE 14TH ANNUAL CONTEST

KUDOS FROM CONTEST WINNERS & FINALISTS

LORIE
GIVENS

The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Conscious Living

I am over the moon about my book, The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Conscious Living, being chosen as your 2019 Winner for Books on Relationships. It's a thrill to

be recognized and, more importantly, professionally validated for the work that went into this project. I thank all of you, including your esteemed panel of judges, for the hours you dedicate to analyzing and evaluating books of every sort. Receiving this award has absolutely resulted in increased book sales and social media engagement for me. I even include your award announcement in my digital signature on all emails. I'm so glad I took the chance and entered. Thank you so much!

CAREN
UMBARGER

The Passion of Marta

Dear Everybody at the National Indie Excellence Awards,

I send an immense thank you to you all for recognizing my

novel, The Passion of Marta, as a Finalist in the 12th Annual award season.  How thrilling to have toiled in anonymity for six years, and then be notified of your decision!  Thank you for all you are doing to support self-published authors in this crazy world of books and publishing.  Winning this award makes me feel that my novel is just as valuable and worthy as any that are corporately published, and for that, there is no way to thank you sufficiently.  

I know I speak on behalf of all indie writers and publishers when I say thank you for the great work you are doing to promote our efforts.  

BEANIE
HAZELTON

I Love To Watch You Play.

Thank you for selecting my book, I Love to Watch You Play., as a finalist in the 14th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards.

It is truly an honor to receive this wonderful recognition from your organization. As a parent, I thoroughly enjoyed the process of producing a book that reflects the lives of sports families from my perch on the bleachers for over 20 years. 

Here’s to the generous spirt of all your superb winning writers and finalists! I enjoyed scrolling through these amazing talents and thank them for allowing us a peek into their imagination. I raise my pen to the National Indie Excellence Awards for creating a safe and happy space for this spirit to shine.

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