Each year the Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA) sponsors the FAPA President’s Book Awards, which recognizes book publishing excellence and creativity in design, content, and production for authors and publishers. This year we have opened the competition from North America only to the English speaking world. We hope to encourage entries from all who share our complex and wonderful language. 

Finalists are chosen by publishing professionals and librarians from both within and outside of Florida and are announced at the President’s Book Awards Banquet the first weekend of August.

Is this an important achievement?

" My first volume of poetry called "The Leaf Does Not Believe It Will Fall", won in 2019. My two novels, "Land Without Mirrors", and "Lisbeth"  had each won Gold medals in 2013 and 2017 respectively. I always look forward to the FAPA competitions because the works are judged by fellow authors who know what it takes to create a work from thin air. "—Marina Brown, FAPA Multi-Year, multi-genre Winner 

"... a juried book award lends a certain prestige and legitimacy to a title. Given a choice between a best-seller campaign and a book award, I'd choose the award any day!" —Tara Alemany, FAPA 2015 How to / Self-Help Winner for The Plan that Launched a Thousand Books

"Winning an award at FAPA is validation that I really am a writer! How special it is to stand in front of my peers, and leaders in the industry, and accept a medal for doing something that I love. —Dana Brown, 2019 Silver medals in Adult Romance and Cover Design for The Greysons.

" Since winning the award for my Civil War love story, I have noticed a significant increase in interest and have received a tremendous amount of recognition from my supporters and fans. Sales are important but formal recognition from FAPA, that my first novel impressed industry experts and fellow authors, is the biggest thrill of my writing career." —Mark Barie, 2019 Historical Fiction for War Calls, Love Cries


GUIDELINES:
Acceptable publishing dates for books submitted for the President’s Book Awards will be books with a copyright date from 2019 to 2021. 

  • Books/eBooks must have a valid ISBN and include the year published within the book. eBooks may have an ASIN in lieu of ISBN.
  • FAPA membership is not required for entry, although FAPA members receive a $20 discount off the standard rate at the end of the Early Bird period. Join FAPA at https://myfapa.org/join-fapa/ 
  • Previous award-winning titles of  FAPA President’s Book Awards may not be re-entered
  • FAPA board members are able to enter books in the awards competition.
  • eBooks should be submitted in PDF format. 
  • EARLY BIRD SPECIALS

           Entries received between September 15th and October 31st will receive a $30 discount.

           Entries received between November 1st and midnight January 15, will qualify for a $20 discount. 

           All contest categories will finally close at Midnight April 30.

  • The Florida Authors and Publishers Award represents examples of excellence in writing as well as publishing. Books with notable flaws in editing or are missing major elements of book design are not likely to receive an award.
  • Please note we have added two categories this year, Anthology or Collection by a Single Author and Children's Book Illustration

JUDGING:

  • All entries in each category will be considered by three judges.
  • Librarians, book industry professionals, and educators from Florida and multiple other states will judge content, theme, layout, and cover design elements.
  • Books are submitted digitally. At the time of your submission, you will need a complete PDF file of your book to be uploaded and a high-quality JPG digital image of your cover consistent with industry specifications. Paper submissions will not be judged or returned.
Ends on $65.00 - 95.00
$65.00 - 95.00

GUIDELINES:
Acceptable publishing dates for books submitted for the President’s Book Awards will be books with a copyright date from 2019 to 2021.  

  • Books/eBooks must have a valid ISBN and include the year published within the book. eBooks may have an ASIN in lieu of ISBN
  • FAPA membership is not required for entry, although FAPA members receive a $20 discount off the standard rate at the end of the Early Bird period.  Join FAPA at https://myfapa.org/join-fapa/ 
  • Previous award-winning titles of FAPA President’s Book Awards may not be re-entered
  • FAPA board members are able to enter books in the awards competition.
  • eBooks should be submitted in PDF format. 
  • EARLY BIRD SPECIALS! Entries received between September 15th and October 31st will receive a $30 discount. Entries received between November 1st and midnight January 15, will qualify for a $20 discount. 
  • The Florida Authors and Publishers Award represents examples of excellence in writing as well as publishing. Books with notable flaws in editing or are missing major elements of book design are not likely to receive an award.

JUDGING:

  • All entries in each category will be considered by three judges.
  • Librarians, book industry professionals, and educators from Florida and multiple other states will judge content, theme, layout, and cover design elements.

SUBMISSIONS:

  • Please prepare your manuscript and cover files before beginning the submission process as this can reduce submission errors considerably.
  • Books are submitted digitally. At the time of your entry, you will need a complete PDF file of your book’s manuscript to be uploaded including front pages ahead of Chapter 1 and any back-matter. Please select the appropriate page trim size (6x9, etc.) when you print to PDF.
  • Cover submissions should be made separately. We require a minimum 300dpi JPG or PDF digital image of your front cover consistent with the industry. For cover design entries, you will need to submit the full spread to include back cover, spine, and front cover.
  • Physical submissions of books will not be judged or returned.

GUIDELINES: 

Acceptable publishing dates for books submitted for the President’s Book Awards will be books with a copyright date from 2019 to 2021.  

  • Books/eBooks must have a valid ISBN and include the year published within the book. eBooks may have an ASIN in lieu of ISBN
  • FAPA membership is not required for entry, although FAPA members receive a $20 discount off the standard rate at the end of the Early Bird period.  Join FAPA at https://myfapa.org/join-fapa/ 
  • Previous award-winning titles of FAPA President’s Book Awards may not be re-entered
  • FAPA board members are able to enter books in the awards competition.
  • eBooks should be submitted in PDF format. 
  • EARLY BIRD SPECIALS! Entries received between September 15th and October 31st will receive a $30 discount. Entries received between November 1st and midnight January 15, will qualify for a $20 discount. 
  • The Florida Authors and Publishers Award represents examples of excellence in writing as well as publishing. Books with notable flaws in editing or are missing major elements of book design are not likely to receive an award.

JUDGING:

  • All entries in each category will be considered by three judges.
  • Librarians, book industry professionals, and educators from Florida and multiple other states will judge content, theme, layout, and cover design elements.

SUBMISSIONS:

  • Please prepare your manuscript and cover files before beginning the submission process as this can reduce submission errors considerably.
  • Books are submitted digitally. At the time of your entry, you will need a complete PDF file of your book’s manuscript to be uploaded including front pages ahead of Chapter 1 and any back-matter. Please select the appropriate page trim size (6x9, etc.) when you print to PDF.
  • Cover submissions should be made separately. We require a minimum 300dpi JPG or PDF digital image of your front cover consistent with the industry. For cover design entries, you will need to submit the full spread to include back cover, spine, and front cover.
  • Physical submissions of books will not be judged or returned.

GUIDELINES:  Acceptable publishing dates for books submitted for the President’s Book Awards will be books with a copyright date from 2019 to 2021.  

  • Books/eBooks must have a valid ISBN and include the year published within the book. eBooks may have an ASIN in lieu of ISBN
  • FAPA membership is not required for entry, although FAPA members receive a $20 discount off the standard rate at the end of the Early Bird period.  Join FAPA at https://myfapa.org/join-fapa/ 
  • Previous award-winning titles of FAPA President’s Book Awards may not be re-entered
  • FAPA board members are able to enter books in the awards competition.
  • eBooks should be submitted in PDF format. 
  • EARLY BIRD SPECIALS! Entries received between September 15th and October 31st will receive a $30 discount. Entries received between November 1st and midnight January 15, will qualify for a $20 discount. 
  • The Florida Authors and Publishers Award represents examples of excellence in writing as well as publishing. Books with notable flaws in editing or are missing major elements of book design are not likely to receive an award.

JUDGING:

  • All entries in each category will be considered by three judges.
  • Librarians, book industry professionals, and educators from Florida and multiple other states will judge content, theme, layout, and cover design elements.

SUBMISSIONS:

  • Please prepare your manuscript and cover files before beginning the submission process as this can reduce submission errors considerably.
  • Books are submitted digitally. At the time of your entry, you will need a complete PDF file of your book’s manuscript to be uploaded including front pages ahead of Chapter 1 and any back-matter. Please select the appropriate page trim size (6x9, etc.) when you print to PDF.
  • Cover submissions should be made separately. We require a minimum 300dpi JPG or PDF digital image of your front cover consistent with the industry. For cover design entries, you will need to submit the full spread to include back cover, spine, and front cover.
  • Physical submissions of books will not be judged or returned.
Ends on $65.00 - 95.00
$65.00 - 95.00

GUIDELINES:  Acceptable publishing dates for books submitted for the President’s Book Awards will be books with a copyright date from 2019 to 2021.  

  • Books/eBooks must have a valid ISBN and include the year published within the book. eBooks may have an ASIN in lieu of ISBN
  • FAPA membership is not required for entry, although FAPA members receive a $20 discount off the standard rate at the end of the Early Bird period.  Join FAPA at https://myfapa.org/join-fapa/ 
  • Previous award-winning titles of FAPA President’s Book Awards may not be re-entered
  • FAPA board members are able to enter books in the awards competition.
  • eBooks should be submitted in PDF format. 
  • EARLY BIRD SPECIALS! Entries received between September 15th and October 31st will receive a $30 discount. Entries received between November 1st and midnight January 15, will qualify for a $20 discount. 
  • The Florida Authors and Publishers Award represents examples of excellence in writing as well as publishing. Books with notable flaws in editing or are missing major elements of book design are not likely to receive an award.

JUDGING:

  • All entries in each category will be considered by three judges.
  • Librarians, book industry professionals, and educators from Florida and multiple other states will judge content, theme, layout, and cover design elements.

SUBMISSIONS:

  • Please prepare your manuscript and cover files before beginning the submission process as this can reduce submission errors considerably.
  • Books are submitted digitally. At the time of your entry, you will need a complete PDF file of your book’s manuscript to be uploaded including front pages ahead of Chapter 1 and any back-matter. Please select the appropriate page trim size (6x9, etc.) when you print to PDF.
  • Cover submissions should be made separately. We require a minimum 300dpi JPG or PDF digital image of your front cover consistent with the industry. For cover design entries, you will need to submit the full spread to include back cover, spine, and front cover.
  • Physical submissions of books will not be judged or returned.
Ends on $65.00 - 95.00
$65.00 - 95.00

GUIDELINES: 

Acceptable publishing dates for books submitted for the President’s Book Awards will be books with a copyright date from 2019 to 2021.  

  • Books/eBooks must have a valid ISBN and include the year published within the book. eBooks may have an ASIN in lieu of ISBN
  • FAPA membership is not required for entry, although FAPA members receive a $20 discount off the standard rate at the end of the Early Bird period.  Join FAPA at https://myfapa.org/join-fapa/ 
  • Previous award-winning titles of FAPA President’s Book Awards may not be re-entered
  • FAPA board members are able to enter books in the awards competition.
  • eBooks should be submitted in PDF format. 
  • EARLY BIRD SPECIALS! Entries received between September 15th and October 31st will receive a $30 discount. Entries received between November 1st and midnight January 15, will qualify for a $20 discount. 
  • The Florida Authors and Publishers Award represents examples of excellence in writing as well as publishing. Books with notable flaws in editing or are missing major elements of book design are not likely to receive an award.

JUDGING:

  • All entries in each category will be considered by three judges.
  • Librarians, book industry professionals, and educators from Florida and multiple other states will judge content, theme, layout, and cover design elements.

SUBMISSIONS:

  • Please prepare your manuscript and cover files before beginning the submission process as this can reduce submission errors considerably.
  • Books are submitted digitally. At the time of your entry, you will need a complete PDF file of your book’s manuscript to be uploaded including front pages ahead of Chapter 1 and any back-matter. Please select the appropriate page trim size (6x9, etc.) when you print to PDF.
  • Cover submissions should be made separately. We require a minimum 300dpi JPG or PDF digital image of your front cover consistent with the industry. For cover design entries, you will need to submit the full spread to include back cover, spine, and front cover.
  • Physical submissions of books will not be judged or returned.

GUIDELINES: 

Acceptable publishing dates for books submitted for the President’s Book Awards will be books with a copyright date from 2019 to 2021.  

  • Books/eBooks must have a valid ISBN and include the year published within the book. eBooks may have an ASIN in lieu of ISBN
  • FAPA membership is not required for entry, although FAPA members receive a $20 discount off the standard rate at the end of the Early Bird period.  Join FAPA at https://myfapa.org/join-fapa/ 
  • Previous award-winning titles of FAPA President’s Book Awards may not be re-entered
  • FAPA board members are able to enter books in the awards competition.
  • eBooks should be submitted in PDF format. 
  • EARLY BIRD SPECIALS! Entries received between September 15th and October 31st will receive a $30 discount. Entries received between November 1st and midnight January 15, will qualify for a $20 discount. 
  • The Florida Authors and Publishers Award represents examples of excellence in writing as well as publishing. Books with notable flaws in editing or are missing major elements of book design are not likely to receive an award.

JUDGING:

  • All entries in each category will be considered by three judges.
  • Librarians, book industry professionals, and educators from Florida and multiple other states will judge content, theme, layout, and cover design elements.

SUBMISSIONS:

  • Please prepare your manuscript and cover files before beginning the submission process as this can reduce submission errors considerably.
  • Books are submitted digitally. At the time of your entry, you will need a complete PDF file of your book’s manuscript to be uploaded including front pages ahead of Chapter 1 and any back-matter. Please select the appropriate page trim size (6x9, etc.) when you print to PDF.
  • Cover submissions should be made separately. We require a minimum 300dpi JPG or PDF digital image of your front cover consistent with the industry. For cover design entries, you will need to submit the full spread to include back cover, spine, and front cover.
  • Physical submissions of books will not be judged or returned.
Ends on $65.00 - 95.00
$65.00 - 95.00

GUIDELINES: 

Acceptable publishing dates for books submitted for the President’s Book Awards will be books with a copyright date from 2019 to 2021.  

  • Books/eBooks must have a valid ISBN and include the year published within the book. eBooks may have an ASIN in lieu of ISBN
  • FAPA membership is not required for entry, although FAPA members receive a $20 discount off the standard rate at the end of the Early Bird period.  Join FAPA at https://myfapa.org/join-fapa/ 
  • Previous award-winning titles of FAPA President’s Book Awards may not be re-entered
  • FAPA board members are able to enter books in the awards competition.
  • eBooks should be submitted in PDF format. 
  • EARLY BIRD SPECIALS! Entries received between September 15th and October 31st will receive a $30 discount. Entries received between November 1st and midnight January 15, will qualify for a $20 discount. 
  • The Florida Authors and Publishers Award represents examples of excellence in writing as well as publishing. Books with notable flaws in editing or are missing major elements of book design are not likely to receive an award.

JUDGING:

  • All entries in each category will be considered by three judges.
  • Librarians, book industry professionals, and educators from Florida and multiple other states will judge content, theme, layout, and cover design elements.

SUBMISSIONS:

  • Please prepare your manuscript and cover files before beginning the submission process as this can reduce submission errors considerably.
  • Books are submitted digitally. At the time of your entry, you will need a complete PDF file of your book’s manuscript to be uploaded including front pages ahead of Chapter 1 and any back-matter. Please select the appropriate page trim size (6x9, etc.) when you print to PDF.
  • Cover submissions should be made separately. We require a minimum 300dpi JPG or PDF digital image of your front cover consistent with the industry. For cover design entries, you will need to submit the full spread to include back cover, spine, and front cover.
  • Physical submissions of books will not be judged or returned.

GUIDELINES: 

Acceptable publishing dates for books submitted for the President’s Book Awards will be books with a copyright date from 2019 to 2021.  

  • Books/eBooks must have a valid ISBN and include the year published within the book. eBooks may have an ASIN in lieu of ISBN
  • PLEASE NOTE: Anthology/collection is intended for single-author collections of short stories, novellas, or flash fiction.  Collections from various authors will not be judged.
  • FAPA membership is not required for entry, although FAPA members receive a $20 discount off the standard rate at the end of the Early Bird period.  Join FAPA at https://myfapa.org/join-fapa/ 
  • Previous award-winning titles of FAPA President’s Book Awards may not be re-entered
  • FAPA board members are able to enter books in the awards competition.
  • eBooks should be submitted in PDF format. 
  • EARLY BIRD SPECIALS! Entries received between September 15th and October 31st will receive a $30 discount. Entries received between November 1st and midnight January 15, will qualify for a $20 discount. 
  • The Florida Authors and Publishers Award represents examples of excellence in writing as well as publishing. Books with notable flaws in editing or are missing major elements of book design are not likely to receive an award.

JUDGING:

  • All entries in each category will be considered by three judges.
  • Librarians, book industry professionals, and educators from Florida and multiple other states will judge content, theme, layout, and cover design elements.

SUBMISSIONS:

  • Please prepare your manuscript and cover files before beginning the submission process as this can reduce submission errors considerably.
  • Books are submitted digitally. At the time of your entry, you will need a complete PDF file of your book’s manuscript to be uploaded including front pages ahead of Chapter 1 and any back-matter. Please select the appropriate page trim size (6x9, etc.) when you print to PDF.
  • Cover submissions should be made separately. We require a minimum 300dpi JPG or PDF digital image of your front cover consistent with the industry. For cover design entries, you will need to submit the full spread to include back cover, spine, and front cover.
  • Physical submissions of books will not be judged or returned.
Ends on $65.00 - 95.00
$65.00 - 95.00

GUIDELINES: 

Acceptable publishing dates for books submitted for the President’s Book Awards will be books with a copyright date from 2019 to 2021.  

  • Books/eBooks must have a valid ISBN and include the year published within the book. eBooks may have an ASIN in lieu of ISBN
  • FAPA membership is not required for entry, although FAPA members receive a $20 discount off the standard rate at the end of the Early Bird period.  Join FAPA at https://myfapa.org/join-fapa/ 
  • Previous award-winning titles of FAPA President’s Book Awards may not be re-entered
  • FAPA board members are able to enter books in the awards competition.
  • eBooks should be submitted in PDF format. 
  • EARLY BIRD SPECIALS! Entries received between September 15th and October 31st will receive a $30 discount. Entries received between November 1st and midnight January 15, will qualify for a $20 discount. 
  • The Florida Authors and Publishers Award represents examples of excellence in writing as well as publishing. Books with notable flaws in editing or are missing major elements of book design are not likely to receive an award.

JUDGING:

  • All entries in each category will be considered by three judges.
  • Librarians, book industry professionals, and educators from Florida and multiple other states will judge content, theme, layout, and cover design elements.

SUBMISSIONS:

  • Please prepare your manuscript and cover files before beginning the submission process as this can reduce submission errors considerably.
  • Books are submitted digitally. At the time of your entry, you will need a complete PDF file of your book’s manuscript to be uploaded including front pages ahead of Chapter 1 and any back-matter. Please select the appropriate page trim size (6x9, etc.) when you print to PDF.
  • Cover submissions should be made separately. We require a minimum 300dpi JPG or PDF digital image of your front cover consistent with the industry. For cover design entries, you will need to submit the full spread to include back cover, spine, and front cover.
  • Physical submissions of books will not be judged or returned.
Ends on $65.00 - 95.00
$65.00 - 95.00

GUIDELINES: 

Acceptable publishing dates for books submitted for the President’s Book Awards will be books with a copyright date from 2019 to 2021.  

  • Books/eBooks must have a valid ISBN and include the year published within the book. eBooks may have an ASIN in lieu of ISBN
  • FAPA membership is not required for entry, although FAPA members receive a $20 discount off the standard rate at the end of the Early Bird period.  Join FAPA at https://myfapa.org/join-fapa/ 
  • Previous award-winning titles of FAPA President’s Book Awards may not be re-entered
  • FAPA board members are able to enter books in the awards competition.
  • eBooks should be submitted in PDF format. 
  • EARLY BIRD SPECIALS! Entries received between September 15th and October 31st will receive a $30 discount. Entries received between November 1st and midnight January 15, will qualify for a $20 discount. 
  • The Florida Authors and Publishers Award represents examples of excellence in writing as well as publishing. Books with notable flaws in editing or are missing major elements of book design are not likely to receive an award.

JUDGING:

  • All entries in each category will be considered by three judges.
  • Librarians, book industry professionals, and educators from Florida and multiple other states will judge content, theme, layout, and cover design elements.

SUBMISSIONS:

  • Please prepare your manuscript and cover files before beginning the submission process as this can reduce submission errors considerably.
  • Books are submitted digitally. At the time of your entry, you will need a complete PDF file of your book’s manuscript to be uploaded including front pages ahead of Chapter 1 and any back-matter. Please select the appropriate page trim size (6x9, etc.) when you print to PDF.
  • Cover submissions should be made separately. We require a minimum 300dpi JPG or PDF digital image of your front cover consistent with the industry. For cover design entries, you will need to submit the full spread to include back cover, spine, and front cover.
  • Physical submissions of books will not be judged or returned.
Ends on $65.00 - 95.00
$65.00 - 95.00

GUIDELINES: 

Acceptable publishing dates for books submitted for the President’s Book Awards will be books with a copyright date from 2019 to 2021.  

  • Books/eBooks must have a valid ISBN and include the year published within the book. eBooks may have an ASIN in lieu of ISBN
  • FAPA membership is not required for entry, although FAPA members receive a $20 discount off the standard rate at the end of the Early Bird period.  Join FAPA at https://myfapa.org/join-fapa/ 
  • Previous award-winning titles of FAPA President’s Book Awards may not be re-entered
  • FAPA board members are able to enter books in the awards competition.
  • eBooks should be submitted in PDF format. 
  • EARLY BIRD SPECIALS! Entries received between September 15th and October 31st will receive a $30 discount. Entries received between November 1st and midnight January 15, will qualify for a $20 discount. 
  • The Florida Authors and Publishers Award represents examples of excellence in writing as well as publishing. Books with notable flaws in editing or are missing major elements of book design are not likely to receive an award.
  • Please note that this year, we've added Children's Book Illustration as Category No. 37 at the bottom of the list. 

JUDGING:

  • All entries in each category will be considered by three judges.
  • Librarians, book industry professionals, and educators from Florida and multiple other states will judge content, theme, layout, and cover design elements.

SUBMISSIONS:

  • Please prepare your manuscript and cover files before beginning the submission process as this can reduce submission errors considerably.
  • Books are submitted digitally. At the time of your entry, you will need a complete PDF file of your book’s manuscript to be uploaded including front pages ahead of Chapter 1 and any back-matter. Please select the appropriate page trim size (6x9, etc.) when you print to PDF.
  • Cover submissions should be made separately. We require a minimum 300dpi JPG or PDF digital image of your front cover consistent with the industry. For cover design entries, you will need to submit the full spread to include back cover, spine, and front cover.
  • Physical submissions of books will not be judged or returned.
Ends on $65.00 - 95.00
$65.00 - 95.00

GUIDELINES: 

Acceptable publishing dates for books submitted for the President’s Book Awards will be books with a copyright date from 2019 to 2021.  

  • Books/eBooks must have a valid ISBN and include the year published within the book. eBooks may have an ASIN in lieu of ISBN
  • FAPA membership is not required for entry, although FAPA members receive a $20 discount off the standard rate at the end of the Early Bird period.  Join FAPA at https://myfapa.org/join-fapa/ 
  • Previous award-winning titles of FAPA President’s Book Awards may not be re-entered
  • FAPA board members are able to enter books in the awards competition.
  • eBooks should be submitted in PDF format. 
  • EARLY BIRD SPECIALS! Entries received between September 15th and October 31st will receive a $30 discount. Entries received between November 1st and midnight January 15, will qualify for a $20 discount. 
  • The Florida Authors and Publishers Award represents examples of excellence in writing as well as publishing. Books with notable flaws in editing or are missing major elements of book design are not likely to receive an award.
  • Please note that this year, we've added Children's Book Illustration as Category No. 37 at the bottom of the list.  

JUDGING:

  • All entries in each category will be considered by three judges.
  • Librarians, book industry professionals, and educators from Florida and multiple other states will judge content, theme, layout, and cover design elements.

SUBMISSIONS:

  • Please prepare your manuscript and cover files before beginning the submission process as this can reduce submission errors considerably.
  • Books are submitted digitally. At the time of your entry, you will need a complete PDF file of your book’s manuscript to be uploaded including front pages ahead of Chapter 1 and any back-matter. Please select the appropriate page trim size (6x9, etc.) when you print to PDF.
  • Cover submissions should be made separately. We require a minimum 300dpi JPG or PDF digital image of your front cover consistent with the industry. For cover design entries, you will need to submit the full spread to include back cover, spine, and front cover.
  • Physical submissions of books will not be judged or returned.
Ends on $65.00 - 95.00
$65.00 - 95.00

GUIDELINES: 

Acceptable publishing dates for books submitted for the President’s Book Awards will be books with a copyright date from 2019 to 2021.  

  • Books/eBooks must have a valid ISBN and include the year published within the book. eBooks may have an ASIN in lieu of ISBN
  • FAPA membership is not required for entry, although FAPA members receive a $20 discount off the standard rate at the end of the Early Bird period.  Join FAPA at https://myfapa.org/join-fapa/ 
  • Previous award-winning titles of FAPA President’s Book Awards may not be re-entered
  • FAPA board members are able to enter books in the awards competition.
  • eBooks should be submitted in PDF format. 
  • EARLY BIRD SPECIALS! Entries received between September 15th and October 31st will receive a $30 discount. Entries received between November 1st and midnight January 15, will qualify for a $20 discount. 
  • The Florida Authors and Publishers Award represents examples of excellence in writing as well as publishing. Books with notable flaws in editing or are missing major elements of book design are not likely to receive an award.

JUDGING:

  • All entries in each category will be considered by three judges.
  • Librarians, book industry professionals, and educators from Florida and multiple other states will judge content, theme, layout, and cover design elements.

SUBMISSIONS:

  • Please prepare your manuscript and cover files before beginning the submission process as this can reduce submission errors considerably.
  • Books are submitted digitally. At the time of your entry, you will need a complete PDF file of your book’s manuscript to be uploaded including front pages ahead of Chapter 1 and any back-matter. Please select the appropriate page trim size (6x9, etc.) when you print to PDF.
  • Cover submissions should be made separately. We require a minimum 300dpi JPG or PDF digital image of your front cover consistent with the industry. For cover design entries, you will need to submit the full spread to include back cover, spine, and front cover.
  • Physical submissions of books will not be judged or returned.

GUIDELINES: 

Acceptable publishing dates for books submitted for the President’s Book Awards will be books with a copyright date from 2019 to 2021.  

  • Books/eBooks must have a valid ISBN and include the year published within the book. eBooks may have an ASIN in lieu of ISBN
  • FAPA membership is not required for entry, although FAPA members receive a $20 discount off the standard rate at the end of the Early Bird period.  Join FAPA at https://myfapa.org/join-fapa/ 
  • Previous award-winning titles of FAPA President’s Book Awards may not be re-entered
  • FAPA board members are able to enter books in the awards competition.
  • eBooks should be submitted in PDF format. 
  • EARLY BIRD SPECIALS! Entries received between September 15th and October 31st will receive a $30 discount. Entries received between November 1st and midnight January 15, will qualify for a $20 discount. 
  • The Florida Authors and Publishers Award represents examples of excellence in writing as well as publishing. Books with notable flaws in editing or are missing major elements of book design are not likely to receive an award.

JUDGING:

  • All entries in each category will be considered by three judges.
  • Librarians, book industry professionals, and educators from Florida and multiple other states will judge content, theme, layout, and cover design elements.

SUBMISSIONS:

  • Please prepare your manuscript and cover files before beginning the submission process as this can reduce submission errors considerably.
  • Books are submitted digitally. At the time of your entry, you will need a complete PDF file of your book’s manuscript to be uploaded including front pages ahead of Chapter 1 and any back-matter. Please select the appropriate page trim size (6x9, etc.) when you print to PDF.
  • Cover submissions should be made separately. We require a minimum 300dpi JPG or PDF digital image of your front cover consistent with the industry. For cover design entries, you will need to submit the full spread to include back cover, spine, and front cover.
  • Physical submissions of books will not be judged or returned.
Ends on $65.00 - 95.00
$65.00 - 95.00

GUIDELINES: Acceptable publishing dates for books submitted for the President’s Book Awards will be books with a copyright date from 2019 to 2021.  

  • Books/eBooks must have a valid ISBN and include the year published within the book. eBooks may have an ASIN in lieu of ISBN
  • FAPA membership is not required for entry, although FAPA members receive a $20 discount off the standard rate at the end of the Early Bird period.  Join FAPA at https://myfapa.org/join-fapa/ 
  • Previous award-winning titles of FAPA President’s Book Awards may not be re-entered
  • FAPA board members are able to enter books in the awards competition.
  • eBooks should be submitted in PDF format. 
  • EARLY BIRD SPECIALS! Entries received between September 15th and October 31st will receive a $30 discount. Entries received between November 1st and midnight January 15, will qualify for a $20 discount. 
  • The Florida Authors and Publishers Award represents examples of excellence in writing as well as publishing. Books with notable flaws in editing or are missing major elements of book design are not likely to receive an award.

JUDGING:

  • All entries in each category will be considered by three judges.
  • Librarians, book industry professionals, and educators from Florida and multiple other states will judge content, theme, layout, and cover design elements.

SUBMISSIONS:

  • Please prepare your manuscript and cover files before beginning the submission process as this can reduce submission errors considerably.
  • Books are submitted digitally. At the time of your entry, you will need a complete PDF file of your book’s manuscript to be uploaded including front pages ahead of Chapter 1 and any back-matter. Please select the appropriate page trim size (6x9, etc.) when you print to PDF.
  • Cover submissions should be made separately. We require a minimum 300dpi JPG or PDF digital image of your front cover consistent with the industry. For cover design entries, you will need to submit the full spread to include back cover, spine, and front cover.
  • Physical submissions of books will not be judged or returned.

GUIDELINES: 

Acceptable publishing dates for books submitted for the President’s Book Awards will be books with a copyright date from 2019 to 2021.  

  • Books/eBooks must have a valid ISBN and include the year published within the book. eBooks may have an ASIN in lieu of ISBN
  • FAPA membership is not required for entry, although FAPA members receive a $20 discount off the standard rate at the end of the Early Bird period.  Join FAPA at https://myfapa.org/join-fapa/ 
  • Previous award-winning titles of FAPA President’s Book Awards may not be re-entered
  • FAPA board members are able to enter books in the awards competition.
  • eBooks should be submitted in PDF format. 
  • EARLY BIRD SPECIALS! Entries received between September 15th and October 31st will receive a $30 discount. Entries received between November 1st and midnight January 15, will qualify for a $20 discount. 
  • The Florida Authors and Publishers Award represents examples of excellence in writing as well as publishing. Books with notable flaws in editing or are missing major elements of book design are not likely to receive an award.
  • Please note that this year, we've added Children's Book Illustration as Category No. 37 at the bottom of the list.  

JUDGING:

  • All entries in each category will be considered by three judges.
  • Librarians, book industry professionals, and educators from Florida and multiple other states will judge content, theme, layout, and cover design elements.

SUBMISSIONS:

  • Please prepare your manuscript and cover files before beginning the submission process as this can reduce submission errors considerably.
  • Books are submitted digitally. At the time of your entry, you will need a complete PDF file of your book’s manuscript to be uploaded including front pages ahead of Chapter 1 and any back-matter. Please select the appropriate page trim size (6x9, etc.) when you print to PDF.
  • Cover submissions should be made separately. We require a minimum 300dpi JPG or PDF digital image of your front cover consistent with the industry. For cover design entries, you will need to submit the full spread to include back cover, spine, and front cover.
  • Physical submissions of books will not be judged or returned.
Ends on $65.00 - 95.00
$65.00 - 95.00

GUIDELINES: 

Acceptable publishing dates for books submitted for the President’s Book Awards will be books with a copyright date from 2019 to 2021.  

  • Books/eBooks must have a valid ISBN and include the year published within the book. eBooks may have an ASIN in lieu of ISBN
  • FAPA membership is not required for entry, although FAPA members receive a $20 discount off the standard rate at the end of the Early Bird period.  Join FAPA at https://myfapa.org/join-fapa/ 
  • Previous award-winning titles of FAPA President’s Book Awards may not be re-entered
  • FAPA board members are able to enter books in the awards competition.
  • eBooks should be submitted in PDF format. 
  • EARLY BIRD SPECIALS! Entries received between September 15th and October 31st will receive a $30 discount. Entries received between November 1st and midnight January 15, will qualify for a $20 discount. 
  • The Florida Authors and Publishers Award represents examples of excellence in writing as well as publishing. Books with notable flaws in editing or are missing major elements of book design are not likely to receive an award.
  • Please note that this year, we've added Children's Book Illustration as Category No. 37 at the bottom of the list.  

JUDGING:

  • All entries in each category will be considered by three judges.
  • Librarians, book industry professionals, and educators from Florida and multiple other states will judge content, theme, layout, and cover design elements.

SUBMISSIONS:

  • Please prepare your manuscript and cover files before beginning the submission process as this can reduce submission errors considerably.
  • Books are submitted digitally. At the time of your entry, you will need a complete PDF file of your book’s manuscript to be uploaded including front pages ahead of Chapter 1 and any back-matter. Please select the appropriate page trim size (6x9, etc.) when you print to PDF.
  • Cover submissions should be made separately. We require a minimum 300dpi JPG or PDF digital image of your front cover consistent with the industry. For cover design entries, you will need to submit the full spread to include back cover, spine, and front cover.
  • Physical submissions of books will not be judged or returned.
Ends on $65.00 - 95.00
$65.00 - 95.00

GUIDELINES: 

Acceptable publishing dates for books submitted for the President’s Book Awards will be books with a copyright date from 2019 to 2021.  

  • Books/eBooks must have a valid ISBN and include the year published within the book. eBooks may have an ASIN in lieu of ISBN
  • FAPA membership is not required for entry, although FAPA members receive a $20 discount off the standard rate at the end of the Early Bird period.  Join FAPA at https://myfapa.org/join-fapa/ 
  • Previous award-winning titles of FAPA President’s Book Awards may not be re-entered
  • FAPA board members are able to enter books in the awards competition.
  • eBooks should be submitted in PDF format. 
  • EARLY BIRD SPECIALS! Entries received between September 15th and October 31st will receive a $30 discount. Entries received between November 1st and midnight January 15, will qualify for a $20 discount. 
  • The Florida Authors and Publishers Award represents examples of excellence in writing as well as publishing. Books with notable flaws in editing or are missing major elements of book design are not likely to receive an award.
  • Please note that this year, we've added Children's Book Illustration as Category No. 37 at the bottom of the list.  

JUDGING:

  • All entries in each category will be considered by three judges.
  • Librarians, book industry professionals, and educators from Florida and multiple other states will judge content, theme, layout, and cover design elements.

SUBMISSIONS:

  • Please prepare your manuscript and cover files before beginning the submission process as this can reduce submission errors considerably.
  • Books are submitted digitally. At the time of your entry, you will need a complete PDF file of your book’s manuscript to be uploaded including front pages ahead of Chapter 1 and any back-matter. Please select the appropriate page trim size (6x9, etc.) when you print to PDF.
  • Cover submissions should be made separately. We require a minimum 300dpi JPG or PDF digital image of your front cover consistent with the industry. For cover design entries, you will need to submit the full spread to include back cover, spine, and front cover.
  • Physical submissions of books will not be judged or returned.
Ends on $65.00 - 95.00
$65.00 - 95.00

GUIDELINES: 

Acceptable publishing dates for books submitted for the President’s Book Awards will be books with a copyright date from 2019 to 2021.  

  • Books/eBooks must have a valid ISBN and include the year published within the book. eBooks may have an ASIN in lieu of ISBN
  • FAPA membership is not required for entry, although FAPA members receive a $20 discount off the standard rate at the end of the Early Bird period.  Join FAPA at https://myfapa.org/join-fapa/ 
  • Previous award-winning titles of FAPA President’s Book Awards may not be re-entered
  • FAPA board members are able to enter books in the awards competition.
  • eBooks should be submitted in PDF format. 
  • EARLY BIRD SPECIALS! Entries received between September 15th and October 31st will receive a $30 discount. Entries received between November 1st and midnight January 15, will qualify for a $20 discount. 
  • The Florida Authors and Publishers Award represents examples of excellence in writing as well as publishing. Books with notable flaws in editing or are missing major elements of book design are not likely to receive an award.
  • Please note that this year, we've added Children's Book Illustration as Category No. 37 at the bottom of the list.  

JUDGING:

  • All entries in each category will be considered by three judges.
  • Librarians, book industry professionals, and educators from Florida and multiple other states will judge content, theme, layout, and cover design elements.

SUBMISSIONS:

  • Please prepare your manuscript and cover files before beginning the submission process as this can reduce submission errors considerably.
  • Books are submitted digitally. At the time of your entry, you will need a complete PDF file of your book’s manuscript to be uploaded including front pages ahead of Chapter 1 and any back-matter. Please select the appropriate page trim size (6x9, etc.) when you print to PDF.
  • Cover submissions should be made separately. We require a minimum 300dpi JPG or PDF digital image of your front cover consistent with the industry. For cover design entries, you will need to submit the full spread to include back cover, spine, and front cover.
  • Physical submissions of books will not be judged or returned.

 GUIDELINES: Acceptable publishing dates for books submitted for the President’s Book Awards will be books with a copyright date from 2019 to 2021.  

  • Books/eBooks must have a valid ISBN and include the year published within the book. eBooks may have an ASIN in lieu of ISBN
  • FAPA membership is not required for entry, although FAPA members receive a $20 discount off the standard rate at the end of the Early Bird period.  Join FAPA at https://myfapa.org/join-fapa/ 
  • Previous award-winning titles of FAPA President’s Book Awards may not be re-entered
  • FAPA board members are able to enter books in the awards competition.
  • eBooks should be submitted in PDF format. 
  • EARLY BIRD SPECIALS! Entries received between September 15th and October 31st will receive a $30 discount. Entries received between November 1st and midnight January 15, will qualify for a $20 discount. 
  • The Florida Authors and Publishers Award represents examples of excellence in writing as well as publishing. Books with notable flaws in editing or are missing major elements of book design are not likely to receive an award.

JUDGING:

  • All entries in each category will be considered by three judges.
  • Librarians, book industry professionals, and educators from Florida and multiple other states will judge content, theme, layout, and cover design elements.

SUBMISSIONS:

  • Please prepare your manuscript and cover files before beginning the submission process as this can reduce submission errors considerably.
  • Books are submitted digitally. At the time of your entry, you will need a complete PDF file of your book’s manuscript to be uploaded including front pages ahead of Chapter 1 and any back-matter. Please select the appropriate page trim size (6x9, etc.) when you print to PDF.
  • Cover submissions should be made separately. We require a minimum 300dpi JPG or PDF digital image of your front cover consistent with the industry. For cover design entries, you will need to submit the full spread to include back cover, spine, and front cover.
  • Physical submissions of books will not be judged or returned.

GUIDELINES: 

Acceptable publishing dates for books submitted for the President’s Book Awards will be books with a copyright date from 2019 to 2021.  

  • Books/eBooks must have a valid ISBN and include the year published within the book. eBooks may have an ASIN in lieu of ISBN
  • FAPA membership is not required for entry, although FAPA members receive a $20 discount off the standard rate at the end of the Early Bird period.  Join FAPA at https://myfapa.org/join-fapa/ 
  • Previous award-winning titles of FAPA President’s Book Awards may not be re-entered
  • FAPA board members are able to enter books in the awards competition.
  • eBooks should be submitted in PDF format. 
  • EARLY BIRD SPECIALS! Entries received between September 15th and October 31st will receive a $30 discount. Entries received between November 1st and midnight January 15, will qualify for a $20 discount. 
  • The Florida Authors and Publishers Award represents examples of excellence in writing as well as publishing. Books with notable flaws in editing or are missing major elements of book design are not likely to receive an award.

JUDGING:

  • All entries in each category will be considered by three judges.
  • Librarians, book industry professionals, and educators from Florida and multiple other states will judge content, theme, layout, and cover design elements.

SUBMISSIONS:

  • Please prepare your manuscript and cover files before beginning the submission process as this can reduce submission errors considerably.
  • Books are submitted digitally. At the time of your entry, you will need a complete PDF file of your book’s manuscript to be uploaded including front pages ahead of Chapter 1 and any back-matter. Please select the appropriate page trim size (6x9, etc.) when you print to PDF.
  • Cover submissions should be made separately. We require a minimum 300dpi JPG or PDF digital image of your front cover consistent with the industry. For cover design entries, you will need to submit the full spread to include back cover, spine, and front cover.
  • Physical submissions of books will not be judged or returned.

GUIDELINES: 

Acceptable publishing dates for books submitted for the President’s Book Awards will be books with a copyright date from 2019 to 2021.  

  • Books/eBooks must have a valid ISBN and include the year published within the book. eBooks may have an ASIN in lieu of ISBN
  • FAPA membership is not required for entry, although FAPA members receive a $20 discount off the standard rate at the end of the Early Bird period.  Join FAPA at https://myfapa.org/join-fapa/ 
  • Previous award-winning titles of FAPA President’s Book Awards may not be re-entered
  • FAPA board members are able to enter books in the awards competition.
  • eBooks should be submitted in PDF format. 
  • EARLY BIRD SPECIALS! Entries received between September 15th and October 31st will receive a $30 discount. Entries received between November 1st and midnight January 15, will qualify for a $20 discount. 
  • The Florida Authors and Publishers Award represents examples of excellence in writing as well as publishing. Books with notable flaws in editing or are missing major elements of book design are not likely to receive an award.

JUDGING:

  • All entries in each category will be considered by three judges.
  • Librarians, book industry professionals, and educators from Florida and multiple other states will judge content, theme, layout, and cover design elements.

SUBMISSIONS:

  • Please prepare your manuscript and cover files before beginning the submission process as this can reduce submission errors considerably.
  • Books are submitted digitally. At the time of your entry, you will need a complete PDF file of your book’s manuscript to be uploaded including front pages ahead of Chapter 1 and any back-matter. Please select the appropriate page trim size (6x9, etc.) when you print to PDF.
  • Cover submissions should be made separately. We require a minimum 300dpi JPG or PDF digital image of your front cover consistent with the industry. For cover design entries, you will need to submit the full spread to include back cover, spine, and front cover.
  • Physical submissions of books will not be judged or returned.
Ends on $65.00 - 95.00
$65.00 - 95.00

GUIDELINES: 

Acceptable publishing dates for books submitted for the President’s Book Awards will be books with a copyright date from 2019 to 2021.  

  • Books/eBooks must have a valid ISBN and include the year published within the book. eBooks may have an ASIN in lieu of ISBN
  • FAPA membership is not required for entry, although FAPA members receive a $20 discount off the standard rate at the end of the Early Bird period.  Join FAPA at https://myfapa.org/join-fapa/ 
  • Previous award-winning titles of FAPA President’s Book Awards may not be re-entered
  • FAPA board members are able to enter books in the awards competition.
  • eBooks should be submitted in PDF format. 
  • EARLY BIRD SPECIALS! Entries received between September 15th and October 31st will receive a $30 discount. Entries received between November 1st and midnight January 15, will qualify for a $20 discount. 
  • The Florida Authors and Publishers Award represents examples of excellence in writing as well as publishing. Books with notable flaws in editing or are missing major elements of book design are not likely to receive an award.

JUDGING:

  • All entries in each category will be considered by three judges.
  • Librarians, book industry professionals, and educators from Florida and multiple other states will judge content, theme, layout, and cover design elements.

SUBMISSIONS:

  • Please prepare your manuscript and cover files before beginning the submission process as this can reduce submission errors considerably.
  • Books are submitted digitally. At the time of your entry, you will need a complete PDF file of your book’s manuscript to be uploaded including front pages ahead of Chapter 1 and any back-matter. Please select the appropriate page trim size (6x9, etc.) when you print to PDF.
  • Cover submissions should be made separately. We require a minimum 300dpi JPG or PDF digital image of your front cover consistent with the industry. For cover design entries, you will need to submit the full spread to include back cover, spine, and front cover.
  • Physical submissions of books will not be judged or returned.
Ends on $65.00 - 95.00
$65.00 - 95.00

GUIDELINES: 

Acceptable publishing dates for books submitted for the President’s Book Awards will be books with a copyright date from 2019 to 2021.  

  • Books/eBooks must have a valid ISBN and include the year published within the book. eBooks may have an ASIN in lieu of ISBN
  • FAPA membership is not required for entry, although FAPA members receive a $20 discount off the standard rate at the end of the Early Bird period.  Join FAPA at https://myfapa.org/join-fapa/ 
  • Previous award-winning titles of FAPA President’s Book Awards may not be re-entered
  • FAPA board members are able to enter books in the awards competition.
  • eBooks should be submitted in PDF format. 
  • EARLY BIRD SPECIALS! Entries received between September 15th and October 31st will receive a $30 discount. Entries received between November 1st and midnight January 15, will qualify for a $20 discount. 
  • The Florida Authors and Publishers Award represents examples of excellence in writing as well as publishing. Books with notable flaws in editing or are missing major elements of book design are not likely to receive an award.

JUDGING:

  • All entries in each category will be considered by three judges.
  • Librarians, book industry professionals, and educators from Florida and multiple other states will judge content, theme, layout, and cover design elements.

SUBMISSIONS:

  • Please prepare your manuscript and cover files before beginning the submission process as this can reduce submission errors considerably.
  • Books are submitted digitally. At the time of your entry, you will need a complete PDF file of your book’s manuscript to be uploaded including front pages ahead of Chapter 1 and any back-matter. Please select the appropriate page trim size (6x9, etc.) when you print to PDF.
  • Cover submissions should be made separately. We require a minimum 300dpi JPG or PDF digital image of your front cover consistent with the industry. For cover design entries, you will need to submit the full spread to include back cover, spine, and front cover.
  • Physical submissions of books will not be judged or returned.
Ends on $65.00 - 95.00
$65.00 - 95.00

GUIDELINES: 

Acceptable publishing dates for books submitted for the President’s Book Awards will be books with a copyright date from 2019 to 2021.  

  • Books/eBooks must have a valid ISBN and include the year published within the book. eBooks may have an ASIN in lieu of ISBN
  • FAPA membership is not required for entry, although FAPA members receive a $20 discount off the standard rate at the end of the Early Bird period.  Join FAPA at https://myfapa.org/join-fapa/ 
  • Previous award-winning titles of FAPA President’s Book Awards may not be re-entered
  • FAPA board members are able to enter books in the awards competition.
  • eBooks should be submitted in PDF format. 
  • EARLY BIRD SPECIALS! Entries received between September 15th and October 31st will receive a $30 discount. Entries received between November 1st and midnight January 15, will qualify for a $20 discount. 
  • The Florida Authors and Publishers Award represents examples of excellence in writing as well as publishing. Books with notable flaws in editing or are missing major elements of book design are not likely to receive an award.

JUDGING:

  • All entries in each category will be considered by three judges.
  • Librarians, book industry professionals, and educators from Florida and multiple other states will judge content, theme, layout, and cover design elements.

SUBMISSIONS:

  • Please prepare your manuscript and cover files before beginning the submission process as this can reduce submission errors considerably.
  • Books are submitted digitally. At the time of your entry, you will need a complete PDF file of your book’s manuscript to be uploaded including front pages ahead of Chapter 1 and any back-matter. Please select the appropriate page trim size (6x9, etc.) when you print to PDF.
  • Cover submissions should be made separately. We require a minimum 300dpi JPG or PDF digital image of your front cover consistent with the industry. For cover design entries, you will need to submit the full spread to include back cover, spine, and front cover.
  • Physical submissions of books will not be judged or returned.
Ends on $65.00 - 95.00
$65.00 - 95.00

GUIDELINES: 

Acceptable publishing dates for books submitted for the President’s Book Awards will be books with a copyright date from 2019 to 2021.  

  • Books/eBooks must have a valid ISBN and include the year published within the book. eBooks may have an ASIN in lieu of ISBN
  • FAPA membership is not required for entry, although FAPA members receive a $20 discount off the standard rate at the end of the Early Bird period.  Join FAPA at https://myfapa.org/join-fapa/ 
  • Previous award-winning titles of FAPA President’s Book Awards may not be re-entered
  • FAPA board members are able to enter books in the awards competition.
  • eBooks should be submitted in PDF format. 
  • EARLY BIRD SPECIALS! Entries received between September 15th and October 31st will receive a $30 discount. Entries received between November 1st and midnight January 15, will qualify for a $20 discount. 
  • The Florida Authors and Publishers Award represents examples of excellence in writing as well as publishing. Books with notable flaws in editing or are missing major elements of book design are not likely to receive an award.

JUDGING:

  • All entries in each category will be considered by three judges.
  • Librarians, book industry professionals, and educators from Florida and multiple other states will judge content, theme, layout, and cover design elements.

SUBMISSIONS:

  • Please prepare your manuscript and cover files before beginning the submission process as this can reduce submission errors considerably.
  • Books are submitted digitally. At the time of your entry, you will need a complete PDF file of your book’s manuscript to be uploaded including front pages ahead of Chapter 1 and any back-matter. Please select the appropriate page trim size (6x9, etc.) when you print to PDF.
  • Cover submissions should be made separately. We require a minimum 300dpi JPG or PDF digital image of your front cover consistent with the industry. For cover design entries, you will need to submit the full spread to include back cover, spine, and front cover.
  • Physical submissions of books will not be judged or returned.
Ends on $65.00 - 95.00
$65.00 - 95.00

 GUIDELINES: 

Acceptable publishing dates for books submitted for the President’s Book Awards will be books with a copyright date from 2019 to 2021.  

  • Books/eBooks must have a valid ISBN and include the year published within the book. eBooks may have an ASIN in lieu of ISBN
  • FAPA membership is not required for entry, although FAPA members receive a $20 discount off the standard rate at the end of the Early Bird period.  Join FAPA at https://myfapa.org/join-fapa/ 
  • Previous award-winning titles of FAPA President’s Book Awards may not be re-entered
  • FAPA board members are able to enter books in the awards competition.
  • eBooks should be submitted in PDF format. 
  • EARLY BIRD SPECIALS! Entries received between September 15th and October 31st will receive a $30 discount. Entries received between November 1st and midnight January 15, will qualify for a $20 discount. 
  • The Florida Authors and Publishers Award represents examples of excellence in writing as well as publishing. Books with notable flaws in editing or are missing major elements of book design are not likely to receive an award.

JUDGING:

  • All entries in each category will be considered by three judges.
  • Librarians, book industry professionals, and educators from Florida and multiple other states will judge content, theme, layout, and cover design elements.

SUBMISSIONS:

  • Please prepare your manuscript and cover files before beginning the submission process as this can reduce submission errors considerably.
  • Books are submitted digitally. At the time of your entry, you will need a complete PDF file of your book’s manuscript to be uploaded including front pages ahead of Chapter 1 and any back-matter. Please select the appropriate page trim size (6x9, etc.) when you print to PDF.
  • Cover submissions should be made separately. We require a minimum 300dpi JPG or PDF digital image of your front cover consistent with the industry. For cover design entries, you will need to submit the full spread to include back cover, spine, and front cover.
  • Physical submissions of books will not be judged or returned.
Ends on $65.00 - 95.00
$65.00 - 95.00

GUIDELINES: 

Acceptable publishing dates for books submitted for the President’s Book Awards will be books with a copyright date from 2019 to 2021.  

  • Books/eBooks must have a valid ISBN and include the year published within the book. eBooks may have an ASIN in lieu of ISBN
  • FAPA membership is not required for entry, although FAPA members receive a $20 discount off the standard rate at the end of the Early Bird period.  Join FAPA at https://myfapa.org/join-fapa/ 
  • Previous award-winning titles of FAPA President’s Book Awards may not be re-entered
  • FAPA board members are able to enter books in the awards competition.
  • eBooks should be submitted in PDF format. 
  • EARLY BIRD SPECIALS! Entries received between September 15th and October 31st will receive a $30 discount. Entries received between November 1st and midnight January 15, will qualify for a $20 discount. 
  • The Florida Authors and Publishers Award represents examples of excellence in writing as well as publishing. Books with notable flaws in editing or are missing major elements of book design are not likely to receive an award.

JUDGING:

  • All entries in each category will be considered by three judges.
  • Librarians, book industry professionals, and educators from Florida and multiple other states will judge content, theme, layout, and cover design elements.

SUBMISSIONS:

  • Please prepare your manuscript and cover files before beginning the submission process as this can reduce submission errors considerably.
  • Books are submitted digitally. At the time of your entry, you will need a complete PDF file of your book’s manuscript to be uploaded including front pages ahead of Chapter 1 and any back-matter. Please select the appropriate page trim size (6x9, etc.) when you print to PDF.
  • Cover submissions should be made separately. We require a minimum 300dpi JPG or PDF digital image of your front cover consistent with the industry. For cover design entries, you will need to submit the full spread to include back cover, spine, and front cover.
  • Physical submissions of books will not be judged or returned.



GUIDELINES: 

Acceptable publishing dates for books submitted for the President’s Book Awards will be books with a copyright date from 2019 to 2021.  

  • Books/eBooks must have a valid ISBN and include the year published within the book. eBooks may have an ASIN in lieu of ISBN
  • FAPA membership is not required for entry, although FAPA members receive a $20 discount off the standard rate at the end of the Early Bird period.  Join FAPA at https://myfapa.org/join-fapa/ 
  • Previous award-winning titles of FAPA President’s Book Awards may not be re-entered
  • FAPA board members are able to enter books in the awards competition.
  • eBooks should be submitted in PDF format. 
  • EARLY BIRD SPECIALS! Entries received between September 15th and October 31st will receive a $30 discount. Entries received between November 1st and midnight January 15, will qualify for a $20 discount. 
  • The Florida Authors and Publishers Award represents examples of excellence in writing as well as publishing. Books with notable flaws in editing or are missing major elements of book design are not likely to receive an award.

JUDGING:

  • All entries in each category will be considered by three judges.
  • Librarians, book industry professionals, and educators from Florida and multiple other states will judge content, theme, layout, and cover design elements.

SUBMISSIONS:

  • Please prepare your manuscript and cover files before beginning the submission process as this can reduce submission errors considerably.
  • Books are submitted digitally. At the time of your entry, you will need a complete PDF file of your book’s manuscript to be uploaded including front pages ahead of Chapter 1 and any back-matter. Please select the appropriate page trim size (6x9, etc.) when you print to PDF.
  • Cover submissions should be made separately. We require a minimum 300dpi JPG or PDF digital image of your front cover consistent with the industry. For cover design entries, you will need to submit the full spread to include back cover, spine, and front cover.
  • Physical submissions of books will not be judged or returned.
Ends on $65.00 - 95.00
$65.00 - 95.00

GUIDELINES: 

Acceptable publishing dates for books submitted for the President’s Book Awards will be books with a copyright date from 2019 to 2021.  

  • Books/eBooks must have a valid ISBN and include the year published within the book. eBooks may have an ASIN in lieu of ISBN
  • FAPA membership is not required for entry, although FAPA members receive a $20 discount off the standard rate at the end of the Early Bird period.  Join FAPA at https://myfapa.org/join-fapa/ 
  • Previous award-winning titles of FAPA President’s Book Awards may not be re-entered
  • FAPA board members are able to enter books in the awards competition.
  • eBooks should be submitted in PDF format. 
  • EARLY BIRD SPECIALS! Entries received between September 15th and October 31st will receive a $30 discount. Entries received between November 1st and midnight January 15, will qualify for a $20 discount. 
  • The Florida Authors and Publishers Award represents examples of excellence in writing as well as publishing. Books with notable flaws in editing or are missing major elements of book design are not likely to receive an award.

JUDGING:

  • All entries in each category will be considered by three judges.
  • Librarians, book industry professionals, and educators from Florida and multiple other states will judge content, theme, layout, and cover design elements.

SUBMISSIONS:

  • Please prepare your manuscript and cover files before beginning the submission process as this can reduce submission errors considerably.
  • Books are submitted digitally. At the time of your entry, you will need a complete PDF file of your book’s manuscript to be uploaded including front pages ahead of Chapter 1 and any back-matter. Please select the appropriate page trim size (6x9, etc.) when you print to PDF.
  • Cover submissions should be made separately. We require a minimum 300dpi JPG or PDF digital image of your front cover consistent with the industry. For cover design entries, you will need to submit the full spread to include back cover, spine, and front cover.
  • Physical submissions of books will not be judged or returned.
Ends on $65.00 - 95.00
$65.00 - 95.00

GUIDELINES: 

Acceptable publishing dates for books submitted for the President’s Book Awards will be books with a copyright date from 2019 to 2021.  

  • Books/eBooks must have a valid ISBN and include the year published within the book. eBooks may have an ASIN in lieu of ISBN
  • FAPA membership is not required for entry, although FAPA members receive a $20 discount off the standard rate at the end of the Early Bird period.  Join FAPA at https://myfapa.org/join-fapa/ 
  • Previous award-winning titles of FAPA President’s Book Awards may not be re-entered
  • FAPA board members are able to enter books in the awards competition.
  • eBooks should be submitted in PDF format. 
  • EARLY BIRD SPECIALS! Entries received between September 15th and October 31st will receive a $30 discount. Entries received between November 1st and midnight January 15, will qualify for a $20 discount. 
  • The Florida Authors and Publishers Award represents examples of excellence in writing as well as publishing. Books with notable flaws in editing or are missing major elements of book design are not likely to receive an award.

JUDGING:

  • All entries in each category will be considered by three judges.
  • Librarians, book industry professionals, and educators from Florida and multiple other states will judge content, theme, layout, and cover design elements.

SUBMISSIONS:

  • Please prepare your manuscript and cover files before beginning the submission process as this can reduce submission errors considerably.
  • Books are submitted digitally. At the time of your entry, you will need a complete PDF file of your book’s manuscript to be uploaded including front pages ahead of Chapter 1 and any back-matter. Please select the appropriate page trim size (6x9, etc.) when you print to PDF.
  • Cover submissions should be made separately. We require a minimum 300dpi JPG or PDF digital image of your front cover consistent with the industry. For cover design entries, you will need to submit the full spread to include back cover, spine, and front cover.
  • Physical submissions of books will not be judged or returned.
Ends on $65.00 - 95.00
$65.00 - 95.00

 GUIDELINES: 

Acceptable publishing dates for books submitted for the President’s Book Awards will be books with a copyright date from 2019 to 2021.  

  • Books/eBooks must have a valid ISBN and include the year published within the book. eBooks may have an ASIN in lieu of ISBN
  • FAPA membership is not required for entry, although FAPA members receive a $20 discount off the standard rate at the end of the Early Bird period.  Join FAPA at https://myfapa.org/join-fapa/ 
  • Previous award-winning titles of FAPA President’s Book Awards may not be re-entered
  • FAPA board members are able to enter books in the awards competition.
  • eBooks should be submitted in PDF format. 
  • EARLY BIRD SPECIALS! Entries received between September 15th and October 31st will receive a $30 discount. Entries received between November 1st and midnight January 15, will qualify for a $20 discount. 
  • The Florida Authors and Publishers Award represents examples of excellence in writing as well as publishing. Books with notable flaws in editing or are missing major elements of book design are not likely to receive an award.

JUDGING:

  • All entries in each category will be considered by three judges.
  • Librarians, book industry professionals, and educators from Florida and multiple other states will judge content, theme, layout, and cover design elements.

SUBMISSIONS:

  • Please prepare your manuscript and cover files before beginning the submission process as this can reduce submission errors considerably.
  • Books are submitted digitally. At the time of your entry, you will need a complete PDF file of your book’s manuscript to be uploaded including front pages ahead of Chapter 1 and any back-matter. Please select the appropriate page trim size (6x9, etc.) when you print to PDF.
  • Cover submissions should be made separately. We require a minimum 300dpi JPG or PDF digital image of your front cover consistent with the industry. For cover design entries, you will need to submit the full spread to include back cover, spine, and front cover.
  • Physical submissions of books will not be judged or returned.
Ends on $65.00 - 95.00
$65.00 - 95.00

GUIDELINES: 

Acceptable publishing dates for books submitted for the President’s Book Awards will be books with a copyright date from 2019 to 2021.  

  • Books/eBooks must have a valid ISBN and include the year published within the book. eBooks may have an ASIN in lieu of ISBN
  • FAPA membership is not required for entry, although FAPA members receive a $20 discount off the standard rate at the end of the Early Bird period.  Join FAPA at https://myfapa.org/join-fapa/ 
  • Previous award-winning titles of FAPA President’s Book Awards may not be re-entered
  • FAPA board members are able to enter books in the awards competition.
  • eBooks should be submitted in PDF format. 
  • EARLY BIRD SPECIALS! Entries received between September 15th and October 31st will receive a $30 discount. Entries received between November 1st and midnight January 15, will qualify for a $20 discount. 
  • The Florida Authors and Publishers Award represents examples of excellence in writing as well as publishing. Books with notable flaws in editing or are missing major elements of book design are not likely to receive an award.

JUDGING:

  • All entries in each category will be considered by three judges.
  • Librarians, book industry professionals, and educators from Florida and multiple other states will judge content, theme, layout, and cover design elements.

SUBMISSIONS:

  • Please prepare your manuscript and cover files before beginning the submission process as this can reduce submission errors considerably.
  • Books are submitted digitally. At the time of your entry, you will need a complete PDF file of your book’s manuscript to be uploaded including front pages ahead of Chapter 1 and any back-matter. Please select the appropriate page trim size (6x9, etc.) when you print to PDF.
  • Cover submissions should be made separately. We require a minimum 300dpi JPG or PDF digital image of your front cover consistent with the industry. For cover design entries, you will need to submit the full spread to include back cover, spine, and front cover.
  • Physical submissions of books will not be judged or returned.
Ends on $55.00 - 85.00
$55.00 - 85.00

They say you can't judge a book by its cover. That's just not realistic. People pick up, handle, turn over, and read the back cover material.  The cover is an integral part of the book's marketability and success. We, at least, will be judging your cover.  This is a separate category from the content entry that will be judging the book's literary aspects. You will need to make a separate entry here with more exacting criteria for the graphics submitted. Please read carefully below.

GUIDELINES: Acceptable publishing dates for books submitted for the President’s Book Awards will be books with a copyright date from 2019 to 2021.  

  • Books/eBooks must have a valid ISBN and include the year published within the book. eBooks may have an ASIN in lieu of ISBN
  • FAPA membership is not required for entry, although FAPA members receive a $20 discount off the standard rate at the end of the Early Bird period.  Join FAPA at https://myfapa.org/join-fapa/ 
  • Previous award-winning titles of FAPA President’s Book Awards may not be re-entered. Award-winning titles that did not compete in the cover category in previous years may enter the appropriate cover design category.
  • FAPA board members are able to enter books in the awards competition.

JUDGING:

  • All entries will be considered by three judges.
  • Graphic artists noted in the field and past award-winning designers will be judging the Book Cover Categories.

SUBMISSIONS:

  • Cover submissions will require a minimum 300dpi or higher JPG or PDF digital image of your front cover consistent with the industry. You will need to submit the full spread to include back cover, spine, and front cover.  Hardcovers should include jacket flap material. You may submit the final printer's proof if you do not have a separate trimmed file available.
  • Physical submissions of books will not be judged or returned.

They say you can't judge a book by its cover. That's just not realistic. People pick up, handle, turn over, and read the back cover material.  The cover is an integral part of the book's marketability and success. We, at least, will be judging your cover.  This is a separate category from the content entry that will be judging the book's literary aspects. You will need to make a separate entry here with more exacting criteria for the graphics submitted. Please read carefully below.

GUIDELINES: Acceptable publishing dates for books submitted for the President’s Book Awards will be books with a copyright date from 2019 to 2021.  

  • Books/eBooks must have a valid ISBN and include the year published within the book. eBooks may have an ASIN in lieu of ISBN
  • FAPA membership is not required for entry, although FAPA members receive a $20 discount off the standard rate at the end of the Early Bird period.  Join FAPA at https://myfapa.org/join-fapa/ 
  • Previous award-winning titles of FAPA President’s Book Awards may not be re-entered. Award-winning titles that did not compete in the cover category in previous years may enter the appropriate cover design category.
  • FAPA board members are able to enter books in the awards competition.

JUDGING:

  • All entries will be considered by three judges.
  • Graphic artists noted in the field and past award-winning designers will be judging the Book Cover Categories.

SUBMISSIONS:

  • Cover submissions will require a minimum 300dpi or higher JPG or PDF digital image of your front cover consistent with the industry. You will need to submit the full spread to include back cover, spine, and front cover.  Hardcovers should include jacket flap material. You may submit the final printer's proof if you do not have a separate trimmed file available.
  • Physical submissions of books will not be judged or returned.
Ends on $55.00 - 85.00
$55.00 - 85.00

They say you can't judge a book by its cover. That's just not realistic. People pick up, handle, turn over, and read the back cover material.  The cover is an integral part of the book's marketability and success. We, at least, will be judging your cover.  This is a separate category from the content entry that will be judging the book's literary aspects. You will need to make a separate entry here with more exacting criteria for the graphics submitted. Please read carefully below.


GUIDELINES: Acceptable publishing dates for books submitted for the President’s Book Awards will be books with a copyright date from 2019 to 2021.  

  • Books/eBooks must have a valid ISBN and include the year published within the book. eBooks may have an ASIN in lieu of ISBN
  • FAPA membership is not required for entry, although FAPA members receive a $20 discount off the standard rate at the end of the Early Bird period.  Join FAPA at https://myfapa.org/join-fapa/ 
  • Previous award-winning titles of FAPA President’s Book Awards may not be re-entered. Award-winning titles that did not compete in the cover category in previous years may enter the appropriate cover design category.
  • FAPA board members are able to enter books in the awards competition.

JUDGING:

  • All entries will be considered by three judges.
  • Graphic artists noted in the field and past award-winning designers will be judging the Book Cover Categories.

SUBMISSIONS:

  • Cover submissions will require a minimum 300dpi or higher JPG or PDF digital image of your front cover consistent with the industry. You will need to submit the full spread to include back cover, spine, and front cover.  Hardcovers should include jacket flap material. You may submit the final printer's proof if you do not have a separate trimmed file available.
  • Physical submissions of books will not be judged or returned.

Children's Book Illustration has been included to recognize the talents of the artists who bring children's books to life for pre-readers and early readers. There are famous examples of children's book authors who are also the artistic creators behind those pages. There are many more that rely on the special talents of an artist who bring the imagination of the author to the page in concrete, or whimsical, or often very real illustration. The category is open to books entered into the early reader categories.

GUIDELINES: Acceptable publishing dates for books submitted for the President’s Book Awards will be books with a copyright date from 2019 to 2021.  
 

  • Books/eBooks must have a valid ISBN and include the year published within the book. eBooks may have an ASIN in lieu of ISBN.
  • FAPA membership is not required for entry, although FAPA members receive a $20 discount off the standard rate at the end of the Early Bird period.  Join FAPA at https://myfapa.org/join-fapa/ 
  • Previous award-winning titles of FAPA President’s Book Awards may not be re-entered. Award-winning titles that did not compete in the cover category in previous years may enter the appropriate cover design category.
  • FAPA board members are able to enter books in the awards competition.

 JUDGING:
 

  • All entries will be considered by three judges.
  • Graphic artists noted in the field and past award-winning designers will be judging the Children's Book Illustration category.
     
  • Illustration is a separate judged category from the literary or cover design categories and must be submitted on the aspects of the illustration alone. Books may be submitted by the interior graphic artist, the author, or publisher of the book with or without the book to be submitted for its literary content.
  • Physical submissions of books will not be judged or returned.


FAPA (Florida Authors & Publishers Association)