The 2023 President's Book Award Contest is now closed. Consider entering in 2024.
Recognizing book publishing excellence and creativity in design, content, and production.
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 contest isn't limited to Florida, it is open to anyone throughout the world, as long as the book is written in English. We hope to encourage entries from all who share our complex and wonderful language.
Finalists are chosen by publishing professionals, librarians, and educators from within and outside of Florida and are announced at the President’s Book Awards Ceremony held in conjunction with FAPA's annual conference on August 4-5, 2023.
FAPA membership is not required for entry, although FAPA members receive discounts on submissions. Not a member? Join FAPA Here.
· EARLIEST BIRD SPECIAL! Rates for entries received between October 1 and
midnight November 30 are $65 for FAPA Members and $75 for non-members.
· EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Rates for entries received between December 1 and
midnight January 15 are $70 for FAPA Members and $85 for non-members.
· REGULAR REGISTRATION rates for entries received between January 16 and
midnight April 30 are $75 for FAPA Members and $95 for non-members.
Contest closed at Midnight EST on April 30, 2023 and will open for new entries on October 1, 2023.
Award Winners Receive
Gold, Silver, or Bronze medal
Ten free award seal stickers
Digital download of the FAPA President’s Book Awards medallion with permission to use on eBooks
Certificate of Achievement
Recognition at the FAPA President’s Book Awards ceremony on August 5, 2023 in Orlando
Winning books added to the FAPA Bookstore online
Press release template to use for personal promotional efforts
Acceptable publishing dates for books submitted for the 2023 President’s Book Awards will be books with a copyright date from 2021 to 2023. Books/eBooks must have a valid ISBN and include the year published within the book. eBooks may have an ASIN in lieu of ISBN.
Previous titles entered in FAPA President’s Book Awards may not be re-entered.
FAPA board members are permitted to enter books in the awards competition.
eBooks must be submitted in PDF format. ePub, Mobi, html, or other ebook file formats will not be assigned to judges or reviewed.
Cover submissions should be made separately. We require a minimum 300dpi JPG or PDF digital image of your cover consistent with the industry. You will need to submit the full spread to include the back cover, spine, and front cover.
There are 37 categories in which you may enter. The same book may be entered in multiple categories.