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Eric Hoffer Book Award
As the platform for and the champion of the independent voice, the Eric Hoffer Book Award, simply the “Hoffer”, aims to honor freethinking writers and authors who refuse to conform to the corporate and sociopolitical mold. The Hoffer is dedicated to independent books of exceptional merit and titles from small, academic, and micro presses, including self-publishing firms. The winners are given prizes, honors, and worldwide media exposure, as well as being covered in the US Review of Books. A grand prize of $2500 is awarded annually. In addition, winners include various prizes within eighteen all-inclusive categories and separate distinctions for presses. Further honors are given for the Montaigne Medal, the da Vinci Eye, and the First Horizon Award.
Independent Publisher Book Awards (“IPPY”)
Being the largest book awards competition, the “IPPY” Awards aim to bring increased recognition to the thousands of exemplary independent, university, and self-published titles published each year. The Awards reward those who exhibit the courage, innovation, and creativity to bring about change in the world of publishing. The “IPPY” Awards receive applications in over 80 categories, and prizes include gold, silver, and bronze medals. The winners are celebrated at a ceremony on the eve of BookExpo, the largest book trade fair in the U.S.
Foreword INDIES Book Awards
The Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards seeks to highlight established university, independent press, and self-published titles to librarians, booksellers, industry professionals, and book lovers that read Foreword Reviews in print and their weekly e-mail, Foreword This Week. The Foreword INDIES accepts books that do not only meet their editorial standards but also blow their minds. Two $1,500 cash prizes are awarded, one for fiction and the other for nonfiction. Winners, as well as finalists, will be featured on Foreword Reviews and Foreword This Week. The winners will also be promoted on Foreward social media channels and have the chance to be placed on the award winners shelve on their international events.