Sponsored by American Book Fest based in Los Angeles & Phoenix

The 5th Annual American Fiction Awards (AFA)are a new specialty book awards program focused on honoring excellence inFICTION.-----The publishing industry is rapidly evolving.

A printed book is no longer just a printed book.-----Fiction books have the potential to be turned into interactive e-books, television and movie programs, video games, graphic novels, web series, and so much more.-----A book award emblem on your book cover and marketing material can increase recognition, enhance your titles credibility, and garner more attention in the crowded book buying marketplace.

Youve put tremendous time and energy into your work. Make sure you give your book the best shot at success on all levels.

Open to all books with an ISBN and published in 2022 (galley copies welcome). 2020 and 2021 titles are also eligible.Check out the press release for the 2021 American Fiction Awards!

AFA was created by the same team that launched the Best Book Awards 19 years ago. Hundreds of titles have received national media coverage and increased sales as a direct result of placing in our existing book award programs (Best Book Awards & International Book Awards)! Many titles that have placed in our other award programs have gone on to place in other contests geared toward the independent press.

Social Media Exposure on our American Book Fest Facebook Page!

Our Facebook pages have over 133,000 book lovers!

Over the last 19 years, we have featured over twenty thousand books from mainstream, indie, and self-publishers. We will continue to promote books to the national and international book buying public!


Results Announced on American Book Fests Social Media Pages

Promote Your Title as an Award-Winning Book:

As a winner or finalist, you will have the right to highlight your award on your book cover, website, and marketing material. Award Stickers & Premium Certificates will be available for purchase for all winners & finalists in each category.

Unlike other award programs, our digital logos are free to use on your book cover, website, social media, and marketing material.

Marketing Tips & Ideas to Promote Your Award:

The announcement e-mail includes links and ideas for you to maximize the impact of your award. Its time to think outside the box and make your book relevant again!

We welcome your questions, comments, and ideas! Simplye-mail usfor an immediate response.

$89 $69per title/per category (Expires 06-30-2022)

(Example: One book in two categories equals $138.00)

Final Entry Deadline: July 15, 2022

Winners and Finalists will be announced nationally in late-August 2022.

Eligible titles must have a 2020-2022 publication date and ISBN number.

All entry fees must be paid in U.S. Dollars (USD must be pre-printed on all international checks or money orders)

All sales are final. All entry books will be donated or recycled after the competition.

(This list is on your entry form as well)

E-mail a copy of your filled out entry form as well as a PDF copy of your book.

Attach a past Press Release or Marketing Material for each title (if available)

Include your e-mail address that was used to process your entry fee payment online (bottom of page one of the entry form)

If your PDF is too large to send via e-mail, we recommend using (a free service)

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ONE copy of your book per category entered (Galley copies are welcome)

A completed Page One Entry Form for each title. (You keep Page Two for your records)

A past Press Release or Marketing Material for each title (if available)

A check or money order (payable in U.S. Dollars USD must be pre-printed on all international checks or money orders) for the entry fees, payable to ABF or American Book Fest

If paying online, include a copy of your payment confirmation e-mail or the e-mail address you used to place the order.

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Please fill out an entry form for each title entered, print out and include the completed form with your submission. Be sure to review the Submission Checklist on each entry form. (Please note: Word document could take up to a minute to download. Thank you!) Questions?E-mail Us

Please include a check or money order with your entry submission payable to ABF or American Book Fest. USD must be pre-printed on the check or money order.

You can also securely process your entry fee at the link below.

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