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Foreword’s IndieFab Awards

IndieFab Awards
$99 per entry

You have a great book, you're looking for some recognition, and you want a wider audience to fall in love with it. That's where Foreword's annual book awards program comes in. The IndieFab Awards recognize the best in indie book publishing, and has been doing so for fifteen years. Our prestigious awards honor great indie books with over 248 winners in 62 categories annually.

Along with cash prizes and super recognition from all aspects of the book industry, IndieFab Awards help connect your book to readers excited to discover what's new and fabulous. A panel of over 100 librarians and booksellers determine the winners of these prestigious awards.


Any independently published titles in any format—including eBooks—published in 2015. To be clear, independently published means all books except those from the behemoth corporate publishers, eg, Random House, Simon & Schuster, Harper Collins, et al. The independent community includes university presses, as well as large privately owned publishers, literary presses, self publishers, etc.

New editions of previously published books are eligible if a sizable percentage of the editorial content has been changed and they have new ISBNs. Reissued editions are not eligible. The same book may be entered in more than one category, with a separate entry form, and additional entry fee.

Books that are postmarked after the deadline will not be eligible. Late submissions will not be returned to sender, nor credited for the cost of entering.


Foreword's IndieFab Book of the Year Awards were established to bring increased attention of the literary achievements of independent publishers and their authors to Foreword's readership of librarians and booksellers. Our awards process is unique because we ask a jury of librarians and booksellers to judge the books and select winners in a category of their choice.

Their decisions take into consideration editorial excellence, professional production, originality of the narrative, author credentials relative to the book, and the value the title adds to its genre.


Entries must be postmarked no later than January 15, 2016, for 2015 titles. All books must be accompanied by an entry form and fee of $99 or an online order receipt. Two books for each entry are to be sent to:

Foreword Reviews / IndieFab Awards
425 Boardman Ave
Traverse City, MI 49684

Foreword reserves the right to withhold an award in any category should submissions not meet our criteria for editorial and/or production excellence. Foreword is not responsible for the loss, damage, or return of any books submitted to the competition.

For additional assistance, please contact us by phone at 231.933.3699 or by email at victoria@forewordreviews.com or jennifer@forewordreviews.com.

How to Enter

IndieFab Book of the Year Award entries can be purchased via the Register Books button on this page. Your receipt will contain details about how to get your book to us. If you have any questions, check our FAQ or call us at 231.933.3699.

IndieFab Book of the Year Award entries can also be ordered via the mail-in registration form.

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Order Foil Seals

Digital Imprint
1 $99
Free with 500+ foil seals.
Foil Seals
500+ $0.20
1,000+ $0.15
5,000+ $0.10
Shipping & Handling
500+ $7.50
5,000+ $6.00
International $20.00

We know, you’re fabulous, and you’re here to order a foil IndieFab Award seal for the front of your book. Do you know how much these seals give testimony to the book’s quality, visibility, and editorial excellence? Probably. Plus it looks so damn good!

We think you should get one because once you’re an IndieFab Award Winner, you’re always an IndieFab Award winner. So don’t overlook a great opportunity to buy seals for past award-winning titles too. Breathe new life into backlisted titles by strategically placing seals on your book cover. They’re a marketing-must for book signings and instant street cred.

How to Purchase

IndieFab Award Foil Seals can be purchased by clicking here or clicking the Order Seals button on this page. If you have any questions, check our FAQ or call us at 231.933.3699.

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