2016 Summer Indie Book Awards
The cold of winter is setting in, at least for those of us in the northern Hemisphere of the
world. But we at Metamorph Publishing aren’t letting that get us down! We’re already looking
forward to a sizzling summer, and we’re here to announce our first annual Indie Book Awards!
You heard that right, a summer book awards! The event officially begins on January 1 st of each
year, and nominations will be accepted through midnight CST on August 31 st each year. Voting
will begin on September 1 st and end on September 10 th each year.
“What’s the big deal,” you ask? “There are all kinds of contests out there.” And you’re right,
there are hundreds, probably thousands of book awards. But many of them are only for
unpublished authors, or authors who only write in certain narrow genres, or for authors who have
never published before in a particular genre. Plus, there are plenty of them that charge an entry
fee, some of which are prohibitive to authors who publish independently, without the backing of
a large and powerful publishing house.
So, we’re hoping to do something different with the Summer Indie Book Awards! Entry is
free, and nominations will be accepted from any indie or small-press author, regardless of their
current published or non-published state, or what genre they write in. We are accepting donations of print or e-books, author swag or novelty items (bookmarks, pens, keychains, etc.), but donation is not required for nomination. We’re taking nominations from authors as well as from readers, and authors can nominate their own books; we only ask that authors who do so also nominate a fellow indie author. Nominations can be made using this form:
http://goo.gl/forms/T1L8sQJGVx, while donations can be made at:
Feel free to join up with the event on Facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1099924726693772, and like the official Facebook page of
the Summer Indie Book Awards at https://www.facebook.com/summerindiebookawards. You
can also sign up for the newsletter at: http://eepurl.com/bL43cf so you can stay up to date with
all the latest news! In the pinned post of the Facebook event, you’ll find these links, along with
links to a Google Drive folder where you can look and see who’s already been nominated! And
any author who is nominated will have access to an official contest nominee badge, that they can
use on their book covers or any promotional media, if they so desire.
Winners in each genre will receive a prize (hopefully we’ll get enough donations for this),
beginning with the 1 st place winners. If we get enough prizes donated, we’ll go next to 2 nd place winners, and then to 3 rd place. Regardless of the prizes, winners will get a high-quality winner badge, stating their place and the genre of the book. These will be of high enough resolution for authors to use on their print books, if they want to!
But it’s not only the winners that will benefit from the Summer Indie Book Awards! All
nominated authors will have the potential to reach hundreds, if not more, of new readers (readers
often have a preferred genre, and while they’re voting for their favorite author, will come across
others they may not have tried yet), and reach a huge new audience through the social media
forums! And best of all, it’s meant to have fun, to reach out and network with other authors,
potentially forming long-lasting relationships. And readers will benefit from having a wealth of
new books in front of them, as well as a vast amount of new stories to immerse themselves in.
Though we’re using Facebook and other social media as a platform to reach more authors
and readers, none of these social media outlets are affiliated with the awards. They are hosted
strictly by Metamorph Publishing.
For more information, please visit Metamorph Publishing at