After the tragic death of the coordinator, Brian Sfinas,

the book approval organisation known as Awesome Indies closed  in February 2018.

Awesome Indies Book Awards

is a new organisation operated by a team of dedicated volunteers.

Welcome to Awesome Indies Book Awards.

An Awesome Indies Book Awards’ Badge of Approval signifies that a self-published or independently-published book has been crafted to the standards expected from major publishers.

The bronze or silver badge on the cover shows readers that they can trust that the book is a professional product worthy of their attention.

After receiving the Awesome Indies Book Awards’ Badge of Approval, books that we consider outstanding will be considered for the Awesome Indies Book Awards’ Seal of Excellence. 

Awesome Indies Book Awards does not charge a fee for an initial assessment, thus it follows that we do not pay our assessors.  However, after completion of the assessment, writers will be invited to make a voluntary contribution towards our costs.  It is #AIBA intention, although not yet implemented because of international legal issues, that at the end of each year, after deduction of admin expenses, any funds remaining from voluntary contributions will be distributed to assessors pro rata.

Awesome Indies Book Awards will continue to list and promote books verified as previously approved by Awesome Indies. Eventually, each book will have a dedicated page on this site.

Awesome Indies Book Awards is a voluntary organisation.


AWESOME INDIES BOOK AWARDS desperately needs more assessors. Please click here to read about joining our assessment team,

The email address is working, so if you notice any errors on this website, please contact admin@awesomeindies.net.

Alternative email awesomeindiesbookawards@gmail.com

If you promote your Awesome Indies Book Awards approved work on Twitter, please include the registered hashtag #AIBk