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 and edited 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 receive the Awesome Indies Book Awards’ Seal of Excellence. 

Awesome Indies Book Awards does not charge a fee for an initial assessment, and we do not pay our assessors. 

In accordance with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Amazon.com regulations, please be advised that as an Amazon Associate, the Awesome Indies Book Awards coordinator receives a small commission from qualifying purchases.
This does not affect the price you pay to Amazon.


Although Awesome Indies Book Awards does not charge a submission fee or pay for assessments,  assessors may contact the writer directly to negotiate a professional fee for correcting errors.  The arrangement will be independent of Awesome Indies Book Awards and does not guarantee approval as the book will need to be resubmitted for assessment.

Awesome Indies Book Awards will continue to list and promote books verified as previously approved by Awesome Indies. Every book approved by Awesome Indies or Awesome Indies Book Awards has a dedicated page on this site.

 Important Notice: http://awesomeindies.net is the only website used by Awesome Indies Book Awards.

Other sites with similar names have no connection with Awesome Indies Book Awards.

Awesome Indies Book Awards is a voluntary organization.


Due to a shortage of assessors and a backlog of submissions, Awesome Indies Book Awards is now closed for new submissions.

If you wish to submit a book, please ensure you have joined the mailing list https://awesomeindies.net/mailing-list/

Please consider becoming an assessor at https://awesomeindies.net/assessors-needed.

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


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