FAPA Book Award Submissions Open November 1!
Each year, the FAPA President’s Book Awards program recognizes book publishing excellence and creativity in design, content, and production for North American authors and publishers. Librarians, book industry professionals, and educators from Florida and other states will judge content, theme, layout, and cover design elements.
For the 2019 awards, submissions open on November 1, 2018. Submissions will close on April 1, 2019. This year FAPA will award gold, silver, and bronze medals in twenty-five categories. Books published between May 2018 and April 2019 that meet the 2019 Submissions Guidelines are eligible for a 2019 award. An eligible title may be submitted in multiple categories. The fee for each title/category submission is $95.00. Titles submitted before January 16,
Winners will be announced by email and listed on the FAPA website in May. All category winners receive their medal, a digital certificate, and 10 medal decals at the annual FAPA President’s Book Awards Banquet which will be held in Orlando on Saturday, August 3, 2019. FAPA also issues a press release announcing the winners that can be sent to the media and used on an author’s website, blog, and on social media.
The FAPA Gold Medal Award provided an instantaneous (and continuing) boost to my promotional efforts. When folks see that One Drop–A Slave! has garnered a national award, they know the book stands above countless others they encounter on the market. The medal draws attention to the physical book and to online advertising and serves as an “entrance key” into various events, book fairs, library and school presentations, historical societies and more.Eddie Price
Enter the 2019 FAPA President's Book Awards
This will take you to the 2019 FAPA Book Awards submissions site. You will have to create a separate account from your MyFAPA.org account there. If you submitted in prior years, you will already have an account.