Click on any book cover for a description of the book and a link to its Readers' Favorite review page, which features more information about the book and author as well as links to purchase the book. Manuscript entries will not have a review page because they are not currently available for sale. However, we update the manuscript listings when their book is published, so you may see very few manuscript entries as the year progresses.
We offer up to 5 award levels in each category: Gold, Silver, Bronze, Honorable Mention and Award Finalist. You will notice that not all levels are awarded in each category despite the record number of entries in this year's contest. That is because each book is given a score that corresponds to a particular award level. No attention is given to the number of entrants, only the quality of the book being judged. In some cases, the same award is given more than once in the same category, which is a result of more than one book receiving the same judging score.
All authors are automatically entered to win one of 21 prizes worth a combined total of $5,000 just by entering the Readers' Favorite International Book Award Contest. Prizes are donated by the good people who provide our Author Services as well as industry experts. View this year's lucky winners!