FAPA President's Book Awards
Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA) is pleased to announce the guidelines for the 2015 FAPA President’s Book Awards, which recognize book publishing excellence and creativity in design, content and production for North American authors and publishers. The recipients of these awards will be chosen from entries submitted between October 15, 2014 to May 1, 2015.
Congratulations to the 2014 FAPA President's Book Awards Winners! Winners were announced Saturday evening, August 9th, 2014 in Pompano Beach, Florida.
"The FAPA book awards recognizes authors and publishers for creating nationally competitive books. Consumers rely upon professional reviews and awards to purchase a good book. Though I’ve never won FAPA gold, silver is a great honor knowing the competition is national!” —Mark Wayne Adams, FAPA Silver Medalist for Nicholas, That’s Ridiculous!, King for a Day, Jilli, That’s Silly!, Teddy Tales, Franny’s Rescue, and Polly and her Pigtails.
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"Yes, I do think the visibility helped sell more books to libraries and schools primarily, which they purchase from my publisher. Since I am not self-published or a publishing company, like you, it's a hard question to answer, since schools and libraries, and book stores where I sign, do the ordering. But I know from my royalty statements my books continue to do well." —Marianne Berkes, FAPA Gold Medalist for The Swamp Where Gator Hides
FAPA President's Book Awards winners receive:
Interested authors and publishers may submit one or more 2014 and 2015 English language titles (up until entry deadline) in as many of the following categories as desired:
3. Adult Fiction – General
4. Adult Fiction – Genre: Romance, Mystery/Suspense, Horror, Western, Sci-Fi
(Note: We separate submissions into specific categories as needed.)
5. Adult Nonfiction
6. Young Adult Fiction
7. Young Adult Nonfiction
8. Children’s Fiction
9. Children’s Nonfiction
10. Children’s Picture (Read to Me) Book
12. Poetry Book
13. Business Book
14. Florida Fiction Book for Adults
15. Florida Nonfiction Book for Adults
16. Florida YA books (both fiction and non-fiction)
17. Florida Young Children books (both fiction and non-‐fiction)
18. Florida Children Picture (Read to Me) Book
20. Coffee Table Book
23. Health & Fitness
24. Home & Garden
26. Political/Current Events
29. Sports & Recreation
30. Short Fiction – including short stories
31. Cover Design – small format – smaller than 6 x 9
32. Cover Design – larger format – larger than 6 x 9
Join FAPA Here and Renew FAPA Membership Here. If you aren’t sure whether or not your membership is current, email the VP of Member Services (firstname.lastname@example.org).
FAPA will award one Gold Medal and up to two Silver Medals in each category. Finalists will be announced by email and listed on the FAPA website the first week of July. All finalists will receive at least a silver medal.
At the FAPA President’s Book Awards Banquet medalists for each category will be honored. All category winners will receive a gold or silver medal and an awards certificate, along with 10 gold or silver “Winner” stickers.
New and previous award winners can order additional decals here. Each winner will receive an e-certificate following the awards banquet.
A FAPA-issued, award-announcement press release will be sent to the author or publisher for release to print and broadcast media and for use on the winner’s website and/or blog and social media.
1. Complete and return a separate FAPA President’s Book Awards Program entry form for each title you are entering. Register Online.
2. Send four copies of your book for each category entered (e.g. one book entered in three categories = 12 copies of the book).
3. Send four printed PDF copies of each e-book entered book. Additionally, if you have video/audio files embedded in your e-book, send along 4 discs or USB flash drives containing those files.
4. Include a check or money order (M.O.) for your entry(ies) to cover the appropriate fees as indicated below.
$75 (non-members) $65 (members)
$50 each additional category
$85 (non-members) $75 (members)
$50 each additional category
Example 1 - One book for three categories as early bird entry:
$75 (non-member) + $50 x 2 additional categories = $175.00
$65 (member) + $50 x 2 additional categories = $165.00
Example 2 - One book for three categories entered after March 1:
$85 (non-member) + $50 x 2 additional categories = $185.00
$75 (member) + $50 x 2 additional categories = $175.00
Please make your check or money order payable to FAPA or Florida Authors & Publishers Association, write Book Awards in the note section and attach it to your entry form. If you would like to pay using PayPal, you must complete the online entry form and choose the PayPal option. PayPal does allow for a credit card option.
4. Include a Disc or Flashdrive with a JPG image of your book(s) cover in high resolution (300dpi). You should put this in a padded envelope so it doesn’t get broken inside the box. We can accept either RGB or CMYK images in a JPG format. Please do not send in the native format or with drop shadows.
5. Send only materials indicated above. Marketing materials, newspaper articles, personal notes and other promotional items will be thrown away, so please do not include them.
6. Forward your entry(ies) with delivery confirmation requested if you want to know we received it by the cutoff date of Friday, May 1, 2015. Within Florida, Media Mail (U.S. Postal Service) packages will typically arrive in 1–3 days. Priority Mail (U.S. Postal Service) packages usually arrive in one day. Outside of Florida, Media Mail times vary up to a week, and Priority Mail can take three days or longer. It is unnecessary to go to the extra expense of sending via delivery service, such as UPS or FedEx, unless you are sending on a day that is very close to the deadline of May 1. Entries received after May 1 will not be accepted.
7. If you chose to send payment via check, the check should be mailed to:FAPA President’s Book AwardsVP FinancePO Box 915822Longwood, FL 32791
8. Send your books, entry form and cover image files to:
FAPA President’s Book Awards
Terri Gerrell, President Elect
4351 Natural Bridge Road
Tallahassee, FL 32305
E-mail questions to: email@example.com
NOTE: FAPA reserves the right to reassign entries to categories for which they are best suited, as necessary. Additionally, when a category receives fewer than three entries, the books will be reassigned to other categories or returned with payment to the entrant.
DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES
Deadline extended for receipt of entries. All entries submitted NO LATER THAN Friday, May 1, 2015. Books that do not arrive at the address indicated above after the deadline will not be considered and will be returned to sender.
Registration for the 2015 FAPA President's Book Awards Banquet Coming Soon.
View the previous years' winners below! Previous award winners can order additional decals here.
2009 Winners and Finalists
2008 Winners and Finalists
2007 Winners and Finalists
2006 Winners and Finalists
2005 Winners and Finalists