FAPA President's Book Awards
Each year the Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA) sponsors the FAPA President’s Book Awards, which recognizes book publishing excellence and creativity in design, content, and production for North American authors and publishers. Submissions for the 2016 Book Awards have closed. Details for submitting to the 2017 President’s Book Awards will be announced soon.
Finalists for this year’s awards were chosen by publishing professionals and librarians from both within and outside of Florida, and were announced at the President’s Book Awards Banquet on August 6, 2016, in Orlando, Florida, at the FAPA annual conference at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Visit in the Walt Disney World® Resort.
Congratulations to the 2016 FAPA President's Book Awards Winners! Winners were announced Saturday evening, at the HILTON ORLANDO LAKE BUENA VISTA in the Walt Disney World® Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
"The FAPA award gives a work credibility. It is hard to understand a book from reading the back cover. Awards and reviews give a book a benchmark of excellence.” —James Hockenberry, FAPA 2015 Adult Fiction: Historical Winner for Over There
"... a juried book award lends a certain prestige and legitimacy to a title. Given a choice between a best-seller campaign and a book award, I'd choose the award any day!" —Tara Alemany, FAPA 2015 How to / Self-Help Winner for The Plan that Launched a Thousand Books
"Each and every award helps us to market our books. With this wonderful award, we gained exposure on the FAPA website, which will help to generate more sales." —Lee Ann Mancini, 2015 Children's Picture Book Winner for Fast Freddy
"Having 'Award Winning Author' after my name has helped with getting increased engagement in public speaking, and the public speaking in return helps me sell more books." —Jose Colon, 2015 Education Winner for Sometimes I Dream and The Magic Ice Cream Palace
FAPA President's Book Awards winners receive:
Interested authors and publishers may submit one or more 2015 and 2016 English language titles (up until entry deadline) in as many of the following categories as desired:
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FAPA will award one Gold Medal, up to two Silver Medals, and one Bronze Medal in each category. Medalists will be announced by email and listed on the FAPA website the first week of July. All medalists will receive at least a bronze 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 or bronze medal, and a digital certificate, along with 10 gold, silver, or bronze “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.
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