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 About the TopShelf Indie Book Cover (IBC) Awards

A monthly contest focused on singling out the best indie book covers in the marketplace. Each winner receives a prize package valued at over $2,000! Winners are announced by email, on our website, and via social media. Throughout the year, visitors to TopShelfMagazine.net and TopShelfIndie.com have the opportunity to vote for their favorite book covers. At the end of the year, the book cover with the highest rating and the highest number of votes will win a grand prize package valued at over $10,000, including a custom-designed full-page advertisement in the Holiday Issue of TopShelf Magazine, a custom-designed 1/6 page advertisement (including web & social media promotions) for the ENTIRE following year, PLUS $1,000 CASH!

 

Benefits of Entry

Every entry in the TopShelf Indie Book Cover Awards is displayed on the “In-the-Running” page at TopShelfIndie.com where visitors can rate each cover on a scale of 1-5. This gives these books incredible FREE exposure for the month they are in-the-running; but for the winners of each month's contest, this exposure continues all year, ultimately becoming the means by which we select the annual grand prize winner!

 

One Annual Grand Prize - Over $10,000 in Cash & Prizes!

Throughout the year, visitors to TopShelfMagazine.net will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite winning book covers. At the end of the year, the book cover with the highest rating and the number of votes will win a grand prize package valued at over $10,000, including a custom-designed full-page advertisement in the Holiday Issue of TopShelf Magazine, a Book Spotlight Print+ package within every issue of the following year, AND $1,000 CASH!

 

12 Monthly Winners - Over $2,000 in Prizes Each!

There are up to twelve winners selected each month from the following categories: Print Fiction, eBook Fiction, Self-Designed Fiction, Pro-Designed Fiction, Self-Published Fiction, Small Press Fiction, Print Non-Fiction, eBook Non-Fiction, Self-Designed Non-Fiction, Pro-Designed Non-Fiction, Self-Published Non-Fiction, and Small Press Non-Fiction. If there is no submission in a category, there will be no winner selected for that category. Entries do not carry over to the next month's contest. Each winner will receive a prize package valued at over $2,000, including a custom-designed 1/6 page advertisement, plus an Indie Discoveries Plus package, including web and limited social media promotions, for a FULL year!

 

TopShelf Award Badges & Contest Graphics

All Winners earn the right to display the TopShelf Indie Book Cover Award badge on their blog, book cover, website, marketing materials, etc. They can also incorporate it into their designs before printing. TopShelf reserves the right to disallow the use of TopShelf Award seals or graphics on any book other than the winning book, unless the winning book has been reprinted with a new cover or new materials that TopShelf finds inappropriate for their brand. TopShelf reserves the ULTIMATE right to deny the use of their brand, graphics, seals, and stickers for any use, on any book, in any case, forever.

      


Just $25 per book!

 
TopShelf reserves the right to update the terms of this or any TopShelf contest without notice.