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 About the TopShelf Indie Book Cover Awards

A monthly contest focused on singling out the best indie book covers in the marketplace. Each winner receives a prize package valued at $1,000! Winners are announced by email, on our website, and via social media.


Benefits of Entry

Every entry in the TopShelf Indie Book Cover Awards is displayed at where visitors can rate each cover. This gives these books incredible FREE exposure!


Monthly Prizes Valued at Over $1,000!

There are two winners selected each month, one fiction and one non-fiction. Each winner will receive a prize package valued at $1,000 USD, including a 1/6-page book promo to run in an upcoming issue of TopShelf Magazine, plus social media promotions to over 2,000,000 people for a full 30-days!


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.


This contest is currently closed for submissions.


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