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IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award


  [Independent Book Publishers Association]

1020 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Suite 204

Manhattan Beach CA 90266
Phone: (310) 546-1818




The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award for excellence in book publishing is regarded as one of the highest national honors for small and independent publishers.

The awards are administered by the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), with help from over 150 book publishing professionals including librarians, bookstore owners, reviewers, designers, publicity managers, and editors. They are unique in that the entrants receive direct feedback on their titles. The actual judging forms are returned to all participating publishers.


  • Submission Instructions/Form

  • View Past Winners

  • Cost to Enter: $95 Members / $225 Non-Members

  • Submission Deadline: Dec 15, 2017

  • First Prize: One winner in each category receives gold seals for their books and marketing materials.

  • Second Prize: Two winners in each category receive silver seals for their books and marketing materials.

IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award is listed in the following categories:

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