Peter Bowerman gives the following list of awards and contests for self-publishing in his book The Well-fed Self Publisher which I have reviewed at my book review blog. I can't vouch for the integrity or worth of any of them personally, but I intend to enter my novel Arise Beloved if it meets the entry criteria. Does anyone have any information on any of the others?

Bejamin Franklin Awards
Sponsor: PMA,the Independent Book Publishers Association
Web site:

The IPPY Awards
Sponsor: Independent Publisher
Web site:
Aydy Press the publisher of my first novel A Perfect Peace was a finalist in the IPPY competition last year for Brian S. Matthews's sci-fi novel New Wilderness.

ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Awards
Sponsor: ForeWord magazine
Web site:

Writer's Digest International Self-Published Book Awards
Sponsor: Writer's Digest magazine
Web site:

And, for a larger list of competitions (including ones for conventionally published books)

I also received the following email inviting me to enter the Nautilus Books Awards 2007. This is a new one for me, so I am including the entire text of the email. Note that the Nautilus Awards are associted with Jenkins Group Inc. which has been mentioned before in this forum.

The Nautilus Book Awards 2007 – Call for Entries "Recognizing Books
> that Promote Spiritual Growth, Conscious Living, and Positive Social
> Change" Orcas Island, WA -- The sixth annual Nautilus Book Awards are
> now accepting entries in 20 subject categories, honoring books that
> contribute to our society’s awareness and well-being, and that embrace
> spiritual and ecological values such as compassion, sustainability,
> simplicity, and global peace. Any book copyrighted or released in 2005 or
> 2006, in English, is eligible. Final deadline for entering is January 15,
> 2007. A downloadable, four-page PDF with complete guidelines and entry form, and online, secure entry are both available at
> Why Nautilus? Since ancient
> times, storytellers and scribes worldwide have gathered and shared the
> culture’s words and ideas in ways that encourage its people to think,
> feel, and improve the lives of upcoming generations. For centuries, the
> world’s great philosophers and leaders have used books to inspire the
> masses and affect their attitudes and emotions – not always for the
> better. Today, with mass global communication, political unrest, and
> religious and secular fanaticism all growing at an alarming rate, the
> need for books that promote “green living” and positive social change is
> great, and the phrase, “Changing the World One Book at a Time” is more
> meaningful than ever before. Authors and publishers and their books CAN
> and ARE making a difference. The Nautilus Book Awards were conceived
> to recognize and reward these world-changing books, and celebrate how
> they contribute to positive social change, spiritual growth, high-level
> wellness, and responsible leadership. 20 categories in all, including
> three children’s book categories and both adult and juvenile Visionary
> Fiction, will showcase the most creative, inspirational, and
> life-changing books available today. Award winners will be announced
> during a Nautilus Book Awards presentation at BookExpo America on
> Saturday, June 2, 2007, at the Jacob Javits Center in New York. A winner, runner-up, and 3-4 finalists will be named for each category, a special award will be given to the top small press or self-published title, and
> two overall Grand Prize winners (one adult and one children’s) will be
> presented with the Nautilus Book of the Year Awards. Winning titles will
> be featured in a Nautilus Book Awards exhibit booth at BookExpo America,
> and will be promoted on the Nautilus website for one year. Visit the
> Nautilus Book Awards website at for background information, or contact Awards Producer Marilyn McGuire at
> with any questions. A downloadable,
> four-page PDF with complete guidelines and entry form, and online, secure entry are both available at The Nautilus Book Awards 2007 are presented by Marilyn McGuire & Associates, Inc. of Eastsound, WA and co-sponsored and administered by Independent Publisher Online of Traverse City, MI.
> Marilyn McGuire & Associates, Inc. have assisted and supported the
> creation, publication, marketing and sales of books, music and other
> products that make a distinguished contribution to the world in the areas
> of holistic health, self-help & psychology, responsible leadership,
> spiritual growth, positive social change, and the principle of
> sustainability in all human enterprise for twenty years.
> Independent Publisher Online is an electronic
> magazine containing news and features about the world of independent
> publishing. It is owned and operated by Jenkins Group Inc., a provider of
> marketing and custom book publishing services for independent publishers.