TITLES ARE JUDGED FOR BOTH DESIGN AND EDITORIAL CONTENT.

Special Note: Children’s Picture Books are only eligible in categories that have “Children’s” in the name.
Children’s categories are 7, 8, 45, 48, 52, and 55.

BOOK AWARDS

1. Animal & Pet
2. Art & Photography
3. Autobiography & Memoir
4. Biography
5. Body, Mind & Spirit
6. Business & Career
7. Children’s Picture Book (0 – 3 years)
8. Children’s Picture Book (4 – 7 years)
9. Young Reader: Fiction (8 – 12 years)
10. Young Reader: Nonfiction (8 – 12 years)
11. Teen: Fiction (13 – 18 years)
12. Teen: Nonfiction (13 – 18 years)
13. Coffee Table Book
14. Cookbook
15. Craft & Hobby
16. Education
17. Gift Book (Small Format)
18. Popular Fiction
19. Fiction: Historical
20. Fiction: Mystery & Suspense
21. Fiction: Romance
22. Fiction: Science Fiction & Fantasy
23. Poetry
24. LGBT
25. Health & Fitness
26. History
27. Home & Garden
28. Humor
29. Inspirational
30. Multicultural
31. Nature & Environment
32. Parenting & Family
33. Political & Current Events
34. Professional & Technical
35. Psychology
36. Reference
37. Regional
38. Religion
39. Self-Help
40. Sports & Recreation
41. Travel

DESIGN AND OTHER AWARDS

42. Cover Design: Small Format: Fiction (6” x 9” or smaller)
43. Cover Design: Small Format: Nonfiction (6” x 9” or smaller)
44. Cover Design: Large Format (larger than 6” x 9”)
45. Cover Design: Children’s/Young Adult
46. Interior Design: 1–2 color
47. Interior Design: 3 or more color: Adult
48. Interior Design: 3 or more color: Children’s/Young Adult
49. Most Improved Redesign (send copies of before and after book)
50. Best New Voice: Fiction (first book by a new author)
51. Best New Voice: Nonfiction (first book by a new author)
52. Best New Voice: Children’s/Young Adult (first book by a new author)

FEATURED AWARDS

53. The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book: Fiction (initial title from a new publisher)
54. The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book: Nonfiction (initial title from a new publisher)
55. The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book: Children’s/Young Adult (initial title from a new publisher)