32ND ANNUAL PROGRAM FEES

  • Current IBPA Members: $95 per title/per category (i.e., $95 for the initial entry; $95 for additional entries)
  • Non-Members of IBPA: $95 per title/per category, plus $130 to cover annual IBPA membership fee (i.e., $225 for the initial entry; $95 for additional entries)

Payable to IBPA by check or by VISA, MasterCard, AMEX

 

32ND ANNUAL JUDGING CRITERIA

Each entry is judged by three independent judges. Each judge has either a design focus or an editorial focus (for print books) or a performance or an editorial focus (for audiobooks). Most entries are assigned two editorial judges and one design or performance judge. Some print book entries, however, like those in the “Interior Design” category, are assigned only design judges and some print book entries, like those in the “Best New Voices” category, are assigned only editorial judges. Below you will find complete judging forms for all categories.

32ND ANNUAL SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS (What to send: Print Books)

Submit four (4) copies of each title for the initial category entered into print book categories. If you are entering the same title in multiple categories, you need to submit three (3) additional booksfor each additional category entered. Example: If you enter the same title in Categories 8 and 54, a total of seven (7) books should be sent with the entry.

Insert the entry label on page 4 of the 32nd annual call for entries inside the front cover of each print book. Double-check to be sure you have filled in the label completely and have entered the title in the most appropriate category. Children’s Picture Books are only eligible in the categories that have “Children’s” in the name.

If paying by credit card, please place your credit card details in an envelope on top of the entries. Do not include inside each book. Ship books and payment for entry fees in the same package via a shipping service, such as UPS or the USPS, to insure on-time delivery to the IBPA offices. DO NOT SEND FOURTH CLASS BOOK RATE. Place the payment for entry fees in an envelope on top of the entries in the package. Please do not include the payment in an envelope on the outside of the package.

Here is the shipping adddress:

IBPA BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AWARD PROGRAM
Independent Book Publishers Association
1020 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Suite 204
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Telephone: (310) 546-1818

Please note: Books entered into the program will not be returned to you.

 

32ND ANNUAL SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS (What to send: Audiobooks)

For audiobook categories, please send completed entry label on page 4 of the 32nd annual call for entries with the appropriate fees to the IBPA office. Then send three (3) Audible gift codes to Terry Nathan. If your audiobook is not available on Audible, please contact Terry Nathan for additional submission options before applying.