Indie Author Project Contests
Each Spring, we hold the Indie Author Project Contests in regions across North America. These contests seek to identify the best indie-published books in each participating region in both adult and young adult fiction. Along with cash prizes and promotional opportunities, if you’re chosen as a winner in your region, you also have the chance to be named the Indie Author of the Year and enjoy a wealth of PR and marketing benefits.
Since winning the 2019 Indie Author of the Year, Ran Walker has been featured in Library Journal and Publishers Weekly and was invited to be on the faculty of Writers Digest as well as the stage at Library Journal Day of Dialog in October 2019. The author of 17 books, Ran has used this award to elevate his writing career and has set up a run of library-based events including a sell-out book signing at the 2019 American Library Association Annual Conference. He was also a featured speaker at the Public Library Association Conference in Nashville in 2020.
Our contests give all authors the opportunity to be a part of the Indie Author Project community, but the real heroes of the program are the libraries that support their own local author communities and make programs (and eBooks) like these available year-round.
IAP Library Print Editions
What is Indie Author Project (IAP) Library Print Editions?
IAP Library Print Editions is a sales and marketing program built to partner with public libraries to discover and then sell the best indie-published books into library print collections. This program, in partnership with IngramSpark, is provided to those authors that have been selected by our curation partners and library editorial boards and will launch in early 2020.
Authors of selected books in each region can opt-in to create an IAP Library Print Editions version of their book for commercial distribution—a library-bound hardcover and shelf-ready paperback. These books will be included in, and actively promoted through, a multitude of Ingram Library programs designed to sell print books and other collection development services to public libraries. Similar to what one would expect of a traditional publisher, we also work to actively promote the IAP indie print book catalog directly to libraries. There is no cost to you and you will receive royalties through this program as well.
This program is open to any winners of contests through our network of Indie Author Project regional library partners and to other books that pass our curation and editorial process. You must be indie-published and have free and clear publishing rights to your book in order to participate in the program. Participation in the Indie Author Project Library Print Editions program does not preclude you from continuing to sell, publish, distribute, and promote other versions of your book within and outside of the library market.