The sixth annual Indie Author Project regional contests ran in 15 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces and received over 1200 submissions from indie authors of all types. In partnership with literary organizations and libraries across North America, these contests reflect an ongoing and expanding effort to encourage strong relationships between indie authors, public libraries, and readers. Out of all of the submissions, these winning titles reflect the best indie-published eBooks each region has to offer in adult and young adult fiction. These books— and many more top indie titles— are available with unlimited, multi-user access in the Indie Author Project Select collections on BiblioBoard Library, The Palace Project, OverDrive, cloudLibrary, Axis 360, and more.

Missed the live announcement of the winners during Indie Author Day? You can view the recording here.

From these regional winners, one overall Indie Author of the Year will be chosen by a panel of industry experts in 2024. Along with the prizes that come with their regional award, the Indie Author of the Year will also receive an additional $5,000, professional audiobook production, and a myriad of marketing and promotional opportunities. 

“Libraries were a godsend for me growing up. They offered me a window into a world that I could barely imagine…Over time, libraries became the place I took my children. They later became the place where I attended talks, readings, and book launches by other authors. They offered up the idea that this was possible for me too.”

Alice Bienia

Alice Bienia
2023 Alberta Author Project Winner