2016 Nominations

Welcome to the 2016 eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBook Awards. Each year, we seek to recognize those authors who best exemplify the wonderful range of talent of the independent publishing community. To make it easier to navigate the list of nominees, we have broken the list into Format-Specific and Genre-Specific pages. Visit those pages to see the nominees in all of the categories.


In addition to those awards, we also are recognizing Author or the Year nominees and Small Press Publisher of the Year nominees. This year we gave those completing ballots the opportunity to also recognize those authors and publishers who have helped raise the bar in our industry and who have gone above-and-beyond the call of duty to help others. As with our other categories, please note that names are presented in the order they were validated.

Author of the Year

C. Gockel
Stant Litore
Rebecca Hamilton
Hugh Howey
Krista Ball
Phoenix Sullivan
David Gaughran

Small Press of the Year

Crimson Tree Publishing
Red Adept Publishing
Month9Books
Untreed Reads
World Weaver Press
Tyche Books


Join us in congratulating this year’s nominees. And remember, open voting will begin on July 1 when we announce the finalists!


All nominees are invited to use the 2016 Nominee seal on their own websites or in promotional materials for your nominated work. We provide the seal for free, and only ask that you link back to us where appropriate and not use the seal in a way that implies endorsement by Bards and Sages Publishing.
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