2014 eFestival of Words Nomination Period Now Open

The eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBook Awards is a peer-nominated program ran in conjunction with the annual eFestival of Words virtual book fair. It is designed to showcase the very best of the independent publishing community. Peer review is a cornerstone of the arts and a way for us all to work together towards the production of quality ebooks for the digital market.


Complete nomination guidelines and the full ballot can be found on the site.


The categories for 2014 are as follows:


Format-Specific Awards

Best Anthology
Best Audiobook
Best Digital Magazine, Journal, or eZine
Best Graphic Novel/Illustrated Novel
Best Novel
Best Novella
Best Short Story
Best Short Story Collection
Best Poetry Collection
Best Omnibus/Boxed Set (new for 2014)

Genre-Specific Awards

Best Non-Fiction (General)
Best Roleplaying Game (New for 2014)
Best DIY/Self Help
Best Educational (New for 2014)
Best Memoir/Biography (New for 2014)
Best Religion/Spirituality
Best General Fiction
Best Action/Adventure
Best Children’s Book
Best Chick Lit/Women’s Literature
Best Contemporary Fantasy/Urban Fantasy (New for 2014)
Best Erotica
Best High Fantasy/Sword and Sorcery (New for 2014)
Best Historical Fiction
Best Horror
Best New Adult (new for 2014)
Best Romance
Best Romance (Sweet Romance) (New for 2014)
Best Science Fiction
Best Thriller
Best Young Adult

Special Awards

Best Cover Art
Best Editing
Best Series
The “I’ve Been Shyamalaned” Award for Best Twist
The Harvey Award for the Book We Most Want to See Made into a Movie
Best Hero/Heroine
Best Villain