We are extremely proud to be celebrating our 18th Anniversary in the publishing industry. Thank you to the tens-of-thousands of authors, publishers and other publishing professionals that have made The Best Book Awards a runaway success.
We cover books from all sections of the publishing industry—mainstream, independent, & self-published.
About American Book Fest President & CEO, Jeffrey Keen
Located in Los Angeles and Phoenix, American Book Fest is involved in numerous aspects of the publishing and entertainment industries.
Jeffrey Keen is the President and CEO of American Book Fest. Jeffrey has worked in the publishing industry in an executive capacity for over twenty years and has helped hundreds of authors, publishers and public speakers garner media coverage and strategic partnerships that boost both sales and the reputation of represented clients. From working with mega-million best-selling authors to first time authors self-publishing their work, Jeff has brought insight, expertise and creativity to all of his projects.
AmericanBookFest.com was launched in 2014 with the intention of becoming not only an online presence but eventually offering workshops and live events throughout the United States. American Book Fest is now the main sponsor of our family of book award contests and publishing related websites. And, as the name implies, we celebrate the written word in all genres, fiction and non-fiction.
Companies grow, evolve and transform over time. For our first decade, we were known as USA Book News. In 2014, we were able to acquire the American Book Fest name. Today, our American Book Fest brand better encapsulates what we do…celebrate the written word, rather than simply reporting on book releases. This move has broadened our media reach, increased concentrated traffic to our award results and continues to allow us to highlight the thousands of titles listed on AmericanBookFest.com!
American Book Fest is here to stay for decades to come. Join us as we continue to honor, promote and feature self-published, independent, and mainstream titles!
"Over the last decade, having a 1-800 number and a full-time employee to staff the phone was an expense I decided to cut. Also, it was easier to receive e-mails from international authors and publishers rather than figuring out international time zones to call them back (12 midnight in Los Angeles is 8am in London, etc.) Any author or publisher that wishes to talk via phone is more than welcome to make an appointment with us via e-mail.” —Jeffrey Keen, American Book Fest, President & CEO
18th Annual "Best Book" Awards Sponsored by American Book Fest
Welcome to the 2021 "Best Book" Awards, sponsored by American Book Fest!
"Book awards do count in marketing and in positioning as a recognized 'go-to' expert. The Best Book Awards are always on my recommended list for authors who create quality books to enter. I’ve found that the support from the Best Book Awards for winners, both on its websites and with press releases, is exceptional and far beyond what most other awards do." —Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd, CEO of AuthorU.org
Final Extended Deadline: Saturday, October 9, 2021
$79 per title/per category
NEW! E-mail Submission Now Available!
Open to all 2019-2021 Published Books with an ISBN.