Submissions are now closed and will
re-open on 1 July 2022


The Readers' Choice Book Awards was established in 2020 by three friends and self-published authors. Unable to find affordable book awards with real rewards, they set out to develop their own contest. 

As self-published authors and avid readers, they were keen to develop a contest that is affordable and accessible to self published authors, and chosen by the people that really matter - readers!

 The Readers' Choice Book Awards accepts submissions from any author, but submissions from self-published authors and small publishers are encouraged. There are four awards available across four categories and the winners are chosen by a public vote.


We launched four new book awards in 2020!

All entrants will receive a detailed and thorough review of their book.

All gold, silver and bronze winners will receive a digital certificate and digital certificate badge / sticker.

All finalists (with a five star review) will receive a digital certificate and digital badge / sticker.

A cash prize of $250 will be awarded to the gold winner.

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Silver medal.jpg


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Finalist digital badge / sticker

Finalist digital certificate

Book review

Website listing and promotion

Silver digital badge / sticker

Silver digital certificate

Book review

Website listing and promotion

$250 cash prize

Gold digital badge / sticker

Gold digital certificate

Book review

Website listing and promotion

Bronze digital badge / sticker

Bronze digital certificate

Book review

Website listing and promotion


Best Children's Book (3 to 7)

Best Children's Book (8 to 12)

Best Book for Teens

Best Book for Adults (fiction)

If you would like to enter a book in any of the following categories, please use the submission form or check out the FAQs for further information.


1/  Decide on the book category and use our online form to submit your book here.


2/  Pay the submission fee via Paypal and upload or email your book to us. You may enter more than one book, or for more than one category, but you must complete a separate form for each book and each category.

3/  Your book will be sent to one of our book clubs, school reading groups or nurseries (depending on the category), and will be given a review and a star rating (out of 5).

4/ ALL books receiving a 5 star rating will go through to our reader panel who will select the GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE winners.

5/  The GOLD award winner will receive a cash prize of  $250, and the SILVER and BRONZE winners will receive a SILVER AND BRONZE award.

6/ ALL books with a 5 star review will receive a FINALIST award. 

7/  ALL submissions will receive a thorough and detailed review, for authors to use on promotional materials, or to upload to Goodreads or Amazon.  

8/  ALL finalists and winners will be listed and promoted on our website and on social media.