IABX is excited to honor all the authors who put their heart and soul into writing. We want to say thank you for choosing the Independent Authors Book Expo and continuing to make this event one of the premier events in New Jersey. 

IABX Author Awards
IABX authors who are registered to exhibit are automatically considered for the awards. Other authors do not need to apply. Winners receive a trophy, and special recognition at the Book Expo. The awardees will be selected by the IABX organizers as well as a committee of  literary professionals.

IABX Award Categories

Best Children's Book
Best Poetry Book
Best Non Fiction Book
Best Fiction


Books that are published with a 2016 or 2017 copyright or that were release since October 2015 are eligible. ALL BOOKS NEED TO BE SUBMITTED BY AUGUST 15, 2017 TO BE CONSIDERED.We will confirm once your book has arrived.

What to Send

Submit a copy of the book to be entered in the appropriate category. All books submitted become the physical property of IABX and will eventually be donated to local libraries or charities.

Mail Books to:-


P.O. Box 7062

​Roselle, NJ 07203

Judging Process

​Judging will be based on content, originality and design. 

Awards and Recognition 

​Winners will be announced at the Independent Authors Book Expo. Each winner will win an award along with a certificate.