Book Society Awards 2023


Please join us! We look forward to your book submission today.

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Books are judged on presentation, editorial quality, and audience appeal. Submissions are welcome in over 100 categories: fiction and nonfiction, children to adult.

*Winners and Distinguished Favorites get National Media & Industry Exposure!*

As a Winner or Distinguished Favorite, we will promote your award on all your marketing materials. We provide an easy to download banner to promote your winner status.

In addition, you can purchase gold or silver foil embossed seals to put on each book you have already printed. Lastly, check out our Promotion page to help get additional exposure to key book buying audiences.

Books recognized as a Winner or Distinguished Favorite of the Book Society of Nigeria Book Award® is a celebrated honor given by industry experts, and you’ll want everyone to know!

Books Eligible
Any book submitted is subject to eligibility of the Book Society of Nigeria Book Award® selection committee.

All books must be in final published print form (sorry, currently no eBooks, galleys or advanced reading copies. Audiobooks are acceptable.).

Currently, there is no restriction on First Publication date for books submitted.

All titles must have an ISBN.
Please send one printed book PER category entered.

We reserve the right to move books into another category if it seems appropriate.

Book Society of Nigeria Book Award® is open to all English language books that are available for sale wherever good books are sold both online and in bookstores.

We accept audiobooks as well.
This award is for ALL books.
Book submissions must be received by the published deadline to be considered, and any book received after deadline will be automatically considered for the next year’s judging process.

Book submissions cannot be returned. Each entry must contain the official entry form, including your e-mail address and contact telephone number. All shipping and handling is on entrants.
All sales are final. There are no refunds. Only appropriate submissions will be eligible to enter the contest.

Book Society of Nigeria Book Award® therefore reserves the right to refuse any material for any reason.
Notifications and Deadlines of Winners and Distinguished Favorites.

Winners and Distinguished Favorites in each category will be notified by e-mail.

10,000 Naira per entry/per category.

All monies must be in Naira Please send one copy of the book per category entered.

You can put all the categories in which you submit on one Submission Form but be sure to copy the submission form and put it in each book you submit in each category.

All titles must have an ISBN and be published books available on
Submission Date : December 31, 2022.

Winners and Distinguished Favorites will be notified January 31st 2023
All submissions are final.
There are no refunds.

Please include proof of PayPal or check with your entry submission. Please make checks payable to: “Book Society of Nigeria Book Award” or Magnet Africa Limited Account Number: 4011410301 – Fidelity Bank

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This award is for independent authors. Our next rolling submission deadline is 31st December, 2021

Nigeria is synonymous with the global publishing industry; big book publishing houses have set the standard for decades.
​The publishing industry has become democratized and truly global. Now, everyone from big publishing houses to independent authors have the opportunity to create great books.

We want to help find the audiences these books were made for; and to celebrate the printed book in the country which makes authors superstars.


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