FAPA President's Book Awards For 2023

Recognizing book publishing excellence and creativity in design, content, and production.

The 2023 Book Awards Contest is now open!


Each year the Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA) sponsors the FAPA President’s Book Awards, which recognizes book publishing excellence and creativity in design, content, and production for authors and publishers. This year we have opened the competition from North America only to the English-speaking world. We hope to encourage entries from all who share our complex and wonderful language.

Finalists are chosen by publishing professionals and librarians from both within and outside of Florida and are announced at the President’s Book Awards Banquet the last weekend of July.

FAPA membership is not required for entry, although FAPA members receive discounts on submissions.  Not a member?   Join FAPA Here.


·        EARLIEST BIRD SPECIAL! Rates for entries received between October 1 and midnight November 30 are $65 for FAPA Members, and $75 for non-members.

·        EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Rates for entries received between December 1 and midnight January 15 are $70 for FAPA Members and $85 for non-members.

·        REGULAR REGISTRATION rates for entries received between January 16 and midnight April 30 are $75 for FAPA Members and $95 for non-members.

Submissions Deadline is April 30, 2023

Previous Award Medalists

Note: these books are now available in the  FAPA Store

“I’m so proud that A Beautiful Morning won a gold medal in the FAPA 2018 President’s Awards. This is my first book; for it to have been selected for such a prestigious honor is thrilling and a wonderful reward for all of my hard work.”


Ashley Ellington Brown

2018 Gold Medal for How-To/Self Help, A Beautiful Morning

“Entering the FAPA President’s Book Award was one of the best things I could have done for my book. I had no idea when I entered the contest, the honor that would come with winning. I even wore my medals home on the plane.”

Nancy Sprowell Geise

2016 Autobiography/Memoir and Biography Winner, Auschwitz #34207 - The Joe Rubinstein Story

“Since receiving a gold medal in the 2017 FAPA Awards for Fifo Musical Animals ABC, I have been approached by both an agent and a traditional publisher.”

Hayley Rose

2017 Gold Medalist, Fifo Musical Animals ABC

“… a juried book award lends a certain prestige and legitimacy to a title. Given a choice between a best-seller campaign and a book award, I’d choose the award any day!”

Tara Alemany

2015 How to / Self-Help Winner, The Plan that Launched a Thousand Books

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