The North American Book Awards accepts submissions for traditionally published, partner-published, and independently published books and ebooks.

Awards are based on Gold, Silver, and Bronze standards similar to the rating systems for the well recognized Nautilus and Nonfiction Book Awards.

Each Gold Medal, Silver Medal, and Bronze Medal finalist will receive a seal commemorating the Award. More than one Gold, Silver, or Bronze medal may be awarded in each genre. Awards are based on excellence in the work rather than competing against other books.

Books are eligible if they meet the following criteria:

  • Written in English.
  • Publication date between 2017 and 2022 (previous five years of the contest calendar year).
  • Published version is preferred; Advanced Reader Copies accepted if publication date is within 120 days.
  • High-quality writing and design.
  • Book message is appropriate to category selected.
  • The title has not won a previous North American Book Award in that specific category.

The entry fee per title for the first category is $125 and an additional $95 for additional categories. There is no limit to the number of categories you may enter.