In order to recognise one of the fastest-growing parts of the book market, BookBrunch, the daily online news service for the book industry, together with the London Book Fair, has launched a new awards scheme for self-published authors, The Selfies, sponsored by IngramSpark. This exciting initiative aims to discover new talent and reward the very best self-published titles each year.

Submissions opened on Wednesday, 5th December for the very first Selfies Award, and closed on Thursday, 3rd January 2019. In this inaugural year, the Awards is for adult fiction titles only, but in future years it will cover other categories too. All titles had to be published in English since December 2017, and were from authors based in the UK who are predominantly or only self-published, ie where the author themselves acted as the publisher/creative director.  The Awards do not cover short stories or unfinished works.

What the judges will be looking for:

  • A fantastic story that entertains and delights the reader
  • A well produced ebook or print book
  • An enticing cover and blurb that successfully addresses the target audience
  • An effective and creative marketing and publicity strategy
  • Great sales potential

The winner will be announced on Tuesday, 12th March 2019 at the London Book Fair Author HQ.  The winner will receive a cheque for £1,500 and a profile in BookBrunch, and shortlisted authors will receive free entry to the London Book Fair’s Author HQ.

Next Steps…

To keep updated with news about The Selfies 2019, and to go on a mailing list for news of the 2020 Selfies Award, please email