Book awards for the best indie published fiction, children’s book and General Non-Fiction

The Selfies Book Awards UK

The Selfies Book Awards were set up in 2018 by book trade journal BookBrunch to recognise and reward the fantastic work being done by the many highly professional self-published authors working in the UK today. Sponsored by IngramSpark, and supported by the London Book Fair and Nielsen Book, this initiative aims to discover new talent and reward the very best self-published titles each year.

The Selfies Book Awards are judged on the following criteria:


A fantastic story that entertains and delights the reader


A well produced book


An enticing cover and blurb that successfully addresses the target audience


An effective and creative marketing and publicity strategy that has the potential to achieve great sales

Latest news:

The 2024 Selfies Book Award winners were announced at the London Book Fair on Tuesday, 12th March. The adult fiction category was won by Julia Boggio for her romcom Shooters. In the children’s category, the winners were Jill Michelle Smith and Jennifer Watson for their book Extraordinary Extinct Prehistoric Minibeasts: A First Guide to Fossils. There were two runners up in the children’s category, Kirstie Watson for The Witch’s Cat and the Trouble with Tidying Up and Jemma Hatt for her middle grade Secrets at No. 6. In the general non-fiction list, the winner was J.F. Penn with her book Pilgrimage: Lessons Learned from Solo Walking Three Ancient Ways, while there was a special mention for The Book. The Ultimate Guide to Rebuilding a Civilisation by Vsevolod Batischev.

The 2025 awards, for books self-published in 2024, will open in October. 


The winners in each category receive a cash prize of £750, a profile in BookBrunch, a winners certificate,  and a specially tailored pr campaign provided by PR agency LitPR.  Shortlisted authors receive free entry to the London Book Fair, and the LBF Author HQ.  

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