You've done the work, now it's time to get the reward. Authors of all kinds—indie (self-published), traditional, or collaborative published—may be considered for this prestigious award. The top ten finalists in each category are invited to present their book synopsis at the Author Academy Awards Red Carpet Sessions.

Our current award categories include: 

• General Non-Fiction • Advice • Self-Help • Business and Investing • Health • Romance • Fantasy • Mystery • Thriller • Science Fiction • YA and Middle Grade • Children’s Book • Historical Fiction • General Fiction • Memoir • Religion


The Author Academy Awards is an award bestowed for literary merit and publishing excellence in the writing and publishing industry. It's given annually by Author Academy Elite (AAE) and presented at the Author Academy Awards Ceremony. The various category winners are bestowed a special award, officially called the "Academy Boon of Merit."

The winner in each category gives an acceptance speech at the Award Ceremony. The winner in each category will also be invited to present their book synopsis at the Igniting Souls Conference main stage on the days immediately following Author Academy Awards in front of a global audience.

Author Academy Award First Prize Winners receive:

  • The Academy Boon of Merit Award
  • Press release and media story presented to their hometown press by a professional PR firm.
  • A Private Training for all First Prize Winners with YouTube© Consultant Brad Burke on how to leverage your book with video.
  • Traditional Media and Social Media press including features on select podcasts, shows, vlogs, blogs, and articles.
  • Lifetime access to ©30 Days to a Bigger Stage Experience, an online program helping authors get publicity for their book.
  • The opportunity of presenting their book synopsis on the Igniting Souls Conference Main Stage in front of a global audience for those finalists registered as conference attendees.
  • And more.


The Author Academy Awards takes place in October 2020.

  • Red Carpet Sessions
  • Red Carpet Meet & Greet
  • Author Academy Awards Ceremony



The Author Academy Awards is an unforgettable experience at a premium location.

Prepare yourself for the Hilton Polaris Hotel and Conference Center. Winner of the prestigious 4 Diamond award from AAA, the Hilton Polaris provides attendees a premiere experience along with high level comfort and pampering.


This award recognizes excellence in literary achievements in several categories and genres as assessed by the Academy's voting membership. These categories include popular vote, social contribution, and overall presentation (cover, content, flow, and originality).


Submissions for the 2020 Author Academy Awards will open in January 2020.