Somehow, it’s “Pinocchio’s Guide to the End of the World”!

“A rollicking, genre-blending read with crisp, engaging writing that showcased a real flair for making historical settings come alive.”

—Indie Author Project Regional Contest Judge

The sixth annual Indie Author Project regional contests ran in 15 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces and received over 1200 submissions from indie authors of all types. In partnership with literary organizations and libraries across North America, these contests reflect an ongoing and expanding effort to encourage strong relationships between indie authors, public libraries, and readers. Out of all of the submissions, these winning titles reflect the best indie-published eBooks each region has to offer in adult and young adult fiction.

From these regional winners, one overall Indie Author of the Year will be chosen by a panel of industry experts in 2024. Along with the prizes that come with their regional award, the Indie Author of the Year will also receive an additional $5,000, professional audiobook production, and a myriad of marketing and promotional opportunities. 

Color me chuffed!