Pacific Book Awards

The 5th Annual International Pacific Book Awards are open for submission

We appreciate everyone who entered into the contest and
applaud all of you for your excellent work!

Here is the List for:  2017 Winners & Finalists

Here is the list for:  2016 Winners & Finalists

Here is the list for:  2015 Winners & Finalists

Here is the list for:  2014 Winners & Finalists

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Who Can Enter?

We accept manuscripts, published and unpublished books, ebooks and audio books.  No publication date requirement and no word count restriction. English language entries are accepted worldwide.




Jan SuraskyDear Nicole, Thank you for selecting my book as a winner in the 2014 Pacific Book Review Writer’s Awards. I am very honored to have been part of your selection process and to have been involved with a group of people who have contributed so much to the book industry. I would like to thank you, your staff, and reviewers for your encouragement and for setting such an inspirational example in your devotion to books.I would also like to thank you for your many past kindnesses despite what is obviously a very busy schedule. Thank you again for this honor. Sincerely, Jan Surasky
Jan Surasky, Author
VeronicaHello Nicole, I just wanted to thank you and Pacific Book Review for the honorable award. I have been proud to place it on media-related materials and I have already participated in events in which mentioning the award has been a wonderful bonus to my presentation. I have nothing but great things to say. This award has been a huge boost in my confidence as a writer. Thank you to everyone at Pacific Book Review for your professionalism and and great customer service.  I will definitely be using your services in the future. Veronica Stich (Ronnie Stich)
Veronica Stich, Author
Carroll BlairDear Ms. Sorkin, Thank you very much for the awards that were given to the titles Human Natures, of Animal and Spiritual (Philosophy), and Reel to Real (Poetry). I am grateful to all who were involved in the process of choosing my books to be among this year’s Pacific Book Review Writer’s Awards Winners and Finalists. This awards program and other possibilities that you and your company have created to provide greater opportunity for independent authors and publishers to promote their work are well appreciated. Best regards, Carroll Blair
Carroll Blair , Author



$75.00 per entry/per category –

  • Open for submissions starting May 29, 2017

$75 Entry Fee

Please Note:   Immediately after payment completion you will be rerouted to our Book Questionnaire form. Please make sure to fill out the form and click the submit button at the bottom.  Make sure to specify that you’re entering your book in the Pacific Book Awards Contest. The Pacific Book Awards selection committee reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any book.

Benefits of Winning the Pacific Book Award:

Being a winner in a prestigious book awards contest gives your book a Seal of Excellence unequaled by other forms of media exposure.

Winners and Finalists will receive National Media & Industry Exposure!

Each winner will receive a Roll of high quality, book award stickers.

Prominent display on Pacific Book Review.

Special Illustration Award competition.

Personalized award certificate.

An image of the custom Pacific Book Award winner seals to use on website/marketing materials/reprints of books.

Announcements and online listings of winning titles.

Lifetime full-featured listing on Pacific Book Review, an exclusive website dedicated to getting your award-winning book noticed by readers, agents, publishers and journalists.

Results tweeted & re-tweeted and psoted on all our social media sites.

If your book has been reviewed by Pacific Book Review, we will add our award logo to your review page and or author spotlight page.

Results emailed to our database of authors, agents and publishers. Results announced through a high distribution press release. Enhanced prospects for sales.

Results announced to 100,000 booksellers, publishers, public and acedemic librarians, wholesalers, distributors, agents through Publishers Weekly.


Why Are Book Awards So Important?

Book awards increase books sales. If you want to sell more books, having an award seal on the front cover gives a book instant credibility and an advantage over other books in the same genre.



As a winner or finalist you can highlight your award on your marketing materials. You can also both download the seal to print on your book and order stickers to put on each book you have already printed. Award stickers will be available for purchase.

The Pacific Book Award judges recognize winning books that demonstrate a wide scope of criteria that makes for an excellent overall presentation.

Whether you are entering a print book or an e-book (electronic book) category, we recommend that you complete the preliminary entry online to save you time and to ease the entry process. You can submit an online entry by following the guidelines below.


What steps are required to submit an online entry?

There are three simple steps to complete your online entry:

1. Pay the entry fee(s) at the bottom of this page – all major credit cards accepted including checks. Please note that if you pay by credit card the charge on your credit card statement will show up as Pacific Communication Group. You can also mail as a check at: Pacific Book Awards, Attn: Nicole Sorkin, 2363 Dondero Court, Sparks, NV 89434

2. Fill out and the Entry Form

3. Mail a copy of your book or books to: Pacific Book Awards, Attn: Nicole Sorkin, 2363 Dondero Court, Sparks, NV 89434

Note: Shortly after you submit your online entry for the Pacific Book Awards, we will send you a confirmation email. To ensure that you receive the email.

Click here to read the entry guidelines          Click here to see categories

Judging Process

Judging will be based on content, originality and overall readability, with emphasis on innovation and creativity. Our judging panel includes experts from the fields of editing, reviewing, bookselling and publishing, as well as industry experts in specific fields. Every entry will be read by the judges, whose decisions are final. Top award winners will be notified on May 20, 2016.

Important Dates:

Open for submissions starting May 29, 2017.

Deadline:  April 22, 2018

Winners and Finalists announced on May 20, 2018.

Winners in each category will be notified by e-mail and on our website.

Please send one copy of the book per category entered. You will need to fill out the submission form per book title.
Published books from anywhere in the world are eligible as long as they are in English and able to be purchased in the United States.

Pacific Book Review is the recipient of the “Honoring Excellence” and “Best Websites for Authors” awards by the Association of Independent Authors, and are members of the National Book Critics Circle and the National Education Association.