Self-published/indie authors get a lot of discrimination, often justly so. One of the areas they are often shut out of is the ability to win any publishing awards of any significance. On the one hand, it might not be that big of a deal. On the other hand, studies show that “Award Winning” books sell about 7% more units than their peers, probably because of the perception of added value.
Anyhow, I wanted to share a list of Fifty Book Awards open to self-published authors: