Congratulations 2019 Winners!


Category 1: All Fiction Under 45,000 words

"Love’s Dawn” by Andrew Chiniche. 2018

Mortal Seasons Prose and Poetry” by Joel leRoy Hunt. 2019

Blu Diamonds” by Kevin Hollingsworth. 2019.


“Born This Way”  by Tammy Ferebee. 2018

“The Girls Who Saved Christmas”  by Dana Martin. 2019

Grand Prize Winner: 

Kindred Spirits” by Kevin Christopher Brown

Category 2: Middle Grade, Young Adult, New Adult


Mr. Moonbeam and the Halloween Crystal” by Ryan Cowan

Led Astray: A Crime Thriller” by  Karlianna Voncil. 2018

The Enchanters' Child” by Navya Sarikonda. 2019

Ever Alice”  by HJ Ramsay. 2019

“The Devil's Own: Murphy's Law, Book One”  by K.A. Fox. 2019

Grand Prize Winner
Choker” 2019 by Bob Moseley

Category 3: General Adult Fiction


" Artificial Light" by D. Dupree
“Jihadi Bride” by Alastair Luft. 2019

"The Optical Lasso: Beware Of Neptune's Dark Side” By Marc Corwin


 “Simon versus Simon: The Story of Lucius and the Magician's Duel” by Philip E Sears.

 “The Winter Sisters” 2019 by Tim Westover 

Grand Prize Winner:

“Caledonia” by Sherry V. Ostroff 

Category 4: All Nonfiction


"All Nature Sings" by Ben Cooper

"PUSH: Labor & Delivery" by Catherine Stack

 "SOUVENIRS OF SUFFERING: A Child’s Memoir of Surviving Cancer" by Dazhoni Green. 2019


"Source my Garment" by Adila Cokar

The End: A story of Truth”  by Adam Rudolph

Grand Prize Winner:

The Girl Who Said GoodbyeA Memoir of a Khmer Rouge Survivor” by Heather Allen, 2019


RESULTS POSTED ON Sunday, Dec 22 AT 7:30 EST

Waiting is the worst! But we have SO MANY talented authors and entries, some extra judging is required in order to finalize the votes.  We will have the complete list on all the winners posted HERE tomorrow (Sunday) on or before 7:30 PM EST


Nonprofit Book Awards Honoring literary achievement


On behalf of Indie Diamond Book Awards, we cordially invite you to browse through our website and see why IDBA is more than just a 'writing contest' or 'best book award' competition. 

In addition to providing exciting opportunities for indie authors, we are proud to help support literacy in our communities and around the world by donating all profits to charity.


Thank you for all your support!

What are the Indie Diamond Book Awards?

Celebrating Talent & Supporting Literacy

The Indie Diamond Book Awards [IDBA] is a book award contest specifically for Indie & Self-published authors. IDBA was established in 2019 to recognize and celebrate exceptional contributions from talented authors across the international literary spectrum


All IDBA entrants have an equal opportunity to win any of the prizes and awards, regardless of category, genre, subject / topic of the book, or the author's background

Giving Back

IDBA pledges to donate  100% of all profits to a selection of charities helping to spread literacy locally and around the world. You can read more about these remarkable organizations - and perhaps make a donation of your own

How to Participate



IDBA is divided into 4 main award categories, fiction and nonfiction. With nearly 100 genres & topics to choose from,  there's a place for virtually every  book

~$75 entry fee includes 1 main category & 1 genre.

You may add additional genres for $35 each (optional)~



Fill out  and submit the official registration form,  followed by the appropriate registration fee (payable online)


Registration is not complete until both the entry form and the appropriate entry fee have been processed by IDBA admin



Once you have submitted your  online registration,  an IDBA coordinator will be in contact within 48 hours with a private, secure portal link to upload your book


All contestants must be able to provide either a PDF, Mobi, Epub, or Word.doc(x) of book file. No hard copies accepted at this time

If you have a question that isn't covered in these pages or the FAQs, please contact us here

2019 Indie Diamond Book Awards

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