Each year, our booksellers celebrate their favorite books of the year that pertain to our region. Our awards are a reflection of handselling at its best, as all the books are selected directly by independent booksellers.
In the month of April, publishers are invited to nominate their eligible titles to be included on our longlist. There is a $25 processing fee for each nominated title.
Nominating your title ensures that it will be present on the list of titles sent to all voting booksellers. Midwest Connections Picks are automatically nominated and do not require the $25 processing fee.
Midwest Booksellers Choice Awards Timeline
April: Publishers nominate titles
May: Booksellers select finalists from list of nominees
June: Booksellers vote on finalists to determine winners
July: Winners announced
October: Winning authors accept awards at the Heartland Fall Forum