We are extremely proud to be celebrating our 18th Anniversary in the publishing industry. Thank you to the tens-of-thousands of authors, publishers and other publishing professionals that have made The Best Book Awards a runaway success. We will continue to feature quality books as we move into our second decade online.
We cover books from all sections of the publishing industry—mainstream, independent, & self-published.
The 2021 Call for Entries for the 18th Annual Best Book Awards are in full swing! Our stellar industry judges will highlight and award entered titles based on design, content, and overall appeal. Located in the heart of Los Angeles, we have the unique advantage of gaining access to both the publishing and entertainment industries like no other book award program currently operating.
Now more than ever, publishers need to utilize all opportunities for media coverage. We will continue to feature quality books and aggressively promote those books to the publishing & entertainment industries, national media and the book buying public at large.
About American Book Fest President & CEO, Jeffrey Keen
Located in Los Angeles and Phoenix, American Book Fest is involved in numerous aspects of the publishing and entertainment industries.
Jeffrey Keen is the President and CEO of American Book Fest. Jeffrey has worked in the publishing industry in an executive capacity for over twenty years and has helped hundreds of authors, publishers and public speakers garner media coverage and strategic partnerships that boost both sales and the reputation of represented clients. From working with mega-million best-selling authors to first time authors self-publishing their work, Jeff has brought insight, expertise and creativity to all of his projects.
The Best Book Awards launched in 2003 and through Jeff's leadership and dedication, thousands of authors and publishers have benefited from the awards specifically designed to garner publicity and attention during the busy holiday retail season. Now in its 18th year, the Best Book Awards are one of the largest mainstream book award competitions in the United States.
AmericanBookFest.com was launched in 2014 with the intention of becoming not only an online presence but eventually offering workshops and live events throughout the United States. American Book Fest is now the main sponsor of our family of book award contests and publishing related websites. And, as the name implies, we celebrate the written word in all genres, fiction and non-fiction.
Companies grow, evolve and transform over time. For our first decade, we were known as USA Book News. In 2014, we were able to acquire the American Book Fest name. Today, our American Book Fest brand better encapsulates what we do…celebrate the written word, rather than simply reporting on book releases. This move has broadened our media reach, increased concentrated traffic to our award results and continues to allow us to highlight the thousands of titles listed on AmericanBookFest.com!
American Book Fest is here to stay for decades to come. Join us as we continue to honor, promote and feature self-published, independent, and mainstream titles!
"During the recession, having a 1-800 number and a full-time employee to staff the phone was an expense I decided to cut. Also, it was easier to receive e-mails from international authors and publishers rather than figuring out international time zones to call them back (12 midnight in Los Angeles is 8am in London, etc.) Any author or publisher that wishes to talk via phone is more than welcome to make an appointment with us via e-mail.” —Jeffrey Keen, American Book Fest, President & CEO