This is an archive of the 2011 Global Ebook Awards
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Other Categories

Best eBook Cover
Best eBook Trailer
Best eReader Technology
Best Illustration in Adult Fiction
Best Illustration in Children Fiction
Best Illustration in Non-Fiction
Best Multimedia in an eBook(Audio/Video/Internet)
Best Photography in an eBook




Christian Children’s eBook
Christian eBook


Children Literature Fiction
Children Picture Books Fiction
Erotic Literature Fiction
Graphic Novel Fiction
Historical Literature Fiction
Horror Fiction
Humor/Comedy Fiction
Inspirational/Visionary Fiction
Multicultural Literature Fiction
Mystery/Suspense/Thriller Fiction
Popular Literature Fiction
Pre-Teen Literature Fiction
Religion/Faith Fiction
Romance Fiction
Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Paranormal Fiction
Short Stories Fiction
Spiritual/Metaphysical Fiction
Teen Literature Fiction
Travel/Essay Fiction
Western Fiction


Action/Adventure Non-Fiction
Advertising/Marketing/Sales Non-Fiction
Aging Non-Fiction
Animals/Pets Non-Fiction
Anthology Non-Fiction
Architecture/Building Non-Fiction
Art/Graphics Non-Fiction
Autobiography/Memoirs Non-Fiction
Aviation Non-Fiction
Biography Non-Fiction
Business Non-Fiction
Careers/Employment Non-Fiction
Classical Studies/Philosophy Non-Fiction
Coffee-Table eBooks Non-Fiction
Communications Non-Fiction
Cookbooks Non-Fiction
Crafts/Hobby Non-Fiction
Current Events/Politics/Foreign Affairs Non-Fiction
Death/Dying (Thanatology) Non-Fiction
Diet/Nutrition Non-Fiction
Education Non-Fiction
Entertainment and Performing Arts (Music/Dance/Film) Non-Fiction
Environment/Green Non-Fiction
Finance/Investment/Wealth Non-Fiction
Gay/Lesbian/LGBT Non-Fiction
Gift/Specialty Non-Fiction
Graphic Novel Non-Fiction
Health, Fitness and Beauty Non-Fiction
History Non-Fiction
Home and Garden Non-Fiction
Inspirational/Visionary Non-Fiction
Leadership Non-Fiction
Medicine/Healthcare Non-Fiction
Men’s Issues Non-Fiction
Military Non-Fiction
New Age Non-Fiction
Parenting/Family Non-Fiction
Popular Culture Non-Fiction
Professional/Technical Non-Fiction
Psychology/Mental Health Non-Fiction
Reference Non-Fiction
Relationships/Sexuality Non-Fiction
Religion/Faith Non-Fiction
Science Non-Fiction
Self-Help Non-Fiction
Seniors Non-Fiction
Spiritual/Metaphysical Non-Fiction
Sports/Fitness/Recreation Non-Fiction
Teen Literature Non-Fiction
Transportation (Air, Auto, Rail and Bus) Non-Fiction
Travel/Guidebook Non-Fiction
True Crime Non-Fiction
Women Studies Non-Fiction
Writing/Publishing Non-Fiction


33 Responses to Categories

  1. Q Correll says:


    What if there is no specific category for a (non-fiction) book’s subject?

    Or if the book fits more than one category? Can it be entered into multiple categories?

    Are the Awards open to other suggested categories at this time?


    • Joseph Dowdy says:

      Hi Q,

      Thanks for asking!

      If there is no specific category, we will consider suggestions. We want this competition to be as valuable as can be.

      If the book fits in more than one category, then you may enter in both or several, but you must pay for each ebook in each category. If you had one ebook in two categories and another ebook in one category, then you’d pay for three entries.

      I’m making an announcement about this tomorrow in fact because we’re launching a new category.

      I hope that answers your questions, Q.

      Joseph Dowdy, Director
      Global eBook Awards

      • Q Correll says:


        Yes, that answers my question very nicely, thank you!

        I would like to suggest a non-fiction category:

        Paranormal, Parapsychology [, Spiritual] – Non-fiction … or?

        {I do know that Spirituality is already included in a non-fiction category.)

        Lumping Paranormal and Parapsychology in with Science Fiction – Fiction doesn’t fit many works which are based on factual experience.


        • Joseph Dowdy says:

          That sounds like a great idea. Kinda like a ghost hunter book, yes? Or a non-fiction book about Wicca. I can see that. I’ll talk with Dan about it.

      • David_Pereda says:

        Joseph, Not knowing the rule I entered my book in three categories. I’d like to correct that to only one. How do I do it?

        • Joseph Dowdy says:

          When you are logged in to see your ebook, just remove the extra categories. We’ll double-check that everyone has paid for each category down the road, so please try and catch this sooner than later. You’ll need to either log in and change it or wait until your are nominated.

  2. I would like to suggest the catagory of Addiction and Recovery.

  3. Hi Joseph,

    My book is already entered the competition. Must I take additional steps to ensure that it’s entered in the Best eBook Cover category?

  4. Do votes count more than comments in determining finalist eligibilty for a book> I have few votes but some great comments about my book.

    • Joseph Dowdy says:

      Votes and comments and all the things you do with your ebook page count toward the evaluation of how well you are using the coaching and advice we employ in our program. This is used ONLY in the event of settling a tie among Finalists for Winner in a category. The score is unlikely to tie but it is statistically possible, so we use these things to settle the tie.

  5. Ron Fritsch says:

    You should have categories for LGBT and literary fiction. I would enter my novel, Promised Valley Rebellion, in both. It’s currently in the the historical fiction category.

  6. I am writing Bible stories as picture books and hope to have my first of these ebooks ready before June 30. What would be the category?

    • Joseph Dowdy says:

      Janice, thank you so much for considering our competition as a venue for your picture books. We prefer not to tell people what category they should choose. What do we say to people who say that we gave them bad advice? It’s better just to let people choose: vanilla, strawberry, chocolate… Choose!

      • It appears to me that there isn’t a category that fits. You need one for Children’s books – Non Fiction

        • If you can’t say Children’s books – Non-fiction, please include non-fiction books with fiction books for children. Why are non-fiction books excluded for children? In children’s book awards in SC and probably more universally than that, they aren’t divided up before being considered. It doesn’t make sense for me to compete with adult books in my genre.

  7. Barrie Bedell says:

    By “eBooks” are you referring to the type that are downloaded and read on a Kindle type device? OR the .pdf type that buyers download from ClickBank? Thanks.

    • Joseph Dowdy says:

      Both actually. We WANT to promote everyone who writes a PDF that is intended to be read as a book/manual/tome/reference/how-to/etc.

  8. Randy Peyser says:

    I suggest separating Religion/Spirituality into 2 separate categories. Traditional religions, such as Christianity and Judaism, are very different from Spirituality. It doesn’t seem right to compare them in the same category. Besides, Christian books are such a big category on their own.

    I’m also not sure what the difference is between “New Age” and “Spirituality”. Aren’t they the same?

    Thank you for doing these awards. I think this is a very good idea.

  9. Judy Croome says:

    Randy has an excellent point. The eBook I’d like to enter is not Christian – but it does explore faith & spirituality. Yesterday it was ranked 77 on Amazon’s category “Fiction/Visionary & Metaphysical” – what would you consider the closest category to that in your list? I’ll enter it in the Multicultural literature category as well.

    Judy Croome, South Africa

  10. I posted this elsewhere, but now I can’t find it! I am very sorry for the duplicate post.
    Can you add a Psychological – Fiction category?

    • Joseph Dowdy says:

      Hi Silvano, We will seriously consider any category where there are people who review that category. If no one is reviewing that type of ebook, then we will probably not add more than the 80 categories we already have.

  11. Lisa L says:

    I’d like to submit a wedding planning book. Specifically, a guide to planning a destination wedding. Which category do you suggest or is it possible to include a “Wedding Planning” or “Wedding” category?

    • Joseph Dowdy says:

      Lisa, I’ll tell you what I tell everyone else who wants a category that isn’t here yet: If there are blogs out there devoted to the subject AND there are book reviews on that site devoted to the topic, then we will consider adding the category IF we can get someone from a site like that to judge it. As you may have guessed, there are plenty of sites devoted to reviewing books in the genres we have listed currently.

  12. Liam Maher says:

    I was delighted to have been nominated in the Children’s Picture Caregory with my story The Golden Daffodils. I would like to add reviews, where to purchase the book and put icons to share on facebook, twitter, etc Not been very computer savvy I could do with some advice on how to do this please

  13. Greenberry Baxter says:

    I am entering in a second category–I hope you can reply before I send the second payment. I read somewhere that you prefer PDF. I am not tech-savvy and have my files in Word doc. Would these be acceptable? Or I could send coupons to read off Smashwords free in PDF? Thank you for your time. This competition is a great idea, BTW.

  14. TD Austin says:

    Can you tell me what “Popular Fiction” as a category includes?

  15. TOM HAINES says:

    I have been told that my book is fiction, non-fiction and fictionalized non-fiction. It is a memoir of my tour of duty in Vietnam. Following is part of the “disclaimer” at the beginning of the book.

    Characters were combined and renamed and antidotes were chronologically rearranged in order to minimize confusion, heighten interest, and present a smoother flowing narrative, but not to the point of compromising the integrity of the story.

    So is my answer behind door number one, door number two, or door number three?

    • Joseph Dowdy says:

      Hi Tom,

      Imagine you are walking into a bookstore that has sections for different categories of books. Go to the shelf with your book and look up. What does it say? Fiction? Non-Fiction? It’s up to you.

  16. When I entered my book in the e-Book award program does that also make the book eligible for the “Cover” award and other awards, or does that require a separate submission? Thanks,

    • Joseph Dowdy says:

      That’s a separate category, separate judges, separate handling and separate award…so, yes, separate submission.

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