Rules of Entry

The finalists and winners are chosen from the books featured on

Books must be entered by publishers.

Traditional publishers and ‘indie’ publishers must engage in a book selection process along with editing, marketing and distribution and help disseminate literature starting with one author with the plan to expand entry to as many other authors as possible.

Publishers can enter three titles in each of the three categories (fiction, non-fiction and children’s) per collection:

The Winners of The People’s Book Prize 2023/2024 collection were announced on 2nd May 2024 in, social media and press.  Visit the link and view video interviews with the winners:

The Rules of Entry will remain the same.   Titles can be from back lists provided sales for the title have not exceeded 2000 copies.

New and back list titles must be available to be purchased by the public from the link in from the moment they are showcased in The People’s Book Prize website.

Submission charges: GBP 100 for first submission, GBP 75 second submission, GBP 50 for third and subsequent submissions.

If the publisher cannot meet these costs, we ask they communicate with us by return email so that each case can be considered on an individual basis.  It is indispensable for us to charge for submissions to meet operating costs to include marketing and social media.

It is only through your commitment of funds and time that The People’s Book Prize is able to perform the invaluable work it does.  Our collective strength is unparalleled in the UK’s creative sector; and we stand up well in comparison with other book prizes in levelling the British publishing playing field.  Those who have an influence over our success, be readers, publishers, authors, booksellers, or journalists, do take notice of what The People’s Book Prize says and does.

We continue to strive to provide the strongest possible united voice for publishing and improve the benefits The People’s Book Prize brings.

Confirmation of books being included in the collection will be sent.

Books must have UK rights.

The administrators’ decision on eligibility is final.

For more information please see our FAQ or email us if you have any queries about TPBP: click here    Look forward to receiving your submission(s).