2018 Canadian Book Club Awards

2018 Canadian Book Club Awards 2018-10-31T17:36:11+00:00

What we’re looking for:

We’re not looking for the next Pulitzer Prize contender or stories you need a PhD in Classical Studies to understand.

We’re looking for great books that are worthy of telling our friends about. We’re looking for thought-provoking stories that prompt insightful conversations. We’re looking for poetry that makes us feel the rhythm in its words, business/self-help books that can guide us and, children’s books that our kids ask for before falling asleep.

Give us what readers want. A damn good book.


  • Self-published, traditionally published and hybrid-published books are welcome.
  • Books must be in English
  • The book must be published within the last six years
  • Authors must have the copyright to their book
  • Books must be published and available for purchase in physical form (ebook-only publications are not eligible)


  • Non-fiction
  • Fiction
  • Business/Self-Help
  • Poetry
  • Children/Kids


All entries receive:

  • An Amazon and GoodReads review from a member of our avid reader group
  • TSPA social media coverage

Finalists receive:

  • A certificate validating the author’s right to brand their title as “Top 3 Best Books by Canadian Book Clubs in 2018.”
  • 100 award stickers labelling the author’s book as a “Canadian Book Club Award Finalist”
  • GoodReads and Amazon reviews by each book club in their category.
  • Traditional media press release announcing the finalists
  • Invitation to the finalist dinner and photo shoot in Vancouver, BC. (Flight/Accommodations not included)
  • TSPA social media coverage

First place receives:

  • Awards mentioned above
  • 100 first-place stickers listing “Winner of the Canadian Book Club Awards”
  • Professionally crafted press release and media strategy to announce the title’s award
  • TPSA paid promotions on social media for two weeks following the announcement, targeted to increase the author’s brand and book exposure
  • 1 purchased copy for social media and promotional giveaways

Selection Process & Judges

All entries will be judged by TSPA’s avid reader group. This group varies in careers, age, ethnicities and backgrounds and elect the final three books in each category.

Submission date: August 1, 2018 – September 14, 2018

Three finalists will be chosen by the avid reader group.

Finalists announced: September 19, 2018

Finalist books will be judged by Canadian book clubs who will read and review each book in their chosen category. Book clubs will vote for their #1, #2 and #3 choices.

Winners announced: November 21, 2018


Interested in judging the finalist’s books?
Click here to enter your book club (and receive free digital copies for each member of your book club!)

Authors must provide a digital copy of their book for judging.
Click here to submit your book!

Entry cost/submission: $104.99 (includes tax)

(Entries can be paid here or via e-transfer to write@theselfpublishingagency.com)