The Reading the West Book Awards honor the best fiction, non-fiction, and illustrated books for adults and children set in one of the twelve MPIBA member states, or created by an author or artist living or working in the region. The awards celebrate the spirit of the west and the rich variety of writing in and about our region and reflect the extraordinary diversity of our reading public.
Customers engage with the book awards through your store promotions and our consumer facing website readingthewest.com.
Add your name to our roster of potential readers for next year’s reading committees and help us choose the Reading the West shortlists. Let us know that you’re interested and we’ll be in touch in the fall with more details.
You are invited to add books to this list at any time. To be considered for the 31st Annual Award, the book must be originally published in 2020 by an author living or working in the region – OR – the subject matter must be specifically regional to one of the twelve Association states.
Here’s a list of things you can do NOW, and year round, to sell more books by promoting the current and previous Reading the West Book Award winners. See the link below for a full collection of digital assets, information on author social media links, and more):