You've done the work, now it's time to get the reward.

Authors of all kinds—indie (self-published), traditional, or collaborative published—may be considered for this prestigious award. The top ten finalists in each category are invited to present their book synopsis at the Author Elite Awards Red Carpet Sessions.

Our current award categories include: 

Advice ⋆ Business and Investing ⋆ Children’s and Middle Grade ⋆ Fantasy ⋆ General Fiction ⋆ General Nonfiction ⋆ Health ⋆ Historical Fiction ⋆ Memoir ⋆ Mystery ⋆ Religious Nonfiction ⋆ Clean Romance ⋆ Science Fiction ⋆ Self-Help ⋆ Thriller ⋆ Young Adult


The Author Elite Awards is an award bestowed for literary merit and publishing excellence in the writing and publishing industry. It's given annually by Author Academy Elite (AAE) and presented at the Author Elite Awards Ceremony. The various category winners are bestowed a special award, officially called the "Academy Boon of Merit."

The winner in each category gives an acceptance speech at the Award Ceremony. The winner in each category will also be invited to present their book synopsis at the Igniting Souls Conference main stage on the days immediately following Author Elite Awards in front of a global audience.

Author Elite Award First Prize Winners receive:

  • The Academy Boon of Merit Award
  • Press release and media story written for their hometown press by a professional PR firm.
  • Traditional Media and Social Media press including features on select podcasts, shows, vlogs, blogs, and articles.
  • Lifetime "Your Pace" level access to ©30 Days to a Bigger Stage Experience, an online program helping authors get publicity for their book.
  • The opportunity of presenting their book synopsis on the Igniting Souls Conference Main Stage in front of a global audience for those finalists registered as conference attendees.
  • And more!


The Author Elite Awards takes place on October 23, 2020.

  • Red Carpet Sessions
  • Red Carpet Meet & Greet
  • Author Elite Awards Ceremony


The Author Elite Awards is an unforgettable experience.

This year the awards ceremony will be held as part of our Igniting Souls Conference Experiential to a global audience.

Tune in to https://www.facebook.com/karyoberbrunnerauthor/ where we will be coming to you live with the winners from around the globe.


This award recognizes excellence in literary achievements. Entries will be reviewed and evaluated on popular vote, social contribution, and overall presentation (cover, content, flow, and originality) by the Academy's voting membership comprised of best-selling authors, literary agents, and industry leaders. 


Submissions for the 2020 Author Elite Awards are now closed. The 2021 submission period will open January 1, 2021.