The finalists and winners are chosen from the books featured on

Books must be entered by publishers, not individuals. Self-published books are not eligible.

Traditional publishers and ‘indie’ publishers not to be confused with printers. “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) in any one of the 2 collections: Summer 1 June 2018 – 15 October 2018 and Winter 1 November 2018 – 15 March 2019.

Titles can be from back lists provided sales 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.

Please click here to fill in your online Submission Form. One Form per title - There is a submission charge.

Confirmation of books being included in the collection will be sent with a request for the following:

- PDF of the cover by email

- PDF of the first 2 chapters by email

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