The National Academy of Best-Selling Authors® was formed in May 26, 2010 for the purpose of recognizing and promoting the accomplishments of authors worldwide.
It is our belief that all authors deserve recognition for their time devoted to putting thoughts to paper to share with others. This is as true for the child who writes a book in school as it is for the most accomplished author with multiple books and thousands of sales.
Because of the obvious difficulty of recognizing everyone, we created a threshold level of recognition using lists created by the biggest, most reputable book retailers, namely Amazon, and Barnes and Noble. We started with them because they have the largest number of authors on their list, allowing us to recognize the most people. We have also added the Wall Street Journal list and The New York Times list, both respected lists in the book community.
The Academy holds the Trademark for “Best-Selling Author®”, awarded to by the United States Patent & Trademark office and we are authorized to certify such an author based on the criteria laid out by us and approved by the USPTO. An author may submit their name for consideration or a publishing house may do so on behalf of an author or group of authors. We require proof of appearance on a Best-Seller list which may be provided in the form of an electronic photo or other means representative of reaching one of our recognized lists.
There is no cost for anyone to be recognized for your accomplishment of becoming a Best-Selling Author®.
Recently, our Board has agreed to create levels of distinction based on quantities of Books sold. While we do not believe quantity is as important as the proverbial act of putting pen to paper, it is another distinction of merit that we believe is worth noting. In order to achieve the added distinction of Silver, Gold or Platinum level of Best-Selling Author®, it is the author or their publisher’s responsibility to provide proof of sales. An application along with terms is provided at ____.
There is no cost to apply or to be recognized at the appropriate level.
Like all associations, the National Academy of Best Selling Authors® also offers products and services to its members as a way to support itself. These services include, Certificates, Trainings, and Awards Ceremonies explained elsewhere on this site.
Each year our board recognizes one or more individuals for outstanding achievement as an author with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Recommendations from publishers and authors are welcomed and may be submitted here.
We appreciate your interest in the Academy and welcome nominations for applicable authors by filling out the application form here.