For years, IndieReader has been hard at work, helping self-published and independently published authors take their books to readers. As such, IR has hosted its own IndieReader Discovery Awards, which highlights the top three books in a wide variety of genres and eighteen different categories.
Sponsored by the Association of Independent Authors, CreateSpace/KDP, Ingram Spark, and Kirkus, this year’s awards were presented once again at BookExpo. Bestselling author CJ Lyons served as presenter, along with IR’s founder Amy Edelman.
“The judges on the IRDA panel included top people in all areas of the publishing industry, in concert with IndieReader’s trusty reviewers. Judging was based on the quality of writing and the originality of the story. There was a first, second and third place winner in each of the fiction and non-fiction categories, in addition to winners in various sub-categories.”
This year, the winners receive an additional perk: their books will be submitted to a literary agency.
“While writing a great book is the first step, getting it in front of the right people—be they readers or agents or traditional publishers—is also a critical part of making an indie book a success. To that end…winners will have their titles submitted to New York literary agents Dystal, Goderich & Bourret for representation consideration.”
For a complete list of the winners in each genre and category, check out IndieReader.com’s Discovery Awards announcement.