#Forfeit is a B.R.A.G Medallion Honoree. Hurrah.
Okay, you might not know much about BRAG medallions, but their mission is “to discover new and talented self-published authors and help them give their work the attention and recognition it deserves.” I like that aim.
An independently published author can submit their books for review – I submitted #Forfeit a few months ago, not hoping for much. Why? Well, because of the fierce review process, BRAG put a book through:
All ebooks brought to the attention of indieBRAG, LLC are subjected to a rigorous selection process. This entails an initial screening to ensure that the author’s work meets certain minimum standards of quality and content. This initial screening may involve a review of sample chapters available on Amazon.com (or other on-line booksellers), or portions of the nominated ebook. IndieBRAG, LLC reserves the right to reject an ebook during this initial screening assessment for any reason in indieBRAG, LLC’s sole discretion. If it passes this preliminary assessment, it is then read by members drawn from our global reader group. They judge the merits of the book based on a comprehensive list of criteria, including: Plot, Writing Style, Characters, Copy Editing, Dialogue, Cover/Interior Layout.
One final factor our readers use to judge a book is whether or not they would recommend it to their best friend.
On average, 50% of the books submitted to us fail to pass the initial screen and another 40% are subsequently rejected by our readers. Thus, only 10% of the books we consider are awarded our B.R.A.G. Medallion and are presented on our website.
#Forfeit made the 10% cut *Big Smiles* and now has a shiny gold medallion to display on its cover.
Would you like a shiny medal for your novel?
If you’d like to take the plunge and submit your book for review, head over to indieBRAG.
Or would you like to join the BRAG review team?
What I like about their set up is that because of the initial screening, there’s already some wheat and chaff separating going on. If you’re interested, check out their info page.
Indie books need to do everything they can to tell potential readers – I’M A GOOD BOOK. And going for awards like this can only be a good thing – at least for my ego.