I am thrilled to share this exciting news with you! Men of the Cross has been awarded a B.R.A.G. Medallion! Can you say ‘awesome’? When the email arrived from indieBRAG president Geri Clouston I stared at the subject line “The B.R.A.G. Medallion.” My heart went through the roof. I had to read the email 5 times before I believed it.
“I am pleased to inform you…”
Let me tell you why this is such a tremendous honor. Did you know that over 70,000 new ebooks have been published on Amazon in the last 30 days? That is insane! I thought it was bad when the number was 30,000! Being ‘discovered’ is especially difficult for indie, or self-published, authors.
indieBRAG – the Book Readers Appreciation Group – has a two-fold mission: “to discover new talented self-published authors”; and to “provide an independent, broad-based and reader-centric source to advise the public which indie book merit the investment of their time and money.” How do they do this? There is a selective review process: 50% of books submitted for review do not make it past an initial screening where indieBRAG looks for minimum standards of quality and content. If a book passes phase 1, it is read by a several individuals who look at plot, writing style, characters, copy editing, dialogue, and cover/interior layout. Forty percent (40%) of books are rejected. Ultimately, only 10% are awarded the B.R.A.G. Medallion. WOW! I can’t tell you how great it makes me feel to be with that 10%!
Indie authors need your support.
Check out all the honorees (by genre).
I bet you might find a new book to love.
And while you’re there, go find Men of the Cross in the Historical Fiction section.
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indieBRAG get credit for the sale.