How do indie authors get discovered in a world where thousands of new self-published works hit e-bookshelves every day?
One way is by awards. To that end, IndieReader, which is a guide for consumers to self-published works, announced today the winners of its IR Discovery Awards, awards exclusively for self-published works.
The judges are “top agents, traditional publishers, PR people, bloggers and book reviewers,” according to a statement.
The top winning books in this year’s version of the awards are:
First Place: The Intentional Networker by Patti DeNucci
Second Place: Comfortably Unaware by Richard A Oppenlander
Third Place/Tie: Grieving a Soulmate by Robert Orfali and Death with Dignity by Robert Orfali
First Place: Whole Latte Life by Joanne DeMaio
Second Place: One Blood by Qwantu Amaru
Third Place: The Golden Ball by Katelyn Sinclair
Entries are now being accepted for the 2013 IndieReader Awards. According to the statement, every book gets a book review and those with four or five stars get “IR Approved,” which comes with an emblem authors can display along with the work.