The main thing that IRDA winners get is exposure to a panel of judges who can make a difference in their book’s success, in addition to exposure in major media outlets, which in the past have included The Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal, trade publications including Shelf Awareness and GalleyCat/MediaBistro.

In other words: what you win is priceless.

For the Top 2 winners (1st place in Fiction & Non-Fiction):

  • A one hour, tailored consultation session with a publicist from Smith Publicity (VALUE: $499 per session)
  • A custom author website and one year of hosting and management from Featherlight (VALUE: $1,347 per year)

For the Top 6 winners (3 Fiction & 3 Non-Fiction):

  • An All-New Kindle (VALUE: $89.99)
  • Print and eBook title setup with market access from IngramSpark (VALUE: $49)
  • A professional IndieReader review (VALUE: $250-$275/per)
  • First look consideration with an eye to representation from Dystel, Goderich and Bourret Literary Management (as the folks at MasterCard, and most authors—indie or otherwise—would say, VALUE: “Priceless”)

The winners from each sub-category (anywhere from an add’l 40 to 50 winners, in addition to the top 6 winners), will also receive the following:

  • Exposure to a panel of judges who can make a difference in your book’s success
  • An IndieReader “All About the Book” feature
  • Three stickers pronouncing your book an “IndieReader Discovery Awards” winner

The winners for “Best First Book” (for Fiction & Non-Fiction) will receive:

  • An All-New Kindle (VALUE: $89.99)
  • Three stickers pronouncing your book an “IndieReader Discovery Awards for Best First Book” winner

The winners for “Best Cover Design” (for Fiction & Non-Fiction) will receive:

  • $150 in cold hard cash (or a check)
  • Three stickers pronouncing your book an “IndieReader Discovery Awards for Best Cover Design” winner

Additionally, ALL entrants receive a verdict/blurb which they are free to post on the Amazon, GoodReads, websites.

 

 

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