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):

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

  • A Kindle Paperwhite (VALUE: $119.99/per)
  • A custom author website and one year of hosting and management from Featherlight (VALUE: $1,347 per year)
  • 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 ad add’l 20 to 40 winners, in addition to the top 6 winners), will also receive the following:

  • A professional IndieReader review (VALUE: $250-$275/per)
  • 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 1st Book” (fiction and non-fiction) will receive:

  • A Kindle Paperwhite (VALUE: $119.99/per)
  • Three stickers pronouncing your book an “IndieReader Discovery Awards for Best 1st Book” winner

The winners for “Best Cover Design” (fiction and non-fiction) will receive:

  • $250 in cash
  • 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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