If you recall, a few months ago I did a post about some new (at least to me) marketing opportunities I had discovered. One of those was IndieBRAG and the BRAG medallion. BRAG is an acronym for Book Readers Appreciation Group and the organization brings together readers and book club members from across the United States and ten other countries to evaluate submissions of Indie books. I submitted The Gemstone Chronicles Book One: The Carnelian for consideration. The criteria for the BRAG medallion includes:
- Writing Style
- Copying editing
- Cover/interior layout
According to their website, about 50% of books submitted are rejected in the initial screening, with another 40% being rejected during the review process. Only about 10% of the books submitted receive a BRAG medallion. Well, guess what? The Carnelian was awarded a medallion!
When I received the email announcing the award, I was chuffed (to use one of my Irish writer friends favorite terms)! And, they sent me files so I can add the medallion to my books covers! How cool!!
One of the other perks of being a recipient of a BRAG medallion is that I can submit my book to Awesome Indies as a pre-qualified submission. This opens up another avenue to get my book(s) noticed! I have to wait until early October to submit, and it may take a fair amount of time to get a response. And I will be sure to update everyone on that progress, too!
I hope my successful submission will encourage other Indie authors to submit their works to IndieBRAG and take a chance on getting their own BRAG medallion!
Have you submitted your book to IndieBRAG? If not, what are you waiting for? If so, let me know how you progress!
Connect with me:
I think that is enough BRAGging for now. If you want to connect with me, I’m on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, or just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to interacting with all of my new connections (and friends)!