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2017 IndieReader Discovery Awards Winners Announced

Just last week, the 27 IndieReader Discovery Awards (IRDAs) winners for 2017 were announced at Bookcon by IndieReader founder, Amy Edelman. The goal of the IRDAs is to give indie authors access to people who can make a difference in their book’s success. This year, there were 18 different categories, as well as the top prize winners—first, second and… [Read More]

Announcing 2017 IndieReader Discovery Awards Winners by BookWorks.com

Just last week, the 27 IndieReader Discovery Awards (IRDAs) winners for 2017 were announced at Bookcon by IndieReader founder, Amy Edelman. The goal of the IRDAs is to give indie authors access to people who can make a difference in their book’s success.Announcing 2017 IndieReader Discovery Awards Winners by BookWorks.com

This year, there were 18 different categories, as well as the top prize winners—first, second and third place—awarded in both fiction and nonfiction. The top winners' book titles have been submitted to New York literary agents Dystal, Goderich & Bourret for representation consideration. Judging is based on the quality of writing and the originality of the story. Additionally, judges on the IRDA panel include PR and publishing professionals, top industry bloggers, professional reviewers and more.

Announcing 2017 IndieReader Discovery Awards Winners by BookWorks.com

BookWorks would like to congratulate the following indie authors, including our member authors, Nath Jones, James Manning, Carole P. Roman, Harry Groome, Scott McDermott, and Alan Sproles, on being selected for the 2017 IndieReader Discovery Awards:

First Place/Fiction

Announcing 2017 IndieReader Discovery Awards Winners by BookWorks.comMary Maddox/DARKROOM

Categories: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

Second Place/Fiction

Leylah Attar/MISTS OF THE SERENGETI

Categories: Romance and Literary Fiction

Third Place/Fiction

Nath Jones/RADAR ROAD

Categories: Short Stories and Literary Fiction

First Place/Non-Fiction

Announcing 2017 IndieReader Discovery Awards Winners by BookWorks.comKarima Cammell + Clint Marsh/THE TROLL COOKBOOK

Category: Cooking

Second Place/Non-Fiction

James Manning + Nicola Ridgeway/A JOURNEY WITH PANIC

Categories: Psychology/Mental Health

Third Place/Non-Fiction

Christopher Zoukis/FEDERAL PRISON HANDBOOK

Category: Self-Help

Announcing 2017 IndieReader Discovery Awards Winners by BookWorks.comFollowing is the List of Category Winners:

Aging/Death & Dying - Anna Hodges Oginsky/MY NEW FRIEND, GRIEF

Children Board Book - Carole P. Roman/ROCKET BYE

Children’s (Early to intermediate readers) - Sandra Richards/RICE & ROCKS

Graphic Novel - Howard Shapiro/HOCKEY KARMA

Health/Medicine/Nutrition - Romy Block/THE VITAMIN SOLUTIONAnnouncing 2017 IndieReader Discovery Awards Winners by BookWorks.com

Humor - C.L. Lynch/CHEMISTRY

Inspirational/Spiritual - Robert J. Slothower, James R. Harman/PLAINS TO THE PACIFIC

Lit Fiction - George Crowder/THE BOOK OF MOON

Memoir - JoAnne Blackwelder/HUSBAND: MY 40-YEAR MARRIAGE TO A GAY MAN

Mystery/Suspense/Thriller - Geoffrey Visgilio/SWITCH

Nutrition – Carol D’Anca/REAL FOOD FOR HEALTHY PEOPLE

Announcing 2017 IndieReader Discovery Awards Winners by BookWorks.comParenting (Child Care/Family) - LeeAndra M. Chergey/MAKE A WISH FOR ME

Poetry (TIE) - Thom Kudla/COMMENCEMENT

Poetry (TIE) - Thom Kudla/OUT OF CONTEXT

Popular Fiction (TIE) - Brenna Marie Gautam/BLACK WATER

Popular Fiction (TIE) – Harry Groome/THE BEST OF FAMILIES

Religion (TIE) - Anthony Coleman/THE EVANGELICAL EXPERIENCE

Religion (TIE) - Sarah Bowen/VOID IF DETACHED

Announcing 2017 IndieReader Discovery Awards Winners by BookWorks.comScience Fiction (TIE) - Henry Mosquera/SPACE FANDANGO

Science Fiction (TIE) - Scott McDermott/ELECTION 2064

Women’s Issues - Alexis Marie Chute/EXPECTING SUNSHINE

YA – Alan Sproles/BILLY BEDIVERE IN THE QUEST FOR THE DRAGON QUEEN


And if you're thinking of submitting your work to next year's IndieReader Discovery Awards, BookWorks Premium members get a discount off the entry fee.


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