Since ALLi (The Alliance of Independent Authors) began, back at London Book Fair 2012, we have used a reading panel to choose our Monthly Book picks and Book of the Month. Now, in 2014, we are going to be launching an exciting reader competition, which we hope will a) broaden our reach and b) take the foregrounded books to a much wider readership.
The first step is the book nomination process.
We are looking for outstanding books in all genre and we want you to tell us about them. It may have won another award or be totally unheard of: if it's great book written by one of those brave souls call indie authors, then we want to hear about it.
We'll have award badges and prizes for the winning authors and also copies of the winning books and other prizes for the readers.
There will be no charge to enter a book, or to vote, and the award will be meaningfully and fairly adjudicated.
We are working with Amy Edelman of Indie Reader, Joni Rodgers of I'll Have What She's Reading who heads up our “Read An Indie” Campaign, and Kathy Meis of Bublish to ensure that this award becomes a first port of call for readers seeking great indie reads.
Please use the comments box below to make your nomination.
Amy has kicked us off with three great books, and there are lots more to come from her, Joni, Kathy and us.
- Please follow Amy's format in your comments/nominations below.
- Book Title:
- Author Name:
- Nominator Name (if not you):
- Why Nominated:
In the “Why Nominated” section, say why this is a great book and why we all should read it.
NOTE: You cannot nominate your own book for this award. If you want to tell the world about your own news or achievements, the place to do that is our Member Showcase (on the blog each Wednesday).
We look forward to telling the world about ALLi members' great indie books.