I am very excited to announce the re-launch of our indieBRAG website along with our new proprietary book evaluation process. It has taken us six months to develop the process, which was longer than we expected. However, I am confident that the benefits it offers to self-published authors, both here in the United States and around the English-speaking world, as well as to members of our global reader team, will make the wait well worth it for everyone involved.
As I have alluded to in the last several editions of my newsletter, the new book evaluation process will enable our readers to provide a candid assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of each book they read for us, both those they recommend for a B.R.A.G. Medallion®, and those they do not. This will be done via a simple and quick, user-friendly book report that our readers will fill out on-line.
Their reports will then be combined with those completed by the other readers who read the same book, and the results will be provided on an anonymous basis to each author who has submitted a book for our consideration. In so doing, indieBRAG will be able to give indie authors the constructive feedback that they have long been asking us for, regardless of whether or not we award their book a Medallion.
I’m sure you can appreciate that to develop and maintain this new system has significantly increased our operating expenses and, as a result, we have raised our processing fee to $50.00 per book. We understand that this is a rather large increase but we passionately believe the value our unique, quality standards certification service offers to the world of self-publishing is priceless.
To learn more about our new book evaluation process please refer to the ABOUT US section of the website. If you are a self-published author and would like to submit your book for our consideration you may do so HERE. Or if you love reading books and would like to apply to join our growing, global team of readers please click HERE.