IUEA 2015 Voting: Best Review Site, Promotion Site, and Resource Site for Writers.

2015 Indies Unlimited Excellence AwardsThis year, we’ve done things a little differently for the 2015 Indies Unlimited Excellence Awards. Through social media polling, we’ve come up with the finalists for each category. Voting to determine the winner for each category will commence at 1 PM US Pacific Time on February 1, 2016, and conclude at 5 PM US Pacific Time on February 19, 2016.

Winners will be determined by dividing the votes received (popularity) by the Alexa global traffic ranking (impartial industry statistics) as read on the morning of January 20, 2016. Alexa is the foremost internet traffic ranking service. A site’s Alexa ranking is an indication of the utility and presence of the site.

Winners for each category will be announced at 1 PM, US Pacific Time on February 22, 2016.

You may vote only once for one finalist in each category:

Which of the finalists is your choice for Best Book Review Site?

  • Girl Who Reads (58%, 61 Votes)
  • Big Al's Books & Pals (29%, 30 Votes)
  • Authors Interviews (6%, 6 Votes)
  • Online Book Club for Readers (4%, 4 Votes)
  • A Voracious Reader (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Cath 'n' Kindle Book Reviews (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Layered Pages (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Charles Ray's Ramblings (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 105

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Which of the finalists is your choice for Best Resource Site?

  • Chris the Story Reading Ape (44%, 44 Votes)
  • The Passive Voice (23%, 23 Votes)
  • The Book Designer (10%, 10 Votes)
  • Anne R. Allen’s Blog (6%, 6 Votes)
  • Terrible Minds (5%, 5 Votes)
  • Kristen Lamb (5%, 5 Votes)
  • Let's Get Digital (3%, 3 Votes)
  • The Digital Reader (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Independent Publishing Magazine (1%, 1 Votes)
  • The Author Chronicles (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 99

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Which of the finalists is your choice for Best Promotion Site?

  • Book of the Day (39%, 28 Votes)
  • Ereader News Today (25%, 18 Votes)
  • Read Freely (14%, 10 Votes)
  • Goodriter (BuckBooks) (10%, 7 Votes)
  • bknights (10%, 7 Votes)
  • eBookLister.net (1%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 71

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IUEA 2014 Voting: Best Review Site, Promotion Site, and Resource Site for Writers.

Indies Unlimited Excellence AwardsNominations are complete for the 2014 Indies Unlimited Excellence Awards. We are now down to the finalists in each category. Voting to determine the winner for each category will commence at 9 AM US Pacific Time on February 6, 2015, and conclude at 5 PM US Pacific Time on February 20, 2015.

Winners will be determined by dividing the votes received (popularity) by the Alexa global traffic ranking (impartial industry statistics) as read on the morning of February 1, 2014. Alexa is the foremost internet traffic ranking service. A site’s Alexa ranking is an indication of the utility and presence of the site.

Winners for each category will be announced at 1 PM, US Pacific Time on February 23, 2015.

You may vote only once for one finalist in each category:

Which of the finalists is your choice for Best Book Review Site?

  • Girl Who Reads (50%, 130 Votes)
  • Big Al's Books and Pals (35%, 91 Votes)
  • I'm A Voracious Reader (12%, 31 Votes)
  • A Well Read Woman (2%, 5 Votes)
  • Book Viral (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Candys Raves (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Ms Romantic Reads (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 259

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Which of the finalists is your choice for Best Resource Site?

  • The Passive Voice (43%, 44 Votes)
  • eNovel Authors at Work (13%, 13 Votes)
  • Savvy Book Writers (12%, 12 Votes)
  • Live Write Thrive (11%, 11 Votes)
  • Anne R. Allen’s Blog (8%, 8 Votes)
  • The Crimson League (8%, 8 Votes)
  • Build Book Buzz (6%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 102

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Which of the finalists is your choice for Best Promotion Site?

  • BookBub (44%, 49 Votes)
  • The Fussy Librarian (27%, 30 Votes)
  • Kindle Books & Tips (10%, 11 Votes)
  • Choosy Bookworm (8%, 9 Votes)
  • Book Goodies (4%, 4 Votes)
  • Digital Book Today (4%, 4 Votes)
  • eBookLister.net (2%, 2 Votes)
  • PeopleReads (2%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 111

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Nominations Open for the 2014 IU Excellence Awards

We are pleased to announce the nominations for the Indies Unlimited Excellence Awards are now open.

This is our way of providing recognition to those in the indie community who have given valuable assistance, resources, information, or other support to improve the quality and visibility of indie authors.

Once again, there are no entry fees and no prizes. The finalists and winners will receive handsome, hand-crafted digital plaques commemorating their victory. It is not merely the plaque, but the votes of confidence and thanks behind it that give the award its proper meaning.

Awards will be given in three categories: Continue reading “Nominations Open for the 2014 IU Excellence Awards”

Announcing the Indies Unlimited Excellence Awards for 2014

Indies Unlimited Excellence Awards We are pleased to announce the Indies Unlimited Readers’ Choice Excellence Awards. This is our way of providing recognition to those in the indie community who have given valuable assistance, resources, information, or other support to improve the quality and visibility of indie authors.

This is the second year of what we hope will become an annual tradition. Awards will be given in three categories:

Best Book Review Site
We feel book review sites are critical to book discovery. Having a lot of great reviews on your book’s page is nice, but book review sites introduce your book to their followers, giving you a better shot at finding new readers. These sites and reviewers deserve our thanks.

Best Writers’ Resource Site
From writing tips to marketing strategy, there are sites out there that help you get it done. Lots of oases dot the indie savannah. Where are your favorite watering holes? Which sites add value to your day and help make you a better writer?

Best Book Promotion Site
There are slews of sites out there today designed to sell books for authors. The sole focus of these sites is the direct marketing of books – no author interviews, features, or giveaways. Just connecting readers with books through targeted advertising. Which of these sites do you count on to sell books?

Obviously, as the sponsor of these awards, Indies Unlimited is excluded from the process. Oh well, it is more blessed to give than to receive. *sniff*

Nominations for each category will open on Sunday. Rules for nominations and voting will be posted at that time. Just so nobody gets too excited, there are no cars or money at stake here. The finalists and winners will receive handsome, hand-crafted digital plaques commemorating their victory. It is not merely the plaque, but the votes of confidence and thanks behind it that give the award its proper meaning. We hope you are as excited about the awards as we are, and we look forward to your enthusiastic participation.