2015 IUEA Winners

STARVoting for the Indies Unlimited Excellence Awards has concluded. We’d like to thank everyone for vigorous participation. The votes constitute an important part of the process, but do not exclusively determine the winner. To balance the votes and prevent the awards from becoming an outright “popularity contest,” we used the Alexa rankings of the finalists in the final calculation. Alexa is is the leading web traffic ranking service, and we regard it as an impartial standard.

The total votes received by each finalist by the close of the polls was divided by each candidate’s Alexa ranking. The rankings used were those recorded for each site on the morning of January 20, 2016.

This methodology was chosen for several reasons. First, while it gives significant weight to the Alexa ranking, it does not allow a site (even with an excellent rating) to win without getting votes. Second, of the various methodologies we tested on dummy data, this was  the only one that did not produce ties. It also removes any potential elements of favoritism.

Both the winners and the finalists exemplify the very spirit of the indie community. We are pleased to present the recipients of the 2015 Indies Unlimited Excellence Awards.

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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2014 IUEA Winners

STARVoting for the Indies Unlimited Excellence Awards has concluded. We’d like to thank everyone for vigorous participation. The votes constitute an important part of the process, but do not exclusively determine the winner. To balance the votes and prevent the awards from becoming an outright “popularity contest,” we used the Alexa rankings of the finalists in the final calculation. Alexa is is the leading web traffic ranking service, and we regard it as an impartial standard.

The total votes received by each finalist by the close of the polls was divided by each candidate’s Alexa ranking. The rankings used were those recorded for each site on the morning of February 1, 2015.

This methodology was chosen for several reasons. First, while it gives significant weight to the Alexa ranking, it does not allow a site (even with an excellent rating) to win without getting votes. Second, of the various methodologies we tested on dummy data, this was  the only one that did not produce ties. It also removes any potential elements of favoritism.

Both the winners and the finalists exemplify the very spirit of the indie community. We are pleased to present the recipients of the 2014 Indies Unlimited Excellence Awards.

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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