Finding the diamonds in the coal heap of self-published books!

How can you be sure that you aren’t wasting your time –and money- when choosing a book?  Make sure it is one with a B.R.A.G. Medallion (Book Readers Appreciation Group). We enlist over 200 readers around the world reading self-published books and choose to honor good books that tell a good story in a professional format with proper editing.  These are books that deserve to have attention from readers.

Self-publishing was once considered a last resort but now is often the first choice for authors.  However one of the biggest frustration to all authors, both self and traditionally published, is how do they get to shine and who is out there to help support them?  IndieBRAG is here to do just that!

To a reader, how a book is published is of little interest.  They are in search of a good read.  Although we only consider self-published books, we expect them to be written and published with the same care, talent and professionalism as traditionally published books.

We now have a library of over 700 books that have all been vetted by readers and found deserving.  We consider books in all genres.  I hope you will take a moment to visit us at and check out these wonderful books.

We are always seeking more readers – we provide them with free ebooks and they then fill out a report card for the author (NOT a review!).  Besides getting to read free books, these readers are proud to know that they are helping authors both with honoring their books with the B.R.A.G. Medallion and also providing them with much wanted feed-back.  Please consider joining our global team (information can found on our website).

The B.R.A.G. Medallion is recognized as one of the foremost honors in self-publishing and thousands of books have been considered.  Our indieBRAG Team searches for new and creative ways to promote our honored books.  We are active on social media and our “family” of authors are generous in sharing their successes and failure on our blog. We even have a wonderful “Foodie Lit” blogger who shares recipes inspired by our B.R.A.G. Medallion Honorees!

Our readers consider each book independently without influence from other readers, the authors or from indieBRAG.  We protect their anonymity so they can feel comfortable making a decision.  We also protect the authors by not announcing books that do not become B.R.A.G. Medallion Honorees.  All books receive a final report card that averages the decisions from all the readers and includes comments if the reader chooses to provide one.  We hope you will stop by and find a book, become a reader or, if you’re an author, consider submitting your book.

Everyone at indieBRAG wishes you the very best in 2017.  Keep reading and writing – one of the great joys in life!

This post is contributed as Guest post by Geri Clouston.