About IndieReader Discovery Awards
From the site:
IndieReader’s annual “Discovery Awards” (IRDAs) — where undiscovered talent meets people with the power to make a difference.
With the rush by traditional publishers to sign them and their noteworthy bestselling status, there’s no longer much doubt that indie authors can be both commercially and creatively successful. All that was left to do was create a credible vehicle by which to find them. That’s where the IRDAs come in.
What makes the IRDAs so unique is their extraordinary panel of judges, including top agents, traditional publishers, PR people, bloggers, and book reviewers — virtually a who’s who of some of the most important people in publishing today. Why have all these important people agreed to read a pile of indie books? For the simple reason that they’re interested in finding talented writers who might otherwise be overlooked.
Everyone entering the IRDAs receives a guaranteed book review from one of IR’s professional reviewers.