The Book Readers Appreciation Group Medallion for excellence in indie publications includes not only a shiny gold sticker, but also a host of other treasures: reviews on Amazon and Goodreads, mentions on Twitter, and images on Pinterest. B.R.A.G. also posts news provided by authors about their readings and publications. If honorees send B.R.A.G. a print copy of their book, B.R.A.G. will display that book at many book expositions. In addition, B.R.A.G. affords its recipients the opportunity to do an online interview about their winning work and their writing process. I jumped at the opportunity of doing an interview about my B.R.A.G. honoree novel, Castles in the Sand, and had the pleasure of working with Stephanie Hopkins of Layered Pages.
A sample for you, of my interview…
Stephanie: Hello Annie! Congrats on the B.R.A.G. Medallion for your book, Castles in the Sand. How did you discover indieBRAG and what has been your experience with self-publishing thus far?
- I discovered indieBRAG on Twitter. Another author tweeted that her book was a BRAG Medallion recipient; I was curious so I followed the link to indieBRAG.
- A steep learning curve, that of self-publishing. At times I felt as though I were scaling a vertical wall. I had to learn (am still learning) not only the business of writing, but also the use of technology. (Three years ago, I didn’t have a website, didn’t know an analytic from a hashtag, etc.) I sacrificed writing time to acquire skills in both these areas; unfortunately, that was necessary. But now, writing comes first and I squeeze marketing and tech into whatever time is left.
See more here: Interview with B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree Annie Daylon
A Note to Indie Writers…
For a nominal fee, B.R.A.G. Medallion will consider your self-published novel on basis of Plot, Characters, Writing Style, Dialogue, Copyediting, Cover/Interior Layout.
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