B.R.A.G. is an acronym for Book Readers Appreciation Group.
All ebooks brought to the attention of indieBRAG, LLC are subjected to a rigorous selection process. This entails an initial screening to ensure that the author’s work meets certain minimum standards of quality and content. This initial screening may involve a review of sample chapters available on Amazon.com (or other on-line booksellers), or portions of the nominated ebook. IndieBRAG, LLC reserves the right to reject an ebook during this initial screening assessment for any reason in indieBRAG, LLC’s sole discretion. If it passes this preliminary assessment, it is then read by a selected group of members drawn from our global reader team. In both the initial screening phase and, if appropriate, the subsequent group evaluation phase, each book is judged against a comprehensive list of relevant literary criteria. On average, only 10-15% of the books we consider are awarded a B.R.A.G. Medallion.
We currently have over two hundred readers, both individuals and members of book clubs, located throughout the United States and in ten other countries around the globe. They are people who are passionate about reading, and who love to help us discover new and talented self-published authors. The vast majority are ordinary members of the general reading public. We do not require that they be literary experts, professional editors, or book reviewers and bloggers, although some may happen to be that.