Tuesday, 11 September 2012
And Yes I'm Still Bragging!
"To all of our wonderful readers -
"Thank you so much for all the hard work you have done for indieBRAG!
"We have been getting so much wonderful press about our medallion and the number of authors wanting to be a part of this has exploded.
"I light of the recent "sockpuppeting" and reviews scandals that have come to light, I need to remind you of a couple of things. If you don't know what "sockpuppeting" is, you can find out at:
"One of the things that as impressed the industry most about us is that our decisions are untainted by our readers having any vested interest in the books they read. Therefore it is of the utmost importance that our readers not be in contact with the authors. You are to remain anonymous - this protects you from being harassed by unhappy authors and also from being accused of working with authors in order for them to receive a medallion. If after the book is honored you wish to post a review on your blog or online book sites, you certainly may but you may not mention you read if for indieBRAG or that you are a reader. I hope you understand how important this is to maintain our integrity.
"I hope that you take a minute to visit the website and see the wonderful books we are honoring - you have made some deserving authors very happy!"