Judges Needed for Indie Ebook Awards 2017


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’s third annual Indie Ebook Awards are almost underway, and we’re looking for voracious readers to serve as judges. Volunteers will be asked to assess books in one of five categories: romance, sf, fantasy, mystery, or YA. This is an amazing opportunity to discover and support local authorship and reward self-published talent.

The contest will take place in two sections. Groups of first-round judges will be evaluating submissions assigned to them to determine the top ten finalists beginning mid-May to mid-August. After that, a final judge for each genre will have from the end of August to the end of October to choose a winner and two honorable mentions. They will also be asked to write LJ-style reviews for their selections.

Those interested should email Kate DiGirolomo with the following information: name, library affiliation, preferred email, phone number, and at least three genre choices. Please indicate if you’re interested in being a first round judge, final round judge, or if you have no preference.

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Kate DiGirolomo About Kate DiGirolomo

Kate DiGirolomo is the SELF-e Community Coordinator at Library Journal. She received her Master's degree in Library and Information Science at Pratt Institute. Follow her on Twitter @KateDiGirolomo.

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