I learned last week that my novel, Bella’s Band is a RONE Award nominee!
What are the RONE awards?
Each year InD’tale Magazine honors the very best books in the Indie and Small publishing industry by awarding the prestigious RONE (Reward of Novel Excellence) award. To achieve this award, a book must go through three distinct areas of focus.
- All books in each given year (January 1st – December 31st) must have been read and reviewed by our professional staff of reviewers and be given a four star rating or higher to qualify as a nominee.
- All nominees must then be voted on by the reading public. The books with the highest number of public votes will progress on to become finalists.
- The finalists will then be read by a group of industry professionals consisting of editors, writers, professors etc. and be judged on a one to five scale from a specific list of requirements such as characterization, overall arc, editing etc. to determine the winner of the coveted RONE award, along with the honorable mentions.
From a field of 34 wonderful nominees in the Historical: Post Medieval category, 7 finalists will be chosen. Each person voting will have two votes in this category.
If you have time and are so inclined, would you go to the RONE Award Week Two ballot and cast one of your votes for Bella’s Band? If you are not an InD’tale subscriber, you will need to create an account, but the process is easy, and free, and the site is full of wonderful articles and reviews for fiction lovers.
Remember, voting in this category is this week only, April 20-26, 2015.