Welcome to the Awesome Indies.

We showcase quality independent fiction for the discerning reader.

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Books listed here are Awesome Indies Approved (AIA).

The ebook versions of these books have been evaluated by industry professionals against specific criteria for quality fiction & deemed to be of the same quality of craftsmanship as books published by mainstream publishing houses.

 We take the risk out of buying indie, save you from having to sort the gems from the slush pile. If you buy books listed here, you can rest assured that you are supporting the independent authors that deserve to succeed; those that maintain high standards in their written language.  This is where you’ll find the best indie authors and some of the most exciting fiction available today.


Our authors are independent in that they do not depend on someone else to decide whether, or not, they can express their voice in the world. They create the new trends, offer the new adventures, and make you think, feel and wonder anew. Awesome Indies Approved authors have exacting standards. They choose this path, not because they have no other choice, but because they choose independence.

Authors with books listed on the site may display a silver and black version of the AIA Badge of Approval on their electronic book covers.

We also award the  AIA Seal of Excellence  in independent fiction to suitable candidates.
The Seal appears on covers as a pure gold version of the AIA symbol.

While you’re here, consider joining our community of discerning readers and writers. Subscribe to the blog to stay up to date with weekly deals and new additions (the subscribe button is on the top left hand side of the Blog page), and/or  join the AIA Readers’ Club to make sure you don’t miss out on big news and special promotions.  If you’d like to help out by joining our reviewer or reader evaluation team, please read this post about who we’re looking for – you might be just the person we need.

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No system is foolproof, so if you find a book listed here that you think should not be on this list, please let us know by filling in the contact form . We will have the book reviewed again. Before contacting us though, please check the criteria for inclusion. You may not like a book, but that doesn’t mean that its writing is poor quality.

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