Congratulations to Cary Lowe for receiving an IndieReader Discovery Award has been announced, recognizing Becoming American as the best book from an independent publisher in the field of politics/current events.
On Thursday May 28th, IndieReader, one of the original review services for self, hybrid, and independently published authors, announced the winners of their annual IR Discovery Awards (IRDAs) for 2020. Becoming American by Cary D. Lowe won in the politics/current events category.
IndieReader launched the IRDAs in 2011 to help notable indie authors receive the attention of top publishing professionals, with the goal of reaching more readers. Noted Amy Edelman, author and founder of IR, “The books that won the IRDAs this year are not simply great indie books; they are great books, period. We hope that our efforts via the IRDAs ensure that they receive attention from the people who matter most. Potential readers.”
Past and present sponsors for the IRDAs include Amazon, Reedsy, Smith Publicity and NY-based literary agents Dystel, Goderich & Bourret. Judges have included publishers (from Penguin Group USA and Simon & Schuster), agents (from ICM, Dystel), publicists (from Smith Publicity), and bloggers (from GoodeReader).
Becoming American received the verdict of Winner from IndieReader’s reviewers. The book is a political memoir chronicling the author’s growing up in post-war Europe with parents who were Holocaust survivors, immigrating to the US, serving in the military, working on campaigns and causes, and overall becoming a politically engaged American. Mr. Lowe is a retired lawyer and college professor residing in San Diego and active in politics there.
Reacting to winning this award, Mr. Lowe said, “I hope this book shows readers how immigrants become Americans and what it means to be a real American.”