Voting for the Indies Unlimited Excellence Awards has concluded. We’d like to thank everyone for vigorous participation. The votes constitute an important part of the process, but do not exclusively determine the winner. To balance the votes and prevent the awards from becoming an outright “popularity contest,” we used the Alexa rankings of the finalists in the final calculation. Alexa is is the leading web traffic ranking service, and we regard it as an impartial standard.
The total votes received by each finalist by the close of the polls was divided by each candidate’s Alexa ranking. The rankings used were those recorded for each site on the morning of February 1, 2015.
This methodology was chosen for several reasons. First, while it gives significant weight to the Alexa ranking, it does not allow a site (even with an excellent rating) to win without getting votes. Second, of the various methodologies we tested on dummy data, this was the only one that did not produce ties. It also removes any potential elements of favoritism.
Both the winners and the finalists exemplify the very spirit of the indie community. We are pleased to present the recipients of the 2014 Indies Unlimited Excellence Awards.
18 thoughts on “2014 IUEA Winners”
I’m a regular reader of The Passive Voice so I’m delighted to see it win in such august company. Well done, IU for hosting such great awards.
Congratulations to ‘Girl Who Reads,’ my nominee for best review site.
Congratulations to the winners of the IU excellence awards. Well earned and deserved.
P.S. The Badge for Finalist is posted on eNovel Authors at Work! Woot! Woot. Happy dancing.
Congratulations to everyone. :-)))
Congratulations to all the winners and finalists, and to Indies Unlimited for a great competition.
Congratulations to all the winners and finalists and to Indies Unlimited for the organizing of this competition.
Congratulations to all the winners and finalists, and thank you, IU, for organizing this event. Indie writers are making great strides, and organizations that assist them make invaluable contributions.
Congratulations to the 2014 IUEA winners and the finalists. Thank you Indies Unlimited for organizing a celebration of the exciting progress in Indie publishing. By seeking out excellence, we can only win moving forward.
Congratulations to all! Well done to IU for organizing. Great work! Great list!
Congratulations to all the winners and finalists Go Independent authors! We are the voices of the publishing future.
Congratulations to all the winners and finalists!!! Go indie!!
Wow, what a great list of winners and finalists. Thanks to Indies Unlimited for organizing the competition.
Congratulations to all the winners and finalists.
Congrats to all!
Good to see these results – thanks for organising the awards.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Congratulations to all the winners and the finalists.
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