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HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT (HWAD) by Thom Kudla wins 2019 IndieReader Discovery Award

for Writing/Publishing Category



June 1, 2019 — Today, Jennifer L. Armentrout, a New York Times and International bestselling author, announced the winners of the 2019 annual IndieReader Discovery Awards (IRDAs) at Book Expo America (BEA)/Book Con, a major trade show in New York City. HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT (HWAD)  by Thom Kudla won in the Writing/Publishing category.


IndieReader launched the IRDAs in order to help worthy indie authors get the attention of top indie professionals, with the goal of reaching more readers. Noted Amy Edelman, founder of IR, “The books that won the IRDAs this year are not just 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.”


Sponsors for the awards include Amazon, IngramSpark and Kirkus. Judges included notable publishers, agents, publicists, and bloggers. HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT (HWAD) received the following verdicts by IndieReader’s reviewers:

“Readers looking for an innovative way of increasing their writing output will find much to like in HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT, Thom Kudla’s interactive app based on his book HOW I AM DIFFERENT. This two-year system offers daily readings from his inspiring book of poignant personal reflections on life meant as writing prompts. It is easy to use and offers a variety of approaches to reading the book and responding to the day’s reading selections. The best part–you don’t have to be tech savvy to use the app and track responses to prompts.”

“Thom Kudla’s smart enhanced ebook, HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT, creatively responds to our app-happy zeitgeist by offering a reading and writing tool that will inspire writing habits amongst aspiring tech-savvy writers.”

In addition to the IndieReader award recognition, HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT (HWAD) has also won two gold medals in the 2018 eLit Book Awards and was recognized by the Independent Book Publishers Association as a Benjamin Franklin Digital Award Silver Honoree.


HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT (HWAD) author/creator had this to say about winning the IndieReader Discovery Award for the Writing/Publishing category:


“It’s an honor for this book-as-app to receive even more recognition. I hope many more people across the globe take on my challenge and decide to read and write creatively every day with HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT as their companion. Those that choose to pursue this exciting endeavor will surely become better readers and writers. And they might even improve their lives too.”

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About IndieReader
Since 2009, IndieReader has been "building strong books and successful authors" through publishing services like editing, cover design, and layout and book marketing like book reviews and an annual contest. Since its establishment, the independent book publishing industry has made tremendous strides in competing with traditional publishers, and IndieReader is proud to have assisted with this positive development.

About To a T Books
Established in 2016 with its first release, How I Am Different by Thom Kudla, To a T Books is a publishing imprint of the writing, critiquing, editing, copy editing, and proofreading company To a T Editorial Group, which was founded under that name in 2011 but has been in business providing expert solutions and advice since 2007. To learn more about the company, visit



To a T Books at To a T Editorial Group


Copyright © 2016-2019 by Thom Kudla
How We Are Different (HWAD).

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