The Go Indie Now! Excellence in Literature Award is an award created by master reviewer/author A.M. Nestler.  A.M. Nestler is also the creator of the Go Indie Now! Bibliotherapy Box, and gives out this award to a new book each month that she reviews.  She judges the books based on editing, originality, plot structure, character structure, and message.  She is very critical about the books that she reviews, and only those that meet these high standards make it to the last round.

At the end of the year, one of the 12 books chosen will be given the yearly award for best indie novel of the year.  All books chosen will receive a medal to be displayed on their covers, and the author will be given a certificate as well as be featured indefinitely on https://ginliteraryaward.wordpress.com/.