November 15, 2019
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‘Cyberslammed’ authors win first place IndieReader award

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Kay Stephens, left, Amy Edleman, founder of IndieReader and Vinitha Nair, right

New York -The winners of the 2013 IndieReader Discovery Awards were announced June 1 during BookExpo America which took place at the Jacob K. Javits Center.

Midcoast author Kay Stephens and co-author Vinitha Nair, who now resides in Brooklyn, N.Y., took first place in the nonfiction Self Help category for their cyberbullying book, “Cyberslammed,” which received a five out of five stars review on

“We were thrilled, for sure,” said Stephens. “Because of IndieReader, this book is now going to find a national audience of adults who need some real, tangible tools to fight cyberbullying.”

Cyberslammed was self-published this past fall with the exclusive sponsorship of Time Warner Cable and serves as a guide for educators and parents of teens from 5th to 12th grade to identify, prevent, combat and transform the six most common cyberbullying tactics teens face today.

IndieReader, the essential consumer guide to self-published books and the people who write them, created the IRDAs to give indie authors access to people who can make a difference in their book’s success. Judges on the IRDA panel included publishers, agents, PR professionals, top reviewers and more. Judging was based on the quality of writing and the originality of the story.

Stephens will follow up on the award with a series of PSAs for Time Warner Cable this summer and both Stephens and Nair will be offering national webinars on cyberbullying in the fall. For more information, visit