The seal appears on book covers as a pure gold version of the above. The back and gold version is used for display on the author’s website.
What it means.
In order to be awarded the Awesome Indies Seal of Approval, books must be approved by three qualified reviewers, at least one of which is a regular contributor to the Awesome Indies site, or one of the site’s back-up readers. The standard of prose required for the seal is higher than for inclusion on the site, therefore placement on the Awesome Indies list does not guarantee award of the seal.
So yay, I’m so pleased. I set up these things, and then I think, shit, will my books get it. I checked, and they do. I was relieved to discover that I have more than the three reviews needed for both my novels.