Second Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published e-Book Awards

Author:
Publish date:

Writer's Digest would like to congratulate the winners of the 2nd Annual Self-Published e-Book Awards. For further coverage of the awards, see the May/June 2015 issue of Writer's Digest.

GRAND PRIZE
Steve LeBelThe Universe Builders: Bernie and the Putty, Argon Press, theuniversebuilders.com

(Also be sure to check out our extended interview with Steve.)

Children's Picture Books
First Place:
Graciela Tiscareño-Sato, Good Night Captain Mama, Gracefully Global Group, LLC, captainmama.com

Genre Fiction
First Place:
Karey BrownShadows of the Keeper, Amazon Digital Services, http://kareybrown.wix.com/kareybrownauthor

Honorable Mentions:
Robert ChuteThis Plague of Days, Ex Parte Press, allthatchazz.com

Sherry L. JesbergerAislin of Arianrhod, Amazon Digital Services, sherryjesberger.com

Jay KlagesMeasure of Danger, Amazon Digital Services, jayklages.com

Inspirational
First Place:
SalamancaWiccan Trees: Our Guardians Speak, Amazon Kindle, amazon.com/author/salamanca

Life Stories

First Place:
Yolande BrennerHoly Candy: Why I Joined a Cult and Married a Stranger, Holy Crack Publishing, yolandebrenner.com

Mainstream/Literary Fiction

First Place:
J. Boyce GleasonAnvil of God, iUniverse, jboycegleason.com

Honorable Mentions:
T.A. BarnesCrazy Old Horses, Amazon Digital Services

John D. BeattyCrop Duster: A Novel of World War II, Booklocker/JDB Communications, LLC,

Joseph L. RichardsonFire Angels, CreateSpace, sites.google.com/site/jrichbooks/home

Middle-Grade/Young Adult Fiction
First Place:
Sherry PetersMabel the Lovelorn Dwarf, DwarvenAmazon.com, dwarvenamazon.com

Nonfiction
First Place:
Dr. Stan BeechamElite Minds, BookLogix, drstanbeecham.com

Honorable Mentions:
Linda Donovan and Denise P. KalmTech Grief: Survive and Thrive Through Career Losses, CreateSpace

Kate March,No Witnesses: The Story of Robbery and Murder at the Cabinet Supreme Savings and Loan, Alan March, acmarch.wix.com/alanmarch

Philip StoverReligion and Revolution in Mexico's North, Rio Vista Press, riovistagroup.com/religion-and-revolution

Poetry
First Place:
Sharon Patricia BurtnerAfterimage, CreateSpace, sharonburtner.com

Tags
terms:
e-book awards
Where Are the Toxic Families in Children's Books?

Where Are the Toxic Families in Children's Books?

Christina Wyman discusses how for children who suffer difficult family dynamics, seeing their experiences reflected in books is few and far between.

the island

The Island

Every writer needs a little inspiration once in a while. For today's prompt, build yourself an island.

Nawaaz Ahmed: On Personal Identity in Literary Fiction

Nawaaz Ahmed: On Personal Identity in Literary Fiction

Nawaaz Ahmed discusses how his personal experiences acted as the impetus for his new book, Radiant Fugitives, and how it went from novella to novel.

Comedy vs. Comity (Grammar Rules)

Comedy vs. Comity (Grammar Rules)

There's nothing funny about learning when to use comedy and comity (OK, maybe a little humor) with Grammar Rules from the Writer's Digest editors, including a few examples of correct usages.

Shugri Said Salh: On Writing the Coming-Of-Age Story

Shugri Said Salh: On Writing the Coming-Of-Age Story

Debut author Shugri Said Salh discusses how wanting to know her mother lead her to writing her coming-of-age novel, The Last Nomad.

100 Ways to Buff Your Book

100 Ways to Buff Your Book

Does your manuscript need a little more definition, but you’re not sure where to begin? Try these 100 tips to give your words more power.

Kaia Alderson: On Internal Roadblocks and Not Giving Up

Kaia Alderson: On Internal Roadblocks and Not Giving Up

Kaia Alderson discusses how she never gave up on her story, how she worked through internal doubts, and how research lead her out of romance and into historical fiction.

writer's digest wd presents

WD Presents: Seven New Courses, Writing Prompts, and More!

This week, we’re excited to announce seven new courses, our Editorial Calendar, and more!

Crystal Wilkinson: On The Vulnerability of Memoir Writing

Crystal Wilkinson: On The Vulnerability of Memoir Writing

Kentucky’s Poet Laureate Crystal Wilkinson discusses how each project has its own process and the difference between writing fiction and her new memoir, Perfect Black.