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

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Writer's Digest would like to congratulate the winners of the 1st Annual Self-Published e-Book Awards. For further cover of the awards, see the May/June 2014 issue of Writer's Digest.

GRAND PRIZE
Judith Gille – Seattle, WA – Nonfiction – The View from Casa Chepitos: A Journey Beyond the Border ($3.99, Kindle), Davis Bay Press – judithgille.com

(Also be sure to check out our extended interview with Judith Gille, as well as her blog post on self-publishing.)

FICTION
First Place:
Katy Pye – Mendocino, CA – Elizabeth’s Landing ($0.99, Kindle), Pyewacky Press – katypye.com

Second Place:
Nancy Klann-Moren
– Laguna Woods, CA – The Clock of Life ($5.49, Kindle), AnthonyAnn Books – nancyklann-moren.com

Honorable Mentions (listed alphabetically):
Jacquelyn Nastri Bardenwerper – Stamford, CT – On the Line ($2.99, Kindle), CreateSpace – jnbwrite.com

Karla Brandenburg – Elgin, IL – Mist on the Meadow ($4.95, Kindle), CreateSpace – karlabrandenburg.com

Kimberly P. Chase – Mount Pleasant, SC – The Apollo Academy ($2.99, Kindle) – kimberlypchase.blogspot.com

Adrian Jackson – Fort Worth, TX – Kindertransport ($8.99, Kindle), CreateSpace – adrianjacksonbooks.com

Rosa Lee Jude & Mary Lin Brewer – Max Meadows, VA – Redemption: Legends of Graham Mansion, Book One ($2.99, Kindle), Two Southern Belles Publishing – legendsofgrahammansion.com

Kaye Linden – Gainesville, FL – Tales From Ma’s Watering Hole ($2.99, Kindle), Booklocker.com, Inc. – kayelinden.com

J.L. McCreedy – McHenry, MS – Liberty Frye and the Witches of Hessen ($3.99, Kindle), Penelope Pipp Publishing – libertyfrye.com

Marschel Paul – Seattle, WA – The Spirit Room ($6.99, Kindle), Wasteland Press – marschelpaul.com

J.E. Rogers – Danbury, CT – The Sword of Demelza ($3.99, Kindle), Acadia Publishing Group, LLC – warriorechidna.blogspot.com

Sandra Woffington – Dana Point, CA – Unveiling ($4.99, Kindle), Red Summit Publishers – swoffington.com

NONFICTION
First Place:
Laura Parker
– Woodland Park, CA – The Exodus Road ($4.99, Kindle), Freedom House Press – theexodusroad.com

Second Place:
Jake Poinier
– Phoenix, AZ – Help! My Freelancers Are Driving Me Crazy: 12 Keys to Driving Loyalty and Results from Your Creative Workforce ($5.99, Kindle), More Cowbell Books, LLC – deardrfreelance.com

Honorable Mentions (listed alphabetically):
Natalie Burg – Ann Arbor, MI – Swedish Lessons: A memoir of sects, love and indentured servitude. Sort of. ($8.99, Kindle), CreateSpace – natalieburg.com

Jennifer Colt – Santa Monica, CA – Minor Mercies & Big-Ass Miracles: A Writer’s Spirtual Journey That Stops Just Short of Nirvana ($9.95, Kindle), Tessera Books

Gordon Harrison – Peterborough, Ontario, Canada – Allah, Jesus, and Yahweh: The Gods That Failed ($8.49, Kindle), Prometheus Publications

Jodie Renner – London, Ontario, Canada – Style That Sizzles & Pacing for Power: An Editor’s Guide to Writing Compelling Fiction ($3.49, Kindle), Cobalt Books – jodierenner.com

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