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Announcing the 6th Annual Self-Published E-Book Awards Winners

See the full list of winners of the Writer's Digest 6th Annual Self-Published E-Book Awards.

Congratulations to the winners of the 6th Annual Self-Published E-Book Awards! See the May/June 2019 issue of Writer's Digest for complete coverage of the awards. For an extended interview with the Grand Prize winner, click here.

Grand Prize

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The Last Checkout by Peter Besson ($7.99, Kindle, Kindle Unlimited; $17.95 Audible), peterbesson.com.

Mystery/Thriller

First Place

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Gilchrist by Christian Galacar ($4.99, Kindle, Kindle Unlimited; $19.99 paperback; $7.49 Audible), christiangalacar.com.

Honorable Mentions

The Missing Link by Moriamo A. Onabanjo ($3.99 Kindle; $10 paperback), toksbola.wixsite.com/moriamoabolanleo.

Rob the Vatican by Robert Gallant ($2.99 Kindle; $10.79 paperback; $23.27 hardcover), Stratton Press, robertgallantbooks.net.

Fantasy

First Place

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Coyote Ate the Stars by E.A. Van Stralen ($4.99 Kindle; $9.99 paperback).

Honorable Mentions

The Singing Bones by Eric S. Love

Dream Waters by Erin A. Jensen ($2.99 Kindle; $12.95 paperback; $25.89 hardcover), Dream Waters Publishing LLC, blog.erinajensen.com.

Memoir

First Place

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Amsterdam Exposed by David Wienir ($2.99, Kindle, Kindle Unlimited; $12.95 paperback), De Wallen Press, amsterdamexposed.com.

Honorable Mentions

Going to Wings by Sandra Worsham ($4.99 Kindle, Kindle Unlimited; $16.99 paperback), Third Lung Press, sworsham.com.

Chiseled: A Memoir of Identity, Duplicity and Divine Wine by Danuta Pfeiffer ($4.99 Kindle; $15.95 paperback; $29.95 hardcover), danutapfeiffer.com.

Young Adult

First Place

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The LoveLock by Eichin Chang-Lim ($2.99, Kindle; $15.99, paperback), eichinchanglim.com.

Honorable Mentions

Are We Nuts? by Gisela Hausmann ($2.99 Kindle; $11.99 paperback), Educ-Easy Books, giselahausmann.com.

Alone Together by Robert Hill ($2.99 Kindle; $12.95 paperback), New Diamond Publishing.

Romance

First Place

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Scotland’s Knight: A Rose in the Glade by Anne K. Hawkinson and Paul V. Hunter ($3.99, Kindle, Kindle Unlimited; $5.99 paperback), annehawkinson.com.

Honorable Mentions

Running the Tides by Amanda Kayhart ($0.99 Kindle, Kindle Unlimited; $9.99 paperback).

Showtime Rendezvous by C.K. Wiles ($2.99 Kindle; $7.99 paperback), ckwiles.com.

Science Fiction

First Place

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Angel City Blues by Jeff Edwards ($4.95, Kindle; $14.99 paperback), Braveship Books, jeffedwardswrites.com.

Honorable Mentions

Aurora Terminus by S.E. Fanetti ($3.99 Kindle; $19.99 paperback), susanfanetti.com.

Reluctant Android by William X. Adams ($3.99 Kindle; $12.99 paperback), Psi-Fi Books, psifibooks.com.

Nonfiction

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The Work at Home Training Program by Bethany Mooradian ($7.99 Kindle, Kindle Unlimited; $14.98 paperback), CreateSpace, workathomefaq.com.

Honorable Mentions

The Way of the Warrior Mama by Sally Clark ($7.99 Kindle; $10.37 paperback), The Difference Press, sallylclark.com.

Telling: A Guide to Finding Help And Healing by Telling Your Abuse Story by Dawn Scott Damon ($7.99 Kindle), dawnscottdamon.com.

Contemporary Fiction

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Becoming JiJi by David R. Yale ($0.99 Kindle; $10.95 paperback), A Healthy Relationship Press, davidryale.com.

Honorable Mentions

The Gospel of Catherine Deare by Michael Colahan ($2.99 Kindle, $15.95 paperback), Telemachus, mikecolahannovels.com.

Sticks & Stones by Malcolm Ivey ($0.99 Kindle, Kindle Unlimited; $11.95 paperback), malcolmivey.com.

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