Announcing the 7th Annual Self-Published E-Book Awards Winners - Writer's Digest

Congratulations to the winners of the 7th Annual Self-Published E-Book Awards!

Grand Prize

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Steel Hand, Cold Heart by Rachel Menard (


First Place

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Willow of Ashes by Ellie Raine (

Honorable Mentions

Fog & Mist: The Canens Chronicles, Book 1 by Kelsie Engen (

The Devil's Own: Murphy's Law, Book One by K.A. Fox (

Science Fiction

In the Slip FD Lee

First Place

In the Slip by F.D. Lee (

Honorable Mentions

Falcon's Call by Mike Waller (

Andre's Reboot: Striving to Save Humanity by Steve Coleman (


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First Place

Moti on the Water by Leylah Attar (

Honorable Mentions

Fire Trucks, Garter Belts, & My Perfect Ex by Heather Novak (

Love, Chocolate, and a Dog Named Al Capone by Wende Dikec

Contemporary Fiction

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First Place

The Chocolate Shop by J.J Spring (

Honorable Mentions

The Trial of Connor Padget by Carl Roberts (

The Devil's Fortune by Amy Schisler (

Young Adult

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First Place

Finn's Clock by Dean Whitlock (

Honorable Mentions

Ember Burning: Trinity Forest Book 1 by Jennifer Alsever (

F'lorna of Rodesh by Alisa Hope Wagner (


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First Place

Don't Come Back by Adam Fletcher (

Honorable Mentions

Private Lucky by Melissa Guzzetta (

Don't Mind Me, I'm Just Having a Bad Life: A Memoir by Lewis Kempfer (


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First Place

The Loggerhead Murders by Georgia Ann Mullen (

Honorable Mentions

CELTIC KNOT: A Clara Swift Tale by Ann Shortell (

The Green Ribbon Murder by Sharon Cowen

Ship Bottom Blues by Daniel J. Waters (


First Place

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Dark Nights of the Soul: Reflections on Faith and the Depressed Brain by David Anderson (

Honorable Mentions

Retail: The Second-Oldest Profession, 7 Timeless Principles to WIN in Retail Today by Flora Delaney (

Re-learning the ABC With Mamma by Cynthia Rodrigues (

The Mystery Shopper Training Program by Bethany Mooradian (


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