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Announcing the 9th Annual Self-Published E-book Awards Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 9th Annual Self-Published E-book Awards! Discover the titles that placed in the categories of contemporary fiction, fantasy, memoir, mystery, and more.

Congratulations to the winners of the 9th Annual Self-Published E-book Awards!

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Announcing the 9th Annual Self-Published E-book Awards Winners

Grand Prize

$3.99 Kindle; $18 Paperback, Steve Physioc

$3.99 Kindle; $18 Paperback, Steve Physioc

Walks With the Wind by Steve Physioc, StevePhysioc.com

Contemporary Fiction

First Place

$7.29 Kindle; $13.49 Paperback, KDP

$7.29 Kindle; $13.49 Paperback, KDP

Driftless by Ardys Brevig Richards, AardysBrevigRichards.blogspot.com

Honorable Mentions

Backstory: Behind the Scenes of a Famous Film-Thriller by Pat Dunlap Evans ($5.99 Kindle; $12.99 Paperback, A.M. Chai Literary), PatDunlapEvans.com

Safelight by Casey Lown ($2.99 Kindle; $11.99 Paperback, Casey Lown), CaseyLown.com

Going Home by Win and Meredith Blevins ($0.99 Kindle; $8.99 Paperback, WordWorx Publishing)

A Legacy of One by Kevin G. Chapman ($3.99 Kindle; $12.99 Paperback, CreateSpace Publishing), KevingChapman.com

Fantasy

First Place

$2.99 Kindle; $18.99 Paperback, Kent Safford

$2.99 Kindle; $18.99 Paperback, Kent Safford

Choose the Sun by Kent Safford, KentSafford.com

Honorable Mention

Guardian of Chaos by Michelle Manus ($4.99 Kindle; $14.99 Paperback, Seclusion Publishing), MichelleManus.com

Mystery/Thriller

First Place

$4.99 Kindle; $16.14 Paperback, Cameron K. Moore

$4.99 Kindle; $16.14 Paperback, Cameron K. Moore

Dark Cure by Cameron K. Moore 

Honorable Mentions

Dead Tree Tales by Rush Leaming ($4.99 Kindle; $16.88 Paperback, Bridgewood), LeamingRush.wixsite.com/nightfall

Where Loyalty Lies by Edward Belton ($2.99 Kindle; $21.66 Paperback, Booklocker.com, Inc.)

The Quisling Factor by J. L. Oakley ($4.99 Kindle; $18.95 Paperback, Fairchance Press), JLOakleyAuthor.com

AESOP by Michele Packard ($2.99 Kindle; $9.99 Paperback, Michele Packard), MichelePackard.com

Narrative Nonfiction

First Place

$8.99 Kindle; $15.95 Paperback, BookBaby

$8.99 Kindle; $15.95 Paperback, BookBaby

Memoirs of a Counselor: My Life in South Africa by Chloe Timothy, ChloeTimothy.com

Honorable Mentions

Still Laughin' by Dara Kalima ($8.99 Kindle; $20.99 Paperback, Dara Kalima), DaraKalima.com

My View from the Back of the Bus by Merritt Long ($9.99 Kindle; $23 Paperback, My View LLC)

OiseauxWords: Grew-Some Man-i-festations by Bernadette "Bird" Bowen ($9.99 Kindle, Bernadette "Bird" Bowen)

Prescriptive/Informative Nonfiction

First Place

$9.95 Kindle; $19.95 Paperback, Villaggio Publications

$9.95 Kindle; $19.95 Paperback, Villaggio Publications

The Ever-Fixed Mark: Shakespeare on Love, Women, and Human Nature by Thomas Brackshaw

Honorable Mentions

Food, Body and Love: But the Greatest of These is Love by Kari Anderson ($4.99 Kindle; $19.95 Paperback, Kari Anderson), MyEatingDoctor.com

Braving the World: Adventures in Travel and Retirement by Pam Saylor ($4.99 Kindle; $15.99 Paperback, KDP), PamSaylor.com

Holy Smoke: How Christianity Smothered the True American Dream by Rick Snedeker ($6.99 Kindle; $11 Paperback, Station Square Media), RickSnedekerAuthor.com

Romance

First Place

$3.99 Kindle; $18.99 Paperback, LJ Evans

$3.99 Kindle; $18.99 Paperback, LJ Evans

Charming and the Cherry Blossom by LJ Evans, LJEvansbooks.com

Honorable Mention

Siren's Song by Michelle Manus ($2.99 Kindle; $14.99 Paperback, Seclusion Publishing), MichelleManus.com

Science Fiction

First Place

$3.49 Kindle; $8.99 Paperback, KDP

$3.49 Kindle; $8.99 Paperback, KDP

In the Garden of Mistress Bloom by Clé Curbo

Honorable Mention

I, Cassandra by E. A. Carter ($6.99 Kindle; $12.99 Paperback, Arundel House Press), AuthorEACarter.net

Young Adult

First Place

$4.99 Kindle; $17.99 Paperback, Tanya Ross

$4.99 Kindle; $17.99 Paperback, Tanya Ross

Facing Off by Tanya Ross, TanyaRossAuthor.com

Honorable Mention

Max and the Spice Thieves by John Peragine ($2.99 Kindle; $14.74 Paperbook, Crumblebee Books), JohnPeragineBooks.com

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