At TCK Publishing our mission is to support authors like you.
No matter how you choose to publish your book, we think what you do is amazing and we want to celebrate all you’ve accomplished in writing a book!
We also support readers.
Readers are why we all joined the publishing industry in the first place. They’re why we do what we do: we’re looking to entertain, inform, and connect with readers all over the world just like you.
So it only made sense that our book awards program would bring together indie authors and devoted readers as the 2018 Readers Choice Awards.
This year, indie and self-published authors submitted their best work in a range of 16 categories, and then the readers decided who would win!
And now we’re pleased to announce the lineup of winners for the 2018 edition of the awards!
2018 Readers Choice Grand Prize Winner
We’re pleased to announce that the Grand Prize winner of the 2018 TCK Publishing Readers Choice Awards is…
SHACKLED: A Journey From Political Imprisonment To Freedom by Adam Siddiq
Congratulations to Adam, who won a Kindle Fire HD 10 Tablet and a 1-Year Access Pass to Bestseller Ranking Pro.
Readers Choice Category Winners
Here are the winners in each genre category, as chosen by the readers who voted:
First Place – Rock Coach by Steve Giddings
Second Place – Presto Sketching by Ben Crothers
Third Place – Mastering the Power of Grit by Johnny Welch
Business and Investing
First Place – Great Network Marketing Secrets by Marco Mallari
Second Place – Ignite Your Research Mojo by Dilip Chetan
Third Place – Microsoft Excel 2016 2013 2010 2007 Tips Tricks and Shortcuts by Amelia Griggs
First Place – My First Piano and Keyboard Lesson Book by Megan Auyeung
Second Place – Unleash Your Inner Super Powers by Jacqui Letran
Third Place – The Teacher I Never Met by Eshan Sharma
First Place – The Adventures of Mari Lou: No Junk Food Zone by Rose St Paul
Second Place – Are You a Gym Mouse? by Agi Kadar
Third Place – The Way I See It: A Head-to-Toe Guide to Common Orthopaedic Conditions by Thomas Neviaser
First Place – Among the Reeds by Tammy Bottner
Second Place – Retire on $1,000 a Month: In Chiang Mai, Thailand by Joseph Skinkis
Third Place – Daastan -E- Zindagi by Ankita Soni
First Place – SHACKLED: A Journey From Political Imprisonment To Freedom by Adam Siddiq
Second Place – My Nightmare in Georgia by Amber Norton
Third Place – Undercover: Operation Julie – The Inside Story by Stephen Bentley
First Place – A Kind of Commitment Pratibha Malav
Second Place – Fire’s Kiss by Brittany Pate
Third Place – Stay With Me by Nitin Kalal
First Place – Larking Skylark by Asha Nair
Second Place – The Cursed Girl by Maria Vermisoglou
Third Place – Ewan Colin Coupar and a Touch of the Fae by Carl Rupert Peterson
First Place – The Reichsbank Gold by Mark O’Neill
Second Place – A Light in the Darkness by Patricia Bell
Third Place – One Moment of Madness by Carol M. Creasey
First Place – A Mersey Maiden by Brian L. Porter
Second Place – Night at Key West by Craig A. Hart
Third Place – Masked Intentions by Tom Bierdz
First Place – The Best of Me from A-Z by Mary Rensberry
Second Place – The Creeps by Amy Beatson
Third Place – Rocky the Rocketsaur by Eleanor Oberio
YA and Middle Grade
First Place – The Uncontrolled by Zachary Astrowsky
Second Place – Life of Angela by Rakhi Anand
Third Place – Look For Me Under the Rainbow by Bernard Jan
First Place – The Price of Our Silence by Hanadi Falki
Tied for Second Place – Clockwork Purple Volume 1 by Bend Creative Writers
Tied for Second Place – The Many Afterlives of John Robert Thompson by Valerie Lioudis
Tied for Second Place – Illegal Residents by Jose M. Ramirez Jr.
First Place – Kanishka by Manoj Krishnan
Second Place – The House of Crow by John W. Wood
Third Place – Jill by Nicola Joy
First Place – Outbreak by Joshua C. Chadd
Second Place – Seamkeepers by Adrienne Stephens
Third Place – RED ALERT: MISSILES INBOUND by Cliff Deane
First Place – Seeds: A Christian Fantasy by Rachel Starr Thomson
Second Place – Living for Jesus Until He Returns by Pearl Nsiah-Kumi
Third Place – I Can Make it Through the School Year for Teachers by Crystal Byrd
Congratulations to all the category winners, who receive special badges and promotion on social media.
The Top 10 Readers Choice Winners
Congratulations to the following authors who made it into the top 10!
1. A Kind of Commitment by Pratibha Malav
2. Larking Skylark by Asha Nair
3. SHACKLED by Adam Siddiq
4. The Best of Me from A-Z by Mary Rensberry
5. The Uncontrolled by Zachary Astrowsky
6. Life of Angela by Rakhi Anand
7. A Mersey Maiden by Brian L. Porter
8. The Reichsbank Gold by Mark O’Neill
9. The Creeps by Amy Beatson
10. Fire’s Kiss by Brittany Pate
This was our second annual Readers Choice Awards, and we’re so grateful to all the authors and readers who participated. We can’t wait for next year’s contest!
For the 2019 Readers Choice Awards Contest, we have some ideas for making it even bigger and better. Here’s what we’re doing:
Offering more prizes and rewards for authors who participate. We want to celebrate authors and offer more great rewards.
Make voting even easier for readers. We amped up our voting security this year, but the side effect was it made voting more difficult. We’re going to reconfigure how voting works to make it much easier for readers to vote and share the contest.
Promote the contest more on our social media. As our social media accounts have grown and we now have full-time staff working on social media marketing, we’ll make sure to promote the contest as much as possible to attract more readers to vote in the contest.
Tom Corson-Knowles is the founder of TCK Publishing, and the bestselling author of 27 books including Secrets of the Six-Figure author. He is also the host of the Publishing Profits Podcast show where we interview successful authors and publishing industry experts to share their tips for creating a successful writing career.