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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!

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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…

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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

General Nonfiction

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

Children’s Book

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

General Fiction

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.

Historical Fiction

First Place – Kanishka by Manoj Krishnan

Second Place – The House of Crow by John W. Wood

Third Place – Jill by Nicola Joy

Science Fiction

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

What’s Next

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.

You can connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Click here to register early for the 2019 Readers Choice Awards Contest (Free)