We’ve just wrapped up another amazing Readers Choice Awards Contest, and we’re so excited to finally announce the winners for 2021!
Why We Started This Book Awards Contest
Here at TCK Publishing, we think what authors do is amazing and we want to celebrate writers everywhere.
And if you’re familiar with our blog, you know we also love to support readers. After all, readers are the reason we joined the publishing industry in the first place.
We love entertaining, informing, and connecting with readers all over the world.
That’s why we decided to create a book awards contest that would bring together indie authors and devoted readers.
We invited indie and self-published authors to submit their best work in a range of 16 categories, and then we let readers decide a winner by voting for their favorites!
This year we received a total of 18,496 votes, and we’re so grateful to everyone who voted and entered their book to make this competition possible!
2021 Readers Choice Grand Prize Winner
We’re pleased to announce that the Grand Prize winner of the 2021 TCK Publishing Readers Choice Awards is…
Seeing Red by LeAndrea Mack
Congratulations to Ms. Mack, who won a Kindle Fire HD 8 Tablet and a 1-Year Access Pass to Bestseller Ranking Pro.
Readers Choice Category Winners
First Place – We Can Do This! Adult Children and Aging Parents Planning for Success by Lorraine “Lorrie” Morales
Second Place – The Basics by Naresh Kumar Sukumaran
Third Place – GET SHAP (Seen, Heard & Paid): Reimagined thoughts to level up your business and career by Nicholas K. Quest
First Place – Bizzie Tizzie Is Gonna Be Everything From A to Z by Yvonne Bryant
Second Place – The Smiley Girl by Ornella Ngabire & Emmanuel Ndayishimiye
Third Place – Magic in Windowland by Rupamanjari Majumder
First Place – Sekhet by K. K. Weakley
Second Place – The Chain Between Worlds by Johnathon Nicolaou
Third Place – Death’s Legacy by Dennis K. Crosby
First Place – The Addiction Manifesto by J.R. Weaver
Second Place – Lessons Learned: Short Stories of Continuity and Resilience by Michele L. Turner
Third Place – Embracing Your Journey by April Y. Cunningham
First Place – Master Your Core: A Science-Based Guide to Achieve Peak Performance and Resilience to Injury by Bohdanna Zazulak
Second Place – Mental & Behavioural State Examination by Tim Whittard
Third Place – So Much More than a Headache: Understanding Migraine through Literature by Kathy O’Shea, Editor
First Place – Made by Leonora
Second Place – Outcomes of Civilization in Africa by Happy Ogunjimi
Third Place – Eternal Love book 2 – The Continuing Journey by Lori Yaney
First Place – Coro-Nostalgia by M.S.R. Venkata Ramana
Second Place – Coming of Age…Whatever That Means by Jaymee Veney
Third Place – The Burning Light of Two Stars: A Mother-Daughter Story by Laura Davis
First Place – If Tomorrow Comes by Pratibha Malav
Second Place – Love Remix by Manaswini Velidi
Third Place – As Delicate As Snow by Shobana Gomes
First Place – Tale of Two Brothers by Daniel Fernandez Masis
Second Place – Amethyst by Brooklynn Dean
Third Place – The Captive Dwarf by Sean Hawker
First Place – Seeing Red by LeAndrea Mack
Second Place – Dusk till Dawn by Usama Khan
Third Place – Deceptively Yours by Shruti Kadu
YA and Middle Grade
First Place – A Girl Called Ruthless by Melody Pendlebury
Second Place – Cruel Summer by Bernard Jan
Third Place – There’s No Compromise by Rahima Islam
First Place – Red by Hovik Afyan
Second Place – Trapped In Thought by Tarik Braithwaite
Third Place – Titus and the Rise of the Fire Giant by Vivaan Goel
First Place – Princess Journalles I : Othello & The Advent of Humanitas Technical by Katheline M Pierre III
Second Place – Echoes of Mercy by Sisan McNeil
Third Place – I Know All Save Myself Alone: The Play by Lisa Monde
First Place – Year 9999 The Era I Live by Dipendra Neupane
Second Place – Axiom by Kristofor Hellmeister
Third Place – Cut Her Out In Little Stars by Daniele Kasper
First Place – This Type of Marriage by Mandlenkosi Kedamile (Prince Koti)
Second Place – Thank You GOD For Another Day by Nakeisha Maharaj
Third Place – Islamic Activity Book by Sana Ghaznavi
Business and Investing
First Place – Transformation in Times of Crisis by Nitin Rakesh & Jerry Wind
Second Place – The Fearless Entrepreneurs: Fear Less; Be More by Whitnie Wiley, Lynda Sunshine West and others
Third Place – The Career Toolkit, Essential Skills for Success That No One Taught You by Mark Herschberg
Counting the Votes
There are several reasons why some votes may not be officially counted when determining the winners. For example:
- Some votes were repeated from the same IP address (meaning someone was voting multiple times for the same book)
- Some votes were issued multiple times for the same book at the same time from masked IP addresses (These votes probably came from a bot)
We removed all these duplicate votes, and that’s why the final leaderboards for the contest are a bit different than what you may have seen on the voting page.
*All the votes counted after the duplicate votes were removed are unique votes, and those individual votes from unique readers are what we counted to determine the winners.
Note: Just because a book received lots of duplicate votes does not mean the author was intentionally trying to manipulate the results.
This was our fifth 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!
Entry in the 2022 Readers Choice Awards contest is available right now, so you can enter early to maximize your chances of winning by being one of the first authors to enter your book in next year’s contest.
Enter More of TCK Publishing’s Writing Contests
In addition to our annual Readers Choice Awards, TCK Publishing is proud to host a variety of other writing contests throughout the year.
Below are the contests you can enter now. We look forward to reading your submissions!
- 2021 Nonfiction Writing Contest – closes 12/31/2021
- 2022 Flash Fiction Contest – closes 6/30/2022
- 2022 TCK Publishing Poetry Awards Contest – closes 6/30/2022
- 2022 Short Story Awards Contest – closes 8/31/2022
As a blog writer for TCK Publishing, Kaelyn loves crafting fun and helpful content for writers, readers, and creative minds alike. She has a degree in International Affairs with a minor in Italian Studies, but her true passion has always been writing. Working remotely allows her to do even more of the things she loves, like traveling, cooking, and spending time with her family.