Awards & Recognition
At Balance of Seven, we strongly believe in helping our authors. One way we achieve this is by weaving our magic to help our publications get recognized. Many of our authors now claim the title of either award-winning or bestselling author. In fact, several of our authors hold both those titles.
In 2018, Balance of Seven’s first anthology, Rogues and Wild Fire, achieved #1 Amazon Bestseller status in the Fiction Anthologies category. Additionally, Rogues and Wild Fire ranked #1 in Transgender Romance, #3 in Literary Anthologies and Collections, #5 in LGBT Romance, and #10 in Romance Collections and Anthologies. The book was also awarded first place in 2019 by the Texas Association of Authors in the category Romance Collection.
In 2019, Winter Whimsy was awarded first place by the Texas Association of Authors in the category Middle School Short Stories.
The book also won the International Book Awards in the category Fiction: Anthologies, presented by American Book Fest.
With more than 2,000 entries from authors and publishers around the world, this contest includes books from all sections of the publishing industry—mainstream, independent, and self-published.
In 2020, Peace of Evon by Dorothy Tinker was awarded 2nd Place/Silver in the Feathered Quill Book Awards for Best of Backlist. This follows Author Tinker’s award in 2019, in which her Evon series received 1st place, Fantasy Series by the Texas Association of Authors.
In 2020, Dragons Within: Claiming Her Wings was awarded 1st Place/Gold in the Feathered Quill Book Awards Contest, in the category Short Story/Anthology. This follows the honor of being named a Finalist in the 2019 Annual Best Book Awards by American Book Fest, in the Fiction: Anthologies category.
In 2019, Dragons Within: Guarding Her Own hit #1 Bestseller on Amazon, in the LGBT Anthologies & Collections. Additionally, the book ranked #3 in LGBT Action and Adventure, and #11 in Fantasy Anthologies & Short Stories.