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Finalist #3 for the 2012 Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year

Congratulations to Basil Pallis, author of 46 Days In Ukraine, one of three finalists for the Outskirts Press 2012 Best Book of the Year Award.

The first two finalists were introduced over the last two days on this blog (finalist 1 and finalist 2). Public voting will determine which of the three finalists should be awarded the Outskirts Press 2012 Best Book of the Year Award and its $1,500 Grand Prize. Voting is open to everyone and begins on this blog on Friday, May 31.

Basil Pallis, born 1961 in West Milford, N.J., currently resides with his wife, Rita and their three children in nearby Vernon N.J. A graduate of Columbia University, he is in private practice as a general dentist since 1987.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE BOOK

A real life story of an American couple returning to Ukraine in an attempt to finalize the adoption of three orphaned children. To do so, they must traverse a bizarre labyrinth of government bureaucracy, confront obstacles man made and otherwise and contend with the all peculiarities of living in a strange land. Served up as a travelogue, tragedy meets comedy in a head-on collision. A heartwarming tale, best enjoyed from the comfort and safety or your own couch.

Buy the paperback from Amazon for $9.86
Buy the paperback from Outskirts Press for $9.86
Buy the paperback from Barnes & Noble for $10.95
Download the e-book from Outskirts Press for $5.00
Download the Amazon Kindle edition for $5.99

Every year, Outskirts Press recognizes the best book they publish with their annual Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year award, which must not only win an EVVY Award from the Colorado Independent Publishers Association but must also be recognized as the best book among three finalists.

As one of three finalists, Basil Pallis and his book 46 Days In Ukraine will be competing head-to-head-to-head with the other two finalists in a public poll on this blog starting on Friday. Basil has already demonstrated he has the writing chops to win this prestigious award, as evidenced by his EVVY Award win. Does he have the marketing prowess to make it as the Best Book of the Year author in this digital age? Stay tuned for information on the remaining two finalists, being announced tomorrow and the day after, and then come back on Friday to vote for the book you believe to be the best among the three.

The author of the winner will receive a $1,500 credit to his or her Publishing Center, courtesy of Outskirts Press, and an exclusive 2012 Best Book of the Year award seal to apply to the cover of the book.

Are you ready to publish your own award-winning book and perhaps find yourself in the running for next year’s Best Book of the Year award? Get started today.

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Finalist #2 for the 2012 Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year

Congratulations to Whitney LeBlanc, author of Blues In the Wind-ReVisited, one of three finalists for the Outskirts Press 2012 Best Book of the Year Award.

The first finalist was announced yesterday in this post and the last finalist will be introduced tomorrow on this blog. Public voting will determine which of the three finalists should be awarded the Outskirts Press 2012 Best Book of the Year Award and its $1,500 Grand Prize. Voting is open to everyone and begins on this blog on Friday, May 31.

Louisiana native Whitney J. LeBlanc has been a teacher, writer, producer, set designer and award winning theatre director. He holds a Master’s Degree in Theatre Arts Production from the University of Iowa. He has spent more than half of his fifty-year professional career in Hollywood as a television director of “Sitcoms”, and daytime dramas like, “The Young and the Restless” and “Generations.” LeBlanc has four children and now lives in the Napa Valley with his physician wife. He writes novels and creates stained glass windows for churches.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE BOOK

Whitney J. LeBlanc has written the saga of a Creole family from Estilette Louisiana, against the backdrop of the birth of the blues. In the 1930’s Phillip Fergerson’s marriage to Martha, the beautiful Creole woman of his dreams turns into nightmares. Instead of becoming the doctor he promised to be, he becomes a high school teacher, and events of murder, lynching, voodoo and sexual abuse by a priest, set in motion the disintegration of the family. Martha’s brother, Lightfoot, performs blues music in the juke-joints as he witnesses the beginning of the blues as an art form. We follow the early blues legends from Robert Johnson, to Bessie Smith to Leadbelly to Lightinn’ Hopkins and BB King as they sing their way through the Delta. Martha, a proud and devoted Catholic, looks on in horror as one by one of her family falls under the influence of the devil’s gut-bucket music. With his marriage falling apart, Phillip finds himself in the arms of a woman from his past. Each of the four children go their separate ways and Martha blames it all of the influence of the sinful music. She takes her revenge. It is a story filled with love, lust, murder, voodoo and adventure.

Buy the paperback from Amazon for $17.54
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Buy the paperback from Barnes & Noble for $18.95
Download the e-book from Outskirts Press for $10.00
Download the Amazon Kindle edition for $7.15

Every year, Outskirts Press recognizes the best book they publish with their annual Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year award, which must not only win an EVVY Award from the Colorado Independent Publishers Association but must also be recognized as the best book among three finalists.

As one of three finalists, Whitney LeBlanc and his book Blues In the Wind-ReVisited will be competing head-to-head-to-head with the other two finalists in a public poll on this blog starting on Friday. Whitney has already demonstrated he has the writing chops to win this prestigious award, as evidenced by his EVVY Award win. Does he have the marketing prowess to make it as the Best Book of the Year author in this digital age? Stay tuned for information on the remaining finalist, being announced tomorrow, and then come back on Friday to vote for the book you believe to be the best among the three.

The author of the winner will receive a $1,500 credit to his or her Publishing Center, courtesy of Outskirts Press, and an exclusive 2012 Best Book of the Year award seal to apply to the cover of the book.

Are you ready to publish your own award-winning book and perhaps find yourself in the running for next year’s Best Book of the Year award? Get started today.

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Finalist #1 for the 2012 Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year

Congratulations to Sharon Rhodes, author of It’s a Family Affair, one of three finalists for the Outskirts Press 2012 Best Book of the Year Award.

The next two finalists will be introduced over the next two days on this blog. Public voting will determine which of the three finalists should be awarded the Outskirts Press 2012 Best Book of the Year Award and its $1,500 Grand Prize. Voting is open to everyone and begins on this blog on Friday, May 31.

Sharon Rhodes was born and raised in Opelika, Alabama. She joined the Air Force right out of high school and spent many years traveling the world before retiring in 2009.  She is also the author of Family Secrets, her debut novel. She lives with her husband and son in Bossier City, Louisiana. She is currently working on her third novel. “This was my second book published by Outskirts Press and it was absolutely on point. As before, my experience was totally successful.”

INFORMATION ABOUT THE BOOK

Ricky Robertson should be on top of the world. His son, Derrick, has just fathered a child with the beautiful Stacey Morgan. There’s just one problem: Ricky is sure that Stacey is his daughter from an affair he had years ago. What’s more, she’s on a mission to become Mrs. Derrick Robertson. Now, Ricky is determined to keep his son from marrying the girl he feels is his daughter while also keeping her identity a secret. His fear is if the truth comes out, he will lose his wife forever. As he makes his views on the relationship known, family members are starting to ask questions. Will he reveal the truth – or forever hold his peace? Meanwhile, Derrick and sister Sade begin to piece together the story of their biological mother’s life. What they find out will shock them – but not as much as what Stacey is about to find out about her parents. The sequel to Sharon Rhodes’s Family Secrets, It’s a Family Affair continues the tale of intrigue as it explores the boundaries of human relationships and desires. In the process, Rhodes asks us to think more deeply about the commitment we make to each other in love and lust and what it means to be a family. More often than not, the answer is: it’s complicated.

• Buy the paperback from Amazon for $13.46
• Buy the paperback from Outskirts Press for $13.46
• Buy the paperback from Barnes & Noble for $14.95
• Download the e-book from Outskirts Press for $5.00
• Download the Amazon Kindle edition for $3.99

Every year, Outskirts Press recognizes the best book they publish with their annual Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year award, which must not only win an EVVY Award from the Colorado Independent Publishers Association but must also be recognized as the best book among three finalists.

As one of three finalists, Sharon Rhodes and her book It’s a Family Affair will be competing head-to-head-to-head with the other two finalists in a public poll on this blog starting on Friday. Sharon has already demonstrated she has the writing chops to win this prestigious award, as evidenced by her EVVY Award win.  Does she have the marketing prowess to make it as the Best Book of the Year author in this digital age? Stay tuned for information on the remaining two finalists, being announced tomorrow and the day after, and then come back on Friday to vote for the book you believe to be the best among the three.

The author of the winner will receive a $1,500 credit to his or her Publishing Center, courtesy of Outskirts Press, and an exclusive 2012 Best Book of the Year award seal to apply to the cover of the book.

Are you ready to publish your own award-winning book and perhaps find yourself in the running for next year’s Best Book of the Year award? Get started today.

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2013 EVVY Award Winners Announced

On Saturday, May 18th in Denver, Colorado, the CIPA judges presented the winners of the 2013 EVVY Award winners. Outskirts Press was on hand to accept the awards for each winner.

Winning an EVVY Award is a prerequisite to being named the Outskirts Press 2012 Best Book of the Year Award-winner and walking away with the $1,500 Grand Prize. The Outskirts Press 2012 Best Book of the Year award recognizes the best book published by Outskirts Press in 2012 as decided by you, our social community.

Stay tuned next week for the announcement of the three finalists from among our EVVY winners below. Public voting for the winner of the 2012 Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award begins on this blog on Friday, May 31st.

In the meantime, congratulations to all our winners!

1st Place
Non-Fiction/Experiences

2nd Place
Fiction

Religion/Spirituality

3rd Place
Religion/Spirituality

Fiction

Autobiography/Memoirs

Merit Award
Fiction

Fiction

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Is Your Manuscript “Book of the Year” Material?

Every year, Outskirts Press officially nominates a selection of books for the Colorado Independent Publishers Association EVVY Awards. The EVVY Awards recognize excellence in independently published books. This year’s finalists have been announced and, once again, Outskirts Press leads the way with the most finalists among participating publishers. The Outskirts Press finalists are below.

Winning an EVVY Award is a prerequisite to winning the Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award and its $1,500 Grand Prize. The 2012 Best Book of the Year finalists will be announced on the Outskirts Press blog on May 20th, with public voting to take place to determine the winner on May 31st.

Could your unpublished manuscript be next year’s Best Book of the Year winner? There’s only one way to find out. Start publishing today.

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Book Videos feature Hollywood-style production values and a cutting edge look and feel. Outskirts Press distributes copies of the video through social networking and video sites like YouTube, Metacafe, Twitter, Facebook and many other contemporary social networking venues. Authors are given their own video file to use in their personal marketing efforts, as well. The book video trailer is like a movie trailer for your book. It’s cool. It’s hip. It’s now.

This valuable, popular option is now FREE for authors who start publishing in May. Start today with the promotion code below when you choose to publish with our industry-leading Diamond publishing service or our full-color Pearl publishing service to receive the FREE Book Video Trailer.

Enter the promotion code FreeBV13 when checking out of your shopping cart while purchasing the popular Diamond package or the full color Pearl publishing package by May 31, 2013.

In addition to receiving the free book video trailer, you’ll also get the following savings with your Diamond package:

  • Standard Press Release  . $99 value included free when you order your Diamond publishing service today.
  • Audio Excerpt . $99 value included free with your Diamond order today and a great way to share your voice with your readers, literally!
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  • Spring Arbor additional distribution. $99 value to complement the Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Ingram availability already included with your Diamond publishing service.

All in all, you’re looking at $1,200 of free stuff in May!

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“Outskirts Press made it easy for me to make my dream of publishing my story a reality. They broke the publishing process down into simple steps and had experts to help as I progressed through each one. I am currently writing another story and will definitely use Outskirts Press as my publisher once again.”

John Douglas was a teamster for 10 years in a grocery warehouse. He graduated from UW-Madison with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and taught for 11 years. He and his students won the Scholastic “Kids Are Authors, Too” contest with a book titled One Day in the Life of Bubble Gum in his first year as a teacher. Born in La Crosse, Wisconsin, John now resides in Lake Ozark, Missouri.

John and Jessica had it all: a seemingly perfect balance of careers, family and love. But after 23 years of marriage-and on the day after their youngest child’s graduation from high school-Jessica lets John know that she no longer wants to be married, leaving John, the kids, their family and friends floored by this stunning revelation. Shock and Awww in the Cul-de-Sac is the story of John’s journey through the uncharted territory of life as a single father: therapy sessions, the pain of repeatedly telling family and friends the sad news, reentering the dating scene, and ultimately finding a new life for himself. All the while, John tries to appear strong on the outside for the kids as he goes through the many ups and downs of divorce. Emotional memories pop up, new life experiences are formed, and the pitfalls of the divorce process are revealed in a realistic yet upbeat and humorous way. The story takes many twists and turns, as a man who is emotionally devastated tries to find the strength and will to reshape his future-a future that will undoubtedly be very different from the future that he had pictured. This is a heartfelt, honest book that will resonate with anyone whose life path has taken a sudden and unexpected twist.

- John Douglas, author of Shock and Awww in the Cul-De-Sac

 
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Posted by on May 15, 2013 in contests, EVVY Book Awards

 

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Official Outskirts Press EVVY Award Nominees for 2012

The EVVY Awards are widely acclaimed for recognizing excellence in independently published books. Offered every year, these awards are sponsored by the Colorado Independent Publishers’ Association (CIPA), and judged by a panel of professionals on a qualitative scale of merit in nineteen different categories.

Each year, Outskirts Press officially nominates a small percentage of the books published during the year for submission to the EVVY Awards. Since a nomination is the first step toward receiving the Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award, the standards are exceedingly high; we nominated just 2% of the books we published in 2012. These nominations represent the very best of our publications as determined by Outskirts Press executives and members of the production teams.

Outskirts Press official nominees and winners receive additional exposure of their books in featured Outskirts Press marketing channels, including our blog, social media networks, and in our email newsletters.  The winners are announced during an awards ceremony hosted by the Colorado Independent Publishers Association on May 18, 2013.

Congratulations to this year’s Official Outskirts Press EVVY Award nominees, presented alphabetically below:

Wait! There’s more!

As a result of being nominated for the EVVY Awards, these Outskirts Press authors have taken the first step toward winning the coveted Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award. Three of the nominees above who subsequently win an EVVY Award during the CIPA banquet this coming May will be selected as Semi-Finalists for our annual Best Book of the Year Award and its $1,500 Grand Prize.  Stay tuned.

Wouldn’t you like to win an extra $1,500, and bragging rights as the author of the best book of the year published by Outskirts Press? Start publishing now and your book could be in the running for the “Best Book of the Year Award” for 2013 and its $1,500 grand prize. For more information on rules and eligibility, click here: Best Book of the Year Award.

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2012 Evvy Award Winners Announced

On May 17th in Denver, Colorado, the CIPA judges presented the winners of the 2012 Evvy Award winners. Outskirts Press executives (along with a few winners) were on hand to accept the awards for each winner.

Evvy winners

CEO Brent Sampson and COO Jeanine Sampson display 6 of the 15 EVVY Awards won by Outskirts Press authors at the 18th Annual CIPA EVVY Awards.

Winning an EVVY Award is a prerequisite to being named the Outskirts Press 2011 Best Book of the Year award-winner and walking away with the $1,500 Grand Prize. The Outskirts Press 2011 Best Book of the Year award recognizes the best book published by Outskirts Press in 2011 as decided by you, our social community.

Stay tuned next week for the announcement of the three finalists from among our EVVY winners below. Public voting for the winner of the 2011 Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award begins on this blog on Friday, June 1.

In the meantime, congratulations to all our winners!

1st Place

Autobiography/Memoirs


2nd Place

Fiction

Juvenile/Young Adult

Workbooks

Religion

Autobiography/Memoirs

Outskirts Press author Robert B. Wiley, Lt. Col., USAF, Ret. accepts his 2nd Place EVVY Award for “Struggles, Service, and Smiles” at the Colorado Independent Publishers Association EVVY Awards Ceremony.

3rd Place

 Juvenile/Young Adult

Fiction

Autobiography/Memoirs

Outskirts Press author Vera Carolyn Snyder accepts her 3rd Place EVVY Award for “Surviving the Simple Life” at the Colorado Independent Publishers Association EVVY Awards Ceremony.

Merit Award

Parenting/Family

Fiction

Fiction

Fiction

Juvenile/Young Adult

Inspirational/Spiritual

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Official Outskirts Press EVVY Award Nominees for 2011

The Evvy Awards are widely acclaimed for recognizing excellence in independently published books. Offered every year, these awards are sponsored by the Colorado Independent Publishers’ Association, and judged by a panel of professionals on a qualitative scale of merit in nineteen different categories. 

Each year, Outskirts Press officially nominates a small percentage of the books published during the year for submission to the Evvy Awards. Since a nomination is the first step toward receiving the Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award, this year the standards were exceedingly high; we nominated just 2% of the books we published in 2011. These nominations represent the very best of our publications as determined by Outskirts Press executives and members of the production teams. Potential nominees are notified via email in the fall. There is no obligation to accept the nomination; just being recognized is a great accomplishment.

Outskirts Press official nominees and winners receive additional exposure of their books in featured Outskirts Press marketing channels, including our blog, social media networks, and in our email newsletters.  The winners are announced during an awards ceremony hosted by the Colorado Independent Publishers Association on May 17, 2012.

Congratulations to this year’s Official Outskirts Press EVVY Award nominees, presented alphabetically below:


There’s more!

Do you know that as a result of being nominated for the EVVY Awards, these Outskirts Press authors have taken the first step toward winning the coveted Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award? Three of the nominees above who subsequently win an EVVY Award next May will be selected as Semi-Finalists for our annual Best Book of the Year Award and its $1,500 Grand Prize.  Stay tuned.

Wouldn’t you like to win an extra $1,500, and bragging rights as the author of the best book of the year published by Outskirts Press? Start publishing now, get nominated for an Evvy Award next fall, and your book could be in the running for the “Best Book of the Year Award” for 2012. If selected, you will also walk away with $1,500 credit to your account, which you can then use to publish your next book or purchase optional marketing services. For more information on rules and eligibility, click here: Best Book of the Year Award.

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Posted by on December 21, 2011 in Awards, EVVY Book Awards, Uncategorized

 

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Best Book of the Year Finalists Announced

Best Book of the Year Finalists Announced
Last year Outskirts Press announced a new contest recognizing the best in self-publishing: its own Best Book of the Year Award.  This award identifies the overall best book Outskirts Press publishes each year.  One of the requirements to be considered for the Best Book of the Year Award is to win an EVVY Award.  Those winners were displayed in yesterday’s blog posting. 
 
From among the most recent EVVY Award winners, Outskirts Press selected three books as Best Book of the Year 2010 finalists.  Those books and their respective authors were identified and notified yesterday.  Please join us in publicly congratulating them today:
  
The Key To Job Success In Any Career, by Frank B. Leibold, Ph.D.

 

  Frank B. Leibold, Ph.D., after a distinguished 30 year business career with three multinational corporations and nine jobs-culminating in the position of Group President- re-tooled himself by returning to school and obtaining his Ph.D. Frank then became a nationally recognized university professor of marketing while founding his own global management consulting company. He and his wife reside in South Carolina and spend time traveling to visit and spoil their nine grand-children- two in Australia.
 

 In The Key to Job Success in Any Career, Leibold develops six scientifically validated Lifelong Transferable Competencies (LTCs) that are required for success in any job or career. He then offers over 60 practical suggestions on how you can enhance your future employment options by developing your own LTCs to improve your career transitions and influence.

More about The Key to Job Success in Any Career and its author will be posted on this blog on April 11th.  And everyone can play a role in determining who wins the Best Book of the Year award and its $1,500 Grand Prize by participating in the open poll on this blog on April 15th.

 
 
 Psych Consults, by Robert J. Mignone, M.D., F.A.P.A.

 
 
For decades, Robert J. Mignone, M.D., F.A.P.A., has helped people bounce back from all kinds of crises. A top-ranked psychiatrist in southwest Florida, Dr. Mignone has been called a gifted and inspirational speaker—in person and on TV. A two-time cancer survivor, Mignone shares his experiences in Ordinary Valor: How Cancer Saved My Life, Not Once, But Twice. He is also the author of Psychiatric Injury: Evaluation and Treatment of Psychiatric Impairment and Damages.
 
Full of practical information backed up by decades of experience, Dr. Mignone’s Psych Consults is a must-read for anyone who wants to learn more about mental health. This scholarly yet accessible book is designed for any adult seeking to recognize and treat everything from depression to specific issues faced by children and seniors.
 
More about Psych Consults and its author will be posted on this blog on April 12th.  And everyone can play a role in determining who wins the Best Book of the Year award and its $1,500 Grand Prize by participating in the open poll on this blog on April 15th.
 
  
The Beads of Lapis Lazuli, by Doris Kenney Marcotte

 Doris Kenney Marcotte has turned decades of studying Minoan civilization into two novels. She has researched at the Athens National Museum, the Heraklion Archeological Museum on Crete, and the British Museum in London, among others. She lives in River House in New Richmond, Ohio, and Hilltop House in Wyoming, Ohio.

 The Beads of Lapis Lazuli is part mystery and part psychological drama as it mixes history, obsession, and the paranormal for an exhilarating read. Bridging time and space, the story is about seeking truth, taking control of our lives and discovering the unknown strength within each of us.

More about The Beads of Lapis Lazuli and its author will be posted on this blog on April 13th.  And everyone can play a role in determining who wins the Best Book of the Year award and its $1,500 Grand Prize by participating in the open poll on this blog on April 15th.


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Self Publishing Newsletter Announces $1,500 Book Awards

The Self-Publishing and Book Marketing Newsletter for July 1, 2010 has been distributed. You can read the newsletter in its entirety by clicking here. Here is the lead story:

 
 
 
 

The “Christmas in July” promotion announces the Best Book of the Year Award and your opportunity to receive $1,500! 

Simply order your publishing package this month and publish your book this year.  No promotion code is necessary.  If your book is recognized next spring as the Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year, $1500 will be credited to your account:

  • Consider it a refund (and then some) on your award-winning publishing package
  • Or use it to publish your next book (or two)  with Outskirts Press for free
  • Or use it to purchase optional marketing services or products to promote your award-winning book   

Regardless of what you do with the $1500, an exclusive award graphic will be added to your cover design as a permanent testament to your book’s quality.  Your book will be the ONLY book in the world that features the “Outskirts Press 2010 Best Book of the Year” award-seal on its cover.

Are you ready to start publishing and see if your book has what it takes to win? Choose from one of these two packages:

Here’s how the Best Book of the Year Award is determined.

1. To win the Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award, your book must be among those books we publish every year that win an EVVY Award.  The EVVY Awards are the annual independent awards held by the Colorado Independent Publishers Association in recognition of excellence in independently-published books.

2. Your book must receive an Official Outskirts Press EVVY Nomination from us in the fall, and you must accept the nomination, which includes the EVVY Nomination entry fee, the cost of the judge’s copies for your book, and the shipping/handling fee to complete your application on your behalf.

3. In addition to a well-written book, Official Outskirts Press EVVY Award Nominations are based upon 4 main criteria:

  • The book must be published with the Outskirts Press Diamond or full-color Pearl package
  • The book must have a custom cover
  • The book must be edited
  • The book must be in English

Only the top 5% of the books we publish are nominated for the EVVYs. We typically nominate between 50-75 books each year. Yes, that means once your book is nominated, you have at least a 1/75 chance to win the Best Book of the Year Award, although this is NOT a contest of chance.  Award-winning books are based upon the talent and tenacity of the author.

4. Your book must win an EVVY Award to be considered to be our Best Book of the Year.   1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place EVVY Awards are awarded in a number of different categories.  Yes, that means in order to be recognized as the Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year, your book has to win an award. Makes sense, right?  Typically 10-20 of our books win EVVY Awards.

5. EVVY-winning books published by Outskirts Press are announced in the spring at an Awards Banquet in Denver.  All EVVY Award-winning books receive promotion, framed awards, marketing materials, and other perks that are independent of the Best Book of the Year Award.

 6. From among all the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place EVVY-winning Outskirts Press books, the top 3 will be chosen by Outskirts Press to be the Best Book of the Year finalists.  These choices are final.  All three finalist books will receive extensive promotion in our newsletters and on our social networks, including links to the respective author webpages, book video trailers (if any), ebook or Kindle editions (if any), and any other marketing efforts the three authors have put into place.  Award-winning authors realize that marketing and promotion are a vital piece of success.

7. The ultimate Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award will be determined by the SelfPublishingNews.com blog readership in an open, public vote.  Yes, that means the three finalists hold their own fate in their hands.   The Best Book of the Year Award is meant to demonstrate to agents, editors, and publishers that the author has the talent and tenacity to excel.  Being a finalist means you have the talent.  Do you have the marketing tenacity to get the most votes for YOUR book in an open, public vote?  Leverage your Twitter and Facebook accounts;  email everyone you know to vote for your book; the voting will determine the most talented writer with the best author platform.

It could be you walking away with $1,500 and the Best Book of the Year Award!

Start publishing today.

While this is the first year of our official Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award, we did hold a similar promotion last December and you can learn about the book and author who won by clicking here.

Even if you don’t win the Best Book of the Year Award, you will join thousands upon thousands of other satisfied authors who have received top-quality service for their top-quality publication (and countless Outskirts Press authors have gone on to win OTHER awards, anyway).

 For all the Book Award details, and to hear from an Outskirts Press author in her own words, click here.

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

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