In the 2009 EVVY Book Awards, Outskirts Press author Dawn Menge won 1st place in the Children’s Book category for her wonderful and educational book Queen Vernita’s Visitors, which also recently won a Reader Views Literary Book Award.
This is the 2nd year in a row an Outskirts Press publication has received the 1st Place EVVY Award in the Children’s Book category. Last year, Michael Willert won for his playful and fantastic book Long Neck.
In the interest of helping all authors understand what comprises an award-winning book, let’s take a closer look at comparing these two wonderful award-winning Outskirts Press publications:
|Queen Vernita||Long Neck|
|EVVY Award||1st Place||1st Place|
|Author Representative||Laura Y.||Michelle C.|
|Title Production Supervisor||Jackie B.||Lora G.|
|Original Illustration Package||Yes||Yes|
|Black/White or Full Color||Full Color||Full Color|
Michael Willert, award-winning author of multiple Outskirts Press books including Long Neck, Wanted: Billy the Bear, and The Pirates From Sunrise Cove, has this to say about his decision to publish with Outskirts Press.
“Outskirts Press made the most sense to me. They had the most publishing options to choose from, and when my book was published, it fulfilled all my expectations.”