Self Publishing Author Spotlight – Andrew Rafkin

Self-Published Author Wins Triple Crown in Readers Favorite Book Awards

Veteran Outskirts Press author Andrew J. Rafkin recently swept an entire category in the 2009 Readers Favorite Book Awards by winning all three awards — the Gold, the Silver and the Bronze – for three of his action/adventure novels. 

The prolific Californian author and avid boating and fishing enthusiast took the three top honors in action and adventure fiction for his novels Mexican Madness (the Gold), Mediterranean Madness (the Silver) and Creating Madness (the Bronze), each featuring O.R.C.A. retired Navy Seal, Commander Reef Johansen. Remarkably, a fourth book of his, Red Sky Morning, also published by Outskirts Press, was a Readers Favorite finalist in the non-fiction, autobiography category.

Readers Favorite was founded by Debra Gaynor to help authors with honest reviews of their work and to assist them in obtaining more recognition and exposure through a respected book contest.

“We appreciate the loyalty our serial authors like Andrew J. Rafkin have shown to Outskirts Press and attribute their continuing faith in us to the high quality service we provide them, both in printing their books and in marketing them to the level of success that award-winning authors like Andrew J. Rafkin deserve,” said Outskirts Press Director of Author Support, Kelly Schuknecht.

Besides author Rafkin’s four medals, twenty other books by Outskirts Press authors won awards in the 2009 Readers Favorite contest, too.

“We are incredibly proud of our authors,” Kelly Schuknecht went on to say, “and are so pleased when their accomplishments are acknowledged by awards like these from Readers Favorite. It’s no wonder that more and more award-winning authors are choosing Outskirts Press for their publishing and marketing needs.”

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  1. Are you kidding me? Working with Outskirts Press could not be any easier. Since my new novel, Back to Somalia, was my first attempt at publishing a book, I researched several publishers. The fact that they gave me a complete guide, which included a calculator for determining cost verses profit, well in advance of actually speaking to them was significant. In today’s world, any company which provides 100% of the services they promise for the fees they charge is rare. Outskirts Press has been a company which does what it says it will do. And lastly, I would like to say that their vast marketing options make it possible for a novel to seek a success level equal to the level one believes it deserves.

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