Colorado Independent Publishers Association Recognizes Sixteen Self-Publishing Authors With Outskirts Press in the 16th Annual EVVY Awards

Inc. 500 self-publishing company Outskirts Press leads the way with the most award-winning books at the 16th Annual EVVY Awards book competition.

March 30, 2010. Denver, Colorado – In its 16th year, the 2010 EVVY Awards ceremony was held Saturday night by the Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA) to recognize excellence in self-published and independently published books from Colorado publishers. Entries are judged by a panel of independent judges who are experts and professionals in their respective category fields.

Categories included autobiography/memoirs, biography/history, business/finance, fiction, how-to, inspirational, self-help, juvenile, legacy, non-fiction experiences, poetry, political/social, spirituality/religion, workbooks and travel. Each category can award a 1st, 2nd or 3rd place EVVY award, along with honorable mentions (Merit Awards).

For the fifth consecutive year, Outskirts Press led the way with the most award-winning books among participating publishers with four 1st place awards, four 2nd place awards, five 3rd place awards, and four Merit Awards.

“We are always excited to notify our award-winners of their EVVY Award,” stated Outskirts Press president and CEO Brent Sampson at the event. “Authors understand how fierce the competition is and how stringent the judges are, so this is truly a wonderful accomplishment for all these award-winning authors.”

The 2010 EVVY Award-winners from Outskirts Press are:

Spirituality/Religion – 1st Place – The Gate of Beautiful, by Gerald Rasmussen

Business/Finance – 1st Place – Harness the Power of Exceptional Customer Service, by Gaylyn Williams

Fiction – 1st Place – The Bethlehem Scroll, by Bill Thompson

Inspirational – 1st Place – The Messy Buddha, by Kate McLennan

Juvenile – 2nd Place – Trissa and the Necklace of Nulidor, by Willow

Parenting/Family – 2nd Place – Charlie, by Vassiliki Plomaritou

Legacy – 2nd Place – Let Your Innate Sing, by Dr. William A. Kriva

Workbooks – 2nd Place – Mr. Emotions & Friends, by Glenna S. Edwards & Karen Henriques

Fiction – 3rd Place – Khan in Rasputin’s Shadow, by Chad Huskins

How To – 3rd Place – Harness the Power of Exceptional Customer Service, by Gaylyn Williams

Juvenile – 3rd Place – Virginia’s Travel Basket, by Sharon M. Harvey

Spirituality/Religion – 3rd Place – Emerge, by Ken Jibben

Legacy – 3rd Place – Life Against All Odds, by Alfred Cave

Juvenile – Merit Award – Rainbow Bed, by Glenna Edwards

Self-Help – Merit Award – The Transition, by Dennis Niewoehner

Memoirs – Merit Award – Mickey Mantle is Going to Heaven, by Fritz Peterson

Legacy – Merit Award – The Reluctant Survivor, by Kathy Ferrell Powell

Previous Outskirts Press EVVY-winner Andrew J. Rodriquez says, “Like the college student who earns a diploma for finishing at the top of his class, Adios, Havana [was] catapulted from the slush pile to the pinnacle of memoirs by winning a prestigious EVVY award. This tribute is my best credential to access audiences otherwise impossible to reach by a self-published author.”

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About Outskirts Press, Inc:

Outskirts Press, an Inc. 500 company, offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.

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