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Could your unpublished manuscript be next year’s Best Book of the Year winner?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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“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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