It’s a Family Affair Receives the 2012 Best Book of the Year Award from Outskirts Press

Sharon Rhodes’ book has been voted the best book of the year for 2012 by voters in the third annual Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Awards, winning a grand prize of $1,500.

Outskirts Press, the fastest growing self-publishing and book marketing company, announced today that Sharon Rhodes has won the Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award for her book, It’s a Family Affair. Rhodes’ work was voted the top honor for 2012 from the three finalists selected from the most recent Colorado Independent Publishers Association EVVY award winners. Sharon Rhodes will receive the $1,500 Grand Prize from Outskirts Press as well as wide recognition through social networks, and a widely distributed press release.

Readers voted at and, It’s a Family Affair collected the greatest percentage of votes.

In It’s a Family Affair, author Sharon Rhodes created a sequel to her first novel, Family Secrets, that is both entertaining and quite the page turner! Sharon Rhodes cleverly weaves a tale about the joys, pains and surprises of travel, family, and military life. A book about reuniting old friends, the making of new ones, love, lust, trust, secrets and the ties that bound these characters together. Thousands of readers and writers among Outskirts Press’ writing & publishing social community were invited to vote. The Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year award recognizes not only the author with the writing talent to compose an award-winning book, but with the marketing prowess to promote one. It’s a Family Affair ultimately collected the greatest percentage of votes.

Besides receiving the $1,500 Grand Prize, Sharon Rhodes will now reap the benefits of extensive promotion of her book by Outskirts Press. A feature story that covers her inspiration to write the book, her own writing process and her personal story will be widely distributed throughout the social networks in the near future. Congratulations Sharon!

Entries for this year’s Best Book of the Year Award are being accepted at

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