And the winner of the 2013 Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year is…

The votes are in! Outskirts Press announced today that Lesha Acker has won the Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award for 2013 for her book, No Fear. Lesha’s work was voted the top honor from the four finalists selected from the most recent Colorado Independent Publishers Association EVVY award winners. Lesha Acker will receive the $1,500 Grand Prize from Outskirts Press as well as wide recognition through social networks, and a widely distributed press release. An exclusive award seal will also be added to her cover for all future printings of her paperback novel.

No Fear is Lesha’s second book. She published her first book, Powdered Donuts on Monday, in 2010. She graduated from Texas Tech University, Magna Cum Laude, with a degree in Early Childhood Education. Over the last week, thousands of readers and writers among our 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. No Fear ultimately collected the greatest percentage of votes.

Besides receiving the $1,500 Grand Prize, Lesha Acker 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, Lesha!

 

The results of the poll were:

Lesha Acker, “No Fear” 54.54%
Lynda Stephenson, “The Southern Chapter of the Big Girl Panties Club” 32.39%
Richard Pires, “The Monster Monroe “   9.8%
T.C. Newman, “Follow the Light, The Shroud’s Revelations “   3.27%

Start publishing your new book today and you could become next year’s Best Book of the Year winner!

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