5 Ways Awards Boost Books

Whether we care to admit it or not, we are influenced by others in our purchase decisions. We ask friends for recommendations. We read product reviews. We think twice about buying something that has earned a meager 3/5 stars. Likewise, positive buzz is priceless. In fact, word of mouth is one of the most powerful … Continue reading 5 Ways Awards Boost Books

Outskirts Press Self-Publishing Authors Impress EVVY Awards Judges—Here Are the 2018 Finalists

Outskirts Press self-publishing authors continually impress the judges at the annual CIPA EVVY Awards and this year is no different. In fact, our authors garnered an all-time high 28 spots as finalists for the 2018 awards and we couldn’t be prouder! Now in its 24th year, the EVVY Awards, sponsored by the Colorado Independent Publishers … Continue reading Outskirts Press Self-Publishing Authors Impress EVVY Awards Judges—Here Are the 2018 Finalists

Announcing the Reader Views & Benjamin Franklin Awards Winners!

The 2018 Reader Views Literary Awards and IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards Winners have been announced! Congratulations to all of the great Outskirts Press authors that received these honors this year. Outskirts Press Reader Views Literary Awards Winners Children – Early Reader – Ages 6 to 8 Second Place: Too Much Junk in My Trunk! by … Continue reading Announcing the Reader Views & Benjamin Franklin Awards Winners!

Outskirts Press Proudly Sponsors the 2018 Colorado Book Awards

Attention all Colorado-based authors, editors, illustrators and photographers: Outskirts Press is once again sponsoring the annual Colorado Book Awards, and we encourage your submissions for the 2018 Awards! The annual event is run by the Colorado Center for the Book, the program department of the Colorado Humanities, which is dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of … Continue reading Outskirts Press Proudly Sponsors the 2018 Colorado Book Awards

5 Benefits of Book Awards (and How to Get One)

Book awards are so much more than a pat on the back for an author – they’re an underutilized marketing tool with many benefits besides the recognition. (More on that in a bit.) The 2017-2018 Reader Views Literary Awards are right around the corner, and we at Outskirts Press don’t want this valuable exposure to … Continue reading 5 Benefits of Book Awards (and How to Get One)

Outskirts Press Self-Publishing Authors Snag 21 EVVY Awards Finalists

The results of the EVVY Awards judging is back, and it’s good news: Outskirts Press self-publishing authors garnered a company record of 21 finalists for the 2017 CIPA EVVY Awards, including one book, Gramma Darling by Lissa Schroeder, which placed in six competition categories! A second, The Thundering Herd by John E. Peltier, will be … Continue reading Outskirts Press Self-Publishing Authors Snag 21 EVVY Awards Finalists

2017 CALL FOR ENTRIES: The 14th Annual “Best Book” Awards

Every year USA Book News honors exemplary books from independent self-publishers with the Best Book Award. Books published in 2015-2017 are eligible. Make sure your book is among the ones being considered! WINNERS & FINALISTS IN EACH CATEGORY RECEIVE: USA Book News Exposure: A ten-month book listing that includes your color book cover, a brief … Continue reading 2017 CALL FOR ENTRIES: The 14th Annual “Best Book” Awards

Outskirts Press Lends Support to the Colorado Book Awards in 2017

Outskirts Press is once again sponsoring the annual Colorado Book Awards celebrating the accomplishments of Colorado authors, illustrators, photographers and editors. Denver-based Outskirts Press has been helping authors worldwide successfully publish and market books since 2002 and is proud to be an ongoing part of the Colorado Book Awards. The Colorado Center for the Book, … Continue reading Outskirts Press Lends Support to the Colorado Book Awards in 2017

Submit Your Book Before March 15th to the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards – Deadline Extended

With so many books on the market, it can be hard to stand out from the crowd. That’s why adding “award-winning” to your book’s description is not only an honor…it can boost sales, too! By submitting the book you copyrighted in 2015 or 2016 for the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards, you’ll not only potentially win … Continue reading Submit Your Book Before March 15th to the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards – Deadline Extended