Andrew Ceroni is the 2019 Best Book of the Year Author

The votes are in and for the third time in nine years the winner of the 2019 Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year is Andrew Ceroni, author of the CIA thriller, The Red Shore!

The three finalists in our annual Best Book of the Year contest all won First Place EVVY Awards during the Colorado Independent Book Awards Gala in their respective categories, so they’re all winners in our book; but only one can claim our highest honor: The Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year!

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As all the finalists will no doubt attest, winning the Best Book of the Year is no small feat, so to accomplish it three times with three different books (Snow Men, Meridian, and The Red Shore) is truly a remarkable achievement. Andrew earned 70% of the votes in the public poll last week at SelfPublishingNews.com.

Congratulations, Andrew! Please enjoy the kudos and the $1,500 Grand Prize that accompanies it.

About the Author:

Andrew Ceroni served a distinguished career as a Senior Supervisory Special Agent in the conduct of global counterespionage and antiterrorism operations. He received his BS degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy; MA from Case Western Reserve University; and studied several foreign languages at the University of Maryland. He lives in Colorado with his family.

About the Book:

Dave McClure arrives in Bar Harbor, Maine, for some rest and relaxation before returning to the CIA-a world he left behind years ago. But he is unaware of the danger he’ll face in the days ahead as he discovers the secrets that lie in the deep ocean trenches of the Atlantic. Deadly secrets.

McClure is unexpectedly thrust into the middle of a vicious Russian plot and a harbor town’s lethal intrigue, each as perilous as they are startling, and struggles to make sense of all the jumbled pieces in this deadly puzzle. Is there a connection between Russian drone submarines probing the U.S. coastline, a Top-Secret, advanced technology Navy torpedo program, and the sinister secret behind Tamarack Harbor’s missing boys? Another brutal murder is the catalyst that finally leads McClure to the juncture of high-stakes espionage and an impending attack on American soil. As the CIA and the U.S. Navy race against time and the Russian threat, the powerful pull of emotion will test the limits of Dave McClure’s skill, strength, and courage.

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Congratulations to our EVVY Award Winners!

The 25th Annual Colorado Independent Book Publishers Association EVVY Awards Banquet took place in Denver, Colorado last Saturday night, and as often happens, Outskirts Press demonstrated that award-winning writers publish an unparalleled number of award-winning books at Outskirts Press. We are proud to announce that Outskirts Press authors took home a total of 14 impressive 1st-, 2nd- and 3rd-place awards.

Winning an EVVY Award is a prerequisite to winning the coveted Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award and its $1,500 Grand Prize. Stay tuned to find out which three authors from the winners below will be the finalists for that prestigious prize! The Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award will be determined by the readers of our blog, Self-Publishing News, in an open, public vote beginning September 9th.

Here are our 2019 EVVY Award winners. Congratulations to them all!

FIRST PLACE WINNERS

1st Place Humor Fiction

The Gang by M.J. Biersbach

 

1st Place Mystery/Crime/Detective Fiction

To Paint A Murder by E.J. Gandolfo

 

1st Place Self-Help Non-Fiction

Dance Because You Can by Amy Jordan

 

1st Place Sports/Fitness Non-Fiction

Dropping My Lines by Dan O’Neil

 

1st Place New Adult Fiction

The Red Shore by Andrew Ceroni

 

SECOND PLACE WINNERS

2nd Place Children’s Story Fiction

Mr. Chance Collins by Daniel E. Brown

 

2nd Place Academic/Educational Non-Fiction

Eyes On Track by Kristy Remick

 

2nd Place Sports/Fitness Non-Fiction

Through the Green by Joseph Bronson

 

THIRD PLACE WINNERS

3rd Place Historical Fiction

Forger of Empire by Jeanne Blanchet

 

3rd Place Business/Finance Non-Fiction

Why Should Anyone Follow You? by Peter Smergut

 

3rd Place History Non-Fiction

Tales of Invasions and Empires by Kent Augustson

 

3rd Place Children’s Storybook Fiction

The Town of Alpaca by Patricia Ann Schoch

 

3rd Place Motivational/Inspirational Non-Fiction

You Cannot Imprison an Eagle’s Dream by Alba Era

 

3rd Place Self-Help Non-Fiction

Something Happened Today by Paul E. Kotz

 

MERIT AWARD WINNERS

Merit Award Mystery/Crime/Detective Fiction

And Come Day’s End by Gabriel F.W. Koch

 

Merit Award Health/Medicine Non-Fiction

Healing the Wounds of War by Amnon Ben-Yehuda

 

Merit Award History Non-Fiction

Out of the Storm: A Legacy by Anthony B. Cochran

 

Merit Award Science Fiction

LUNAR 3097 by Gary Timbrell

 

Merit Award Religion/Spiritual Non-Fiction

The Darker Side of Hope by David G. Fambrough

 

Merit Award Suspense/Thrillers Fiction

The Paymaster by Adeed Dawisha

 

Merit Award Women’s Fiction

Seeking Glory by Patricia Hamilton Shook

 

Merit Award Academic/Educational Non-Fiction

Journeys of Discovery by Lawrence J. Marcus

 

Merit Award Historical Fiction

The Mind of a Deviant Woman by Paula Paul

Congratulations to all of our EVVY nominees, finalists, and winners!

Have you published a book this year, or are you getting ready to? Let Outskirts Press show you how to produce an award-worthy work! Follow the link below to learn more about our book publishing and marketing services.

 

Outskirts Press Self-Publishing Authors Impress EVVY Awards Judges—Here Are the 2019 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 23 spots as finalists for the 2019 awards and we couldn’t be prouder!

Now in its 25th year, the EVVY Awards, sponsored by the Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA) and the CIPA Education and Literacy Foundation (ELF), recognize the works of independent authors in dozens of book categories.

First-, second- and third-place winners will be revealed and recognized at an awards banquet on Saturday, Aug. 17, in Denver, Colorado. Outskirts Press would love to see as many of these amazing authors at the ceremony as possible. If you can’t make it, no worries: Outskirts Press executives will be on hand to accept the awards on behalf of authors not able to appear in person.

At last, here are the Outskirts Press books that have been selected as finalists in the 2019 EVVY Awards:

And Come Day’s End by Gabriel F.W. Koch
Dance Because You Can by Amy Jordan
Dropping My Lines by Dan O’Neil
Eyes On Track: Ages 4-Adult by Kristy Remick
Forger of Empire by Jeanne Blanchet
Healing the Wounds of War by Amnon Ben-Yehuda
Journeys of Discovery by Lawrence J. Marcus
LUNAR 3097: Bk 1 The AI Chronicles by Gary Timbrell
Mr. Chance Collins by Daniel E. Brown
Out of the Storm: A Legacy by Anthony B. Cochran
Seeking Glory by Patricia Hamilton Shook
Something Happened Today: A Collection of the Unexpected by Paul E. Kotz
Tales of Invasions and Empires: Our Place in Time (c. 1100-1400)
by Kent Augustson
The Darker Side of Hope by David G. Fambrough
The Gang by M.J. Biersbach
The Mind of a Deviant Woman by Paula Paul
The Town of Alpaca by Patricia Ann Schoch
Through the Green: Golf Shots, Spots and Stories, Inspirations and Aspirations
by Joseph Bronson
To Paint A Murder: A Veronica Howard Vintage Mystery by E.J. Gandolfo
Why Should Anyone Follow You? Supervision through Aphorism
by Peter Smergut
You Cannot Imprison an Eagle’s Dream by Alba Era
The Paymaster by Adeed Dawisha
The Red Shore by Andrew Ceroni

Congratulations to all our EVVY Award finalists! We are so proud of your impressive achievements in this awards cycle.

Have you published a book this year, or are you getting ready to? Let Outskirts Press show you how to produce an award-worthy work! Follow the link below to learn more about our book publishing and marketing services.

 

Congratulations to our EVVY Award Winners!

The 24th Annual Colorado Independent Book Publishers Association EVVY Awards Banquet took place in Denver, Colorado last Saturday night, and as often happens, Outskirts Press demonstrated that award-winning writers publish an unparalleled number of award-winning books at Outskirts Press. We are proud to announce that Outskirts Press authors took home a total of 10 impressive 1st-, 2nd- and 3rd-place awards.

Winning an EVVY Award is a prerequisite to winning the coveted Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award and its $1,500 Grand Prize. Stay tuned to find out which three authors from the winners below will be the finalists for that prestigious prize! The Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award will be determined by the readers of our blog, Self-Publishing News, in an open, public vote beginning September 10th.

Here are our 2018 EVVY Award winners. Congratulations to them all!

FIRST PLACE WINNERS

1st Place Biography/Autobiography/Memoir
1st Place Health/Fitness/Medicine/Sports
1st Place Science Fiction

SECOND PLACE WINNERS

2nd Place Art/Architecture/Design/Photography
2nd Place Health/Fitness/Medicine/Sports
2nd Place History
2nd Place Spiritual/Religion
2nd Place Thrillers/Suspense

THIRD PLACE WINNERS

3rd Place Academic/Educational
3rd Place Biography/Autobiography/Memoir

MERIT AWARD WINNERS

Merit Award Biography/Autobiography/Memoir
Merit Award Business
Merit Award Business
Merit Award Historical
Merit Award Historical
Merit Award History
Merit Award Juvenile Fiction
Merit Award Juvenile Fiction
Merit Award Juvenile Fiction
Merit Award Juvenile Fiction
Merit Award Juvenile Fiction
Merit Award Science Fiction
Merit Award Self-Help
Merit Award Spiritual/Religion
Merit Award Spiritual/Religion
Merit Award Spiritual/Religion
Merit Award Spiritual/Religion
Merit Award Spiritual/Religion
Merit Award Thrillers/Suspense

Congratulations to all of our EVVY nominees, finalists, and winners!

Have you published a book this year, or are you getting ready to? Let Outskirts Press show you how to produce an award-worthy work! Follow the link below to learn more about our book publishing and marketing services.

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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 Association (CIPA) and the CIPA Education and Literacy Foundation (ELF), recognize the works of independent authors in dozens of book categories.

First-, second- and third-place winners will be revealed and recognized at an awards banquet on Saturday, Aug. 25, in Denver, Colorado. Outskirts Press would love to see as many of these amazing authors at the ceremony as possible. If you can’t make it, no worries: Outskirts Press executives will be on hand to accept the awards on behalf of authors not able to appear in person.

Alas, here are the self-published books that have been selected as finalists in the 2018 EVVY Awards:

Congratulations to all our EVVY Award finalists! We are so proud of your impressive achievements in this awards cycle.

Have you published a book this year, or are you getting ready to? Let Outskirts Press show you how to produce an award-worthy work! Follow the link below to learn more about our book publishing and marketing services.

An Inky Summer by Fred and Cheryl Lowman
Banister – Raiders of Santa Fe by Kent Courtney
Classroom Boredom Busters by Donna Malone
Cursed by Jeanne Blanchet, Ph.D.
Cut and Paste Religion by Rodney Kendrick
Dear Folks by Walt Hazelton
Emma and the Dragon Tooth Sword by Gabriel F.W. Koch
Entrepreneurs in Pharmacy: And Other Leaders by George S. Zorich
Genetics Isn’t Everything: How to Make Your ‘G-E-N-E-S’ Fit You by Katherine S. Egan
Greed Disease by Ted Folkert
Healing Walls by Rea Nurmi
Journey to Self-Discovery by Corazon N. Puzon
Living on the Edge: Adventures of a Hunter by Shannon L. Kollmeyer
Marathon and Half-Marathon Training, One Day a Week (It Can Be Done) by John Timmerman
My A.R.R.A.: Growing into Me by J.C. Sykes

Notes from the Trenches: A Musician’s Journey through World War I
by Gary H. Foster
People of the Rain: Rainfall by Steve Oldfin
Purple People from the Planet Plume by Marilyn Bischoff
Schweres Wasser: Heavy Water by John Alex Owen
Serving Others by John E. Koenig, Ph.D., and Father John Francis Kamwendo, Th.D.

The 75 Day War
by William Thomson
The Adventures of Patty-Cat, Kittle, and Friends with the Duchess of Manx by Barbara A. Cefalu
The Portal by David D. Bernstein
The Quest to Overthrow Heaven by Bolko Zimmer
The Sam Browne by Thomas Stacey
Two Towers by T.D. Arkenberg
Wasp on the Wind by C. R. Norris
What IF? Just A.S.K. by Rodney D. Brooks with Breanne E. Brooks

Congratulations and Good Luck to the 2018 Outskirts Press EVVY Award Nominees!

This year, Outskirts Press has an impressive 45 EVVY Award nominees to thank for their dedication and high-quality work as self-published authors. The EVVYs are an acclaimed annual book award program sponsored by the Colorado Independent Publishers’ Association (CIPA), which recognizes superior independently published books. The EVVYs are judged by a panel of professionals on a qualitative scale of merit in dozens of distinct book categories.

Each year, Outskirts Press nominates a small percentage of the books published during the year for submission to the EVVY Awards. Since a nomination is the first step toward the Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award, the standards are high; we nominate, on average, just 2% of the books we publish each year-and these nominations represent the very best of our publications as determined by our executives and members of our production teams.

Outskirts Press official nominees and winners receive additional exposure for their books in featured Outskirts Press marketing channels, including our blog, social media networks, nationally distributed press releases and in our email newsletters. The finalists will be announced July 31, 2018, and award winners will be announced during a ceremony hosted by the Colorado Independent Publishers Association; the date for the ceremony has not yet been determined.

Congratulations to this year’s Official Outskirts Press EVVY Award nominees, presented here in no particular order:

 

Congratulations to the authors of these 45 amazing works!

What’s next?
As a result of being nominated for the EVVY Awards, these Outskirts Press authors have taken the first step toward the coveted Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award. Three of the nominees above who subsequently win an EVVY Award during the CIPA banquet will be selected as semi-finalists for our annual Best Book of the Year Award and its $1,500 Grand Prize. Visit the blog often for updates.

All of these books, along with other Outskirts Press titles, are available from the major online book retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powell’s, Books-A-Million and others, and from the Outskirts Press bookstore. To learn more about our products and services, as well as upcoming and current promotions, visit our website or call us at 1-888-672-6657 to speak with a Publishing Consultant.

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listAs the #1-rated self-publishing company according to Top Consumer Reviews, we’ve often been asked, “Can an author be successful going through a self-publisher instead of going through a traditional publisher?”

And the answer is, yes. Absolutely.

In fact, many authors have accomplished more as self-published authors. We’ve seen authors find success in the entertainment industry, create Audible books, and become award-winning writers…all because they invested in their dream and had the determination to follow it through.

So, we would like to celebrate a few of those amazing writers by highlighting some who have won awards from the highly coveted EVVY Award to the acclaimed Pinnacle Achievement Award.

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CIA agent Pete Novak is racing to Europe with orders to stop Laszlo, to kill him if that’s what it takes. Several agents have already died trying. Novak’s dedicated security escort, J.T. Brannon, former assassin unmatched in the art of killing, is leery of Novak’s assignment and warns him of its danger. As Novak unravels the alarming secrets behind the MERIDIAN program and his path converges with Laszlo’s desperate pursuit to annihilate his demons, Novak and his family are swept into the crosshairs of rogue Agency assassins. Only Brannon can save Novak’s family, and he is committed to sacrificing his own life to do so. The final confrontation and profound revelation of MERIDIAN explode into a deadly struggle over what may be the very future of mankind itself.

John Lee is riddled with guilt and psychologically traumatized by the unexpected postoperative death of a special patient ten years before. Heavily medicated, impoverished, and on the county dole, Dr. Lee lives alone in a ramshackle single-wide trailer with his dog, Sunny, on the banks of a Virginia river. One hot summer day he is visited by Sarah, a nurse and past lover, who confesses that all this time she has known that “Thumbs” Berringer—her husband and Dr. Lee’s surgical rival—murdered the patient out of spite. This revelation enrages Dr. Lee and unleashes a series of events that lead to Sarah’s death and the disappearance of Dr. Lee and Sarah’s husband…and the local sheriff must seek the help of two most unlikely individuals in solving the case. Insanity of Murder is a humorous yet riveting mystery novel about guilt, madness, and murder.

Boscoe is an 11-year-old dog who suddenly finds himself at a shelter competing with puppies for potential adopters. When a family finally comes in looking for an older dog, Boscoe can’t believe his ears! Will he find his forever home?

Few books will touch your heart like Just George, the true story of a small dog found limping beside the highway, scared, injured, and near death from starvation and dehydration. You will experience almost every emotion imaginable as George himself relates the events of the year that follows.


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