Reader Views Literary Award Winners in Self-Publishing Announced

The Reader Views 2010 Literary Award Winners have been announced!

Congratulations to all Outskirts Press authors who won.  Here is the full list by category:

Early Reader (6-8)

The Adventures of PJ and Pea, Vol II, by S.D. Moore – 1st Place

PJ and Split Pea

Young Reader (8 to 12)

Queen Vernitas Meets Sir Healthy Bean the Astronomer, by Dawn Menge and Heath Rhoades – 1st Place

Queen Vernita Meets Sir HeathyBean the Astronomer

Same Ol’ Moon, by Pamela Noel – 1st Place

Same Ol Moon


Tearing Down The Wall, by Sharon M. Katzman- 2nd Place

Tearing Down the Wall


The Keya Quests, by Glen Skinner – 2nd Place

Keya Quests

General Fiction/Novel

The Union, by Rowena Portch – Honorable Mention

The Union

The Valley of Ashes, byEli Thorpe – 1st Place

The Valley Of Ashes

Historical Fiction

Behind the Columns, by Arlette Gaffrey – 2nd Place

Behind the Columns


Command Influence, by Robert A. Shaines – Honorable Mention

Command Influence


Letters from Wheatfield, by Patrick Shannon – Honorable Mention

Letters from Wheatfield

Stalking the Dragon, by Kregg P. J. Jorgenson – 1st Place

Stalking the Dragon


Philosophy: Back to Basics, by Ronnie Lee – Honorable Mention

Philosophy Back to Basics

Religion (Eastern/Western)

Outlook for a Better Life, by Haile Gebre Egziabher – 2nd Place

Outlook for a Better Life


He Blew Her a Kiss, by Angie Pechak Printup & Kelley Stewart Dollar – Honorable Mention

He Blew Her a Kiss

Reflective Empowerment, by Philip Guy Rochford – 2nd Place
*plus Walsh Seminar Award for Best Personal Growth Book

Reflective Empowerment

One additional special award – Sworn to Secrecy by Charles Joseph Fickey – won the Richard Boes Award

Sworn to Secrecy

Also, Rambling Squirrel by Wendy Laird won 1st Place in the Early Reader category (6-8) and the Feather Quill Be Kind to Animals Award.  This cover will be featured soon as the author is currently revising the book to perfection.

Congratulations to all our winners! Since Outskirts Press publishes so many award-winning books, we make it easier than ever to promote your award with our Award Recognition Cover Enhancement option. For details and to order, visit the Marketing Options screen of your author’s center, or click the link above or the icon to the right.

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2010 Readers Favorite Award Winners in Self-Publishing – Congratulations!

The Readers Favorite 2010 Award Contest Winners have been announced. Congratulations to the following Outskirts Press titles and authors:

Gold Winner

Silver Winners


Bronze Winners



Honorable Mention


Additional Finalists

Congratulations to all our winners and finalists! We already know Outskirts Press helps our authors publish award-winning books, and now it is easier than ever to promote your award with our Award Recognition Cover Enhancement option. For details and to order, visit the Marketing Options screen of your author’s center.

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Previous Award Nominees

One tactic of successfully published authors is submitting your published book to awards and contests.  But winning a nomination or award is only the beginning. It’s important to keep reminding readers and the public that your book is at the top of the heap.

With that in mind, let’s shine the spotlight on some of our EVVY Award Nominated Books from the past. After all, a good book is a good book, regardless of when it was published:

Adios, Havana
A Memoir
by Andrew Rodriguez 
Yellowstone to Denali
Bears, bison, poachers,
thieves and other characters

by Clay Cunningham 
Loving Larry
A Tribute to the Lady Who Named Peptoboonsmal
by Penny Wormet with Elaine Hall
Plains Bound: Fragile Cargo
Revealing Orphan Train Reality
by Charlotte M. Endorf, Illustration by Sarah M. Endorf
I Want to Make Money in the Stock Market
Learn to begin investing without losing your life

by Chris M. Hart, Sr.
Sneezy Neezy
by Rick HandloserIllustrated by Shawn Byous 

How to Turn Your Body Into the Ultimate Fat-Burning MachineReprogram Your Body to Stop Storing Fat and Start Burning It…
by Julie Arnold, M.A., C.P.T.
Son of Orbiting Death-Ray Platform
Dr. Heinrich Heildmon
Making a Difference
Changing the World One Penny and One Minute at a Time
by Dr. Rhonda Hackett
My Journey to Know the Truth
Healing the Broken Heart
by Tony Kent
Senior Moments
Getting the Most Out of Your Golden Years
by David Wayne Silva

All our Diamond and Pearl books are automatically eligible for EVVY Award Nominee Consideration. What makes a good EVVY Award Nominee? The same thing that makes any good award-winning book:  A fantastic cover, strong, well-written content, and copyediting. These are the cornerstones of any book.

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