Leading Self-Publishing Company Partners with Colorado Humanities to Sponsor Colorado Book Awards

December 22, 2009 – Denver, CO – Outskirts Press, the fastest growing full service self-publishing and book marketing company, today announced it will sponsor the 2010 Colorado Book Awards.  This 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 Colorado’s outstanding authors, editors, illustrators, and photographers.

The Colorado Book Awards began in 1991 with four categories of awards, but by last year the awards were presented to contributors from ten separate literary categories.  Over the years, the Colorado Book Awards have celebrated some of Colorado’s most prominent authors, including John Fielder, Linda Hogan, Tom Noel, Stephanie Kane, and David Milofsky.

“The Colorado Book Awards are presented annually by Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book,” stated Colorado Humanities Executive Director Maggie Coval.  “The Awards ceremony, finalist readings and other events are ways for Coloradans to say ‘thank you’ to the authors, illustrators, editors and publishers who enrich our lives with their stories, images, research and perspectives. We are proud to have Outskirts Press as a new partner in the Colorado Book Awards.”

Denver-based Outskirts Press has been helping authors worldwide successfully publish and market books since 2002.  In 2007 The Denver Business Journal announced Outskirts Press as the 3rd fastest-growing privately-held company in Colorado and in 2008 The Denver Business Journal again recognized Outskirts Press, this time as the #1 fastest-growing company in the “Flight IV” category.  In 2009, Inc. Magazine found Outskirts Press to be the fastest-growing self-publishing company, placing #268 on its national Fast-500 list. Outskirts Press is the only Inc. 500 self-publishing company.

During the season of giving, Outskirts Press made a $10,000 charitable donation to Colorado Humanities in order to help it achieve its goal of inspiring the people of Colorado to explore new ideas and to appreciate Colorado’s diverse cultural heritage.

Applications for the 2010 Colorado Book Awards began on September 1, 2009 and run through January 15, 2010.  The selection process will go through March, 2010, judging will occur in April, and the awards will be presented at a ceremony in Aspen in late Spring, 2010.

Visit www.coloradohumanities.org for more information about the Colorado Book Awards and visit www.outskirtspress.com for more information about self-publishing.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.:

Outskirts Press, an Inc. 500 company, offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.

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