Congratulations and Good Luck to the 2019 Outskirts Press EVVY Award Nominees!

This year, Outskirts Press has an impressive 79 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 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, 2019, and award winners will be announced during a ceremony hosted by the Colorado Independent Publishers Association in August, 2019.

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


Congratulations to the authors of these 79 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.

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Author Poll: Louis Reznick Needs Your Help With His Cover

Louis Reznick is self-publishing his first book with Outskirts Press, and he wants your help deciding on his book cover.

Book Summary
Is Laughter Really the Best Medicine? Take This Book, and Find Out!

Louis Reznick knows the curative value of laughter. Sure, it can be dangerous, too—for example, he just about laughed himself to death while writing this book. While working as a physician, he would leave jokes up on the computer monitor for his patients, and he realized what a powerful tool a good laugh could be—even people who are anxious and depressed can benefit from a little distraction. A lifetime of laughter is compressed into this one little volume, so it’s sort of like one of those cans of joke snakes. Open this book, and you have no idea what will pop out! Laughter is the most important way to start and end your day, and it’s the thing that will keep you going when things aren’t going your way. If you could use a good laugh—and really, these days, who couldn’t?—then join Louis on his exploration of The Sixth Sense…the sense of humor!

About the Author

Louis Reznick is a retired doctor and continual comedian, whose medical background can prevent you from dying of laughter. He graduated from Brooklyn College in 1966 with a BA in mathematics, and from Des Moines University in 1970 with a DO. He was a US Army flight surgeon from 1971-1973, including a year served in Vietnam. In 1973, he opened his family practice in the Glendale neighborhood of Queens, NY, where the neighborhood was so dangerous that he changed the telephone area code to 911 and saw an exponential increase in business.

Please take a look at two possible covers below and then vote on the choice you recommend for Louis.

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