Last week, Outskirts Press announced the three finalists for our Best Book of the Year for 2016. We’ve heard from many readers who are thrilled to be introduced to these authors and their work.
And now we want to hear from you.
But time is running out. The polls close today at 5pm Mountain Time, so click here to vote today and you will help determine the winner of the Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award, and its $1500 Grand Prize
Since this is a public vote through the Self Publishing News blog, this award not only demonstrates to agents, editors, and publishers that the author is a talented writer, but also that he or she knows how to market a book. It also introduces brand new and remarkable books for the public to read and review in order to cast their votes.
This past Tuesday and Wednesday Outskirts Press introduced the first two finalists in our 2016 Best Book of the Year Awards. Every year Outskirts Press has the honor of publishing thousands of amazing books, and every year we nominate a small percentage of those for submission to the Colorado Independent Publishers Association EVVY Awards. And every year, a percentage of those official nominees win an EVVY Award, thereby representing the best of independent publishing as determined by a committee of 3rd party judges from the publishing community.
From among all our EVVY winners, we select 3 finalists for our own Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Awards. These finalists compete head-to-head-to-head in a public poll to see who can garner the most votes.
Our third and final finalist is W. Rosser Wilson, author of Insanity by Murder. Mr. Wilson is a retired surgeon who has turned to fiction writing. Insanity by Murder is his second novel. His first, Otto Danish-American, was published in 2010. The author currently lives in Virginia with his wife and dog.
Introducing Insanity by Murder, by W. Rosser Wilson, one of the finalists in the 2016 Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Awards.
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.
As a finalist, W. Rosser Wilson has already won a book video trailer. Take a look!
And adding to the mystery of this book…will it win the coveted Best Book of the Year Award and its $1500 Grand Prize?
As one of three finalists, W. Rosser Wilson and his book Insanity By Murder will be competing head-to-head-to-head with the other two finalists in a public poll on this blog starting tomorrow, September 9th and going through September 14th. Dr. Wilson has already demonstrated he has the writing chops to win this prestigious award, as evidenced by his EVVY Award win. Does he have the marketing prowess to make it as the Best Book of the Year author in this digital age? Do you think it deserves to win? Order it now to help you decide!