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Legends of Beer-League Hockey: Vignettes from a Beer-League Hockey Player

by Curt Lesnau

(4 Stars – 8 Customer Reviews)

Price: $24.95

Curt Lesnau’s “Legends of Beer-League Hockey: Vignettes from a Beer-League Hockey Player.” As someone who has been playing beer league hockey all over North America for over 50 years, Curt Lesnau has a few stories to tell… Legends of Beer League Hockey is a series of vignettes-memories and musings on the sport of hockey as the author and his pals travel from Quebec to Ontario, St. Louis to Florida, and other points coast to coast doing what they love best: beer-league hockey! Follow Curt along with his hockey-loving, fun-seeking friends, their tournament road trips, and all the dicey and hilarious situations that go with it!

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2020 Self-Publishing Retrospective: A Very Unusual Year in Review

2020 is sure to go down in history as one of the most difficult years ever as the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic continues spreading around the globe, threatening the physical and mental health of Earth’s inhabitants while simultaneously causing economic hardship for billions. And although the world continues to struggle, we are witnessing the good inherent in all people as neighbors help neighbors, friends help friends and loved ones help and cherish those they love. For many writers, the early days of quarantining allowed them to find their creative energy to write and perhaps even (finally) finish that book they’ve been working on.

It’s apparent in the numbers. 2020 book sales boomed! While final numbers for 2020 aren’t available at the time of this writing, NPD Bookscan reported an overall 6.4% increase for the first three quarters over the comparable quarters in 2019, led by a whopping 36% jump in young adult nonfiction, a 29% increase in juvenile nonfiction and a 19% bump in young adult fiction.

Homeschooling certainly contributed to this increase, and savvy writers were quick to capitalize, as the self-publishing industry is on track to publish more books in 2020 than ever before. For Outskirts Press, the only A+ rated and #1-rated self-publishing company according to the Better Business Bureau and Top Consumer Reviews, respectively, 2020 saw its authors thrive and prosper even in the shadow of the novel coronavirus.

At the 26th Annual Colorado Independent Publishers Association EVVY Awards Banquet, which, for the first time ever, took place “virtually” and streamed live from YouTube, Outskirts Press authors took home a total of 14 impressive 1st-, 2nd- and 3rd-place awards. The recorded virtual ceremony will be available on the CIPA YouTube Channel indefinitely.

Winning a CIPA EVVY Award is a prerequisite to winning the Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award and claiming its $1500 Grand Prize. In 2020, the following three First Place EVVY Award winners were in contention for the Best Book of the Year:

Lance Anderson won a First Place Award in Fiction for his novel Life in the Morgue. Lance Anderson spent most of his life as an ironworker until he decided it was time for a change. He took a job at the medical examiner’s office, where he worked for six years and assisted in more than two thousand cases until he was forced to retire due to vision problems. Life in the Morgue is his debut novel, but he has also written two movie scripts that are in the process of being produced.

George Rhoades won a First Place Award for Poetry with Musings from Cowboy Country. George Rhoades is the author of Along the Chisholm Trail and Other Poems and After the Chisholm. He is the winner of numerous poetry awards, including the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award, Will Rogers Gold and Bronze Medallions, Readers View First Place Award, Indie Excellence Book Award Finalist and Western Music Assoc. Poetry Book Finalist, and other accolades. Born on a farm in Cotton County, Oklahoma, Rhoades has been a rancher, a reporter/editor for UPI and Oklahoma newspapers and a college journalism professor. He retired from UT-Arlington and moved to Duncan, Oklahoma, where he owned a hay farm.

And Gina Simone won a First Place Award in the Spiritual/Religion category with Whispers of Love, which went on to win the coveted Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award for 2020 (by securing a whopping 80% of the votes!). Gina Simone is a Spirit Medium certified through the Forever Family Foundation. At the age of 11, she began to notice and feel Spirit and energy around her. Not knowing what these gifts were, she always felt different and isolated. A traumatic pool accident with her toddler son catapulted her into finding the meaning behind life, Spirit, lessons, and karma. She left a comfortable corporate finance career to answer her calling to connect you with your loved ones and with your own innate intuition and higher consciousness. She has been a featured medium on Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP.com, has been voted Long Island Best Medium several years in a row, and is also a featured medium on the WBLI 106.1 morning show.

Congratulations, Gina! And congratulations to all our EVVY-Award winners and, in fact, to all our award-winning authors, who celebrated their accomplishments in 2020 by receiving book awards.

How would it feel to publish in 2021 with the A+ Rated and #1-Rated self-publishing company according to the Better Business Bureau and Top Consumer Reviews, respectively? Find out more about publishing, marketing, promoting and submitting your book for publication, reviews, and awards by visiting us at OutskirtsPress.com. We would love to help you publish the book of your dreams in 2021.

 

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Grandma and Grandpa’s Wisdom for a Healthy and Prosperous Life

by Jon Baker

(5 Stars – 14 Customer Reviews)

Price: $16.95

Jon Baker’s “Grandma and Grandpa’s Wisdom for a Healthy and Prosperous Life” compiles the simple lessons a young boy learned from his grandparents and brings the reader back to the basics to show how to: Reexamine the simplicity of what you already know about life and success and apply it; Improve your mind and body in order to flourish; Assess how and when to sit back and listen before acting; Achieve your goals; and Create freedom in your life! The young boy was fortunate enough to grow up as a success story by going on to college and graduate school. An inspiring read!

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Living on the Edge: Adventures of a Hunter

by Shannon L. Kollmeyer

(5 Stars – 2 Customer Reviews)

Price: $44.95

Shannon L. Kollmeyer’s “Living on the Edge: Adventures of a Hunter.” Adrenaline rush in every hard-core hunting adventure. Untamed wilderness, nasty terrain, daunting conditions, over 50 species-experience it all in one man’s lifetime hunting passion. Here are solid stories that show the hard work, research, planning, and perseverance that makes for good hunting. Kollmeyer is your guide through this spectrum of hunts in four countries, 20 locations, various geographies, different cultures, and every type of terrain and weather imaginable. Follow the author’s footsteps across the Yukon wilderness, the Canadian Arctic, Alaska, the United States, Africa, and New Zealand. A must-read for conservationists, hunters, and all lovers of this great planet.

 

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Extra Publishing Upgrade PLUS an Amazon Kindle Edition

This November we give thanks to the thousands of authors who have put their trust in Outskirts Press to help them achieve their publishing dreams. To show our thanks, we have a special offer to share. For a limited time, we will upgrade your publishing package for FREE!

Interested in Full-Color Publishing? Pay for the less expensive Ultimate Black & White package and you’ll get everything that comes with the Full-Color package at no extra cost. Did you only budget for the Basic Black & White? Buy it today and you can claim all the extras that come with the more inclusive Ultimate Black & White publishing package! Just enter novupgrade at check-out before this limited-time offer comes to an end!

In short, you’ll receive hundreds of dollars of extras! When you start today, we will also publish and distribute an Amazon Kindle eBook Edition of your book for free.

So, are you ready to publish your masterpiece with the A+ rated and #1-rated self-publishing company according to the Better Business Bureau and Top Consumer Reviews, respectively? If so, connect with Outskirts Press now in whatever manner is easiest for you:

“My experience with Outskirts Press was truly outstanding from the very beginning. All representatives were efficient, helpful, professional, and courteous. Outskirts Press made it easy for me to publish my first book. The finished product was a masterpiece! I highly recommend Outskirts Press.” – Introducing Diana McIntyre, author of Just a Piece of Me

 

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Memoirs of a Life Shattered: Living With & Through a Pancoast Tumor

by Judith Dwyer Fugate

(5 Stars – 3 Customer Reviews)

Price: $24.95

Judith Dwyer Fugate’s “Memoirs of a Life Shattered: Living With & Through a Pancoast Tumor. “Being assaulted by a cruel and uncaring assassin: cancer. Numbness was my first reaction followed by fear, confusion, sorrow, anger, and pain. This intrusion had already threatened to not only shatter my life, but end it.

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Stella the Rejected Star

by Marc McCormack

(5 Stars – 3 Customer Reviews)

Price: $11.95

Marc McCormack’s “Stella the Rejected Star.” Stella wasn’t like all the other stars in the skies above Bethlehem. She was a four-pointed star in a five-pointed world, and the other stars teased her because of it. One December long ago, the stars heard an important event was about to happen. One of the stars would be chosen by God to lead the wisemen to the manger on Christmas. Oftentimes the ones considered different in the world are the ones who shine the brightest through their faith, hope, and love.

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Tipping is Not a City in China

by C J Kinsley

(5 Stars – 3 Customer Reviews)

Price: $12.95

C J Kinsley’s “Tipping is Not a City in China” is a book about the tipping practices in today’s Food and Beverage Industry. Lots of information is given on how to tip and why.

 

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Make a “Sound” Decision: Get Your Custom Audiobook for 20% Off

Successful self-published authors know their odds of earning sales increase with every new format or buying method they offer to their readers. For you, that may mean making your print book available as an Audiobook! This November, Outskirts Press is offering 20% OFF Audiobook Publication and Distribution Down Payment — so you can have your book “road-ready” for a growing audience of literary audiophiles.

With your custom Audiobook, you’ll get your choice from among five narrator auditions and a 15-minute recording preview to make any last-minute adjustments to tone and pace for the final edition. Every custom Audiobook from Outskirts Press also includes:

  • A properly formatted Audiobook file provided to distribution chains including: Amazon, Audible, iTunes, Audiobooks.com and Barnes & Noble
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Want to keep your book on-trend — and expand your revenue streams — by making your book available in Audiobook format? Simply enter promo code audiosave at checkout to save 20% and we’ll get to work on a professional Audiobook version of your book.

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