Last Chance to vote for the Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year

It’s Not Too Late!

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.

The 2016 Best Book of the Year Finalists are:

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Gabriel F.W. Koch, author of Paradox Effect, is a Finalist for the Outskirts Press 2016 Best Book of the Year

As we mentioned in our previous blog posting, 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.

Because this is a public vote on this blog, the Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award not only demonstrates to agents, editors, publishers, and readers that the author is the talented writer of a technically and artistically award-winning book (as evidenced by the EVVY win) but also that he or she knows how to successfully market a book. The Best Book Finalists also introduce brand new and remarkable books for the public to read and review in order to cast their votes.

Our second finalist is Gabriel F.W. Koch, author of Paradox Effect, which won a 3rd Place EVVY Award in the Science Fiction category. Mr. Koch is a 2004 winner of the L. Ron Hubbard Writer’s of the Future Award as well as an award-winning photographer.

Introducing Paradox Effect, by Gabriel F.W. Koch, one of the finalists in the 2016 Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Awards.

 

Maternal instinct knows no boundaries, including the nano-neural-net intravenously installed in Dannia Weston’s mind to repress her identity, allowing her to perform a mission 300 years before her time. Transported to the year 1954, Dannia becomes a woman with a mid-twentieth century persona, college educated with an aptitude for mechanical invention. Due to her work during the war, she is employed by the U.S. government on a secret project. But what no one knows—including Dannia or those who sent her back to tinker with the mechanical past to reduce future pollution—is what might happen should she become emotionally involved in 1954. The 2254 science team programmed the nano-net to prevent the possibility of pregnancy, but each person reacts to strong emotional stimuli differently, and using birth control not available in 1954 is out of the question. When Dannia falls in love with Peter Hersh and becomes pregnant, her hormones erode a small section of the nano-chained network that stabilizes her new identity, triggering a mild memory rebirth…and threatening her mission and the fate of the world.

As a finalist, Gabriel has already won a book video trailer. Take a look!

Once again…an Outskirts Press author produces another page-turner!

As one of three finalists, Gabriel F.W. Koch and his book Paradox Effect will be competing head-to-head-to-head with the other two finalists in a public poll on this blog September 9th through September 14th. Gabriel 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?

Stay tuned for information on the remaining finalist who will be announced tomorrow, and then come back September 9th through September 14th to vote for the book you believe to be the best among the three! Order it now to help you decide!

 

Amazon Featured Book-of-the-Week

Here’s this week’s Featured Book-of-the-Week available now on Amazon.com!


Paradox Effect

by Gabriel F.W. Koch

(5 Stars – 1 Customer Review)

Price: $26.95

Gabriel F.W. Koch’s “Paradox Effect.” The world is coming to its end and Dannia, who has a nano-neural-net intravenously installed in her mind to repress her identity, is performing a mission 300 years in the past. While transported back in time, Dannia falls in love with Peter and becomes pregnant, which erodes a small section of the nano-chained network threatening her mission and the fate of the world.

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Author Poll: Writer Gabriel F.W. Koch wants your help with his cover

Gabriel F.W. Koch is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And he wants your help deciding his book cover.

Book Summary

The year is 2554 and the world is coming to an end unless an impossible mission-through 600 years of time travel-succeeds.

Maternal instinct knows no boundaries, including the nano-neural-net intravenously installed in Dannia Weston’s mind to repress her identity, allowing her to perform a mission 300 years before her time.

Transported to the year 1954, Dannia becomes a woman with a mid-twentieth century persona, college educated with an aptitude for mechanical invention. Due to her work during the war, she is employed by the U.S. government on a secret project. But what no one knows-including Dannia or those who sent her back to tinker with the mechanical past to reduce future pollution-is what might happen should she become emotionally involved in 1954. The 2254 science team programmed the nano-net to prevent the possibility of pregnancy, but each person reacts to strong emotional stimuli differently, and using birth control not available in 1954 is out of the question. When Dannia falls in love with Peter Hersh and becomes pregnant, her hormones erode a small section of the nano-chained network that stabilizes her new identity, triggering a mild memory rebirth…and threatening her mission and the fate of the world.

About the Author

Gabriel F.W. Koch is the 2004 winner of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Award, as well as an award-winning photographer.

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

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