Outskirts Press Authors Are Honored in the Reader Views Reviewer’s Choice Literary Awards

Book awards give readers an important clue about the quality of a self-published book, and this year’s award season says a lot about Outskirts Press and its authors. We’re thrilled to have six of our authors recognized in the 2021/2022 Reader Views Reader’s Choice Literary Awards. Your success speaks to the many reasons we’ve been rated the No. 1 self-publishing company by Top Consumer Reviews for six years running!

The Reader Views Literary Awards recognize writers who are published by small presses, university presses, independent book publishers, and self-publishing companies like Outskirts Press. Following are Outskirts Press’ winners for the 2021/2022 Reader Views Reviewer’s Choice Awards, listed below in no particular order. Information about each of these books (and their self-published authors) is available at the Outskirts Press Bookstore, where they are available for purchase.

1. Bronze Award in Business/Sales and Economics: Life Is The Project, Doyle Davis, Outskirts Press

Life Is The Project, Doyle Davis
Outskirts Press, Published Feb 08, 2021

2. Bronze Award in Humanities: Emotional Frustration: The Hushed Plague, Mario O. Laplume

Emotional Frustration: The Hushed Plagu
Outskirts Press, Published Aug 16, 2021

3. Overall Grand Prize Winner, Bronze winner in the Non-Fiction category and Gold Award Non-Fiction Art: Lockdown: 100 Days in San Francisco, Conor Mitchell

Lockdown: 100 Days in San Francisco
Outskirts Press, Published Jun 30, 2021

4. Fantasy Bronze Award: Albobonnae’s Way, Bella Rayne

Albobonnae’s Way, Bella Rayne
Outskirts Press, Published Jun 29, 2021

5. Bronze Award in Parenting/Family/Relationships: My Dog Is My Relationship Coach, Maureen Scanlon

: My Dog Is My Relationship Coach, Maureen Scanlon,
Outskirts Press, Published Jan 18, 2021

6. Poetry Silver Award: Your Sun Will Rise Again, Joseph Jean Baptiste Jolicoeur

Your Sun Will Rise Again Joseph Jean Baptiste Jolicoeur
Outskirts Press, Published Dec 20, 2021

Congratulations to all the winners!

It’s Time To Submit Your Book for Award Consideration!

The final days of summer are upon us and book award season is just around the bend. As time crunches down, it’s time to decide which award programs to submit your book to.

Registration deadlines for the winter season book awards are fast approaching:

Benjamin Franklin Awards – October 26th, 2012
Reader Views Literary Awards November 9th, 2012
ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year Award December 14th, 2012

Authors can save on their purchase any of these a-la-carte award submission option individually. Or… select the package and save 25% on all 6 award contests throughout the year. Enjoy maximum convenience by allowing us to submit your book to 6 recognized, vetted, and legitimate book award contests, some of which offer major cash and prizes (Writer’s Digest and Foreword) and all of which offer the chance for extra exposure, recognition, and the chance to claim “award-winning” during your marketing efforts. Click here for more information about the Book Award Submissions Package.

It used to be that simply having a published book was indicative of supremely high quality, but now that self-publishing is available for everyone, winning a book award is one of the most powerful and effective ways you can make your book stand above the crowd. With so many book awards and contests available, Outskirts Press has pre-screened and vetted 6 contests. Outskirts Press can facilitate the submission details to all these contests for you. With your purchase of this package and your eligible book, we will handle all the details, including

  • the award submission fee
  • registering your book with the contest
  • sending them each the necessary review copies of your book
  • accurately and completely filling out the necessary entry forms
  • selecting the most appropriate category for your book (if we’re not sure, we’ll ask you)
  • shipping and handling costs of your book to each of the contest’s multiple judges

Many awards only accept books in the current copyright year (some will accept older books). If you just published your book this year, it is definitely the time to enter before it’s too late!

Are you ready to publish your award-winning book?

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