Congratulations to Our Readers Favorite Award-Winning Self-Publishing Authors!

It’s that time of the year again – the 2012 Readers Favorite Award Winners have been announced. Below is a list of winners whose books are published with Outskirts Press:

Category: Non-fiction – Autobiography

Highway Odyssey – Bronze

Surviving Mental Illness – Silver

Category: Non-fiction – Biography

If There’s a Mailbox in Heaven – Bronze

Category: Non-fiction – Education

Who’s In Charge? An Educational Outlook for All – Honorable Mention

Category: Non-fiction – Drama

Jacob’s War – Bronze

Category: Non-fiction – General

Headknockers – Honorable Mention

Category: Non-fiction – Biography

A Doctor’s Journey – Finalist

Category: Non-fiction – Health – Medical

A Doctor’s Journey – Finalist

Category: Children – K-3rd – Fable

Umbrella Town – Finalist

Category: Fiction – Realistic

Operation Seeding: Rain Rain Go Away Come Back Another Day – Finalist

Category: Non-fiction – Relationships

Mr./Ms. Right: An Endangered Species? – Honorable Mention

Category: Non-fiction – Government – Politics

Civil Rights Investigations Under the Workforce Investment Act and Other Title VI-Related Laws – Bronze

Category: Non-fiction – Government – Politics

The Monetarists and the Evolving Crisis – Finalist

Again, congratulations to all of our winners! If you want to purchase any of these titles, you can save between 10%-50% by ordering directly from the Outskirts Press Bookstore.

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Readers Favorite Award Winners in Self-Publishing

The finalists for the Readers Favorite Book Awards have been chosen, and several Outskirts Press authors have been chosen. Here’s the list:

What will the winners receive?

  • Award-Winning Author Recognition — Each winner/finalist will be able to promote themselves and their book as an award-winning author and award-winning book, respectively. We make it easy by offering authors many options for to enhance their book covers and online presence upon winning an award.
  • Medal Award Ceremony and Media Coverage — Winners and finalists are invited to the Readers Favorite Medal Award Ceremony during the week of the Miami Book Fair International, the largest book fair in the nation. The street fair will feature hundreds of booths manned by authors, publishers and other literary professionals. Readers Favorite will have a full booth all three days of the street fair where they will display all the winning books from to hundreds of thousands of visitors. Authors who are able to attend the event may bring books for sale at the booth.
  • Book Review and Critique — All entrants receive a complete book review which will be posted on the Readers Favorite website, Barnes & Noble, Google Books and Facebook (unless your book has already been reviewed by the Readers Favorite team).
  • Display of your Book Cover, Summary and Award Image on Readers Favorite Website — Winners and finalists will be featured on Contest Results Page via a link under the search box at the top left of every page on the Readers Favorite website.
  • Professional, High Distribution Press Release — Both Readers Favorite and Outskirts Press announce the results of the competition through premium press releases and blog posts sent to a variety of media contacts and other authors.

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Congratulations to Our Readers Favorite Award-Winning Self-Publishing Authors!

It’s that time of the year again – the 2011 Readers Favorite Award Winners have been announced. Below is a list of winners whose books are published with Outskirts Press:

Category: Children – Concept

Queen Vernita Visits the Blue Ice Mountains – Finalist

Category: Children – K-3rd – Fable

Queen Vernita’s Visitors – Honorable Mention

Category: Children – 4th-6th – Fable

The Pirate Bride – Gold

Category: Christian – Non Fiction

Hannah Reborn – Finalist

Category: Fiction – Action

Duckegg – Bronze

Category: Fiction – Drama

Megan’s Way – Gold

Duckegg – Silver

Category: Fiction – Intrigue

She’s My Dad – Gold

Category: Fiction – Mystery – General

The Pond – Gold

Category: Fiction – Mystery – Sleuth

Blood Country – Silver

Category: Fiction – Southern

Behind the Columns – Silver

Category: Fiction – Thriller –Terrorist

The Gathering Storm In The Middle East – Bronze

Category: Fiction – Womens

Megan’s Way – Finalist

Category: Non Fiction – Animals

The Story of Moses – Bronze

Category: Non Fiction – Autobiography

It’s Not Weird Anymore – Gold

We’ve Never Had A King – Finalist

Category: Non Fiction – General

Once More Into the Breach – Finalist

Category: Non Fiction – Gov/Politics

Command Influence – Silver

Category: Non Fiction – Historical/Cultural

We’ve Never Had A King – Silver

Command Influence – Finalist

Category: Non Fiction – Memoir

Yearning – Bronze

Category: Non Fiction – Humor

Once More Into the Breach – Silver

Category: Non Fiction – Religion/Philosophy

Hannah Reborn – Gold

Category: Non Fiction – War

Command Influence – Finalist

Category: Romance – Fantasy/Sci-Fi

Lover’s Betrayal – Bronze

Again, congratulations to all of our winners! If you want to purchase either of these titles, you can save between 10%-50% by ordering directly from the Outskirts Press Bookstore.

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Upcoming Award Deadline for Self-Publishing Authors: Readers Favorite Awards

Time is running out!  The deadline for the Readers Favorite Book Award contest is June 1, 2011

View last year’s winners featured on our blog:

2010 Readers Favorite Award-Winning Outskirts Press Authors

Why Enter the Readers Favorite Award Contest?

Book Awards grab the attention of book stores, publishers, libraries, and readers, which can translate into increased sales. You can refer to your book as an “Award-Winning Book” and yourself as an “Award-Winning Author” on your book cover, website, and all other marketing materials. You can add your Award Sticker to existing copies of your book, or incorporate a digital image of it into new or reprinted versions.

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2010 Readers Favorite Award Winners in Self-Publishing – Congratulations!

The Readers Favorite 2010 Award Contest Winners have been announced. Congratulations to the following Outskirts Press titles and authors:

Gold Winner

Silver Winners

 

Bronze Winners

 

 

Honorable Mention

 

Additional Finalists

Congratulations to all our winners and finalists! We already know Outskirts Press helps our authors publish award-winning books, and now it is easier than ever to promote your award with our Award Recognition Cover Enhancement option. For details and to order, visit the Marketing Options screen of your author’s center.

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Self Publishing Author Spotlight – Andrew Rafkin

Self-Published Author Wins Triple Crown in Readers Favorite Book Awards

Veteran Outskirts Press author Andrew J. Rafkin recently swept an entire category in the 2009 Readers Favorite Book Awards by winning all three awards — the Gold, the Silver and the Bronze – for three of his action/adventure novels. 

The prolific Californian author and avid boating and fishing enthusiast took the three top honors in action and adventure fiction for his novels Mexican Madness (the Gold), Mediterranean Madness (the Silver) and Creating Madness (the Bronze), each featuring O.R.C.A. retired Navy Seal, Commander Reef Johansen. Remarkably, a fourth book of his, Red Sky Morning, also published by Outskirts Press, was a Readers Favorite finalist in the non-fiction, autobiography category.

Readers Favorite was founded by Debra Gaynor to help authors with honest reviews of their work and to assist them in obtaining more recognition and exposure through a respected book contest.

“We appreciate the loyalty our serial authors like Andrew J. Rafkin have shown to Outskirts Press and attribute their continuing faith in us to the high quality service we provide them, both in printing their books and in marketing them to the level of success that award-winning authors like Andrew J. Rafkin deserve,” said Outskirts Press Director of Author Support, Kelly Schuknecht.

Besides author Rafkin’s four medals, twenty other books by Outskirts Press authors won awards in the 2009 Readers Favorite contest, too.

“We are incredibly proud of our authors,” Kelly Schuknecht went on to say, “and are so pleased when their accomplishments are acknowledged by awards like these from Readers Favorite. It’s no wonder that more and more award-winning authors are choosing Outskirts Press for their publishing and marketing needs.”

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The Readers Favorite Award Winners in Self Publishing

The Readers Favorite 2009 Award Contest Winners have been announced. Congratulations to the following Outskirts Press titles and authors:

The Soldiers of the Cross, by J. Laurence Stillwell
The Soldiers of the Cross, by J. Laurence Stillwell, Gold Winner in the Christian - Fiction Category

Mediterranean Madness, by Andrew J Rafkin
Mediterranean Madness, by Andrew J Rafkin, Silver Winner in the Fiction – Action/Adventure Category

Creating Madness, by Andrew J Rafkin
Creating Madness, by Andrew J Rafkin, Bronze Winner in the Fiction – Action/Adventure Category

Unlocking the Poet's Realm, by Matt Wiebusch
Unlocking the Poet's Realm, by Matt Wiebusch, Gold Winner in the Fiction – Fantasy/Sci-Fi Category

 Embellish, by R.L. Sloan
Embellish, by R.L. Sloan, Honorable Mention in the Fiction – Fantasy/Sci-Fi Category

Why We Don’t Kill Spiders, by Bo Macreery
Why We Don’t Kill Spiders, by Bo Macreery, Honorable Mention in the Fiction – Historical/Cultural Category

The Peruke Maker, by Ruby Dominguez
The Peruke Maker, by Ruby Dominguez, Gold Winner in the Fiction – Horror Category

Romancing the Claddagh, by Ruby Dominguez
Romancing the Claddagh, by Ruby Dominguez, Bronze Winner in the Fiction – Horror Category

Immaculate Deception, by Courtney J. Webb
Immaculate Deception, by Courtney J. Webb , Silver Winner in the Fiction - Humor Category

It's Over Michael, But…, by Ruby Dominguez
It's Over Michael, But…, by Ruby Dominguez, Bronze Winner in the Fiction - Humor Category

In-Sight, by Gerard D. Webster
In-Sight, by Gerard D. Webster, Silver Winner in the Fiction - Suspense Category

 Through The Triangle, by C.P. Stewart
Through The Triangle, by C.P. Stewart, Bronze Winner in the Fiction - Thriller Category

Out of the Village, by Banya Ku'Caya
Out of the Village, by Banya Ku'Caya, Finalist in the Non Fiction – Autobiography Category

Red Sky Morning, by Andrew J. Rafkin
Red Sky Morning, by Andrew J. Rafkin, Finalist in the Non Fiction – Autobiography Category

Just Tell Me How To Get Hired!, by Jill De Sena-Shook
Just Tell Me How To Get Hired!, by Jill De Sena-Shook, Gold Winner in the Non Fiction – Business/Finance Category

Lori's Song, by Lori Foroozandeh
Lori's Song, by Lori Foroozandeh, Bronze Winner in the Non Fiction - Drama Category

Looking For Closure, by Maria Stewart
Looking For Closure, by Maria Stewart, Honorable Mention in the Non Fiction – Drama Category

Sue's Nightmare, by Dean Roberts
Sue's Nightmare, by Dean Roberts, Gold Winner in the Non Fiction – General Category

Calling All Boomers, by Randall D. Howard
Calling All Boomers, by Randall D. Howard, Silver Winner in the Non Fiction – General Category

My Momma Raised Ugly Children…Not Stupid Ones, by Bud Wright
My Momma Raised Ugly Children…Not Stupid Ones, by Bud Wright, Silver Winner in the Non Fiction – Humor Category

 Riders on the Road, by Patricia Rider Bermon and The Rider Family Drivers
Riders on the Road, by Patricia Rider Bermon and The Rider Family Drivers, Bronze Winner in the Non Fiction – Humor Category

A Complete Guide to Public Speaking, by Joseph A. Grippo
A Complete Guide to Public Speaking, by Joseph A. Grippo, Silver Winner in the Non Fiction – Self Help Category

An Unknown Journey, by Dao Huynh
An Unknown Journey, by Dao Huynh, Bronze Winner in the Young Adult Category

Congratulations to all our winners! We already know Outskirts Press helps our authors publish award-winning books, and now it is easier than ever to promote your award with our Award Recognition Cover Enhancement option. For details and to order, visit the Marketing Options screen of your author’s center.

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