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 Book Spotlight: Did You Know??????? by Mohammad Reza Aazami Bafrani

This new collection of eight short stories by author Mohammad Reza Aazami Bafrani provides readers with the magical worlds of characters whose adventures span life and death, justice and retribution, angels and wish fulfilling cities.Mohammad Reza Aazami Bafrani’s imaginative fantasies offer a series of mysterious fates and magical endings that will entertain readers with their paranormal narratives.In “Marriage in Space,” for instance, an astronaut lands on the moon and is immediately met by Helen, the love he has been searching for all his life. In another, equally other-worldly tale, “I Have Seen Both of the Worlds,” a man who seemingly has died is given a choice between many marvelously handcrafted wooden doors that he can walk through to determine his fate.  After a strange trial by the Fifty Saturdays Committee, he is able once again to return to life, happy.

In the equally imaginative tale, “Faith Power,” Rebecca is trapped in a coma after a brutal car accident.  After she separates from her body, she is led to an Eden-like land, but she decides she wants to return to her home on earth.  A kind angel obliges her, and Rebecca returns home just in time to prevent her husband from committing a heinous crime.


Other tales in this collection of fanciful tales include a magical helicopter ride for a man and his son to Wish City and a fitting punishment for a criminal, even if it is applied way outside the country’s normal halls of justice.

About the Author:Mohammad Reza Aazami Bafrani was born in Iran in 1953.  His specialty is writing short fantasies such as the ones in Did You Know???????.  He is also active in the sale of fine carpets and has published articles about hand woven carpets in widely circulated newspapers in Iran.

For more information, visit www.outskirtspress.com/DidYouKnow_Aazami.

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Outskirts Press Reveals Top 10 Best Selling Books in Self-Publishing for 2009

Outskirts Press, an Inc. 500 company and the fastest-growing full-service self publishing and book marketing company, today announced their top 10 best-selling self-published books in 2009.

February 9, 2010, Denver, CO – Outskirts Press, an Inc. 500 company and the fastest-growing full-service self publishing and book marketing company, today announced their top 10 best-selling self-published books in 2009, according to point-of-sale data from Ingram, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Baker & Taylor, and Outskirts Press Direct. Alphabetically, its ten best-selling self-published books in 2009 were:

* The Complete Guide to Day Trading: A Practical Manual From a Professional Day Trading Coach, by Markus Heitkoetter

* Death of the Falcon: Based on a True Story, by John C. Littlefield

* LEED AP Exam Guide: Study Materials, Sample Questions,  Mock Exam, Building LEED Certification (LEED-NC) and Going Green, by Gang Chen

* Meat Smoking and Smokehouse Design, by Stanley Marianski, Adam Marianski, Robert Marianski

* Not Manifesting? This Book is For You!, by Kathleen Mackenzie

* Sell Your Book on Amazon: Top-Secret Tips Guaranteed to Increase Sales for Print-on-Demand and Self-Publishing Writers, by Brent Sampson

* Thanks to America, by Joseph Golshani

* The Transition: Winning the 4th Quarter of Life, by Dennis Niewoehner

* Uncommon Emotions, by Lynn Galli

* What To Do When You Become The Boss: How New Managers Become Successful Managers, by Bob Selden

All these books, and other Outskirts Press titles, are available from all major online retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powells, Books A Million, and others, plus conveniently from the Outskirts Press bookstore at http://outskirtspress.com/bookstore (or in quantities of 10 or more for full wholesale trade discounts at http://outskirtspress.com/buybooks).

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press, Inc., an Inc. 500 company, offers full-service, custom self-publishing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining 100% of their rights, 100% of their profits, and 100% of the control. Available for authors globally at www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.


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