The votes are in! The winner of the 2018 Best Book of the Year goes to Two Towers!

Our three authors have already won in their categories at the EVVY Awards, but only one can claim our highest honor: Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year!

Selecting a favorite book is no small feat, and each of our authors works deserve to be recognized. T.D. Arkenberg: Two Towers, Katherine S. Egan: Genetics Isn’t Everything, and C. R. Norris: Wasp on the Wind are our top three finalists and we are proud of them and their great achievements.

Our authors have offered you their very best, and you’ve weighed your options and voted for your favorite book for this incredible distinction!

The winner of the 2018 Best Book of the Year award goes to Two Towers by T.D. Arkenberg.

Two Towers

In his poignant memoir, Two Towers, T.D. Arkenberg navigates readers through a personal perfect storm. A resurgence of his father’s long-dormant cancer and chaos at his job in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks serve as the backdrop for a private struggle with a secret hidden for thirty-seven years. The story opens on Christmas Eve, 2001. Alone, he stands in his empty childhood home. Two months earlier, his father succumbed to cancer after a lengthy struggle. Five weeks after that painful loss, his mother’s unexpected death shattered his world. The double-barreled blast toppled his towers of strength and unconditional love at a time he was barely treading water. Only weeks before his parents’ deaths, his professional life descended into turmoil. Nineteen hijackers commandeered four commercial jets, unleashing unspeakable terror on US soil. Two towers collapsed into piles of twisted steel, a dusty grave for thousands of innocent souls. Friends don’t know how he survives. Neither does he, especially with the added burden of a dark secret. As his world starts to crumble, fate offers a lifeline.

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About Author T.D. Arkenberg

Two Towers is the fourth book and first memoir from award-winning author T.D. Arkenberg. Independent Publisher Book Awards, Next Generation Indie Book Awards, National Indie Excellence Awards, and Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society have recognized his work. T.D. studied at The University of Chicago, London Business School, and Northwestern University. He lives with his spouse, Jim, and their cat outside Chicago. Visit www.TDArkenberg.com.

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Your First Finalist for the 2018 Best Book of the Year Award is … T.D. Arkenberg, Author of Two Towers!

Congratulations to our three finalists for the Outskirts Press 2018 Best Book of the Year award: Two Towers by T.D. Arkenberg, Genetics Isn’t Everything by Katherine S. Egan and Wasp on the Wind by C.R. Norris. These works are impressive and it’s going to be an interesting sprint to the finish!

All three books took home awards from this year’s EVVY Awards, qualifying the authors for Outskirts Press highest honor! Remember, only one book can win — so look into your choices, order their books and cast your vote. Polls will open September 10 through September 14th 5:00 PM Mountain Time.

So, come back on Monday, Sept. 10, to cast your vote for the book you believe to be the best of the three.

Meet Your First Finalist

Two Towers

In his poignant memoir, Two Towers, T.D. Arkenberg navigates readers through a personal perfect storm. A resurgence of his father’s long-dormant cancer and chaos at his job in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks serve as the backdrop for a private struggle with a secret hidden for 37 years.

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About Author T.D. Arkenberg

Two Towers is the fourth book and first memoir from award-winning author T.D. Arkenberg. Independent Publisher Book Awards, Next Generation Indie Book Awards, National Indie Excellence Awards, and Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society have recognized his work. T.D. studied at The University of Chicago, London Business School, and Northwestern University. He lives with his spouse, Jim, and their cat outside Chicago. Visit www.TDArkenberg.com.

Buy from Outskirts Press: https://outskirtspress.com/T_D_Arkenberg
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1478722002

Watch the video:

Are you ready to publish your own award-winning book and perhaps find yourself in the running for next year’s Best Book of the Year award? Connect with Outskirts Press now in whatever manner is easiest for you:

Top 10 Amazon Kindle Books from Outskirts Press Authors

Have you resolved to publish in 2015? Have you included ebooks among your list of New Year’s self-publishing resolutions? If not, you might want to reconsider. The Outskirts Press 2014 list of Top 10 Amazon Kindle Books shows just how impactful the decision to take a paperback into the electronic format can be. Each of these successful authors has achieved greater success by diversifying their formats than they ever could in paperback alone.

From historical accounts to coming-of-age fictions, ebooks from Outskirts Press authors are making a splash on Amazon. No longer a haven solely for consumers of fiction, ereaders are becoming a popular reading format for a variety of genres: thrillers and crime drama, romance, biographies and autobiographies, self-help, Christian life and even reference and text books. Our eclectic Top 10 list not only illustrates the broad interests of the ebook-buying public; it also demonstrate the breadth of diversity of modern independent authors, particularly those publishing with Outskirts Press.

These popular works from Outskirts Press authors range from biographical works to American history to coming-of-age fiction to non-fiction to poetry – and pretty much everything in between. Here, in alphabetical order, are the Top 10 bestselling Kindle book authors from Outskirts Press:

Aces Back to Back

Aces Back to Back: The History of the Grateful Dead (1965 – 2013) – by Scott W. Allen

The Astrology of Success

The Astrology of Success: A Guide to Illuminate Your Inborn Gifts for Achieving Career Success and Life Fulfillment – by Jan Spiller

The Book of Barkley

The Book of Barkley: Love and Life Through the Eyes of a Labrador Retriever – by L.B.Johnson

In the Jungle...

In the Jungle… Camping with the Enemy – by W. James Seymour

Jell-O and Jackie O

Jell-O and Jackie O – by T.D. Arkenberg

Letters, To The Men I Have Loved

Letters, to the Men I Have Loved – by Mirtha Michelle Castro Marmol

Living In The House Your Lies Built

Living in the House Your Lies Built – by Sarah M. Young

Old Man on a Bicycle

Old Man on a Bicycle: A Ride Across America and How to Realize a More Enjoyable Old Age – by Don Petterson

The Neurotic's Guide to Avoiding Enlightenment

The Neurotic’s Guide to Avoiding Enlightenment: How the Left-Brain Plays Unending Games of Self-Improvement – by Chris Niebauer, Ph.D.

The Tiger FACs

The Tiger FACs: A Dance with the Devil, the Forward Air Controllers that History Forgot – by Don Bell and the Tiger FACs

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