Best of Luck to the Official 2017 Outskirts Press EVVY Award Nominees!

This year, we have a brand-new batch of quality EVVY Award nominees to brag about! The EVVYs are an acclaimed annual award program sponsored by the Colorado Independent Publishers’ Association, or CIPA, which recognize and raise the profile of excellent independently published books. The EVVYs are judged by a panel of professionals on a qualitative scale of merit in a set of categories which broadens each year. As of 2017, there are fifty-one of these categories!

Each year, Outskirts Press officially nominates a small percentage of the books published during the year for submission to the EVVY Awards. Since a nomination is the first step toward receiving the Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award, the standards are exceedingly high; we nominate, on average, just 2% of the books we publish each year-and these nominations represent the very best of our publications as determined by our executives and members of our production teams.

Outskirts Press official nominees and winners receive additional exposure of their books in featured Outskirts Press marketing channels, including our blog, social media networks, and in our email newsletters. The winners are announced during an awards ceremony hosted by the Colorado Independent Publishers Association in May.

Congratulations to this year’s Official Outskirts Press EVVY Award nominees, presented alphabetically below:

There’s more!

As a result of being nominated for the EVVY Awards, these Outskirts Press authors have taken the first step toward winning the coveted Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award. Three of the nominees above who subsequently win an EVVY Award during the CIPA banquet this coming May will be selected as Semi-Finalists for our annual Best Book of the Year Award and its $1,500 Grand Prize. Stay tuned.

All of these books, along with other Outskirts Press titles, are available from the major online book retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powell’s, Books-A-Million and others, plus conveniently from the Outskirts Press bookstore. To learn more about our products and services, as well as upcoming and current promotions, visit us online at or call us at 1-888-672-6657 to speak with a Publishing Consultant.

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40 Million People are Waiting for Your Book!

There are several questions that people ask each other when they get together:

“How’s work?”

“How is your family?”

“What are you reading?”

And chances are if you’re not listed on Goodreads…it might not be your book.

Goodreads is “the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations.” People log in to find out what their friends are reading, what other people like, and book club suggestions. With 40 million members and 1.5 billion books, Goodreads is one of the easiest and most effective ways to gain an audience for your book.

Forty million readers is an obvious reason to participate on Goodreads. But what are some of the hidden advantages to being an author listed on the website? How about:

  • Personal interaction/online discussions with your readers
  • Reviews from readers that might help you with future manuscripts
  • An author “dashboard” that allows you to track statistics on who is reading your book

Outskirts Press is now making promoting your work on Goodreads easier and more affordable than ever. Right now you can take advantage of the Goodreads Marketing Campaign for 10% off the regular price using the promo code: Save10Good. As part of this option you’ll receive:

  • A 30-minute consultation with a marketing expert
  • Assistance in setting up your professional Goodreads Author Profile
  • Advice on how to connect with the right readers
  • Help with setting up a book giveaway to generate more excitement about your book
  • Create a “per-click” ad on Goodreads to target your audience

So, what are you waiting for?

Forty million people are looking for your book.

P.S. Our website is going to be upgraded and relaunched as of August 1, 2016. You’ll notice that our new website will display on a variety of devices, including computers, tablets and Smartphones. Along with a new website, we will be introducing new publishing packages and services as well. You can learn more about our changes by following us on Facebook Page, Twitter Feed or our blog.