Submissions Close FRIDAY for the National Best Book Awards from USA Book News

We all know the benefits of winning a big award: fame, recognition, validation, and perhaps even a solid paycheck. We’ve been taught to aim for them our entire lives, these little hallmarks of success, and not entirely without reason—but in the democratic world of self-publishing, a community that fosters an atmosphere of non-competitive support, is there a place for something like the USA Book News National Best Book Awards?

Simple answer? You bet.

Consider the benefits, both for the individual self-publishing author and collectively for the entire self-publishing community. Awards foster competition, absolutely, and by doing so they challenge interested authors to raise the bar for their own creative processes. The long-term result is a community where quality writing has value simply because that quality is recognized publicly when achieved. Raising the general tenor of a community is great, and winners receive tangible rewards for entering as well, but these benefits can be hard to hold on to when the chances of winning are slim or the possibility of being influenced by community standards is far off in time. So why should you care about the National Best Book Awards or USA Book News today, in the here and now?

The answer boils down to marketing and exposure. A book doesn’t have to win an award or even be listed as a finalist to benefit from being entered for an award! In fact, the moment your book is submitted for entry, it becomes a part of the larger narrative of the awards themselves. Remember when your favorite movie was nominated for an Oscar? Eligibility for an award becomes an icebreaker, and a platform for spreading the word that you have chosen to self-publish a book. You can proudly share the news on social media or in conversation that your book is up for an award, and encourage your readers to follow your book’s progress throughout the process. Meanwhile, your readers find out more about the content and qualities of your book, and are far more likely to buy copies as a result!

Of course, if you do win big at the National Best Book Awards, you have earned bragging rights forever—and a whole bevy of new promotional opportunities, many of them a form of free publicity as USA Book News releases the news to its huge subscriber base. And of course, we here at Outskirts Press are happy to brag about our contestants, finalists, and winners alike for the simple reason that what’s good for you is good for us—after all, you and your wonderful books are the entire reason we do what we do.  Statistically speaking, we publish more award-winning books by award-winning authors than any other self-publishing company.  In short, we want you to have the absolute best self-publishing experience possible!  Wouldn’t you say that includes winning an award or two??

The only downside, if you can call it that, is that the deadline for submission to this year’s National Best Book Awards is imminent. And by “imminent,” we mean this Friday! Luckily, submission is easy, and Outskirts Press can cut through all the red tape for you, even on such short notice. All you have to do is click on the “Submit Your Book” button below or drop on by the Outskirts Press website and check out our “USA Book News Best Book Awards Submission” service for more information.

 

 

The USA Book News Best Book Award Submission Deadline is This Friday!

Time is running out! If your book was published in 2012 or 2013, you are eligible for the 2013 USA Book News Best Book Contest, but only for a limited time before your copyright date is too old. Now is the time to submit your book for this prestigious award competition.

Every year USA Book News honors outstanding mainstream and independent books with their National Best Books Award. These awards are specifically designed to garner MEDIA COVERAGE & BOOK SALES for the winners & finalists throughout the 2013 holiday retail season and into 2014!

Winners and finalists in each category receive:

  • USA Book News Exposure
  • Unprecedented National Media & Industry Exposure
  • Ability to Promote Your Title as an Award-Winning Book (we make this easy, too!)
  • And MUCH more!

Submitting books to contests can be a lot of work, and who has the time? As a result, many deserving books never get entered at all.

But the good news for you is that Outskirts Press handles all of the submission details for you, so you don’t have to worry about a thing. We’ll print the judges copies of your book, fill out the forms, submit the entry fee…everything. And we love to promote our award-winning books on our social media channels, too!

Click here for details or to order the USA Book News Best Book Awards submission today. The registration deadline is Friday, August 30, 2013.

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The USA Book News Best Book Award Submission Deadline is This Friday!

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Time is running out! If your book was published in 2011 or 2012, you are eligible for the 2012 USA Book News Best Book Contests, but only for a limted time before your copyright date is too old. Now is the time to submit your book for this prestigious award competition.

Every year USA Book News honors outstanding mainstream and independent books with their National Best Books Award.These awards are specifically designed to garner MEDIA COVERAGE & BOOK SALES for the winners & finalists throughout the 2012 holiday retail season and into 2013!

Winners and finalists (announced in November) in each category receive:

  • USA Book News Exposure
  • Unprecedented National Media & Industry Exposure
  • Ability to Promote Your Title as an Award-Winning Book (we make this easy, too!)
  • And MUCH more!

Submitting books to contests can be work, and who has the time? As a result, many deserving books never get entered at all.

But the good news for you is that Outskirts Press handles all of the submission details for you, so you don’t have to worry about a thing. We’ll print the judges copies of your book, fill out the forms, submit the entry fee… everything. And we love to promote our award-winning books on our social media channels, too!

Click here for details or to order the USA Book News Best Book Awards submission today. The registration deadline is Friday, August 31, 2012.

Congratulations to the USA Book News Best Books of 2011!

Congratulations to all of the following self-publishing Outskirts Press authors who were recently honored by USA Book News!

Hands with A Heart by Gayle D Haffner
Biography: General (Finalist) History: Media/Entertainment (Finalist)
Civil Rights Investigations Under the Workforce Investment Act and Other Title VI-Related Laws by Seena K. Foster
Business: Reference (Finalist)
What to Charge by Laurie Lewis
Business: Writing & Publishing (Finalist)
Lover's Betrayal by J.E. Hopkins
Fiction: Fantasy/Sci-Fi (Finalist) Fiction: Romance (Finalist)
Walking Fish by Joanne Bodin
Fiction: Gay & Lesbian (Finalist)
WExinfinity by Charlie Pedersen
Fiction: Visionary (Finalist)
Pseudo Surgeon by Wayne S. Clarke
Health: General (Finalist)
Making a Meal of It by Jui-shan Chang
Health: Sex/Sexuality (Winner)
The Pregnancy Power Workbook by Camilla Bicknell, RNC and Dr. James S. Betoni, Maternal Fetal Medicine
Health: Women's Health (Finalist)
Dog Tags by Ginger Cucolo
History: Military/Political (Finalist)
When I Was A Child by T. L. Needham
History: United States (Finalist)
Once in a Lifetime Dog by Chantelle Hildreth
Non-Fiction: Narrative (Finalist)
STUBS by Michael Wellman
Parenting/Family: General (Finalist)
The Walk of Life by B. H. Hamilton
Poetry: Inspirational (Finalist)
Breaking The Bonds Of Adult Child Abuse by Sister Renee Pittelli
Religion: Christianity (Finalist)
The Unfaithful Widow by Barbara Barth
Women's Issues (Finalist)

Are you ready to publish your award-winning book? Let’s talk…

Upcoming Award Deadline: USA Book News Best Books Award for Self-Publishing Authors

2011 Awards

Every year USA Book News honors outstanding mainstream and independent books with their National Best Books Award.  The National “Best Books 2011” Awards are specifically designed to garner MEDIA COVERAGE & BOOK SALES for the winners & finalists throughout the 2011 holiday retail season and 2012!
  
WINNERS & FINALISTS IN EACH CATEGORY RECEIVE:
 
  • USA Book News Exposure: An Eight-Month Book Listing (valued at $2,000.00!) which includes your color book cover, a brief paragraph about your title and a hyperlink to your website. Fantastic coverage for the busy 2011 holiday season & 2012! USABookNews.com is currently listed on thousands of book related-websites and welcomes thousands of visitors per month. View a complete list of Winners and Finalists of the 2010 competition
  • Unprecedented National Media & Industry Exposure: Instant coverage of results from various online network of media outlets and industry contacts for a combined, immediate exposure to over 500,000+ subscribers. In addition, the national media campaign kicks off October 2011!  Read the 2010 National Press Release
  • Promote Your Title as an Award-Winning Book: As a winner or finalist you will have the right to highlight your award on your book cover, website, and marketing material. Award stickers will be available for purchase for all winners & finalists in each category. Past winners and finalists have utilized this award by creating and distributing their own press releases with great success!

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 ways you can make your book stand above the crowd.

Outskirts Press can facilitate the submission details to the USA Book News Best Books Award for you. We can handle all the details, including the entry fee, the completion of the necessary forms, and the required copies of your book. We will select the most appropriate category for your book for your convenience.

CLICK TO ORDER THIS AWARD SUBMISSION SERVICE
or save 25% on all six award submission options with the
BOOK AWARD SUBMISSION PACKAGE

Simply select the USA Book News National Best Books award submission option (or Book Award Submission package option) from the Marketing Options screen inside your author’s center.

The deadline for ordering through your Outskirts Press author’s center for this year’s awards program is August 12, 2011. Your book must have a 2010 or 2011 copyright date to be eligible.

Want to publish your award winning book?

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The USA Book News Award Winners in Self-Publishing – 2010

The National Best Books 2010 Award Winners and Finalists have been announced by USA Book News. Congratulations to the following Outskirts Press titles and authors:

All Healths Breaking Loose
All Healths Breaking Loose by Loa Blasucci, Finalist in the Health: Exercise & Fitness Category
All Points North
All Points North by Shelby R. Lee III, Finalist in the Fiction & Literature: Short Story Fiction Category
Bond Daddy
Bond Daddy By David Walby, Finalist in the Biography: General Category
Breaking the Time Barrier
Breaking the Time Barrier by Gordon E. Morrison, Finalist in the Science: General Category
CALLING ALL BOOMERS
CALLING ALL BOOMERS: REFLECT NOW BEFORE THE MEMORY GOES! by Randall D. Howard, Finalist in the Religion: General Category
Career Planning and Development
Career Planning and Development-In Reverse by Dr. Carl M. Powe, Finalist in the Business: Motivational
Dream For World Unity
Dream For World Unity by Haile Gebre Egziabher, Finalist in the Business: General Category
everything b
everything b by William Monroe Dean, Finalist in the Science: General Category
Giving Voice to Your Cause
Giving Voice to Your Cause: Speaking Tips for Nonprofit Professionals by Pamela Ziemann, Finalist in the Social Change Category
He Blew Her a Kiss
He Blew Her a Kiss by Angie Pechack Printup & Kelley Stewart Dollar, Finalist in the Self-Help: Motivational Category
In Search of the Great White God
In Search of the Great White God by Anthony T. Cluff, Finalist in the Religion: General Category
Kakos Prose & Poetry
Kakos Prose & Poetry by Kakos Kakos, Finalist in the Poetry: General Category
Kim's Confessions
Kims Confessions by Wilson Awasu, Finalist in the Religion: Christianity Category
Mystery of the Great Flood Confirmed
Mystery of the Great Flood Confirmed by Elsar Amos Orkan MD, Finalist in the Science: General Category
Narcissistic Predicaments
Narcissistic Predicaments by Sister Renee Pittelli, Finalist in the Religion: Christianity Category
No Hope for Gomez
No Hope for Gomez! by Graham Parke, Finalist in the Humor Category
Outlook for a Better Life
Outlook for a Better Life by Haile Gebre Egziabher, Finalist in the Religion: General Category
Practical English Level 365
Practical English Level 365 Volume 1 by Kaakyire Akosomo Nyantakyi, Finalist in the Education/Academic Category
Queen Vernita Meets Sir HeathyBean the Astronomer
Queen Vernita Meets Sir HeathyBean the Astronomer by Dawn Menge and Heath Rhoades, Finalist in the Children
Savannah's Black First Ladies
Savannahs Black First Ladies, Vol I: The Past, Present, and Future by Pamela Howard-Oglesby & Brenda L. Roberts, Finalist in the African American Studies Category
Steadfast Christian
Steadfast Christian: A Higher Call to Faith, Family and Hope by Patrick Dillon, Winner in the Religion: Christian Inspirational Category
Tearing Down the Wall
Tearing Down the Wall by Sharon M. Katzman, Finalist in the Self-Help: Motivational Category
The Cosmic Order of Reincarnation
The Cosmic Order of Reincarnation by Khun Shwe Thike, Finalist in the Science: General Category
The Heavens Weep for Us
The Heavens Weep for Us by Thelma T. Reyna, Finalist in the Fiction & Literature: Short Story Fiction Category
The Light of Innocence
The Light of Innocence by Carl Marshall, Finalist in the Religion: Christianity Fiction Category
The Miserly Mind
The Miserly Mind, 12½ Secrets of the Freakishly Frugal by Elise Cooke, Finalist in the Business: Personal Finance Category
The Protected
The Protected by Rowena Portch, Finalist in the Fiction & Literature: Romance Category
The Summer That Changed My Life
The Summer That Changed My Life by Shanile Sharay Goggins with Benita Taylor, Finalist in the Religion: Christianity Category
Two Sisters Journey
Two Sisters Journey: from Darkness Into the Light by Christi Rohan & Juli Rohan, Finalist in the Health: Death & Dying Category
Unlocking the Poet´s Realm
Unlocking the Poets Realm by Matt Wiebusch, Finalist in the Fiction & Literature: Fantasy/Sci Fi 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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USA Book News – 2010 National Best Book Awards for Self Publishing Authors

2010 Awards

Every year USA Book News honors outstanding mainstream and independent books with their National Best Books Award.  The National “Best Books 2010” Awards are specifically designed to garner MEDIA COVERAGE & BOOK SALES for the winners & finalists throughout the 2010 holiday retail season and 2011!
  
WINNERS & FINALISTS IN EACH CATEGORY RECEIVE:
 
  • USA Book News Exposure: An Eight-Month Book Listing (valued at $2,000.00!) which includes your color book cover, a brief paragraph about your title and a hyperlink to your website. Fantastic coverage for the busy 2010 holiday season & 2011! USABookNews.com is currently listed on thousands of book related-websites and welcomes thousands of visitors per month.
  • Unprecedented National Media & Industry Exposure: Instant coverage of results from an online network of media outlets and industry contacts for a combined, immediate exposure to over 500,000+ subscribers. In addition, the national media campaign kicks off October 2010!  Read the 2009 National Press Release
  • Promote Your Title as an Award-Winning Book: As a winner or finalist you will have the right to highlight your award on your book cover, website, and marketing material. Outskirts Press can help with the Award Recognition Cover Enhancement option.  Past winners and finalists have also utilized this award by creating and distributing their own press releases with great success!

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 ways you can make your book stand above the crowd.

Outskirts Press can facilitate the submission details to the USA Book News Best Books Award for you. We can handle all the details, including the entry fee, the completion of the necessary forms, and the required copies of your book. We will select the most appropriate category for your book for your convenience.

CLICK TO ORDER THIS AWARD SUBMISSION SERVICE
or save 25% on all six award submission options with the
BOOK AWARD SUBMISSION PACKAGE

Simply select the USA Book News National Best Books award submission option (or Book Award Submission package option) from the Marketing Options screen inside your author’s center.

The deadline for ordering through your Outskirts Press author’s center for this year’s awards program is August 31, 2010. Your book must have a 2009 or 2010 copyright date to be eligible.

Want to publish your award winning book?

Start Publishing