13th Annual EVVY Awards Receives 38 Official Nominees from Outskirts Press

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38 officially nominated books by print-on-demand publisher Outskirts Press demonstrate publishing quality for 2007 EVVY Awards, held by the Colorado Independent Publishers Association.

Of the approximately 800 books published by Colorado publisher Outskirts Press in 2006, less than 5% are nominated to participate in the prestigious EVVY Awards, an annual independent book award contest sponsored by the Colorado Independent Publishers Association. An Outskirts Press official Nomination is high recognition of a book's excellence in its own right and is the first step toward winning a coveted EVVY Award.

Last year, Outskirts Press took home 8 awards, more than any other publisher, including first place awards in the inspirational/self-help category for "Enough Already!" and in the autobiography/memoirs category for "Adios, Havana."

"Like the college student who earns a diploma for finishing at the top of his class, Adios, Havana [was] catapulted from the slush pile to the pinnacle of memoirs by winning a prestigious EVVY award," states Andrew J. Rodriguez, award-winning author of "Adios, Havana." "This tribute is my best credential to access audiences otherwise impossible to reach by a self-published author."

In its 13th year, the 2007 EVVY Awards are being held by the Colorado Independent Publishers Association to recognize excellence in self-published and independently published books. Entries are judged by a panel of independent judges who are experts and professionals in their respective category fields.

Categories include autobiography/memoirs, biography/history, business/finance, fiction, how-to, inspirational/self-help, juvenile, non-fiction experiences, poetry, political/social, spirituality/religion, and travel. Outskirts Press nominated at least two books for each of the categories mentioned above and in 2007 hopes to demonstrate once again that on-demand publishing can be synonymous with quality publishing.

"Outskirts Press was our most winning publisher at the 2006 CIPA EVVY Awards," says Lydia Griffin, Chair, 2006 EVVY Awards and CIPA President, 2006-2007. "Each unique title was praised by the judges for being well-written, interesting to read, and with a competitive, quality design. We can't wait to see what Outskirts submits next!"

The 2007 Outskirts Press official nominees were announced in a recent email newsletter at http://outskirtspress.com/newsletters/012007.htm and the winners will be recognized and awarded during the CIPA College and EVVY Awards Gala on Friday night, March 23rd, at the Red Lion Hotel in Denver, Colorado.

About Outskirts Press

Located in Parker, Colorado on the outskirts of Denver and online at http://www.outskirtspress.com, Outskirts Press, Inc. publishes high-quality paperback and hardback books for individual writers as well as businesses on an as-needed, on-demand basis. Through its turn-key, customized book publishing services, Outskirts Press offers unprecedented power to the author, including creative control and pricing authority.

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