Outskirts Press Announces 2018 Reader Views Award Winners

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Fourteen Outskirts Press self-published author have been recognized for their outstanding books in 11 categories in the annual competition.

Reader Views Literary Awards Submission Service from Outskirts Press

In years past, winners of the Reader Views Literary Award have received expert marketing assistance from renown marketing experts like The Kick-Start Guy, Author Marketing Experts, Perceptive Marketing and others.

Book awards give readers an important clue about the quality of a self-published book, and this year’s award season says a lot about Outskirts Press and its authors. The Denver-based company, rated the No. 1 self-publishing company by Top Consumer Reviews, is happy to announce that 14 of its authors have been recognized in the 2018 Reader Views Literary Awards.

The Reader Views Literary Awards recognize writers who self-published or had their books published by a subsidy publisher, small press, university press or independent book publisher. Books that were self-published and copyrighted in 2017 were eligible for this year’s awards and the cash prizes and kudos that come with a win. In years past, winners of the Reader Views Literary Award have received expert marketing assistance from renown marketing experts like The Kick-Start Guy, Author Marketing Experts, Perceptive Marketing and others.

Following are Outskirts Press’ finalists for the 2018 Reader Views Awards. Information about each of these books (and their self-published authors) is available at the Outskirts Press Bookstore, where they are available for purchase.

CHILDREN – EARLY READER - AGES 6 TO 8
Second Place: “Too Much Junk in My Trunk!” by Roe DePinto

BODY/MIND/SPIRIT
First Place: “Conscious Contact” by Deacon Bill Rich

BUSINESS
Second Place: “Greed Disease” by Ted Folkert

HEALTH
First Place: “Help! I Have a Brain Injury: And It Feels Like I've Dropped Out of the Sky” by Kay Pratt

HISTORICAL FICTION
Second Place: “On Liberty’s Wings” by Diane Dettmann
Honorable Mention: “Molly’s Rocker” by Susan M. Hoskins

HUMOR
Second Place: “A Dolphin and a Pilot” by Steven Lane Smith

MYSTERY/THRILLER/SUSPENSE/HORROR
First Place: “The Paymaster” by Adeed Dawisha
Second Place: “Pretty Blue Death” by Dan Blair
Honorable Mention: “A Debt of Survival” by Leanna F. Falconer

SOCIETAL ISSUES (SOCIETY/HISTORY/POLITICS/ENVIRONMENT/CURRENT EVENTS)
Second Place: “Mediocrity in America” by Andrew Rodriguez

ADULTS - FICTION
Honorable Mention: “She's My Dad” by Iolanthe Woulff (2009)

REGIONAL WINNERS
Great Lakes: “Pretty Blue Death” by Dan Blair
West Pacific: “Shimji, the Channel Island Vixen” by Christina Steiner

SPECIALTY AWARDS - ADULT
Reader Views Peer Award: “Characters on the Green” by J. Peter Hoyer

EXTRA:
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN BOOK AWARD - FICTION: HISTORICAL
Silver Winner: “Man at the Cross Road” by Jeanne Blanchet, PhD.

Please join us in also congratulating Outskirts Press author Jeanne Blanchet. Her book “Man at the Cross Road” has been named a Silver Winner of the Benjamin Franklin Book Award in the Fiction: Historical category.

For more information about self-publishing and book marketing services from Outskirts Press, visit the company at http://www.OutskirtsPress.com.

About Outskirts Press Inc.: Outskirts Press helps authors develop and publish high-quality books by offering exceptional design, printing, publishing, distribution and book marketing services. Top Consumer Reviews ranks Outskirts Press No. 1 because they are passionate about delivering outstanding customer service, affordable pricing, industry-leading royalties, and a team of hands-on, U.S.-based publishing experts. At http://www.outskirtspress.com authors can publish their book, their way, today.

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