Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award
Rules and Eligibility
(in other words, here is how the Outskirts Press "Best Book of the Year" is determined):
Every year we hand-select 2%-5% of the best books we published within the past year (as determined by our production and marketing departments along with our executive staff) for official nomination to the Colorado Independent Publishers Association EVVY Awards. Your book must receive an Official Outskirts Press EVVY Nomination from us and you must accept the nomination, which includes the EVVY Nomination entry fee, the cost of the judges' copies for your book, and the shipping/handling fee to complete your application on your behalf.
In addition to being a well-written book, Official Outskirts Press EVVY Award Nominations must be published under our One-Click, Ultimate or Full-Color packages and must be in English. Typically, EVVY Nominees are copyedited and feature custom cover designs.
Your book must win an EVVY Award to be considered a Best Book of the Year contender. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place EVVY Awards are awarded in a number of different categories, along with merit award-winners. EVVY-winning books are announced at the end of each summer during the Colorado Independent Publishers Association Awards Banquet in Denver.
From among all the EVVY-winning Outskirts Press books, three will be chosen by Outskirts Press to be the finalists. These choices are final. All three finalist books will receive promotion in our newsletters and on our social networks, including links to the respective author webpages, book video trailers (if any), ebook or Kindle editions (if any), and any other marketing efforts the three authors have put into place. Award-winning authors realize that marketing and promotion are vital to success.
The ultimate Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award will be determined by the readers of SelfPublishingNews.com blog in an open, public vote. Yes, that means the three finalists hold their own fate in their hands. The Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award is meant to demonstrate to agents, editors, and publishers that the author has the talent to excel at writing an award winning book and the tenacity to excel at marketing it. Being a finalist means you have the talent. Do you have the marketing tenacity to get the most votes for YOUR book in an open, public vote? Leverage your Twitter and Facebook accounts; email everyone you know and ask them to vote for your book. The voting will determine the most talented writer with the best author platform.
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