Every year, Outskirts Press nominates less than 5% of the books it publishes for submission to the Colorado Independent Publishers Association EVVY Awards, an independent 3rd party book award contest that is both competitive and “strict” (for lack of a better word). Each book is judged by three different judges.
Not only are books compared against all other books in their respective categories by each EVVY judge, but they’re also compared against a 100-point grading scale. A book must secure at least 90 points to be awarded a 1st Place EVVY Award; 80 points to be awarded a 2nd Place EVVY Award, and so forth. Yes, this means that in some categories, it is conceivable that not a single book wins an award, even if there are multiple books in that category.
So, in other words, it is no small feat to win an EVVY award from the Colorado Independent Publishers Association. Outskirts Press won eighteen of them.
Congratulations to all our EVVY Award winning authors below:
Family & Relationships Speechless by E.J. Brown 1st Place
Fiction/Science Fiction Dust to Dust by John Hudson 1st Place
Fiction/Action Adventure Snow Men by Andrew Ceroni 1st Place
(Important Note: These First Place EVVY Award winners above are the three finalists for the 2014 Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Awards. Voting is taking place through September 6th at the Self Publishing News blog. Vote now. )
Academic/Reference What’s Wrong with That Door? by John Quist 3rd Place
Children’s Story Books Big Albert the Camel by Dr. Peggy Turnage 3rd Place
Fiction/Mystery&Detective Out of Reech by Adam J. Beardslee 3rd Place
Poetry Dreams to Dance in Moonlight by Peter C. Stone 3rd Place
Religion & Spirituality The Astrology of Success by Jan Spiller 3rd Place
Family & Relationships Growing Up Ugly by Fritzie von Jessen 3rd Place
Autobiography/Memoirs Peeling Back the Layers by Lawayne Childrey Merit
Family & Relationships The Back-Up Mom by Laura K. Wagner Merit
Fiction/Action Adventure A Holiday From Time by John Mero Merit
Fiction/Historical More Stories of the Rich and Famous by David M. Tavernier Merit
Juvenile Fiction Oliver Ornament by Michael Burns Merit
Juvenile Fiction Pinos Altosby John Koski Merit
Juvenile Fiction Pluto The Starfish by Bonnie M. Anderson Merit
Religion & Spirituality Keys to Armageddon by KaMuLanS Merit
Self Help The Garden of Life by Todd Michael Putnam Merit
Congratulations to all our EVVY award-winning authors, and EVVY nominees!