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Evolved Publishing Named “Publisher of the Year 2013” by Library at the End of the Universe

We had 3 of 4 authors in the Junior category (young adults, teens, and children), and 4 of 22 authors in the Adult and New Adult category.

Publisher of the YearIn the Junior category (click HERE), our winners were Michael Dadich, Emlyn Chand, and Majanka Verstraete. As each of these authors’ books includes illustrations, we would be remiss if we didn’t mention our talented artists: Mallory Rock, Sarah Shaw, and Noelle Giffin.

In the Adult and New Adult category (click HERE), our winners were Angela Scott, Robb Grindstaff, Stevie Mikayne, and Pavarti K. Tyler.

(To find all these talented individuals, please search the “Our Team” tab at the top of the page.)

And of course, we’re so pleased to have been named their Publisher of the Year for 2013. Thank you, Library at the End of the Universe!

Two of Evolved Publishing’s Books Win Readers’ Favorite Gold Medals

Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews and Award Contest
has honored two of Evolved Publishing’s books.

Desert Rice by Angela Scott and The Silver Sphere by Michael Dadich have come away with Gold Medals!

Desert_Rice_300dpi_200x300Readers’ Favorite Category: Young Adult – Coming of Age
Winner: Gold Medal

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Samantha Jean Haggert is a beautiful twelve-year-old girl—but no one knows it. All they see is an awkward boy in a baseball cap and baggy pants. Sam’s not thrilled with the idea of hiding her identity, but it’s all part of her older brother’s plan to keep Sam safe from male attention and hidden from the law. Fifteen-year-old Jacob will stop at nothing to protect his sister, including concealing the death of the one person who should have protected them in the first place—their mother.

Sam and Jacob try to outrun their past by stealing the family car and traveling from West Virginia to Arizona, but the adult world proves mighty difficult to navigate, especially for two kids on their own. Trusting adults has never been an option; no adult has ever given them a good reason. But when Sam meets “Jesus”—who smells an awful lot like a horse—in the park, life takes a different turn. He saved her once, and may be willing to save Sam and her brother again, if only they admit what took place that fateful day in West Virginia. The problem? Sam doesn’t remember, and Jacob isn’t talking.

The_Silver_Sphere_v2_300dpi_200x300Readers’ Favorite Category: Young Adult – Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Winner: Gold Medal

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Shelby Pardow never imagined she could kill someone. All she wants to do is hide from her troubled father… when she is teleported to awaiting soldiers on the planet Azimuth. Here she is not a child, but Kin to one of the six Aulic Assembly members whom Malefic Cacoethes has drugged and imprisoned. He seeks to become dictator of this world (and then Earth by proxy).

His father, Biskara, is an evil celestial entity, tracked by the Assembly with an armillary device, The Silver Sphere. With the Assembly now deposed, Biskara directs Malefic and the Nightlanders to their strategic targets. Unless….

Can Shelby find the other Kin, and develop courage and combat skills? Can the Kin reassemble in time to release or replace the Assembly, overthrowing Malefic and restraining Biskara?

Both Desert Rice (49 Reviews) and The Silver Sphere (91 Reviews) have a 4.7-Star average rating at Amazon. Find out what all the buzz is about, and pick up your copies of these two amazing books today!

At Evolved Publishing, Quality Matters!

That statement – “Quality matters!” – is not just a slogan; it’s our ironclad commitment to readers.

One of the most surefire ways for readers to know that a book is a high-quality, professional product, is to examine the awards its won. Of course, awards are difficult to come by due to the broad and fierce competition, so that’s certainly not the only measure of quality. Another would be the average review rating at a retail site such as Amazon. And of course, the final judge of quality is the most important: you! You can sample all of our books at retail sites such as Amazon (via their Look Inside feature), Smashwords and BookieJar, at both of which we allow for a certain percentage of the book to be previewed.

We count on the fact that, after reading the first few pages, you’ll be convinced of a book’s quality and want to read more. We then count on the fact that you’ll love it so much, you’ll post a review where you purchased it, indicating as much.

We apply rather strict editorial guidelines to all our books, perhaps tougher than most. You could say we’re a bit old-fashioned in that regard. Yes, every book must have an interesting and cohesive plot, compelling characters, a setting sufficient to support the story, and a satisfying ending. More than that, however, we at Evolved Publishing believe in the power of words to move people. Our editors, working with the authors, attempt to provide prose that not only supports the essential story in a clean, professional manner, but that makes the reading experience more visual, more powerful, more emotionally satisfying.

Has it worked for us so far? You be the judge

AWARDS WON BY OUR BOOKS

(Award details and links available by clicking on the cover image.)

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And there you have it – most of the awards we’ve won thus far. There are a few others for which we don’t have images/badges, but you get a clear idea here of our commitment to quality. If you’re interested in sampling any of them, just click on the cover image in the left-hand column to go to the product page, and then click on the “Other Retailers” tab for the links to sites where you can purchase the book. Thank you, and please enjoy these great books.

“Courtney Saves Christmas” Is a Finalist in The National Indie Excellence Book Awards

Another Bird Brain Book Wins an Award

We’re pleased to announce that Courtney Saves Christmas, a collaboration between author Emlyn Chand and illustrator Noelle Giffin, is a Finalist in the National Indie Excellence Book Awards – 2013: Holiday Category.

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This special holiday edition of the Bird Brain Books series is the 3rd to receive an award recently, following the success of Honey the Hero and Tommy Goes Trick-or-Treating, both of which are Finalists in the 2013 Eric Hoffer Awards.

Courtney_Saves_Christmas_300dpi_2x2p9_CompWe’re so pleased that this fine book, which kids are absolutely loving, has garnered the critical acclaim and recognition that it deserves.

Parents, your kids as young as 3 and as old as 9 are sure to enjoy Courtney’s story. It’s longer than your typical picture book at about 5,000 words, but hey… Courtney, our adventurous penguin, goes all the way from Antarctica to the North Pole to visit Santa, and that’s a tale worth spending a little extra time on.

You can get a Signed Copy (personally signed by author Emlyn Chand) right HERE at our website. You can also find the book in the format of your choice at the following retailers (prices may vary):
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