Last Chance for Best of Ohio Free Download

Today is the absolute last day to download Best of Ohio Short Stories: Volume One for BOO–Book-Sale-Promofree!

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This outstanding anthology is comprised of 18 short stories by 18 talented Ohio authors.

Thanks to all the folks who have downloaded it this week, it is currently the #1 book in its category on Don’t be the only one not reading Best of Ohio Short Stories this weekend.

You do NOT have to be a CCC member to download this free book, so share this special offer with anyone you know who loves great local literature.

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Best of Ohio Short Stories: Volume One is a fantastic example of the talented authors weBOO–Book-Sale-Promo have here in Ohio. But don’t just take our word for it. Read it for free and see for yourself!

This week only, the Kindle version of Best of Ohio Short Stories is available to download for free.

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The stories in Best of Ohio range from contemplative literary fiction to chilling science fiction, and everything in between. No matter what your genre preference, you’ll find a story to love in this book.

The regular Kindle price is $4.95. You do not have to be a CCC member to take advantage of this free download, so share this offer with your fellow readers!

Two for One Special This Week!

Best of Ohio Short StoriesThis week only, when you order a paperback copy of Best of Ohio Short Stories from us, we’ll also include a free paperback copy of Triskaidekan: 13 Stories for 2013.

Click here to order Best of Ohio Short Stories.

That’s a total of 31 fantastic short stories for only $14.95 (only $9.35 for members)!

Triskaidekan was released in January and features thirteen stories about the number thirteen.  This anthology is a 5-star book on!

Order your book now. This deal is only valid through Saturday, November 23, 2013.

Can We Get a Review Up In Here?

Best of Ohio Short StoriesHave you read Best of Ohio Short Stories?  Could you do us a huge favor, and leave us an honest review on and/or

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Don’t worry about what to say, just be brief and honest.  We always encourage honest criticism (our organization is built upon it), so if you didn’t like it, please feel free to call it out.

You do not need to have purchased the book on to leave a review there, you just need to have an active Amazon account.

In the ever-expanding world of independent publishing (and self-publishing), honest reader reviews are ever-more critical to a successful book launch.  We appreciate your support of the readers’ community and hope that you’ll make a habit of reviewing all of the books that you read.

If you’d like to purchase a copy of Best of Ohio Short Stories, you can snag it directly from us here, or it’s likely available from your favorite retailer.

Press Release: “Best Of” Anthology Features Eighteen Short Stories by Ohio Authors


Columbus, Ohio – November 4, 2013 – Best of Ohio Short Stories presents short fiction by eighteen outstanding Ohio authors. Released November 4, 2013, the book is available from book retailers nationwide.

Best of Ohio Short StoriesThis remarkable collection of short stories features work from notable Ohio authors, as well as stories from authors making their fiction debut.

Best of Ohio Short Stories includes fiction by David Armstrong, Mark D. Baumgartner, Joseph Downing, Kevin Duffy, Ann Brimacombe Elliot, Scott Geisel, Justin Hanson, Maria Hummer, Brenda Layman, Kelsey Lynne, Alice G. Otto, Brad Pauquette, Brooks Rexroat, Lin Rice, Anna Scotti, Heather Sinclair Shaw, S.E. White and Sara Ross Witt.

The eighteen included short stories were selected from hundreds of submissions. Short stories were solicited from Ohio’s most prestigious institutions as well as accepted from the general public in a free, egalitarian process.

Best of Ohio Short Stories is available from all major online and brick-and-mortar retailers, and available as an e-book for all popular devices and markets.

Columbus Creative Cooperative is an independent publisher and writers’ resource based in Columbus, Ohio, with an established record of producing exceptional anthologies. Best of Ohio Short Stories was edited by Brad Pauquette.

More information about the book and links to online retailers can be found on the publisher’s website,

For more information, or to schedule an interview with Columbus Creative Cooperative or any of its featured authors, please contact the book’s editor:

Brad Pauquette

Best of Ohio Short Stories: Volume 1 – Table of Contents

Best of Ohio Short StoriesBest of Ohio Short Stories: Volume 1 features 18 short stories by Ohio authors.

This is the complete table of contents:

“Besancon” by Mark D. Baumgartner

“Open House” by Maria Hummer

“Cinderbox Road” by Scott Geisel

“A Day in the Sun” by Joseph Downing

“Late Date” by Brenda Layman

“Monsters” by Sara Ross Witt

“Saint Vinny and the Devil’s Brother” by Kevin Duffy

“Chrysalis” by Heather Sinclair Shaw

“Fallen Timbers” by S.E. White

“Off the Recrod” by Lin Rice

“Faster Than I Could Follow” by Anna Scotti

“On Wilson” by Brad Pauquette

“Resetting” by Kelsey Lynne

“Let Me Know” by David Armstrong

“Harvest” by Ann Brimacombe Elliot

“Twilight of the Revolution” by Justin Hanson

“Blood Off Rusted Steel” by Brooks Rexroat

“A Test of Faith” by Alice G. Otto

Congratulations to all of the authors who were selected for publication in this book.

Find more information about the book, order it and find links to e-book retailers by click here.

Best of Ohio Short Stories Release Open House

Best of Ohio Short StoriesJoin us Monday evening for a book release open house as we celebrate the release of Best of Ohio Short Stories.

Learn more about the book here.

This event is free and open to the public.  Meet some of the authors included in the anthology, browse a copy of the book and learn more about Columbus Creative Cooperative.

This event will be held at CCC headquarters – 2997 Indianola Ave., Columbus, OH 43202.

We’ll have some complimentary light snacks and beverages available.

Find more information about the event and share it with friends on Facebook. I hope we see you there!

Special Offer for Bloggers: Best of Ohio Short Stories Blog Tour

Are you an active blogger?  We have a limited number of copies of Best of Ohio Short Stories available to active, established bloggers at no cost.  All that we ask is that you post an honest blog about the book — it can be a review, a synopsis, an announcement, what you write is up to you, just so it’s about the book.

If that sounds like you, please contact us.

What do we consider active and established?  Don’t worry, there’s no test.  We’re just looking for folks who post more than once a week and started their blog at least 3 months ago.  No fair going out and opening a Tumblr this afternoon to get a free book.  🙂

If you’d like to participate and get a free copy of the book, contact us right away.  Thanks!

Pre-Order Best of Ohio Short Stories

Best of Ohio Short StoriesThe production work is done!  Now we’re waiting for our copies of Best of Ohio Short Stories to be delivered by that amazing brown truck.

Are you waiting for your copy to be delivered?  If you haven’t ordered your copy of Best of Ohio Short Stories yet, it’s not too late to pre-order.  Through the end of the week (October 26, 2013) all orders received will be shipped no later than October 31, 2013.  That’s 5 days ahead of the official release.

Your friends will be so jealous.

You can order the book here.  It’s a fantastic book.  If you even partially enjoyed any of our other books, you’re in for a huge treat this time.  This book still has lots of popular fiction like our previous titles, but we’ve also included a significant portion of literary fiction.

Your pre-order is also a huge help to Columbus Creative Cooperative and helps us to continue to meet our goals and to widen our distribution of these amazing Ohio writers.  Thanks for supporting our artists!

The book is only $14.95 (only $9.35 for members), and can be ordered here.  Upon release, it will also be available from all major booksellers and in all major e-book formats.

Best of Ohio Short Stories Anthology Now Available for Pre-Order!

Best of Ohio Short Stories AnthologyThe Best of Ohio Short Stories anthology is now available for pre-order!  Snag it here for less than $15.

All pre-ordered books will be shipped out no later than November 1, 2013.  That’s three days earlier than the public release!

This exceptional anthology features eighteen of Ohio’s best authors. When you pre-order a copy, you not only grab a great book ahead of its release, you also support your local arts community.

Click here to get full details and to place an order.