Aberdeen Bay

About Aberdeen Bay

Aberdeen Bay is an independent publisher that strives to publish the best books. Quality is our top concern. If your manuscript is truly outstanding, then we will consider publishing your work whether or not you have published before. Our publishing focus is on mainstream fiction, memoirs and motivational books.

We realize that writing a book is an important undertaking and we treasure your work. Your book is your passion and we will provide suggestions and support along the way to assist you in marketing your work, but, in the final analysis, it will be the power of your personality and the strength of your story that will gain readers for your book.

Worldwide Network

At Aberdeen Bay, our books have access to the world’s largest book distribution network of with more than 39,000 wholesalers, retailers, and book sellers. We are constantly expanding our delivery program so we can better connect you to a world that’s reading. Our delivery programs are available to:

  • Australia
  • Canada (Eastern and Western)
  • European Union
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Ireland
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

National Awards

Aberdeen Bay is the winner of several national awards. Just in 2009 alone, we have won Gold IPPY Award and Published Fiction Award from PSWA . The IPPY Awards have recognized the best indie-published books of the year since 1996.

2020 IAN Book of the Year Awards Papa’s Shoes is a winner in the 2020 IAN Book of the Year Awards!


Papa’s Shoes is an engaging and well-written novel loosely based on the true story of the author’s grandparents, Isidore, a shoemaker and his wife Mrytle Tasky, who left a tiny shtetl in Poland in the early 1900s to come to America in pursuit of a better life for their family...

It is a deeply layered story of love, betrayal, grief, cultural and generational conflict both within families and with the outside world.
--Kathleen Pooler

Papa's Shoes
Gold IPPY Award The Dead Guy has received Gold IPPY Award in 2009


One of my favorite mysteries of all time. Well written and tautly paced, The Dead Guy is impossible to put down. As his lifeblood ticks away, Jack Thigpen tries to track down his best friend's killer. The Dead Guy is funny, wise, and suspenseful.
--Karin Gillespie

The Dead Guy
Gold IPPY Award Carny: A Novel in Stories has received the Next Generation Indie Book Awards in 2011

[Grand Prize Winner for Fiction and Best Novel under 80,000 words]


The Next Generation Indie Book Awards ("Indie Book Awards") is the most exciting and rewarding book awards program open to independent publishers and authors worldwide. The Indie Book Awards program was established by the Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group to recognize and honor the best independently published books of the year in 60 categories.

Carny: A Novel in Stories
Don Argo Award The Upside To Murder has received 2014 Don Argo Award for fiction

[by the Space coast Writers Guild]


Marshall Frank has written many good books but Upside takes the cake. From page one to the end I was absorbed by the story...when not reading it I was thinking about it. Few books can do that to me. The characters are real and unforgettable. The story is believable and the pace FAST, yet loaded with quality descriptions of places and emotions. Two thumbs up and five stars down. Read this book.
Jim Joyce

The Upside To Murder
Published Fiction Award from PSWA Uncle Si's Secret has received a 2009 Published Fiction Award from PSWA


This is a very good read. The plot moves at a good pace and keeps you on your toes trying to fathom the ending. It is hard to believe that this is a first novel. I am anxiously awaiting the next book by this author as I am sure a talent of the caliber will have a lengthy history of novels. Thanks for an engrossing read.
--Deann West

Uncle Si's Secret

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