Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Nita G. Berquist

In recent years, there has been an explosion of faith-focused books, movies and media, and Outskirts Press author Nita Berquist is leading the charge. A self-publishing author of immense talent, Berquiest is the subject of this weeks’ Self-Publishing Author Spotlight.

Bible teacher and author, Nita Berquist, has more than 40 years of ministry experience and has published three Bible-study books and one fiction through Outskirts Press. She lives in Kent, Washington.

The Greatest Physician: Studies on HealingThe Greatest Physician: Studies on Healing

This is a book about healing for ordinary Christians. “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth” — 3 John 2, KJV. “O Lord my God, I cried unto thee and thou has healed me” — Psalm 30:2, KJV. This book is about good Bible sense and simple faith brought together to make healing from God available. It looks at some of these questions and delivers some lessons for healing and health. If God loves people why are they sick? What about God’s will in healing? If prayer works, why do some people we pray for still die? How could a good God let something bad happen? Why doesn’t God stop plagues?

Product details…
Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jun 29, 2008)
ISBN10: 1432714716
ISBN13: 9781432714710
Genre: RELIGION / Christian Life / General

Somewhere With God: Studies on Being Led by His SpiritSomewhere With God: Studies on Being Led by His Spirit

God leads ordinary believers whether they are fully aware of Him or not. How does He lead men and what is the cost of following Him? These are some of the questions answered in this study. Somewhere With God looks at the special kind of courage it takes to follow someone you cannot see, who keeps pointing to someone else up ahead, and takes you somewhere you’ve never been. This is what it is like when you follow Jesus Christ. Every step you take with God is worth it, though you’ve not been there before. “And He led them forth by the right way …” (Psalm 107:7).

Product details…
Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback cream, 276 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Oct 12, 2010)
ISBN10: 143273427X
ISBN13: 9781432734275
Genre: RELIGION / Christian Life / Personal Growth

Smoke Screens: Studies on Truth and CounterfeitsSmoke Screens: Studies on Truth and Counterfeits

God cannot and will not be discredited by the devil, a created angel who disobeyed Him, then went on to corrupt all men who don’t believe or refuse to believe God’s truth. Smoke Screens looks at some of the counterfeits the devil uses and compares them with the powerful gifts and fruits of God’s Holy Spirit. Now it is the devil being discredited as God lives and works through His people to show the world how much He loves it.

Product details…
Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback cream, 244 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Dec 26, 2013)
ISBN10: 1432777300
ISBN13: 9781432777302
Genre: RELIGION / Christian Life / Spiritual Warfare

The Song of Pounce: Homestead HarmoniesThe Song of Pounce: Homestead Harmonies

Life for Pounce is upside down. He is thrown away, cruelly treated; a house cat dishonored by people, chased by wild animals, and faced with strange adventures. Can he live up to his name and boldly pounce on life in spite of his fears? Will wild animals, loud people, and large farm animals intimidate him into cowering through life?

Product details…
Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream, 203 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Aug 15, 2012)
ISBN10: 1432783467
ISBN13: 9781432783464
Genre: FICTION / Action & Adventure


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Posted by on October 30, 2014 in Author Spotlight


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Last Chance! Three More Days to Get a Free Custom Cover for that Self-Publishing Book

It’s not too late to make to make October your most attractive month with a FREE Custom Cover from Outskirts Press. Upgrade the look of that self-publishing book and make your cover stand out in a crowd.

Any author wants to make the best first impression with his or her cover when it hits the shelf or is posted on the web, and an exclusive custom cover, designed specifically for that book, is probably the single most important element in making that striking first impression.

A custom cover design led by a professional cover designer not only gives authors a far greater chance for an immediately favorable response to their books, it also helps them convey a sense of the style, tone and content inside, and that too has an immediate effect on potential buyers.

This option is normally $299 but for the next 3 days it’s FREE! Just enter the promotion code COVEROCT14 when checking out of the shopping cart while purchasing the popular Diamond package or the full color Pearl publishing package by October 31, 2014.

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Posted by on October 29, 2014 in Promotions, Uncategorized


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Amazon Featured Book-of-the-Week

Here’s this week’s Featured Book-of-the-Week available now on!

The Escalante Enigma

by Rod Lewin

(5 Stars – 17 Customer Reviews)

Price: $28.95

Rod Lewin’s “The Escalante Enigma.” Mitch Blaine never could refuse the plea of a beautiful woman. When Mitch’s long-forgotten love shows up out of the blue begging for help to locate her lost husband and her brother-both U.S. Air Force special ops officers who have disappeared–Mitch, an ex-Australian Air Force and airline pilot now living a sybaritic life on his own WWII PBY flying boat in Sydney Harbor, agrees to come to the rescue. The Escalante Enigma is an action-packed novel set in the heart of the American Southwest.

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Top 10 Best-Selling Books in Self-Publishing for September 2014

Outskirts Press, the fastest-growing full-service self-publishing and book marketing company, is pleased to announce its top ten best-selling titles for September 2014, according to combined data from Ingram Book Wholesalers and Outskirts Press Direct via These authors have likely created a solid book marketing strategy and put it into motion either by themselves or with the help of a Personal Marketing Assistant.

In alphabetical order, the top ten best-selling books in self-publishing during the month of September 2014 were:

Congratulations to our best-selling authors for the month of September 2014!

How can you get your book on the bestseller list? While we can’t make any guarantees on sales success, many of our most successful authors invest time and money in marketing themselves and their book. Authors who are in need of a marketing boost often turn to a Personal Marketing Assistant for help.

All of these books (and other Outskirts Press titles) are available from all major online retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powells, Books A Million, and others, plus conveniently from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at for discounts ranging from 10% – 55%.

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Posted by on October 28, 2014 in Bestsellers, Top 10, Uncategorized


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Author Poll: Writer Ana Pelayo wants your help with her cover

Ana Pelayo is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And she wants your help deciding her book cover.

Book Summary


Hoy me mire en tus ojos, fueron mi espejo
En ellos encontré un gran reflejo, la luz
Que había buscado durante un largo tiempo
Se terminaron las horas sombrías, el llanto
No era mas, en ese reflejo mire llegar la alegría
Me perdieron por un periodo de largo de tiempo que sabia
Era difícil al encontrar una salida, como túnel
Por donde pasa un alma herida que camina al más haya
Se me hizo pasar por la prueba mas amarga de mi vida
Ahí me encontré a mi mismo, la decisión fue mía
Bajo el reflejo de lo sereno de tus ojos el amor
Me sorprendió!

About the Author

Ana Pelayo, nacida en Septiembre 1ro, en el año 1971 en la ciudad de Autlán, en el estado de Jalisco México. Hija de padres mexicanos bajo un matrimonio legitimo que se formaba por su padre don Florentino Pelayo y su legitima esposa, la señora doña Paz Torres Chavarí De Pelayo. Ana Pelayo nacida en la ciudad de Autlán De La Grana, en el hermoso y colorido verdor del estado de Jalisco, en el país de México. Es una Poetiza que vino ha madurar ha una edad temprana, tras la fatídica y trágica muerte de su padre don Florentino Pelayo. La poetiza Ana Pelayo, llego por primera ves ha las escuelas mexicanas en su ciudad natal Autlán, cursando sus primeros estudios de pre- escolar y parte de sus estudios primarios de donde mas tarde fue sacada ha radicar en el pueblo de La Eca en Jalisco.
Please take a look at two possible covers below and then vote on the choice you recommend for Ana.

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Posted by on October 27, 2014 in Survey Poll, Uncategorized


Top 10 Self-Publishing Book Marketing Tactics for September 2014

Book marketing is one of the most important pieces of being a successful self-publishing author. Outskirts Press is an industry leader in providing post-publication support, products, and services to its growing family of published authors.

Your book is written. Your book is published. Now what? Our list of Top 10 Book Marketing Tactics can help you prioritize your book marketing efforts by providing you with excellent marketing and promotional tactics you should consider pursuing.

These are the marketing products and tactics determined to be most popular by our authors for the month of September 2014, listed below in alphabetical order:

Amazon Extreme Package Amazon Extreme Package: Save 25% on 3 of our marketing services focused on This package includes a Kindle Edition of your book, participation in the Amazon Search Inside the Book and Amazon Cover Enhancement.
Amazon Kindle Submission Service Amazon Kindle Submission Service:  Make your book available on Amazon’s Kindle ebook reading device. More formats on Amazon means more exposure on Amazon, and the Kindle is heavily promoted by Amazon.

Amazon Search Inside the Book
Amazon Search Inside the Book: Amazon claims that books participating in this program enjoy “significant” sales improvement, on average, over books that do not.
Barnes & Noble NOOK Submission Service Barnes & Noble NOOK Submission Service:  Millions of books are available on Barnes & Noble’s NOOK. If your book isn’t one of them, you are missing out on tapping a very important, and growing, market of readers.
Barnes & Noble See Inside Barnes & Noble See Inside:  Barnes & Noble’s answer to Amazon’s “Search Inside the Book” program. Books that participate in this program receive a “See Inside” icon next to their Barnes & Noble cover image, which invites potential customers to electronically “flip” through a small section of the book.
Custom Press Release Custom Press Release:  Have our professional press release writer compose an original, unique press release for your book, submitted to you for your review/approval, and then distributed to our newswire service on your behalf.
Google Books Preview Program Submission Google Books Preview Program Submission: An inexpensive and extremely effective way to get your book in front of millions of readers quickly and easily.
Personal Marketing Assistant Personal Marketing Assistant: Do you need help developing a book marketing plan? Arranging book signings? Establishing/developing your author platform? Hire your own Personal Marketing Assistant today!
PR Publicist Campaign PR Publicist Campaign: Imagine having a publicist handle your custom press release distribution with targeted distribution and phone call follow-up? Imagine receiving the media leads personally and a clipping service that notifies you whenever your book is mentioned on the Internet.
Video Book Tour Video Book Tour: Gain an edge in visibility for your book. When you can’t travel from place to place, a Virtual Book Tour ensures that you and your book are still making “appearances” on the blogosphere and social networking sites.

Outskirts Press Published authors who are interested in any of these (or many of our other available services) can find further details and ordering information from the Marketing Options page of your author’s center.

Not yet published with Outskirts Press? Today is the perfect day to start and take advantage of our current publishing promotion.

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Posted by on October 27, 2014 in Uncategorized


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Amazon Featured Book-of-the-Week

Here’s this week’s Featured Book-of-the-Week available now on!

Miss Annie Stories

by William S. Wood II

(5 Stars – 3 Customer Reviews)

Price: $17.95

William S. Wood II’s “Miss Annie Stories.” A beloved Southern Airedale tells of her heart-warming adventures after being dognapped while traveling to her new home in the rolling horse country of Southeastern Pennsylvania. She eventually escapes from her captors in hair-raising fashion but finds herself lost in beautiful but unfamiliar territory.

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