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Amazon Featured Book-of-the-Week

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


Intermission- A Place in Time

by Glenda Lee Vollmecke

(5 Stars – 16 Customer Reviews)

Price: $12.95

Glenda Lee Vollmecke’s “Intermission- A Place in Time” Who would have thought that a young girl born in the aftermath of WWII whose family lived on a fixed income would be present at Rock-n-Roll’s most memorable events when the Beatles took Liverpool and the world, by storm. Amazing vivid descriptions of this era, her associations with the Beatles and other Liverpool musicians bring to life an incredible period. Enjoy this riveting autobiography filled with typical British humor and occasional suspense! EVVY Award Finalist.

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Last Chance! 3 More Days to Claim $300 of Mad Money for Self-Publishing Services

It’s not too late to make August your most productive month with $300 of Mad Money from Outskirts Press. It’s time to finish that book and decide how you want to spend that $300 in FREE big bucks from Outskirts Press!

  • Custom cover design?
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  • Amazon Kindle or Barnes & Noble Nook edition?

Whatever production and marketing options you choose, the first $300 worth are FREE if you start publishing right now! Just order your ultimate Diamond or full-color Pearl publishing package and enter the following promotion code during secure shopping cart check-out: Promo code: MADMONEYAUG14

You can apply your $300 of “Mad Money” toward any optional production or marketing option we offer during the pre-production process. And with many of our optional services beginning at just $99, you can get quite a few!

And when you combine this promotion with the $400 of FREE upgrades already included with the Diamond package (standard press release distribution, Spring Arbor Christian distribution, streaming audio excerpt on your author webpage, cover photo from our image library) you’re looking at $700 worth of stuff!

Get that book finished so you’re published by the busy holiday season! Start publishing today!

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Posted by on August 29, 2014 in Promotions

 

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Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Oscar Patton

Outskirts Press works hard to help self-publishing authors make their dreams come true, and we’ve had had the good fortune to work with many talented and successful individuals over the years. For that reason, it’s important to give a nod to the authors who’ve, in turn, contributed to our success. Every now and then, we celebrate one of our successful authors in our Self-Publishing Author Spotlight.

This week Outskirts Press proudly features author Oscar Patton, self-publishing author of three books of fiction through Outskirts Press: When the Bough Breaks, Riding the Fantastics, and A Place to Call Home.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Oscar Patton
Oscar Patton is a graduate of Berry College, the University of Tennessee and Florida State University. A retired college professor of literature and composition, he now spends his days at his writing place on the family farm near Ambrose, Georgia. He has written and is revising for publication two more novels for a Satilla County trilogy.

When the Bough Breaks: Rockabye BabyWhen the Bough Breaks: Rockabye Baby

Love, hate, ambition, greed, lasciviousness—human nature is laid bare in this story about the fall of the grandest house in Hebron, Georgia. Following the sudden death on the same night of her infant son and her rich and powerful husband, Ada McCallum, too young and too beautiful, must assume control of a vast empire and make her way in a world of men at war, at home and abroad. Strong willed Ada, a twentieth-century Scarlett O’Hara, succeeds in business and in love, but her behavior can be reckless and her choices unwise. Local newspaper editor and McCallum family friend Carl Goodman narrates Ada’s life and reveals dark secrets. He also chronicles race relations, ghost sightings, and happenings in and around Satilla County.

Product details…
Paperback
Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream, 266 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Apr 13, 2012)
ISBN10: 1432789376
ISBN13: 9781432789374
Genre: FICTION / Literary

Riding the FantasticsRiding the Fantastics

Narrated in real time by characters in the drama, Riding the Fantastics is about the death and the life of Boy Man Hardin, last King of the Crackers in south Georgia’s old herding culture. This is the second of Oscar Patton’s Satilla County novels and is both a murder mystery and a story of love, courage, and the triumph of the human spirit.

Product details…
Paperback
Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream, 213 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jan 31, 2013)
ISBN10: 1478713577
ISBN13: 9781478713579
Genre: FICTION / Action & Adventure

A Place to Call HomeA Place to Call Home

Young professor Oliver Hardin settles in at Georgia Southeastern College, happy to be home in Satilla County: “Cock-a-doodle-do. This rooster has come home to roost. Bring your mugs, boys. The keg is iced down. The pork is on the pit. And the chicks are on the way.” Then, in the year he expects to become a tenured professor, storm clouds gather. Discord among colleagues, a developing romance with a student, the prospect of being fired, a night in jail, a cock fight that turns deadly, and the loss of a close friend force Oliver to see Satilla County in a new light and to re-assess what “home” means. What Readers Are Saying about Oscar Patton: Barbara Alves: “Does a superb job of drawing you into the lives of his characters.” Beth Burke: “Weaves a tale that holds the reader’s interest throughout.” Laurie Tanner: “Spins a mesmerizing tale.” Dan Porter: “Patton’s writing is excellent.”

Product details…
Paperback
Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream, 207 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Nov 18, 2013)
ISBN10: 1478723491
ISBN13: 9781478723493
Genre: FICTION / General

Do you have a book or two waiting for the world to read? Let Outskirts Press get you started on your own publishing dreams!

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Posted by on August 28, 2014 in Author Spotlight

 

Top 10 Self-Publishing Book Marketing Tactics for July 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 July 2014, listed below in alphabetical order:

Amazon Extreme Package Amazon Extreme Package: Save 25% on 3 of our marketing services focused on Amazon.com. 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.
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.
First Chapter Preview Library Distribution First Chapter Preview Library Distribution: Introduce your book to libraries, bookstores, media, reviewers, bloggers and readers by running a quarter page full-color ad along with a free preview of your first chapter in this catalog for three consecutive months.
Frankfurt Book Fair Frankfurt Book Fair: Get your book exposed to over 250,000 visitors at the most popular book fair and publishing event in Germany.
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.
Apple iPad iPhone Standard Edition Apple iPad/iPhone Standard Edition: Allows self-publishing authors to enter the ebook marketplace at significantly lower upfront cost with a no-hassle, standard iBookstore retail price of $9.99. It’s the simplest one-click solution for published authors to publish a book in Apple’s iBookstore.
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!

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 August 27, 2014 in Author Inspiration, Promotions

 

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Amazon Featured Book-of-the-Week

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


Winter of 1950

by Linda K. Reed

(5 Stars – 11 Customer Reviews)

Price: $8.95

Linda K. Reed’s “Winter of 1950.” Just when Linda thought life couldn’t be more perfect, the Universe threw her a curve she didn’t see coming. Written with great wisdom and compassion, Linda’s memoir celebrates the growth we experience when life hands us unexpected “gifts” that help us discover something greater than ourselves.

Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time of this posting; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon.com.© Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Amazon, Amazon.com, the Amazon.com logo, and 1-Click are registered trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Amazon.com, 410 Terry Avenue N., Seattle, WA 98109-5210.

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Top 10 Best-Selling Books in Self-Publishing for July 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 July 2014, according to combined data from Ingram Book Wholesalers and Outskirts Press Direct via http://outskirtspress.com/bookstore. 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 July 2014 were:










Congratulations to our best-selling authors for the month of July 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 http://outskirtspress.com/bookstore for discounts ranging from 10% – 55%.

Are you ready to put a book promotion strategy in place for your self-published book?

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Posted by on August 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Author Poll: Writer Phoenix Lee Tuttle wants your help with her cover

Phoenix Lee Tuttle is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And she wants your help deciding her book cover.

Book Summary

Many people have misinformation or incorrect assumptions about PTSD. You may think that PTSD is something that only soldiers suffer from, or people who live in very violent circumstances, such as in war zones or gang-ruled neighborhoods. But the truth is that anyone who undergoes trauma can have PTSD. Trauma comes in many forms, but the bottom line is that anyone who has been in circumstances that made them fear deeply for their safety or sanity can suffer from PTSD. Noise in My Attic is Phoenix Lee Tuttle’s courageous and compelling story of PTSD and its destructive effects on people’s lives, including judgment and stigma from society, and the danger of being taken advantage of in a fragile psychological and emotional state. Struggling with both PTSD and bipolar disorder, she embarked on a ten-year journey of faith as she battled her way back from depression, suicidal thoughts, and loneliness while her marriage and job dissolved around her. Join Phoenix in her remarkable search for peace and healing–and prepare to have your eyes opened to the reality of trauma sufferers all around you.

About the Author

Phoenix Lee Tuttle grew up in the small southern Oregon town of Klamath Falls. An avid horseback rider, she showed her horses all up and down the West Coast. She earned her MBA in Finance from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. She was in a pre-med program for a few years, and attended a nursing program in Las Vegas before suffering additional trauma, which led to her move to Hawaii. She currently lives on the island of Oahu.

Please take a look at two possible covers below and then vote on the choice you recommend for Phoenix.

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NoiseInMyAttic_Proof1Cover A

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NoiseInMyAttic_Proof2Cover B

 

 
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Posted by on August 25, 2014 in Survey Poll

 

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