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Outskirts Press Announces New Google Books Preview Option

Self-publishing authors can now get a tantalizing sample of their book in front of millions of readers quickly and easily with the new Google Books Preview Option, available through Outskirts Press.

There are several benefits to the Google Books Preview Program that all contribute to a vastly to greater sales opportunity:

Your book instantly becomes more visible. Google Books’ Preview Program lets readers all over the world discover your book and view a preview.
Your book becomes more discoverable. Google scans and indexes the text of your entire book for its search engine. That means there are more words and phrases tied to your book that could lead curious readers straight to you.
Readers get a sneak peek. When prospective book buyers find your book on Google Books, they’re automatically given access to a limited preview of your book to further entice them to buy.
Links make buying easy. A series of links within your Google Books listing lead readers straight to your book with major online book retailers.

The Google Books Preview option from Outskirts Press is an inexpensive and extremely effective way to get your book before a sizable audience of avid readers.

Get selling now! If you are an Outskirts Press published author, just follow the “Click to Order” link below and add the product to your cart to complete your purchase. We’ll handle all of the submission details for you!

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Author Poll: Writer Dr. Lawrence W. Bradley wants your help with his cover

Dr. Lawrence W. Bradley is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And he wants your help deciding his book cover.

Book Summary

Along with all manner of European-American immigrants to North America’s Great Plains in the nineteenth century – farmers, miners, gamblers, soldiers, trappers, and many others – came hunters of dinosaur bones. Word had reached some of American archeology’s best-known names that a rich trove of ancient bones lay on Sioux (Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota) land. Paleontologists, including Othniel Charles Marsh (1831-1899), pioneer of American vertebrate paleontology, may have been illegally trespassing while exploring and collecting fossils on Indian lands. The search was on, and soon academic reputations were being built on fossils taken from Native lands and peoples, often without their consent. These fossil-collecting exploits helped build the foundation for the Peabody Museum of Yale University, and others, as the “golden age” of archaeology unfolded using paleontology resources taken from Lakota lands and peoples. Lawrence W. Bradley, who was raised by an Oglala Lakota stepfather, brings this story to life from a Native point of view. This is fascinating reading, told the first time, as he calls for “a new concept of physical geography” that “exposes indigenous paleontology resource dispossession and allows paleontology to conscientiously advance into the twenty-first century.”
Bruce E. Johansen
Jacob J. Isaacson University Research Professor
School of Communication and Native American Studies
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Johansen is the author of The Encyclopedia of the American Indian Movement (Greenwood, 2013), and other works.

About the Author

Dr. Lawrence W. Bradley, Adjunct Professor of Geography/Geology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, may be America’s leading expert on vertebrate fossils dispossessed from Native American lands. He was raised by Oglala Lakota since he was two years old and has family history with Indigenous tribes of New Mexico Territory.

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

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Posted by on July 25, 2014 in Author Inspiration, Survey Poll

 

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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!


The Studio

by Walter F. Todd with Stacey Todd

Price: $14.95

Walter F. Todd’s “The Studio.” Through life’s storms, The Studio was a beacon of light. Walt couldn’t have dreamed how two beautiful but damaged stained glass panels would impact the course of his life. The craft became one of his therapies along with a year-long adventure of travel after the loss of his wife, his mother and his brother. This candid, warm memoir will resonate with everyone who has experienced love and loss…and everyone who has found their center in a creative pursuit.

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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Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Dr. James E. Jones

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 Dr. James E. Jones, self-publishing author of performing arts books, including Exploring the Sixth Sense and Impromptu Mentalism, in which he shares his unique insight and expertise on the craft of mentalism.

Dr. James E. JonesABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dr. James E. Jones has been involved with magic and Mentalism for over 45 years. His professional career has been in health and healthcare education at the university level. He has held faculty and administrative academic appointments at four universities in the United States. He is a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and the Society of American Magicians. Additionally, he is a Certified Hypnotist and member of the National Guild of Hypnotists.

Exploring the Sixth Sense: An Introduction to Performance MentalismExploring the Sixth Sense

This volume will provide the reader interested in performance mentalism a basic foundation for study and performance. Each routine described can be constructed from common materials at a very reasonable cost. If materials are required commercially from magic dealers, information is provided where they can be located from multiple sources. After reading the routines the individual will have an understanding of methodologies and performance criteria to develop a successful mentalism presentation.

Information is provided on ways in which to develop and personalize routines that have proven successful in a wide range of audiences and venues.

Product details…
Paperback
Format: 6.14 x 9.21 Paperback, 107 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Oct 09, 2009)
ISBN10: 143274450X
ISBN13: 9781432744502
Genre: PERFORMING ARTS / General

Impromptu Mentalism: Practical Effects for Mentalists and MagiciansImpromptu Mentalism: Practical Effects for Mentalists and Magicians

This volume will provide the reader a wide variety of Impromptu Mentalism effects suitable for performing with little prior notice and few materials. The effects provided cover a wide range of topics and allows the individual to “pick and choose” effects that appeal to their individual performance needs and preferences. All effects are very direct and do not require any special degree of memorization or sleight of hand expertise allowing the performer to concentrate on presentation. From the effects provided a solid impromptu program can be constructed.

Product details…
Paperback
Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback white, 167 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Dec 28, 2011)
ISBN10: 1432783025
ISBN13: 9781432783020
Genre: PERFORMING ARTS / General

Impromptu Mentalism Card Effects for Mentalists and MagiciansImpromptu Mentalism Card Effects for Mentalists and Magicians

Learn over 30 outstanding impromptu mentalism card effects! Each effect uses simple methods, essentially self-working and requires no sleight of hand. From these effects the reader can construct and perform an entertaining display of mentalism, concentrating on presentation, using a single deck of borrowed playing cards.

The theory of Occam’s razor states that, when faced with competing ideas that lead to the same outcome, go with the simpler one. This is an important performing concept to live by. This volume will provide the reader a significant number of practical, outstanding impromptu mentalism card effects. Each effect uses simple methods, essentially self-working and requires no sleight of hand. After studying the effects the reader can construct and perform an entertaining display of mentalism, concentrating on presentation, using a single deck of borrowed playing cards. This is especially important in an impromptu situation. Information is also provided on ways in which to develop and personalize routines that have proven successful in a wide range of audiences and venues.

Product details…
Paperback
Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback white, 175 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Sep 30, 2013)
ISBN10: 1478703709
ISBN13: 9781478703709
Genre: PERFORMING ARTS / General

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Limited Time! Outskirts Press Published Authors Receive 10% Off First Chapter Plus Today!

As a published author, one of your goals may be to get your book into a library or independent bookstore. Now’s the time to buckle-down further and introduce your book to libraries, bookstores, media, reviewers, bloggers and readers — and do so at a reduced price!

This is where First Chapter Preview Library Distribution comes in. Through Friday only, Outskirts Press published authors can enjoy priceless exposure this service provides for 10% off the regular price with the promotion code FCP10JULY.

First Chapter Preview Library Distribution promotes your book with a full-color, quarter-page ad along with a free preview of your first chapter so that libraries, bookstores, buyers, readers and reviewers can discover your book.

With this valuable option, your book cover, synopsis, pricing information and ordering details will run for three consecutive months in First Chapter Plus, a monthly catalog where prospective book buyers can download and preview the first chapter of your book. Readers have at their fingertips all the information they need to order copies of your book.

Note that the quarter-page ad (a sample is shown below) includes a full-color image of your book cover, synopsis information, title information and a link to the first chapter of your book. Buyers are more inclined to buy your book when they can preview the first chapter in advance, and when the buying process is simple and convenient.

The best part (in addition to the limited time discount) is that Outskirts Press handles all of the details for you: We create a PDF file of your first chapter, complete the submission for you, and send you the First Chapter Plus catalog via email as soon as your ad appears.

Take advantage of this concierge-level service at any time, but the 10% discount is only available for a limited time. Enter the promotion code: FCP10JULY today!

 

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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!


Falling

by C.S. Wadlington

(5 Stars – 7 Customer Reviews)

Price: $16.95

C.S. Wadlington’s “Falling.” Nycole Spencer was picture perfect until she met Blake Ellis. Neither of them expected to go down a dark path – but a sexy stranger and a manipulative ex wreaked havoc with their budding romance. Forced to deal with her past and a web of lies in the present, Nycole finds her future in peril.

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 June 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 June 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 June 2014 were:










Congratulations to our best-selling authors for the month of June 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%.

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