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Top 15 Holiday Books in Self-Publishing – Pt 5

All week long we have been recognizing the top 15 self-published holiday books from Outskirts Press, with a specific focus on three each day of this week. In not specific order here are the three to finalize the week:

Christmas Trees in Heaven by C. Tengco

Christmas Trees in Heaven by C. Tengco

Where Does Christmas Go? by J. Bertolet

Where Does Christmas Go? by J. Bertolet

 

Christmas Tea with the Angels by Sharyn McIntyre

Christmas Tea with the Angels by Sharyn McIntyre

Warm wishes for a wonderful holiday and happy new year, from your friends at Outskirts Press.
 
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Posted by on December 26, 2008 in Author Spotlight, Top 10

 

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Top 15 Christmas Books From Self-Published Authors For Christmas – Pt 4

Please join us all week long as we recognize the top 15 self-published Christmas books from Outskirts Press, with a specific focus on three each day of this week. In no particular order, here are the 3 for Christmas day:

Christmas Tree Advent Calendar by Ruthy Sturgill

Christmas Tree Advent Calendar by Ruthy Sturgill

 

Christmas on Deery Street and Other Seasonal Stories by Steven Roberts
Christmas on Deery Street and Other Seasonal Stories by Steven Roberts

 

Traditional Christmas Tea by Sharyn McIntyre

Traditional Christmas Tea by Sharyn McIntyre

 

 Merry Christmas!

 

 

 
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Posted by on December 25, 2008 in Author Spotlight, Top 10

 

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Top 15 Christmas Books in Self-Publishing – Pt 3

Please join us all week long as we recognize the top 15 self-published Christmas books from Outskirts Press, with a specific focus on three each day of this week. For today…
Take Me Home for Christmas by Alison Allen Bucher

Take Me Home for Christmas by Alison Allen Bucher

 

Meet Me for Christmas Tea by Sharyn McIntyre

Meet Me for Christmas Tea by Sharyn McIntyre

What About Santa Claus and Christians at Christmas? by David L. Stanbrough

What About Santa Claus and Christians at Christmas? by David L. Stanbrough

 

Happy holidays, from Outskirts Press!

 
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Posted by on December 24, 2008 in Author Spotlight, Top 10

 

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Top 15 Holiday Books in Self-Publishing – Part 2

Please join us all week long as we recognize the top 15 self-published holiday books from Outskirts Press, with a specific focus on three each day of this week. In no particular order, the 3 for today are:

 

The Christmas Quilt and Other Stories by Marian Ely

The Christmas Quilt and Other Stories by Marian Ely

Santa and Sams Big Secret by Frank and Mary Ann Sesko

Santa and Sam's Big Secret by Frank and Mary Ann Sesko

Christmas Stories For Adults by Edward G. Schultz

Smiles And Tears: Christmas Stories For Adults by Edward G. Schultz

Season’s greetings from Outskirts Press.
 
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Posted by on December 23, 2008 in Author Spotlight, Top 10

 

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Top 15 Christmas Books in Self-Publishing – Pt. 1

Please join us all week long as we recognize the top 15 self-published Christmas books from Outskirts Press, with a specific focus on three each day of this week.

Carries Silver Christmas Tree by Marnie Horman

Carrie's Silver Christmas Tree by Marnie Horman

Twelve Days of Christmas, by Diane Zimanski and Adrea Scheidler

Twelve Days of Christmas, by Diane Zimanski and Adrea Scheidler

Makeshift Christmas, by Jessica Mary Buck

Makeshift Christmas, by Jessica Mary Buck

Happy holidays from our family to yours.
 
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Posted by on December 22, 2008 in Author Spotlight, Top 10

 

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Outskirts Press holiday party pictures

The holiday season is a time to look back and celebrate success. Congratulations to all our successfully published authors who reached their dreams of being published authors this year (roughly 1,800 of you).

During our annual Outskirts Press holiday party, where we join you (in spirit) in celebrating a wonderful and exciting 2008, some of us took a moment from gorging ourselves on an all-you-could-eat Italian buffet to pose for a photograph.

Jeanine, Michele

Back Row: Cindy, Tony, Donna, Brent, Karl, Shirley; Middle Row: Heidi, Ellen, Lynn, Patrick; Front Row: Jeanine, Michele

If we published your book, or if you plan to publish with us soon, we wish you and your family a joyous holiday and a happy new year.

Please enjoy these other pictures taken during our holiday part and join us in the spirit of celebration that is writing and publishing. 

Just prior to a short address from CEO Brent Sampson

Just prior to a short address from CEO Brent Sampson

COO Jeanine (right) cant avoid discussing work with Director of Author Services Karl and Title Production Supervisor Ellen

COO Jeanine (right) can't avoid discussing work with Director of Author Services Karl and Title Production Supervisor Ellen

SEASON’S GREETINGS

FROM ALL OF US AT

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Posted by on December 19, 2008 in Outskirts Press News

 

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Outskirts Press author recognized by school board

Congratulations Mike Brienza, who was recently recognized by the Board of Education in his school district. Mike, 17, recently published his first book, The Pilot, with Outskirts Press.

The Pilot by Mike Brienza

The Pilot by Mike Brienza

At the Board meeting, Mike was presented with a Board Resolution. In addition to now being a published author, Mike is taking this opportunity to visit with other schools in his district to share his experience of writing and publishing.  Way to go, Mike! Keep on writing.

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Posted by on December 17, 2008 in Author Spotlight

 

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Top 5 Self-Publishing Authors Earn $60,000

Amid corporate lay-offs and a bleak economy, self-publishing a book with the fastest-growing self-publishing service provider still proves lucrative for many authors.

Top 5 Self-Publishing Authors Earn $60,000 in 3rd Quarter Royalties from Outskirts Press

Outskirts Press, the fastest-growing full-service self-publishing company, today announced that its top-five earning authors combined to gross over $60,000 in royalties in the third quarter of 2008. This is on the heels of a first quarter in which five Outskirts Press authors combined to gross over $75,000 and a second quarter in which five authors combined to gross over $50,000.

At a time when many other publishers, both traditional and POD, are downsizing during a bleak economic outlook, authors who self-publish their books with Outskirts Press are finding growing confidence in their decision to follow their self-publishing dreams.  Not only can publishing a book be rewarding, these authors prove it can also be profitable if done right.

“Outskirts Press supports our authors before, during, and after publication,” remarked Karl Schroeder, Director of Author Services. “For example, our Diamond and Pearl authors receive promotional tips, publicity advice, and marketing suggestions via email for years after their book is published. No other self-publishing company offers anything like it, and these royalty figures speak for themselves. Serious authors have a serious chance to make serious royalties with Outskirts Press.”

As a leading force in the rapidly growing self-publishing industry, Outskirts Press provides the most comprehensive marketing services and support for self-publishing authors, although authors still must play an active role themselves. For example, to support his book about the Buffalo Bills football team, titled The Bills are Due, author Rob Thompson states, “I did many signings with former Buffalo Bills and advertised heavily on cable TV in three markets.” 

The result? The Bills Are Due sold over 1000 copies in the first 20 days of its release and Mr. Thompson became one of the top five authors for the 3rd quarter. “Barnes & Noble bookstores were calling us, even before it was published, asking when they could order the book,” says Outskirts Press CEO Brent Sampson. “Mr. Thompson has followed-through on a remarkable promotional effort.”

Top-five author Lynn Galli points toward the importance of her website and fellow top-five co-authors Adam and Stanley Marianski agree. “I intend to increase web traffic even more by answering questions on sausage making forums,” Mr.  Marianski says, co-author of three books through Outskirts Press, including the most recent, The Art of Making Fermented Sausages.  “This allows me to leave a link leading to my site. In time, a few thousand people will see the link, some will visit my site and will discover my books. Besides, all those links are highly valued by search engines.” 

To support efforts like these, Outskirts Press offers two applicable marketing options – a free author webpage with every publishing package, or a more robust, customizable author website for an additional cost.

“This is an outstanding testament to the efforts of our authors so far this year,” concluded Author Services Director, Karl Schroeder. “Write a good book, utilize the professional services offered by Outskirts Press for copyediting, cover design, and unlimited wholesale distribution through online markets like Amazon and Barnes & Noble. And then market aggressively for results like these.”

Top-five author and attorney Myles Alderman concurs. “For the past 90 days Chapter 11: Business Reorganizations has consistently been ranked one of the 10 best selling titles on Bankruptcy Law on Amazon.com.”

Information about Outskirts Press Marketing support and services can be found online at their website: http://www.outskirtspress.com/marketing.php

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Posted by on December 16, 2008 in Author Spotlight, Outskirts Press News

 

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The Best in Self-Publishing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Outskirts Press Receives 2008 Best of Parker Award. U.S. Local Business Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement

WASHINGTON D.C., December 12, 2008 — Outskirts Press has been selected for the 2008 Best of Parker Award in the Publishers Representatives category by the U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA).

The USLBA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USLBA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2008 USLBA Award Program focused on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USLBA and data provided by third parties.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press, Inc. offers full-service, custom self-publishing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.

About U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA)

U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA) is a Washington D.C. based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USLBA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.

The USLBA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.

SOURCE: U.S. Local Business Association

 
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Posted by on December 12, 2008 in Awards, Outskirts Press News

 

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A quick word from a self-published author

“As a new author, I had impossible chances of publishing a book with my original message, while owning the rights of the book, and seeing it listed with Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Borders… until now.

Thank you so much, Outskirts Press, for making my impossible dream come true. You have streamlined and professionalized the publishing process, making it accessible and affordable. This kind of system simply did not exist before. You have opened doors that were previously sealed shut to a new author, like me. You have preserved the freedom of speech, and allowed people to be able to read the authentic ideas of authors, without the restrictive manipulations of large publishers, which change and control words and ideas to fit their stereotypes.

Bravo, Outskirts Press, you’re the best!”

- Amy Gibson, author of The Book of Encouragement

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Posted by on December 11, 2008 in Author Spotlight

 

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