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Monthly Archives: October 2010

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Top 10 Halloween Books for Adults – 2010

Top 5 Halloween Books for Kids – 2010

 
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Posted by on October 31, 2010 in Holiday, Uncategorized

 

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TIME IS RUNNING OUT: Self-Publishing Authors Register Now for a Social Media Book Marketing Webinar

TIME IS RUNNING OUT: Self-Publishing Authors Register Now for a Social Media Book Marketing Webinar

Announcing an informative “Social Media” Book Marketing Webinar
for self-publishing authors, offered by Outskirts Press,
but available to ALL authors, regardless of where your book was published.

Do you know how to effectively use social media tools like YouTube, FaceBook, LinkedIn, and Twitter to…

  • attract book sales
  • earn business
  • drive media focus to your book

In this one hour information-packed webinar designed for self-publishing authors, The Promote U Guru, Lisa Orrell, will cover not only these tools, but also the unique services and strategies you can use to build your brand, increase your income, and grow your book sales even more. And, no, she doesn’t just tell you about them! She dives-in with real-world examples about how you can use these powerful marketing tools effectively…and guess what? They’re inexpensive (often free!) and very easy to implement!

Attendees Will Walk Away From This Online Webinar Session With the Following:

  • Successful Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn tips most users don’t know (or use!)
  • Knowledge about how to use YouTube as a sales driver
  • Knowledge about how to get the most out of your blog presence & efforts
  • Best practices of successful Social Media users
  • Plus, learn about other tools & resources that can generate awareness for your personal/business brand, and increase your book sales!

Self-publishing authors, join us for this LIVE 1-on-1 webinar with Lisa on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 11am Mountain Time from the convenience of your own computer.

Space is limited, so register now by clicking here.

All registered attendees will receive an email within one week of the event with the webinar link.  Attendees can view the webinar live on November 2nd at 11am MST or it will be available for viewing for a brief period of time after the event if you are not available to watch it live.

ABOUT LISA ORRELL:

Lisa Orrell, highly respected as The Promote U Guru, is an in-demand Branding Expert, Marketing Consultant & Certified Business Coach who works with entrepreneurs, industry experts, small business owners, coaches, consultants, entertainers, speakers, and authors. And, as a professional speaker herself, her popular seminars, workshops and webinars consistently sell out, on topics such as: Branding, Marketing, PR, Publicity, Book Writing & Publishing, and Social Media.

Based on her vast business and marketing experience, Lisa has been interviewed by, or written articles for, countless media, including: ABC, MSNBC, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, TIME, FoxBusiness.com, U.S. News & World Report, WomenEntrepreneur.com, CareerBuilder.com, Monster.com, The Silicon Valley Business Journal, China’s HerWorld magazine, and BNET.com.

 
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Posted by on October 30, 2010 in Marketing Options, Uncategorized

 

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Self-Publishing Book Spotlight: Phantom Four by Roger Wilson

Self-Publishing Book Spotlight: Phantom Four by Roger Wilson

Phantom 4 by: Roger WilsonPhantom Four: Children of the Grave, published by Outskirts Press, offers exciting blend of horror, mystery, comedy and romance as it slowly unveils the amazingly powerful, but equally cursed powers of darkness four brothers suddenly find within their own souls.

In 1735 a Caucasian woman in her early forties uses a professor to translate the message she has found in a Himalayan cave.  A prediction from Christ before the disciples started following him, His words name the arrival of Satan on Earth and the four dark warriors who will be born to protect the innocent through the use of the unimaginable powers of darkness they will be given to fight this evil.

Two and a half centuries later, in 1985, Damon Smith is driving like a madman to the Brookdale Hospital to get there before his wife Julia gives birth to quadruplets.  When the four boys reach five years of age, they undergo a supernatural “accident” near their Brooklyn home, and twenty years later they emerge with no memory of their past or their family.

Slowly, as they fight to discover who they are, they discover they each have formidable, but cursed powers within their souls and they come to understand that they are the ones who have been chosen to defend New York City from the newly unleashed demons of Hell, just as Christ had predicted.


The paranormal lives and perilous adventures of these four warriors — Rex, Kevin, Paul and Oscar — have been being nourished in the minds of Roger Wilson and his brother Brian since they were eight and four years old.  Their full story has now come to fruition in the exciting new adventure Phantom Four, Children of the Grave.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Roger Wilson is a first-time author who has created and written fictional stories for many years and has an unbridled passion for his work. He is a son, brother, and an uncle of four. Originally from Brooklyn, NY, he currently resides in Bayonne, NJ.

For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/phantom4.

This author purchased the Book Blast package, saving 25% on 5 powerful marketing services to blast the book into the stratosphere! The Book Blast package includes the following options: Custom Press Release, PR Publicist Campaign, Book Review Submission Service, Book Video (shown above) and Personal Marketing Assistant. Outskirts Press authors can easily and conveniently add this package at any time from the Marketing Options screen of the author’s center.

 

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Posted by on October 29, 2010 in Book Spotlight, Uncategorized

 

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Top 10 Halloween Books for Adults in Self-Publishing 2010

Top 10 Halloween Books for Adults in Self-Publishing 2010

Earlier this week we featured the Top 5 Halloween books for kids this year in self-publishing. If you’re up for a little spookier reading this Halloween weekend, below are the Top 10 Halloween books for adults this year in alphabetical order:

All 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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Posted by on October 28, 2010 in Holiday, Top 10, Uncategorized

 

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Top Ten Best Selling Books in Self-Publishing for September 2010

Top Ten Best Selling Books in Self-Publishing for September 2010

Outskirts Press, the fastest-growing full-service self-publishing and book marketing company, today announced its top ten best selling titles for September 2010 according to combined data from Ingram Book Wholesalers and Outskirts Press Direct via http://outskirtspress.com/bookstore.

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

Congratulations to our best selling authors from September!

All 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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Posted by on October 27, 2010 in Top 10, Uncategorized

 

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Outskirts Press to Hold Illuminating “Social Media” Webinar for Self-Publishing Authors

Outskirts Press to Hold Illuminating “Social Media” Webinar  for Self-Publishing Authors

Outskirts Press is hosting a one-hour “Social Media” book marketing webinar with “The Promote U Guru” Lisa Orrell on November 2nd to educate authors on the effective use of social media outlets to promote their books, build their brand and increase their income from expanded book sales.

October 26, 2010 – Denver, CO – Outskirts Press, the fastest growing self-publishing and book marketing company, announced today it will host a live, one-hour webinar with book marketing expert, Lisa Orrell, The Promote U Guru on November 2, 2010.  From this webinar, self-publishing authors will learn – from the convenience of their own computers – how to attract more sales by driving greater media focus to their books.

Lisa Orrell is a professional speaker and an in-demand branding expert, marketing consultant and certified business coach whose popular seminars, workshops and webinars consistently sell out.  Lisa doesn’t just tell authors about the services and strategies they can use to build their brand, she provides real world examples so that writers can use these new tools immediately and effectively to increase their book sales.

Attendees to the on-line webinar will learn:

  • Successful Twitter, FaceBook and LinkedIn tips most users don’t know or use
  • How to most effectively use YouTube to drive book sales
  • How to get the most out of one’s blog presence
  • The best practices of the most successful social media users

“Lisa Orrell’s extensive marketing savvy and ability to communicate directly to authors has made her a much sought after speaker and writer for ABC, MSNBC, NPR, The Wall Street Journal and countless other media,” said Outskirts Press Director of Author Support Kelly Schuknecht.  “We’re pleased to offer all self-publishing authors this opportunity to benefit from her expertise.”

The Outskirt Press “Social Media” Book Marketing Webinar will be held online November 2, 2010 at 11 a.m. Mountain Time.  Registration is now open to all authors, regardless of where their book was published.  Authors can register at http://outskirtspress.com/options/16277_social_media_webinar_with_book_marketing_guru.html.

About Outskirts Press, Inc: Outskirts Press, Inc. offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing 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.

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Top 5 Halloween Children’s Books in Self-Publishing 2010

Top 5 Halloween Children’s Books in Self-Publishing 2010

Halloween will be here in just a few days.  Below are the Top 5 Halloween books for kids this year in self-publishing:

All 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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Self-Publishing Book Spotlight: Lucifer Rising by Barbara Fifield

Self-Publishing Book Spotlight: Lucifer Rising by Barbara Fifield

When ace reporter Elsa Eldridge is assigned to profile a local religious cult leader named Tyrell, she doesn’t expect to fall under his spell. But Tyrell’s charismatic personality, muscled body and piercing gaze make him hard to resist, and soon Elsa is enamored. But all isn’t what it seems. And what Elsa doesn’t know could make her regret the day she ever laid eyes on this spiritual seducer.

Before long, cracks show in Tyrell’s glossy veneer. There’s the intense possessiveness that threatens to burst into violence; the not-even-trying-to- hide-it womanizing; and the rumors about his prior life. Lawsuits from former lovers dog him; an ex claims he committed the ultimate sin. But through it all, Elsa is drawn as if by some mystical force into his world.

Every time she succeeds in breaking away, he brings her back into his snare. Can Elsa find the strength and courage to stand up to the man she lusts after? What’s the truth behind the whispered allegations? And what explains the bizarre sensations Elsa has that Tyrell is visiting her when he’s not around? Savvy, sexy and spiritually aware, Lucifer Rising mixes romance with paranormal intrigue for a thriller that will keep you guessing right up until the very last page.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Barbara Fifield is a retired social worker and journalist who has published widely in newspapers and literary journals. She is the author of Photographs and Memories, published in 2009. A member of several writing groups including Tomoka Poets and the Ormond Beach Writers’ League (OWLS), Fifield lives in Port Orange, Florida. She is at work on a collection of poetry spanning the last quarter century.

For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/luciferrising.

This author purchased the Book Blast package, saving 25% on 5 powerful marketing services to blast the book into the stratosphere! The Book Blast package includes the following options: Custom Press Release, PR Publicist Campaign, Book Review Submission Service, Book Video (shown above) and Personal Marketing Assistant. Outskirts Press authors can easily and conveniently add this package at any time from the Marketing Options screen of the author’s center.

 

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Posted by on October 22, 2010 in Book Spotlight, Uncategorized

 

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International Book Awards – Opportunity for Self-Publishing Authors

International Book Awards – Opportunity for Self-Publishing Authors

Are you interested in national and international attention for your book? The 2nd International Book Awards are open for submissions through April 30, 2011 with winners to be announced in May of 2011. Sponsored by the Los Angeles-based company JPX Media, the contest is designed to promote talented authors and publishers from around the world who want to launch their careers and find a niche in the global market.

The International Book Awards are open to titles published in English in 2009-2011, with an ISBN, and currently available for sale globally online. The affordable entrance fee of $69 will be reduced to $49 for authors who postmark their entry by October 31, 2010. With over 150 categories to choose from, including first time author and design categories, there are opportunities for everyone. For submission guidelines and entry forms, visit http://www.internationalbookawards.com

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Posted by on October 21, 2010 in Awards, Uncategorized

 

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Top Ten Self Publishing Book Marketing Options for September 2010

Top Ten Self Publishing Book Marketing Options for September 2010

Book marketing is an important component to successful self publishing. Outskirts Press is an industry leader in providing post-publication support, products, and services to its growing family of published authors.

Even if you have published elsewhere, our list of Top 10 Book Marketing Options can help you prioritize your book marketing efforts by providing you with the most popular and effective book marketing and promotional tactics as determined by our authors. These are tactics that are strongly recommended for successful book marketing after publication.  Many of these products and services are even available to authors who did not publish with Outskirts Press.  Visit our Marketing Solutions page to view the growing list of marketing options available to authors, regardless of where they published.

These are the marketing products and services determined to be most popular by our authors for the month of September 2010, listed below in alphabetical order:

Amazon Extreme Package
Save 25% on 3 amazing marketing tactics centered around Amazon: The Amazon Kindle Edition, Search Inside the Book, and the Keyword Search Submission Service. Plus a free copy of the Amazon best selling book, Sell Your Book on Amazon.
Amazon Kindle Edition
The Amazon Kindle is a revolutionary wireless reading device that allows its owners to instantly download books and newspapers. Only books that have been submitted to the Amazon Kindle via the required process and in the required format are available for Kindle readers to purchase and enjoy.
Amazon Search Inside the Book
Amazon’s “online equivalent” to browsing a bookstore. Amazon claims that books participating in this program enjoy “significant” sales improvement, on average, over books that do not.
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.
Bookmarks
Bookmarks are a wonderful promotional item to pass out because people rarely throw them away; they actually use them!
Custom T-Shirt
Due to popular demand, you can now customize a high-quality t-shirt with your book (front cover on the front and back cover on the back).
ForeWord Magazine Co-op Advertisement
Co-op advertising allows you to secure premium, full-color exposure for your book in a high-quality trade publication for a minimal amount of money.
Personal Marketing Assistant
The Outskirts Press Personal Marketing Assistant option is ideal for authors who want marketing assistance that is personal and specific. The Personal Marketing Assistant is available to work with you in five hour blocks of time to promote your book in accordance with your plan and goals.
PR Publicist
Like having your own publicist distribute your press release for you… Plus, after the release goes out, you will receive all the resulting leads for more personal follow-up, plus an electronic clipping service.
Press Release – Standard
The standard publication press release includes information about you and your book taken directly from your webpage and then distributed electronically to a database of approximately 100,000 media contacts, newsrooms, industry analysts, and freelance writers.

 

Outskirts Press published authors who are interested in any of these options can find further details and ordering information by clicking on the name (or image) of the option above. Information about additional marketing options can be found on the Marketing Options page of your Author’s Center.

Authors who published elsewhere can visit our Marketing Solutions page to get more information about any of  the marketing options available to order.

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