Authors no longer need to purchase extra copies of their books, wrap them up tidily, drive to the post office and then mail them out to reviewers, all at considerable expense, even though they cannot guarantee that a reviewer will ever open the dust cover. Instead, using the new Guaranteed Book Review from Blue Ink option, Outskirts Press authors can sit back and work on their next book while Outskirts Press does all the legwork to place a professional guaranteed book review back into their hands.
“Until now self-published authors ended up playing a kind of publishing Russian roulette when they sent out copies of their books for review,” said Outskirts Press Director of Author Support Kelly Schuknecht. “Now they can use our hassle-free guaranteed book reviews to be guaranteed a credible, honest review of their work by a professional reviewer.”
Authors can use these reviews either to promote their work or to improve their future writing. A positive review, of course, is worth its marketing weight in gold, but even a moderately praiseworthy piece is likely to have one or more quotable phrases that can be used to extol one aspect or another of the book. Because Blue Ink reviewers are known to be candid and objective, even a positive, five word phrase from one of their reviews becomes a powerful promotional tool for authors.
One other great asset from having a Blue Ink review is its inclusion on their website. Librarians and booksellers can use the site to search self-published books by regional or hometown authors so they can find those they’ll want to showcase or stock on their shelves. Agents and publishers can use the Blue Ink site to search sales figures and marketing achievements for self-published books through the “Author Platform” paid ads so they can find new works they would be interested in representing or publishing. Readers themselves can use the site to search the “Notable Reviews” archives so they can find the best new books to read without having to browse laboriously through every new release on a bookstore shelf.
When an author secures the guaranteed Blue Ink book review, Outskirts Press submits two copies of his or her book to Blue Ink for a standard turnaround review. A qualified reviewer is assigned the book and writes a 200-300 word review that is then returned to the author by Outskirts Press within 10-12 weeks. The author then uses the review as he or she sees fit as a prestigious marketing tool.
For a limited time, Outskirts Press published authors can get 10% off a guaranteed book review from Blue Ink with the promotion code BLUE10 at http://outskirtspress.com/authorcenter20.php.
Outskirts Press offers high-quality, full-service self-publishing and book marketing services for writers and professionals who are seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining 100% of their rights, 100% of their profits, and 100% of the creative control. www.outskirtspress.com.
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