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Author Poll: Writer Karen Moriarty wants your help with her book cover

Karen Moriarty is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And she wants your help with the book cover.

A comprehensive, in-depth portrayal of Michael Jackson that includes his last mysterious years, Defending A King ~ His Life & Legacy reveals new information and unique insights into this “king of a man.” More controversial in life and in death than anyone else, Michael Jackson’s goodness has been mostly ignored. This volume needs to be affixed to the legacy of his genius and greatness.

Bizarre behavior is normal in bizarre circumstances. Dr. Moriarty leads her reader through the maze of stunningly bizarre circumstances in which Michael lived and struggled, through private joys and suffering as a real person…at the absolute pinnacle of human existence.

Dr. Karen Moriarty has worked as an English teacher, counselor, administrator, and consultant in public schools and as a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice. She earned advanced degrees, including her Doctorate, from Northern Illinois University. Baby Richard: A Four-Year-Old Comes Home (2003) was her first book, written “because it’s a story that had to be told.” Karen is married to Dr. Robert V. Moriarty, licensed clinical psychologist and former president of a community college and of a private graduate school. They reside with their feline companions, Stephanie Ann and Tom Riley, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Please take a look at two possible covers below then vote on the choice you recommend for Karen:

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Top 10 Book Marketing Options for May 2012

Book marketing is often revered as the most challenging part of self-publishing a book. There are so many things to do – how can an author decide which options will work best for them? What are other successful self-published authors doing? Wouldn’t it be helpful to get a sneak peek into what others feel works best for their book? What if you had the opportunity to get a “sneak peek” into a list of statistically proven strategies that you put into your book marketing plan right away? Now you can…

These are the book marketing products and services determined to be most popular at Outskirts Press (based on number of purchases) during the month of May 2012, listed below in alphabetical order:


Amazon Kindle Edition 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 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 submission of 10 keywords and tags for Amazon optimization.

Amazon Search Inside the Book Submission Amazon Search Inside the Book marketing option will allow you to take advantage of Amazon’s online equivalent to browsing a bookstore. Books that participate in this program feature a “Look Inside” icon over their Amazon cover image, which invites potential customers to electronically “flip” through a small section of the book. This increases the level of confidence a customer has in your book – most likely leading up to a higher volume of book sales. According to Amazon, books participating in this program enjoy significant sales improvement, on average, over books that do not.
Apple iPad/iPhone Premium Edition with Private Label iBooks Distribution Millions of iPads have been sold and iPhone revenues account for over HALF of all smart phone revenue in the United States. Is your book a part of this growing market share? It can be, simply and conveniently, with enhanced, independent distribution of your own iPad/iPhone electronic edition of your book through Apple’s iBookstore.
Barnes & Noble NOOK Edition There are OVER 2 MILLION books 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. Now you can you reach this audience that is already waiting to buy your book.
Book Blast Package Save 25% on 5 of our most popular marketing options. This package includes a Custom Press ReleasePR Publicist CampaignBook Review Submission Service, Book Video with social network distribution, and 5 hours with the Personal Marketing Assistant.
Book Video Trailer & Distribution Be among the first authors anywhere to use online video marketing. The Book Video Trailer is like a movie trailer for your book. It’s cool, it’s hip, it’s NOW!
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 news wire service on your behalf.
ForeWord Magazine co-op advertisement Reach over 10,000 influential book buyers, store owners, publishers, editors, and agents with a co-op advertisement in the leading independent publishing trade magazine.
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.
Self-publishing authors who want to know more about either of these solutions can visit the book marketing solutions page to get more information about any of the marketing options available to order.

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