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Go Green and Save Green With The New Electronic Self-Publishing Package

An Elite E-book Package from Outskirts Press gives self-publishing authors increased distribution that promises less impact on the environment and publishing dollars.

Priced hundreds of dollars below what an author would pay for a la carte electronic publishing services, the Elite Ebook Package, bundles three valuable e-book distribution services into one discounted publishing package. The package represents more than 25 percent savings when compared to purchasing each electronic edition separately.

While self-publishing authors can still choose one or two electronic formats, combining the three allows them to reach a wider audience of readers, many of which are loyal to one reader device over another. Only books that have been submitted via the required process and format for each edition are available for electronic book readers to purchase and enjoy. Outskirts Press simplifies the process by offering one convenient and cost-effective package that includes three popular electronic book editions:

  • Amazon Kindle Edition: Kindle editions of books appear on Amazon and in Amazon search listings just like any other format (such as a hardback edition).
  • Apple iPad/iPhone Premium Edition: This service allows authors convenient, full distribution of iPad/iPhone electronic editions of their own books through Apple’s popular iBooks Bookstore.
  • Barnes & Noble NOOK Edition: There are upward of 2 million books available for Barnes & Noble’s NOOK. Inclusion in this virtual bookstore allows self-published authors to tap into an important, and growing, market of readers.

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Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Gary Riley

We love to celebrate the work of our successful self-publishing authors, and we do so each week through our Self-Publishing Author Spotlight. This week we highlight an inspirational self-publishing author Gary Riley, who has published five titles with Outskirts Press. Gary’s written works speaks to matters of a higher power and empowering your life. He gently shares his life’s experiences to provide his readers with faith, strength and courage. Learn more about Gary through this week’s Self-Publishing Author Spotlight.


Gary Riley was born in Windsor Ontario, Canada, on November 1, 1963. His family moved to Detroit, Michigan, where he became a permanent resident on August 9, 1969. He received Christ in 1984 and pursued Him since. He later discovered his gift and love for teaching and writing.

During the hardships in his life, author Gary Riley turned to faith in God and reconciled his unbelief to find a God who is merciful and compassionate. He wants to share with you the encouraging news of what God can do for you.

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The Garden of God

This book gives us a look at of the ways that God views the human race (especially the redeemed). We are called the planting of the Lord. We will be able to see the care that the Lord gives us, is much the same as that of a gardener.

Product details…
6 x 9 paperback cream, 118 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Sep 21, 2015)
ISBN10: 1478762527
ISBN13: 9781478762522
Genre: RELIGION / Christian Life / Inspirational

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A Walk With God

This book introduces a truth about God, that He desires to have a close family bond with the human race. This book reveals how that sin destroyed that bond, and how that Jesus Christ came to restore it. With this book, we will learn how to walk with God and establish a close bond with him as a Father with a child.

Product details…
6 x 9 paperback cream, 204 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Sep 28, 2015)
ISBN10: 1478762535
ISBN13: 9781478762539
Genre: RELIGION / Christian Life / Inspirational

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Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

This book looks at the unique design that all humans have. A body designed by God, that at times will break down and malfunction. The author, because of multiple illnesses {some of which, he almost died three times}, turned his faith totally towards God and His promise to heal him and has experienced many miracles of complete healing.

Product details…
6 x 9 paperback cream, 95 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Sep 21, 2015)
ISBN10: 1478762543
ISBN13: 9781478762546
Genre: RELIGION / Christian Life / Inspirational

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Godly Principles of Success

The word prosperity in the Hebrew means to have success in your journey. Having much money is not always an indicator of success. If we are to be truly successful, then it is important to know that our lives both physical and spiritual must be in alignment with God’s word.

Product details…
6 x 9 paperback cream, 144 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Sep 28, 2015)
ISBN10: 1478762551
ISBN13: 9781478762553
Genre: RELIGION / Christian Life / Inspirational

Outskirts Press

Outskirts Press

Naomi’s Way: From Loss to Redemption

Every person will face trials and tribulations—suffering is an inevitable part of life. Whether it’s financial burdens, illness, the death of a loved one, or simply feeling lost and misunderstood in the world, we will all come up against situations that seem unbearable. But everything in each life has been planned by the Lord, and during our most challenging times, we have the opportunity to reaffirm our faith, and continue in service to Him. Naomi’s Way: From Loss to Redemption is a compelling, compassionate testimony from the author’s own life. In the midst of torment, author Gary Riley turned to the Lord, and found in the Bible examples to reassure him that God never leaves His children who are faithful to Him. From Job, who lost everything dear to him but still refused to blame God; to Daniel, whose unwavering belief put him in mortal peril; to Naomi, whose faith was a light to her path when all seemed lost…the Bible provides loving guidance in the darkest times. “Naomi’s Way” will uplift you and show you how to manage hardships in a way that is pleasing to God.

Product details…
6 x 9 paperback cream, 101 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Sep 29, 2015)
ISBN10: 1478764163
ISBN13: 9781478764168
Genre: RELIGION / Christian Life / Inspirational

Do you have a book of your own in the works? Let Outskirts Press get you started on your own publishing dreams!

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Self-Publishing Authors Can Expand Their Reach Through Social Media

Author Platform Through Social Media Set-UpTraditional and self-publishing authors have one important thing in common these days when it comes to book marketing: Both need a social media presence in order to make the most of their one-on-one and word-of-mouth marketing opportunities. Let Outskirts Press help you with the Author Platform Set-up Through Social Media option.

Years ago, avid readers learned about juicy reads at the local coffee shop, book clubs, newspaper reviews or even over-the-fencepost conversations with a neighbor. The advent of the Internet has changed these social landscapes forever. While the neighborhood watering hole is still a terrific place to learn about the hottest new literature, the potential reach of social media is too great to be ignored. No longer does an Outskirts Press author need to get the word out one encounter at a time; with social media, that same writer can drop a quick Facebook post or Pinterest pin and “chat” with hundreds of virtual friends all at once.

With a minimal amount of information from you, Outskirts Press can launch your book into the social media landscape with the following services included in the package:

  • Establish author accounts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and WordPress
  • Set up social media profiles on each platform
  • Identify and establish relevant connections with users on each social media platform
  • Assist you in building their unique online presence

Are you interested in boosting book sales by building a powerful social media presence? Let Outskirts Press take the lead!


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The Importance of Book Awards for Self-Publishing Authors

There are several ways to make your self-published book stand out among all the rest. But one of the best ways to create a buzz about your book is by winning an award! Winning a book award is a great feeling, and sometimes it even comes with prize money — best of all, it can be a powerful marketing tool.

There are hundreds of thousands of self-published books released each year, and competition is fierce. Authors who are serious about getting their book noticed will need to put extra effort into the promotional department. By entering legitimate writing contests, authors can up their chances of winning recognition…and so much more.

When you win a book award…

  • You receive third-party validation that your book is worthy.
  • You may win prize money…
  • The awards website will feature a list of all the winners and send out a press release announcing the winners — resulting in more publicity for you!
  • You can send out your own press release to announce your award — again, more publicity.
  • You can add an award sticker to your book cover that consumers, librarians, and booksellers will see immediately, and this can influence their buying decisions.
  • You gain credibility as a writer and an edge in the market.
  • You can call yourself an award-winning author, not only with friends and family but in promotional materials and interviews as well!

Things to keep in mind when entering writing contests:

  • Do your research! Most contests are legitimate, but always be on the lookout for scams.
  • A quality book cover might mean the difference between first place and an honorable mention!
  • Make sure your book has been thoroughly edited and polished. Judges will be evaluating the quality of your work, but if the book is full of typos and grammatical errors, it will be rejected.
  • Follow contest rules to the letter: meet the deadline, and submit your work in the correct format and in the correct category.

25 percent off iPadNow is the season to enter book awards! The Book Award Submissions Package includes everything you need to enter 6 major book award contests. And the best part is, Outskirts Press takes care of all of the details!

The six awards are:

  • Writer’s Digest International Self-Published Awards
  • The National Best Books Awards
  • The Next Generation Indie Book Awards
  • The Reader Views Literary Awards
  • The Benjamin Franklin Awards
  • ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards

Outskirts Press will handle all the details, including:

  • The award submission fees
  • Registering your book with each contest
  • Sending each program the necessary review copies of your book
  • Accurately and completely filling out the necessary entry forms
  • Selecting the most appropriate category for your book
  • Shipping and handling costs of your book to each of the contest’s multiple judges

Many awards only accept books in the current copyright year (some will accept older books). If you just published your book this year, it is definitely the time to enter before it’s too late!

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How the New York Times Can Get Your Self-Published Book Priceless Exposure

When a golden opportunity for book publicity comes along, authors should take note! This holiday season, take advantage of the book-buying frenzy by getting your self-published book inexpensive yet priceless exposure via a co-op ad in the New York Times Holiday Books Edition.

The New York Times Holiday Books Edition is the perfect venue for advertising; it’s a well-known, highly regarded publication that reaches millions of readers. As a key component of the Outskirts Press exclusive 2015 Holiday Marketing Bundle, this ad comes with several invaluable book marketing advantages:

  • The New York Times is an established and highly respected publication that continues to attract a loyal following, even as other publications flounder.
  • Published each December, this much-anticipated special edition places your book in front of more than 4 million subscribers! This type of exposure doesn’t come along often, and rarely does it come at a better time than during the holidays.
  • What better place to advertise your book than in a publication specifically targeted to motivated book-buyers? Even with a full NYT ad, there’s no guarantee that the people viewing your ad in that edition are on the hunt for books. The Holiday Books Edition, on the other hand, goes directly to 4 million-plus subscribers with a high average income-subscribers who are actively looking for what you’re selling.
  • The average price for a full ad in the prestigious New York Times can run upwards of $40,000! But a co-op ad in this NYT special edition can be yours for only a tiny fraction of that price for inexpensive and cost-effective marketing.
  • With your co-op ad through Outskirts Press, you’ll share space with no more than 11 other Outskirts Press books, with a highly visible ad that lets you cut through the clutter. That means your book is always front-and-center and prominently displayed.

This holiday season, give yourself the gift of targeted, cost-effective exposure to millions of motivated book buyers with help from Outskirts Press.

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Get the Holiday Bundle!

25 percent off iPadIf you’re interested in the New York Times holiday co-op ad, how about even more bang for your buck by taking advantage of the Holiday Marketing Bundle. This marketing package includes:

  • Ad space in the New York Times Holiday Books Edition
  • An exclusive feature spotlight on the Outskirts Press blog
  • Holiday Book Video Trailer and Distribution
  • Annual storage fees waived for 2016
  • 5 Hours of Personal Marketing Assistance
  • 2016 Book Marketing Calendar
  • Amazon Listing Optimization

The only way you can lose with this amazing holiday marketing bundle is if you wait too long. This offer is available on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 12 authors who order by October 31, 2015.

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Get Your Book Ready for the Holiday Book-Buying Season

Where did 2015 go? We’re quickly coming up on another holiday season and bracing ourselves for the book-buying spike that comes this time every year. Are you ready for it?

Make the most of readers’ eagerness to buy by getting your book in front of millions of New York Times subscribers. Ad space in the New York Times Holiday Books Edition is the key component of the Outskirts Press exclusive 2015 Holiday Marketing Bundle, but there’s much more for self-publishing authors to love about this bundle!

The Holiday Marketing Bundle is a comprehensive one-click solution that delivers valuable, limited ad space in the New York Times Holiday Books Edition, along with several additional marketing tools you need to boost your book’s visibility just in time for the biggest book-buying season of year! The secure purchase of the 2015 Holiday Marketing Bundle is the best gift you can give yourself this holiday season, and it comes with several useful “attachments”:

  • Ad space in the New York Times Holiday Books Edition — What better place to advertise your book than in a publication specifically targeted to motivated book-buyers? Published each December, this special edition places your book in front of more than 4 million subscribers who are on the hunt for books to buy for themselves and their loved ones. With this cost-effective co-op ad, you’ll share space with no more than 11 other Outskirts Press books.
  • An exclusive feature spotlight on the Outskirts Press blog — Thousands of eager readers come to our blog every day seeking the best in self-publishing. This is your opportunity to shine! Authors who select the Holiday Marketing Bundle will have the joy of seeing their books featured in a book spotlight for the day on our blog during the holiday season.
  • Holiday Book Video Trailer and Distribution — Imagine having a holiday book video in your own marketing toolbox that you can use during the holiday season to promote your book. Even better, Outskirts Press will distribute your holiday-themed Book Video Trailer for you via YouTube, Twitter and several other major video distribution channels.
  • Annual storage fees waived for 2016 — As our gift to you, we’ll let you skip those storage fees when they’re due next year. Use that cash for more important things — like shopping!
  • 5 Hours of Personal Marketing Assistance — Get guidance and informed answers to your marketing questions from a book marketing professional. Your Personal Marketing Assistant will work with you to tailor a marketing plan specifically for you and your book for the holiday season — and beyond.
  • 2016 Book Marketing Calendar — In addition to the personalized marketing plan from your Personal Marketing Assistant, we’ll provide you with a free copy of the 2016 author marketing calendar to keep your marketing on track throughout the book-buying season.
  • Amazon Listing Optimization — A professional Outskirts Press marketing copywriter will spruce up your book description on Amazon and other retail sites, optimizing your copy to appeal to both potential readers and search engines, just in time for the holidays. That enhanced sales copy could make the difference between decent holiday book sales and spectacular holiday book sales.

Don’t let this unique, limited holiday book marketing opportunity pass you by. This early offer is available on a first-come, first-served basis only to the first 12 authors who order.

Learn more about the 2015 Holiday Marketing Bundle and complete your purchase today.

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The Deadline for the Frankfurt International Book Fair Is Quickly Approaching!

Bar none, the Frankfurt International Book Fair is the largest and most important book fair in the world. While some might top Frankfurt’s 250,000-plus attendance, the multi-hall, mile-long fairground in Frankfurt hosts the largest contingent of publishing professionals of any book fair anywhere.

The Frankfurt International Book Fair is a meeting place for the industry’s experts: publishers, booksellers, agents, film producers and, of course, authors just like you. With more than 7,500 exhibitors from 110 countries, more than 250,000 visitors and more than 10,000 journalists, it is the most important marketplace for books, media, rights and licenses worldwide.

The Frankfurt International Book Fair is held in mid-October annually at the Frankfurt Fair in Frankfurt, Germany. This is your chance to get in on this year’s event, slated for October 14-18.

Register now for the 2015 Book Fair. Space is limited and the show fills up quickly on a first-come, first served basis. The deadline for the 2015 Frankfurt International Book Fair is this Friday, August 7. Click here to get more details or reserve your spot at Frankfurt.

Remember, you can save 25% on 4 major book events throughout the year (London, BEA, Beijing, Frankfurt) with our Global Book Tour marketing package.


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