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Increase Exposure and Take Marketing to the Next Level with the Author Platform Set-up Through Social Media Option

It is vital that self-publishing authors take advantage for the ever-growing social media market as it has become one of the most important aspects of marketing a book. Through social media, authors can reach a broader audience of potential readers all while increasing their overall internet presence and exposure. 404 (1)

As of July 2015, Facebook had 1.49 billion users, Twitter reached 315 million active users and LinkedIn had 400 million registered monthly users. These numbers continue to grow monthly so it is important for an author to get his or her book integrated with the Internet world and in front of these users.

With minimal information from you, Outskirts Press can create a social media and online presence through the Author Platform Set-Up package using the following techniques:

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

Are you ready to take your marketing to the next step with Internet marketing? Start today with the promotion code FreeSocial2016 when you choose to publish with our industry-leading Diamond publishing service or our full-color Pearl publishing service to receive the FREE Author Platform Set-up Through Social Media option. Don’t delay!


Current Outskirts Press authors can easily and conveniently add the Author Platform Set-up Through Social  option at any time from the Marketing Options screen of the Publishing Center.


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New York Times Features Outskirts Press Self-Publishing Author Gerhard Oberrsesl

This holiday season, we continue to feature authors who have taken advantage of the 2015 Holiday Bundle and the benefits of the New York Times Holiday Edition ad. Co-op ads offer authors effective exposure through a well-known, established publication with millions of motivated book lovers!

The New York Times Holiday Edition will feature Gerhard Oberrsesl self-publishing author of the mystery novel Edelweiss Castle: Death of an Interviewer. Edelweiss Castle brings readers through twists and turns as it follows a group of unique characters, one of whom is a ruthless murderer.

About the Author

Gerhard Oberressl loved to spin stories and write from his early schooldays. He learned quickly that a real writer must have life experience and the ability to understand how people tick; however, he had a wide range of interests beyond writing. He eventually went on to earn degrees in engineering, English, mathematics and computer science for Universities in Zurich, Pretoria and Linz. He worked in industrial management as a lecturer, and during his career, writing was always a part of his lectures. He always maintained a love of books and reading. Once retired, he dedicated himself to his first novel – a mystery of unexpected twists and surprising characters.

Edelweiss Castle: Death of an Interviewercover

The combination of greed and insane love can never end good, and in the case of Edelweiss Castle, the combination leads directly to murder. Etienne Friendly grew up in the servants’ quarters of Edelweiss Castle, so never in his wildest dreams did he imagine he’d grow up to train with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and then start an investigation firm in London. However, that’s exactly what he did, and never in his worst nightmares did he imagine he’d return to Edelweiss Castle to investigate a woman’s mysterious death. That is until one day a nobleman who was an advocate of sustainable development, gave an interview which triggered very strange events.

Edelweiss Castle: Death of an Interviewer is a modern-day murder mystery you can curl up with and be lost in for hours. The 500-year-old castle on top of the famous blue rock in Goodland is both the starting point and the destination of this sophisticated novel, which features many facets of human behavior and people of several countries and continents. Readers will live the events through the pages of this book and be prompted with a mystery from years ago that may be intertwined with the sudden death of the interviewer.

Are you ready to publish your own book and perhaps find yourself in New York Times next year?

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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

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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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