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Target Book-Buyers with Laser-like Precision with Book Posters

Self-publishing authors rely on their ability to cut through the clutter, garner name recognition and build awareness to sell books. In fact, it’s essential to selling, and it’s usually done on a shoestring budget. For this reason, smart audience targeting is the most effective way to accomplish your goal of building your author brand.

Promotional products available to self-published authors through Outskirts Press can help you do just that. Book Posters are an especially great way to attract the audience you need to target with your promotional materials. An eye-catching image of your book cover in the local library or bookstore gets your name and your title directly in front of the people most likely to buy.Outskirts Press Book Posters

Your Outskirts Press Book Poster packets include:

  • 25 Posters
  • 11″ x 17″ full-color design
  • Your eye-catching cover image is on the front in full-color, full bleed

Remember, it’s good to get your name out before lots of people, but it’s even more valuable to put your book before the RIGHT people. Put your name and your title out there for the book-buying public to see!

Learn more about Professional Business Cards and other Outskirts Press Promotional Materials — and get FREE SHIPPING on your order!

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Radio Interviewing to Boost Your Book Sales

Self-published authors dream of national exposure for their book on a popular show. When the opportunity arises, the hope is that the experience is a positive one that shows the author and the book in the best light and generates new interest among readers – and big, big sales.

Outskirts Press offers the great opportunity of our Guaranteed Radio Interview, a turnkey service that promises both a guaranteed interview and training. The Guaranteed Radio Interview package includes an on-air interview by radio veteran Kevin Price on his popular, drive-time radio show, “Price of Business,” as well as pre- and post-interview feedback to help you use your time in the spotlight to full advantage.

Kevin Price, himself a publisher and the author of several books, is a 20-year radio veteran hailed by the Wall Street Journal as “the best business radio show host in the country.” His long-running CBS Radio show, “Price of Business” is based in Houston, Texas, but is frequently broadcast nationwide and featured in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Fox News, among others.

In addition to a spot on Price’s show, authors get to receive valuable feedback from the famed host, who will provide pointers and insight from both an author’s and broadcaster’s perspective on preparing for the interview. The package provides several additional benefits:

  • Eight minutes of air time in a Top 10 radio market (Houston) and the fourth-largest city in the United States, during the highly coveted drive time slot.
  • An MP3 recording of the interview broadcast. You can use this recording to further promote your books via social media, your personal or professional website or via other media outlets.
  • A short feature story and clip from the interview posted to US Daily Review website. The national news website receives roughly 250,000 hits monthly, and articles posted to the site are frequently picked up and recirculated throughout the blogosphere.
  • A “post-game” analysis of the interview. Receive media training in the form of a review of the interview broadcast that addresses your strengths and weaknesses, and offers practical advice on improving your performance in the future.

This type of press is valuable, but the benefits you reap from professional media feedback are priceless – and could pay off for many years to come. Learn more about this package by visiting Outskirts Press.

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2013 Outskirts Press EVVY Award Finalists Announced

Each year, Outskirts Press officially nominates a small percentage of the books published during the year for submission to the EVVY Awards. Since a nomination is the first step toward receiving the Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award, the standards are exceedingly high; we nominated fewer than 5% of the books we published in 2013. These nominations represent the very best of our publications as determined by Outskirts Press executives and members of the production teams.

The CIPA EVVY Award judges have since reviewed all the submissions received from all eligible authors and publishers to arrive upon the EVVY Award Finalists. Those finalists will all be honored with either 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, or Merit Award within each applicable category at the annual EVVY Awards on August 23rd in Denver, Colorado. Outskirts Press executives will be on hand to accept the awards on behalf of authors not able to appear in person.

Outskirts Press is proud to announce that it has 27 talented finalists being honored, the most among all participating publishers. We’re sure the CIPA judges had to make tough choices to narrow our amazing list of nominees to these 27 finalists. Here are the 2013 Outskirts Press EVVY Finalists in alphabetical order. Congratulations to them all!

Wait! There’s more!

As a result of being nominated for the 20th Annual EVVY Awards, these Outskirts Press authors have taken the first step toward winning the coveted Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award. Three of the nominees above who subsequently win an EVVY Award during the CIPA banquet this coming August will be selected as Semi-Finalists for our annual Best Book of the Year Award and its $1,500 Grand Prize. Stay tuned.

Wouldn’t you like to win an extra $1,500, and bragging rights as the author of the best book of the year published by Outskirts Press? Start publishing now and your book could be in the running for the “Best Book of the Year Award” for 2014 and its $1,500 grand prize. For more information on rules and eligibility, click here: Best Book of the Year Award.

Let us help you finish that self-publishing book so you can be on this list next year!

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Gain Valuable Author Name Recognition with Professional Business Cards

As a self-publishing author, you are called upon to be a jack-of-all-trades: author, spokesperson, entrepreneur, publicist, networker … Your ability to fulfill these multiple roles has a huge impact on your brand as an author and, by extension, the success of your book.

To that end, it’s important to use every marketing tool at your disposal to connect with others and enhance your brand as an author and connect not only with your audience but with other professionals in the field. Promotional products available to self-published authors through Outskirts Press can help you do just that. Professional Business Cards offer self-published authors an attractive, professional-looking connection to the world. Not only are business cards an inexpensive way to gain name recognition, but you never know when a connection can be just the person to push your book to the next level. Use business cards with your printed announcements to get the word out to TV, radio, newspaper and magazine editors about the release of your book, positive reviews, book awards and special book promotions — any news that can bring your name and your book to readers’ attention.Outskirts Press Professional Business Cards

Your Outskirts Press Professional Business Cards include:

  • 500 Business Cards
  • Your cover image on the front in full cover
  • Your contact information on the back in black/white
  • 2″ x 3.5″ laminated stock
  • You see and approve a digital proof before printing

No entrepreneur goes without a stack of business cards to get his name out there. Professional Business Cards are an inexpensive, sleek and universally accepted way of making important connections, anywhere and everywhere you go!

Learn more about Professional Business Cards and other Outskirts Press Promotional Materials — and get FREE SHIPPING on your order!

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Help Dad Resurrect His Publishing Dreams with Help from a Professional Ghostwriter

A professional ghostwriter – a highly skilled wordsmith who quietly writes, finishes or polishes your work in the background while you take the credit – is a shadow warrior of the best kind.

The services of a talented ghostwriter may be just what the yet-unpublished writer needs to resurrect a long-dead project and see it through to publication – or to create an entire project from scratch.

There are several ways a ghostwriter can assist an aspiring author, regardless of where you (or your dad) are in the writing process.

  • Many authors have only a scattered pile of lifeless scrap parts – a scene here, a plotline there, a scattered assortment of lifeless characters – but they aren’t sure how to pull these elements together and bring them to life. A talented ghostwriter will use the materials you give him to build and animate a vibrant book for you, according to your specifications.
  • Other authors have a defined framework for their story, but lack the time, energy, passion or skill to fully flesh it out. A ghostwriter will gauge your personal style and put meat on those bones, creating a fully realized body of work that’s ready to publish in a matter of weeks.
  • Writers often get hung up in the editing stage. The story, the scenes and the characters are all there, but there just never seems to be enough time (or motivation) to revisit it and do the necessary polishing. Rather than let a promising book rot away, let a ghostwriter resurrect it with a thorough edit and rewrite if necessary.

Does Dad have a dusty novel waiting to be reanimated, or an idea for a book that a ghostwriter could breathe life into? Help him accomplish his dream of publishing! Get Dad started with the gift of ghostwriting. An Outskirts Press instant Gift Certificate for Father’s Day may be just the nudge he needs to start or finish his project.

FREE AMAZON EXTREME, OUR POPULAR MARKETING PACKAGE

Get that book published today and immediately jump into the electronic book world! Jump-start your marketing efforts with the Amazon Extreme marketing package. Start today with the promotion code below!

The Amazon Extreme marketing package from Outskirts Press offers self-publishing authors a head start on book marketing by taking triple advantage of the immense audience of Amazon, the largest online retailer in the United States. This package includes: An Amazon Kindle edition of your book, Amazon’s Search Inside the Book feature and the Amazon Cover Enhancement. These valuable, popular options are free for authors who start publishing in June.

Start today with the promotion code below when you choose to publish with our industry-leading Diamond publishing service or our full-color Pearl publishing service to receive the FREE Amazon Extreme Marketing Package.

Enter the promotion code FreeAEJUN14 when checking out of your shopping cart while purchasing the popular Diamond package or the full color Pearl publishing package by June 30, 2014.

In addition to receiving the FREE Amazon Extreme Package, you’ll also receive the following with your Diamond package:

  • Standard Press Release. $99 value included free when you order your Diamond publishing service today.
  • Audio Excerpt. $99 value included free with your Diamond order today and a great way to share your voice with your readers, literally!
  • E-Book Edition (pdf). $99 value included free with your Diamond publishing service.
  • Cover Image. $99 value included free and a great way to enhance your cover.
  • Spring Arbor additional distribution. $99 value to complement the Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Ingram availability already included with your Diamond publishing service.

All in all, you’re looking at nearly $800 of free stuff in June!

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AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT & SUCCESS STORY


“I plan to get your PR program and help with the marketing as I have the money to do it. You did a great job and I am very happy with Outskirts Press because you made me feel safe with the project. You all did a great job on the book. Thank you for your excellent assistance.”

Charlotte Haile studied the arts at the Washington School of Art and creative writing at the University of Georgia. She has lived in the south all her life and enjoys sharing a good story. The Alexander Treasure is her first novel.

In 1942, Anna Morgan breaks a promise to her father and sets out on Napoleon, an untamed Arabian stallion who takes her on a wild ride to the Alexander plantation-a place forbidden to her because of a longstanding feud between the Morgan and Alexander families. Anna’s adventure leads to the discovery of a valuable pendant-part of a stolen treasure that Andre Alexander brought to Oakwood, Georgia, in the mid-1800s-as well as an encounter with the dashing young Justin Alexander. Despite the feud between their families, Anna and Justin find themselves drawn to each other. But they must keep their love secret, and their union will take them down a path of danger and suspense. Will the Alexander treasure and their families’ greed rip the lovers apart? Or will they find forgiveness and love? Find out in this romantic and suspenseful debut novel-a tale of lust, greed . . . and murder.

- Charlotte Haile, author of The Alexander Treasure

 

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Get Valuable Book-Selling Benefits with Amazon Extreme — FREE When You Publish in June

Want to get your self-publishing efforts launched in full glory? Now through the end of June you can get valuable Outskirts Press Amazon Kindle publishing services for FREE when you publish using our Diamond or Pearl publishing packages.

Amazon Extreme (3 marketing services, one discounted price)The Amazon Extreme Package puts together three valuable Amazon-centric services into one convenient bundle: 1) an Amazon Kindle Edition of your book, 2) the Amazon Search Inside the Book service and 3) Amazon Cover Enhancement. In addition to an electronic version of your book, this bundle creates a “Look Inside” sneak preview prospective book buyers will use to view a section of your book, as well as a cover image of your book that appears automatically on Amazon and Barnes & Noble upon publication. Each feature of this package is designed to provide very specific, must-have benefits to self-published authors:

1. Amazon Kindle Edition. We submit your book to Amazon Kindle using the process and format required by this service, allowing you to offer an instantly downloadable ebook to readers. This Amazon Kindle service also means all editions of your book will appear in search engine results, thus increasing exposure for your book — and increasing your opportunities to sell.

2. Amazon Search Inside the Book Submission. This feature invites book shoppers to virtually “flip through” several pages of your book. Not only does this feature entice readers, but it also provides more data about your book to search engines, improving the accuracy of search results for potential buyers. And the best part is that, according to Amazon, authors who activate this feature enjoy a significant improvement in sales over authors who don’t.

3. Amazon Cover Enhancement. Did you know it can take up to 45 days for your cover to appear on Amazon once you publish your title? What wait? Get to selling weeks sooner with Amazon Cover Enhancement. We interface directly with Amazon to submit your cover image, so your cover image shows up on Amazon in just 2-3 days! An extra month of enhanced marketing efforts can make a huge difference.

Start today with the promotion code below when you choose to publish with our industry-leading Diamond publishing Diamond Publishing Package or our full-color Pearl Publishing Package to receive the FREE Amazon Extreme Marketing Package.

Enter the promotion code FreeAEJUN14 when checking out of your shopping cart while purchasing the popular Diamond package or the full color Pearl publishing package by June 30, 2014.

 

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Need Help Marketing Your Book? Learn What a Personal Marketing Assistant Can Do for You!

It takes a special breed to navigate the modern world of self-publishing — especially given the rapid and monumental changes occurring in the realm of electronic book publishing and marketing. Expertise in both marketing and internet technology is the precise combination of skills necessary to negotiate these ever-churning waters, and a precious few individuals can boast that skill set!

Stephanie CronkOutskirts Press’ own Stephanie Cronk is one such person. Stephanie has a Business Administration Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis on marketing, and now works as an Outskirts Press Personal Marketing Assistant. She has been working in various aspects of marketing since 2005, and enjoys the creativity that comes with the field. When she is not creating marking plans or implementing marketing techniques, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children.

“Working with a variety of authors to help them market their books gives me a sense of creativity,” Stephanie says. “It allows me to step out of the box and provide authors with unique ways to increase their overall exposure and get their work of art in front of a larger audience.”

Stephanie (along with her fellow book marketing gurus at Outskirts Press) has helped countless self-publishing authors launch and maintain effective book marketing campaigns to boost their sales.

“I truly enjoyed working with you and hope to do so again,” Outskirts Press author Bill Grace, a.k.a. Liam Parker, wrote to Stephanie recently. “You are prompt, efficient, knowledgeable, and made the entire publishing process a delightful experience. You deserve a five star rating.”Personal marketing assistant (5 hours)

Today’s marketer must not only be creative, but exceptionally tech-savvy as well. This is where the Outskirts Press Personal Marketing Assistants come in. Our PMAs can help you with:

  • Developing a marketing plan
  • Coordinating and scheduling book signing events
  • Establishing/developing your author platform
  • Marketing campaign lead follow up
  • And much, much more!

Now through June 10, you can save 10% off the Personal Marketing Assistant 5-hour block!

Get started with your own Personal Marketing Assistant right away. Don’t forget to enter the promotion code PMA10 at checkout to take advantage of 10% off this beneficial option!

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