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Win a 15.6 Inch HP Laptop When You “Show Us Your Love!”

We want you to want us. And we’d love you to love us! Now, what if you could love us AND win a free laptop computer with Windows 8.1? What’s not to love about that? Share the love and get a chance to win technology you’ll absolutely adore in our 4th Annual “Show Us Your Love” social media event and video contest. One talented author will be the lucky winner of a brand new HP 2000-2d80nr 15.6-Inch* laptop computer – perfect for getting inspired to write! Here’s how it works:

  • Grab your video camera, smartphone or iPad and record your own artistic 1- to 3-minute video creatively demonstrating your deep and abiding love for your book – and your love for Outskirts Press.
  • Email your video file to love@outskirtspress.com by midnight on Saturday, February 21, 2015.
  • We’ll share your video on our Facebook Page, YouTube Channel and Twitter Feed, increasing exposure for you and your book (Authors who submit videos are giving Outskirts Press permission to post videos to our YouTube channel, on our website and other social media platforms for promotional purposes).
  • The three finalists receiving the most “likes” on our Facebook page from among all the posted entries will be selected for a public vote on this blog to determine the winner from February 23-26.
  • The winner of the free HP laptop computer with Windows 8.1 will be announced on Friday, February 27, 2015.

Get your splendored thing submitted right away: The sooner you submit your video, the more exposure you’ll receive. Have all your friends and family visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/outskirtspress to “like” your video, and don’t neglect to share it on your own social media channels, too!

*Computer Specs (approximate): HP – 2000-2d80nr 15.6″ Laptop Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 operating system preinstalled 4 GB DDR3L SDRAM 500GB hard drive (5400 rpm) Power – 65W AC adapter – 6-cell 47WHr 2.2 Ah lithium-ion battery Video Graphics – Intel© HD graphics 4000 with up to 1696MB total graphics memory Multimedia Drive – SuperMulti DVD burner Network Card – 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector) Wireless Option – 1×1 802.11b/g/n WLAN Digital Media – Multi-format digital media card reader for Secure Digital cards Weighs 5.4 lbs. and measures just 1.4″ thin Height: 1.4 inches Width: 14.8 inches Depth: 9.7 inches

That’s it! Happy recording, and good luck! Get a look at some of the creative displays of self-publishing love on our YouTube channel by clicking here.

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GET $300 IN FREE UPGRADES WHEN YOU START PUBLISHING!

Mad Money is back! Receive $300 of “Mad Money” with the promotion code below when you choose to publish with our industry-leading Diamond publishing service or our full-color Pearl publishing service. You can apply your $300 of “Mad Money” toward any optional production or marketing option we offer during the pre-production process. And with many of our optional services beginning at just $99, you can get quite a few! Apply it to options such as a Custom Cover, Cover Scribing, Editing, a Kindle Format, or choose from many others. The only question is, how are you going to spend it? Enter the promotion code MADMONEYFEB15 and start publishing today!

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AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT & SUCCESS STORY

“I had the golden opportunity to meet with a number of authors who had used various self-publishing companies. One author’s work stood head-and-shoulders above the rest. That’s the author who had used the services of Outskirts Press. The quality of his book rivaled that of the biggest and best publishing houses in the country but for a fraction of the costs. Now that my book has received the dedicated services from Outskirts Press, I too am proud of the end results and the proof is in the interest and buzz it has generated.” Birmingham, Alabama native, Lawayne Orlando Childrey is a national Edward R. Murrow award winning journalist. He has also won numerous Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters awards. In 2014 the Alabama Community College System named Childrey as one of its most outstanding alumnus in the institutions fifty year history. Every day millions of people lose sight of their dreams when life’s gut wrenching curve balls knock them off their feet and out of the game. With the grace of God, that was not the case for Lawayne Orlando Childrey, who has endured some of the most horrific trauma imaginable, including childhood sexual abuse, depression, a crack cocaine addiction and an HIV diagnosis. Childrey beat all the odds to become an award-winning and respected news journalist, a dream he has had since childhood. In this autobiography, Childrey demonstrates his ability to persevere during times of immense struggle by relying on the faith that was instilled in him as a child. - Lawayne Childrey, author of Peeling Back the Layers

 

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Resolutions for 2015 That Every Aspiring Author Should Make

Hopefully you haven’t given up on your New Year resolutions already! During this month of resolving to do certain things you haven’t gotten to, or have been wanting to get to, we’ll get you started with resolutions tailored to the ambitious writer.

  1. Business cards. You don’t have to wait to be published to start marketing yourself. Print professional business cards, and use them to self-promote as you progress through your writing.
  2. Make yourself accessible. Make sure there are plenty of ways for people to reach out to you – phone, snail mail, email, social media, etc. This will prove vital, even long before your book is finished.
  3. Find your platform. If you don’t already have a writer “identity” on social media, get going on that. This should be separate from your regular social media pages. It’s a great space for you to poll potential readers, gauge interest in your project and pre-promote it.
  4. Research your market. Resolve to learn all you can about your chosen genre. Now, while you’re still developing your project, is the perfect time to find out what’s big and what’s burgeoning on the book market so your work will be timely when it’s finally done.
  5. Explore other writing formats. Resolve to get out of your writing ruts. If you’re only writing book chapters, break away once in a while to write a blog. Post creatively on Twitter. Write your spouse a juicy love letter. These all round you out as a creative force.
  6. Do advance promotion. Social media is the perfect place to get people excited about your progress. Resolve to post something daily: excerpts, reader polls, opinion on plotlines and insight into your process.
  7. Go NaNo. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), is a writing challenge that takes place throughout the month of November each year. The contest challenges writers to produce 50,000 words in 30 days. Many a novel has come to fruition only because of NaNoWriMo. Sign-ups start in October, so resolve to get on board this year.
  8. Connect with beta readers. Resolve to enlist the help of beta readers to help you polish your book. Beta readers are avid bookworms who review your work and give you valuable feedback from a book buyer’s perspective. You can get help with individual chapters or your entire book.
  9. Go “ghost” hunting. If you’ve come to the conclusion that a book is too big of a project for you, resolve to get help. A ghostwriter can write everything from small edits to entire passages and chapters to a full book from scratch.
  10. Get advice. If you’re unsure of your path, Outskirts Press has a staff of experienced book gurus who can advise you on how to proceed. Even if you’re not done writing, an assistant may be able to offer you advice or services that you didn’t know were available to you – assistance that could get your book to market much sooner and with much greater success.
  11. Learn new things. Resolve to expand your horizons with new hobbies and interests. You learn from everything you try – and that makes for a well-rounded individual and writer.
  12. Find inspiration. Something as simple as a short walk, your favorite rock album or a trip to a museum can be just the spark you need to get creative juices flowing. Resolve to build in little inspirations once a week to ignite that spark.
  13. Back up often. Don’t lose valuable data that could set you back. Resolve to back up important files to a cloud service or external hard drive so you’ll never lose data – and you’ll sleep better at night.
  14. Enter contests. Short story contests, essay contests, poetry contests – they all validate us as writers. Resolve to enter a competition at least several times a year to keep you writing and maybe even win some money!
  15. Get more shut-eye. Yeah, it’s that simple. And get more exercise too. Taking care of your health has a way of bringing you confidence and making you sharper – both traits that will help you achieve your goals and keep your resolutions.
  16. Be yourself. Resolve to make your writing personal to you. Sure, you may love how Poe words things, but you have a unique voice too. Remind yourself before each writing session that you’re special and unique. And then write what comes naturally.
  17. Relax! Building in time for decompression. You’ve earned it!

It’s time to either start or finish that writing project and get published! Not sure how to get this completed? Let Outskirts Press help you!

START PUBLISHING & GET 3 TIMES MORE FREE AUTHOR COPIES!

For a limited time, receive THREE TIMES the author copies for FREE! Outskirts Press self-publishing authors are eligible to receive three times as many free author copies with their respective self-publishing package.

To receive the promotion, simply enter the promotion code 3XJAN15 when checking out of your shopping cart while purchasing the Diamond or Pearl publishing package by January 31, 2015. Each of the eligible publishing packages includes a unique ISBN, standard interior formatting, a variety of professional cover styles, and distribution which includes availability through major online retailers such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

For authors choosing the most popular “Diamond” publishing package, this promotion delivers 30 free paperback author copies when the book is published. Authors publishing full-color books with the popular “Pearl” package can receive 15 free paperback copies.

In addition to receiving a 3 times the author copies, 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 over $500 of free stuff in January!

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AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT & SUCCESS STORY

“I was overwhelmed with how quickly the process went. The support has been simply amazing! Developing an understanding of the requirements to be a successful author are daunting, but through every step their guidance has kept my focus sharp. They really want to see their authors succeed! My experience with Outskirts Press has been both friendly and efficient. Kudos!”

Eric A. Disney is a Recovery and Personal Growth pastor in Southern California, where he has served for two decades. He is a counseling psychology graduate from California Baptist University in Riverside, California. His ministry offers a broad range of marriage, family, and relationship counseling classes and seminars.

Marriage by Design serves as a healing salve to wounded marriages-as well as a warning to those beginning their matrimonial journey, and couples anywhere in the spectrum-offering hope and encouragement to those who want to revitalize, refine, or completely restore their relationships. Marriage by Design is loaded with practical tools and exercises designed to shed light on unhealthy modes of behavior and their motivations; it also challenges some of the beliefs we carry from childhood that can impact our current relationships. Marriage by Design begins by establishing God’s foundation in marriage and moving through a systematic building process, enabling couples to apply scriptural-based techniques and concepts to their own marriages.

- Eric A. Disney, author of Marriage By Design

 

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Enter the New Year With Three Times as Many FREE Author Copies For Authors Self-Publishing With Outskirts Press!

Leading self-publishing services provider Outskirts Press offers THREE TIMES the amount of FREE author copies to authors publishing a book with either the Diamond or Pearl book publishing services in January.

Outskirts Press, the fastest-growing self-publishing and book marketing company, today announced that authors beginning their self-publishing process in January are eligible to receive three times as many free author copies with their respective self-publishing package.

To receive the promotion, authors simply enter the promotion code 3XJAN15 when checking out of their shopping cart while purchasing the Diamond or Pearl publishing package by January 31, 2015. Each of the eligible publishing packages includes a unique ISBN, standard interior formatting, a variety of professional cover styles, and distribution which includes availability through major online retailers such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

For authors choosing the most popular “Diamond” publishing package, this promotion delivers 30 free paperback author copies when the book is published. Authors publishing full-color books with the popular “Pearl” package can receive 15 free paperback copies.

For more information about this January promotion, click here and begin publishing today.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.: 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. http://www.outskirtspress.com

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Resolutions for 2015 That Every Author Should Make

The New Year is a time for renewal. It’s a time when we reassess the year that’s just passed and resolve to make the next one better yet. This is especially true for published authors. Have you made your resolutions for 2015 yet? If not, these tips will help get you started:

  1. Set goals. Seems simple, right? Still, you’d be amazed how often authors make a list of resolutions with no clear set of goals to help them keep their resolutions. Consider these “mini” resolutions – and consider them important.
  2. Facilitate goals. Remove any hurdles that might prevent you from keeping your resolutions. For example, if time is an issue, consider working fewer hours or cutting back on social engagements to make time to meet your goals.
  3. Read. Even after you publish, reading keeps you in touch with your literary side and abreast of the latest bestsellers.
  4. Write. Writing regularly is a reminder to you that you are an author. Feed that need for creativity.
  5. Find your platform. Don’t forget to establish your identity as an author on social media. It’s a great place to gather with other people who share your interests and want to learn more about you and your work.
  6. Connect. Use social media to connect with other authors like yourself. They’ll often have valuable insight on how they achieved their own successes in publishing and marketing.
  7. Find self-love. Embrace your style as an author! You may do things a little differently, but that’s what makes you so special. Find a way to play it up.
  8. Stretch. While you should embrace your true self as an author, it’s always good to step outside of your comfort zone once in a while. Market in places you wouldn’t have considered before, or read/write in genres that are foreign to you.
  9. Follow up. Many authors find that a second book does amazing things for the first book. Resolve in 2015 to write a second book. Maybe a sequel – or maybe something completely different.
  10. Mentor. Offer your wisdom to aspiring writers. You’re now where they would like to be – published! Isn’t that a nice thought? It’ll feel good to show a newbie the ropes as they negotiate the writing and publishing process.
  11. Release the press! Resolve to use press releases early and often. Remember, they’re not just for announcing book releases. They can be useful in boosting sales when you’ve hit an important benchmark – big sales, good reviews, awards and more.
  12. Get materialistic. Marketing materials like business cards, posters (for bookstore and library use), bookmarks and more are extremely inexpensive to produce, but they provide potential readers with a memorable way to find you and your book.
  13. Make yourself accessible. If you don’t already provide readers, media contacts and others several ways in which to contact you, get cracking on it. The easier you can be reached by important movers and shakers, the better your chances of moving forward as a successful author.
  14. Anticipate selling opportunities. Opportunities to promote and sell your book are abound. Resolve to have your “author hat” on at all times so you can recognize these openings – then be bold and act on them!

There’s plenty more where that came from! Let an Outskirts Press Personal Marketing Assistant help you make other resolutions that are specifically tailored to you.

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Receive Your Free 2015 Author Marketing Calendar

Successful book promotion requires an organized plan. Let the Outskirts Press 2015 Marketing Calendar draw your attention to some of the most important book marketing deadlines throughout the year, as well as the most helpful marketing options in the industry.

Best of all, the calendar is absolutely FREE for a limited time for Outskirts Press published authors! Simply enter the promotion code Free2015 when you check out of your shopping cart by January 15th. Your marketing calendar will immediately be available for you to download from your Toolkit.

It’s just our small way of wishing you a Happy New Year!

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5 Tips for Holiday Book Marketing Success

We at Outskirts Press want to extend to all our published authors our best wishes for a safe, happy and prosperous Holiday Season. As our gift to you, we’ve packaged five golden marketing tips that are sure to make your selling days merry and bright!

  1. Jingle Your Bells. There’s no better time to put limited advertising dollars to good use than just before the big holiday book-buying rush, when readers are primed for a splurge or two. Even if advertising isn’t in the budget the rest of the year, consider investing in advertising ahead of Christmas. Outskirts Press can help you decide what ads will have the most impact.
  2. Deck the Halls. The run up to Christmas is a good time to refresh the Amazon listing for your book with professionally written text that’s optimized for search engines. And whether you’re planning a holiday sale or releasing a new book, don’t forget to publicize it with a press release: It’s an exceptionally cost-effective way to get the word out to major players in the news business.
  3. Hire an Elf. Let’s face it: Things get hectic in the writing workshop, especially during the holidays! Farm out some of the legwork to an elf – your Personal Marketing Assistant (PMA). Your PMA will help you implement targeted holiday marketing, plus give you a great start for selling in the coming year.
  4. Hang Your “Stockings.” You’ll be doing a lot of mixing and mingling this time of year, so don’t come empty-handed. Consider “stocking” up (see what we did there?) on author copies so you can take advantage of the many selling opportunities that come with rubbing elbows with others.
  5. Put Up the Lights. Let your neighbors know you’re in the holiday bookselling spirit by putting out your “Christmas lights” – your author platform. If you haven’t already, establish a presence on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. If you’re busy hanging your real Christmas lights, Outskirts Press can handle everything for you!

Just two or three (or all five) of these marketing approaches will go a long way toward boosting holiday sales – allowing you to have yourself a merry little Christmas!

Get a jump start on your holiday book marketing today by downloading this FREE whitepaper from Outskirts Press: Book Marketing Tips for the Holiday Season

SIX CONTESTS IN ONE GREAT PACKAGE!


There are many book awards and contests available to authors; Outskirts Press has vetted them all to identify 6 of the most promising and meaningful. Now is the season to enter these great book awards! The Book Award Submissions Package includes everything you need to enter these 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 program
  • 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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Give a Gift That Keeps on Giving

Outskirts Press Gift CertificateIf the upcoming holidays have already filled you with dread over picking out just the right gifts – or wading through crowds at the mall to get them – don’t fret! You can make the writer, or aspiring writer, in your life very happy (and productive) without ever breaking a sweat.

A gift certificate can be a touching and highly personal tribute to your loved one. It’s one of several reasons why Outskirts Press offers its Instant Self-Publishing Gift Certificates. If you’re stuck for great ideas during this gift-giving season, read on – there are advantages to gift certificates that you may never have considered:

  • They’re inspiring. Writing a book is an arduous task. Every writer has, at one time or another, put off completion of a project, either due to lack of publishing funds, or just plain lack of motivation. Getting a big head-start on the purchase of a publishing package – or whatever self-publishing service they might require – is just the inspiration any author needs to get ‘er done.
  • They’re the gift that keeps on giving. What better gift than one that comes with terrific earning potential for the recipient? Your gift certificate sets in motion the publication of a book that could generate a lifetime of revenue for an author. That’s priceless!
  • They’re just thoughtful gifts. Don’t shy away from gift certificates out of fear that they’re impersonal – in fact, the opposite is true. The gift of publishing dollars for someone you know is dreaming of that very thing is the most thoughtful gift you can give.
  • They can be anything your recipient wants them to be. Self-publishing gift certificates will motivate the author in your life. An Instant Self-Publishing Gift Certificate from Outskirts Press can be used toward the purchase of any of the many valuable products and services offered by Outskirts Press, including but not limited to:
    • Writing/Design services – such as ghostwriting, custom cover design or professional illustrations
    • Publishing package(s) – inclusive, turnkey service bundles such as our popular Diamond and Pearl Publishing Packages
    • Publishing kits – such as poetry, memoir or a personalized children’s book
  • They’re flexible for the giver. You can choose as few or as many gift certificates from Outskirts Press as you want, in convenient denominations of $99. But the best part is you don’t have to wrestle fellow shoppers for it.

Once you add the Instant Self-Publishing Gift Certificate(s) to your cart, Outskirts Press will contact you to find out who the special author is and gather any personal messaging you wish to include with the gift notification.

If the writer is already registered and/or published with Outskirts Press, the $99 will be instantly credited to their existing Publishing Center account. If the writer isn’t yet registered, Outskirts Press will create a free Publishing Center account for them and credit the $99 gift to the new account. Once the credit has been applied to the writer’s account, Outskirts Press will notify them via email of the special gift using the messaging you provide.

So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to wrap up the season’s gifting!

START PUBLISHING AND RECEIVE A FREE AMAZON EXTREME!

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 November. 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 FreeAENOV14 when checking out of your shopping cart while purchasing the popular Diamond package or the full color Pearl publishing package by November 30, 2014.

In addition to receiving a FREE Amazon Extreme for your book, 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 over $800 of free stuff in November!
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    AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT & SUCCESS STORY

    “Have loved working with the OP folks during the entire process. Will certainly contact them again for my next book and hope to get the same team in place. They really seemed to understand what I wanted. A totally stellar group. Efficient, kind, and wonderfully helpful.”

    Evalina Mason was born to an American soldier and an English war bride in London at the end of WWII. When the war ended they all moved to the United States where she grew up and became an educator. Now retired, she lives in Central Washington with her husband and an interesting assortment of furry friends.

    Robert’s pleasant and predictable retirement days are totally shattered when his recently widowed sister, Gillian, comes to stay with him while her home is being reroofed. True to form, she leaves no part of his formerly serene world untouched. Hopes of it being a brief visit are dashed when he becomes victim of a churchyard prank and suffers a head injury. Despite his ardent protests, she decides to stay to care for him during his recovery. When a somewhat dubious miracle occurs, Robert gains a bit of relief as Gillian throws herself into helping with the church’s celebration of the phenomenon. Though grateful for the respite, he develops new worries as he sees her welcomed into his circle of friends and blending into the fabric of the village. Will her visit never end?

    - Evalina Mason, author of The Fish and the Loaves

 

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Amazon Extreme Package From Outskirts Press Prepares Self-Publishing Authors for Success

The Amazon Extreme Marketing Package from Outskirts Press offers self-publishing authors a head start on book marketing by taking advantage of the immense audience of Amazon.com, the largest online retailer in the United States. These valuable, popular options are complimentary for authors who start self-publishing in November.

November 4, 2014 – Parker, CO- Outskirts Press, the fastest growing self-publishing and book marketing company, announced today it is giving away its most popular marketing package (nearly $250 value) to authors who start their publishing process this month. The Amazon Extreme marketing package includes a Kindle Edition, Search Inside the Book Submission and Amazon Cover Enhancement, as well as a complimentary copy of Sell Your Book on Amazon by Outskirts Press CEO Brent Sampson — everything an author needs to jump start their book sales on Amazon.com.

“This bundled marketing package is not available with any other publisher,” said Outskirts Press Executive Vice President Kelly Schuknecht. “Taking advantage of these proven Amazon promotional functions is the perfect — and perfectly economical — way for authors to launch their book sales with gusto by choosing to publish now with Outskirts Press.”

Authors who start with Outskirts Press by choosing the Diamond or full-color Pearl publishing packages will receive nearly $250 of Amazon marketing options free: an Amazon Kindle edition of their published book, Amazon’s “Search Inside the Book” Submission service, and the Amazon Cover Enhancement once their book is listed on Amazon.com. These authors will also receive a complimentary copy of the Amazon bestseller, Sell Your Book on Amazon by Brent Sampson.

The first prong of the Outskirts Press triple marketing approach is a Kindle edition of the author’s book. An Amazon Kindle edition is a way to offer one’s book to the fast growing audience of Kindle e-book reading device owners. Amazon sells millions of Kindles annually. Because Amazon.com customers still love reading actual books, Kindle is an inexpensive way for them to sample a book before buying the paperback or hardback edition. This is especially true for their readers who love fiction.

With Amazon’s Search Inside the Book feature, the second Outskirts Press marketing tool in this package, authors can also dramatically increase their chances to sell their books. Amazon has found that books that participate in this program are significantly more successful, on average, than books that do not participate. Being able to browse through sections of the book increases the confidence the customer has in the product and makes it far more likely they’ll purchase a copy of the book.

The third marketing strategy of the Outskirts Press marketing package is the Amazon Cover Enhancement service. Outskirts Press submits your cover image to Ingram at the time of publication. Ingram, in turn, distributes your cover image to online retailers like Amazon. By manually interfacing directly with Amazon, we can override Amazon and Ingram’s automatic process and get your cover image on Amazon much faster, usually within 2-3 business days rather than the standard 30-45 days.

Authors who wish to take advantage of the Outskirts Press Amazon Extreme marketing package only need to enter the valid promotional code, available on the Outskirts Press website at http://www.outskirtspress.com/promotion.html, while they order their publishing package and place it in their online shopping cart.

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. http://www.outskirtspress.com.

 

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