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Last Chance! Today is the Last Day to Get the Free Amazon Extreme Option for that Self-Publishing Book

Time is almost up to jump into the electronic world of self-publishing! Publish today and jump-start your marketing efforts with the Amazon Extreme marketing package.

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 midnight today!

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Register Now for the 2014 Beijing Book Fair

Thousands of authors, booksellers, literary agents – and, of course, the book-buying public – gather annually at the Beijing International Book Fair.

The 20th annual Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) kicks off August 27-31, 2014 at the China International Exhibition Center. Thousands of authors from around the world will gather at the fair to display their work. It’s also a one-of-a-kind opportunity to mix, mingle and network with booksellers, publisher, literary agents and other book-related professionals on the lookout for talent and compelling books.

No other country has experienced the growth in the world marketplace that China has, and that impact has been greatly felt in the publishing and bookselling world. Blossoming readership in China represents an enormous opportunity for authors to take advantage of the growing demand for book translations, and publishers are scrambling to feed the frenzy. There is surging consumer demand for all types of books, and getting your book in front of this potential market can have a tremendously positive effect on the success of your book.

Now through this Friday, June 27, 2014, register for the Beijing International Book Fair while you still can for this exciting international book fair!

It’s never too early to plan for a thrilling trip to market your book internationally. Let Outskirts Press get your tour of the 2014 Beijing International Book Fair in order for you, so you can get the word out!

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Top 10 Best-Selling Books in Self-Publishing for May 2014

Outskirts Press, the fastest-growing full-service self-publishing and book marketing company, is pleased to announce its top ten best-selling titles for May 2014, according to combined data from Ingram Book Wholesalers and Outskirts Press Direct via http://outskirtspress.com/bookstore. These authors have likely created a solid book marketing strategy and put it into motion either by themselves or with the help of a Personal Marketing Assistant.

In alphabetical order, the top ten best-selling books in self-publishing during the month of May 2014 were:










Congratulations to our best-selling authors for the month of May 2014!

How can you get your book on the bestseller list? While we can’t make any guarantees on sales success, many of our most successful authors invest time and money in marketing themselves and their book. Authors who are in need of a marketing boost often turn to a Personal Marketing Assistant for help.

All of these books (and other Outskirts Press titles) are available from all major online retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powells, Books A Million, and others, plus conveniently from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at http://outskirtspress.com/bookstore for discounts ranging from 10% – 55%.

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Self-Published Books at the ALA Annual Conference

The American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference is coming up June 26-July 1, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The ALA Annual Conference is the largest meeting of librarians in the world. It attracts librarians from all levels of management, from all types of libraries, from across the country. It serves as a meeting place for leadership, a place to learn, a place to network and as a forum to exchange ideas on the multitude of issues affecting libraries. Attendance is estimated at 25,000!

Most of the attendees have purchasing authority and for many this is the only show they attend. Through its 58,000 members, the ALA serves as a resource for public, academic, private and school libraries, and is responsible for accreditation of library school programs.

Below is a selection of the Outskirts Press titles that will be appearing at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference:
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The ALA Annual Conference and other book fairs are a valuable tool in your book marketing. Save 25% with our Global Book Tour package and send your book around the world. Access your Author’s Center and learn more about marketing services.

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Promote your book to larger audiences with Co-op Ads!

Did you know that at Outskirts Press, we can help you save money while promoting your book to large audiences of national magazines like Spirituality & Health?

Reach thousands of affluent and spiritual book buyers with this popular co-op advertisement opportunity. You can advertise your book to over 200,000 readers who are exploring the spiritual journey to self-knowledge, authenticity, and integration for a fraction of what it would cost to run a color advertisement on your own.

With our co-op advertising program, your book will occupy approximately a 2″ x 2.5″ space along with other select titles within a full-color, full-page ad. Spaces are limited to 12 books per issue and fill up fast.

Register today, June 18th, to reserve your space in this ad.

Other co-op opportunities include: Bookmarks Magazine, ForeWord Magazine, Publisher’s Weekly and Boston Review.

 

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Top 10 Self-Publishing Book Marketing Tactics for May 2014

Book marketing is one of the most important pieces of being a successful self-publishing author. Outskirts Press is an industry leader in providing post-publication support, products, and services to its growing family of published authors.

Your book is written. Your book is published. Now what? Our list of Top 10 Book Marketing Tactics can help you prioritize your book marketing efforts by providing you with excellent marketing and promotional tactics you should consider pursuing.

These are the marketing products and tactics determined to be most popular by our authors for the month of May 2014, listed below in alphabetical order:

Amazon Extreme Package 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 Amazon Cover Enhancement.
Amazon Kindle Submission Service Amazon Kindle Submission Service:  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.

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Amazon Search Inside the Book: Amazon claims that books participating in this program enjoy “significant” sales improvement, on average, over books that do not.
American Library Association Book Fair American Library Association (ALA) Book Fair: The ALA (American Library Association) annual conference attracts librarians from all levels of management, from all types of libraries, from all across the country. Get your book exposed to thousands of librarians.
Barnes & Noble NOOK Submission Service Barnes & Noble NOOK Submission Service:  Millions of books are 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.
Barnes & Noble See Inside Barnes & Noble See Inside:  Barnes & Noble’s answer to Amazon’s “Search Inside the Book” program. Books that participate in this program receive a “See Inside” icon next to their Barnes & Noble cover image, which invites potential customers to electronically “flip” through a small section of the book.
Book Review Submission Service Book Review Submission Service: Securing positive book reviews is the first step toward building word-of-mouth buzz for your book. In addition to receiving a complimentary copy of your book, the reviewers will also receive a professional cover letter, a coy of your press, and your sales sheet. We take care of all of that for you, including sending the review copy!
Custom Press Release 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 newswire service on your behalf.
Apple iPad iPhone Standard Edition Apple iPad/iPhone Standard Edition: Allows self-publishing authors to enter the ebook marketplace at significantly lower upfront cost with a no-hassle, standard iBookstore retail price of $9.99. It’s the simplest one-click solution for published authors to publish a book in Apple’s iBookstore.
Personal Marketing Assistant Personal Marketing Assistant: Do you need help developing a book marketing plan? Arranging book signings? Establishing/developing your author platform? Hire your own Personal Marketing Assistant today!

Outskirts Press Published authors who are interested in any of these (or many of our other available services) can find further details and ordering information from the Marketing Options page of your author’s center.

Not yet published with Outskirts Press? Today is the perfect day to start and take advantage of our current publishing promotion.

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Author Poll: Dr. Nathan Grills, David E. Lewis and S. Joshua Swamidass, MD PHD wants your help with their cover

Dr. Nathan Grills, David E. Lewis and S. Joshua Swamidass, MD PHD are self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And they want your help deciding their book cover.

Book Summary

What Does It Mean To Integrate Your Christian Faith And Work?

What does it mean to be a Christian in your work? In this book authors working in fields from the arts to finance and the academy offer practical advice to Christians about what it means to live a life of robust faith and work. Authors address a number of key questions: How do they understand what it means to be a Christian in their profession? What difference does it make? What kinds problems have they encountered?

Their answers are surprising in their creativity and insight. They are also honest, based upon the authors’ imperfect and tentative attempts to follow Christ in professions were there are few Christians. Those who want to learn how to integrate Christ fully into their careers or who are looking for evidence of God’s redemptive work in the academy, culture, business, and government will be greatly encouraged and challenged by this book.

About the Authors

Dr. Nathan Grills is a Public Health Physician at the Nossal Institute of Global Health (University of Melbourne) and is working in disability and chronic disease prevention in India. Nathan completed an MSc Global Health Sciences and then PhD in Public Health at Oxford University where he explored the role of faith in the response of Faith-based groups to HIV.

David E. Lewis is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University where he researches and teaches on the American presidency, executive branch politics and public administration. David and his family attend the Village Chapel in historic Hillsboro Village in Nashville, Tennessee.

S. Joshua Swamidass, MD PHD is assistant professor of Immunology and Pathology, Laboratory and Genomic Medicine Division, at Washington University, St. Louis. He is both a Christian and a Scientist. Dr. Swamidass often speaks to student groups about integrating our faith and vocation, finding God’s calling for our careers, how Christianity and Science are compatible, and ways of understanding Genesis and Evolution.

Please take a look at two possible covers below and then vote on the choice you recommend.

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3 Reasons to Get on the Amazon Kindle Bandwagon Now

If you’re on the fence about ebook publishing, this might be the year to pick a side. There are recent developments in the ebook publishing world that could be a boon for self-publishing authors who have taken advantage of the ongoing growth in that market.

Namely, Amazon is stepping up its game in 2014. The online marketplace and bookselling giant is dangling the proverbial carrot to book buyers with the introduction of new technology and the reintroduction of a popular e-reading device.

Here are a few developments at Amazon that may convince you to hop on the ebook bandwagon today:

  1. The introduction of the Amazon 3D smartphone. We don’t toss around the term “game-changer” lightly, but the June 18 release of the as-yet-unnamed 3D Kindle phone could be just that. The early buzz is that the 3D interface is attractive and responsive, reportedly using face- and eye-tracking software to help readers navigate around the page.
  2. The return of Amazon Kindle DX. The 9.7-inch E Ink reader is back and better than ever, boasting updated software and an attractive $199 price tag. The device includes WiFi and 3G connections, built-in stereo speakers and 3.5mm jack, and enough room to download up to 3,500 books.
  3. Amazon Kindle Fire HDX. Pitted against the iPad Mini, this 8.9-inch tablet is a less expensive option than any Apple device at a paltry $379 and can do most of the same things. With the right apps, this so-called “productivity machine” not only displays ebooks beautifully, but also takes handwritten and typed notes, among other functions.

New and cheaper devices means more readers will join the ebook revolution, making the summer of 2014 the perfect time to get your book on the ebook market!


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DEADLINE FOR BEIJING BOOK FAIR COMING UP!

Have you registered your book to be displayed at the famous Beijing Book Fair yet? If not, the deadline is creeping up.

The Beijing International Book Fair will be held August 27-31, 2014 at the Beijing Convention Center. By arranging exhibition through Outskirts Press, your book will receive valuable, face-out exposure on an exclusive shelf with 4 other Outskirts Press titles. A representative will be on-hand to personally answer questions about your book. Outskirts Press will provide the necessary copies of the book and all the necessary contact information for both the author and publisher. This way, interested parties can make further contact, during or after the fair. All inquiries Outskirts Press receives about your book will be forwarded directly to you for personal follow-up in a post-show wrap-up.

Time is running out, so register now. Space is limited and the show fills up quickly on a first-come, first served basis. The deadline for the 2014 Beijing Book Fair is Friday, June 27.

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Co-op Advertising for Self-Publishing Authors in Publishers Weekly

Want to reach thousands of people with a proven interest in literature? Want to do it on the cheap?

Publishers Weekly reaches over 80,000 booksellers, publishers, public and academic librarians, wholesalers, distributors, agents, and writers in addition to more than 360,000 unique monthly website visitors with a color ad in the “most visible and trusted publication to market your products and services.”

You can reach this influential readership with a Co-Op advertisement.

Outskirts Press handles all of the details.

Co-Op Advertising allows you to secure premium, full-color exposure for your book in a high-quality trade publication for a minimal amount of money. Your book will occupy a 2″ x 2″ space along with other titles within a full-color ad. Your ad space will include a full color cover image, an abbreviated synopsis, the ISBN, and retail price of the book. All books will include retail and wholesale ordering information.

Here’s the full-color author co-op ad that appeared in the May 26, 2014 issue of the Publishers Weekly:

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To get more information and reserve your space in a Publishers Weekly Co-Op Ad, sign-in to your Publishing Center. Reservations are taken on a first-come first-served basis based upon receipt of payment.
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Outskirts Press Reveals Top 10 Kindle Books

Outskirts Press, the fastest-growing full-service self-publishing and book marketing company today announced its Top Ten Best-Selling Kindle Books.

Making your book available on the Kindle e-book reading device means more exposure on Amazon, and the Kindle is heavily promoted by Amazon. Only books that have been submitted to the Amazon Kindle in the required format are available for Kindle readers to purchase and enjoy.

At the time of editing, in alphabetical order, the Top Ten Outskirts Press Kindle books in self-publishing are:










Get your book on the Kindle today with the Amazon Extreme marketing package from Outskirts Press. 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.

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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