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Get the One-Click Publishing for Children’s Books!

Are you interested in publishing a full-color children’s book? Get the magic of One-Click Publishing from Outskirts Press.

We have taken our decade of experience self-publishing children’s books and built the ideal publishing package for children’s book authors. Picture this: 100% royalties and 0% confusion. You get everything you need and we take care of it all! Easy!

Here’s everything you get for one single, affordable price:

  • A professional production team and publishing consultant
  • 5.5 x 8.5 perfect bound paperback format
  • 5.5 x 8.5 laminated casebound hardback
  • Full-color custom cover
  • Professional cover scribing (back cover copy polish)
  • Full-color custom designed interior (up to 50 pages)
  • Up to 15 full-color custom illustrations (click here to see all the available styles)
  • Copyediting (up to 15,000 words)
  • Official copyright registration
  • Library of Congress number
  • Expedited service
  • Private Label ISBN (either yours or ours)
  • Barcode
  • Unlimited, worldwide distribution-on-demand via Ingram to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powells, Books-a-Million, and thousands more.
  • Spring Arbor Christian distribution (if applicable)
  • Publication press release
  • Custom press release
  • PR Publicist campaign
  • Electronic clipping service
  • 60 second book video & distribution to YouTube
  • Bologna Children’s Book Fair “face-out” exposure
  • 5 hours of personal marketing assistance
  • Marketing COACH tips via email for 2 years

With our all-inclusive “One-Click” package for children’s book authors, you get everything in one easy-to-purchase bundle. It’s never been faster, more convenient, or affordable to publish the full-color children’s book of your dreams, with amazing, award-winning, custom illustrations included! Click here for more details or to order.

P.S. Already have your illustrations? Don’t need custom interior design or a hardback? Perhaps you only need full-service full-color publishing and distribution services. If so, our full-color Pearl package may be just the ticket. Click here for more details.

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Outskirts Press Presents Fandemonium Volume 4, Published by Outskirts Press

Outskirts Press announces its own latest highly anticipated literary collection, Fandemonium 4: Even More Short Stories & Poems From Talented Facebook Writers.

August 12, 2014 – Denver, CO – Self-publishing provider, Outskirts Press, has announced the release of Fandemonium Volume 4: Even More Short Stories & Poems From Talented Facebook Writers. Fandemonium Volume 4 is a 6 x 9 paperback in the literary collections category and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The webpage at www.outskirtspress.com/opcollection7 was launched simultaneously with the book’s publication.

Each year, Fandemonium not only brings Outskirts Press Facebook members together for a good cause, it provides an easy, fun and free way to experience the joy of publishing with Outskirts Press first-hand.

In April 2014, Outskirts Press once again invited friends of its Facebook community to submit poetry, short stories, excerpts, recipes or anecdotes for free publication in the 4th annual Outskirts Press Facebook anthology. The result is this collection of superior writing from the Outskirts Press Facebook community.

Proceeds from the sale of Fandemonium will be donated to the American Red Cross on behalf of Outskirts Press and its Facebook fans.

133 pages in length, Fandemonium Volume 4: Even More Short Stories & Poems From Talented Facebook Writers is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the literary collections category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere. Fandemonium Volume 4 meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $16.95.

Additionally, buyers can save 10% on Fandemonium Volume 4 by ordering directly through Outskirts Press. Orders in quantities of 10 or more receive a 25% discount.

For more information, visit http://outskirtspress.com/opcollection7/

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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A Video is Worth a Thousand Words

With the emergence of YouTube and other video websites, in many ways social media has become a largely video-centric world. Consumers of news, pop culture, marketing and other information, it seems, are digesting more of that information in video format. For self-publishing authors, it’s never been more important!

That’s not to say the written word is dying out – books do, and will, remain a popular form of entertainment – but Internet users looking for a quick bite of magazine-style information are turning to video in greater numbers. Videos offer a number of advantages over the printed word to both the communicator and the consumer.

Consider this: It is fairly easy for a reader to glance over a page and skip to passages they wish to read, possibly ignoring other vital information in the process. That’s less likely to happen with video, which disseminates information in a linear fashion and often in an entertaining way, making viewers less likely to skip around. With video, the communicator has the power to control what information the consumer gets, and when. That’s a powerful tool!

Now is the perfect time to take advantage of the power of video with Outskirts Press. Now through Friday, August 8, we’re offering authors sweet discounts on video marketing services. Get 25% off your Book Video Trailer & Distribution when you check out of your shopping cart by August 8 with the promotion code BOOKV25, or you can save 25% every day on our popular Book Blast bundle which includes five of our most popular marketing services, including a Book Video!

Once your video is completed, we will help you kick off your video marketing efforts by distributing it to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and a number of other popular video sites.

Now through August 8, simply click here to add this option to your cart, enter the promotion code BOOKV25 and you receive 25% off. Don’t delay, this offer isn’t around long!

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Mad Money is Back!

The most exciting self-publishing promotion of the year gives back $300 to authors to begin publishing a book with either the Diamond or Pearl book publishing services from Outskirts Press in August.

Outskirts Press, the fastest-growing full-service self-publishing and book marketing company, announces the return of “Mad Money”. During the month, authors can get an extra hand in fulfilling their dreams to publish a book with the return of the company’s popular “Mad Money” promotion. Authors who purchase the Diamond or full-color Pearl book publishing packages in August with the promotion code: MADMONEYAUG14 are rewarded with a credit of $300 applied to their Outskirts Press shopping cart accounts.

The $300 “mad money” credit can be applied toward any production or marketing option offered by Outskirts Press, including custom cover design, professional copyediting, cover scribing, an Amazon Kindle edition, or many others.

Now is the time to self-publish that book you’ve been working on, and also get some additional options for free. Authors can use their ‘Mad Money’ toward the production or marketing options of their choice, and an additional $300 to spend on self-publishing services results in a higher-quality, more marketable book.”

For more information about Mad Money Month, click here to receive $300 in publishing money.

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3 Tools for Promoting a Book Visually (and How to Use Them)

In this age of electronic publishing and marketing, it’s easy for the self-publishing author to get so wrapped up in building a website or cultivating a social media presence that we forget about “the real world.”

As you go about setting up your visual presence, don’t overlook printed marketing materials as a valuable tool in building your image in the community. Readers, book sellers and book lenders still want and need physical (as opposed to virtual/online) informational materials. Here, we address three of the most popular and effective tools authors can use to promote their books, and how to get the most mileage from them.

  1. Bookmarks. It’s perhaps the most obvious yet overlooked book promotion tool available: a glossy, full-color bookmark with your book cover image, synopsis and all the information a reader needs to order. Bookmarks are ideal for promoting your book at book fairs, signing events, or even non-book-related public events where there’s a large concentration of people eager for freebies and samples (think festivals, home shows, county fairs, etc.). It’s easy to keep a stack of bookmarks in your pocket to hand out when the opportunity arises.
  2. Postcards. A postcard is perfect for announcing your new book, along with publicizing book awards, positive reviews or sales milestones. To make the most of this stand-out marketing tool, gather a top-notch mailing list of TV, radio, newspaper and magazine editors and programmers, library and bookstore contacts, schools, colleges and universities, and other book-related organizations. By mailing out 200 or more pieces at once, you’ll get the best postage rates and hit all your potential targets in one fell swoop.
  3. Book Posters. Bookstores and libraries display attractive book posters all the time, beckoning readers to find your book while they’re in a place where they can buy it or check it out. It might also be a good idea to speak to owners of local coffee shops and cafes in your area to see if you can display your poster there – in places where casual diners often like to curl up with a good book.

Of course, there are several other options for promoting your book – including press releases, which are invaluable in announcing your book, positive reviews and sales benchmarks to news outlets – so get to know all your options. That knowledge will help you better target your audience as each marketing/promotional opportunity arises.

GET THE PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS PACKAGE!

Book promotion is an essential part of the publishing process. Readers and sellers must be aware of your book before they can make the decision to purchase it. The Promotional Materials Package provides authors with all of the print materials necessary to successfully market a book. Here are five of the most popular print materials and how they can launch your author platform above all of the rest:

  • 1,000 Bookmarks – Though small, bookmarks are rather valuable and very few people throw them away.
  • 500 Business Cards – These are good for handing out at events, brand building opportunities. They are both convenient and traditional with full-color dimensions of 2″ x 2.5″.
  • 500 Postcards – These make for a quick and easy mailing that not only promotes your book but also allows you to share a quick hand-written note with family, friends, and acquaintances.
  • 250 Publication Announcements – In this day and age of email, receiving a notice in the mail has a high perceived value.
  • 25 Posters – These 11 x 17 posters are great ways to promote current events.

This package can help with achieving promotional goals. A solid author platform can encourage readers to purchase your book. Click here to find out more about the Promotional Materials Package and learn how to realize your true marketing potential by aiding in the building of that platform.

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3 Ways to Create the Best Book Possible

Sitting down and writing your book – giving it your all, creatively – is only the first step in creating a high-quality book. (Some would argue it’s not even the most important step!) In order to attract readers, you must also deliver those carefully-chosen words in a tidy little package that captures their attention, and their imaginations.

This need not be cost-prohibitive, either. There are a few elements that are both essential to the self-publishing author and yet cost-effective to the process. That is, each of these high-quality book elements will likely pay for itself with an increase in sales when the book is made visible through a few of the most common and popular selling venues.

  1. Editing. To go to press without some level of editing is risky at best. Typos and grammatical errors tend to be invisible to the writer but, sadly, readers will see them. Worse, they’ll instantly make a judgment about the merits of your story based on those errors, no matter how compelling the rest of your book is. A professional editor will eliminate costly errors and suggest clearer language that will help you grab a reader’s attention and gain their respect.
  2. Custom Cover. In order to compel readers to open your book in the first place, the cover must grab attention. Custom cover design will help set your book apart from the pack, giving you an edge in selling. A smart cover design will also instantly set the proper tone for your book and impart information that will attract the right readers – readers who will appreciate your story and your style!
  3. Formatting. Once you’ve hooked your audience, nothing enhances their enjoyment of your words more than the appropriate formatting – it’s an art in and of itself. Professional formatting makes your words more attractive, readable and professional looking. With the proper formatting, readers who were hooked by your cover art are encouraged to keep turning those beautiful pages. And once they’ve read your book, they’ll be more likely to buy your next one.

Outskirts Press makes it easy for a first-time self-publishing author to pull all of these elements together to get a beautiful, professional self-published book, even on a tight budget.

Are you ready to make your book the best it can be?

GET $300 OF 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 MADMONEYAUG14 and start publishing today!

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“I would like to give my compliments on your service and how Brie pushed me through the process. She was the best part of my publishing experience with Outskirts Press. I do have two other titles that I hope to publish by the end of the year. You were so instrumental in helping me accomplish a lifelong dream. The kindness during that process will never be forgotten.”

Patricia Vuillemot has a background in finance, marketing, and publishing. Over the years she has worked as a ghostwriter and a syndicated restaurant review columnist. A native of Illinois, Patricia makes her home on an acre of country land outside of Chicago with her husband and children.

Theresa is an exquisitely beautiful investigative reporter for the Chicago Daily Watch, but her perfect world is shaken when she finds that her handsome and charming husband is physically abusive-and has ties to the Chicago mafia.
After a nasty divorce, Theresa escapes Chicago and rents a lakeside cabin in Wisconsin. There she finds a golden ring and is startled to discover that she is able to glimpse scenes from the past. Her flashbacks of the 1920s reveal the private details of Al Capone’s life as seen through the eyes of a victim of the Chicago mob. Theresa’s journey takes her on a path that only fate can execute. Is the discovery of the Band of Gold the end-or the beginning of a new life?
- Patricia Vuillemot, author of Band of Tears

 

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Last Chance for 3X Author Copies!

Now is the perfect time to finish up your work and get published today! Take advantage of the incredible offer of receiving 3X Author Copies now until July 31 when you order today with the promotion code 3XJULY14.

Authors beginning their self-publishing process are eligible to receive three times as many free author copies with their respective self-publishing package. To receive the promotion, simply purchase the Diamond or Pearl publishing package by July 31, 2014. 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.

Now through July 31, simply click here to add one of the publishing packages to your cart, enter the promotion code 3XJULY14 and receive your free copies. Don’t delay, only a couple days remaining!

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