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Vote Now For the Best “Show Me Your Love” Video!

heart-bigIn celebration of the month of love, Outskirts Press has been “sharing the love” and inviting its family of successfully published authors to do the same. During the month of February, we asked our ‘fans’ to create a 1-3 minute video showing their love for Outskirts Press and their self-publishing book. The video submissions have been collected, the best of them have been posted on our Facebook Page, and the “likes” have been tabulated.

Now it’s time for you to vote for the winner of “Show Me Your Love” and the free laptop!

From among all the submissions we received, the top videos are presented below. Simply vote for your favorite in the polling box below the last video. The polls will be open until end-of-business on Thursday, February 26th. The winner will be announced on Friday, February 27th.

Because it was so close this year, we have decided to include 4 videos and let you decide on the winner. Good luck to the four finalists. And thank you to all our wonderful authors who took the time to submit their videos:

Now, without further ado…

VIDEO #1: Jokima Hiller, co-author of The RevPar Formula

VIDEO #2: Martha Gabour Manuel, author of Murder On False River and Political Treason

VIDEO #3: Eunice Welch, author of Victorious Living Growing In Christ

VIDEO #4: Lizzie Bowen, Future self-publishing author

 

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Author Poll: Writer Stephen L. Burkart wants your help with his cover

Stephen L. Burkart is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And he wants your help deciding his book cover.

Book Summary

The President-Elect Is the Greatest Danger to the United States

When covert ops director John Darque receives a mysterious package from a former adversary, he suspects the worst, but the box contains items more dangerous than even he could have imagined… they indicate that the President-Elect of the United States, Thomas Jefferson Davis, is a mole whose rise to power has been carefully nurtured for more than 30 years as part of a Russian plot to overthrow the US government. Darque’s organization must first determine if Davis is a threat to the US, and, if so, are others also involved in the plan. The greatest challenge, however, still lies ahead: once a conspiracy is uncovered, Darque must formulate a scheme to thwart the Russian coup, but in a way that casts no suspicion on Davis, in order to protect the American people. If the conspiracy evolves undeterred, World War III is imminent. Eliminating the threat will require all of Darque’s ingenuity and expertise to prevent the overthrow of America from within. The Orchestration is a gripping thriller in the tradition of great espionage novels.

About the Author

Stephen L. Burkart spent the majority of his 22-year military career in Europe as a counterintelligence agent, during and immediately following the Cold War. He has in-depth personal experience of intelligence work during the 1980s, often referred to as “the decade of the spies.” He now lives in Ohio. The Orchestration is his first novel.

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

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Posted by on February 13, 2015 in Survey Poll, Uncategorized

 

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Author Poll: Writer Joe Burgess wants your help with his cover

Joe Burgess is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And he wants your help deciding his book cover.

Book Summary

Paddling the Sea of Cortez – 800 Miles of Mind, Body, and Spirit

In the beginning, the three young men believed they could accomplish their goal. A few weeks later they thought all was lost. In the end, only two people would be left to paddle the Sea of Cortez…

The concept of The Trip began with two young men, Steve and Rusty. Their goal? A 6,000-mile paddling excursion down the coast of Mexico, living primarily off land and sea—a trip that would require skill and experience. The year was 1977, and with the generational freedom of self-expression, Steve and Rusty were feeling the call of adventure. They invited Joe Burgess to be the third member of their team, even though he had no experience paddling. Joe believed that his strength would be more mental than physical, to face the cultural and language barriers as his part of the team concept. But what he discovered were obstacles he hadn’t considered—and a journey that would change all their lives.

About the Author

Joe Burgess grew up in Duarte, California, where he attended Citrus College and Humboldt State University. He met his wife Penne in Bishop, and they eventually settled in Carson City, Nevada, with their two children. The Trip is a true story and Joe Burgess’ debut novel.

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

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Posted by on February 11, 2015 in Survey Poll, Uncategorized

 

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Author Poll: Writer Kas Sobey wants your help with her cover

Kas Sobey is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And she wants your help deciding her book cover.

Book Summary

A delightful tale of a turtle who was born to a family of ducks.

When Henry the Turtle is abandoned as an egg in an all-duck community, it causes quite a stir! A caring mother duck quickly adopts the egg, keeping it warm and safe, and every duck in the community awaits its hatching with wonderment and awe.

Henry the Turtle is a loving testament to the power of family, with a simple yet timeless message: There are no limits to what caring and nurturing can do for all living creatures. Follow Henry the Turtle as he finally meets his adopted duck family in this beautifully illustrated story that will appeal to young children everywhere!

About the Author

Kas Sobey has always had a genuine fascination for all living creatures. She was inspired to write Henry the Turtle by a SoulCollage® project she was working on, creating a card of images. Kas lives near Valley Forge in Pennsylvania and enjoys writing, cooking, traveling, and walking in nature. She is a certified practicing hypnotherapist and coach and works with children, adolescents, and adults. She also is a SoulCollage® facilitator and offers workshops. If you liked this tender tale, please like her Facebook page. About the Illustrator: Marit Skelton lives in the Southeastern area of Pennsylvania, where she thrives on nature, creativity, and many other activities. Marit prefers to work with pencil, pen and ink, colored and watercolor pencils, as well as watercolor markers for her artwork, which includes illustrating. She can be reached at marit.skelton@yahoo.com.

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

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Posted by on February 9, 2015 in Survey Poll, Uncategorized

 

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Author Poll: Writer Robert Martin wants your help with his cover

Robert Martin is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And he wants your help deciding his book cover.

Book Summary

Abdul Karmar, aka “The Eastman,” is a well-educated hired gun of mixed Tuareg and Arab descent whose loyalties lie with the highest bidder. He moved to Libya to find a better life, and although he didn’t care for the country’s leader, he didn’t care for the “West men” either-earning him his nickname. The Eastman is also a huge fan of American westerns. He meets Sam Randall, an American Cov Ops agent, one night while on assignment in Bagdad, and their paths will cross again years later when Randall’s wife is kidnapped in the United States.

The Eastman is a fast-paced thriller-a multifaceted novel whose unpredictable plot spans the globe. The constantly changing landscape and diverse cast of characters result in a surprising and suspenseful debut novel, peppered with a distinctive Old West flavor.

About the Author

Robert Martin has published several pieces for both professional and literary sources. A gifted storyteller and a native of Texas, Martin adds the allure of movie heroes of the Old West to his writing. The Eastman is his first novel.

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

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Posted by on January 29, 2015 in Survey Poll, Uncategorized

 

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Author Poll: Writer Darlene Hancock wants your help with her cover

Darlene Hancock is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And Darlene wants your help deciding her book cover.

Book Summary

Bugdom

Where in the world did Mamy come from? Are those crows really going to eat the Bugdom inhabitants? Oh, and what about Razz, is he going to be the winner of the competition? The answers to all these questions are inside so, GOOOOOOOOOOOOO for it! These are tales about an insect community called the Bugdom. No two are alike, and they all share in a “lesson learned” philosophy that is revealed by their own Bumblebug Bob at the end of each tale.

About the Author

Darlene is a nurse by profession, and has always been very creative. She loves painting, making jewelry, scrapbooking life’s adventures, photography ,gardening, reading, and the list goes on and on. The inspiration for her stories comes from her family that she holds very dear, and nature, both beautiful, and unpredictable.

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

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Posted by on January 28, 2015 in Survey Poll, Uncategorized

 

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Author Poll: Writers Dr. Hamisu Salihu and Priyanshi Patel want your help with their cover

Dr. Hamisu Salihu and Priyanshi Patel are self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And they want your help deciding their book cover.

Book Summary

Scoring High on the New MCAT

The purpose of this book is to help examinees that will be sitting for the new MCAT test format as from Spring 2015 to prepare for the sections on Social and Behavioral Sciences which encompass psychological, social, and biological foundations of behavior. The questions in the new sections are based on knowledge of important introductory psychology and sociology concepts that relate to mental processes and behavior. The new changes expect acquisition of information and skills in areas that were previously not tested on MCAT. There is also the realization that the 21st Century medical student and doctor need to be knowledgeable not only about facts related to disease, but equally important, about the psycho-social environment that interacts with the individual patient to produce or mitigate disease. The book is titled “MCAT Pioneers” because we are happy and proud to be pioneers in utilizing a biopsycho-social (BPS) lens to assist MCAT applicants in understanding and integrating the concept of health and disease as a product of the inter-play among biological (e.g., genetic/epigenetic, molecular, cellular and hormonal), psychological (e.g., our thoughts, perceptions, attitudes, reactions and behaviors) and social (e.g., institutional, cultural, political and socio-economic) environments. This yields a comprehensive and unified multi-factorial approach to health and disease thus preparing the future medical student to draw on this understanding in his/her interactions with and management of patients within a context rather than in isolation. Above all, the book will aid examinees who aim to achieve high scores in the new MCAT format.

About the Authors

Dr. Hamisu Salihu is a Professor at Baylor College of Medicine. He is a world renowned expert in the field of medicine and medical research. He has over 300 scholarly publications. Priyanshi Patel is a pre-med student at the University of South Florida who worked with Dr. Salihu to produce the book.

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

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Posted by on January 12, 2015 in Survey Poll, Uncategorized

 

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