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Amazon Featured Book-of-the-Week

Here’s this week’s Featured Book-of-the-Week available now on Amazon.com!


The Heart of a Poet

by Richard Ellis Shaw

(5 Stars – 3 Customer Reviews)

Price: $9.95

Richard Ellis Shaw’s “The Heart of a Poet.” Poetry is the painting of a picture and an emotion in the mind of the reader. This is a book about relationships with others, with nature, and with people met on life’s journey. If you find yourself stirred for a moment, then this poetry has been successful.

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Posted by on January 29, 2016 in Featured Book of the Week

 

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Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Bob Manuele

We take great pride in celebrating the work of our successful self-publishing authors, and we do so each week through our Self-Publishing Author Spotlight. This week we highlight self-publishing author Bob Manuele, who has published four action-packed titles with Outskirts Press.

Manuele’s action and adventure series offers readers exciting plots with plenty of twists and intrigue to keep them interested from the first in the series to the most recent fourth book. Learn more about Bob through this week’s Self-Publishing Author Spotlight.

About the Author:

After writing a well-received fan fiction story, Bob Manuele’s friends and coworkers pushed him to write an original story. The Joshua Steele series is the result of that push, which now features four books.  Bob lives in the desert southwest and works for a major airline.

cover (7)Joshua Steele: A New Reality

The first in Manuele’s action-packed series, James Steele: A New Reality introduces readers to the twice orphaned 16-year-old Joshua Steele. Joshua’s uncle is appointed his legal guardian, and suddenly his life is turned upside down and sideways.  He is told that his natural parents are alive and being held prisoner by an evil entity on another plane of existence.  However, before he can save his parents, Josh must find his siblings, about whom he knew nothing, and who live on other planes with their own adoptive families.  Josh must find and reunite his family before they are able to confront and destroy the evil infecting the universe.  The last piece of information nearly sends Josh over the edge.  The first sibling he must find is his twin brother!

Product details…
Paperback
Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream, 367 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Feb 13, 2012)
ISBN10: 1432785079
ISBN13: 9781432785079
Genre: FICTION / Fantasy / General

cover (8)Joshua Steele: A Shadow In St. Paul 

Jushua Steele: A Shadow in St. Paul follows the recently reunited twins as they refocus their attention on the search for their other missing siblings. Since the next two brothers are located on separate planes, Josh and Nick decide to split up in order to save time. Josh and Alan set off to Pedrusa and find that Glenn and the Valzor have already been hard at work turning this new plane into a maroon nightmare. Conditions on Pedrusa continue to deteriorate as Josh tries to convince a stubborn Tony to move home, to Eothes. Dusolba has poisoned the surface water and people are being ‘embedded’ into inanimate objects. Small creatures called the Minorga assist the boys. The plane experiences a storm of epic proportions as Josh’s powers escalate. The battle for Pedrusa rages. And Glenn has no intention of losing this plane like he did Lenucott. Nick and Kyle nervously head to Stolano where they enter a wondrous underground version of Minneapolis. Zack is a young genius who lives by logic and has difficulty relating with his peers. Nothing short of a miracle will convince him of his true identity. Instead of Glenn, they also must deal with Lawrence and his shadow creatures. People are being deflated and incarcerated in a unique shadow prison. Becoming desperate, Nick seeks help from the Kormish and from a most unlikely ally. Timing is of the essence as Nick’s powers continue to increase and his plan is set in place.

Product details..
Paperback
Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream, 539 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jul 24, 2013)
ISBN10: 1478706783
ISBN13: 9781478706786
Genre: FICTION / Fantasy / General

cover (9)Joshua Steele: Stardust and the Wonder Lights  

The third book keeps readers on edge and engaged as the ever growing Steele family and their friends are surprised by the news that the family is going to grow by three — and two of the triplets are girls, finally! The Steele’s and their friends find themselves in a race against time as they attempt to find the triplets and bring them home. Quantar has ordered his minions to stop the reunification before the siblings have the chance to join together in order to find their parents and face him on Tortenqua. The three planes of existence where the triplets reside have additional intrigues that must be settled before they can be rescued. The first plane finds Minneapolis to be a tropical paradise subject to periodic attacks by giant insects and reptiles. The second plane finds Minneapolis to be a rustic town with distant mountains where most of the population is imprisoned, powers of the gifted have been blocked and two boys are charged with growing enough food for the entire region. The third version of Minneapolis is akin to the Renaissance era on Eothes where a deadly plague is ravaging the population. Tensions and manipulations culminate in a gifted duel in a long forgotten cavern that harbors incomprehensible powers and horrors.

Product details…
Paperback
Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream, 699 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (May 16, 2014)
ISBN10: 1478732008
ISBN13: 9781478732006
Genre: FICTION / Action & Adventure

cover (10)Joshua Steele: White Fire 

The joy shared by the reunited Steele siblings is short-lived in Joshua Steele: White Fire. The filters protecting Eothes are breaking down as seemingly natural disasters begin to plague the unsuspecting residents of the planet compelling the Steeles and their friends into action. A shocking loss drives one member of the family to the brink of self-destruction. Reeling from the recent tragic events on Eothes, the Steeles and their friends journey to Tortenqua in order to find their parents…and Sir Quantar. Upon their arrival on Tortenqua the portal seals itself, trapping the family and their friends on the hellish plane that Quantar calls home. The foreboding landscape is only a preview to unspeakable dangers and astounding revelations. Their determination is periodically tested by horrors, fears and self-doubts. In order to survive, they will need to depend on each other as well as their individual skills and gifts. The long-awaited confrontation between Joshua Steele and Sir Quantar is finally at hand.

Product details…
Paperback
Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream, 599 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Mar 26, 2015)
ISBN10: 1478753234
ISBN13: 9781478753230
Genre: FICTION / Action & Adventure

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Posted by on January 28, 2016 in Author Spotlight, Uncategorized

 

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Author Poll: Larry W. Wessels Wants Your Help With His Cover

Larry W. Wessels is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press, and he wants your help deciding his book cover.

Book Summary

Aerial, the fastest Blue Jay. What stops him?

Aerial, a Blue Jay that is slow to learn to fly but becomes the fastest Blue Jay in the region. Tries to see just how high he can fly, but gets lost as a result!  That is where the real adventure begins.  Tired and hungry, he almost becomes dog food!  He gets pawed by a cat, caught by a little fat lady, imprisoned in a box, he remembers home and the mischief he did. He loved his family – will he ever see them again?  Then his escape and life springs eternal.   He meets the most beautiful Blue Jay he has ever seen and his heart is opened.  He makes a new home, has a new life but is haunted by his past.  Will he ever be able to connect his new life to the old?

Author Bio

Larry W. Wessels, retired Air Force pilot and middle school teacher, loves flying, loves teaching, loves wild life and loves writing about it. Air Force assignments included flying in Asia and in Europe and taking it all in. Teaching in Illinois middle school made him aware of students reading likes and dislikes.

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

Click on the thumbnail below to enlarge each cover.



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Posted by on January 27, 2016 in Survey Poll, Uncategorized

 

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5 Days Left to Get a Free Author Platform Set-Up With Your Self-Publishing Book

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Amazon Featured Book-of-the-Week

Here’s this week’s Featured Book-of-the-Week available now on Amazon.com!


The Ramblings of an Old Man

by Chef Cal Kraft and His Constant Feline Companion, Miss Kitty

(5 Stars – 5 Customer Reviews)

Price: $19.95

Chef Cal Kraft and His Constant Feline Companion, Miss Kitty’s “The Ramblings of an Old Man.” Chef Cal, a well-known personal chef and culinary instructor, initiated what became a hugely popular monthly column, “The Chef’s Corner,” for a community newsletter. In it, he shared tales about his family, his life growing up in the suburbs of New York, events within the community, recipes and, of course, Miss Kitty’s opinions. In this book, you too can re-create the memories and those foods from Chef Cal’s newsletter column.

Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time of this posting; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon.com.© Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Amazon, Amazon.com, the Amazon.com logo, and 1-Click are registered trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Amazon.com, 410 Terry Avenue N., Seattle, WA 98109-5210.
 

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Top 10 Best-Selling Books in Self-Publishing for December 2015

Outskirts Press, the fastest-growing full-service self-publishing and book marketing company, is pleased to announce its top ten best-selling titles for December 2015, 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 December 2015 were:










Congratulations to our best-selling authors for the month of December 2015!

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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Posted by on January 26, 2016 in Top 10

 

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Increase Exposure and Take Marketing to the Next Level with the Author Platform Set-up Through Social Media Option

It is vital that self-publishing authors take advantage for the ever-growing social media market as it has become one of the most important aspects of marketing a book. Through social media, authors can reach a broader audience of potential readers all while increasing their overall internet presence and exposure. 404 (1)

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