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Find Your Way to Self-Publishing That Book!

Have you ever spent an afternoon with your GPS in hand, scouring a local patch of forest, or cliffside, or slice of urban jungle in search of a container filled with obscure treasures and a logbook to record your visit? This activity, known as geocaching, is about as flexible a challenge as you could wish for. In a sense, cachers get to choose their own adventures. Experienced enthusiasts often set aside days of intensive hiking to track down elusive caches, and many cachers pride themselves on finding and leaving customized treasures. But you don’t have to be a world-record athlete to enjoy geocaching–a group of amateurs is just as likely as a club of experts to have fun hunting for a local cache. The geocacher’s code of ethics is simple: replace every item you remove from a cache with an item of your own, endanger no one, respect the land, and enjoy the journey.

Like most outdoor adventures, geocaching requires some preparation. There are the requisite necessities, like food and water, but most important of all, a cacher must first have a set of coordinates. Cache locations are logged and their locations uploaded online, allowing your GPS-enabled devices to guide you to each cache. Geocaching websites allow you to network with people all over the world, and find support or advice when you need it most.

The road to self-publishing is a lot like geocaching! No matter what your level of experience may be, there are plenty of options available for you to choose from. You dictate what success means, and you get to call the shots–but it doesn’t have to be a lonely process. Much like the world of geocaching, there are entire communities dedicated to supporting your efforts and ensuring that you achieve success on your own terms. Outskirts Press is one of those communities! We exist to help you focus in on your vision for the perfect self-published book, and to provide the resources you need to achieve it, from start to finish. Best of all, we know that the process is about you, not us, so you maintain creative control over every step of the process. Whether you’re looking for assistance with copyediting, custom cover design, or any number of marketing services, we’re here to be your go-to, cost effective solution.

You don’t have to wander endlessly in the woods, without a sense of direction. We believe in you, and are dedicated to seeing your dreams realized.

Is it time for you to follow your GPS to self-publishing?

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Posted by on October 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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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 Sad Tree and Pronuba

by Christina Steiner

(5 Stars – 7 Customer Reviews)

Price: $14.95

Christina Steiner’s “The Sad Tree and Pronuba.” A Lonely Tree and a Special Friend…The desert is a lonely place for Joshua, a tree who has never seen another tree like him. He asks everyone in his environment to help him find a companion…but although the desert loves him, nobody can help. Things change for Joshua one beautiful spring night when a tiny moth comes to visit. This exquisite story about the life-cycle relationship between the Joshua Tree and the Pronuba Moth will delight readers of all ages.

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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Submit Your Book Now For the 2014 Reader Views Literary Awards!

Don’t miss it! Tomorrow, Friday October 10 is the deadline for the 2014 Reader Views Literary Awards. We’ve blogged often about what a boon recognitions and awards can be to the marketing of your book, so don’t miss out! Outskirts Press authors can easily submit a book to this contest by clicking here.

Every year Reader Views honors exemplary books from independent self-publishers with the Literary Book Award. Is your book one that the judges will be considering?

What does a Reader Views Literary Award mean? In addition to the ability to promote your work as an “award-winning book,” there are various cash awards up for grabs worth up to $1,500!

Outskirts Press authors can hand over all the heavy lifting to us to take care of all of the submission details for them. This includes printing copies of the book for the judges, mailing those copies to the judges, paying the award submission fee and completing entry forms. This is all included with our exclusive Reader Views Book Award Submission option, which Outskirts Press published authors can order securely and conveniently with us.

Don’t wait, Tomorrow, Friday, October 10, 2014 is the deadline!

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You can save 25% by submitting your book to multiple awards contests at the same time with the exclusive Outskirts Press Book Award Submission package.

 
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Posted by on October 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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One of the World’s Greatest Book Fairs Kicks Off Today in Frankfurt

FrankfurtIt’s become an enormous annual tradition: The massive Frankfurt Book Fair kicks off today, running through October 12, and welcoming upwards of a quarter-million book industry guests from all around the world. From self-publishing authors to famous authors to agents, talent scouts and publishing giants, anyone and everyone is drawn to this massive, annual international event.

The Frankfurt International Book Fair is by far the largest and most important book fair in the world. While other international book events could exceed Frankfurt’s 250,000-plus attendance, the multi-hall, mile-long fairground in Frankfurt hosts the largest contingent of publishing professionals of any book fair anywhere, bar none.

The Frankfurt Book Fair is a meeting place for the industry’s experts: publishers, booksellers, agents, film producers and, of course, authors just like you. With more than 7,300 exhibitors from 100 countries, upward of 250,000 visitors and more than 10,000 journalists, it is the most important marketplace for books, media, rights and licenses worldwide.

The Frankfurt International Book Fair is held in mid-October annually at the Frankfurt Fair in Frankfurt, Germany. While it’s too late to get in on this year’s event, slated for October 8 through 12, we can help you get your existing and as-yet-unpublished books ready by next summer — plenty of time to take part in the 2015 Frankfurt International Book Fair!

Remember, you can save 25% on four major book events throughout the year (London, BEA, Beijing, Frankfurt) with our Global Book Tour marketing package.

Are you self-publishing a book and looking to market it during next year’s Frankfurt Book Fair? Learn more about taking your work international with Outskirts Press!

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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 Breastplate

by Shirley McCracken

(4.5 Stars – 14 Customer Reviews)

Price: $14.95

Shirley McCracken’s “The Breastplate.” An historical novel of intrigue, danger and romance. The Civil War brought them together and it would tear them apart! Beautiful Kitty Claiborne, the pampered daughter of a wealthy Senator, falls deeply in love with Lt. William Benson, attache to President Lincoln. However, she had no idea her life would change so dramatically after they were married. Could her love endure the hardships of life in a remote cabin when Will was given a special assignment?

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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Authors Can Receive a Complimentary Custom Cover For Their Books When Self-Publishing in October!

Authors Can Receive a Complimentary Custom Cover For Their Books When Self-Publishing in October!
Outskirts Press is helping authors get noticed with Custom Covers this month. Authors who publish in October receive a complimentary Custom Cover for their self-publishing book – perfect for making that book stand out above the others.

October 7, 2014 – Parker, CO – Outskirts Press, the leading self-publishing and book marketing services provider, announces a promotion that will help self-publishing authors stand out in a crowd of books. Throughout the month of October, authors who publish with Outskirts Press can receive a free Custom Cover, a valuable way to get a book noticed.

Any author wants to make the best first impression with his or her cover when it hits the shelf or is posted on the web, and an exclusive custom cover, designed specifically for that book, is probably the single most important element in making that striking first impression.

“A custom cover design not only gives authors a far greater chance for an immediately favorable response to their books,” says Outskirts Press Executive Vice President Kelly Schuknecht, “it also helps them convey a sense of the style, tone and content inside, and that too has an immediate effect on potential buyers.

A custom cover design led by a professional cover designer not only gives authors a far greater chance for an immediately favorable response to their books, it also helps them convey a sense of the style, tone and content inside, and that too has an immediate effect on potential buyers.

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This option is normally $299 but by starting today it’s complimentary! Just enter the promotion code COVEROCT14 when checking out of the shopping cart while purchasing the popular Diamond package or the full color Pearl publishing package by October 31, 2014.

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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Posted by on October 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Get Your Book Ready for the Holiday Book-Buying Season

Where did 2014 go? We’re quickly coming up on another holiday season and bracing ourselves for the book-buying spike that comes this time every year. Are you ready for it?

Make the most of readers’ eagerness to buy by getting your book in front of millions of New York Times subscribers. Ad space in the New York Times Holiday Books Edition is the key component of the Outskirts Press exclusive 2014 Holiday Marketing Bundle, but there’s much more for self-publishing authors to love about this bundle!

The Holiday Marketing Bundle is a comprehensive one-click solution that delivers valuable, limited ad space in the New York Times Holiday Books Edition, along with several additional marketing tools you need to boost your book’s visibility just in time for the biggest book-buying season of year! The secure purchase of the 2014 Holiday Marketing Bundle is the best gift you can give yourself this holiday season, and here is what it includes:

  1. Ad space in the New York Times Holiday Books Edition – What better place to advertise your book than in a publication specifically targeted to motivated book-buyers? Published each December, this special edition places your book in front of more than 4 million subscribers who are on the hunt for books to buy for themselves and their loved ones. With this cost-effective co-op ad, you’ll share space with no more than 11 other Outskirts Press books.
  2. An exclusive feature spotlight on the Outskirts Press blog – Thousands of eager readers come to our blog every day seeking the best in self-publishing. This is your opportunity to shine! Authors who select the Holiday Marketing Bundle will have the joy of seeing their books featured in a book spotlight for the day on our blog during the holiday season.
  3. Holiday Book Video Trailer and Distribution – Imagine having a holiday book video in your own marketing toolbox that you can use during the holiday season to promote your book. Even better, Outskirts Press will distribute your holiday-themed Book Video Trailer for you via YouTube, Twitter and several other major video distribution channels.
  4. Annual storage fees waived for 2015 – As our gift to you, we’ll let you skip those storage fees when they’re due next year. Use that cash for more important things – like shopping!
  5. 5 Hours of Personal Marketing Assistance – Get guidance and informed answers to your marketing questions from a book marketing professional. Your Personal Marketing Assistant will work with you to tailor a marketing plan specifically for you and your book for the holiday season – and beyond.
  6. 2015 Book Marketing Calendar – In addition to the personalized marketing plan from your Personal Marketing Assistant, we’ll provide you with a free copy of the 2015 author marketing calendar to keep your marketing on track throughout the next year.
  7. Amazon Listing Optimization – A professional Outskirts Press marketing copywriter will spruce up your book description on Amazon and other retail sites, optimizing your copy to appeal to both potential readers and search engines, just in time for the holidays. That enhanced sales copy could make the difference between decent holiday book sales and spectacular holiday book sales.

Don’t let this unique, limited holiday book marketing opportunity pass you by. This early offer is available on a first-come, first-served basis only to the first 12 authors who order.

Learn more about the 2014 Holiday Marketing Bundle and complete your purchase today.

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Posted by on October 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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