Amazon Featured Book-of-the-Week

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

Me and My Saddle-Pal

by Mickey Gilbert

(4.5 Stars – 10 Customer Reviews)

Price: $17.95

Mickey Gilbert’s “Me and My Saddle-Pal.” Crashing cars, roping wild animals in Africa and jumping off cliffs is all in a day’s work for a stuntman and actor double in hundreds of the most memorable films in Hollywood since the 1960s. Filled with humor, warmth, adventure and all the action you can handle, Me and My Saddle-Pal chronicles Gilbert’s journey into Hollywood and takes readers along for ride after wild ride as he recollects his part in the making of some of the industry’s greatest films.

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Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Thomas Noel Smith

Self-publishing authors are a diverse group, producing works that range from insightful personal memoirs to gripping thrillers to academic references and guidebooks. This week’s Self-Publishing Author Spotlight highlights the talented poet Thomas Noel Smith who’s published three diverse collections through Outskirts Press. Read on to learn more about Thomas and his works.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Thomas Noel Smith
Thomas Smith grew up as an “army brat.” He lived in France and Germany, as well as several different states. His interest in the arts developed early. He performed as a magician, and attended Ringling Brothers Clown College. He traveled for two years with a small one-ring circus as a professional clown. Thomas earned a degree in English from the University of Tampa; a degree in theatre from the University of South Florida; and an MA in directing from Chicago College of Performing Arts. Currently, he is a film actor in Florida. In addition to writing, Thomas’ interests include exploring his Irish heritage. He is currently learning Gaelic, and hopes to visit the land of his ancestors.

"Dust" and Other Poems“Dust” and Other Poems

The works in “Dust” and Other Poems are a collection of works that address the human condition, from our origins to our movement and development through time. Some of the works are heartwarming. Some are disquieting. Each poem attempts to engage the mind, touch the heart, and invigorate the spirit. Poetry is the music of life that sings of where we’ve been and inspires us to reach for a sense of perfection in our lives that we can achieve.

Product details…

Format: 6 x 9 paperback white, 89 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jan 18, 2011)
ISBN10: 1432768786
ISBN13: 9781432768782
Genre: POETRY / American / General


Words of the TimesWords of the Times

Words of the Times is a collection of works that appeal to the heart and soul of the times. These poems are written not for the Academic, but for those appreciate the music and poetry of life

Product details…

Format: 6 x 9 paperback white, 120 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jan 14, 2013)
ISBN10: 1478715316
ISBN13: 9781478715313
Genre: POETRY / American / General

Impressions and MemoriesImpressions and Memories

In Impressions and Memories, poet Thomas Smith draws on a wide array of inspirations and reflections to create a collection of poems that speak to the song burning deep within each of us. Using the rhythm, melody, and language of traditional poetic forms, these verses distill the essence of daily experience, from the beauty of the world around us to the poignant nostalgia of cherished memories. Lyrical and thoughtful, deeply felt and broadly accessible, Impressions and Memories will remind you of the richness and wonder of the world around you, and give you a moment of healing calm to refresh your spirit.

Product details…

Format: 5 x 8 paperback cream, 198 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Feb 27, 2014)
ISBN10: 1478728701
ISBN13: 9781478728702
Genre: POETRY / American / General


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Let Outskirts Press Help You Get in Front of Millions With the Google Books Preview Option

Self-publishing authors can get a tantalizing sample of their book in front of millions of readers quickly and easily with the Google Books Preview Option, available through Outskirts Press.

There are several benefits to the Google Books Preview Program that all contribute vastly to greater sales opportunities:

  • Your book instantly becomes more visible. Google Books’ Preview Program lets readers all over the world discover your book and view a preview.
  • Your book becomes more discoverable. Google scans and indexes the text of your entire book for its search engine. That means there are more words and phrases tied to your book that could lead curious readers straight to you.
  • Readers get a sneak peek. When prospective book buyers find your book on Google Books, they’re automatically given access to a limited preview of your book to further entice them to buy.
  • Links make buying easy. A series of links within your Google Books listing lead readers straight to your book with major online book retailers.

The Google Books Preview Option from Outskirts Press is an inexpensive and extremely effective way to get your book before a sizable audience of avid readers.

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Amazon Featured Book-of-the-Week

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by D. Woody Walker

(5 Stars – 2 Customer Reviews)

Price: $17.95

D. Woody Walker’s “IMPEACH!.” This book should be read by every American citizen! How can the American people impeach their President and reform the Republic’s government? How and when did the peoples’ representatives become royalty? The story has a serious message and features excitement, intrigue, plots and hopes to awaken the “Silent Majority” to demand drastic changes.

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Self-Publishing Authors Can Receive a Complimentary Custom Cover When Self-Publishing in April!

Outskirts Press is helping authors get noticed with Custom Covers this month. Authors who publish in April receive a complimentary Custom Cover for their self-publishing book – perfect for making that book stand out above the others.

April 7, 2015 – 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 April, 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 COVERAPR15 when checking out of the shopping cart while purchasing the popular Diamond package or the full color Pearl publishing package by April 30, 2015.

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.


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It’s National Poetry Month! Celebrate by Using a Poetry Formatting Kit to Publish Your Own Book

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
It’s National Poetry Month –
What’s a self-publishing poet to do?

Celebrate, that’s what! Founded by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is held every April. Together, schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers and poets all across the country celebrate poetry and its vital place in American arts culture through a variety of events, from poetry readings to full-fledged festivals. It’s only fitting to choose this month as the time to contribute your own verses to the art of poetry – and it’s much easier than you might think!

With help from Outskirts Press, you have the power to quickly and easily publish a fully-formatted, professionally-designed volume of your works with our affordable and convenient Poetry Formatting Kit. Formatting elements like justification, centering, page spreads, margins, page numbering, graphical elements, and title drops – elements that can take a writer a great deal of time to set up – are done for you, allowing you to simply cut and paste your work into a pre-formatted document.
Each Poetry Formatting Kit comes with two document files:

Use the “Easy” file …

  • as building blocks to add more pages
  • move poems around
  • add or replace included graphics
  • further customize your book however you want

Or use the “Easier” file …

  • to simply cut and paste up to 30 poems directly into the file
  • add each respective title above each of your poems
  • accommodate a wide variety of poetry lengths

When you’re ready to publish your book of poetry, you will have a beautiful, professionally-formatted and print-ready manuscript (in 6×9 trim) to submit as-is for high-quality black/white printing.

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When Caring Takes Courage by Mara Botonis Virtual Book Tour

For many self-publishing authors, it can be a challenge to come up with creative ways to market a self-published book. While book tours are a great way to connect with readers, they may not be cost-effective, especially if you want to reach a nationwide audience. However, technology makes it possible for authors to reach a larger audience, without all of the costly travel.

Take note from self-publishing Outskirts Press author, Mara Botonis, who is taking her latest book, When Caring Takes Courage, on tour – a virtual book tour, that is. She will be featured on several blogs over the weeks and months ahead so keep your eyes peeled to learn more about her and her book.

Luckily for us, Mara was kind enough to answer a few questions as the tour was getting started so that we can give you a sneak peek into the mind of the creator of When Caring Takes Courage.

When Caring Takes Courage book cover

OP: Tell us a little bit about When Caring Takes Courage. What is it about?

MB: This highly interactive guide lets readers modify the menu of tips to best suit their unique needs when it comes to everyday challenges such as bathing, toileting, managing medications and dealing with difficult behaviors.  When Caring Takes Courage also eases the emotional pain of Alzheimer’s by supporting caregivers in carving out more moments of connection to help protect and preserve the unique relationship and life journey readers and their loved ones were on together before onset of this devastating disease.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

MB: After twenty nine years in healthcare, working throughout the United States in the senior housing industry, Mara’s life and career trajectory was forever changed when a close family member was stricken with Alzheimer’s.  Her everyday work at the national level alongside families coping with the impact of Alzheimer’s/dementia as well as countless medical and healthcare professionals specializing in this disease offered unparalleled opportunities to learn from their collective expertise.

OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?

MB: The book is for anyone impacted by the heartache of Alzheimer’s/dementia.  Caregivers, family members, friends, and professional care staff (aides, nurses, activity therapists) will all find something in the book that will support them in creating the best possible day for themselves and persons living with Alzheimer’s/dementia.  The book is especially helpful for spouses and adult children caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s at home.

OP: What is special about your book?  What differentiates it from other books in the same category?

MB: When Caring Takes Courage is unique in that it combines helpful tips from a national pool of hundreds of healthcare professionals, along with favorite “failure-free” solutions from scores of family caregivers. This book culls the most effective caregiving strategies widely utilized in dementia care today, arranging them in an easily accessible and understandable way.

3 books in 1, this volume includes:

  • Helpful Tips from Hundreds of Healthcare Professionals
  • Favorite “Failure Free” Solutions from Countless Family Caregivers
  • Over 700 Alzheimer’s Adapted Activity Ideas

OP: Thanks for your time, Mara! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!

When Caring Takes Courage Author Mara BotonisABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Mara’s passion and life’s work has always been to support families in finding hope and happiness on a day-to-day basis in the face of this devastating disease. She often cites the influence of her beloved Grandfather, Bill, as the inspiration for her commitment to those coping with the impact of Alzheimer’s.

Mara continues to be a sought after speaker and valued partner in caregiving for families affected by Alzheimer’s/dementia as she shares her positive and empowering message.

Her company, Biography Based Care, offers Alzheimer’s caregivers the resources they need to create better, brighter days.



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This author purchased the Virtual Book Tour marketing option, which allows self-publishing authors to connect with bloggers and harness the power of the blogosphere by taking their book on the “virtual road”.  Learn more about this service by visiting your Publishing Center and reviewing the available marketing options.

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