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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!


From The Horns Of The Bull To The USA

by Hector Espinosa

(5 Stars – 2 Customer Reviews)

Price: $14.95

Hector Espinosa’s “From The Horns Of The Bull To The USA.” Written from the heart, a true life story vividly crafted since the age of three while living in Colombia, with the unimaginable odds of surviving perils and sickness. Subsequently, with those experiences, a history of determination, drama, and love since immigrating to the United States in 1960.

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Top 10 Best-Selling Books in Self-Publishing for April 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 April 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 April 2015 were:








Congratulations to our best-selling authors for the month of April 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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Get Your Self-Published Book Reviewed by Professionals Today!

As a self-published author, you need book reviews to complement your book, but you may not have the time to handle all of the details. As a published Outskirts Press author, you don’t have to! With our Book Review Submission Service, you can relax while we do all of the “heavy lifting” for you.

We have located and vetted book reviewers who have all shown the tendency to review alternatively/self-published books. Your book will be submitted to reviewers like:

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In addition to receiving a complimentary copy of your book, the reviewers will also receive a professional cover letter, a copy of your press release, and your sales sheet. We take care of all of that for you, including sending the review copy!

Reviews can take approximately 2-4 months (but can take longer) and are typically posted by the reviewers on their own website or blog. As always, remember that no one (including the author nor Outskirts Press) has any control over whether the book reviewer chooses to write a review, decides to share a review that is written, or what the review will say (positive or negative).

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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!


Doc Wore Grey

by Archie (Ken) Shipe

Price: $9.95

Archie (Ken) Shipe’s “Doc Wore Grey” is written by a direct descendant of Doc’s, Archie Ken Shipe. The story is a mixture of fiction and non-fiction. Doc fought from “Bull Run” to Appomattox for the Confederacy without a scratch and retired as a riverboat captain on the Potomac River.

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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2014 Outskirts Press EVVY Award Finalists Announced

The EVVY Awards are widely acclaimed for recognizing excellence in independently published books. Offered every year, these awards are sponsored by the Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA), and judged by a panel of professionals on a qualitative scale of merit in nineteen different categories.

Each year, Outskirts Press officially nominates a small percentage of the books published during the year for submission to the EVVY Awards. Since a nomination is the first step toward receiving the Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award, the standards are exceedingly high; we nominated fewer than 5% of the books we published in 2014. These nominations represent the very best of our publications as determined by Outskirts Press executives and members of the production teams.

Outskirts Press official nominees and winners receive additional exposure of their books in featured Outskirts Press marketing channels, including our blog, social media networks, and in our email newsletters. The winners are announced during an awards ceremony hosted by the Colorado Independent Publishers Association on August 22, 2015.

Congratulations to this year’s Official Outskirts Press 21st Annual EVVY Award nominees, presented alphabetically below:

As a result of being nominated for the 21st Annual EVVY Awards, these Outskirts Press authors have taken the first step toward winning the coveted Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award. Three of the nominees above who subsequently win an EVVY Award during the CIPA banquet this coming August will be selected as Semi-Finalists for our annual Best Book of the Year Award and its $1,500 Grand Prize. Stay tuned.

Wouldn’t you like to win an extra $1,500, and bragging rights as the author of the best book of the year published by Outskirts Press? Start publishing now and your book could be in the running for the “Best Book of the Year Award” for 2015 and its $1,500 grand prize. For more information on rules and eligibility, click here: Best Book of the Year Award.

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Mishmah Al Aziz is a retired mathematics educator, administrator, consultant, and writing instructor. He was an editor of the metaphysical handbook L ‘ Initiation and also served as managing editor of Ariadne’s Web. Although The Philosopher’s Tears is his first book of poetry to be published, Mishmah has been writing poems since his preteen years.

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Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Dorothy Sweet Calhoun

Each week, we celebrate one of our successful self-publishing authors in our Self-Publishing Author Spotlight. This week Outskirts Press proudly features Dorothy Sweet Calhoun, author of several books through Outskirts Press. Learn more about Dorothy Sweet Calhoun and her educational works in this week’s Self-Publishing Author Spotlight.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
After thirty-five years as a teacher, Dorothy Sweet Calhoun began her new career as a writer, which has allowed her to continue pursuing her educational and teaching interests. She believes that a child’s success in adulthood begins with being taught powerful, positive concepts and about consequences very early in life. In addition to teaching, Dorothy wrote curriculum and served as an assistant principal. She was named Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, awarded All American Scholar, and honored twice as an Unsung Hero. Dorothy continues to serve her community and her church, and often serves her school as a substitute teacher.

The Princesses of Arvally
The two princesses have come of age, and it’s time for everyone in the land of Arvallay to celebrate. But there’s one problem: Princess Thenia loves the color pink and wants everything at the celebration to be pink, and Princess Mykel loves blue and wants everything to be blue. The king turns to the boys and girls of Arvallay for help. How they solve the problem saves the day for the young princesses and teaches them valuable lessons they will remember forever.
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Hardback
Format: 8 x 10 color casebound glossy, 21 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (June 24, 2014)
ISBN: 9781478731757
Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Prejudice & Racism

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Six Bees for Children
This book is a collection of “Educational Wisdoms” and guiding principles for all children in grades K – 5. Over the years, as parents and teachers, we have made great efforts to teach our children these wisdoms and principles. With some we have been successful and with others not as much so. This hands-on treasure will be a valuable tool to any parent, grandparent, teacher in the classroom, and especially home school parents who foster great one-on-one learning. In addition, young children as well as older children can learn much from this terrific book, which might help to inspire success, build personal development and more self-esteem at the childrens’ various levels of maturity.
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Paperback
Format: 8.5 x 8.5 color, 28 pages
ISBN: 9781478731757
Hardback
Format: 8 x 10 color casebound glossy, 28 pages
ISBN: 9781478732877
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Aug 3, 2012)
Genre: JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Issues / Manners & Etiquette

Why Dinosaurs Are ExtinctWhy are dinosaurs extinct? This whimsical story for ages eight and up answers that question with a fictional twist on the beloved Bible story of Noah and the Ark. This unique and colorful book will inspire young imaginations while helping children build a strong Godly character.
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Hardback
Format: 8 x 10 color casebound glossy, 29 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (June 25, 2014)
ISBN: 9781478731764
Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Religious / Christian / Learning Concepts

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School Behavioral Issues In The USA
This book is from the author’s perspective as a veteran educator. It is intended to offer some insight, and stir minds to want to arrive at behavioral solutions, more suggestions, and more discussions concerning our children. Also, to help generate a measure of help for students, parents, school districts, and America’s communities.
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Product details…

Paperback
Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream, 56 pages
ISBN-10: 1478751983
ISBN-13: 978-1478751984
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Aug 14, 2015)

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Book Reviews and The Importance to Self-Published Authors

There’s more to marketing your self-published book than press releases, book tours and social media marketing. These tools are valuable and effective, but don’t overlook the value of “passive” marketing tools, such as book reviews.

As consumers, we rely heavily on word of mouth before we invest our hard-earned dollars in anything – and books are no exception. Readers have millions of choices in books, and they want to choose the right one. What other people say about your book can get potential buyers to take notice.

With that in mind, it’s vital for a self-published author to be seen by the right audience and get that valuable review. Outskirts Press authors who don’t want to do all of the “heavy lifting” themselves can take a simple path; let us do all the work for you with the Book Review Submission Service, which puts your book directly into the hands of 10 book reviewers vetted by Outskirts Press. As always, remember that no one (including the author nor Outskirts Press) has any control over whether the book reviewer chooses to write a review, decides to share a review that is written, or what the review will say (positive or negative).

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