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Limited Time! Outskirts Press Published Authors Receive 10% Off First Chapter Plus Today!

As a published author, one of your goals may be to get your book into a library or independent bookstore. Now’s the time to buckle-down further and introduce your book to libraries, bookstores, media, reviewers, bloggers and readers — and do so at a reduced price!

This is where First Chapter Preview Library Distribution comes in. Through Friday only, Outskirts Press published authors can enjoy priceless exposure this service provides for 10% off the regular price with the promotion code FCP10JULY.

First Chapter Preview Library Distribution promotes your book with a full-color, quarter-page ad along with a free preview of your first chapter so that libraries, bookstores, buyers, readers and reviewers can discover your book.

With this valuable option, your book cover, synopsis, pricing information and ordering details will run for three consecutive months in First Chapter Plus, a monthly catalog where prospective book buyers can download and preview the first chapter of your book. Readers have at their fingertips all the information they need to order copies of your book.

Note that the quarter-page ad (a sample is shown below) includes a full-color image of your book cover, synopsis information, title information and a link to the first chapter of your book. Buyers are more inclined to buy your book when they can preview the first chapter in advance, and when the buying process is simple and convenient.

The best part (in addition to the limited time discount) is that Outskirts Press handles all of the details for you: We create a PDF file of your first chapter, complete the submission for you, and send you the First Chapter Plus catalog via email as soon as your ad appears.

Take advantage of this concierge-level service at any time, but the 10% discount is only available for a limited time. Enter the promotion code: FCP10JULY today!

 

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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!


Falling

by C.S. Wadlington

(5 Stars – 7 Customer Reviews)

Price: $16.95

C.S. Wadlington’s “Falling.” Nycole Spencer was picture perfect until she met Blake Ellis. Neither of them expected to go down a dark path – but a sexy stranger and a manipulative ex wreaked havoc with their budding romance. Forced to deal with her past and a web of lies in the present, Nycole finds her future in peril.

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 June 2014

Outskirts Press, the fastest-growing full-service self-publishing and book marketing company, is pleased to announce its top ten best-selling titles for June 2014, 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 June 2014 were:










Congratulations to our best-selling authors for the month of June 2014!

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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Outskirts Press Self-Publishing Authors Take Top Spots in ForeWord’s 2013 IndieFab Awards

Looking for that next sizzling summer read? We can recommend a few that now have the official ForeWord stamp of approval. Outskirts Press self-published authors have taken several top spots in the ForeWord Reviews 2013 IndieFab Awards! Our independently published authors made us proud once again, garnering 11 finalist nominations in the adult fiction, adult non-fiction and children’s book genres.

The annual ForeWord IndieFab Awards has for the past 15 years recognized the best in independent/self-published books. Winners are awarded cash prizes, along with priceless industry recognition that helps indie authors continue to make connections with readers and publishing insiders. More than 1,300 entries in 62 categories were considered for the awards, which represent the very best in small publishing offerings. Congratulations to the following Outskirts Press authors for your recognition in the 2013 awards!

Adult Fiction

Sleight of Hand: Shadow GamesFantasy

Finalist: Sleight of Hand: Shadow Games by Jennifer Fales

Action & Adventure

Finalist: Sleight of Hand: Shadow Games

The Poison Ring by Freddie RemzaMulticultural

Finalist: The Poison Ring by Freddie Remza

Michael Divine: The Fallen by T.J. RichardsGeneral

Finalist: Michael Divine: The Fallen by T.J. Richards

Future Prometheus: Emergence & Evolution by J.M. EricksonScience Fiction

Honorable Mention: Future Prometheus: Emergence & Evolution by J.M. Erickson

Adult Non-Fiction

Moving Mountains by James WildeAdventure & Recreation

Finalist: Moving Mountains: How the Dream to Climb the Seven Summits Transformed into the Charity Global H2O by James Wilde, Madalena Moreira de Sa (editor), Janne Flostrand (illustrator), Madara Repse (photographer), and Chris Wooten (designer)

Viva Laughter! by Patrick ShannonHumor

Silver: Viva Laughter! by Patrick Shannon

Rational Polemics: Tackling the Ethical Dilemmas of Life by Richard Todd DevensPhilosophy

Honorable Mention: Rational Polemics: Tackling the Ethical Dilemmas of Life by Richard Todd Devens

A Nantucket Experience: A Year in the Life of a Wash Ashore by Shellie DunlapTravel Essays

Finalist: A Nantucket Experience: A Year in the Life of a Wash Ashore by Shellie Dunlap

Children’s

Angel and Brie by Barbara LopuszynskiJuvenile Fiction

Bronze: Angel and Brie by Barbara Lopuszynski

Later Gator, In a While Crocodile by Mike Fortunato and Shannon Parish (illustrator)Picture Books, Early Reader

Finalist: Later Gator, In a While Crocodile by Mike Fortunato and Shannon Parish (illustrator)

Do you have a potential award-winning book inside of you, yearning to get out? Let Outskirts Press guide you to realizing your book publishing dream!

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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!


Lucinda

by Anna Alra DerSarkisian

(4.5 Stars – 4 Customer Reviews)

Price: $10.95

Anna Alra DerSarkisian’s “Lucinda.” An ailing widow searches for a couple to adopt her children after she’s gone. Her grandparents & twin sons, Hovan and Garo escape from Turkey in 1913. On their journey, Garo is separated from the family and lands in America, but the family settles in France. Everyone assumed Garo was killed. Forty years later, Lucinda finds her uncle, Garo. Follow their lives in this emotional story of heartaches and triumph.

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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Coming Soon: Outskirts Press’ Fandemonium Volume 4!

It’s that time of year again: the time when Outskirts Press shines the self-publishing spotlight on our Facebook friends in our annual Fandemonium collection, available soon in the Outskirts Press bookstore.Fandemonium

Each year, Fandemonium brings Outskirts Press Facebook members together to experience the joy of publishing with Outskirts Press first-hand. Facebook Fandemonium gives writers the unique opportunity to get their work published and benefit a great cause at the same time. Outskirts Press kicked off the fourth annual Fandemonium collection earlier this year, accepting hundreds of submissions of poetry, short stories, excerpts, recipes or anecdotes for free publication in Fandemonium Volume 4.

The result of this unique crowdsourcing effort is a collection of superior writing from the Outskirts Press Facebook community, the profits of which provide much-needed funding to the American Red Cross on behalf of Outskirts Press and its Facebook fans.

We’d like to thank the many writers and Facebook fans who shared their talent and good work with Outskirts Press. And an especially big tip of the hat to our Fandemonium Volume 4 finalists, who rose to the top of a very competitive field of authors. The featured authors in Fandemonium Volume 4 are:

Fandemonium Volume 4

Once again, thank you to all who submitted their work for Fandemonium. Keep an eye on the Outskirts Press blog for updates on the publication of Fandemonium Volume 4.

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How You Can Benefit From an iPad Format

The impact Apple’s iPhone, iPod and iPad have had on the book-reading public is undeniable. The iBooks app is one of the most highly regarded ebook formats on the market, and the iPhone alone accounts for more than half of all smart phone revenue in the United States. In recent years, the iPad has snagged an additional segment of the market, taking Apple technology deeper into homes, and perhaps more importantly, further into classrooms across the country via a larger, more user-friendly physical interface.

This embracing of ebook technology doesn’t mean hardcopies are out by any means, but it does give self-publishing authors new opportunities to reach book buyers in new and exciting ways. An iPhone/iPod/iPad book format holds several compelling benefits:

  • Greater exposure. The more outlets where your book is available for purchase, the greater the chances your book will be discovered and bought. With more and more schools embracing the portability of the iPad’s iBookstore in favor of a backpack full of bulky hardcopies for their students, the opportunity is greater than ever.
  • Pricing control. You are afforded total control over how much your book sells for on iBookstore. You don’t abdicate this control just because you’re taking on a new electronic format.
  • Your own imprint. You receive your own Private Label imprint and Bowker-Approved ISBN, unique for your iPad/iPhone ebook edition, and registered with Bowker in your name. Your Apple ebook edition exists completely independently of any versions of your book.
  • Direct royalties. Apple issues your royalty payments directly to you, according to their schedule. There’s no middle man to go through in order to receive royalties.
  • Your own EPUB converted file. Your EPUB file is yours to do with as you wish. You can even pursue other distribution channels independently.

An Apple sale is not only a convenient way to offer your book to a potential reader; it’s also inexpensive. And, if they like your book, they are more likely to purchase the paperback or hardback edition, too. Outskirts Press puts all these iPad format benefits at your fingertips with the Premium Edition iPad/iPhone ebook with Private Label iBooks distribution. It’s our simple, one-click solution for publishing your book as an iPad/iPhone ebook with full distribution on Apple’s exclusive iBooks bookstore in YOUR NAME.

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THE STANDARD IPAD OPTION IS ALSO AVAILABLE!

If you’ve been thinking about publishing your book on the iPad to reach the growing Apple audience, today is the time to make that move. With Outskirts Press you can also choose the iPad/iPhone Standard Edition.

Standard iPad/iPhone Edition

  • lower upfront cost
  • greater exposure
  • no-hassle, standard iBookstore retail price of $9.99
  • guaranteed royalty amount of $4.00 per copy
  • full control of your retail price
  • publish under your own name, with your own ISBN and private label
  • receive your royalties directly from Apple
  • receive a copy of the final EPUB converted file

Offering your book in Apple’s iBookstore is a great way to introduce your book to a whole new audience of potential readers. Don’t wait! You’re missing out on a HUGE market for your book!

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