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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!


Prairie Echoes

by Suzanne Kee

(5 Stars – 2 Customer Reviews)

Price: $9.95

Suzanne Kee’s “Prairie Echoes.” Here is a poetic album spanning a lifetime of curiosity, puzzlement, appreciation and love. Haven’t we all occasionally wanted time to stand still – a story to go on and on, a loved one to live forever. Somewhere among these pages you may discover your own way to bring these things about through verse. The poet has seized upon moments of reflection before they escaped, and captured and groomed them like stray pets.

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Posted by on November 21, 2014 in Featured Book of the Week, Uncategorized

 

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Author Poll: Writer Richard Bloomer wants your help with his cover

Richard Bloomer is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And he wants your help deciding his book cover.

Book Summary

Reading, writing, spelling and learning problems are the major life time focus of Dr. Richard H. Bloomer Ed.D., Educator, Neuropsychologist. An Emeritus Professor of Educational Psychology from University of Connecticut, he has labored for over half a century to apply scientific neuropsychological principles to assist youngsters to learn to read, and spell, and to develop prescriptive treatments for those with unique learning and attention problems.

Beyond developing successful classroom reading teaching programs for beginning learners, Professor Bloomer has developed focused neuropsychological assessment tools which probe deeply and pinpoint difficulties in children’s learning processes. Based on this unique information, he has developed specific neuropsychological prescriptive techniques, based upon the individual child’s skills, for resolving those learning and attention disabilities effecting an individual child’s school progress.

Dr. Bloomer’s scholarly interests include Learning Disabilities, Hyperekplexia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and William’s syndrome. His Vita marks extensive work in the neuroanatomy of reading and learning, the evolution of the nervous system, neuroanatomy of emotions, the color vision system, vascular disorders and the structure and functions of the cerebellum, and the theory of neurocognitive measurement.

About the Author

Professor Bloomer has taught courses in Psychology of Learning, School Psychology, Measurement and Evaluation, and Reading Methods, for thirty nine years; at the University of Wichita; the State University of New York at Geneseo; the George Washington University; and The University of Connecticut; where he was Director of School Psychology and Director of Internship Training at the A. J. Pappanikou Center for Rehabilitation and Special Education.

Beyond his Doctorate in Educational Psychology and Measurement from the University of Southern California, Dr. Bloomer also holds a Post Doctoral Certificate in Neuropsychology from the Fielding Institute, and a Post Doctoral Masters degree in Clinical Psychopharmacology form the Massachusetts School of Psychological Practice. Dr. Bloomer is Board Certified in Psychological Services by the American College of Forensic Examiners, (ABPS), and a Fellow of the American College of Advanced Psychological Practice, (FACAPP). And a Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners International (FACFEI).

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Posted by on November 20, 2014 in Survey Poll, Uncategorized

 

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Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Carolyn J. Sweers

Outskirts Press is regularly impressed with the creativity of our self-publishing authors. It takes a great deal of discipline and devotion to produce a book — much less several! Today we tip our hat to a woman who has channeled that creativity into three non-fiction books.

This week’s spotlight author is Caroyln J. Sweers. Carolyn has produced three books centered around mind, body and spirit. Learn more about the author and her literary journey here.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Carolyn J. Sweers is by temperament and training a philosopher. Early experiences of a mystic Silence led to a life long quest to find places where the silence lurked and to find the words that point, that clarify, that remind.

Earth, Air, Fire, Water: Recollections of an Iowa ChildhoodEarth, Air, Fire, Water: Recollections of an Iowa Childhood

“I grew up on an Iowa farm in the 40’s and 50’s. I was fortunate to have a lot of leisure time for contemplating the land, the sky, the growing seasons, the work that humans did, as well as the reality of death. The seeds of the philosopher I was to become were sown early, as I observed the world of my rural childhood. These recollections were originally written in 1985 and extensively revised in 2014.” Carolyn Sweers

Product details…
Paperback
Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream, 107 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jul 31, 2014)
ISBN10: 1478738952
ISBN13: 9781478738954
Genre: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Gaia & Earth Energies

BORDERLINES: On Words and SilenceBORDERLINES: On Words and Silence

Words have many uses but are rarely given much thought. These little selections play with words, evoke new possibilities, and remind of a Silence with which the spirit can commune.

Product details…
Paperback
Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream, 115 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Sep 11, 2014)
ISBN10: 1478742518
ISBN13: 9781478742517
Genre: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Mysticism

Thought Bites: Some Philosophy SnacksThought Bites: Some Philosophy Snacks

The book provides opportunities for thinking for the sake of thinking. It poses questions and makes thought-provoking observations. It is an invitation to reflect on a variety of philosophical issues such as personal identity, time, death, appearance and reality, God, choices and hopes. The author shares Socrates’ view that it is better to think about important issues than to neglect them.

Product details…
Paperback
Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream, 129 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Oct 07, 2014)
ISBN10: 1478743581
ISBN13: 9781478743583
Genre: PHILOSOPHY / General

 

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Posted by on November 20, 2014 in Author Spotlight

 

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Amazon-Branded Featured Book-of-the-Week Option Offers 3 Key Benefits to Self-Publishing Authors

One of the biggest marketing challenges for authors is generating awareness about their book. Readers have to know a book exists in order to buy it. Outskirts Press offers self-publishing authors a book marketing option that puts a self-publishing author’s book in front of thousands of potential buyers: The Amazon-Branded Featured Book-of-the-Week.

The Amazon-branded Featured Book-of-the-Week options is a direct marketing campaign to thousands of recipients, all readers, writers and professionals. The email features the featured book’s cover image and title as well as an easy to access link for readers to purchase the book directly from Amazon. In addition to the email, each featured book-of-the-week is featured on the Outskirts Press blog and broadcast to Outskirts Press’ social media community via Facebook and Twitter.

Getting your book in front of readers is an essential part of any book marketing strategy. This option provides authors with an easy and affordable way to do just that.

What benefits can a self-publishing author gain from signing up for the Amazon-branded Featured Book-of-the-Week?

  1. Increased Exposure – The Featured Book-of-the-Week is sent to thousands of email subscribers, over 12,000 Facebook users, and more than 4,000 Twitter followers.
  2. No Effort Marketing – All authors have to do is purchase this popular book marketing option. Outskirts Press handles the promotion from there.
  3. Effective Marketing Techniques – Social media and email marketing are two of the most effective marketing strategies in today’s technology-obsessed society. Not only does this option increase a book’s exposure, but it also provides readers with the convenience of online shopping and internet book reviews.

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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!


High Seas Darkness

by Burr B. Anderson

(5 Stars – 23 Customer Reviews)

Price: $21.95

Burr B. Anderson’s “High Seas Darkness.” A vicious sex crime on a luxury cruise liner brings private maritime investigator Brick Morgan face-to-face with an old flame-and a deadly terrorist plot that threatens an entire fleet of cruise ships. Political intrigue, forensic clues, and Brick Morgan’s personal and professional histories collide in a bullet-ridden climax, forcing him to choose between the life of the woman he loves or the lives of thousands.

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 Self-Publishing Book Marketing Tactics for October 2014

Book marketing is one of the most important pieces of being a successful self-publishing author. Outskirts Press is an industry leader in providing post-publication support, products, and services to its growing family of published authors.

Your book is written. Your book is published. Now what? Our list of Top 10 Book Marketing Tactics can help you prioritize your book marketing efforts by providing you with excellent marketing and promotional tactics you should consider pursuing.

These are the marketing products and tactics determined to be most popular by our authors for the month of October 2014, listed below in alphabetical order:

Amazon Cover Enhancement Amazon Cover Enhancement: Get your cover on Amazon faster or enhance the way it looks to increase exposure
Amazon Kindle Submission Service Amazon Kindle Submission Service:  Make your book available on Amazon’s Kindle ebook reading device. More formats on Amazon means more exposure on Amazon, and the Kindle is heavily promoted by Amazon.

Amazon Search Inside the Book
Amazon Search Inside the Book: Amazon claims that books participating in this program enjoy “significant” sales improvement, on average, over books that do not.
Barnes & Noble NOOK Submission Service Barnes & Noble NOOK Submission Service:  Millions of books are available on Barnes & Noble’s NOOK. If your book isn’t one of them, you are missing out on tapping a very important, and growing, market of readers.
Barnes & Noble See Inside Barnes & Noble See Inside:  Barnes & Noble’s answer to Amazon’s “Search Inside the Book” program. Books that participate in this program receive a “See Inside” icon next to their Barnes & Noble cover image, which invites potential customers to electronically “flip” through a small section of the book.
Benjamin Franklin Awards Submission Benjamin Franklin Awards Submission: Every year the Independent Book Publishers Association honors exemplary books with the Benjamin Franklin Award. With this option, you can make sure your book is among the ones being considered.
Custom Press Release Custom Press Release:  Have our professional press release writer compose an original, unique press release for your book, submitted to you for your review/approval, and then distributed to our newswire service on your behalf.
Google Books Preview Program Submission Google Books Preview Program Submission: An inexpensive and extremely effective way to get your book in front of millions of readers quickly and easily.
Personal Marketing Assistant Personal Marketing Assistant: Do you need help developing a book marketing plan? Arranging book signings? Establishing/developing your author platform? Hire your own Personal Marketing Assistant today!
Reader Views Literary Awards Submission Reader Views Literary Awards Submission: By ordering this marketing package, you get a chance to become eligible to enter and win a Literary Award. As part of this package, you will also receive expert marketing assistance from renowned marketing experts.

Outskirts Press Published authors who are interested in any of these (or many of our other available services) can find further details and ordering information from the Marketing Options page of your author’s center.

Not yet published with Outskirts Press? Today is the perfect day to start and take advantage of our current publishing promotion.

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Posted by on November 18, 2014 in Marketing Options, Top 10, Uncategorized

 

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Author Poll: Writer Roberta Kennedy wants your help with her cover

Roberta Kennedy is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And she wants your help deciding her book cover.

Book Summary

A Twisted Tale of Love, Deception, and Revenge.

When Flannery O’Connor Larkin, age thirty, returns to the Chicago area to spend time with her Granny Anne, who raised her, she also hopes to reconnect with her ex-fiancé. Derek is going through a messy divorce from his wife, Chloe-a vengeful, selfish, and abusive mother to their two children, Jack and Lucy. Derek never loved Chloe, but married her when she tricked him into believing she was pregnant with his child. Throughout their six-year marriage, Chloe has continued her affair with Derek’s brother, Sean, who is Jack’s biological father-and everyone knows that Derek has been caught in Chloe’s web of deception.

When Derek and Flannery meet again, it’s clear their love for each other never waned. They are married only months after Derek’s divorce is finalized from Chloe, who is Flannery’s younger half-sister. But Chloe is furious and determined to tear them apart. And she will go to any lengths to satisfy her warped need for revenge…

About the Author

Roberta Kennedy was raised in northern West Virginia near the Ohio River. She has lived in Chicago and the suburbs featured in The Ashes of a Broken Life, which is her second novel. She is also the author of The Island.

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

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Posted by on November 17, 2014 in Survey Poll, Uncategorized

 

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