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










Congratulations to our best-selling authors for the month of February 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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Outskirts Press Authors Are Finalists for the 2014 ForeWord’s INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards

We’ve featured many of our award-winning authors and books on our blog recently. Today, we’re proud to announce that four Outskirts Press authors have made it into the finals of ForeWord’s Book of the Year Awards.

ForeWord’s Book of the Year Awards program was created to spotlight distinctive books from independent publishers. The judges—working librarians and booksellers—review the entries based upon on their experiences with patrons and customers. The annual ForeWord IndieFab Awards has for the past 17 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 63 categories are being considered for the awards, which represent the best in small publishing offerings. Foreword Reviews will announce and celebrate the winners on Friday, June 26.

Congratulations to the following Outskirts Press authors for your consideration for the 2014 awards! As finalists, you’re already winners:

General

Santa Rita Stories

Picture Books, Early Reader

Dreams to Dance in Moonlight

Science Fiction

Future Prometheus II

Sports

The winners will be determined by a panel of librarians and booksellers selected from our readership. Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners, as well as Editor’s Choice Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction will be announced at a special program at the ALA Annual Conference this June.

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Posted by on March 23, 2015 in Book Awards

 

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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!


Kenny’s Summer

by Edward Going

(5 Stars – 8 Customer Reviews)

Price: $14.95

Edward Going’s “Kenny’s Summer.” African Americans have been an integral part of the history of the United States. Because many of these great Americans were not gifted orators or incredible athletes, they have faded away from our history books. In this book, I hope to bring some of these lesser-known African-Americans from history to life. I want readers to find inspiration in what these people had to endure and in what they were able to accomplish and contribute to our society.

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Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: J. W. DeLorie

Self- publishing authors are a special breed — hearty folk, who make their own “luck” and carve their own paths. Each week, we celebrate one of our successful self-publishing authors in the Outskirts Press Self-Publishing Author Spotlight.

This week Outskirts Press proudly features J. W. DeLorie, author of three works of science fiction in the Space Gamble series, published through Outskirts Press.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
J. W. DeLorie was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and now lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the third installment of the Space Gamble series, J. W. DeLorie uses his casino, engineering education and interest in history to continue the Space Gamble adventures with the SS King David. Space Gamble III captures the readers imagination as the SS King David leaves Neptune One and continues with the action and drama unfolding on a whole new world of the Space Gamble universe. J.W. DeLorie continues to use his experience to capture the characters with realistic qualities, and place them in a realistic world from Earth’s past in this original novel set in our distant future.

Space Gamble Volume 1: PerilsSpace Gamble
He worked hard to establish a lucrative casino orbiting one of the most beautiful planets in Sol’s solar system, Kennith Jackson Furgis’s hard work paid off as his dreams of a luxurious space station have been realized. Neptune One has become one of the most popular wagering establishments in the solar system and along with the success comes the troubles. Now the real work begins as Kennith J. Furgis struggles with politics, crime and family. Samuel Furgis has not seen his father in over five years, as Sam steps off the glide tube he can only think what his father’s reaction will be to his presence on this station intended solely for adult pleasures.

Product details…

Paperback
Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback cream, 438 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Aug 28, 2013)
ISBN10: 1478701773
ISBN13: 9781478701774
Genre: FICTION / Science Fiction / Adventure

Space Gamble Volume 2: WarSpace Gamble Volume 2: War
Captain Donald Murray is a sixty-nine-year-old black male and the Captain of the SS King David. Captain Murray was born and raised in California and studied at numerous colleges before entering into the Western Empire’s space fleet. He was recruited by the Terran Tribune to explore deep space through the command of their newest science vessel. The only requirement Donald Murray insisted on was that he choose his own senior staff. The Terran Tribune agreed, provided that their new vessel was accompanied by a squad of marines, with the Solar Council’s approval. After several deep space missions, Captain Murray received new orders: Explore the unknown on the other side of the worm hole designated WH-12. However, Captain Murray decided to stop at the well-known wagering station Neptune One for some rest and relaxation before proceeding with his orders. His interest in the Mech fights and Grav Ball games grew over the years. He also granted his First Officer, Commander Hui Yan Li’s request for shore leave. The young Chinese woman was anxious to visit her twin sister Pastor Huiling Li before starting a mission that could last a lifetime. The patrons of Neptune One grew excited as Donald Murray announced the mission and intent of the Terran Tribune; they continued to grow more excited as he explained the garbled communications from the previous stealth droids that entered the wormhole and the presence of another habitable planet on the other side. Operator Kennith Jackson Furgis, sole proprietor of the wagering station Neptune One watched as the SS King David slowly moved away from his station to embark on their journey into the unknown. He wondered how it felt to become the first captain to explore beyond their own solar system.

Product details…

Paperback
Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback cream, 431 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Feb 17, 2014)
ISBN10: 1478726989
ISBN13: 9781478726982
Genre: FICTION / Science Fiction / Adventure

Space Gamble Volume 3: MessiahSpace Gamble Volume 3: Messiah
Captain Donald Murray is a sixty-nine-year-old black male and the Captain of the SS King David. Captain Murray was born and raised in California and studied at numerous colleges before entering into the Western Empire’s space fleet. He was recruited by the Terran Tribune to explore deep space through the command of their newest science vessel. The only requirement Donald Murray insisted on was that he choose his own senior staff. The Terran Tribune agreed, provided that their new vessel was accompanied by a squad of marines, with the Solar Council’s approval. After several deep space missions, Captain Murray received new orders: Explore the unknown on the other side of the worm hole designated WH-12. However, Captain Murray decided to stop at the well-known wagering station Neptune One for some rest and relaxation before proceeding with his orders. His interest in the Mech fights and Grav Ball games grew over the years. He also granted his First Officer, Commander Hui Yan Li’s request for shore leave. The young Chinese woman was anxious to visit her twin sister Pastor Huiling Li before starting a mission that could last a lifetime. The patrons of Neptune One grew excited as Donald Murray announced the mission and intent of the Terran Tribune; they continued to grow more excited as he explained the garbled communications from the previous stealth droids that entered the wormhole and the presence of another habitable planet on the other side. Operator Kennith Jackson Furgis, sole proprietor of the wagering station Neptune One watched as the SS King David slowly moved away from his station to embark on their journey into the unknown. He wondered how it felt to become the first captain to explore beyond their own solar system.

Product details…

Paperback
Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback cream, 431 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Feb 17, 2014)
ISBN10: 1478726989
ISBN13: 9781478726982
Genre: FICTION / Science Fiction / Adventure

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Posted by on March 19, 2015 in Author Spotlight

 

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The Deadline for the 2015 Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards is This Friday!

Don’t be left out! The deadline for the 2015 Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards is this Friday, March 20, 2015.

If your book has a copyright of 2014 or 2015, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity you don’t want to miss! Now that so many books are published each year, customers look for “award-winning” books to spend their hard-earned dollars on. The only way to have an award-winning book is to enter contests, and this is one of the most prestigious.

What do you get when you win? In addition to the ability to promote your work as an “award-winning” book, there are various awards provided by Writer’s Digest, including their grand prize: $8,000 in cash and a trip to New York City!

THE PRIZES:

ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be awarded $8,000 cash and promotion in Writer’s Digest The editors of Writer’s Digest will endorse and submit 10 copies of the Grand Prize-Winning book to major review houses such as The New York Times and The Washington Post. In addition, Book Marketing Works, LLC will provide a one-year membership in Publishers Marketing Association, guaranteed acceptance in a special-sales catalog providing national representation through 60,000 salespeople selling to non-bookstore markets, and much more!

9 FIRST-PLACE WINNERS will receive $1000 cash and promotion in Writer’s Digest. In addition, Book Marketing Works, LLC will provide a guaranteed review in Midwest Book Review, a one-year membership to Book Central Station, the eBook Beyond the Bookstore, a Publishers Weekly book by Brian Jud, and a $100 discount on a new website by NewMedia Website Design.

HONORABLE MENTION WINNERS will receive promotion at http://www.writersdigest.com and $50 worth of Writer’s Digest Books.

We can handle all of the submission details for you, including: printing copies of your book for the judges, mailing your book to the judges, paying your award submission fee, and completing the entry forms for you. This all comes with our Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards Submission option.

 

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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!


Back to Never Been

by Gene Krenz

(2 Stars – 1 Customer Review)

Price: $23.95

Gene Krenz’s “Back to Never Been” is a contemporary novel about one man’s attempt to rediscover himself. Successful in every way but love, he returns to his Montana to rebuild a life he has managed to destroy by neglecting those important core values that are invariably the glue that holds relationships together. He finds love again where he would least expect it and, in the process, rediscovers himself and the true meaning of love.

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Make Your Own Reading Luck with Our Top 10 Irish-Themed Books for St. Patrick’s Day

On this St. Patrick’s Day, celebrate the Irish with a self-published book that explores the culture and history of the Emerald Isle. From historical non-fictions about the Irish immigrants in America to children’s books centered around fairy tales and Irish legends, there’s a wee bit of something rich for anyone and everyone’s reading pleasure. So tip a glass and revel in our Top 10 Irish-themed books. Sláinte!

In alphabetical order, the Top 10 Irish-themed self-published books for St. Patrick’s Day are:

Charles Dickens and the Irish Fairy King Plot
A Child's Heart

Dannyankee

Dos Gringos


Help Me, I'm Irish!
The Mighty McCords


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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Posted by on March 17, 2015 in Top 10

 

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