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Self-Publishing Bestseller Spotlight: He Blew Her a Kiss by Angie Pechak Printup and Kelley Stewart Dollar

Self-Publishing Bestseller Spotlight: He Blew Her a Kiss by Angie Pechak Printup and Kelley Stewart Dollar

He Blew Her a Kiss by Angie Pechak Printup and Kelley Stewart Dollar was recently on the Outskirts Press bestseller list.

What makes a best selling book in the competitive self-publishing market?  It can be a variety of things.  Let’s take a closer look at this best selling book by Outskirts Press to see what contributed to its success. By seeing what works for other authors, you can take the appropriate publishing and marketing steps to chart your own course toward successful book publishing!

  • Genre: Self-Help/Motivational & Inspirational
  • Content for niche audience
  • Professional copyediting
  • A professionally designed custom cover
  • Author platform: www.heblewherakiss.com
  • Comprehensive and productive marketing services from the publisher, like: Author webpage, Amazon Extreme package, Book Blast package, Ebook, Posters, Book award submissions, Retail Returns program
  • The authors also participate in relevant events to network and sell copies of their book whenever possible:

    About Angie Pechak Printup & Kelley Stewart Dollar

    Angie Pechak Printup and Kelley Stewart Dollar, being lifelong friends of thirty-five years, have teamed up to compile stories intended to help others heal after losing a loved one. This idea originated from an amazing story that happened to a friend named Tom, after his wife and soul mate of forty-two years past away from cancer in 2008. The first story in this book portrays their amazing love affair.
    Angie has an extensive background in health and fitness, earning a master’s degree at the University of Memphis in 1991. She has been teaching CPR and first aid for more than twenty years and was a volunteer EMT for five years.
    Kelley has twenty-five years of experience in printing and graphic arts. She has always enjoyed creative writing and has written poetry for thirty years. Because of her ability to empathize with people, she is able to capture the essence of their emotions and experiences in each story.
    Because they were best friends, it was only natural for them to work together, and combining their talents has allowed them to bring this wonderful book to you.
    Of course, books cannot become best sellers if they’re only printed and then only sold from the publisher’s website. Books must to be available via multiple sales channels, both wholesale and direct. All Outskirts Press books published with the Diamond, Pearl, and Ruby packages fall into that category. See details about the Distribution-on-Demand Sales Channels by clicking here.
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    Posted by on September 22, 2010 in Bestseller Spotlight, Uncategorized

     

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    Top Ten Bestselling Books in Self-Publishing for August 2010

    Top Ten Bestselling Books in Self-Publishing for August 2010

    Outskirts Press, the fastest-growing full-service self-publishing and book marketing company, today announced its top ten best selling titles for August 2010 according to combined data from Ingram Book Wholesalers and Outskirts Press Direct via http://outskirtspress.com/bookstore.

    In alphabetical order, the top ten best selling books in self publishing during the month of August were:

    Congratulations to our best selling authors from August!

    All 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 September 14, 2010 in Top 10, Uncategorized

     

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    Self-Publishing Bestseller Spotlight: What To Do When You Become The Boss by Bob Selden

    What To Do When You Become The Boss by Bob Selden can often be found on our monthly bestseller list.  What makes a best selling book in the competitive self-publishing market?  And what helps keep it on the bestseller list month after month?  It can be a variety of things like…

    • a professionally designed custom cover
    • professional copyediting
    • the content of the book can be very niche, targeted at a very specific and voracious audience
    • the use of productive marketing services/products from the publisher
    • the use of public speaking opportunities to leverage marketing efforts with great results

    Let’s take a closer look at this best selling book by Outskirts Press to see what contributed to its success. By seeing what works for other authors, you can take the appropriate publishing and marketing steps to chart your own course toward successful book publishing!

    • Genre: Business / Management
    • Content for niche audience
    • Author platform: whattodowhenyoubecometheboss.com
    • Productive marketing services from the publisher, like:
      • Author webpage
      • Amazon Search Inside
      • Ebook
      • Bookmarks and other print materials
      • Global book fair participation
      • Book award submission services
      • Retail returns program

    About the Author :
    Bob Selden survived his first new manager’s role to eventually develop into a senior manager responsible for the career development of hundreds of other managers. During this growing process, and later as an organizational development consultant, he learned what works and what doesn’t work when managing others. What To Do When You Become The Boss is the result of his learning which he is determined to pass on to help other new managers during their growth spurt.

    Of course, books cannot become best sellers if they’re only printed and then only sold from the publisher’s website. Books must to be available via multiple sales channels, both wholesale and direct. All Outskirts Press books published with the Diamond, Pearl, and Ruby packages fall into that category. See details about the Distribution-on-Demand Sales Channels by clicking here.

    Begin your own self publishing journey today by clicking the button below.

    You can get up to 30 free books when you start today.

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    Posted by on August 11, 2010 in Bestseller Spotlight

     

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    Celebrate Book Lover’s Day with a Self-Publishing Bestseller

    August 9th is Book Lover’s Day!

     

     

    Never heard of it?  That’s okay, but it’s a great reason to add some books to your “to read” list. 

    Here are a few recent bestsellers in a number of different genres you may want to start reading today:

    Poetry: Musing Along the Ike by Nancy Sack

    Business Management: What To Do When You Become The Boss by Bob Selden

    Medical: Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor by James Sutton, Sagar Nigwekar

    Fiction/Romance: First Impressions by Alexa Adams

    Juvenile Fiction: The Pirate Bride by Ryan McKinley

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    Find more Top Ten Bestsellers in these recent posts:

    June Bestsellers
    May Bestsellers
    April Bestsellers

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    Posted by on August 9, 2010 in Holiday

     

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    Top 10 Best Selling Self Published Books in May 2010

    Outskirts Press, the fastest-growing full-service self-publishing and book marketing company, today announced its top ten best selling titles for May 2010 according to combined data from Ingram Book Wholesalers and Outskirts Press Direct via http://outskirtspress.com/bookstore.

    In alphabetical order, the top ten best selling books in self publishing during the month of May were:

    Congratulations to our best selling authors from May!

    All 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 June 22, 2010 in Outskirts Press News, Top 10

     

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    Top 10 Best Selling Books in Self Publishing for April 2010

    Outskirts Press, the fastest-growing full-service self-publishing and book marketing company, today announced its top ten best selling titles for April 2010 according to combined data from Ingram Book Wholesalers and Outskirts Press Wholesale Direct via http://outskirtspress.com/buybooks

    In alphabetical order, the top ten best selling books in self publishing during the month of April were:

    Congratulations to our bestselling authors from April 2010!

    All 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 bookstore at http://outskirtspress.com/bookstore (or in quantities of 10 or more for full wholesale trade discounts at Outskirts Press Direct (where the retailer saves money and the author still get their full royalty): http://outskirtspress.com/buybooks

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    Posted by on May 18, 2010 in Top 10

     

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    Setting Kindle Pricing for Self Publishing Success

    The Kindle edition of Moonlight by Keith Knapp has been one of the Outskirts Press bestselling books in the Kindle store for months, currently in the number two spot. 

     

    Knapp set the price for his Kindle edition at just $.99, and recently his paperback format hit the Outskirts Press bestseller list.

    According to Knapp, “I chose the low price to get some readers willing to try out a new author. It’s not easy for someone to read a book by someone they’ve never heard of before – lots of people probably like to stick with the writers they love. But for a buck, some people will take a chance.

    When it gets right down to it, it’s all about word of mouth, which I’m very thankful for. I don’t like marketing much, or promoting, or plugging my stuff…it takes away time I could be writing. But you have to do it from time to time in order to start to get the word out there to spread.”

    Fortunately, Outskirts Press offers a wide variety of marketing solutions for self-publishing authors, including a Kindle edition and submission service and a Personal Marketing Assistant option, which Outskirts Press authors can purchase at any time from within their Author’s Center.

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    Top 10 Best Selling Books in Self Publishing for March 2010

    Outskirts Press, the fastest-growing full-service self-publishing and book marketing company, today announced its top ten best selling titles for March 2010 according to combined data from Ingram Book Wholesalers and Outskirts Press Wholesale Direct via http://outskirtspress.com/buybooks

    In alphabetical order, the top ten best selling books in self publishing during the month of March were:

    Congratulations to our bestselling authors from March 2010!

    All 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 bookstore at http://outskirtspress.com/bookstore (or in quantities of 10 or more for full wholesale trade discounts at Outskirts Press Direct (where the retailer saves money and the author still get their full royalty): http://outskirtspress.com/buybooks

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    Posted by on April 20, 2010 in Bestseller Spotlight, Top 10

     

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    Top 10 Best Selling Books in Self Publishing for February 2010

    Outskirts Press, the fastest-growing full-service self-publishing and book marketing company, today announced its top ten best selling titles for February 2010 according to combined data from Ingram Book Wholesalers and Outskirts Press Wholesale Direct via http://outskirtspress.com/buybooks

    In alphabetical order, the top ten best selling books in self publishing during the month of February were:

    Congratulations to our best selling authors from February 2010!

    All 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 bookstore at http://outskirtspress.com/bookstore (or in quantities of 10 or more for full wholesale trade discounts at Outskirts Press Direct (where the retailer saves money and the author still get their full royalty): http://outskirtspress.com/buybooks

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    Posted by on March 23, 2010 in Top 10

     

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    Guest Post: Why You Should Consider Becoming an Amazon Bestseller

    This guest post was provided by Outskirts Press Personal Marketing Assistant, Sally Shields.

    Many of you either have a great idea for a book, or you’ve already written one.  You may be in the process of self-publishing or have a few hundred of them boxed up in your basement or garage, or sitting on Amazon, ranked in the millions. You’ve given away a few copies to your family and friends.  Very nice. Now what? 

    One strategy is to use Amazon and best seller status to sell more of those books and I’m going to tell you about some the steps I took to get there so that you can apply them to your book.

    Let me outline some of the benefits to an Amazon.com bestseller campaign.

    It builds credibility and prestige. Being published alone, is a very substantial thing in people’s eyes because they realize it takes major commitment and dedication to finish, but being a bestseller gives you extra credibility.

    When your book is a national bestseller, it generates more interest in your book and boosts its sales. 

    When your book makes it to the bestseller list, influential members of the book world take notice. The media notices, as do industry insiders such as literary agents, book editors, and foreign rights buyers. The media loves to use that credential; it gets attached to your name, ‘bestselling author Sally Shields.”

    It will help you acquire customers, and create hi-favorability among them.  You are now perceived as an expert and can then charge more for your services.

    You have a much easier time selling your book to organizations and corporations in bulk.

    You can become a speaker!  There are countless organizations who are looking for speakers everyday and you are much more likely to get booked if you have a bestseller status.  

    So, how does this all work?

    In short, the formula involves getting people with big email lists to send out an announcement asking people to buy your book on a given day at Amazon. This method isn’t “spamming” because only “opt-in” email lists are used.

    To motivate people to purchase the book, you promise them a lot of digitally-downloadable “bonus gifts” for when they submitted their Amazon email receipt. For instance, buy a $20 book and you could get $500 of more of extra bonusesa tremendous incentive to buy the book. Even better, because the formula uses email, it costs almost nothing to promote the book!Contrary to what you may believe, to launch your own successful online email campaign

    You do NOT need any previous online or marketing experience 


    You do NOT need to personally be a web designer,

    You do NOT need your own mailing list

    You do NOT need a fortune in cash because this formula uses email marketing it’s almost free to implement)


    You do NOT need to leave the comfort of your home office

    What you DO NEED is the right guidance from someone who has launched a successful best seller online email campaign AND experienced the high level of success that you desire.

    Amazingly enough, online marketing is likely one of the most effective methods for marketing books today … WHEN it is done right.  For more information on how to run your own Amazon.com bestseller campaign, please visit: www.sallyshields.com/outskirtspress for more details.

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    Posted by on March 20, 2010 in Advice, Guest Post

     

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