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Co-op Advertising for Self-Publishing Authors in Bookmarks Magazine

Want to reach thousands of people with a proven interest in literature? Want to do it effectively and inexpensive?

Bookmarks magazine–Library Journal calls Bookmarks Magazine the “Best New Magazine.” With an audience of 40,000 readers (and growing), the magazine offers an ideal opportunity to authors who want to reach a dedicated and affluent readership.

What sets Bookmarks apart from other magazines catering to the literary market? It’s a book buyer’s magazine. People who buy books turn to this magazine to find the next best read.

You can reach this influential readership with a Co-Op advertisement. Outskirts Press handles all of the details.

Co-Op Advertising allows you to secure premium, full-color exposure for your book in a high-quality trade publication for a minimal amount of money. Your book will occupy a 2″ x 2″ space along with other titles within a full-color ad. Your ad space will include a full color cover image, an abbreviated synopsis, the ISBN, and retail price of the book. All books will include retail and wholesale ordering information.

Here’s the full-color author co-op ad that will be appearing in the upcoming July/August issue of Bookmarks Magazine:

View the July/August 2013 Ad


To get more information and reserve your space in a Bookmarks Magazine Co-Op Ad, sign-in to your Publishing Center. Reservations are taken on a first-come first-served basis based upon receipt of payment.

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Posted by on June 17, 2013 in Marketing Options


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Top 10 Self-Publishing Picks to Celebrate Dad on Father’s Day

There’s just no suitable substitute for Dad. He’s the guy who fixes things when they break, kills bugs when they invade, helps us with our pitching form and offers us words of wisdom when it feels like life is beating us down, and often without thanks he deserves.

Well, not today. Today, we’re tipping our hats to the guy who means more to us than any other: Dad! Outskirts Press celebrates dads everywhere with our top pop-centric books for, about and geared toward fathers, from our self-published authors. In alphabetical order, the Top 10 self-published Father’s Day-themed books written by Outskirts Press authors are:

60 Years in 30 Minutes by Mike Chiarelli

Age-Old Quests(Hunting, Climbing & Trekking) by David A. Lien

Because I'm Your Daddy by Mark D. Hadley

Bury Me in My Waders by Don E. Webster

Daddies Don't Get Snow Days by S.N. Ball and Ellie (Nothaus) Howard

Dad's Words of Wisdom by Tim Read

How Is My Champion? by H. Perry Curtis

On the Hole by Jeff Bacot

Self-Confidence ... for Sporting Excellence by Tony Richards

Sins of the Son by Martin J. Woods

All of these books, along with other Outskirts Press titles, are available from the major online book retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powell’s, Books-A-Million and others, plus conveniently from the Outskirts Press bookstore.

Do you have a great idea for a book but aren’t sure how to get started? Let Outskirts Press guide you through the self-publishing process!

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Posted by on June 16, 2013 in Top 10, Uncategorized


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Top 10 Self-Publishing Book Marketing Tactics for April 2013

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 services determined to be most popular by our authors for the month of April 2013, listed below in alphabetical order:

Amazon Extreme Package: Save 25% on 3 of our marketing services focused on This package includes a Kindle Edition of your book, participation in the Amazon Search Inside the Book and Amazon Cover Enhancement.
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 claims that books participating in this program enjoy “significant” sales improvement, on average, over books that do not.
Apple iPad/iPhone Premium Edition with Private Label iBooks Distribution: Millions of iPads have been sold and iPhone revenues account for over HALF of all smart phone revenue in the United States. Is your book a part of this growing market share? It can be, simply and conveniently, with enhanced, independent distribution of your own iPad/iPhone electronic edition of your book through Apple’s iBookstore.
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’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.
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.
Marketing Personal 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!
Readers Favorite Award Submission: Want to gain notoriety as a self-published author? The best way is to become an award-winning author. With our Readers Favorite Book Award Submission, you have an opportunity to not only gain that notoriety but also receive additional free targeted book marketing services/promotion.
Writer’s Digest Self-Published Award Submission: 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.

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 May 16, 2013 in Top 10


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Top 10 Self-Publishing Picks to Celebrate Moms on Mother’s Day

Where would any of us be without dear ol’ Mom? She wipes noses, packs lunches and gives out comforting hugs every day, mostly without thanks. Today, however, we heap loads of Mother’s Day praise and thanks upon the special women in our lives.

Outskirts Press celebrates moms everywhere with our top mommy-centric books from our self-published authors. In alphabetical order, the Top 10 self-published Mother’s Day-themed books written by Outskirts Press authors are:

Angela's Baby Wisdom

The Elected Lady--Finding Victory in the ChallengeGod's Messengers for Today's Women

I Love You MORE

 	 Italian Mothers Never Die; They Just Get Louder from the Other Side

I've Had My Baby, Now What?

Mothers to Daughters to Granddaughters

My Seven Sisters From Other Mothers

Permission to Mother

Remembering the Ladies

All of these books, along with other Outskirts Press titles, are available from the major online book retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powell’s, Books-A-Million and others, plus conveniently from the Outskirts Press bookstore.

Do you have a great idea for a book but aren’t sure how to get started? Let Outskirts Press guide you through the self-publishing process!

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Posted by on May 9, 2013 in Top 10, Uncategorized


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Complimentary Book Video for Authors Self-Publishing with Outskirts Press in May

Outskirts Press is helping authors get the most bang for their self-publishing buck this spring. Authors who publish in May receive a complimentary Book Video – perfect for promoting that new book.

Outskirts Press, the leading self-publishing and book marketing services provider, announces a springBook video trailer & distribution promotion that will help self-publishing authors get the most value for their publishing dollars. Throughout the month of May, authors who publish with Outskirts Press receive a free Book Video Trailer, a valuable graphic tool for marketing and promoting a new book.

Authors who order a Diamond or Pearl book publishing package any time from May 1 through May 31 automatically qualify for the free Book Video Trailer. Authors not only save hundreds on self-publishing services by bundling them into a publishing package, but receive a $699 Book Video Trailer and distribution free.

The valuable promotional tool helps self-publishing authors increase sales by connecting with scores of potential book buyers. Outskirts Press distributes the Book Video Trailer to the places where all viral video marketing efforts begin, including sites such as:

  • YouTube
  • Facebook
  • Daily Motion
  • Twitter
  • Metacafe

The Book Video option is a very effective way for self-publishing authors to market their book,” said Outskirts Press Executive Vice President Kelly Schuknecht. “In today’s world, people spend hours a week watching videos on the Internet. A Book Video is a great way for an author to spread the word about their book and appeal to their target audience. Outskirts Press can take care of all the details of creating and distributing a professional video that represents the author’s creative masterpiece”

Let Outskirts Press get your video book marketing started for you with Book Video marketing!

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The Value of a Personal Marketing Assistant in Modern-Day Book Marketing

In today’s wired world, there are more ways than ever for an author to reach out to potential readers – if they know how.

While traditional book signings, press releases, face-to-face meetings with bookstore owners and interviews remain terrific channels for book marketing, the means by which we negotiate these avenues is constantly changing. What’s more, there’s a whole new world of Internet marketing – social media, websites, video marketing, blogging, etc. – that has complicated how we reach out to consumers.

Today’s marketer must not only be creative, but exceptionally tech-savvy as well. This is where the Outskirts Press Personal Marketing Assistants come in. Our Personal Marketing Assistants can help you with:

  • Developing a marketing plan
  • Coordinating and scheduling book signing events
  • Establishing/developing your author platform
  • Marketing campaign lead follow up
  • And much, much more!

To that end, Outskirts Press has cherry-picked some of the most talented and experienced marketing professionals in the publishing business. We’d like you to meet a few of the Personal Marketing Assistants who can help take your book marketing to the next level.

Lisa S. Neal
Lisa brings more than 16 years of experience in marketing, marketing research and sales to Outskirts Press. She has an MBA from Pepperdine and a B.S. in Business Administration from Drake University, and has worked for leading consumer goods companies such as Neutrogena, Johnson & Johnson, and AC Nielsen.

“My Personal Marketing Assistant, Lisa, was very responsive to our particular situation and opportunities. She helped me learn how to use some excellent online marketing tools and did some of the contacting of radio and television stations so I wouldn’t be the one representing myself. I really enjoyed our time on the phone together and the way she follows up with email.” – Karin Gunderson, author of Encounters with Heaven: Stories of God’s Surprising Presence

Rob Mangelson
Rob is a seasoned marketing professional with more than 16 years experience in multiple industries in both traditional and online marketing. Through his experience and education, Rob has developed a keen sense of relationship and loyalty marketing, and offers a unique understanding of a variety of markets.

“As a new author, I must say having Rob Mangelson as my PMA was a great experience. Not only did he assist me in reaching some of my sales and marketing goals, but also towards gaining lots of exposure for my book – which included, getting me an interview on a radio show, but also arranging my first book signing! In addition, Rob provided me with a lot of helpful tips and connections on the way!” – S.L. Holliday, author of My Identity Christ-is: Stay in the Game.

Tomica Bonner

Tomica has six years of business and marketing experience assisting authors and writers. She holds a B.A. from Baker College in Business Management and has been published by several online businesses, such as Intuit, AOL and Chron Business.

“Tomica was very cool and thorough in the marketing process. She excelled in troubleshooting the difficulties met within the process of publishing. I learned so much through these experiences.” – M.U. Salas-Tristan, author of Rocky’s ABC Book With His Friends

Are you ready to take your book marketing to the next level with 5-hours of Personal Marketing Assistance? Click to order some one-on-one time today.

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Jennifer’s management of my publishing can be evidenced by the finished product: Excellent. The book is PERFECT from front cover to back. My questions were always answered in a very timely and professional manner. I’m already working on my next submission and fully intend to utilize Outskirts Press again. I would recommend them to anyone interested in self-publishing, be it their first or fifth project. You will not be disappointed!”

As part of a team-building exercise at work, Ellen Cumbess took a personality profile assessment that classified attendees as either lions, monkeys, turtles, or camels. Ellen was a lion. As this light bulb of realization begins to flicker, the author summons to mind the events that led to the creation of this lion personality. This was the beginning of Ellen’s exploration into her own history which took her down the road she had always wanted to travel; the road she had been on her entire life, without a steering wheel. Tales of a Lion is the memoir of a native New Yorker struggling to overcome anger and resentment stemming from the events of her early childhood. It is the story of a lion’s self examination of a life spent roaring in search of inner peace; and in the end provides an answer to the question: Does a lion always have to roar?

Ellen Cumbess, author of Tales of a Lion


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Go Extreme! It’s Not too Late to Claim $800 Self-Publishing Freebies in April

Wouldn’t we all love an $800 day? It’s not too late to claim one for yourself. Tomorrow marks the end of Outskirts Press’ Amazon Extreme marketing package — a promotion that comes with hundreds of dollars in valuable marketing services for FREE.

Jump-start your publishing marketing efforts with the Amazon Extreme Package before the end of day tomorrow and once your book is published, you will receive …Amazon Extreme

• An Amazon Kindle eBook edition of your book
• Amazon Search Inside the Book set-up
• An enhanced cover graphic on Amazon
• A free copy of “Sell Your Book on Amazon”

All this absolutely FREE when you start publishing your book with the popular Diamond package or the full-color Pearl publishing package by April 30, 2013 Just complete your shopping cart order by entering the promotion code FreeAEApr13.

In addition to receiving the free Amazon Extreme Package, you’ll also get the following savings with your Diamond package:

  • Standard Press Release. $99 value included free when you order your Diamond publishing service today.
  • Audio Excerpt. $99 value included free with your Diamond order today and a great way to share your voice with your readers, literally!
  • E-Book Edition (pdf). $99 value included free with your Diamond publishing service.
  • Cover Image. $99 value included free and a great way to enhance your cover.
  • Spring Arbor additional distribution. $99 value to complement the Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Ingram availability already included with your Diamond publishing service.

All in all, you’re looking at $800 of free stuff in April!

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