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Amazon Kindle Books Now Available in the UK – Great News for Self-Publishing Authors!

Amazon recently announced the new Kindle store on amazon.co.uk.  What does that mean for self-publishing authors?  It means you can earn more royalties!

The Amazon Kindle is America’s revolutionary wireless reading device.  It allows its owners to instantly download books and newspapers, but only books that have been submitted to the Amazon Kindle via the required process and in the required format are available for Kindle readers to purchase and enjoy. Kindle editions of books appear on Amazon.com (and now Amazon.co.uk) in search listings just like any other format (such as a hardback edition).

There are several benefits to having your book available in a Kindle Edition.

1. The Amazon Kindle edition will appear in the search results, along with any other formats of your book (such as your paperback and/or hardback editions). This results in an increase of exposure for your book’s cover, which increases the chances of browsers clicking on your cover image and coming that much closer to becoming a buyer.

2. Sales through the Amazon Kindle are not split with Outskirts Press. Amazon will take their share, as they always do, but your profit will be directly deposited into your checking account by Amazon, without any involvement by (or portion for) Outskirts Press. In other words, your Kindle sales are YOUR Kindle sales.

3. As Amazon is expanding the availability of Kindle editions (offering free Kindle apps for iPhone, Blackberry and Android users as well as PC and Mac users, and now the availability through Amazon.com.uk), Amazon customers and readers are growing every day.  While the Kindle is a unique and revolutionary device designed to make reading more convenient, the majority of Amazon customers love actual BOOKS. A Kindle sale is an inexpensive way to offer your book to a potential reader; if they like it, they are more likely to purchase the paperback or hardback edition, too.

ALREADY HAVE A KINDLE EDITION?

If you have a Kindle edition available through Amazon.com and you have worldwide publishing rights for your title, check the Amazon.co.uk Kindle Store for your book.  If you do not see your title for sale in the UK store, then login to your DTP account (http://dtp.amazon.com).  In your Bookshelf, click on Actions and select “Edit rights, royalty, and pricing.”  Select “Worldwide Rights – all territories” if you hold the global publishing rights for this title. Or, select “Individual Territories – select territories” if you hold the publishing rights in some, but not all UK territories (United Kingdom, Guernsey, Isle of Man, and/or Jersey).  Select whether you want your USD price converted to GBP, or whether you would like to set your own amount in GBP. Then reconfirm by checking the box that you have all rights necessary to make the content you are uploading available for marketing, distribution and sale in each territory indicated above, and that you accept DTP Terms and Conditions.

DON’T HAVE A KINDLE EDITION YET?

If you are an Outskirts Press published author, you can order the Amazon Kindle Edition at any time, either during production or after publication, easily and conveniently from the Marketing Options screen of your Author’s Center.

Not published with Outskirts Press?  That’s okay, we can prepare and submit your Kindle Edition, too!  Order now from the Marketing Solutions page on our site: http://outskirtspress.com/options/16285_amazon_kindle_edition.html

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Enhancing an Amazon Listing Now Easier for Self-Publishing Authors With Comprehensive Marketing Services by Outskirts Press

Outskirts Press, the country’s fastest growing self-publishing and book marketing company, now offers all authors — regardless of where they published — the opportunity to purchase promotional services for their books listed on Amazon.

July 27, 2010 – Denver, CO – Outskirts Press announced today it is now offering authors – regardless of where they have published – three a-la-carte options for promoting books on Amazon, as well as a 25% discount when they purchase all three at the same time. 

“Outskirts Press is now making available to all authors these three unique marketing tools for their books, either individually or as a significantly discounted package,” Kelly Schuknecht, Outskirts Press Director of Author Support, said today.  “Each of these options helps authors increase exposure for their books on Amazon and that exposure can result, of course, in more sales.”

The three a-la-carte Amazon options available through Outskirts Press are the Amazon Search Inside the Book submission, the Amazon keyword tag submission, and the Amazon Kindle edition. Alternatively, Outskirts Press offers all three options at a generous 25% discount with the all-inclusive Amazon Extreme Marketing Package, which includes a bonus copy of Sell Your Book on Amazon.

Books participating in Amazon’s Search Inside the Book program have been significantly more successful than books not using this program.  Amazon’s Search Inside is the online equivalent of customers browsing through a book in a bookstore.  Not only can viewers virtually flip through sections of a book, but the added online activity from this makes more accurate and effective search results and recommendations for each book.

The Amazon Keyword tag submission option also helps improve a book’s search results ranking on Amazon.  Participating books are tagged with ten applicable keywords (“Tags”) on Amazon’s Product Details page, giving more weight to these terms in Amazon’s search results and providing more exposure for the book.

The third option Outskirts Press now offers to all self-publishing authors is the Amazon Kindle Edition.  Amazon itself recently claimed that sales of its Kindle e-books are out-pacing hardback sales on its Amazon.com website.  A Kindle Edition also allows self-publishing authors another direct revenue stream for their book as Outskirts Press claims no cut of the sales, leaving the author to earn between 30-70% as set directly with Amazon.

About Outskirts Press, Inc,: Outskirts Press, Inc. offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.

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Posted by on July 27, 2010 in Outskirts Press News

 

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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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Good News from Amazon for International Self-Publishing Authors

Amazon recently announced the expansion of it’s Digital Text Platform (DTP) to allow Kindle format submissions from international authors, removing the obligation to have a US bank account in order to participate in the program.  Previously DTP was only available to authors and publishers based in the United States.  This is great new for international authors! 

If you don’t have a Kindle format yet, what are you waiting for?  Outskirts Press makes it easier than ever to make your book available for Kindle users everywhere, including the free apps provided by Amazon for PC, MAC, BlackBerry, iPhone and now iPad users.

Outskirts Press authors can purchase the Amazon Kindle Edition at any time easily and conveniently from within their Author’s Center

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Posted by on April 14, 2010 in Marketing Options

 

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Self-Published Authors Now Get More Bang for Their Book Marketing Buck with Four Improved Promotional Services Offered By Outskirts Press

In its continuing effort to further support self-published authors, leading self-publishing and book marketing company Outskirts Press has increased the value of 4 different book marketing services for its authors – without increasing the costs — by adding professional marketing consultations, new social networking channels, and more.

January 26, 2010 – Denver, CO – Outskirts Press, an Inc. 500 company and the fastest growing self-publishing and book marketing company, today announced it has greatly improved four of its popular book marketing services for its growing family of self-published authors.  The CD Media Kit, Enhanced Audio Excerpt, Book Video, and Amazon Kindle Edition options by have each been expanded to bring more benefits without additional cost.

Recognizing the value and necessity of live, 1-on-1 marketing consultation, Outskirts Press has also added the 30-minute marketing call to the Enhanced Audio Excerpt option at no additional cost. The Enhanced Audio Excerpt offers a two to three minute audio recording of a section of an author’s book, recorded by book marketing guru and Blog Talk Radio host Sally Shields.  Not only is this option ideal for authors who may not like the sound of their own voice, but the Enhanced Audio Excerpt is distributed and syndicated just like a Podcast, which includes availability on multiple content sites, including iTunes. 

The CD Media Kit already offered by Outskirts Press includes a customized CD-ROM that authors can use to promote their book.  Included on the CD are a professionally written press release, an author biography and book summary, a marketing plan and promotional calendar, an author image, and a secure e-book edition of the book.  Now each CD Media Kit option includes a valuable thirty minute phone consultation with an Outskirts Press Personal Marketing Assistant, to help the author develop their marketing plan and promotional calendar to be included in the CD-ROM.

“After their marketing consultation, now our authors can hit the ground running with a full understanding of how to use their CD Media Kit and/or Enhanced Audio Excerpt to support the successful marketing of their book,” stated Outskirts Press Director of Author Support, Kelly Schuknecht.

The Book Video Trailer option offered by Outskirts Press has also been improved with no additional charge to the author to feature a newer, cutting-edge style, and now includes social networked links through Facebook and Twitter.  Outskirts Press Book Video Trailers are approximately one minute in length, professionally produced like a Hollywood movie trailer, and are embedded on the author’s own Outskirts Press webpage as well as distributed to YouTube, Metacafe, MySpace and a host of other online video outlets.

Outskirts Press books can now be available on the iPhone, thanks to the free Kindle application for the iPhone, currently one of the hottest apps on iTunes.  With the Outskirts Press Amazon Kindle Edition option, Outskirt Press is able to take advantage of Amazon’s own increased promotional services so that Outskirt Press books with Amazon Kindle editions are now available on the iPhone and iPod Touch as well as through Amazon’s regular on-line store. This announcement also comes with an improvement in the formatting and conversion processes conducted on Outskirts Press books to ensure their Kindle editions are among the best in the business.

For more details about these and other services offered by Outskirts Press, read the publishing newsletter at http://outskirtspress.com/newsletters

About Outskirts Press, Inc,: Outskirts Press, Inc. offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.

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Outskirts Press, Inc., 10940 S. Parker Rd. – 515, Parker, Colorado 80134
http://outskirtspress.com  1-888-OP-BOOKS 

 
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Posted by on January 26, 2010 in Outskirts Press News

 

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Self-Publishing Best Seller Spotlight: Moonlight

Can offering a Kindle edition of your book help your paperback (or hardback) format become a bestseller in self-publishing? 

Let’s take a look at one of the recent top 10 best selling self published books 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: Fiction/Horror
  • Content for niche audience
  • Professional cover
  • Kindle edition
  • Productive marketing services from the publisher, like:
    • author webpage
    • advertising assistance

 

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.

Only books that have been submitted to the Amazon Kindle via the required process and in the required format are available for Kindle readers to purchase and enjoy. Kindle editions of books appear on Amazon and in Amazon search listings just like any other format (such as a hardback edition). Outskirts Press offers a Kindle edition and submission service, which Outskirts Press authors can purchase at any time from within their Author’s Center.

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Posted by on December 9, 2009 in Bestseller Spotlight

 

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Win a FREE Amazon Kindle by self-publishing with Outskirts Press

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Outskirts Press is offering an exciting publishing promotion throughout the month of November, 2008.

If you complete your full Diamond publishing package payment (by paying both your deposit and your Diamond package fee) in November, your receipt will be entered into a random drawing for a free Amazon Kindle, valued at over $350.

Oprah Winfrey recently declared the Kindle her “new favorite gadget” and now you could have one of your very own.

The winner of the random drawing will be notified once the book has entered the printing phase of the publishing process.  The winner will also be announced on this blog.

There’s more! The November promotion also includes a free Amazon Kindle edition of your book at publication from among over $500 of free options. All the promotion details and the necessary promotion code are available by clicking here.

 

 
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Posted by on November 3, 2008 in Promotions

 

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What do Oprah Winfrey, Outskirts Press, and Self-Publishing Authors Have in Common?

self publishing with the kindleThey all love the Amazon Kindle! On Friday, October 24th Oprah Winfrey declared on her show that the Amazon Kindle was her new favorite gadget, and went on to say it would change everything.

 

Revolutionize, really.  According to the Association of American Publishers, the sale of e-books has grown nearly 56% since 2002. The Kindle, which was announced with much fanfare in 2007, is an integral part of this trend. Unlike previous iterations of “ebook readers,” the Amazon Kindle is easy to operate, comfortable to use, and has many attractive consumer options.

 

Authors recognize the benefits and the potential of the Kindle, too. “Oprah’s endorsement of the Kindle is going to send sales of the device skyrocketing,” stated Outskirts Press CEO Brent Sampson. “Always on the cutting-edge of the industry, Outskirts Press is excited to introduce our Amazon Kindle Submission Service, which helps our published authors get their ebooks available on the Kindle in time to reap the benefits from this buzz.”

This new marketing option for Outskirts Press authors makes it remarkably easy for authors to present their work in digital format, which customers can then download to the Kindle, Amazon’s popular electronic reading device. The Amazon Kindle edition then appears in Amazon’s search results (along with any other formats such as paperback or hardback editions), resulting in increased exposure of the book’s cover. This brings the book browser that much closer to becoming a book buyer.

 

 

 
 

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Does Oprah Love the Amazon Kindle?

Speaking of the Kindle, be sure to watch the Oprah Winfrey show on Friday, October 24th to see if the Amazon Kindle qualifies as Oprah’s newest “favorite gadget ever.”  Is she talking about the Kindle when she says it will change everything? Tune in to find out, and then when the buzz erupts, be sure your book is already a part of the Kindle library by submitting your published book to the Amazon Kindle with the Outskirts Press Amazon Kindle Submission Service, available for Outskirts Press books.

Speaking of Kindle, what does Amazon have to say about its own device? Look at the Amazon detail page for the Kindle to see how Amazon uses its own knowledge of the features available to highlight its own product. What can you learn from this? Compare YOUR detail page with the Kindle page to see how you can improve your book’s listing on Amazon.  For more help, Brent Sampson’s book, Sell Your Book on Amazon, can help.

To order all the marketing services available for Outskirts Press published authors, visit your Marketing Options page from your author’s center. Not yet a published Outskirts Press author? Click here to get started publishing today.

 
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Posted by on October 24, 2008 in Advice

 

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Amazon Kindle Great for Self-Published Fiction

A quick note to draw your attention to something special about the Amazon Kindle. It’s a great platform for fiction. There’s probably little surprise to hear that non-fiction is an “easier sell” than fiction when it comes to books. But the Amazon Kindle is the great equalizer if you’ve written a fiction book. We highlighted our top ten Kindle books is the last post. A full 50% of them were fiction.  Regardless of whether you have published a fiction book or non-fiction book, the Kindle edition is a worthwhile addition. But if you’ve written fiction, it’s particularly important. Click here for the Amazon Kindle Submission Service.

Not yet published? Get started with Outskirts Press today.

 
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Posted by on October 22, 2008 in Advice

 

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