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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!


In God We Trust: The Left’s War Against America

by Gerald Rahelich

(5 Stars – 14 Customer Reviews)

Price: $15.95

Gerald Rahelich’s “In God We Trust: The Left’s War Against America.” Most people are familiar with the term “political correctness,” but few Americans know that it was originally conceived in Frankfurt, Germany, in the early 1930s through The Institute for Social Research designed to bring about the triumph of socialism. The author dares to speak the truth about what is happening in our society and addresses the evils of socialism, the weapons used, and suggestions for combating the leftist assault on America.

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Author Poll: Writer Taylor Hardman wants your help with her cover

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

Book Summary

Bill Evans feels his life plan is on track. He has his own heating and air conditioning company in the hot California town on the banks of the Colorado River. He has enough work to survive if he keeps expenses down. The repairs and upgrades on an old house he bought at auction are coming along. Then, a box of old letters sends him on a detour.

A beautiful young history teacher offers to help him research the events described in the letters and learn more about the soldier and the young woman who had dreams of their own. Soon there is more than just research involved.

Having your own business is never easy, certainly not in a tight economy, and complications are soon multiplying. Can Evans meet all the challenges and still find time to follow his heart?

About the Author

Taylor Hardman worked as a high school teacher and administrator, teaching a variety of classes including creative writing and consumer math. Summers were spent helping in the family heating and air conditioning business. Interests include travel, reading, writing, and photography, especially pictures of the four Hardman daughters and family pets.

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

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Posted by on May 21, 2015 in book marketing

 

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Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Newman Young

Each week, we celebrate one of our successful authors in our Self-Publishing Author Spotlight. This week Outskirts Press proudly features Newman Young, author of several books through Outskirts Press. Learn more about Newman Young and his educational works in this week’s Self-Publishing Author Spotlight.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Newman Young, originally of Vernon, Texas, earned both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees from Midwestern State University. He was a varsity athlete in football at the university. His career in education spans nearly four decades, where he held positions as a teacher, coach, principal-including time spent as the principal and superintendent of his daughter’s high school. He currently lives in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Circle the Wagons
In a school setting, the stage is set for some of the most interesting happenings to occur…So begins Circle the Wagons, a collection of public school experiences gathered and told by long-time educator and administrator Newman Young. During a hectic day at school and in very trying situations, teachers and principals will often say to one another, “We had better circle the wagons today,” a phrase that inspired the title of this book. The stories and anecdotes found within cover more than half a century, each one told from the perspective of a student, a teacher, a parent, an administrator, or a school board member. In all, 31 educators have contributed their experiences to this book. It is the author’s sincere hope that you will look fondly upon your own school days, and perhaps see them in a whole new light, as we Circle the Wagons.
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Hardback
Format: 6 x 9 casebound glossy, 156 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (July 15, 2007)
ISBN: 9781432703448
Genre: EDUCATION/GENERAL

Saddle the Wind
It’s a month after General Robert E. Lee has surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant, but one Union Colonel in Texas is still looking for a little more glory from the Civil War. He figures he can take over the Confederate stronghold in Brownsville Texas with little struggle. He is wrong. After two days of fierce fighting, Colonel Theodore H. Barrett orders his Union troops to retreat back to the Texas coast and board a waiting ship. The Confederate Army has won the final battle of the Civil War. Young Karl Hagan is a brave member of that Confederate detachment at Brownsville. Saddle the Wind is his story. Like many of the men who settle the American West after the Civil War, Karl is a hard-working, God fearing man. His tale is one of risk taking adventures, cattle drives, ranching, romance and the settling of a close knit family on the rugged plains of the old American West.
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Hardback
Format: 6 x 9 casebound glossy, 209 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (May 29, 2010)
ISBN: 9781432750169
Genre: FICTION/Westerns

Comanche DawnThe thrilling adventure of America’s frontier days was often punctuated by bloody, terrifying conflict between determined settlers and Indians who would brutally defend the territory that was rightfully theirs. One of the most tragic events in Texas history was the Comanche and Kiowa Indian attack and massacre at Fort Parker in May of 1836. Many inhabitants of the fort were slaughtered, scalped, and horribly mutilated. Some were chased into the woods, or ran away to escape. But five people were taken captive, including nine-year-old Cynthia Ann Parker, and her five-year-old brother John. Despite the violence between settlers and Indians, it was often the case that Indians would adopt children taken captive, and raise them as valued members of the tribe. Comanche Dawn is the true story of Cynthia Ann Parker, adopted by the Comanche, the Lords of the Southern Plains. Saddle up and ride into the proud history of the tribe, their raids on Texas settlements, their fierce battles with the United States Cavalry – and immerse yourself in the remarkable life of a little Texas girl who would grow up to marry Comanche Chief Peta Nocona, and whose son, Quanah, would become a legendary Comanche chief.

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Hardback
Format: 6 x 9 color casebound glossy, 127 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jan 20, 2012)
ISBN: 9781432785031
Genre: HISTORY/Native Americans

Across the Rio Llano
The year is 1860. In 1861 Texas seceded from the Union. Young Lenz Adler is seized by a desire to join the fray and volunteers for the Texas Confederate 8th Cavalry. After the war, Lenz marries his sweetheart, Anna Krause, and they begin their life together, ranching and farming in Llano County, Texas.

Lenz is soon hired as a special agent of the Texas Rangers to check brands and track down stolen cattle from herds driven up the western cattle trail to Dodge City, Kansas. It’s a lawless period in Texas-a time of outlaws and cattle rustlers and Indian raids on settlements-and the Texas Rangers provide a measure of order for the developing frontier. Across the Rio Llano is a sweeping tale of these times, following one family’s fight to survive and prosper in this desolate, yet breathtakingly beautiful land.
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Hardback
Format: 6 x 9 color casebound white glossy, 147 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Feb 28, 2014)
ISBN: 9781478729983
Genre: FICTION/Historical

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Top 10 Self-Publishing Book Marketing Tactics for April 2015

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 April 2015, listed below in alphabetical order:

Amazon Extreme Package Amazon Extreme Package: Save 25% on 3 of our marketing services focused on Amazon.com. 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 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.
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.
EVVY Awards Submission EVVY Awards Submission: Winning a book award helps separate your book from the rest, especially when it is the coveted “EVVY Awards” and “Book of the Year” Award, held annually by Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA).
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.
Apple iPad iPhone Standard Edition Apple iPad/iPhone Standard Edition: Allows self-publishing authors to enter the ebook marketplace at significantly lower upfront cost with a no-hassle, standard iBookstore retail price of $9.99. It’s the simplest one-click solution for published authors to publish a book in Apple’s iBookstore.
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!
Readers Favorite Award Submission 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.

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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Amazon Featured Book-of-the-Week

Here’s this week’s Featured Book-of-the-Week available now on Amazon.com!


From The Horns Of The Bull To The USA

by Hector Espinosa

(5 Stars – 2 Customer Reviews)

Price: $14.95

Hector Espinosa’s “From The Horns Of The Bull To The USA.” Written from the heart, a true life story vividly crafted since the age of three while living in Colombia, with the unimaginable odds of surviving perils and sickness. Subsequently, with those experiences, a history of determination, drama, and love since immigrating to the United States in 1960.

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 Best-Selling Books in Self-Publishing for April 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 April 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 April 2015 were:








Congratulations to our best-selling authors for the month of April 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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Get Your Self-Published Book Reviewed by Professionals Today!

As a self-published author, you need book reviews to complement your book, but you may not have the time to handle all of the details. As a published Outskirts Press author, you don’t have to! With our Book Review Submission Service, you can relax while we do all of the “heavy lifting” for you.

We have located and vetted book reviewers who have all shown the tendency to review alternatively/self-published books. Your book will be submitted to reviewers like:

  • Beth’s Book Review
  • Readers Favorite
  • Midwest Book Review
  • Book Ideas
  • Reader Views
  • Syndicated Reviewer
  • Rebecca’s Reads
  • American Book Review
  • Book Pleasures
  • Conny Crisalli
  • And MORE!

In addition to receiving a complimentary copy of your book, the reviewers will also receive a professional cover letter, a copy of your press release, and your sales sheet. We take care of all of that for you, including sending the review copy!

Reviews can take approximately 2-4 months (but can take longer) and are typically posted by the reviewers on their own website or blog. As always, remember that no one (including the author nor Outskirts Press) has any control over whether the book reviewer chooses to write a review, decides to share a review that is written, or what the review will say (positive or negative).

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