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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!


The Bachelor’s Guide To The Galaxy!

by Larry ‘Von Lars’ Wehunt

(5 Stars – 1 Customer Review)

Price: $38.95

by Larry ‘Von Lars’ Wehunt’s “The Bachelor’s Guide To The Galaxy!.” This book is the retro and modern day guide to the new millennium renaissance man and bachelor of today. It is a comprehensive mind-blowing journey into the all-encompassing jet-setting lifestyle of the free modern day American and western bachelor – an international “bachelor manifesto.” The smart bachelor knows that to change your life that you must first change your thinking! Learn to plan for a life of success and to be one of the lucky ones.

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Posted by on April 22, 2014 in Featured Book of the Week

 

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Top 10 Books Celebrating Nature: A Salute to Earth Day

Outskirts Press has had the pleasure over the years of helping thousands of self-publishing novelists, poets, scientific and theological experts and more get their ideas and creative visions to print. Nowhere is the diversity of their talents on better display than in today’s Top 10 books list.

This week we celebrate Earth Day with our list of Top 10 Books Celebrating Nature. From collections of poetry to stories of conservation to climatology and natural science, it’s all covered here:

Beneath the Surface: Stories of Scuba Diving

The Community

Cricket and the Northern Lights

God's Art Gallery

Going Green Using Diatomaceous Earth How-To Tips

The Last Buffalo

Life Lessons from Nature

The Meeting of the Waters

My Best Teachers

Why It's Not Carbon Dioxide After All

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 April 22, 2014 in Top 10

 

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Accidents by Phillip Rohlin Virtual Book Tour

As an author in this economy, you have to come up with creative ways to market a self-published book. While book tours are a great way to connect with your readers, they aren’t the most affordable method of promotion. However, technology has made it possible for an alternative.

Take note from self-publishing Outskirts Press author, Phillip Rohlin, who is taking his latest book, Accidents, on tour – a virtual book tour, that is. He will be featured on several blogs over the weeks and months ahead so keep your eyes peeled to learn more about him and his book.


Luckily for us, Phillip was kind enough to answer a few questions as the tour was getting started so that we can give you a sneak peek into the mind of the creator of Accidents.

Accidents book cover

OP: Tell us a little bit about Accidents. What is it about?

PR: The book is about attorneys who are embroiled in tough, grass roots street practices which both drain them and bring out creative solutions to the harrying demands of the their work. One attorney believes there is more to life than what he is doing and he extricates himself and moves to the beach for some isolation and to figure out who he is. His involvement with the martial arts has taught him to shut-down his mind and explore realities beyond the mundane. His friends continue to haunt him with their problems, and their missteps bring forth hilarious scenarious with which they all must deal. The attorney at the beach is having a serious love affair with a beautiful woman who feels he is taking himself too seriously, but his friend, the famous writer Henry Miller, encourages him to continue with his voyage of self-discovery. There is a murder. There is retaliation. There is the development of an unlikely cult. There is lots of fun and some seriously contemplative moments.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

PR: I decided to write the book because I felt I had something to say to the world about a person’s place in a merciless system that sucks the life out of who you are who you might have been if you could extricate yourself and try to figure things out.

OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?

PR: I believe that any thinking person who loves humor and is trying to figure out his place in this chaotic world would be interested in my book.

OP: What is special about your book? What differentiates it from other books in the same category?

PR: I believe my book approaches life on many dimensions. It looks at the practical world of survival and making a living and explores the inner protests and rebellion of anyone who feels he is being dragged along a path that is counter to his or her inner creative inclinations. It explores necessities on both the practical and spiritual levels of existence and is completely relevant to our times. It will be fun lawyers who deal with the rough and tumble world of client resolution, and to anyone else who is fighting to discover his true calling in an insensitive and sterile world.

OP: Have you published any other books? Do you plan to publish more?

PR: This is the first book I have published and I would like to do a sequel.

OP: Thanks for your time, J.C.! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!

Accidents Author Phillip RohlinABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Phillip Rohlin graduated with honors and a Doctor Of Jurisprudence degree from UCLA Law School and became a Deputy Attorney General for the State of California working under Attorney General Stanley Mosk preparing criminal appellate briefs in response to appeals from convictions at the trial court level. He then worked as a trial lawyer for a large defense firm that represented insurance companies. Thereafter, he opened his own office. He studied Tae Kwondo Karate with a famous master for thirty-three years and has a third degree black belt. He has competed in numerous Los Angeles city karate tournaments. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters.

For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/accidents

This author purchased the Virtual Book Tour marketing option, which allows self-publishing authors to connect with bloggers and harness the power of the blogosphere by taking their book on the “virtual road”. Learn more about this service by visiting your Publishing Center and reviewing the available marketing options.

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Amazon Featured Book-of-the-Week

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The Symbiotic Section

by Tina Louise Brotz

(4 Stars – 6 Customer Reviews)

Price: $16.95

Tina Louise Brotz’s “The Symbiotic Section.” The edgy streets of Chicago provide the backdrop for a riveting tale that seamlessly blends danger and passion with the high-powered corporate world and the seedier side of the city in a story of greed, corruption, truth, and sensuality. Fiercely independent Michelle Pierson is a highly successful entrepreneur. Still gorgeous in her early thirties, she realizes that she is now at a crossroads in her life and faces a final showdown that not only threatens the very foundation of her family but will change her life forever.

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Posted by on April 18, 2014 in Featured Book of the Week

 

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Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Eli Jay

Self-publishing authors are a unique and hearty bunch, pushing themselves to their limits to produce great works — with no guarantees. Outskirts Press author Eli Jay is one such writer, gracing young readers with three entertaining and educational books in the Poppy series. We’re looking forward to more from this talented author. This week we feature Eli Jay in our Self-Publishing Author Spotlight.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Eli Jay is the author of Poppy, The Wandering Balloon, Poppy and the Stranger and Poppy and the Fat Puppy. She is also a physician and a native of Washington, DC. It is here that Eli lives with her family and continues to write, produce and illustrate her Poppy adventures. Many of these adventures will live on through a delightful and intriguing children’s series for decades to come. Poppy is an adorable little green balloon, described by many reviewers as the ideal representation of the inner child within each one of us. Poppy is a character who happens to be a source of inspiration, hope and comfort to those big and small. And that is just what he will be to you and your family as you enter his world.

Poppy, The Wandering BalloonPoppy, The Wandering Balloon

Poppy, The Wandering Balloon is the introduction of a new heroic children’s literary character, who will live on through a series of adventures and experiences for years to come. Poppy is a character to whom both children (ages 2 and up) and adults can relate. He is sweet, innocent, cautious, courageous — and adorable. He is sometimes shy and fearful of the cruel cold world outside — just as we all are. But when faced with certain realities and challenges in life, Poppy rises above by cautiously and thoughtfully weighing all possibilities and finding  solutions. Toward the end of his journey, he learns the true meaning of “self” in relation to his peers, as well as his environment. Meet and enjoy Poppy, for he will become your true and best friend for life!

Paperback
Format: 8.5 x 8.5 color paperback, 33 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Mar 31, 2011)
ISBN10: 1432768557
ISBN13: 9781432768553
Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General

Poppy and the StrangerPoppy and the Stranger

Introduced in Poppy, The Wandering Balloon, Poppy floats off again on another adventure. This time, Poppy faces a dark stranger under the moonlight. In an effort to evade the this mysterious being, Poppy drifts his way through the woods, meeting old forest friends and making new ones along the way. But it’s only Lyndon the Bear who can help Poppy find a real solution to the fear of rejection and gain the courage to be himself. Find out what else Poppy learns in this epic journey.

 

Paperback
Format: 8.5 x 8.5 color paperback, 41 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Sep 07, 2012)
ISBN10: 1432797522
ISBN13: 9781432797522
Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General

Poppy and the Fat PuppyPoppy and the Fat Puppy

Our adorable little green balloon is back to the rescue! While continuing his educational adventures, Poppy the Wandering Balloon meets a homeless and depressed fat puppy in the park. Distraught by the puppy’s sadness, Poppy helps his new friend in need. Together, they embark on a journey of getting healthy, fit, and having some good old-fashioned fun! Poppy would love to adopt the puppy as his own. But only Dr. Helpman, the local vet, has a real solution to help aid Poppy in his dilemma to save the fat puppy from a sad and lonely existence. Find out how Poppy saves this remarkable puppy, and how you can help save a stranded puppy of your own!

Paperback
Format: 8.5 x 8.5 color paperback, 39 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Aug 30, 2013)
ISBN10: 1478700033
ISBN13: 9781478700036
Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General

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Amazon Featured Book-of-the-Week

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Caledonia Switch

by Steven Lane Smith

(5 Stars – 11 Customer Reviews)

Price: $21.95

Steven Lane Smith’s “Caledonia Switch.” John Wesley Hardin is the smartest kid in Caledonia. He memorized the Periodic Table of the Elements in four days and people call him a genius. John’s chronic overconfidence upsets the balance between risk and reward in his decision-making. Believing that he can rescue his father’s hardware store from failure, he takes huge risks that threaten to ruin him and his family financially. Each brush with disaster emboldens him to take on even greater risks.

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Posted by on April 15, 2014 in Featured Book of the Week

 

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It’s National Poetry Month! Celebrate by Using a Poetry Publishing Kit to Publish Your Own Book

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
It’s National Poetry Month –
What’s a self-publishing poet to do?

Celebrate, that’s what! Founded by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is held every April. Together, schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers and poets all across the country celebrate poetry and its vital place in American arts culture through a variety of events, from poetry readings to full-fledged festivals. It’s only fitting to choose this month as the time to contribute your own verses to the art of poetry — and it’s much easier than you might think!

With help from Outskirts Press, you have the power to quickly and easily publish a fully-formatted, professionally-designed volume of your works with our affordable and convenient Poetry Publishing Kit. Formatting elements like justification, centering, page spreads, margins, page numbering, graphical elements, and title drops — elements that can take a writer a great deal of time to set up — are done for you, allowing you to simply cut and paste your work into a pre-formatted document.

Each Poetry Formatting Kit comes with two Microsoft 2003 document files:

Use the “Easy” file …

  • as building blocks to add more pages
  • move poems around
  • add or replace included graphics
  • further customize your book however you want

Or use the “Easier” file …

  • to simply cut and paste up to 30 poems directly into the file.
  • add each respective title above each of your poems
  • accommodate a wide variety of poetry lengths

When you’re ready to publish your book of poetry, you will have a beautiful, professionally-formatted and print-ready manuscript (in 6×9 trim) to submit as-is for high-quality black/white printing.

The best part, perhaps, is that you can preview the kit before committing so you can be sure the kit will work for you! Check it out for yourself …

                                                      

 

 
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Posted by on April 14, 2014 in Advice, Anthology, book marketing

 

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Amazon Featured Book-of-the-Week

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Breaking News

by Laxleyval Sagasta

Price: $18.95

Laxleyval Sagasta’s “Breaking News.” Beginning in the mid-1800s and spanning a century of history, this book weaves stories of two neighboring islands and their linked destinies. The Princess who risked her safety to escape from her hostile country, found herself at the mercy of cruel forces on the neighboring island where she hoped to find refuge. Her children, twins, have the unstoppable human will to survive as they experience the cultures, catastrophes, romance, mysteries and atrocities.

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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Posted by on April 11, 2014 in Featured Book of the Week

 

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Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Elton Houck

Self-publishing authors are a unique and hearty bunch, pushing themselves to their limits to produce great works — with no guarantees. Outskirts Press author Elton Houck is one such writer. To date, he’s authored three books under the Outskirts Press name, and we’re looking forward to more from this talented author. This week we features Houck in our Self-Publishing Author Spotlight.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Elton Houck
Elton Houck — author, song writer and artist — unveils an action/adventure end-time series that is comedic, insightful, horrific, outlandish and sublime. Uniquely geared for our day and hour, as we witness Biblical prophetic adventures transpire in a world that seems to have gone completely mad. Elton lives just outside of Dallas, Texas, with his wife Sheila and their dog named Boo. Elton has BAAS and MLA degrees from Dallas Baptist University.

The Hand of God: Vol. 1 SeriesThe Hand of God: Vol. 1 Series

Devils and angels collide in the final days of history. The end is near as the battle to stay alive becomes a nerve rattling adventure at its peak of explosive excitement.

Have you ever fled for your life from hell spawns sent to destroy you, or had a mystical invisible figure eight brand appear on your wrist? Have you met with Satan and the Anti-Christ in the Peruvian cloud forest? Soon you will! Get ready for adventure leaving you astonished and amazed by the Hand of God.

Paperback
Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream, 475 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Oct 29, 2010)
ISBN10: 1432761919
ISBN13: 9781432761912
Genre: FICTION / Religious

 

Blood of the Moon: Vol. 2 SeriesBlood of the Moon: Vol. 2 Series

The saga continues in volume 2—BLOOD OF THE MOON. The man who would be king and rule the world–the Antichrist explodes onto the scene placing planet Earth in peril. The U.S.A. is under siege and on the verge of destruction! After nukes are detonated in the Brazilian rain forest and in Mexico, the plot becomes even more sinister when time is measured in the Biblical unit of–a time and a time and half time– and then the end! General George Scott Hammond under presidential mandate to secure the U.S. border with Mexico must fire nukes on unarmed civilians …Rodney and Oscar return from hell to taunt and tempt and reap havoc and mayhem with laughable but devilishly sinister schemes… The man of power brings the dead back to life, then proclaims himself god and savior–but is he from heaven’s shores, or the lower recesses of hell? The U.S. government is toppled by a military coup that could plunge the country into another bloody civil war. The Crew of 8 receives a fearful warning and must face a new threat–will God rain down fire and brimstone on degenerate America? Is it too late? Time is short–but is there enough time to repent and escape the wrath to come?

Paperback
Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream, 348 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Aug 24, 2011)
ISBN10: 1432732625
ISBN13: 9781432732622
Genre: FICTION / Action & Adventure

The 6th Day: The Mud Walks and TalksThe 6th Day: The Mud Walks and Talks

Walking barefooted to within inches of a diamond-back rattlesnake, or running from rushing water in an underground tunnel…or fleeing from tornadoes by land and sea…nearly being crushed by a speeding locomotive…or perched precariously on the seaward side of a jetty as tumultuous waves cover everything…or seated near the clouds on a high voltage electrical tower—the author often felt the hand of Death on his shoulder, but dismissed his close calls with eternity, failing to acknowledge God’s compassionate care and love for even the foolhardy and flagrantly obtuse.

Paperback
Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream, 325 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Aug 28, 2013)
ISBN10: 1478701420
ISBN13: 9781478701422
Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers

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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!


Christianity Karma and Reincarnation

by Micheal J. Andrisano, Sr.

Price: $31.95

Micheal J. Andrisano, Sr.’s “Christianity Karma and Reincarnation.” Many people in the world today are lost, going through their lives with no direction, enduring terrible pain, becoming increasingly hopeless and inflicting pain on others. Christianity Karma and Reincarnation is what you have been waiting for. It reveals why confusion exists in so many lives today. It tells you how to find your path more clearly back to God and explains why mankind needs to better understand his purpose here in this Garden, that is, Earth.

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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