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Amazon Featured Book-of-the-Week

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The Miracle Church

by Dr. Les C. Wicker

(5 Stars – 9 Customer Reviews)

Price: $12.95

Dr. Les C. Wicker’s “The Miracle Church.” This is a book about a pastor’s journey in planting a new church and the people who rallied around the cause of the new church start. It is also a book about faith to believe that we are called to do certain things in life and to commit ourselves to that calling. When we do that, wonderful and unbelievable things happen as is evidenced in this book.

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Outskirts Press Announces New Google Books Preview Option

Self-publishing authors can now get a tantalizing sample of their book in front of millions of readers quickly and easily with the new Google Books Preview Option, available through Outskirts Press.

There are several benefits to the Google Books Preview Program that all contribute to a vastly to greater sales opportunity:

Your book instantly becomes more visible. Google Books’ Preview Program lets readers all over the world discover your book and view a preview.
Your book becomes more discoverable. Google scans and indexes the text of your entire book for its search engine. That means there are more words and phrases tied to your book that could lead curious readers straight to you.
Readers get a sneak peek. When prospective book buyers find your book on Google Books, they’re automatically given access to a limited preview of your book to further entice them to buy.
Links make buying easy. A series of links within your Google Books listing lead readers straight to your book with major online book retailers.

The Google Books Preview option from Outskirts Press is an inexpensive and extremely effective way to get your book before a sizable audience of avid readers.

Get selling now! If you are an Outskirts Press published author, just follow the “Click to Order” link below and add the product to your cart to complete your purchase. We’ll handle all of the submission details for you!

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Author Poll: Writer Dr. Lawrence W. Bradley wants your help with his cover

Dr. Lawrence W. Bradley is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And he wants your help deciding his book cover.

Book Summary

Along with all manner of European-American immigrants to North America’s Great Plains in the nineteenth century – farmers, miners, gamblers, soldiers, trappers, and many others – came hunters of dinosaur bones. Word had reached some of American archeology’s best-known names that a rich trove of ancient bones lay on Sioux (Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota) land. Paleontologists, including Othniel Charles Marsh (1831-1899), pioneer of American vertebrate paleontology, may have been illegally trespassing while exploring and collecting fossils on Indian lands. The search was on, and soon academic reputations were being built on fossils taken from Native lands and peoples, often without their consent. These fossil-collecting exploits helped build the foundation for the Peabody Museum of Yale University, and others, as the “golden age” of archaeology unfolded using paleontology resources taken from Lakota lands and peoples. Lawrence W. Bradley, who was raised by an Oglala Lakota stepfather, brings this story to life from a Native point of view. This is fascinating reading, told the first time, as he calls for “a new concept of physical geography” that “exposes indigenous paleontology resource dispossession and allows paleontology to conscientiously advance into the twenty-first century.”
Bruce E. Johansen
Jacob J. Isaacson University Research Professor
School of Communication and Native American Studies
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Johansen is the author of The Encyclopedia of the American Indian Movement (Greenwood, 2013), and other works.

About the Author

Dr. Lawrence W. Bradley, Adjunct Professor of Geography/Geology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, may be America’s leading expert on vertebrate fossils dispossessed from Native American lands. He was raised by Oglala Lakota since he was two years old and has family history with Indigenous tribes of New Mexico Territory.

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

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Posted by on July 25, 2014 in Author Inspiration, Survey Poll

 

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Amazon Featured Book-of-the-Week

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The Studio

by Walter F. Todd with Stacey Todd

Price: $14.95

Walter F. Todd’s “The Studio.” Through life’s storms, The Studio was a beacon of light. Walt couldn’t have dreamed how two beautiful but damaged stained glass panels would impact the course of his life. The craft became one of his therapies along with a year-long adventure of travel after the loss of his wife, his mother and his brother. This candid, warm memoir will resonate with everyone who has experienced love and loss…and everyone who has found their center in a creative pursuit.

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Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Dr. James E. Jones

Outskirts Press works hard to help self-publishing authors make their dreams come true, and we’ve had had the good fortune to work with many talented and successful individuals over the years. For that reason, it’s important to give a nod to the authors who’ve, in turn, contributed to our success. Every now and then, we celebrate one of our successful authors in our Self-Publishing Author Spotlight.

This week Outskirts Press proudly features author Dr. James E. Jones, self-publishing author of performing arts books, including Exploring the Sixth Sense and Impromptu Mentalism, in which he shares his unique insight and expertise on the craft of mentalism.

Dr. James E. JonesABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dr. James E. Jones has been involved with magic and Mentalism for over 45 years. His professional career has been in health and healthcare education at the university level. He has held faculty and administrative academic appointments at four universities in the United States. He is a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and the Society of American Magicians. Additionally, he is a Certified Hypnotist and member of the National Guild of Hypnotists.

Exploring the Sixth Sense: An Introduction to Performance MentalismExploring the Sixth Sense

This volume will provide the reader interested in performance mentalism a basic foundation for study and performance. Each routine described can be constructed from common materials at a very reasonable cost. If materials are required commercially from magic dealers, information is provided where they can be located from multiple sources. After reading the routines the individual will have an understanding of methodologies and performance criteria to develop a successful mentalism presentation.

Information is provided on ways in which to develop and personalize routines that have proven successful in a wide range of audiences and venues.

Product details…
Paperback
Format: 6.14 x 9.21 Paperback, 107 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Oct 09, 2009)
ISBN10: 143274450X
ISBN13: 9781432744502
Genre: PERFORMING ARTS / General

Impromptu Mentalism: Practical Effects for Mentalists and MagiciansImpromptu Mentalism: Practical Effects for Mentalists and Magicians

This volume will provide the reader a wide variety of Impromptu Mentalism effects suitable for performing with little prior notice and few materials. The effects provided cover a wide range of topics and allows the individual to “pick and choose” effects that appeal to their individual performance needs and preferences. All effects are very direct and do not require any special degree of memorization or sleight of hand expertise allowing the performer to concentrate on presentation. From the effects provided a solid impromptu program can be constructed.

Product details…
Paperback
Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback white, 167 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Dec 28, 2011)
ISBN10: 1432783025
ISBN13: 9781432783020
Genre: PERFORMING ARTS / General

Impromptu Mentalism Card Effects for Mentalists and MagiciansImpromptu Mentalism Card Effects for Mentalists and Magicians

Learn over 30 outstanding impromptu mentalism card effects! Each effect uses simple methods, essentially self-working and requires no sleight of hand. From these effects the reader can construct and perform an entertaining display of mentalism, concentrating on presentation, using a single deck of borrowed playing cards.

The theory of Occam’s razor states that, when faced with competing ideas that lead to the same outcome, go with the simpler one. This is an important performing concept to live by. This volume will provide the reader a significant number of practical, outstanding impromptu mentalism card effects. Each effect uses simple methods, essentially self-working and requires no sleight of hand. After studying the effects the reader can construct and perform an entertaining display of mentalism, concentrating on presentation, using a single deck of borrowed playing cards. This is especially important in an impromptu situation. Information is also provided on ways in which to develop and personalize routines that have proven successful in a wide range of audiences and venues.

Product details…
Paperback
Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback white, 175 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Sep 30, 2013)
ISBN10: 1478703709
ISBN13: 9781478703709
Genre: PERFORMING ARTS / General

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Amazon Featured Book-of-the-Week

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Falling

by C.S. Wadlington

(5 Stars – 7 Customer Reviews)

Price: $16.95

C.S. Wadlington’s “Falling.” Nycole Spencer was picture perfect until she met Blake Ellis. Neither of them expected to go down a dark path – but a sexy stranger and a manipulative ex wreaked havoc with their budding romance. Forced to deal with her past and a web of lies in the present, Nycole finds her future in peril.

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Outskirts Press Self-Publishing Authors Take Top Spots in ForeWord’s 2013 IndieFab Awards

Looking for that next sizzling summer read? We can recommend a few that now have the official ForeWord stamp of approval. Outskirts Press self-published authors have taken several top spots in the ForeWord Reviews 2013 IndieFab Awards! Our independently published authors made us proud once again, garnering 11 finalist nominations in the adult fiction, adult non-fiction and children’s book genres.

The annual ForeWord IndieFab Awards has for the past 15 years recognized the best in independent/self-published books. Winners are awarded cash prizes, along with priceless industry recognition that helps indie authors continue to make connections with readers and publishing insiders. More than 1,300 entries in 62 categories were considered for the awards, which represent the very best in small publishing offerings. Congratulations to the following Outskirts Press authors for your recognition in the 2013 awards!

Adult Fiction

Sleight of Hand: Shadow GamesFantasy

Finalist: Sleight of Hand: Shadow Games by Jennifer Fales

Action & Adventure

Finalist: Sleight of Hand: Shadow Games

The Poison Ring by Freddie RemzaMulticultural

Finalist: The Poison Ring by Freddie Remza

Michael Divine: The Fallen by T.J. RichardsGeneral

Finalist: Michael Divine: The Fallen by T.J. Richards

Future Prometheus: Emergence & Evolution by J.M. EricksonScience Fiction

Honorable Mention: Future Prometheus: Emergence & Evolution by J.M. Erickson

Adult Non-Fiction

Moving Mountains by James WildeAdventure & Recreation

Finalist: Moving Mountains: How the Dream to Climb the Seven Summits Transformed into the Charity Global H2O by James Wilde, Madalena Moreira de Sa (editor), Janne Flostrand (illustrator), Madara Repse (photographer), and Chris Wooten (designer)

Viva Laughter! by Patrick ShannonHumor

Silver: Viva Laughter! by Patrick Shannon

Rational Polemics: Tackling the Ethical Dilemmas of Life by Richard Todd DevensPhilosophy

Honorable Mention: Rational Polemics: Tackling the Ethical Dilemmas of Life by Richard Todd Devens

A Nantucket Experience: A Year in the Life of a Wash Ashore by Shellie DunlapTravel Essays

Finalist: A Nantucket Experience: A Year in the Life of a Wash Ashore by Shellie Dunlap

Children’s

Angel and Brie by Barbara LopuszynskiJuvenile Fiction

Bronze: Angel and Brie by Barbara Lopuszynski

Later Gator, In a While Crocodile by Mike Fortunato and Shannon Parish (illustrator)Picture Books, Early Reader

Finalist: Later Gator, In a While Crocodile by Mike Fortunato and Shannon Parish (illustrator)

Do you have a potential award-winning book inside of you, yearning to get out? Let Outskirts Press guide you to realizing your book publishing dream!

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Amazon Featured Book-of-the-Week

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Lucinda

by Anna Alra DerSarkisian

(4.5 Stars – 4 Customer Reviews)

Price: $10.95

Anna Alra DerSarkisian’s “Lucinda.” An ailing widow searches for a couple to adopt her children after she’s gone. Her grandparents & twin sons, Hovan and Garo escape from Turkey in 1913. On their journey, Garo is separated from the family and lands in America, but the family settles in France. Everyone assumed Garo was killed. Forty years later, Lucinda finds her uncle, Garo. Follow their lives in this emotional story of heartaches and triumph.

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Coming Soon: Outskirts Press’ Fandemonium Volume 4!

It’s that time of year again: the time when Outskirts Press shines the self-publishing spotlight on our Facebook friends in our annual Fandemonium collection, available soon in the Outskirts Press bookstore.Fandemonium

Each year, Fandemonium brings Outskirts Press Facebook members together to experience the joy of publishing with Outskirts Press first-hand. Facebook Fandemonium gives writers the unique opportunity to get their work published and benefit a great cause at the same time. Outskirts Press kicked off the fourth annual Fandemonium collection earlier this year, accepting hundreds of submissions of poetry, short stories, excerpts, recipes or anecdotes for free publication in Fandemonium Volume 4.

The result of this unique crowdsourcing effort is a collection of superior writing from the Outskirts Press Facebook community, the profits of which provide much-needed funding to the American Red Cross on behalf of Outskirts Press and its Facebook fans.

We’d like to thank the many writers and Facebook fans who shared their talent and good work with Outskirts Press. And an especially big tip of the hat to our Fandemonium Volume 4 finalists, who rose to the top of a very competitive field of authors. The featured authors in Fandemonium Volume 4 are:

Fandemonium Volume 4

Once again, thank you to all who submitted their work for Fandemonium. Keep an eye on the Outskirts Press blog for updates on the publication of Fandemonium Volume 4.

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Amazon Featured Book-of-the-Week

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The Prayer Wheel Odyssey

by Stephen S. Janes

(4.5 Stars – 3 Customer Reviews)

Price: $21.95

Stephen S. Janes’ “The Prayer Wheel Odyssey.” The fate of the world is in one woman’s hands. After a man is shot to death at The White House, a passerby finds a document fallen at the site of the tragedy. Suddenly, he is drawn into a mythic hero’s quest. Brilliantly crafted from the political and environmental realities we face, this book is a uniquely spellbinding thriller that will open your eyes to what could happen to our planet if just one mistake is made…or just one person tips the balance for personal gain.

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