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Top 10 Self-Publishing Thanksgiving Books

Happy Thanksgiving!

In celebration, Outskirts Press is pleased to announce the Top 10 self-published books that are perfect for Thanksgiving. In alphabetical order, they are:

To all our current and upcoming authors, we wish you a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving Day!

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9 Reasons Independent Authors Can Be Thankful for Self-Publishing

Happy ThanksgivingThanksgiving is right around the corner — a time for family, friends, and reflection on our many blessings — and today’s self-published authors have more to be thankful for than ever before.

Self-publishing has empowered authors in exciting new ways. Self-publishing is quickly becoming the preferred publishing method for many authors — those who want to carve their own paths and create their own destiny. And the rewards are great.

Read on and be thankful for some of the wonderful blessings today’s independent authors enjoy.

  1. You’re in control. With electronic self-publishing, you retain complete control on the planning, editing, publishing, and marketing process. You set the pricing, you make the creative decisions, and you market on your own terms. No “artistic differences” with an editor who doesn’t share your unique vision! You — not an editor — retain the rights to your work and what ultimately becomes of it.
  2. Higher royalties. While traditional publishing houses net you somewhere in the ballpark of 15-20 percent of revenues, as a self-publishing author, depending on how you choose to set up your pricing/sales structure, you can keep much more of your book revenue.
  3. Print on demand. The ability to produce as many or as few books as necessary has opened the door for talented authors to realize their publishing dreams, even on a shoestring budget. No more astronomical upfront costs for printing, storage and shipping.
  4. Marketing help. While both independent authors and traditionally published authors must take control of their own self-promotion, Outskirts Press has resources specifically tailored for our authors.
  5. Digital editions. It’s a piece of cake to create a digital version of your book and tap into a huge market of e-book fans, increasing sales and exposure.
  6. Revisions. With a self-published book, it’s much easier to create a second edition or correct errors down the line than with traditionally published books. Again, you are in control.
  7. Support. Even if you write from a tiny corner of your living room, you can connect with the worldwide writing community with one tap of the mouse. Help, support, inspiration, and friendship are all available to authors online. (The Outskirts Press App can get you started!)
  8. You’ll get published sooner. A self-publishing author can write, design/format, and publish a book in the time it takes a traditional publishing house to review a manuscript and mail a rejection letter. While their authors wait for printing to commence, their self-published counterparts are already months into selling.
  9. You’ll get published, period. Of course, there are advantages to the infrastructure set up by most traditional publishers, but all of that is meaningless if they don’t agree to publish your book. Because a traditional publisher is focused on profit, they care less about the merits of your talent and ideas than they do about how much revenue those ideas will generate. Thanks to self-publishing, you can share your special talents with the world — on your own terms!

This Thanksgiving, take a moment between courses and reflect on the opportunities and freedom indie authors now enjoy. There’s never been a better time to self-publish! With e-books, social media, online payments, and other technology paving the way to wider audience reach, there’s more potential than ever for success. And for that, we are most thankful indeed…

Outskirts Press is thankful for YOU, our authors and soon-to-be-authors! Click here to see images of some of our authors.

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Amazon Featured Book-of-the-Week

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

On a Mission of Nutrition

by Joseph Esposito

Price: $13.95

Joseph Esposito’s “On a Mission of Nutrition.” A dinner conversation about nutritional, organic, raw foods while on a cruise ship turned into a divine anointing and produced this book as a tribute to God’s healing power. “On a Mission of Nutrition” is about the importance of healthy food and the miraculous changes he has seen in his own life.

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Top 10 Best-Selling Books in Self-Publishing for October 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 October 2015, according to combined data from Ingram Book Wholesalers and Outskirts Press Direct via 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 October 2015 were:

Congratulations to our best-selling authors for the month of October 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 for discounts ranging from 10% – 55%.

Are you ready to put a book promotion strategy in place for your self-published book?

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Go Green and Save Green With The New Electronic Self-Publishing Package

An Elite E-book Package from Outskirts Press gives self-publishing authors increased distribution that promises less impact on the environment and publishing dollars.

Priced hundreds of dollars below what an author would pay for a la carte electronic publishing services, the Elite Ebook Package, bundles three valuable e-book distribution services into one discounted publishing package. The package represents more than 25 percent savings when compared to purchasing each electronic edition separately.

While self-publishing authors can still choose one or two electronic formats, combining the three allows them to reach a wider audience of readers, many of which are loyal to one reader device over another. Only books that have been submitted via the required process and format for each edition are available for electronic book readers to purchase and enjoy. Outskirts Press simplifies the process by offering one convenient and cost-effective package that includes three popular electronic book editions:

  • Amazon Kindle Edition: Kindle editions of books appear on Amazon and in Amazon search listings just like any other format (such as a hardback edition).
  • Apple iPad/iPhone Premium Edition: This service allows authors convenient, full distribution of iPad/iPhone electronic editions of their own books through Apple’s popular iBooks Bookstore.
  • Barnes & Noble NOOK Edition: There are upward of 2 million books available for Barnes & Noble’s NOOK. Inclusion in this virtual bookstore allows self-published authors to tap into an important, and growing, market of readers.

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Amazon Featured Book-of-the-Week

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

Bittersweet: Confessions, Secrets & Poetry

by Edna Rowell

(5 Stars – 2 Customer Reviews)

Price: $15.95

Edna Rowell’s “Bittersweet: Confessions, Secrets & Poetry.” In this collection of confessions, secrets, and poetry, the author shares about the tragic and painful events in her childhood and school years including a gang rape resulting in pregnancy. Feeling depressed and suicidal, she felt unloved and started on the road of learning life lessons…the hard way.

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©, Inc. or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Amazon,, the logo, and 1-Click are registered trademarks of, Inc. or its affiliates., 410 Terry Avenue N., Seattle, WA 98109-5210.

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Self-Published Authors: Release a Digital Version of Your Book Just in Time for the Holidays!

If a store carried a popular brand of jeans, but only in one size, they’d be missing out on a big group of consumers. The same philosophy can be applied to book publishing. If you want to reach as many readers as possible, consider releasing a digital version of your book — an e-book — just in time for the holidays.

You’ve already done the hard part by publishing your hardcopy or paperback book. The editing, cover design, and back cover copy are all finished, and marketing efforts are in play. Why not take the next, easy step and have your book converted to a digital edition? Outskirts Press will take care of all the details!

While it’s true that some consumers prefer print editions — they want to hold a book in their hands, ruffle the pages, stroke the shiny cover — others are Kindle or NOOK people, representing a large group of readers who won’t have access to your book if it’s only in print form. If you want to reach as many readers as possible, it makes sense to release your book in multiple formats. Plus, there are some definite advantages to e-books:

  • E-books are lower-priced than print versions. And people who are on the fence about a book may take a chance on a lower-priced digital version.
  • It only takes a few seconds to download an e-book and start reading. Plus you can shop in your PJs!
  • Don’t want your fellow commuters to see what you’re reading? You can enjoy your bodice-ripper in total anonymity with a digital edition!
  • E-books have clickable Table of Contents, so you can quickly go to the page or chapter you want.
  • With syncing, you can read the same book on different devices, whether it’s a Kindle or your smartphone, and you can pick up just where you left off.
  • E-books are better for the environment, and you can take hundreds of books wherever you go without having to lug the hard copies around!
  • Other e-book features include Highlights and Annotations, Dictionaries and Translations, and the X-Ray feature, which gives the reader a list of all the major and minor characters in the book, along with other references. And e-readers allow you to adjust the font to make reading even easier.

With the holidays approaching, consumers are buying more books for personal pleasure and for gift-giving. Make the most of this time by offering potential readers the option of print or digital versions of your book. More formats on Amazon means more exposure, and more exposure translates to more success for you!

Amazon Kindle and NOOK editions start at $249. Click here to get started. Or add your book to the two million titles featured on Barnes & Noble’s NOOK Edition and tap into this growing market!

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