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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!

Total Revision

by Josef Kobik

(5 Stars – 1 Customer Review)

Price: $9.95

Josef Kobik’s “Total Revision” is a summary of the history of the human psyche resembling a photo album look and feel. It gives the readers a huge space for creative thinking based on their own understanding and interpretation regarding science fiction and religion. If you like to laugh, then this book will appeal to you.

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Posted by on February 12, 2016 in Featured Book of the Week

 

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Quick Guide to the London Book Fair

It’s time for the annual London Book Fair! This year, the event takes place April 12-14, at Olympia, West London, and authors worldwide are making plans to showcase their books and gain valuable exposure. If you want YOUR book to be represented, Outskirts Press can make it happen.

The London Book Fair is the largest and most popular industry book fair and publishing event in the UK, where authors can promote their books and their author brand, putting their work squarely in front of potential fans as well as key industry players.

Each year, the fair welcomes tens of thousands of attendees from all over the globe, including:

  • Literary agents/scouts — representing international authors and looking to sell/acquire rights to print, audio, and film/TV content
  • Publishers — ranging from small- to medium-sized publishers as well as the larger publishing houses, all conducting rights business, export, and national sales
  • Domestic booksellers — from both independent bookshops and the retail chains
  • Foreign booksellers — buying for their home markets
  • Library and Information Professionals — influencers and purchasers

Not ready to jump on a plane and head to London? Don’t worry. Your book can make the trip without you.

If you want to give your book an incredible marketing boost without leaving the comfort of your own home, Outskirts Press will take care of all the details. When you arrange an exhibition through Outskirts Press, for only $399 your book will receive priceless, face-out exposure on an exclusive shelf with four other Outskirts Press titles. A representative will be on hand to personally answer questions about your book.

Outskirts Press will provide the necessary copies of the book and all the contact information for both the author and publisher so that interested parties can make further contact during or after the fair. All inquiries Outskirts Press receives about your book will be forwarded directly to you for personal follow-up. After the fair has ended, you get a full report with all leads, pictures, and a summary of the happenings.

Take advantage of this amazing marketing opportunity! Space is limited, so don’t miss the February 12 deadline — reserve your spot today and take your book global with Outskirts Press and the London Book Fair.

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Amazon Featured Book-of-the-Week

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The Good Book of Lola – True American Scripture: The Hurricane Years

by Alfred Preston O’Meara

Price: $30.95

Today’s leaders of government and church around the world are suffocating humanity because of their corruption. They are destroying our lives just to benefit a few corporations and business interests. With mind control and scare tactics, where is our freedom and justice?

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Editing Tips for Busy Writers

When readers are browsing for a new book, they’re going to be drawn to a great book cover and a catchy title. They’ll read the blurb on the back cover, but before actually taking the plunge and hitting the BUY button, most readers will skim the first few pages of a book that interests them… And if these pages are riddled with errors, the consumer is off to the next title.

In order to be taken seriously, self-published books must be professionally edited.

Often authors are so anxious to get their books in print that they skip this crucial step. Others feel their book is fine because their mother or their next-door neighbor checked it over… But take a look at Amazon reviews, and you’ll find that the biggest turnoff to a reader is a poorly edited book filled with silly mistakes and serious flaws — problems that an editor would never let slip through the cracks. If the reader is preoccupied with incorrect punctuation, word choice, and grammar, they won’t be able to focus on what your book is trying to say.

Most importantly, no matter how thrilling your thriller or educational your how-to, if your book is unedited (or edited by your former first-grade teacher), you will very likely be perceived as an amateur.

Many authors feel confident in their own editing abilities and believe their book is fine without a fresh pair of eyes to review it. They might run a spellcheck, check for typos, and call it good. But a professional editor does so much more than check for spelling.

What can an editor do for you?

A good editor keeps the rules of the English language in mind but also preserves the writer’s unique voice. Each writer is different, and sometimes their style overrides mandates handed down by the grammar police. A good editor will recognize and nurture individual style.

Copyeditors focus on a book line by line, looking for spelling and grammatical problems, consistency, clarity, word choice, sentence structure, verb tense, dialogue, and other issues of style. They also look at the big picture and flag general problem areas in plot, character, point of view, and overall flow.

Did your main character’s name change halfway through your book? An editor will catch it. They’ll also catch embarrassing errors like anachronisms (a smartphone in 1932?) or plot problems (how can your heroine be in two places at one time?). Does the book switch back and forth from past to present tense? Is it filled with long, confusing sentences and page-long paragraphs? An editor will fix these problems.

It’s difficult to edit your own work, as just about any author will tell you. Whether you’re a bestselling author or a brand-new writer with your first book, having an objective professional review work that is so close to your heart is a crucial step. And the readers you’re hoping to attract will be more willing to hit that BUY button if they’re not distracted by poor presentation and awkward sentence structure!

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Outskirts Press offers high-quality copyediting services for manuscripts of all lengths and types, regardless of whether you plan on publishing your book with us or somewhere else. Click the button below to get started and to connect with your personal copyeditor today!

 

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Amazon Featured Book-of-the-Week

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Three Steps to Success in Parenting and in Life

by Derold De Bates

(5 Stars – 3 Customer Reviews)

Price: $10.95

Derold De Bates’s “Three Steps to Success in Parenting and in Life.” You can have the joy and the satisfaction of having your children grow up to be happy, successful adults. Parents hold the keys to success with their children’s development and this book will teach you how in three steps. Enjoy parenting and learn how to prevent teenage rebellion.

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Win a brand new HP Touch-Screen Laptop When You “Show Us Your Love!”

At Outskirts Press, we love our authors, and we love giving things away — so why not show us some love in return? You could win a free laptop computer with Windows 10!

Share the love in our 5th Annual “Show Us Your Love” social media event and video contest. One talented author will be the lucky winner of a brand-new HP, AMD A8-series, 15.6-inch* laptop computer — perfect to inspire your writing!

Here’s how it works:

  • Grab your video camera, smartphone, or iPad and record your own artistic 1- to 3-minute video, creatively demonstrating your deep and abiding love for your book — and your love for Outskirts Press.
  • Email your video file to love@outskirtspress.com by midnight on Friday, February 19, 2016.
  • We’ll share your video on our Facebook Page, YouTube Channel, and Twitter Feed, increasing exposure for you and your book. (Authors who submit videos are giving Outskirts Press permission to post videos to our YouTube channel, on our website and other social media platforms for promotional purposes.)
  • The three finalists receiving the most “likes” on our Facebook page from among all the posted entries will be selected for a public vote on our blog to determine the winner from February 22-26. Be sure to follow our Facebook page so you can “like” your favorite video(s) and visit our blog to vote.
  • The winner of the free HP laptop computer with Windows 10 will be announced on our blog Monday, February 29, 2016.

Submit your video right away! The sooner you submit, the more exposure you’ll receive. Have all your friends and family visit our Facebook page to “like” your video, and be sure to share it on your own social media channels, too!

Need some inspiration? Check out some of our past winners’ videos on our YouTube channel: Patricia A. Hawkenson, Tommy Baker, Tiriq Callaway, and Jokima Hiller. Not only did these authors share their love for their books and for Outskirts Press AND win a great prize — they also got great publicity…for free!

That’s it! Happy recording, and good luck!

*Computer Specs:

HP – 15.6″ Touch-Screen Laptop – AMD A8-Series – 4GB Memory – 1TB Hard Drive – Black
Hard Drive Capacity 1000 gigabytes
Hard Drive Type SATA
Included Software CyberLink, PowerDirector, PhotoDirector and YouCam and more
Operating System Windows 10
Processor Brand AMD
Processor Speed 2.2 gigahertz
Processor Model AMD A8-Series
System Memory (RAM) 4 gigabytes
Wireless Networking Wireless-B, Wireless-G, Wireless-N
Screen Size 15.6 inches
Weight 4.73 lbs.
Height: 0.96 inches
Width: 15.13 inches
Depth: 10.02 inches

 

 
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Posted by on February 3, 2016 in book marketing, contests

 

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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!


Tracks

by Daniel McLinden

(5 Stars – 1 Customer Review)

Price: $12.95

Daniel McLinden’s “Tracks.” There is a special magic to America, the land of opportunity, when it comes to the diversity of its people. “Tracks” is a testament to the spirit of immigrants who trekked to America from countries throughout the world and made it great by raising America’s next generations.

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