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Top 10 Self-Publishing Book Marketing Tactics for December 2014

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 December 2014, listed below in alphabetical order:

Amazon Cover Enhancement Amazon Cover Enhancement: Get your cover on Amazon faster or enhance the way it looks to increase exposure
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.
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.
Boston Review Co-op Ad Boston Review Co-op Ad: This option allows you to promote your book to the 30,000 intellectual readers of Boston Review for a fraction of what it would cost to do on your own.
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.
Foreword Book Award Contest Foreword Book Award Contest: Winning a book award helps separate your book from the rest, especially when it is the coveted “Book of the Year” award, held annually by industry trade magazine, ForeWord.
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.
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!
PR Publicist Campaign PR Publicist Campaign: Imagine having a publicist handle your custom press release distribution with targeted distribution and phone call follow-up? Imagine receiving the media leads personally and a clipping service that notifies you whenever your book is mentioned on the Internet.

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.

Start Self-Publishing Now!

 
 

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Author Poll: Writer Teresa L. Perry, Ed.D. wants your help with her cover

Teresa L. Perry, Ed.D. is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And she wants your help deciding her book cover.

Book Summary

Guaranteed to improve your writing scores

This book takes the learner through sentence building, paragraphing, constructive responses, and essay writing. Students will experience repeated exposure to explicit instruction that focuses on continuous, constructive feedback. Over time, students will be able to recognize grammar errors and develop the skill to edit such mistakes. Furthermore, students can improve collaboration skills through sharing quality writing with peers. Vocabulary instruction is implemented with each lesson that allows students to make meaningful and lasting connections with words. Graphic organizers and checklists are provided for the educator to bridge what students do not know to what they need to master. The journal writing in this book embeds the Common Core Standards to develop the writing skills of college-ready students. Not only do the lessons align with college and work expectations, but each lesson includes rigorous content and application of knowledge through high-order skills.

About the Author

Teresa L. Perry, Ed.D., is a eighth grade English teacher in Las Vegas, Nevada. She has served on committees to improve K-12 curriculum. She has presented and studied better writing practices in London, Brazil, and the United States. Perry’s research interests include differentiated instruction in middle and elementary school. She has written several articles on improving reading and writing skills. Perry’s experiences include 29 years as a public school teacher, working with elementary middle school students. She has taught English language arts, reading, and art. Perry tutored struggling learners and was East Region Teacher of the Year in 2003 and 2010.

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

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Top 10 Best-Selling Books in Self-Publishing for November 2014

Outskirts Press, the fastest-growing full-service self-publishing and book marketing company, is pleased to announce its top ten best-selling titles for November 2014, 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 November 2014 were:










Congratulations to our best-selling authors for the month of November 2014!

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%.

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

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Author Poll: Writer Nicholas McComas wants your help with his cover

Nicholas McComas is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And he wants your help deciding his book cover.

Book Summary

Young Giravel is an orphan and a thief, not a warrior or a hero.
But that’s about to change…

Unfairly labeled a thief by the residents of Threll’ish, a small village on the edge of a dark and mysterious forest, Giravel has become just that-a thief. With no money, no home, and few friends, he must steal in order to survive.

But one day he risks too much and is caught in the act by city guards. To escape them, Giravel runs into the forbidden forest of Re’ador-a place where few people enter and none return. It is there that he meets Gem, a Spirit Beast who has been protecting the forest longer than Giravel could ever know. When Gem and Giravel find Goblin intruders in the forest, they believe these creatures are trying to take Re’ador for themselves-but they will soon find that things are much more complicated. Giravel has always dreamed of adventure, but now that he is in the midst of one, he finds it far more dangerous and difficult than he ever imagined…

Tale of a Thief is a fast-paced, exhilarating debut novel chronicling Giravel’s adventures as he faces danger and fearsome creatures, discovers a hidden magic within, and finally unravels the mystery of his past.

About the Author

Nicholas McComas lives in Industry, Pennsylvania, a young author who has been a huge fan of fantasy novels his entire life and rarely goes anywhere without one. Nicholas’ mother, father, and three brothers are his source of support and strength. Tale of a Thief is the first of a series featuring Giravel.

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

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Posted by on December 29, 2014 in Survey Poll, Uncategorized

 

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Top 10 Self-Publishing Book Marketing Tactics for November 2014

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 November 2014, listed below in alphabetical order:

Amazon Branded Featured Book of the Week Amazon-Branded Featured Book-of-the-Week: Get your book and cover, along with an easy way to order your book directly from Amazon into the inbox of a wide audience of literary enthusiasts.
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.
Barnes & Noble See Inside Barnes & Noble See Inside:  Barnes & Noble’s answer to Amazon’s “Search Inside the Book” program. Books that participate in this program receive a “See Inside” icon next to their Barnes & Noble cover image, which invites potential customers to electronically “flip” through a small section of the book.
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.
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!

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.

Start Self-Publishing Now!

 

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Top 10 Self-Publishing Book Marketing Tactics for June 2014

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 June 2014, 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-Branded Featured Book-of-the-Week: Get your book and cover, along with an easy way to order your book directly from Amazon into the inbox of a wide audience of literary enthusiasts.
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.
Barnes & Noble See Inside Barnes & Noble See Inside:  Barnes & Noble’s answer to Amazon’s “Search Inside the Book” program. Books that participate in this program receive a “See Inside” icon next to their Barnes & Noble cover image, which invites potential customers to electronically “flip” through a small section of the book.
Beijing Book Fair Beijing Book Fair: No other country has experienced the increase that China has on the world marketplace, and the readership in China represents an enormous opportunity. Get your book exposed at the largest and most popular industry book fair and publishing event in China.
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.
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!

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.

Start Self-Publishing Now!

 

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Need Help Marketing Your Book? Learn What a Personal Marketing Assistant Can Do for You!

It takes a special breed to navigate the modern world of self-publishing — especially given the rapid and monumental changes occurring in the realm of electronic book publishing and marketing. Expertise in both marketing and internet technology is the precise combination of skills necessary to negotiate these ever-churning waters, and a precious few individuals can boast that skill set!

Stephanie CronkOutskirts Press’ own Stephanie Cronk is one such person. Stephanie has a Business Administration Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis on marketing, and now works as an Outskirts Press Personal Marketing Assistant. She has been working in various aspects of marketing since 2005, and enjoys the creativity that comes with the field. When she is not creating marking plans or implementing marketing techniques, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children.

“Working with a variety of authors to help them market their books gives me a sense of creativity,” Stephanie says. “It allows me to step out of the box and provide authors with unique ways to increase their overall exposure and get their work of art in front of a larger audience.”

Stephanie (along with her fellow book marketing gurus at Outskirts Press) has helped countless self-publishing authors launch and maintain effective book marketing campaigns to boost their sales.

“I truly enjoyed working with you and hope to do so again,” Outskirts Press author Bill Grace, a.k.a. Liam Parker, wrote to Stephanie recently. “You are prompt, efficient, knowledgeable, and made the entire publishing process a delightful experience. You deserve a five star rating.”Personal marketing assistant (5 hours)

Today’s marketer must not only be creative, but exceptionally tech-savvy as well. This is where the Outskirts Press Personal Marketing Assistants come in. Our PMAs can help you with:

  • Developing a marketing plan
  • Coordinating and scheduling book signing events
  • Establishing/developing your author platform
  • Marketing campaign lead follow up
  • And much, much more!

Now through June 10, you can save 10% off the Personal Marketing Assistant 5-hour block!

Get started with your own Personal Marketing Assistant right away. Don’t forget to enter the promotion code PMA10 at checkout to take advantage of 10% off this beneficial option!

Order Your  Personal Marketing Assistant Now!

 

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