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Top 10 Self-Published Poetry Books for National Poetry Month

In honor of National Poetry Month in April, we’re featuring our Top 10 Self-Published Poetry Books. From children’s poetry to spiritual verse and everything in between, our self-published authors offer a little of everything for poetry lovers. Enjoy!











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 11, 2013 in Author Inspiration, Top 10

 

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Top 10 Best-Selling Books in Self-Publishing for February 2013

Outskirts Press, the fastest-growing full-service self-publishing and book marketing company, is pleased to announce its top ten best-selling titles for February 2013, 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 February 2013 were:











Congratulations to our best-selling authors for the month of February 2013!

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 marketing strategy in place for your self-published book?

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Luck O’ the Irish: Top 10 Irish-Themed Self-Published Books

On this St. Patrick’s Day, celebrate the Irish with a self-published book that explores the culture and history of the Emerald Isle. Outskirts Press authors have you covered with scads of self-published gems from Irish history and fiction novels to books with large doses of fairy tales and folklore.

In alphabetical order, the Top 10 Irish-themed self-published books for St. Patrick’s Day are:









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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Top 10 Best-Selling Books in Self-Publishing for January 2013

Outskirts Press, the fastest-growing full-service self-publishing and book marketing company, is pleased to announce its top ten best-selling titles for January 2013, 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 January 2013 were:









Congratulations to our best-selling authors for the month of January 2013!

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 marketing strategy in place for your self-published book?

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Top 10 Self-Publishing Presidential Books

Today, Presidents Day, we celebrate the great leaders of our past and note their contributions to the enrichment of the United States of America and the culture of which we are so proud.

Outskirts Press’ self-published authors have much to say about our presidents — real and fictional! Here, in alphabetical order, we share our Top 10 Presidential Books for your reading pleasure:











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 February 18, 2013 in Top 10

 

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Top 10 Self-Publishing Romance Books

Ah, love is in the air at Outskirts Press!!

Our self-published authors do not disappoint in the romance department. From traditional bodice-rippers to romance with a twist to tales of rediscovering love later in life, it’s all here in these top picks. Here, in alphabetical order, we share our Top 5 Romance Book for your Valentine’s Day reading pleasure:










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 February 14, 2013 in Top 10

 

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Love Rules: 5 Tips for Budding Romance Writers in Self-Publishing

There is no sure-fire formula to writing romance, and certainly no formula for making that self-published romance novel successful. However, there are a number of “rules” for romance writing that will improve your odds of creating a high quality, readable bodice-ripper.

1. Know thy audience. With something as intimate as romance, you must know who you wish to reach out to with your novel. Is your reader a young, 620-Steamy-E-Reads.jpgtwentysomething college student or a middle-age woman with kids in college? These two people are completely different and have much different experiences with love, and much different needs as readers. In order to know what story to tell them — and how to tell it — you have to know a little about them. If you’re already a middle-age woman with kids in college, you may be halfway there. If you’re nothing like your target reader, you have some homework to do.

2. Make it real. Characters, that is. No one’s perfect, nor should your characters be. Your protagonist should be likable, but likable doesn’t mean flawless. People — characters — are far more interesting when they’re vulnerable to the same human foibles that we all are. We can relate to people who are like us, who have made the same painful mistakes we have and who, perhaps, find unique solutions to these issues.

3. Bare it all. Romance is an exceedingly intimate genre. You’re writing about moments that are typically kept behind closed doors (and chained up, gagged and spanked in some cases). This is not a time to be shy, and certainly no time to be disingenuous. If you’re set on writing romance, you must be prepared to write in great detail about things that may be deeply personal to you, or at least deeply personal to those you rely upon for your research into the topic. If the idea that your 90-year-old grandma could read your book scares the bejeebers out of you, you’re either in the wrong business or totally on the right track!

4. Less talk, more action. The steamiest love scenes are the most descriptive. We “see” what the characters see, hear what they hear, smell what they smell, taste what they taste, and feel what they feel. Why muddy the waters with a lot of chatter? In love scenes, keep the yapping to a minimum, just as in real life sexual encounters. Save the dialogue for scenes in which you’re developing your characters.

5. Nail the dialogue. When your characters do speak, it is vital to the credibility of your story that their dialogue is believable. A teen romance that’s peppered with flowery, poetic prose won’t gain much traction with your target audience, and teens will certainly never connect with the characters. Unless you’re writing a period novel set in the Victorian Age, keep your dialogue modern. And if if you really do envision a character saying something cheesy, think of how you’d respond to it and let your characters react accordingly: an eye roll, a spontaneous laugh or a slamming door.

Remember, romance is deeply personal. It’s not unusual for first-time romance writers to experience some level of discomfort with the material. But you’ve got to put it all out there, so to speak. The best romance writers adapt their attitudes to the honesty of the material rather than adjust the material to their own comfort level.

Got a great idea for a romance novel? Talk to Outskirts Press about how to get started self-publishing your own steamy romance!

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