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Author Poll: Ala Abed-Rabbo Wants Your Help With Choosing A Cover

Ala Abed-Rabbo is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press, and she wants your help deciding her upcoming book cover.

Book Summary:

Are you struggling with grim emotions and life’s difficult tests

Welcome to a “tale time machine” with back-and-forth flashes of one woman’s incredible life. Push the button and launch straight into our puzzling universe with Miss No, the narrator of our story, who shares her personal tale about destined encounters and challenges that changed her and her family’s lives—from hopeless to hopeful to triumphant success. Miss No’s tragic circumstances will resonate with readers who want to learn to either accept or change their own circumstances and appreciate the beautiful moments even more—and her words will inspire you to move from pessimism to optimism…from darkness to light!

About the Author:

Ala Abed-Rabbo is an English instructor who taught at T.C. Üsküdar Üniversitesi in Istanbul, Turkey. She currently lives in Bristow, Virginia, and enjoys dancing, traveling, writing, and spending time with family. The Puzzling is her debut novel.

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

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Outskirts Press author lands a TV series and a traditional publishing contract with her book

Premiering on January 28, 2019, the television series I Am the Night, has recently finished its initial run on TNT in front of millions of people. The series was written by Sam Sheridan and stars Chris Pine (of the Star Trek reboot movie franchise), who also was one of the executive producers.

I Am the Night is based upon One Day She’ll Darken: The Mysterious Beginnings of Fauna Hodel, a memoir written by Fauna Hodel with  J.R. Briamonte and it documents Hodel’s search for her grandfather, George Hodel, who was a prime suspect in the Black Dahlia murder in 1947.

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Reprint Edition, 2019

One Day She’ll Darken was published traditionally as a reprint edition by Graymalkin Media on January 26, 2019 in conjunction with the television series. But a little-known fact is that Ms. Hodel initially self-published the book with Outskirts Press.

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1st Edition, 2008

Thanks to rave reviews and lots of book sales Graymalkin Media picked up the rights to the book, which required Ms. Hodel to terminate her non-exclusive contract with Outskirts Press (self-publishers usually allow non-exclusive contracts; traditional publishers rarely do). The rare 1st Edition of One Day She’ll Darken was terminated from Outskirts Press in October of 2018, and the 2nd Reprint Edition was published by Graymalkin in January of 2019 as the TNT television series premiered. Talk about acting fast!

Was it the rave reviews of the 1st edition, or the brisk book sales (which continued to grow quarter after quarter in the decade it was with Outskirts Press)? Or was it the heart-wrenching story itself and the personal strength of the author who wrote it?

Perhaps all of the above. Which edition do you like better, based upon each synopsis?

1st Edition

After her father, Dr. George Hodel, a prominent Hollywood physician was acquitted in a sensational incest trial, 16-year-old Tamar gave birth to a blue-eyed, white skinned baby girl. She insisted that the father was “Negro”. Outraged by the audacity of their daughter and the stigma attached to a mixed-race child within their midst, her mother quickly arranged to have the baby permanently given away to Jimmie Lee, a black maid in a Nevada casino.

Overwhelmed by the problems of raising a white-skinned baby in her black community, Jimmie spent the next twenty years struggling to secretly raise Fauna. Together they endured extreme poverty, alcoholism, starvation, sexual abuse, pregnancy and death, hopelessly bound and knotted together by relentless bigotry.

Fauna survived this difficult world with a vow to find the one person who knew her beginnings, her biological mother, Tamar, the woman of her dreams. Fauna sets out to discover the truth, only to uncover her family’s notorious secret: her extraordinary grandfather and the murder of the Black Dahlia.

 

2nd Edition:

The inspiration for the TNT series I Am the Night.

The Black Dahlia Murder is near-legend in the annals of true crime. But behind the shocking case of a young actress’s gruesome slaying lies the story of another woman.
Was Fauna Hodel the child of incest, and the catalyst for a sensational trial that left her well-to-do family scarred by scandal, even as the accused sexual predator walked free?

Taken as an infant from her teenage mother, Fauna was placed in the care of a working-class black woman, who raised the white child as her own.

Together, as a close-knit mother and daughter, they weathered years of poverty and bigotry, alcoholism and sexual abuse, pregnancy and even death until the time came for Fauna to seek out her real mother, and uncover her lost past.

But as Fauna will learn, some truths don’t want to be told.

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In either case, the reprint continues to sell well, and is currently ranked #10 on Amazon in Ethnic Studies (which seems to suggest the 1st Edition synopsis may have favored a gritter, racially-charged approach while the reprint favors a more sensationalistic one).

And here’s some good news for collectors: While the 1st Edition is no longer available from Outskirts Press, it looks as if you can still get it used from Amazon for prices ranging from $120 to $500.

Congratulations, Fauna! All of us at Outskirts Press are extremely proud of you and the success you have found. You are an inspiration to survivors (and self-publishing authors) everywhere!

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Internal Medicine Alert II by Ala Sarraj, MD

Technology has made it easier than ever to reach wider audiences no matter where they are in the world. All it takes is a little thinking outside the box and you can market a self-published book in creative ways, affordably and impactfully. This is where book tours come in: Tours are a great way to connect with your readers and technology has made them easier and more cost effective than ever!

Author Ala Sarraj is taking his latest book Internal Medicine Alert II, on tour — a Virtual Book Tour with Outskirts Press. This will allow Ala to take his book into the far corners of the globe, all from the comfort of his own home! Keep an eye out for Ala’s book as he will be featured on several blogs over the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, Ala was kind enough to answer a few questions as the tour was getting started so that we can give you a sneak peek into the mind of the creator of Internal Medicine Alert II.

OP: Tell us a little bit about Internal Medicine Alert II. What is it about?

Ala: Review and test prep in high yield format.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Ala: I felt there was a dire need to cut short the time for test and review preparation and more importantly the time to assimilate and acquire knowledge in those fields.

OP: How did you get your book published?

Ala: Through self-publishing Outskirts Press in 2016 and revised in 2018. Planning on revision every 2-3 years.

OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?

Ala: Internal Medicine residents, physicians and midlevel’s not to forget medical students as well.

OP: What is special about your book?

Ala: It’s special because of its unique setup to reflect simple and effective random notes creating strong line of mental associations in the facts that is set up like flash cards especially in the e-version format.

OP: What differentiates your book from other books?

Ala: From other series is its simplicity and high yield effectiveness in acquisition and fast recollection of all facts.

OP: Have you published any other books?

Ala: This book is part of Alert Medical Series (a 9 book series covering the fields of Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine and USMLE).

OP: Do you plan to publish more?

Ala: Yes, I plan to publish more of this type of medical books not to mention revisions every 2-3 years, to stress the need for high yield effective medical knowledge trimming the unnecessary ‘fat’ of “would be, could be, to be determined, and alike,” And unwanted interjections.

OP: Thanks for your time, Ala! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

The Author: Ala Sarraj, MD, American board certified in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine. He graduated from Damascus Univ. Med. School / Syria. Trained at Georgetown Univ. Dept. of Medicine / DC General hospital, Washington, DC, and Rush Univ. Med. center / Chicago. Dr. Sarraj is a full-time emergency medicine physician in Chicago metropolitan area since 1991. The Editor: The series was reviewed and edited by Maggy Shamekh, MD. A graduate, residency trained and holding master’s degree of family medicine from Cairo Univ. Med. School / Egypt. Performed collaboration research work between Cairo Univ. cancer institute and MD Anderson cancer center, Houston / Texas. Worked for the WHO for the eradication of polio in the Middle East. Dr. Shamekh is a diplomat in health care quality management from the American Univ. / Cairo.

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