This Week’s Amazon Featured Book of the Week is An Unstoppable Survivor by Judy Welden

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An Unstoppable Survivor by Judy Welden

(5 out of 5 Stars – 7 Customer Reviews)    Price: $22.95

Stifled for two decades by an unloving husband, after his drowning death in 1980, Judy Welden helped her new husband set up his Chiropractic office, began writing songs (eventually wrote 400 +), started two publishing companies and two record labels.

Her Memoir tells of her earlier life and the struggles she endured in an interesting, often humorous manner.

Reading Judy Welden’s story will uplift the reader, motivating them to never give up on their dreams!

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The Road to Self-Publishing

The Road to Self Publishing Infographic Outskirts Press

You have a great book idea. Maybe you even have a completed manuscript. Next, you need an easy and affordable way to publish.

You’ve made the decision to self-publish, and you’re ready to start your journey to becoming a published author. But where do you begin?

Outskirts Press offers you a road map for self-publishing success. Here are the basic steps:

  1. Connect with your personal Publishing Consultant to answer all your questions about starting the self-publishing process and to begin your journey.
  2. Submit your manuscript to Outskirts Press.
  3. Meet your Author Representative (a member of your publishing team) for one-on-one assistance.
  4. Next, Outskirts Press will create your digital files and send them to you to review.
  5. After making sure your files are perfect, your book will be approved for publication.
  6. While you wait for your book to print, you’ll start working on your marketing efforts. This is essential to success!
  7. Before you know it, you’re a published author! Now, it’s time to get to work promoting your new book.

With Outskirts Press, your publishing team will assist you throughout your publishing journey. Your team is there to help you develop and publish high-quality books by offering exceptional design, printing, publishing, distribution, and book marketing services. We take the complexity and guesswork out of publishing, and our mission is to help you publish the book of your dreams.

For more information about self-publishing with Outskirts Press, get in touch with your Publishing Consultant. There are three convenient ways to connect:

  1. Call us at 1-888-672-6657 (OP-BOOKS)
  2. Live chat with us via our website
  3. Go online to schedule an appointment

This Week’s Amazon Featured Book of the Week is Dirt Road Main Street by Cynthia L. Clark

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Dirt Road Main Street by Cynthia L. Clark

(4.5 out of 5 Stars – 3 Customer Reviews)    Price: $18.95

Without even knowing her last name, Tano is convinced that he must take a chance to find her, and he sets off on an August morning for Sage. When they reunite, their romantic past is renewed, and a secret is revealed. But the chance reunion is threatened by a hostile brother, a boyfriend in Kansas, a jilted ex, and a wildly obsessed woman stalker with guns and a hunger for Tano’s love. Dirt Road Main Street is a story of the strength and survival of love lost and found, entangled with the apprehension produced by the unpredictable desperate acts of an edgy mad woman.

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How Book Marketing Specialists are Helping Self-Publishing Authors

Book Marketing Specialist helping self-publishing authors

As a self-published author, do you know how to develop a book marketing plan or even what should be included in it?

Do you have the time and know-how to snag and schedule book signings? Are you confused about when, where and how to implement these and other elements of your book marketing plan?

A professional book marketing specialist can assist you with all these tasks, and more!

What, exactly, can a book marketing specialist do for you?

  • Develop a marketing plan. A book marketing plan is as vital to the marketing of a book as an outline is to the writing of it. And a marketing plan must be continuously tweaked to stay aligned with your goals. When you hire a book marketing specialist, you will receive a customized marketing plan with recommended actions and valuable information you can use TODAY to sell more books.
  • Arrange book signings. Book signings are special moments for any author, and for book fans. Your book marketing specialist will help you schedule these events and coordinate all the important details.
  • Develop your author platform. Your online presence says a lot about you as a person, and it can say a lot about you as an author. Having an internet presence that is tailored specifically to your needs will help you fine-tune your image, get the word out about your book(s) to a large, targeted audience and give readers valuable ways to find you and buy your book. Your author platform includes a website, social networking accounts and more. A book marketing specialist can ensure that you make the most of this valuable marketing medium!

Follow-up on marketing leads. When life gets busy, it’s nice to hand off the little details to someone else–like following up with potentially valuable marketing leads. Your book marketing specialist will chase down these leads for you and make sure you get ’em while they’re HOT!

Marketing a book is not a cookie-cutter science. The successful path depends upon the book, the author, and his/her goals. That’s why it is imperative to meet with your book marketing specialist first, typically via an initial telephone consultation. Once you make sure you and your marketing specialist are on the same page (pun intended), you can work together more efficiently, and effectively.

If you haven’t yet secured the services of a professional book marketing specialist to help you with the marketing of your self-published book, perhaps 2022 is the year to do it.

Author Spotlight: Jane Gandolfo

About the Author

E. J. Gandolfo is a former advertising agency copywriter and sales executive. She is an artist and antique dealer and resides in the Boston area. Gandolfo is the author of the EVVY CIPA award winning book, To Paint A Murder and the EVVY CIPA nominated book, A Tale of Deceit, both Veronica Howard Vintage Mysteries.

Testimonial About Outskirt Press

Several years ago, when I decided to write my first book, I searched diligently for a company that offered the quality options and support that I felt I required.  Coming from a background in advertising and public relations as well as being the owner of an antique business, I knew from personal experience and from the trade that a lot of the outfits calling themselves “experts” to self-published authors were anything but.  The horror stories were abundant! 

I decided on Outskirts Press partly as a leap of faith and partly from their excellent track record.  I’m delighted to say that my decision to trust Outskirts with “my baby” has paid off many times over.  I am currently writing my fifth novel and will once again put my manuscript into their hands.  The customer service is excellent and I have never doubted the skills of the editors, proofreaders, cover artists and author representatives that I have been assigned to work with.

I have won two CIPA EVVY Awards which would not have been possible without Outskirt Press.

Am I happy with Outskirts Press?  You’d better believe it!     



Awards

  • To Paint a Murder, 1st place in the mystery/crime/detective fiction category at the 25th annual EVVY CIPA Awards for 2019.
  • A Tale of Deceit, EVVY CIPA nominated book

Reach more readers—no matter when you publish

Book Relaunch Campaign Outskirts Press

If the bloom has fallen from your publication, now is the time to shake off the dust and get excited again.

After all, things in the marketplace may have changed in your favor since you first published. So bring your book back into the spotlight by relaunching it with renewed zest and zeal!

If you need help strategizing and/or implementing book relaunch tactics, the Book Relaunch Campaign is a great place to start.

Our professional Book Marketing Specialists will help you map out a plan to breathe life back into your book marketing efforts and help you market your book at new times, in new places, and to new buyers to reinvigorate your sales!

The Book Relaunch Campaign includes:

  • Updating Your Marketing Plan.
  • Arranging Book Signings/Readings/Interviews.
  • Recommending “New and Improved” Opportunities.
  • Enhancing Your Author Platform.
  • And lots more!

Get started today to see how we can help you reach more readers—even years after publication!

TRIPLE your FREE author copies PLUS get an Amazon Kindle edition of your book

TRIPLE your FREE author copies PLUS get an Amazon Kindle edition of your self-published book Outskirts Press

Having paperback copies of your book on hand lets you nimbly respond to promotion opportunities and make plenty of unanticipated sales.

When you purchase the Ultimate Black & White or Full-Color publishing package now, we’ll triple the number of free author copies that come with your package!


Simply order your package before the promotion expires by entering the promotion code triplecopies into your shopping cart. We will also publish and distribute an Amazon Kindle e-book Edition of your book for free when you start today!

When it’s time to share YOUR story with the world, call and talk to an Outskirts Press Publishing Consultant who can help you on your journey to publication.There are three convenient ways to connect:

This Week’s Amazon Featured Book of the Week is Shadows of Swayne Field by Ronald R. Harrington

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Shadows of Swayne Field by Ronald R. Harrington

(4.7 out of 5 Stars – 5 Customer Reviews)    Price: $19.95

When the kitchen ceiling caved in, and the contents of his mother’s attic splayed across the floor, Ron, better known as “Punky,” knew he had to help clean up. With the assistance of his son and nephew, he would try to preserve as many of the dirty, mold-covered memories as he could, including a mysterious, old metal box, possibly belonging to his Grandpa Hash. What’s inside it takes him back thirty-two years earlier as he recalls the magical weekend in 1984 spent with his grandfather attending two baseball games. The first, at Tiger Stadium in Detroit to see their first-place heroes in action. Then to the local diamond to see their beloved Toledo Mud Hens the next day. The Beatles and Elvis on the radio, “crunchy” hot dogs, and plenty of baseball talk was on the agenda for this fun-filled road trip with many surprises along the way. The weekend takes an unexpected turn when the whereabouts of a long-lost family heirloom, a baseball signed by Abraham Lincoln, comes to light, setting off an impromptu detour, a bizarre return to a game at old Swayne Field—demolished twenty-nine years earlier, and uncovering the real holy grail of baseball collectibles.

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Celebrate the New Year with 22% Off Self-Publishing

Celebrate the New Year with 22% Off Self-Publishing Outskirts Press

The wrapping paper has been torn off—and this is the perfect self-publishing gift for yourself. Among the many benefits both publishing packages offer, you’ll receive:

  • A free customizable cover, the number one thing that gets readers to buy
  • A publishing team to answer all your questions and make sure everything that needs doing is done—on time
  • Worldwide distribution and availability at over 25,000 retailers

This deal even includes a stocking stuffer: we will also publish and distribute an Amazon Kindle eBook Edition of your book for free.

Keep your resolution to publish this year. Just use promo code newyearsv when ordering your package right now! This offer expires on January 7th! Don’t let your New Year’s resolutions, or this offer, pass you by!

Connect with a Publishing Consultant today to learn how Outskirts Press can help you publish your masterpiece:

  • Call 1-888-672-6657

Author Poll: Writer Bernard Bentley wants your help with his cover

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

Book Summary

Life is an adventure. Share your adventure with someone!

Little Ben’s Life is a fun and entertaining book that is suitable for all readers. It Is written in rollicking rhyme which is sure to capture your attention. In the early years Ben overcomes boredom and life’s challenges by using his vivid imagination as a way of escape. While in the later years Ben shares his incredible experience of growing up and living in the Great Pacific Northwest.

About the Author

Bernard enjoys writing. It is his way of sharing his heart with all of his readers. He received his start in the industry as a model with Elan Modeling Troupe. Bernard later went on to act in several film projects. He is currently focused on further developing his talents as a writer and a independent film maker. Bernard speaks English, Haitian Kreyol, Tagalog and Spanish. He has over 30 years’ experience in martial arts. He is also the Pastor and founder of Latter Rain International Church.

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

Click on the thumbnail below to enlarge Cover Option A (opens in new window)

Cover A

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Cover B

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