Amazon Featured Book-of-the-Week

Here’s this week’s Featured Book-of-the-Week available now on Amazon.com!


Interlinear English / Hebrew of the Book of Acts Through Revelation with Key to Pronounce The Hebrew: Book #Two

by Rev. Emilio Saenz

Price: $28.95

Rev. Emilio Saenz’s “Interlinear English / Hebrew of the Book of Acts Through Revelation with Key to Pronounce The Hebrew: Book #Two.” God inspired the idea to write these books to assist believers in learning the most probable Hebrew words of the New Testament books of Acts through Revation. It is my sincere hope that this book will bring you the desire to learn and speak Hebrew, the words spoken by our Lord Jesus Christ. Most of these words are the same as today’s Hebrew. For the glory of the Lord and His Son Jesus Christ. Amen.

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Vote now for the winner of the “Show Us Your Love” video contest and help us decide who will win a new laptop!

It’s time to vote for the winner of the 6th annual “Show Us Your Love” video contest!

We received a lot of really great videos this year with authors expressing their deep and abiding love for their books — and for Outskirts Press. We could only select three finalists, but you can check out all of the videos submitted for the contest in our YouTube Playlist here.

The three videos with the most “likes” on the Outskirts Facebook page from among all the entries submitted this year have been selected for a public vote to determine the winner. The poll ends Monday, February 27th and the winner will be announced on March 1st.

Below are the three finalists for this year’s contest. Watch the videos and place your vote. The author whose video earns the most votes will win a brand-new 15.6 HP touch-screen laptop.

Jackie Fischer, author of The Lost Branch

Patti Reim, author of I Like Big Buts

John E. Peltier, author of The Thundering Herd

With the social media exposure all entrants have received on Outskirts Press’ Facebook Page, YouTube Channel and Twitter Feed, all participants come out winners.

Place your vote now and subscribe to our blog or check back on March 1st to see who wins.

Author Poll: Author Carole Molchany Wants Your Help With Her Cover

Carole Molchany is self-publishing her second book with Outskirts Press, and she wants your help deciding on her book cover.

Book Summary

Dreams really can come true. At the age of ten, the author, Carole Molchany, had a dream of owning her own bike. That dream became a possibility after a grandparents visit, which concluded with a one dollar bill for ice-cream money. Instead, the dollar bill was spent for the purchase of a comic book. The back of the comic book held an advertisement which read, Kid’s Sell This, And Win That! Boxed Christmas cards, that was the pitch, and the grand prize was a bike. This is where the adventure begins.

About the Author

This is Carole Molchany’s second book. Carole is from New Jersey and currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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

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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!


The Lottery

by Syed Riaz Ahmed

(5 Stars – 3 Customer Reviews)

Price: $9.95

Syed Riaz Ahmed’s “The Lottery.” When Syed Riaz Ahmed won the diversity visa lottery to immigrate from Pakistan to the United States, it opened the door to a new life in a land of opportunity. With this opportunity came new challenges of adapting to living in a new country. In this memoir, Syed shares his story.

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Necessity & Invention: 5 Reasons to Get That Custom Book Cover Design

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Appearances matter, and so do first impressions! They matter in day-to-day life, they matter in terms of putting together a marketing strategy and, most importantly for us, they matter when book lovers run their hands along the bookstore shelves–or their thumbs along the page listings assembled by their favorite e-book distributor. A colorful, eye-catching book cover is the key to prompting that oh-so-vital moment of hesitation, when a potential reader’s attention is caught and transformed into movement towards the checkout counter or button.

No matter what a book contains in respect to content, a well-crafted custom cover always plays an integral role in the successful sale of a book. There are, however, five specific benefits to opting for custom over a basic template:

  1. Credibility: A professionally designed cover serves as a hint that the same care that was put into crafting the cover was also taken in the crafting of the book’s content. Your book’s cover speaks for your professionalism as an author and the quality of your work–not to mention your dedication to pleasing your readers.
  2. Visibility: Just writing your book isn’t enough; you have to sell it, too. But if no one picks up or views your book, it won’t matter how much time or effort you’ve put into the writing process–a cover which prompts even the slightest pause will increase the odds that a reader will investigate further, and ultimately make a purchase.
  3. Information: Readers like to know what they’re getting when they buy a book, and your book’s cover gives clues as to its content and tone. If your book cover resonates with readers by hinting at its content accurately, they’re more likely to buy.
  4. Targeting: An arrow is all well and good, but if it doesn’t hit the target it’s no use to anyone. It’s not enough to have a pretty cover; your cover must reach the right people. A professional book cover designer is trained to craft artwork that appeals specifically to the people your content is meant to entertain or inform, whether they’re war veterans who enjoy biopics or women in their 40s who enjoy spiritual devotionals.
  5. Marketability: The sum total of the first four points, above, add up to a package which is infinitely more marketable than any one point alone might do. And in a competitive market like the one you’re bound to enter, that boost to your marketability isn’t something you can afford to pass by.

Of course, the outcomes of book sales are about as easy to predict as working out Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, which is to say: the evidence adds up, but there’s no such thing as a guarantee that any one cover will immediately lead to a spike in book sales, while another will leave a book moldering in the forgotten far-reaches of the internet. However! Your attractive, custom cover will increase your odds of reaching the right readers–and more of them.

Are you ready to self-publish your book with a beautiful, professional cover?  Call us at 1-888-675-6657 to talk to a Publishing Consultant or visit us online at www.outskirtspress.com to chat via our live chat option.

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Options for Spending Your $300 Promo Credit When You Self-Publish in February

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How does Outskirts Press love thee? We’ve counted 300 ways!

Outskirts Press is showering you with $300 spending money during our February promotion, and we hope you’re choosing exciting ways to spend it. (Authors who purchase the Ultimate or Full-Color publishing package in February with the promotion code 300Feb17 are rewarded with a credit of $300, applied to their Outskirts Press shopping cart accounts, to purchase or pay down any Outskirts Press service their hearts desire.) It’s one of the many ways we show our self-publishing authors our love.

But with so many attractive book publishing, customization and marketing services from Outskirts Press, how do you know which one is “The One”? We’ve made it easier for you by narrowing down the list to four popular publishing, book customization options and book marketing services that will give you the most bang for your buck.

  1. Professional Copy Editing. One of the smartest partnerships you can enter into is a partnership with a professional copy editor. An experienced copy editor will ensure that you have a polished manuscript that is free of any errors that could destroy your credibility.
  2. Custom Cover Design. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so make sure potential readers behold an eye-catching book cover. Your book cover design can be as important as your content in reeling in readers and increasing your odds of selling your book.
  3. E-Book Publishing. While we all adore being able to see our manuscript in print, remember there are millions of readers who download e-books each day, and the numbers are growing. An e-book edition of your book opens up huge selling potential, so consider it an essential part of your self-publishing plan.
  4. PR Publicist Campaign. Use a professional press release and distribution service to get the word out about your book quickly to thousands of editors and news programmers throughout the U.S. The PR Publicist Campaign disseminates information about your book to decision-makers so they’ll know precisely what makes your book special, how it’s distributed, where to order and how to contact you for interviews.

Ready to self-publish in 2017? Why not do it now and get one of these valuable options for free? It’s a great way to heat up book sales with a higher-quality, more marketable book you can be passionate about!

Learn how to claim your $300 spending money from Outskirts Press.  Call us at 1-888-672-6657 to talk to a Publishing Consultant or visit our website at www.outskirtspress.com to chat via our live chat option.

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REMINDER: Our Annual “Show Us Your Love!” Video Contest Ends Soon!

suyl-fb-graphicIf you’ve spent much time on the Outskirts Press website or any of our social media accounts recently, you’re probably already aware that our 6th Annual “Show Us Your Love” video contest is open for entries. What you may not remember is that all-important end date, the last day you can submit your videos for inclusion: Friday, February 17thtomorrow–at midnight MST, no less!

To make things a little easier to access and remember, we’ve put together a short video detailing all of the things you need to know about the “Show Us Your Love” submission process. Take a look!

The contest moves into its second stage, the voting stage, on Monday, February 20th. The deadlines loom close, there’s no mistaking that, but you still have time, and we’d love for you to submit your video–even if it’s just under the wire! We’ve posted about the rules at length in previous blog posts here on Self-Publishing News as well as on our Facebook page, but the basics are as follows:

  • FILM: a video between 1 and 3 minutes long which demonstrates—creatively—your deep and abiding love for your book, your publishing experience, and Outskirts Press.
  • EMAIL: your video file to love@outskirtspress.com.
  • We at Outskirts Press will SHARE your video on our Facebook page, YouTube channel, Twitter feed, and Google+ page, increasing exposure for you and your book (Please Note: By submitting a video for this contest, authors grant Outskirts Press permission to post videos to our YouTube channel, on our website and other social media platforms for promotional purposes).
  • VOTE: by reaching out to friends and family! 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.
  • WIN: a splendid new laptop computer (see last week’s post for full specs) when we announce the most-”liked” submission to our blog on Wednesday, March 1, 2017!

As they always say, “Better late than never!” We hope you’ll take a moment out of your day to enter, and to help us share your work with the world in yet another innovative way!

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