Free Self-Publishing Shipping

It’s here! Free shipping for Outskirts Press authors when they order books.
 Starting Monday, May 4th and continuing throughout May.

Just order 50 or more books through your author’s center between May 4 – May 31, and Outskirts Press will pay for the domestic UPS ground shipping.  Orders must be single-format and the 50 or more books must be placed all at once in a single order.  Yes, you can place multiple orders for multiple formats, and if each order exceeds 50, the domestic UPS ground shipping will be free.  This offer does not apply for 2nd day air or next day shipping options. Nor does it apply for international shipping orders.

The more you order, the more you save on shipping.  During these tumulus times, we can all use some savings. May is the time to order copies of your book for marketing and gift purposes.   Starting Monday, May 4th, when you sign-in to your author’s center and order 50 or more copies of a single-format of your book, you will notice that the UPS Ground shipping option for domestic orders is completely free.  Just a little thank you, from Outskirts Press. Enjoy.

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Survivor contestant “Coach” subject of new self-published book

voyage_cover2Love him or hate him, there’s no doubt that “Coach” (aka Benjamin Wade) on this season’s edition of Survivor is a colorful character.   And now he is the subject of a new novel published by author Tom Gauthier through Outskirts Press.

Book Description:

A Voyage Beyond Reason is a true-life adventure. In 1996, twenty-four year-old Benjamin Wade sets out on a solo voyage in a tiny sea kayak. His goal lies 6,000 miles away – and deep within his own soul.

The chance discovery of his journals, buried on a Colombian cliff above the sea, uncovers a mystery which took many years to finally solve. His journals tell of misery and elation, of triumph and failure, of insight and insanity.

Does the man make the journey, or does the journey make the man?

Follow the tiny kayak, and follow the mind of a young man set on a goal that no amount of torture can dissuade him from reaching, on a journey that brings him face to face with himself.

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Colorado Book Award Finalists Announced

Congratulations to Outskirts Press author Irv Sternberg, who’s 2008 novel NEPTUNE’S CHARIOT is a finalist in this year’s Colorado Book Awards, sponsored by the Colorado Humanities/Colorado Center for the Book.

Finalists receive additional press exposure, compliments of the Colorado Humanities.

Neptunes Chariot by Irv Sternberg
Neptune's Chariot by Irv Sternberg

Book award winners will be announced this year at the Aspen Summer Words Literary Festival during the week of June 21 – June 26, in beautiful Aspen, Colorado.

A former journalist and public relations manager, Irv Sternberg is the Denver Post best-selling author of the popular Clint Jagger thrillers, Deadly Passage and Sakura’s Stratagem, under the pseudonym, Mark Irving. He is also the author of the Izzy Brand mystery, No Laughing Matter, under his own name. Neptune’s Chariot is his first historical novel. He and his wife live in Colorado.

“Outskirts Press came into my life at exactly the right time. Within 3 months they had published No Laughing Matter, which made The Denver Post bestseller list. When they published my next novel, Neptune’s Chariot became a bestseller, too. Outskirts Press will help you find your dream, especially if, like me, you hear the clock ticking and can’t afford to play the waiting game.”

Congratualtions, Irv, from all of us at Outskirts Press!

Self Publishing Book Marketing – Amazon Kindle Edition

Amazon Kindle Edition

The Amazon Kindle 2 is now out and getting a lot of marketing and publicity from all types of media. This is the time to create a Kindle edition for your book, and if you’re an Outskirts Press author, we can help!The Amazon Kindle a revolutionary wireless reading device that allows its owners to instantly download books and newspapers. Only books that have been submitted to the Amazon Kindle via the required process and in the required format are available for Kindle readers to purchase and enjoy.  Kindle editions of books appear on Amazon and in Amazon search listings just like any other format (such as a hardback edition).

Outskirts Press published authors can add this optional marketing service to their distribution conveniently and easily from the Marketing Options screen of their author’s center.

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Self Publishing Book Marketing – Amazon Keyword Submission

Amazon Keyword Submission

Customers who browse for new books on Amazon don’t search by title or author. They search by keywords or phrases: subject-specific words that describe their interest. One goal in book marketing is to do whatever is possible to improve a book’s search results ranking for applicable keywords so that your book appears higher in the search results on Amazon.The Amazon Keyword Submission option can help. Participating books are “tagged” with applicable terms and keywords, and then 10 specific keywords or phrases are submitted to Amazon’s Search Engine on the author’s behalf.

Outskirts Press published authors can add this optional marketing service to their distribution conveniently and easily from the Marketing Options screen of their author’s center.


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Self Publishing Book Marketing – Amazon’s Search Inside

Amazon Search Inside the Book

This functionality on Amazon’s website is Amazon’s “online equivalent” to browsing a bookstore. Books that participate in the “Search Inside” program feature a “Look Inside” icon over their Amazon cover image, which invites potential customers to electronically “flip” through a small section of the book. Amazon claims that books participating in this program enjoy “significant” sales improvement, on average, over books that do not.

Equally important is the affect this participation has on your Amazon search results. More data about your book’s content is stored by Amazon’s computers, potentially resulting in more accurate and targeted search results and recommendations.

Outskirts Press published authors can easily and conveniently add this optional marketing service to their distribution from the Marketing Options screen of their author’s center.

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Self Publishing Book Marketing – Barnes & Noble’s See Inside

Barnes & Noble See Inside

Not to be left behind, Barnes & Noble’s website at has recently introduced their answer to Amazon’s “Search Inside” program with their very own “See Inside” 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, very much like Amazon’s “Search Inside the Book” feature.

Since this program is very new on Barnes & Noble’s website, a very low number of books are currently enrolled. Now is the time to make your book stand out
to the Barnes & Noble audience by submitting your book to BN’s See Inside program.

Outskirts Press authors can add this optional marketing service to their book’s distribution conveniently and easily from within the Marketing Options screen of their author’s center.


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