Outskirts Press is an industry leader in providing post-publication support, products, and services to its growing family of published authors. Because we know how confusing it can be to pick the right marketing solution for your book, we publish our list of Top 10 Book Marketing Options each month to help you prioritize your book marketing efforts.

The top-ranking options are determined by how many self-published authors sign up for them. Many of these products and services are even available to authors who did not publish with Outskirts Press.  Visit our Marketing Solutions page to view the growing list of available book marketing options.

These are the marketing products and services determined to be most popular by our authors for the month of October 2010, listed below in alphabetical order:

Amazon Extreme Package
This is a package deal that lets you save 25% on 3 amazing marketing tactics centered around Amazon: The Amazon Kindle Edition, Search Inside the Book, and the Keyword Search Submission Service. Plus a free copy of the Amazon best selling book, Sell Your Book on Amazon.
Amazon Keyword Search Submission
Books participating in this service are “tagged” with 10 applicable terms and keywords on Amazon’s Product Detail page. This encourages other visitors to your page to “tag” your book with the same keywords and phrases, which can give more “weight” to those terms in Amazon’s search results
Amazon Kindle Edition
The Amazon Kindle is a revolutionary wireless reading device that allows its owners to instantly download books and newspapers. This is the new way that people are buying books. However, 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.
Amazon Search Inside the Book
This service allows your potential buyer to browse your book online just as they would in a “traditional” bookstore. This alleviates a lot of the the anxiety associated with purchasing books online.
Barnes & Noble See Inside
This is Barnes & Noble’s answer to Amazon’s “Search Inside the Book” 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.
Book Blast
This package includes five of our most popular (and most effective) marketing services, making for very well-rounded book marketing solution. Every Book Blast comes with: a Custom Press Release, PR Publicist Campaign, Book Review Submission Service, Book Video Trailer, and 5 hours with a Personal Marketing Assistant for one price.
Book Review Submission
This solution offers you the convenience of having someone else do some of the book review “grunt work” for you. The fee includes submission to ten different reviewers. Included in the submission is a professionally-written cover letter/press release and your sales sheet, along with a complimentary copy of your book for the reviewer to consider and keep.
Custom T-Shirt
This service offers you a high-quality t-shirt with your book (front cover on the front and back cover on the back). This is  great promotional tool – helpful for book signings, networking events, etc.
PR Publicist
Have you ever dreamed of having your own publicist? You can get pretty close with this service. Once purchased, one of our publicists distributes your press release for you. The best part is – after the release is sent, you will receive all the resulting leads for more personal follow-up, plus an electronic clipping service.
Social Media Webinar
In this one hour information-packed webinar designed for self-publishing authors, The Promote U Guru, Lisa Orrell, covers the use of various social networks and strategies you can use to build your brand, increase your income, and grow your book sales.  Currently there are no webinars scheduled. Please keep visiting our blog for an announcement of the date of the next one. 

 Outskirts Press authors who are interested in any of these options can find further details and ordering information by clicking on the name (or image) of the option above. Information about either of these solutions can be found on the Marketing Options page of your Publishing Center. Authors who published elsewhere can visit our Marketing Solutions page to get more information about any of  the marketing options available to order.

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