For authors who want to place the first chapter of their books in front of those who matter the most, Outskirts Press now offers a 1st Chapter Preview option that distributes their first chapter to a total of 35,000 libraries, bookstores, media reviewers, bloggers and readers.

March 16, 2011 – Denver, CO – Outskirts Press, the fastest growing self-publishing and book marketing company, announced today the availability of its First Chapter Preview option.  Authors can now introduce their books to opinion leaders in the publishing field by distributing their first chapter, along with a full color quarter page ad, to 20,000 public libraries, 3,300 independent bookstores, more than 300 media reviewers and another 11,000 selected readers.

Outskirts Press’ First Chapter Preview is a new entry point into distribution channels that were not so easily available previously to self-published authors. After studying, polling and surveying librarians and independent bookstore owners to find out what they most wanted to know about new books being released, this new opportunity now distributes book information to 35,000 opt-in subscribers.  Libraries and independent bookstores will carry self-published, print on demand and small publisher’s books once they know that the book has a potential audience and that it conforms to standards.

Buyers and readers are much more apt to purchase a book if they have been able to preview the first chapter in advance.  This is particularly true for first time fiction authors who now have the opportunity to “hook” the reader with a well crafted first chapter.

“The increased exposure to key figures associated with the self publishing industry will help our authors’ books be discovered and will dramatically increase their potential for sales,” said Outskirts Press Director of Author Support Kelly Schuknecht.

Included with the first chapter presentation is a full color, quarter page ad in the catalog which includes a color image of the cover, a book synopsis and all the necessary title, pricing and publisher information for ordering.  This distribution continues for three consecutive months.

ABOUT OUTSKIRTS PRESS: Outskirts Press offers high-quality, full-service self-publishing and book marketing services for writers and professionals who are seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining 100% of their rights, 100% of their profits, and 100% of the creative control.

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5 thoughts on “Self-Publishing Authors Receive 1st Chapter Exposure to 20,000 Libraries, 3,300 Bookstores

  1. This sounds great but my book has no chapters. Is there a maximum or minimum number of words that can be used in place of chapters?

    1. Hi Hollie — If a book doesn’t have chapters, we will submit the first 5-10 pages (in addition to all of the front material, i.e. Foreword, Introduction, etc.). I hope that helps.

      1. Hi Hollie — No deadline, but the sooner you register, the sooner your first chapter ad will appear. Currently the turnaround time is approximately 1-2 months.

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