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Facing the grave dangers of a triple-threat, the CIA is on its heels. CIA Agent Dave McClure and his Special Operations teams face deadly action at a Chinese base hidden in the mist-covered Blue Mountains of Jamaica to German terrorist team attack on a strategic missile base near the western forests of Wyoming, and finally to Berlin, Garmisch, and the German Alps where, to top things off, intelligence sources warn the CIA of a plot by cabinet members in Germany to arrest the Chancellor, overthrow the government, and invade Poland and the Czech Republic. The CIA must act fast and forcibly to avoid the outbreak of World War III. For thriller lovers, this riveting thriller will will give you goosebumps.
Happy April, National Library Month, and specifically, right now, National Library Week! You know all the reasons to celebrate libraries as a reader—well, they’re just as priceless for you, the author.
Successful library distribution can up your readership (think of the number of people who will check out even one copy), increase your marketing opportunities (from book clubs and events to newsletters and social media), and extend your book’s shelf life (once your book is on a library shelf, it usually stays there, collecting readers over the years).
So, do the work to get YOUR book on that shelf! Here are some key action items:
Go to your local library and ask them to order your book.
Contact the library in the location where your book takes place.
Tell your readers they can get your book for free if they go to their library and ask them to order it.
Publish in a variety of formats. Libraries continue to love hardcover books because they are more durable. But now, because of changes in both technology and reading habits, digital and audio formats are growing in popularity for libraries.
Ensure your book is listed in the catalogs that libraries order from Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Overdrive, Hoopla, and Bibliotheca.
To help you win the hearts of librarians in charge of purchasing, Outskirts Press is offering 10% off the First Chapter Preview option this month! Libraries are more excited to carry self-published, print-on-demand, and small-press titles once they see with their own eyes that the books meet their standards. So with your first chapter plus a full-color quarter-page ad, we help you introduce your book to 20,000 public libraries!
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National Poetry Month doesn’t have to be a time to celebrate other authors’ successes—you can celebrate yours too! And once you’ve published your volume of poetry, you’ll need to market it effectively.
So, how does one make that happen? Here are eight simple tips to get you started:
Know your audience. Understand who your readers are and where they are. Then find ways to connect with your target readers.
Read it. As in . . . at a poetry reading. There’s likely an active poetry group running open mics near you, even if you live outside of a big city. Run a quick search for local hot spots for culture and the spoken word, and then . . . show up! It can be tough to find other local poets, but stepping out of your comfort zone can be oh-so-worth-it, even if you simply listen the first couple of times you go. But remember: the goal is to get YOUR words out there too!
Create a website. Create your own professional website for your work. Include samples of your poetry and your biography. Creating a blog helps to move you up in the search engine rankings.
Enter poetry contests. Submit your work to various competitions locally, regionally, and even nationally. Winning or even simply entering contests draws attention to you and your work. If possible, include your biography and your website.
Promote on social media outlets. Social media is the best way to spread the news about your poetry and you as a writer. Join poetry and writing groups through Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Mix your media. Some of the most liked and reshared images on Instagram and Pinterest, two very visual social media platforms mostly known for their artsy users, are graphical depictions of poems, quotes, and pithy sayings. There’s no better way to break into a new market than to take the time to learn how to make these graphics (hint: there’s an app or twenty for that) and share them with people who love bite-sized pieces of beauty!
Engage in poetry forums. Join a poetry forum or poetry-related website to share your work with other poets and writers. Be sure to engage others and invite them to participate in your poetry. Any time you post, be sure to include your website address.
Podcast it! This one might seem a bit of a stretch, but really, the audio format of podcasts makes them the perfect forum for sharing your poetry in a new context. Consider reading one poem per podcast or inviting your fellow poets to collaborate in sharing and discussing your work. Podcasts are performances without the pressure of a live audience!
There are dozens of ways to promote and market your book, and these are only a few effective ones you might choose. We hope you’ll dig into the opportunities provided during National Poetry Month in April to start marketing your poetry book. For more information on the book marketing services available through Outskirts Press, log into your Publishing Center on the Outskirts Press website (www.outskirtspress.com) and click on the Marketing Solutions menu.
To help you win the hearts of librarians in charge of purchasing, Outskirts Press offers 10% off the First Chapter Preview option this month!
Libraries are more excited to carry self-published, print-on-demand, and small-press titles once they see with their own eyes that the books meet their standards. So, with your first chapter, plus a full-color quarter-page ad, we help you introduce your book to 20,000 public libraries!
Who are these Surrealists, and why would they befriend me?
I shook my head. “There must be someplace… There’s got to be some way for a man to live.”
“Why not look for it here?” Robert Desnos asked. “I’ll help you, and so will Artaud.”
“In Paris?” I glanced around contemptuously. “No offense, but being a man of letters sitting in some café with his blood as pale as his skin—”
“But I agree with you!” Desnos exclaimed, amused. “I feel exactly as you do about academics in tweed, playing pimp with poems. You’ll meet the same problem no matter where you go. The world has been explored. The whole goddamned world has been at war.”
I shrugged. “I know.”
“Instead of walking where the footprints already are, and calling that an adventure—”
“Adventure,” I sneered without intending to, “is that what you call what we did this afternoon? A childish prank, that’s all it was.”
Desnos regarded me as I shoved at the pile of wood with my toe. “So what is your idea of adventure, Weidmann?” he demanded. “Enjoying beautiful women? Exploring Africa? Going to war? Couldn’t war be someone else’s childish prank?”
Earnestly I asked, “What’s your idea of adventure?”
About the Author
The author of this novel series has been working on a way to tell the story of the lives of Antonin Artaud and Robert Desnos for 30 years. Other publications include horror, science fiction, and weird short stories as well as independent journalism. “Personne” has also been an actor, dancer, scholar, librarian, archivist and voice-over artist.
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When you’re an author with Outskirts Press, you make all the decisions, including which format(s) to publish in—hardcover, paperback, eBook, and/or audiobook.
You may choose one, some, or all of those, and that decision will be right for you.
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We also like hardcovers because many readers still consider that the “deluxe” format or the “perfect gift” format. It not only looks good on their home shelf but also on the bookstore shelf, and hardcover copies are showstoppers at your public appearances. Hardcovers may cost more, but they are also so effective at grabbing readers’ attention that readers may be more likely to buy a hardcover copy.
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Learn more about the different formats you could publish your book in. Your Publishing Consultant or one of our other experts is also available to discuss the possibilities. However you like to connect, we’re here for you.
Culminating Experience Personal Theory: Open Feelings Toward Choosing Your Dreams How Self Identity Helps Us Understand Our Feelings Toward Career Paths and How We Can Accept Different Directions and Choices
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“You have focused on understanding feelings as a way of understanding and appreciating “self,” but also using this understanding as a way to direct oneself toward more gratifying career choices and empowering oneself to make smarter choices over one’s career life. This is particularly challenging in the complex and diverse world you have described. I agree that it is valuable to focus on feelings as they are indicators of basic responses to environment and circumstances in the environment. This is the basic “approach/avoidance” instinct we are born with, but often ignored due to our social learning…to get a job and support yourself and endure the conditions simply because you need to work. Employers would do well to learn from your work as they often are instrumental in creating the work environment.”
– Al Striplen, MA, Healing Arts, Native American Counselor & Spiritual Guide