Self-Publishing Authors Can Now Go Green and Save Green with New Elite E-book Publishing Package

A new Elite E-Book Publishing Package from Outskirts Press gives self-publishing authors increased distribution that promises less impact on the environment and publishing dollars.

Outskirts Press, the leading self-publishing and book marketing service provider, announced today the launch of its Elite E-book Publishing Package, which bundles three valuable e-book distribution services into one discounted publishing package. The package represents more than 25 percent savings when compared to purchasing each electronic edition separately.

The Elite E-book Publishing Package is priced hundreds of dollars below what an author would pay for a-la-carte electronic publishing services. Plus, the increased ebook exposure means greater distribution and higher sales without the need for additional paperback and hardback printing.

While self-publishing authors can still choose one or two electronic formats, combining the three allows them to reach a wider audience of readers, many of which are loyal to one electronic reading device over another. Outskirts Press simplifies the process by offering one convenient and cost-effective package that includes three popular electronic book editions:

    • Amazon Kindle Edition: Only books that have been submitted to Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) in the required format are available for Kindle readers to purchase and enjoy.
    • Apple iPad/iPhone Premium Edition: This service allows authors convenient, full distribution of iPad/iPhone electronic editions of their own books through Apple’s popular iBookstore.
    • Barnes & Noble NOOK Edition: Inclusion in this virtual bookstore allows self-published authors to tap into an important, and growing, market of readers.

For more complete information about each service included in this bundle, visit the product description page at www.outskirtspress.com/ebookpackage.

Pinterest Book Marketing for Self-Publishing Authors

Outskirts Press is now helping veteran authors like Ronnie Lee take advantage of Pinterest to promote their books smartly and stylishly.  Every month Outskirts Press will be adding a new Board on Pinterest to feature a prolific author, just like Ronnie Lee.

Pinterest describes itself as “a tool for collecting and organizing things you love” and by March, 2012 Experian Hotwise declared the site to be the third largest social network in the U. S., right behind Facebook and Twitter. Now Outskirts Press authors can take advantage of this growing promotional channel to earn additional exposure for their books and their author platform.

In recognition of Ronnie Lee and the impressive number of books he has published (13 and growing),  Outskirts Press has created an exclusive Ronnie Lee Pinterest Board where he can display all his books and tell potential buyers a little about each of them and about himself.  Initial pins include full color book cover images and a color photo of the prolific author himself, making his author platform virtually “real” to the site’s millions of viewers. This, in turn, can help make Ronnie Lee even more well known as Pinterest users “pin” Lee’s books to their own Boards, spreading his work and words to their own followers.

Hong Kong born, Ronnie Lee started writing his unique freestyle prose philosophies in 2003 and he’s been publishing with Outskirts Press ever since.  With more than a dozen books in all (The Genesis of Science, Poetic Discovery and The Philosophy of the World are just three of his titles), Ronnie Lee is among the most prolific authors of his generation and has amassed an impressive, poetically sensitive body of work, crafted to search for the scientific truths and laws behind today’s world.

Each of my books is full of practical reasons for the world to gain hope, motivation and direction,” author Ronnie Lee states, “in order to succeed both on this planet and the ones we hope to encounter in the future.”

Ronnie has teamed up with Outskirts Press for almost a decade now and together they have achieved the formidable library of Lee’s works now on display on his Pinterest board. Pay him a virtual visit on Pinterest, follow him, and share pins of his books with friends or family who might benefit from his insights.

For more Self-Publishing Author Boards on Pinterest, follow Outskirts Press on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/outskirtspress and stay tuned next month to see our next Prolific Pinterest Author, exclusively from Outskirts Press.

Are you ready to start publishing your book and experiencing the success of your own Pinterest author platform?

Go Green & Save Green With New Electronic Edition Self-Publishing Package

A new Elite E-book Package from Outskirts Press gives self-publishing authors increased distribution that promises less impact on the environment and publishing dollars.

Outskirts Press, the leading self-publishing and book marketing service provider, announced today the launch of its Elite E-Book Package, which bundles three valuable e-book conversion and distribution services into one discounted package. This pricing for this new package represents a savings of 25 percent when compared with purchasing each electronic edition separately.

With the Elite E-Book Package, increased e-book exposure means greater distribution and higher sales potential without the need for additional paperback and hardback printing.

While self-publishing authors can still choose one or two electronic formats, combining all three at the same time allows them to reach a wider audience of readers, many of which are loyal to one electronic reading device over another. Only books that have been submitted via the required process and format for each edition are available for electronic book readers to purchase and enjoy. Outskirts Press simplifies the process by offering one convenient and cost-effective package that includes three popular electronic book editions:

Amazon Kindle Edition: The Kindle edition of a book appears on Amazon and in Amazon search listings just like any other format (such as a hardback edition).

Apple iPad/iPhone Premium Edition: This service provides authors with convenient, full distribution of an iPad/iPhone electronic edition of their book through Apple’s popular iBookstore.

Barnes & Noble NOOK Edition: Inclusion in this virtual bookstore allows self-publishing authors to tap into an important, and growing, market of readers.

For more complete information about this new Elite E-Book Package, visit http://outskirtspress.com/p/ebookpackage

About Outskirts Press, Inc.: 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. http://www.outskirtspress.com.

Amazon Featured Book-of-the-Week

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

Downside Road

by Jerry Turner

(4 Stars – 2 Customer Reviews)

Price: $19.95

Jerry Turner’s “ Downside Road.” The Jenkins were never a normal family… and they never had a chance to be one. Based on a true story after World War II, Downside Road is a gritty and realistic family saga that is both poignant and beautifully told.


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Author Poll: J. Dean wants your help with his cover

J. Dean is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And he wants your help deciding his book cover.

Book Summary

When writing about fifty years of any human life, one can only be humbled by the period of history through which so many of us survive. Life takes so many turns that the cultural changes, unfelt from day-to-day, feel like seismic shifts when surmised and stockpiled. Any man’s life is one that changes so much every year. You can go from looking in the mirror at someone you wish to grow old when you’re a teenager to wishing you were younger in a heartbeat.

Some of the memories that you’ll read may strike you as unbelievable – they do to me recalling them. But no matter how thrilling, traumatic or incredible the events of my life have been, I have not embellished, exaggerated or elaborated in any of the telling of these events. With my co-writer, I have constructed a faithful to me which stands up to the memory of time elapsed, even if sometimes my life has felt too fantastic to be real. In short, every word of what you’re about to read is the truth, whether I wish it was or not.

About the Author

Abandoned by his father when he was just nine months old, Jeffrey Blalock was placed in an orphanage by the age of three, in the summer of 1965. Abused and imprisoned under the guise/cloak of religious education, young Jeff faced a daily fight for survival against the very people who were supposed to be protecting him.

This is the true story of a boy who was left to fend for himself and conditioned against love, compassion and trust in a place where no-one survived intact. This is the story of a person able to declare against his tormentors, that his will would not wither, his body not broken and his spirit never suffocated – Not Today.

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

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Cover A

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Top 4 Reasons for Self-Publishing in April

There are lots of reasons authors choose to self-publish: creative freedom, control over pricing, immediate publication, etc.

Now with the promise of spring in full gear, here are 4 great reasons to start publishing your book this month:

  1. Spring’s new beginnings. Spring is the time for renewal, right? So why not renew your commitment to fulfilling your publishing dreams?
  2. That fat tax refund. Put your federal and state tax refunds to work on something meaningful by dusting off that manuscript and finally getting it to print. If you play your cards right, that investment will pay you back not just in sales revenue but in the deep satisfaction you’ll get from being able to say – at long last – that you’re a published author!
  3. Summer book fairs. April is the perfect time to self-publish if you want to have a brand-spanking-new book hot off the press for the excitement of book-fair season. Because self-publishers like Outskirts Press can get your manuscript to print in a matter of weeks, you could start now and have your book in hand just in time!
  4. National Poetry Month. Honor National Poetry Month in April by publishing your volume of poetry now. This national celebration of verse – designed to highlight the contributions of American poets and encourage more people to discover the beauty of this art form – has been taking place every year in April since 1996. (Outskirts Press offers a Poetry Formatting Kit that makes formatting and publishing a high-quality book as simple as cutting and pasting text.)

While there’s never really a bad time to get going on your self-publishing dreams, April is the ideal time to plant the publishing seed that will bear fruit later in the year.

Start Publishing Today

Amazon Featured Book-of-the-Week


God’s End Time Reformers’ Revolution

by Justice-Jackie Mensah

(5 Stars – 1 Customer Review)

Price: $17.95

Justice-Jackie Mensah’s “God’s End Time Reformers’ Revolution.” As God’s end time reformer, you simply cannot fight a battle and win that battle until you are well informed and educated enough about the contents of the battle.

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