Introducing Self-Publishing Author Valerie Sumter’s Book Video Trailer for “Transformed”

Announcing the Self Publishing News premiere of the book video trailer for Transformed:
Breaking Free from the Thoughts and Words that Bind You
(published by Outskirts Press, August 2022), by Valerie Sumter.

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The power of thoughts and words—and how they affect our lives.
Our thoughts are frequencies that have the ability to transform our lives in powerful ways. Transformed reveals the potential inside each one of us for greatness, and how we can create a life of personal power and fulfillment. It shares the science and spiritual truths behind our creative words and thoughts, and how we can use them, to break the cycle of destructive thought patterns! With Transformed you will:

Discover the power to be intentional and creative with your thoughts and words.

Become more aware of the spiritual laws of the universe and how to tap into those laws and allow them to work for you rather than against you.

Be the master of your thoughts and intentions by learning to give your brain the right programs until they become automatic responses.

Become more empowered and then help empower others, as you begin to experience firsthand the connection between your thoughts and your reality.

Realize the true power you possess to create a life you love. As your thoughts begin to transform, they will create joyful moments that become joyful days, weeks, months, and years. In turn, you too, will experience a “Transformed life of Joy.”

Valerie Sumter

Valerie Sumter

Valerie Sumter is from the Pacific Northwest, but has lived and traveled throughout the United States. Coming from an abusive background caused her to develop a victim mentality in her younger life, so she knows the pain of that negative mindset and the destructive patterns it can create. Valerie now works as a life coach and facilitator to teach others the techniques and principles that keep her on a successful path.

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Your Third Finalist for the 2022 Best Book of the Year Award is . . . Stacey Stedman, Author of The Un-Diet.

Third Finalist for the 2022 Best Book of the Year Award is . . . Stacey Stedman, Author of The Un-Diet.

Congratulations to our three finalists for the Outskirts Press 2022 Best Book of the Year award: Eating Yellow Paint, by Susie Newman; Survived By No One? My Story of Finding Hers, by Karen Spicer-Wolven; and The Un-Diet, The Ultimate Mindset Journal to Living Beyond Diets, by Stacey Stedman.

All three books took home first place awards from this year’s EVVY Awards, qualifying the authors for Outskirts Press’s highest honor! But remember, only one book can win—so diligently study your choices, order their books, and cast your vote. Voting will begin Monday, September 19th, on Self-Publishing News and close promptly on 11:59 pm Mountain Time on Friday, September 23rd.

So, come back on Monday, September 19th, to cast your vote for the book you believe to be the best of the three.

Meet Your Third Finalist

The Un-Diet, The Ultimate Mindset Journal to Living Beyond Diets

Stacey Stedman, Author of The Un-Diet.

Breaking the chain of the dreaded “D” word . . . Diet

I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who loves being on a diet. Saying that you are on a diet usually comes with kale between your teeth, a sad sigh, a longing for foods you can’t have, an eye roll, and/or an end date to when it’s over. The Un-Diet ditches the diet mentality. This journal takes you on a daily journey to be your own advocate for your health and nutrition. I will teach you how to get in tune with your body by fueling it properly, listening to your hunger cues, and checking in with your emotions and stress level before you eat. There is so much more to our nutrition mindset than WHAT we eat. There are several ways to use this journal to get the most out of it for YOU. Day-by-day logging for 30 days; using a separate journal for your daily logs and staying on each day as long as you want; or reading the whole thing, then working on the parts that resonate with you the most.

About the Author—Stacey Stedman

Stacey Stedman, Author of The Un-Diet.

After 20 years of yo-yo dieting, I finally had enough. There had to be a better way. So I started health and fitness coaching in 2014, and I am now a certified health coach and personal trainer with an advanced certificate in sports nutrition coaching. I’ve been running online health and accountability groups for years and have helped hundreds of people shift their nutritional mindset. I was put on this earth to positively influence people’s lives and help them feel amazing and vibrant. I live in Longmont, Colorado, with my fantastic husband and two boys.—Stacey Stedman.

Buy from Outskirts Press: https://outskirtspress.com/theundiet

The Best Book of the Year winner will receive a Grand Prize of $1,500 directly from your choice at the polls. So, come back on Monday, September 19th, to cast your vote!

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Introducing Self-Publishing Author MP Kollman’s Book Video Trailer for “The Accident”

Announcing the Self Publishing News premiere of the book video trailer for The Accident (published by Outskirts Press, July 2022), by MP Kollman.

BOOK DETAILS

Special Agent Kevin Grayson appears to have taken the Bauer family’s accident, his uncertainty over Jimmy’s recovery, very hard. Drinking. Staying out until all hours. Never visiting his best friend in the hospital. Samantha Grayson stops at the hospital every day. Chatting with a comatose Jimmy Bauer about everything and anything. Except the turmoil her husband is causing in their marriage. When Jimmy awakens, she’s certain Kevin will revert to the man she knows him to be. But when he does awaken from the medically induced coma, paralyzed on his left side from the waist down, Jimmy is devastated by the loss of his wife and older son. Will he recover? And if not, how will he care for himself and his younger son?

MP Kollman

The Accident is the fifth in the seven-book crime / adventure Brothers series: Brothers (pub. 1995), Sequela (2012), Honeymoon and Moirai (both 2021). MP Kollman has also published Skin Deep (2016), a romance unrelated to the series. MP was raised on a dairy farm in central Minnesota. She began writing in grade school for her own enjoyment–whisking her on adventures far from the family farm. After graduating, she moved to Wisconsin, where she married and now has two children and three grandchildren. MP recently retired from a full-time job which allows her to dedicate more time to her writing.

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This Week’s Amazon Featured Book of the Week is How Far? A Tale of Determination, DNA, and Drama by Bob Wilber

Now available on Amazon.com!

How Far? A Tale of Determination, DNA, and Drama

by Bob Wilber

(5 out of 5 Stars – 15 Customer Reviews)

Price: $29.95 Paperback

Bob Wilber wrapped up his lengthy professional sports and marketing career in 2016, and immediately wrote and published his autobiography “Bats, Balls, & Burnouts” to great acclaim. For “How Far?” he stretched his writing muscles into an entirely new genre. “How Far?” is historical fiction, and the story surrounds two disparate characters. Wilber wrote “How Far?” as those two characters, in their distinct voices. It is a tale of life, told through the lens of elite athletes playing different games while they impact each other’s lives.
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You CAN See a Return on Investment on Your Book

Return on Investment for Authors on Outskirts Press

When you have a story—or history or cookbook or memoir—to share, you know that a big mental and emotional relief comes from just getting it out and onto paper. But the life cycle of some stories stops there.

But if you go on to publish that story, you understandably wonder what financial relief there can be. Outskirts Press coaches you on the many steps you need to take to create a quality published book that has a chance of selling—and you want to know that after all that time, effort, and cost, there will be a return on your investment.

There can be an ROI. The steps you made the effort to take during the publishing process are precisely what will set you up to eventually realize that ROI. For example, did you craft strong content through good storytelling, smart editing, and beautiful design? Did you do everything you could to bring your book to as many readers as possible through savvy marketing and wide distribution?

Outskirts Press helps you answer YES to those questions so that you can see an ROI.

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3 Reasons a Social Media Strategy Can Help Your Book Promotion

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With the exploding popularity of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and other social media platforms, it’s easier than ever to connect with people worldwide—if you know how to do it.

Many, if not most, of the people who would want to buy your book are active on at least one social media platform, and, better still, promoting yourself as an author on social media usually costs nothing! With today’s social distancing, social media is more important than ever, and here are 3 reasons to take advantage of it right now:

  1. A coordinated strategy across all major platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) creates cartloads of credibility.
  2. Each platform reaches a somewhat different demographic, so by targeting multiple social media platforms, you increase your potential readership!
  3. Right now, Outskirts Press is offering an instant 10% savings on the Social Media Set-Up & Strategy Toolkit! Just enter the promo code tensocial during checkout

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Outskirts Press Presents Mark Loughman, author of “Before the Moon: A Complete History of the New World Order”

Author Mark Loughman is taking his latest book, Before the Moon: A Complete History of the New World Order on tour – a Virtual Book Tour, that is, with Outskirts Press! Technology has created a wide variety of ways to reach audiences all over the world. All it takes is a little thinking outside the box, and nowadays you can market a self-published book in a variety of affordable and impactful ways. Virtual book tours, for example, are a great way to connect with readers from all corners of the globe, all from the comfort of your own home. Join Mark Loughman and Before the Moon: A Complete History of the New World Order as they appear in features and interviews (such as the one below) in the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, Mark Loughman was kind enough to answer a few questions as the tour was getting started so that we can give you a sneak peek into the mind of the creator of Before the Moon: A Complete History of the New World Order.

OP: Tell us a little bit about Before the Moon: A Complete History of the New World Order. What is it about?

Mark: My book is about a race of aliens that installed the moon to trap mankind into a matrix of the five senses. They are nearing their endgame, which is a one-world government that will supersede any sovereign nation’s laws and creates an open-air prison for humanity.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Mark: As more and more false flags were perpetrated on the global
community and the “leaders” imposed further restrictions dressed up as a way of keeping us secure, I knew that I needed to try to alert the populous of this slide into a dystopian nightmare.

OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?
Mark: Anyone who would choose freedom over tyranny and is awakening to the fact that there is an attempt at a global coup taking place will be interested in this book. If that isn’t of interest, it illustrates a foolproof plan of how to become a millionaire.

OP: What is special about your book?  

Mark: Nine original songs show up as lyrics in the story that can
be downloaded as complete songs.

OP: Have you published any other books? Do you plan to publish more?

Mark: I haven’t published any previous books but I plan on publishing more in the future.

OP: What differentiates it from other books in the same category?

Mark: There are a few who question certain aspects of history, but this explains every single aspect of how a minuscule number of entities are on the verge of total world domination.

OP: How can someone learn more about your book or purchase it?

Mark: My book can be purchased through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.

OP: Thanks for your time, Mark! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Mark Loughman is an English musician-author-entrepreneur who now resides in Southern California. markloughman.com

For more information or to contact the author, visit

www.outskirtspress.com/markloughmanbtm

This author purchased the Media Marketing Blitz marketing option, which allows self-publishing authors to connect with bloggers and harness the power of the blogosphere by taking their book on the “virtual road.” Learn more about this service by visiting your Publishing Center and reviewing the available marketing options.

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Introducing Self-Publishing Author Marita Ludvigsen’s Book Video Trailer for “Eastern European Eats”

Eastern European Eats
Regional Dishes from Poland and Czech Republic
by Marita Ludvigsen

Announcing the Self Publishing News premiere of the book video trailer for Eastern European Eats (published by Outskirts Press, July 2022), by Marita Ludvigsen.

Good food should be easy. These Eastern European influence recipes are fun and delicious.

My grandparents grew up in Eastern Europe. When they made the arduous journey to America, they brought their European culture, traditions and recipes with them. This book blends my own second generation American food traditions with the strong influence of my heritage. Many of the recipes are taken from my mother’s handwritten note cards still stained with the ingredients from making the dishes. You can almost smell the delicious mouthwatering foods just by reading the recipes. My hope is that you enjoy making these delectable dishes as much as I have enjoyed sharing the recipes with you!

Marita Ludvigsen

Marita Ludvigsen

I started my cooking journey in childhood with an interest in creating amazing tasting foods. My mom always seemed to have some tantalizing aroma coming from the kitchen when I came home from school. She would encourage me to help her especially when she was baking which was my favorite experience. I continued to perfect my skills by cooking for my family of three children. Creating something delicious to be enjoyed by others you care about is a gift from the heart, a warm hug out of the oven! I currently live in Colorado with my husband Rich happily cooking and sharing the joy of food.

Visit https://outskirtspress.com/easterneuropeaneats for formats, editions, pricing, and availability.

This Week’s Amazon Featured Book of the Week is The Sting of the Love Bee by Dennis Boisvert

Now available on Amazon.com!

The Sting of the Love Bee

by Dennis Boisvert

(5 out of 5 Stars – 1 Customer Review)

Price: $13.95

Facing a lawsuit against their father’s marina, Danny and Michael Peters are looking for legal papers when Michael discovers a gun, along with news clippings of the shooting of Rochelle Bea, Danny’s girlfriend from ten years ago. The gun is owned by their older brother Norman, and Michael and Danny agree to get rid of it. With buried treasure, a little mystery, a woman who believes the troublesome gun has magical powers, and a kiss that stings Danny’s heart, Dennis Boisvert’s The Sting of the Love Bee is a play that will keep readers on the edge of their seat.
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It’s National Book Lovers Day! How Will YOU Celebrate?

National Book Lovers Day!

Now, here’s a holiday we can all get into: National Book Lovers Day (NBLD)!

Occurring annually (usually on August 9), this is a day just for you and your fellow bibliophiles to sink into the bath with a glass of vino and a juicy read and guiltlessly indulge your inner bookworm. As if you needed a reason . . .

As writers and authors, you’re the driving force behind national days like today. So, aside from page-flipping, how else can you mark the occasion? Here are three ways to celebrate National Book Lovers Day today with other readers, including your own:

  1. Give the gift of reading. Host a book giveaway on social media. Give your network of friends a chance to win an autographed hardcopy of your book or copies of your favorite reads. Consider giving copies to the first people to like, share, or retweet your contest post, or perhaps a gift basket with your book, a mug, hot cocoa, and other knickknacks to the person who tags the most friends in the Comments Section. Oh, and remember to use hashtags such as #NationalBookLoversDay or #NBLD in all related posts.
  2. Feed the reading bug. Encourage reading through philanthropy. Drop in on your local libraries and schools to donate books in honor of the occasion. Other great places to donate include nursing homes, veterans’ organizations, hospitals, and shelters.
  3. Stick your nose in a book. Relaxing with a guilty pleasure is always an option. In fact, the best writers are those who are also avid readers. So go ahead and proudly tuck into a steamy novel or a fast-paced mystery—it all counts. Consider it “personal development.”

In honor of today being National Book Lovers Day, you may consider one of these top five Outskirts Press Bestsellers from June as your reading choice:

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Now, let’s all celebrate!