Self-Publishing Author Lionel “L Boogie” Binyard Discusses One Out Of Ten

Author Lionel “L Boogie” Binyard is taking his latest book, One Out Of Ten 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 Lionel “L Boogie” Binyard and One Out Of Ten as they appear in features and interviews (such as the one below) in the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, Lionel “L Boogie” Binyard 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 One Out Of Ten.

Outskirts Press: Tell us a little bit about One Out Of Ten. What is it about?

Lionel: The book follows the path of Lance who is our main character. It follows life’s ups & downs as Lance navigates life through his Junior year of college. The book takes a nostalgic look back at 1980’s HBCU college life.

Outskirts Press: Why did you decide to write this story?

Lionel: I decided to write the book to reminisce about college life and have a chance to relive the best of times which were the 1980’s. I wanted to give those who were attending college life during that time a chance to relive some of the memories they experienced during that time. And for those that are too young and didn’t get a chance to experience what life was like during those times I wanted to give them some insight as to what life was like and what was going on during 1988-1989.

Outskirts Press: What types of readers would be interested in this story?
Lionel: The readers who would be interested in my book would be those students especially Africa-American who were attending Historically Black College & Universities during that time. Also those readers who are into the 1980’s who would like to reminisce about the music, the fashion, the entertainment, news etc.

Outskirts Press: What is special about your book?  

Lionel: What makes the books special to me is all the references to music and fashion. The music references especially help set the mood and tone for the book. It’s like a late 1980’s playlist of hip hop, R&B and club music.

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

Lionel: I have not published any other books as of now, however I do have some ideas for new books. I am thinking about working on a sequel to my book One Out Of Ten. I’m also considering some other ideas, such as short stories.

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

Lionel: my book is being told from personal experience and those from family and friends whose shared experiences helped provide the content for the book. Each experience is unique and this provides a fresh and different perspective from other books in the same category.

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

Lionel: They can visit my author webpage at Outskirts Press. I am also on Instagram.
Additionally my book One Out Of Ten is on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Outskirts Press: Thanks for your time, Lionel! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Lionel “L Boogie” Binyard is an author, entrepreneur, business owner and writer. He has been writing for over 20 years. He is a proud graduate of an HBCU along with friends and family that have shared experiences at Historically Black Colleges & Universities and have helped contribute to the story in this book. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, sports, reading, writing, bartending, music and other hobbies.

www.outskirtspress.com/oneoutoften

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Introducing Self-Publishing Author Paul Nankivell’s Book Video Trailer for “Courageous Love”

Announcing the Self Publishing News premiere of the book video trailer for Courageous Love (published by Outskirts Press, April 2022), by Paul Nankivell.

Two protagonists with cerebral palsy overcome their real and imagined obstacles to find true loves they never imagined possible.

Despite his cerebral palsy, Alan Jones has overcome many obstacles in life. As a senior systems analyst at a Fortune-500 company, he makes a great living and owns a generous condo in West Hills.

Alan’s attendant Selena Harris lives with Alan but occupies the other bedroom. Despite their chemistry, Alan doesn’t believe a woman like Selena would ever be with a man like him.

Meanwhile, Catherine O’Malley has also vanquished many obstacles of cerebral palsy. She’s a corporate attorney who defines herself by her career success, but she’s starting to have mixed feelings about representing the faceless corporations who ruin innocent lives. Desperate to escape her guilt, she finds herself tempted by a male coworker’s intense gaze.

At Catherine’s side through her conquests is the pretty and supportive Nicole, who listens to Catherine with a conflicted heart.

In these layered and thoughtful love stories, Alan and Catherine must overcome their imagined obstacles to realize that true love has no limits.

Book Excerpt

Unlike most people, Alan Jones doesn’t abhor Mondays.  Monday, is the start of a new week.  And, another chance to prove his worth to a society that frowns upon individuals who don’t fit.  And, by no fault of his own, his power wheelchair stands out like an orchid in a rose garden.  Orchids can be beautiful in their own right. But, nobody expects to come across one in a homogeneous field of 
roses.


He has worked at P & N Networking Solutions in downtown Los Angeles since graduating college eighteen years ago.  Beginning as a junior programming intern and slowly climbing the ladder to his present position of senior systems analyst.  Now, at age forty, he enjoys the perks of being one of the top analysts in the city.

Paul Nankivell

Paul Nankivell was born with cerebral palsy. He became one of the first differently-abled students to mainstream into public schools in the 1970s. Since graduating from college, he’s advocated for disability rights,

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

Writer JASON DYE wants your help with his book cover.

About the Book:

The hope for the future is locked in the past.

In the not-so-distant future, life as we know it, will disappear. In a few decades, humans will be responsible for the decimation of most of the Earth’s natural resources. Greed and entitlement plague humanity and devastate the natural evolution of the Earth.

The hope for the future is locked in the past! An average Joe holds the key. The problem is, he has no memory…

How can he unlock the secrets from the past to save the world from the Black Death and mindless drones? Will he be the hero everyone hopes he can be?

Join the journey as this action-packet, Sci-Fi thriller takes unexpected turns and twists that confirm the statement; “Things are not always what they seem!”

About the Author:

Jason served in the United States Army from 2001-2008 and served in Operation Noble Eagle and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He then served an additional 3 years in the Missouri National Guard. Jason graduated with his Master’s in Social Work from the University of Kansas in 2014. He earned his Clinical License in 2018. Jason has had a passion for writing for as long as he can remember. Jason lives in Lawrence, Kansas with his wife and children.

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

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Self-Publishing Author Wayne Faulkner Discusses How To Think and Create Success

Author Wayne Faulkner is taking his latest book, How To Think and Create Success 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 Wayne Faulkner and How To Think and Create Success as they appear in features and interviews (such as the one below) in the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, Wayne Faulkner 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 How To Think and Create Success.

Outskirts Press: Tell us a little bit about How To Think and Create Success. What is it about?

Wayne: My books is about teaching anyone “How To Think and Create Success” using a 4-step easy method.

Outskirts Press: Why did you decide to write this story?

Wayne: I wrote this book to serve the people who would appreciate help and guidance navigating life. Countless hours, days, and years are lost chasing dreams of success that do not materialize. My aim and mission are to launch new thought processes, empowering those seeking a greater level of consciousness and success.

Outskirts Press: How did you get your book published?
Wayne: I self-published with Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press: What types of readers would be interested in this story?
Wayne: Those who have a desire to start a business; launch a new concept, solution, method, and idea. My readers would be inventors, creators, artists, and designers. Individuals seeking discovery of creative purpose. Anyone with an idea for a new community service initiative, product, or service. Those who want to know what to do with the ideas impressed on their mind. Individuals who are curious about their purpose. People who are tired of working a dead-end job. Individuals who do not know what to do when they feel unsure. People who want a better career and to make more money, travel, and live the good life. Those people who want to become financially free.

Outskirts Press: What is special about your book?  

Wayne: We teach you How To Think and Create Success utilizing a skill set already in use every day. Thinking! Most people think; however, their thinking mainly produces unwanted results. You will also learn how to think and create to receive desired results.

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

Wayne: We are the first to design a method, concept, and solution offering new thought processes on How To Think and Create Success. We do this with a 4-step easy way of creating success

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

Wayne: I have not published other books but I am currently writing my second book. It is about 80% complete.

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

Wayne: “How To Think and Create Success” can be purchased online with Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Outskirts Press: Thanks for your time, Wayne! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Wayne Faulkner is a self-help coach, educator, author and essayist. He has spent countless hours researching high achievers and personal development in order to launch new thought processes empowering those seeking a greater level of consciousness and success. Wayne lives in Tennessee with his wife. He has two sons.

www.outskirtspress.com/howtothinkandcreatesuccess

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 Darlene P. Winston’s Book Video Trailer for “Perfectly Imperfect”

 Perfectly Imperfect (published by Outskirts Press, September 2020), by Darlene P. Winston.

Announcing the Self Publishing News premiere of the book video trailer for Perfectly Imperfect (published by Outskirts Press, September 2020), by Darlene P. Winston.

In the highly anticipated sequel to Where I Wanna Be, André has moved on from his ex to be with the love of his life—but when his past comes back to haunt him, will the love he shares with K.C. survive?

Life is grand and heading in the direction Andre has always envisioned. But secrets, lies, and webs of deception soon reveal themselves, threatening to destroy all that he and K.C. have worked to build, and changing lives forever. Will those changes destroy bonds formed over the years—or will love rule?

Darlene P. Winston

Darlene P. Winston

Darlene P. Winston was raised in the small town of Waverly, Virginia, where everyone knew everyone. She spent her summers in the local library, reading anything she could get her hands on, and later turned her passion for reading into telling stories of her own. A mother and a grandmother, Darlene lives with her husband in Chester, Virginia. Darlene is also the author of The Other Woman and Where I Wanna Be.

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

Introducing Self-Publishing Author John Griffith’s Book Video Trailer for “Gulf Thunder”

Gulf Thunder
by John Griffith

Announcing the Self Publishing News premiere of the book video trailer for Gulf Thunder (published by Outskirts Press, February 2022), by John Griffith.

A tale of greed, lust and violence in west central Florida in the early twentieth century.

Tampa Bay was a land full of promise in 1898 to enterprising souls who could see beyond the palmetto- and insect-crowded jungle. Clifford Austin, a young man transplanted by his luckless parents, exhibits a ferocious desire to surpass any competitor as he builds an empire building boats in the nascent town of St Petersburg. He designs and builds small pleasure and commercial craft well into the 1920’s, when design and capabilities were progressing in leaps and bounds. His relentless acquisitiveness leads attempts to bed every woman he meets and dominate every man he ever knows. He sets up a string of decisions that lead to a conflict that could be his undoing, but Clifford Austin thrives on conflict, whether internal or external, even if he doesn’t necessarily seek it. His intense narcissism and sociopathic tendencies guide his every action in his business and romantic endeavors. Clifford Austin’s story is a raucous tale about an explosive time in an untamed future paradise.

John Griffith

John Griffith

John Griffith was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. He graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History with an emphasis on the early twentieth century. He later earned a Juris Doctor degree at the Duquesne University School of Law. He has navigated the waters of Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico since arriving in Florida twenty years ago while studying the culture and attitudes of the good people who live there. John currently lives on a quiet inlet on Tampa Bay with his wife, Betsy and their dog, Lucille. His children and grandchildren live nearby and visit them regularly. Gulf Thunder is his third book following ‘That’s Life’ and ‘Crystal Reflections.’

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50,000 words . . .

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Just let that sink in for a moment:

50,000 words!

That’s a lot of words—but don’t panic! It’s only 1,667 words a day. You can do that!

October is here, and for those ready to accept the challenge, that means NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is fast approaching, with its 50,000-word goal looming on the horizon.

NaNoWriMo isn’t just a vanity project; it’s a chance to tackle some of the thorniest issues related to writing and authorship that emerge when we settle into a long and sustained attempt to generate material. Issues like finding inspiration, maintaining motivation, vanquishing writer’s block, and navigating an author’s complicated relationship with editing.

To help you prepare, we’ve created a to-do list for all self-publishing authors participating in NaNoWriMo!

  • Read some pep talks to boost your motivation to get started—and succeed! (Available on nanowrimo.org.)
  • Add a NaNoWriMo badge to your website/blog/social media pages as a fun way to let everyone know that you are taking the challenge. (Also available on nanowrimo.org.)
  • Spend time doing things that refresh your writing: listen to music, people watch, drink coffee, and read books!
  • Relax: NaNoWriMo is inevitably hectic, so prepare your mind and body by practicing relaxation techniques like exercising or meditating.
  • Bring your friends and family on board! You will need their support during this process, so remind them of your goals and writing schedule.
  • Have fun. NaNoWriMo is a fun process, so enjoy it.

October is a great time for all self-publishing authors to prepare for participation in NaNoWriMo. We hope you’ll keep us posted on your progress throughout the month of November, and we can’t wait to help you get your books in print when you’ve achieved your goal!

Then when it’s time to share your story with the world, call and talk to an Outskirts Press Publishing Consultant who can help you on your journey to publication.

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A Fantastic Book Marketing Idea for a Fantastically Adventurous Novel!

Author M. R. Rodriguez isn’t just thinking outside the box when marketing his novel Moravian Falls—he’s wrapping it in a whole new look!

In this case, the “box” that we’re talking about is his SUV, which he had wrapped in a skin featuring his book cover. A car skin is what it sounds like—a large piece of vinyl that completely covers the vehicle. It looks like a new paint job, but it can be removed—and it allows for not just one color but multiple images and words to be emblazoned across your vehicle. Rodriguez is driving his “DomoMobile,” named for his book’s main character, Dr. Domo, on a cross-country book tour, from Orlando to Seattle and back again.

Moravian Falls: The Fantastic Adventures of Dr. Domo is set in 1965 Dominican Republic. Dr. Domo, a university professor, is called away into the island’s mountains by an ancient behique, or shaman. She passes on to him a magical Taino power—that comes in handy when he returns to Santo Domingo—to find the city in flames from the revolution, his wife missing, and his grandson in danger from evil forces. Can Dr. Domo’s heritage help him save his family during a time of political tumult? Moravian Falls was an EVVY finalist.

We’re excited to hear how Rodriguez’s book tour goes. His unique and bold marketing idea is sure to bring lots of attention to his book—with the added bonus of helping to protect his SUV from scratches on his epic journey.