Amazon Featured Book of the Week

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The Master Hacker

by Steve Burkart

(5 Stars – 1 Customer Review)

Price: $19.95

Steve Burkart’s “The Master Hacker.” A North Korean computer scientist develops a unique weapon system that can wipe out the Western nations, but now she regrets its creation since she wants to defect to the U.S. to obtain freedom. She escapes taking secrets with her, but the guilt of the hardships of her fellow countrymen haunts her. Forming a partnership with a covert organization with the intent to destroy the weapon system, she is pursued by Chinese agents and she becomes in danger of being exposed. A blackmail plan is put in place to turn the tables but the price of the sacrifice may be much too high.

 

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Hurry! Limited Space Left For Your Book in the New York Times

Imagine your book advertised in the pages of the New York Times for pennies on the dollar just in time for Christmas! But hurry, there are only a few spaces left, so reserve your spot right now.

Outskirts Press is proud to offer our authors the unique opportunity to advertise their books with a coveted spot in the New York Times Holiday Books Edition during the busiest book-buying time of year.

Our popular annual Holiday Marketing Bundle includes:

  • Coveted ad space alongside select other Outskirts Press titles in a co-op advertisement in the pages of the New York Times (Holiday Book Edition)
  • A feature spotlight about you and your book on SelfPublishingNews.com with over 37,000 followers (each of whom will also receive an email specifically about your book)
  • Your own book trailer video, which will be uploaded to our Outskirts Press You Tube Channel and sent to you for further video marketing as you see fit
  • Annual Digital Hosting-Storage Fees waived for 2020
  • Amazon Listing Optimization for your book on Amazon to increase potential sales
  • 5 hours with a Personal Marketing Assistant to make the most of the holiday shopping season
  • A custom graphic showcasing your book in Times Square to use in your holiday marketing efforts

This Holiday Marketing Bundle offers the greatest combined value, but if you wish to only purchase the New York Times Co-op Ad click here for the stand-alone service.

Reserve your space now. There are only a few spots left for this special offer, and they’re filling fast on a first-come, first-served basis. When they’re gone, so is this deal!

 

Author Poll: Nick Weber Wants Your Help With Choosing A Cover

Nick Weber is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press, and he wants your help deciding his upcoming book cover.

Book Summary:

Recess Time: When Mind Gets to Play with Memory and Imagination

“A profound, vital and human delight.” Kevin Curdt, Courtroom Clerk, Santa Clara Co. Superior Court, San Jose, CA

This eloquent collection of 13 loosely connected essays covers topics from God to gifts, with plenty of help along the way from Einstein, Chopin, and Picasso to the great Ringling clown Lou Jacobs. The author’s 80 years of memories—from priestly ministry as a former Jesuit, professional acting, and over two decades of circus performance—visit this playful jaunt, as connections are made bearing on the art of life itself. Nick Weber brings an inquisitive and disciplined mind to this often festive romp through recall and celebration.

“Nick Weber has shown that even the sacred is potentially humorous.”—Daniel Kendall, S.J., Professor of Theology, University of San Francisco, CA

“Words that are dense but accessible, strident but poetic, completely authentic.”—Judith Gillespie, Chair, Theology Department, Divine Savior Holy Angels High School, Milwaukee, WI

“A primer for any person serious about becoming.”—Carlo Pellegrini, Co-founder, Amazing Grace Circus, circus producer, director, choreographer, Nyack, NY

About the Author:

Nick Weber brings his playfulness as a professional clown and eight decades of memories to Recess Time. Here he creates a free space allowing new connections between those memories. With graduate degrees in theater and theology, his chief concerns in these essays focus on how his past can serve the future. Mr. Weber is also the author of The Circus that Ran Away with a Jesuit Priest and Shakespeare with Hearing Aids.

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

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5 Ways to Market for the Holidays – and How to Get Them Started

Many sellers large and small do more business during the holiday season than during the rest of the year, and self-publishing authors are no different. But the holiday magic usually doesn’t just happen. It takes clear goals, planning, focus and commitment to reap the greatest profits during this key time of opportunity.

There are many things an Outskirts Press author can do to boost profits, but let’s focus on this peak spending season. Here are five ways to market your book for the holidays:

  1. Build flexibility into your holiday marketing approach. While Christmas is the primary money-maker for sellers of all kinds, it’s not the only game in town. Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Kwanzaa—even New Year’s Day—are occasions when millions of people will be buying for others and themselves. Reach out to these audiences every chance you get.
  2. Offer holiday-themed specials. Hold a Christmas flash sale on Amazon or host Turkey Day giveaways on Facebook. Get creative! The idea is to encourage engagement with your readers and entice new readers.
  3. Create a social media plan. People love to mingle on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media sites – and they’re quickly becoming the go-to places to exchange information, too. Join the massive, online conversation by regularly “checking in” on social media as often as you can.
  4. Recycle review and media queries. Most of your existing outreach to book reviewers and contacts in print and broadcast media can be repurposed and tailed to your holiday campaign. (If you don’t already have a great query letter, write one!) Grab attention with holiday-themed buzzwords and keywords that will keep your copy relevant.
  5. Organize book-signing or book-reading events. If you want to get into those brick-and-mortar bookstores in time for the influx of holiday shoppers, start now. November and December are hot months for book-signing events, so available dates are booking up quickly. Consider focusing specifically on mall bookstores, where shoppers will be converging by the hundreds.

Of course, none of these techniques happen in a meaningful or organized way without a well-defined strategy to guide you. Outskirts Press can get you started on holiday marketing with a Custom Marketing Plan that not only helps you capitalize on seasonal spending but provides a solid all-around plan for the rest of the year.

The Marketing Consultation with Marketing Plan Development begins with a 30-minute, one-on-one phone consultation with a professional Personal Marketing Assistant to learn more about the author’s book, marketing preferences and goals. The marketing assistant will take these factors into account to craft a unique marketing approach for you that includes actionable and achievable marketing techniques, time-saving tips and techniques to boost profits during the holidays and beyond.

After the initial consultation, the Personal Marketing Assistant will send your Custom Marketing Plan to you within just 48 hours! That means if you place the option in your cart today, you could have a clearly defined marketing plan before another weekend passes. Then if you decide you want more assistance you still have the option to hire a Personal Marketing Assistant for a five-hour block of time to begin tackling those marketing steps.

Don’t let the holiday frenzy overwhelm you. Get your Marketing Consultation with Marketing Plan Development, and put in place the steps you need to take for a successful season of selling!

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Amazon Featured Book of the Week

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Mrs. Mouse and The Golden Flower

by Joseph De Sena, MD

(5 Stars – 4 Customer Reviews)

Price: $19.95

Joseph De Sena, MD’s “Mrs. Mouse and The Golden Flower.” Mrs. Mouse has a big problem. A terrible rainstorm has flooded her cozy hollow, and now she and her eight cold, wet little children have nowhere to sleep! Can Amanda rescue them from the freezing night air? Read her story and find out that true beauty is more than skin deep.

 

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Author Poll: Hugo Marinucci Wants Your Help With Choosing A Cover

Hugo Marinucci is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press, and he wants your help deciding his upcoming book cover.

Book Summary:

Iris Maloney is the new no-nonsense nurse manager of the busy Medical-Trauma ICU. She inherits a close-knit staff that do their job in a happy-go-lucky way. Iris embarks on a mission to professionalize the unit but gets frustrated in her every attempt.
Will Iris accept this present culture? Or will she resort to other means to achieve her goals?

About the Author:

“Likable, laughable, and lovable” describes the staff in the Medical-Trauma ICU. And yet they always rise up to the life-and-death challenges and the many personalities that come with them, including a new nurse manager that wants to change everything.
I should know. I’m one of those nurses. And I wrote Traumatized. I also published Rome 2020 and The Capitano and Rita.

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