Top 10 Books in Self-Publishing for September 2016

Once again, Outskirts Press authors prove that success is possible – no, probable – when you use the #1 self-publisher.

How do we know? Because these top 10 authors collectively sold 4,000 books during the month of September alone. That’s an average of 400 copies each. In one month.

We know you don’t want a sales pitch. After all, this blog is about the top-selling books in September. But we would be doing you a disservice if we didn’t give you an idea of how they achieved this.

Many of these authors have one important thing in common: They allowed Outskirts Press to help them design and market their books. Some chose promotional materials while others decided to employ a Personal Marketing Assistant. Others had professional help with their back cover copy while the majority of them decided to have a custom cover designed (proving once again that buyers DO judge books by their covers).

The point is that these successful authors all knew that sales don’t just happen. You have to make them happen.

So congratulations to our top 10 bestselling authors for September (listed below in alphabetical order)! We know this won’t be the only bestseller list you’re on.

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Top 10 Amazon Kindle Books from Outskirts Press Authors

Every published author knows the inexpressible sense of joy and accomplishment that holding a physical copy of their book in their hands can bring about. It is a tangible version of what was once a dream, an ambition, a deep-seated desire to bring your story to life. That all being said, there is a large growing audience of e-readers, i.e. potential fans, that may never have access to your book if you’ve only published it in print form!

This month, the Amazon Extreme package allows published authors to get their book into a Kindle edition, while simultaneously promoting their hardcopy edition via the “cover enhancement feature.” With the Amazon Cover Enhancement service, Outskirts Press submits an image of the front and back of your cover for your Amazon.com book listing, which makes your book much more attractive to potential customers.

Further, the Amazon Extreme package provides the Search Inside the Book program, which allow readers to get a glimpse of your book’s contents. Books that are part of this program are significantly more successful, on average, than books that are not.

There is really no substitute for walking into a bookstore, scanning the shelves, turning a book over in your hands, and eventually bringing it home to place on your bookshelf alongside the other authors who’ve made it into your home and your heart. However, we live in a digital age and an age of high-speed travel. Sometimes choosing just one book to bring for a plane-ride is a daunting task, and a library is far too heavy to lug around (unfortunately). Having a digital library is something that many bibliophiles are finding to be a practical option for convenience of reading on the go. Don’t have your book miss this very important customer base!

Our eclectic Top 10 list not only illustrates the broad interests of the e-book-buying public; it also demonstrates the breadth of diversity of modern independent authors, particularly those publishing with Outskirts Press.

Below we have a list of the top 10 Kindle Books published by Outskirts Press:

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How to Sell Your Book on Amazon

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The Amazon Extreme marketing package from Outskirts Press gives self-publishing authors a triple advantage when it comes to promoting and selling their books!

Amazon, the largest U.S. online retailer, offers proven promotional functions like the popular Kindle edition, Search Inside the Book feature, and Cover Enhancement features. The Outskirts Amazon Extreme marketing package includes all three of these popular options — making it the perfect, economical way to launch your book sales.

  • An Amazon Kindle edition makes your book available to the growing audience of Kindle e-book readers. Because Amazon.com customers still love reading actual books, Kindle is an inexpensive way for them to sample a book before buying the paperback or hardback edition.
  • When you’re a part of the Search Inside the Book program, you allow readers to get a glimpse of your book’s contents. Books that are part of this program are significantly more successful, on average, than books that are not.
  • With the Amazon Cover Enhancement service, Outskirts Press submits an image of the front and back of your cover for your Amazon.com book listing. Books that have this enhancement are much more attractive to buyers.

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Combine this three-pronged marketing package with the valuable tips and strategies outlined in the brand-new book, The Book Marketing COACH, written by President and Chief Marketing Officer of Outskirts Press, Brent Sampson. This book compiles the best of the marketing advice given to Outskirts Press authors into one easy resource.

The Amazon Extreme marketing package is not available with any other publisher, so get a jump on the competition now. And don’t forget to check out The Book Marketing COACH to give your book every advantage and the ultimate marketing boost!

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Celebrate Earth Day with these Great Books!

Going Green Using Diatomaceous Earth How-To Tips
An easy guide book using a safer alternative, natural silica mineral, food grade insecticide.
Tui Rose RN

Climate Change Reversal
Restoring Earth for Future Generation.
Klaus H. Hemsath

Mother Earth
Connecting to the beauty of nature and our responsibility to Mother Earth and mankind!
Joesph J Corso

The Planeterian Principles
The Word Sequence for Uniting the People of the Planet Earth.
C Anthony Walk

Plentiful and Sustainable Energies Forever
Rescuing Earth from Overheating.
Klaus H. Hemsath

A Long Green Journey
Self-Building a Log Cabin
Douglas Maples

The Unified Cycle Theory
How Cycles Dominate the Structure of the Universe and Influence Life on Earth.
Stephen J. Puetz

The Adventure of Grassie Green in the Colored Worlds Book 1
The Flower Country and the Green World
Steven Rox

Children Go Green
Bus trip to Little Stars Elementary.
Monica Goldstein

Fence Row Gardening
Green Guide For Wise Use Of Forgotten Soil.
Paul R. Smith

Top 10 Best-Selling Books in Self-Publishing for January 2016

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Outskirts Press Reveals Top 10 Best Selling Books in Self-Publishing from January 2016

Outskirts Press announces their top 10 best-selling, self-published books from January 2016.

February 23, 2016 – Denver, CO – Outskirts Press, a full-service self-publishing and book marketing service provider, today announced its top ten titles from January.

Alphabetically, its ten best performing self-published books from January were:

Outskirts Press, the fastest-growing full-service self-publishing and book marketing company, is pleased to announce its top ten best-selling titles for January 2016, according to combined data from Ingram Book Wholesalers and Outskirts Press Direct via http://outskirtspress.com/bookstore. These authors have likely created a solid book marketing strategy and put it into motion either by themselves or with the help of a Personal Marketing Assistant.

In alphabetical order, its ten best performing self-published books from January were:










All these books, and other Outskirts Press titles, are available from all major online retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powells, Books A Million, and others, plus conveniently from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at http://outskirtspress.com/bookstore for discounts ranging from 10% – 55%.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.: Outskirts Press offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at http://www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado. Outskirts Press, Inc. represents the future of book publishing today.

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Top 10 Best-Selling Books in Self-Publishing from 2015

Outskirts Press, the fastest-growing full-service self-publishing and book marketing company, is pleased to announce its top ten best-selling titles from all of 2015, according to combined data from Ingram Book Wholesalers and Outskirts Press Direct via http://outskirtspress.com/bookstore. These authors have likely created a solid book marketing strategy and put it into motion either by themselves or with the help of a Personal Marketing Assistant.

In alphabetical order, the top ten best-selling books in self-publishing from 2015 were:










Congratulations to our best-selling authors for the year 2015!

How can you get your book on the bestseller list? While we can’t make any guarantees on sales success, many of our most successful authors invest time and money in marketing themselves and their book. Authors who are in need of a marketing boost often turn to a Personal Marketing Assistant for help.

All of these books (and other Outskirts Press titles) are available from all major online retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powells, Books A Million, and others, plus conveniently from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at http://outskirtspress.com/bookstore for discounts ranging from 10% – 55%.

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Resolutions for 2016 That Every Published Author Should Make

For those who have reached their goal to publish a book this year, the New Year is a time of celebration. But why stop there? This year, resolve to refine your writing life, promote the book(s) you’ve published, and get started on your next project! These tips will get the ball rolling.

New Year’s Resolutions for Published Authors

  1. Set goals. It’s nearly impossible to keep those lofty resolutions without clear goals. If your resolution is to finish and publish another book in 2016, make sure you break that resolution down into concrete, manageable steps.
  2. Make writing a priority. Take a break from TV and social media, and set aside a time to write every day. It’ll feed your creative side and improve your craft!
  3. Read, read, read. The number one piece of advice best-selling authors offer to other writers is to read as much and as widely as possible.
  4. Create your author platform. Learn how to put popular social media platforms to work for you! If you’re not sure how to get started or how to make connections with your target audience, Outskirts Press can help with the Author Platform Set-up option.
  5. Cross-promote. Use social media or other writing groups to connect with other authors to share marketing ideas, publishing tips, promote each other’s work, and make the “solitary” life of a writer a little less lonely.
  6. Embrace a good critique. If you want to improve your craft but find it difficult to be objective about your work or spot the flaws in your writing, consider joining a critique group. Constructive criticism is a writer’s best friend!
  7. Try something new. Those who have published memoirs may try their hand at fiction this year, or a how-to author might experiment with poetry. (Stretching your creative wings is never a waste of time.)
  8. Follow up. Many authors find that a second book does amazing things for the first book in terms of sales and publicity. Resolve in 2016 to write a sequel or something completely different!
  9. Release the press! Press releases are an effective tool for announcing new book releases, and they can also be useful when you’ve hit an important benchmark – big sales, good reviews, awards, contests, and more.
  10. Stop comparing your achievements with others. Embrace your own style and remember, each author’s journey is unique. Besides, as Teddy Roosevelt once said, “Comparison is the thief of joy.”
  11. Get materialistic. Marketing materials like business cards, posters (for bookstore and library use), bookmarks, and more are extremely inexpensive to produce, but they provide potential readers with a memorable way to find you and your book.
  12. Writing consultation. Stuck in a rut? The Writing Consultation service from Outskirts Press will help you restart or fine-tune your writing and get your book back on track. This service gives you time with a professional, skilled writer to address any writing issues you are experiencing, along with valuable advice and a plan of action for moving forward.
  13. Be on the lookout for marketing opportunities. Resolve to wear your “author hat” at all times this year and don’t miss out on important occasions to promote and sell your book. Recognize these openings-and then be bold and act on them.
  14. Giveaways. Build your readership in 2016 by giving readers something for free-a sample chapter on your website for those who join a mailing list, or a free book through a Twitter “name my next character” contest. Whatever the giveaway, you’ll be creating a buzz for your book!

Need more ideas? An Outskirts Press Personal Marketing Assistant can help you make other resolutions specifically tailored to you and your work.

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RECEIVE YOUR FREE 2016 AUTHOR MARKETING CALENDAR

25 percent off iPadSuccessful book promotion requires an organized plan. Let the Outskirts Press 2016 Marketing Calendar draw your attention to some of the most important book marketing deadlines throughout the year, as well as the most helpful marketing options in the industry.

Best of all, the calendar is absolutely FREE for a limited time for Outskirts Press published authors! Simply enter the promotion code Free2016 when you check out of your shopping cart by January 15th. Your free marketing calendar will appear immediately in your Toolkit.

It’s just our small way of wishing you a Happy New Year!

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