Top 10 Self-Publishing Book Marketing Tactics for June 2016

Book marketing is one of the most important pieces of being a successful self-publishing author. Outskirts Press is an industry leader in providing post-publication support, products, and services to its growing family of published authors.

Your book is written. Your book is published. Now what? Our list of Top 10 Book Marketing Tactics can help you prioritize your book marketing efforts by providing you with excellent marketing and promotional tactics you should consider pursuing.

These are the marketing products and tactics determined to be most popular by our authors for the month of June 2016, listed below in random order:

Custom Press Release Custom Press Release:  Have our professional press release writer compose an original, unique press release for your book, submitted to you for your review/approval, and then distributed to our newswire service on your behalf.
Amazon Kindle Submission Service Amazon Kindle Submission Service:  Make your book available on Amazon’s Kindle ebook reading device. More formats on Amazon means more exposure on Amazon, and the Kindle is heavily promoted by Amazon.
Audio Excerpt option Audio Excerpt:  Recording a 3-minute audio excerpt is as easy as speaking into the phone. Read a passage or explain more about the book.
Barnes & Noble NOOK Submission Service Barnes & Noble NOOK Submission Service:  Millions of books are available on Barnes & Noble’s NOOK. If your book isn’t one of them, you are missing out on tapping a very important, and growing, market of readers.
First Chapter Preview Library Distribution First Chapter Preview Library Distribution: Introduce your book to libraries, bookstores, media, reviewers, bloggers and readers by running a quarter page full-color ad along with a free preview of your first chapter in this catalog for three consecutive months.

Marketing Telephone Consultation (30 minutes)
Marketing Telephone Consultation (30 minutes): One of our Personal Marketing Assistants will contact you to schedule a one-on-one consultation. After your consultation, you will receive a marketing plan with actionable items that can be used right away to get started selling more books.
Amazon Author Sweepstakes Amazon Author Sweepstakes: This exciting marketing option combines “Amazon” with “Free” so you can offer your very own Amazon sweepstakes to attract more readers! Your free book giveway will be widely promoted and we handle everything for you.
Amazon Extreme Package Amazon Extreme Package: Save 25% on 3 of our marketing services focused on Amazon.com. This package includes a Kindle Edition of your book, participation in the Amazon Search Inside the Book and Amazon Cover Enhancement.
Google Books Preview Program Submission Google Books Preview Program Submission: An inexpensive and extremely effective way to get your book in front of millions of readers quickly and easily.
Personal Marketing Assistant Personal Marketing Assistant: Do you need help developing a book marketing plan? Arranging book signings? Establishing/developing your author platform? Hire your own Personal Marketing Assistant today!

Outskirts Press Published authors who are interested in any of these (or many of our other available services) can find further details and ordering information from the Marketing Options page of your author’s center.

Not yet published with Outskirts Press? Today is the perfect day to start and take advantage of our current publishing promotion.

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10% Off Publishers Weekly Co-op Ad — Act Now!

Want to reach thousands of people with a proven interest in literature? Want to do it on the cheap? Let Outskirts Press self-publishing experts handle all the details!

Publishers Weekly reaches more than 80,000 booksellers, publishers, public and academic librarians, wholesalers, distributors, agents and writers, in addition to more than 360,000 unique monthly website visitors with a color ad in the “most visible and trusted publication to market your products and services.”

You can reach this influential readership with a Co-Op advertisement.

Co-Op Advertising allows you to secure premium, full-color exposure for your book in a high-quality trade publication for a minimal amount of money. Your book will occupy a 2″ x 2″ space along with other titles within a full-color ad. Your ad space will include a full color cover image, an abbreviated synopsis, the ISBN and retail price of the book. All books will include retail and wholesale ordering information.

Here’s an example of the full-color author co-op ad you can expect to share in Publishers Weekly:

HOW TO ORDER:

To get more information and reserve your space in a Publishers Weekly Co-Op Ad, sign-in to your Publishing Center. Reservations are taken on a first-come first-served basis based upon receipt of payment.
 
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Did you know that at Outskirts Press, we can help you save money while promoting your book to large audiences of national magazines like Spirituality & Health?

Reach thousands of affluent and spiritual book buyers with this popular co-op advertisement opportunity. You can advertise your book to over 200,000 readers who are exploring the spiritual journey to self-knowledge, authenticity, and integration for a fraction of what it would cost to run a color advertisement on your own.

With our co-op advertising program, your book will occupy approximately a 2″ x 2.5″ space along with other select titles within a full-color, full-page ad. Spaces are limited to 12 books per issue and fill up fast.

Register today, March 4th, to reserve your space in this ad.

Other co-op opportunities include: Bookmarks Magazine, ForeWord Magazine, Publishers Weekly and Boston Review.

NYT Holiday Books Edition Features Author Dr. Darlene Pearce’s ‘Pearls of Wisdom in the Queen’s Tea Cup’

For twelve Outskirts Press self-publishing authors, this is proving to be an exciting time of year — the time when their books appear in the annual the New York Times Holiday Books Edition. Published each December, this edition of the NYT Book Review is distributed to nearly 5 million people, and in the pages of that edition is the Outskirts Press co-op announcement (featured at the end of this blog post).

Today we shine the holiday spotlight on author Dr. Darlene Pearce’s book of inspiration, Pearls of Wisdom in the Queen’s Tea Cup.

Pearls of Wisdom in the Queen's Tea CupPearls of Wisdom in the Queen’s Tea Cup

Pearls of Wisdom in the Queen’s Tea Cup strings threads of wisdom that poured out of my heart for me to write this book to inspire Ladies and Little Ladies to know that they are precious Pearls of Christ. He has revealed through his Spiritual wisdom to me that his daughters are rare gems like as purity pearl with essence of innocence of beauty, which will turn her into a valued virtuous woman as she grows patient in grace with integrity, dignity, and poise to know she is a Beloved Pearl as a Lady in waiting for her betrothal. So ladies drink up on a cup of this Tea Love book, full of wisdom, one page at a time and you will find it will be a fulfilling time for you. Then after enjoying reading with Tea Time past it on to a sister friend as an heirloom treasure forever. By Dr. Darlene Pearce, Author and Poet – the Queen who is known by her Tea Cup of Wisdom. Look forward to indulging with her next tea book in this inspirational series, A Teava Lady Who’s Designed by God.

Product details…
Hardback
Format: 5.5 x 8.5 economy color hardback with jacket, 216 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Aug 19, 2014)
ISBN10: 1478736631
ISBN13: 9781478736639
Genre: RELIGION / Inspirational

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Pastor Dr. Darlene Pearce is a native of Philadelphia. Her passion is God, who is the author and finisher of her faith. In 1997 she founded her non-profit organization, Ladies of Legacy Dynasty Foundation, which empowers, strengthens, and builds up women from prison and transitional homes to prepare and sustain professionalism in the work force with tea. In 2013, she birthed the Ladies and Little Ladies of Legacy Tea Club, which hosts social tea parties monthly. She’s an author, poet and writer of many books. Look forward to the Tea Lady Queen’s series of tea books that are being soon released from her Teava Ladies Book Club— A Teava Lady Who’s Designed by God; Daya, the Black Princesses Tea Girl; Let’s Have a Tea Party Ladies; Hope is in Your Cup of Tea, and The Meaningful Tea Pearls.

Take a peek at the New York Times Holiday Books Edition co-op ad that puts this book in front of nearly 5 million readers.

All of the New York Times Holiday Books Edition, 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 bookstore at http://outskirtspress.com/bookstore for discounts ranging from 10% – 55%.

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NYT Holiday Books Edition Features Author Toletha J. Dixon’s ‘Fiend’

For twelve Outskirts Press authors, this is proving to be a very exciting time of year — the time when their books appear in the annual the New York Times Holiday Books Edition. Published each December, this edition of the NYT Book Review is a special edition co-op ad that places your book ad front and center before millions of readers. This special holiday ad represents a unique — and rare — opportunity to gain priceless visibility, just in time for the holiday book-buying boom.

The New York Times Holiday Books Edition is distributed to nearly 5 million people, and in the pages of that edition is the Outskirts Press co-op announcement (featured at the end of this blog post). Today we shine the holiday spotlight on author Toletha J. Dixon’s thriller, Fiend.

FiendFiend

Sit back and watch a child’s disheartening memoir from his own point of view. Nine-year-old Jacob Setherman has been tortured and beatened by an unstrange presence every night during the past year. Neither his mother nor stepfather, Angela Setherman and Keith Adams, can help him. Jacob is faced to defend himself alone as this Fiend becomes more and more hateful and terrorizing.

Product details…
Paperback
Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback cream, 51 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (May 08, 2013)
ISBN10: 1478709308
ISBN13: 9781478709305
Genre: FICTION / Thrillers

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Toletha Dixon was born March 22, 1982 in Norfolk, Virginia. Toletha joined the US Air Force at the age of 19. Being brought up in a Christian based home, Toletha studied both the Bible and that of the paranormal, relating the two in the range of normal and supernatural experience.

Take a peek at the New York Times Holiday Books Edition co-op ad that puts this book in front of nearly 5 million readers.

All of the New York Times Holiday Books Edition, 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 bookstore at http://outskirtspress.com/bookstore for discounts ranging from 10% – 55%.

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NYT Holiday Books Edition Features Author Dale Maron’s ‘Pentdoku Puzzles Volume 1’

For twelve Outskirts Press self-publishing authors, this is proving to be an exciting time of year — the time when their books appear in the annual the New York Times Holiday Books Edition. Published each December, this edition of the NYT Book Review is distributed to nearly 5 million people, and in the pages of that edition is the Outskirts Press co-op announcement (featured at the end of this blog post).

Today we shine the holiday spotlight on author Dale Maron’s puzzle book extraordinaire, Pentdoku Puzzles Volume 1.

Pentdoku Puzzles Volume 1Pentdoku Puzzles Volume 1

Keep your brain sharp with this brand-new collection of puzzles—with a twist. Each puzzle is designed to be solved with logic and deductive reasoning. The shapes and colors move you past linear reasoning to help you determine solutions to what you see with your eyes and reason with your brain. Pentdoku Puzzles are fun, challenging, and totally unique. But watch out—they’re also addictive!

Product details…
Paperback
Format: 6 x 9 economy color paperback, 86 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jun 03, 2013)
ISBN10: 1478710136
ISBN13: 9781478710134
Genre: GAMES / Puzzles

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Dale Maron

Dale Maron is a general contractor and businessman who uses practical reasoning skills every day to find solutions in his daily work. Dale has always enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, Sudoku and other games, and Pentdoku Puzzles is the result of his many years of problem-solving and looking for a fun way to occupy his time. Visit his website at http://www.pentdokupuzzles.com.

Take a peek at the New York Times Holiday Books Edition co-op ad that puts this book in front of nearly 5 million readers.

All of the New York Times Holiday Books Edition, 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 bookstore at http://outskirtspress.com/bookstore for discounts ranging from 10% – 55%.

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NYT Holiday Books Edition Features Author Thomas Dugan’s ‘An Atheist History of Religion’

For twelve Outskirts Press authors, this is proving to be a very exciting time of year — the time when their books appear in the annual the New York Times Holiday Books Edition. Published each December, this edition of the NYT Book Review is a special edition co-op ad that places your book ad front and center before millions of readers. This special holiday ad represents a unique — and rare — opportunity to gain priceless visibility, just in time for the holiday book-buying boom.

The New York Times Holiday Books Edition is distributed to nearly 5 million people, and in the pages of that edition is the Outskirts Press co-op announcement (featured at the end of this blog post). Today we shine the holiday spotlight on author Thomas Dugan’s world history tome, An Atheist History of Religion.

An Atheist History of ReligionAn Atheist History of Religion

Have you been told by employees of a textbook company that…

  • our planet celebrated its 6,000th birthday in October of 1994?
  • the Crusades were Holy Wars caused by religious disagreement?
  • European settlers in America believed they were fulfilling an order from God to populate the land from sea to shining sea?
  • Allah has a habit of turning Jews into pigs and apes?
  • Transcendental Meditation allows people to leave behind their earthly bodies so they can live in another form in another place?
  • God is an author who wrote three different books and handed them out to three different cultures?
  • the Emperor Constantine had a dream of a flaming cross in the sky?
  • Muhammad received bare-handed open-heart surgery from two strangers in the desert carrying a golden basin of snow?
  • Menachem Schneerson was the Messiah?
  • calling yourself “spiritual but not religious” accomplishes much of anything?
  • your religion is the real one?

If you believe any of these things, maybe you should get the story from someone who isn’t afraid of getting fired.

Product details…
Paperback
Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream, 200 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jul 29, 2014)
ISBN10: 1478732733
ISBN13: 9781478732730
Genre: HISTORY / World

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Tom Dugan is from New Jersey, though he has spent the last few years traveling. He has a BA in Creative Writing from Carnegie-Mellon University. He is one of the very few people in the world who have been to all three of Charles Darwin’s homes. An Atheist History of Religion is his first book. He intends to continue writing books demonstrating that evidence of evolution is all around us.

Take a peek at the New York Times Holiday Books Edition co-op ad that puts this book in front of nearly 5 million readers.

All of the New York Times Holiday Books Edition, 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 bookstore at http://outskirtspress.com/bookstore for discounts ranging from 10% – 55%.

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