Outskirts Press Self-Publishing Authors Take Top Spots in ForeWord’s 2013 IndieFab Awards

Looking for that next sizzling summer read? We can recommend a few that now have the official ForeWord stamp of approval. Outskirts Press self-published authors have taken several top spots in the ForeWord Reviews 2013 IndieFab Awards! Our independently published authors made us proud once again, garnering 11 finalist nominations in the adult fiction, adult non-fiction and children’s book genres.

The annual ForeWord IndieFab Awards has for the past 15 years recognized the best in independent/self-published books. Winners are awarded cash prizes, along with priceless industry recognition that helps indie authors continue to make connections with readers and publishing insiders. More than 1,300 entries in 62 categories were considered for the awards, which represent the very best in small publishing offerings. Congratulations to the following Outskirts Press authors for your recognition in the 2013 awards!

Adult Fiction

Sleight of Hand: Shadow GamesFantasy

Finalist: Sleight of Hand: Shadow Games by Jennifer Fales

Action & Adventure

Finalist: Sleight of Hand: Shadow Games

The Poison Ring by Freddie RemzaMulticultural

Finalist: The Poison Ring by Freddie Remza

Michael Divine: The Fallen by T.J. RichardsGeneral

Finalist: Michael Divine: The Fallen by T.J. Richards

Future Prometheus: Emergence & Evolution by J.M. EricksonScience Fiction

Honorable Mention: Future Prometheus: Emergence & Evolution by J.M. Erickson

Adult Non-Fiction

Moving Mountains by James WildeAdventure & Recreation

Finalist: Moving Mountains: How the Dream to Climb the Seven Summits Transformed into the Charity Global H2O by James Wilde, Madalena Moreira de Sa (editor), Janne Flostrand (illustrator), Madara Repse (photographer), and Chris Wooten (designer)

Viva Laughter! by Patrick ShannonHumor

Silver: Viva Laughter! by Patrick Shannon

Rational Polemics: Tackling the Ethical Dilemmas of Life by Richard Todd DevensPhilosophy

Honorable Mention: Rational Polemics: Tackling the Ethical Dilemmas of Life by Richard Todd Devens

A Nantucket Experience: A Year in the Life of a Wash Ashore by Shellie DunlapTravel Essays

Finalist: A Nantucket Experience: A Year in the Life of a Wash Ashore by Shellie Dunlap

Children’s

Angel and Brie by Barbara LopuszynskiJuvenile Fiction

Bronze: Angel and Brie by Barbara Lopuszynski

Later Gator, In a While Crocodile by Mike Fortunato and Shannon Parish (illustrator)Picture Books, Early Reader

Finalist: Later Gator, In a While Crocodile by Mike Fortunato and Shannon Parish (illustrator)

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31 Ways to Promote a Book During Small Press Month

March is Small Press Month, a month that marks a nationwide celebration of independent publishers and the talented self-published authors they serve. Nowhere in the literary world will you find a more eclectic, determined and talented population of creative thinkers!

This is your month indeed! This month of celebration is your opportunity to get your book published once and for all so you can begin to promote your book with the 31 effective marketing and promotion tactics below. Throughout the month of March, take note of these important book marketing tips that you can use once your book is published. Here are 31 simple book marketing tips for each day of the month:

March 1 – Start up. If you haven’t already, get that manuscript published, Small Press Month is the perfect time to take the plunge. In fact, Outskirts Press has several convenient, high-quality, full-service publishing packages, and one is surely just right for you!

March 2 – Stock up. Once your book is published, you’ll need plenty of hard copies on hand as you pursue the 30 other marketing and promotion tips throughout the month. With Outskirts Press you can save 35-50% by ordering in bulk.

March 3 – Connect. Hook up with other independent published authors in your area – you can enhance each other’s marketing results by pooling your efforts and sharing resources. With the advent of social networking sites, this is easier than ever. For example, Outskirts Press already has a growing community of active and passionate fans/followers on Facebook and Twitter, with whom you can connect at any time. There’s a lot to do, and four hands are better than two!

March 4 – Bone up. Become the local expert on Small Press Month. Do a little research about the history of independent publishing, your publisher (Outskirts Press) and what Small Press Month is all about so you can be a useful resource to local media. This will help you build your platform as a local writer and self-publishing author.

March 5 – Release the press. Send a press release to the local media (newspapers, radio, television) mentioning Small Press Month, your knowledge of the industry, your connection to the community and your (soon-to-be) independently published book. If you’ve planned book signings and other events, mention them in the release as well. Your press release should explain what Small Press Month is, why it’s important, what local organizations are doing to celebrate, and how the media can contact you for additional information.

Want more tips? Visit our blog to read the full post or follow us on Facebook to get a tip each day throughout the month.

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A proud Chicago native, Tina Louise Brotz has enjoyed a diverse career running the gamut from an assistant in a bank marketing firm to a homeowner association coordinator. Blessed with a quirky sense of humor, her unpredictable plots are derived from her multifaceted career experiences and worldwide travels, which allow her to do what she does best-storytelling. She has resided in the Phoenix area with her husband and their two adopted children.

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“Show Me Your Love” Winner, Cynthia Panks Wins a Free Laptop!

The videos were fantastic. The voting was tight. The love was spread. When all was said and done, Cynthia Panks, author of Twins’ Night Before Christmas, was named our big winner of the “Show me Your Love” contest. Cynthia’s video was well-done and it’s obvious that her book is loved. Here’s the winning video:

Cynthia wins a sparkling black, HP 2000-2d65NR 15.6-inch laptop complete with Windows 8 for being the finalist receiving the most public votes for her video in the 3rd Annual Outskirts Press “Show Me Your Love” promotion. Congratulations, Cynthia!

All of Cynthia’s grandchildren are twins; her two daughters each have a set of twin girls; one set is identical and the other, fraternal. She and her husband are retired educators who reside in their hometown, Slidell, Louisiana, where she continues to write and work as a Freelance Video Editor. You may also visit her webpage at www.twinsbookshelf.com.

“Twins’ Night Before Christmas” was released in January 2014 and is a universal and timeless gift to be treasured by both young and old. In the magic of the Christmas season, its endearing story evokes an understanding of the importance of individual identity to a child. When Matilda and Monica, identical twin sisters, visit Santa at the mall, they are surprised when he addresses each of them by their given name. “How did Santa do it? Did he just guess? Twin identity crisis can cause so much stress. If friends cannot do it, how did this jolly elf recognize each twin for her unique self? Was he just lucky to get their names right? Will he really know them on Christmas Eve night?” Matilda and Monica decide to put Santa to the “big test” by playing a twin game with him when he arrives at their home on Christmas Eve night.

Poll Results

Video #2 – Cynthia Panks, “Twins’ Night Before Christmas” 61%
Video #1 – Mary James, “When Freedom Turned Green” 36%
Video #3 – Bill Sherod, “Search for the Hidden Valley “ 3%

Vote Now For the Best “Show Me Your Love” Video!

In celebration of the month of love, Outskirts Press has been “sharing the love” and inviting its family of successfully published authors to do the same. During the month of February, we asked our ‘fans’ to create a 1-3 minute video showing their love for Outskirts Press and their self-publishing book. The video submissions have been collected, the best of them have been posted on our Facebook Page, and the “likes” have been tabulated.

Now it’s time for you to vote for the winner of “Show Me Your Love” and the free laptop!

From among all the submissions we received, the top videos are presented below. Simply vote for your favorite in the polling box below the last video. The polls will be open until end-of-business on Thursday, February 27th. The winner will be announced on Friday, February 28th.

Good luck to the three finalists. And thank you to all our wonderful authors who took the time to submit their videos:

Now, without further ado…

VIDEO #1: Mary James, author of When Freedom Turned Green

VIDEO #2: Cynthia Panks, author of Twins Night Before Christmas

VIDEO #3: Bill Sherod, author of Search for the Hidden Valley

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Outskirts Press Authors Show the Love, Feel the Love in February

Valentine’s Day love is all around this February for Outskirts Press authors.

Outskirts Press is giving authors a shot at winning a sparkling black HP 2000-2d65NR 15.6-inch laptop computer with Windows 8! How? By serving up a bouquet of lovely thoughts in our 3rd Annual “Show Us Your Love” social media event and video contest. One talented (and lucky) author will take home the prize – that’s a sweetheart of a deal!

Videos are being accepted until midnight on Saturday, February 22, 2014 and will be shared on our Facebook Page, YouTube Channel and Twitter Feed. The three finalists that receive the most “likes” on our Facebook page will be selected for a public vote during the last week of February on the Outskirts Press blog.

But wait! Do you want to a chance to WIN this year’s Show Us Your Love contest? If so, all you have to do is start publishing with Outskirts Press today and submit your video by midnight on Saturday, February 22, 2014. Even if you haven’t published yet but have started the process, you can “show us your love” for a chance to win.

Here’s how it works: Use a video camera, smartphone or iPad to challenge your artistic talent by recording a 1- to 3-minute video that creatively highlights your love for your book (or book-in-progress) and for Outskirts Press. Then, send the video file to love@outskirtspress.com by midnight on Saturday, February 22, 2014. It’s just that simple!

Regardless of where you are in the writing or publishing process, you can, at the very least, have a voice in who wins. Be sure to follow our Facebook page so you can “like” your favorite video(s) and visit our blog the last week in February to place your vote. We will announce the winner of the free HP laptop computer with Windows 8 on Friday, February 28, 2014.

You can watch the Show Us Your Love submissions at any time on our YouTube Playlist: http://goo.gl/orj7N1

Talk to an Outskirts Press Publishing Consultant for help making your publishing dreams come true.

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“I chose Outskirts Press as my publisher because they were rated number 1 with Consumer Reviews. They were always just an email or a phone call away when I needed help and support. I would highly recommend publishing with Outskirts Press.”

Ruth Pollack has deemed her life purpose is to help and serve others. She is currently managing a community family resource center full time and also helps to feed and distribute contributed items to the homeless on the weekends. In 2004 Ruth was awarded the Presidents Volunteer Service Award. Ruth resides in Ohio with her husband of 35 years, Gary. They have three children and six grandchildren.

An incredible book – even if its subject matter has nothing to do with your situation, this story can help you to understand your own life and circumstances more clearly. Family dysfunction touches millions of people and has no boundaries. It is found in every country and in all walks of life, taking victims in every social class, income bracket and education level. Honest and transparent, Ruth Pollack shares her personal story of tragedy and triumph, survival and success. The childhood experiences she discloses are at times uncomfortable – experiences that are current realities for many children in our schools.

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Win a Laptop Computer When You Show Us Your Love this February

LaptopHere’s your chance to share the love AND win a laptop computer with Windows8 from Outskirts Press this February: Announcing the 3rd annual “Show Me Your Love” Video Contest.

February 11, 2014 – Parker, CO- Outskirts Press, the fastest growing self-publishing and book marketing company, announced today the 3rd annual “Show Me Your Love” Video Contest. Grab your video cameras, smartphones, or iPads and expand your artistic creativity by recording a 1-3 minute video that creatively highlights your love for your book and your love for Outskirts Press.

Video files need to be emailed to love@outskirtspress.com by midnight on Saturday, February 22, 2014 to be eligible.

“Show Me Your Love” videos will be shared with Outskirts Press fans and followers on the Outskirts Press Facebook Page, YouTube Channel, and Twitter Feed, increasing exposure for self-publishing authors and their books. The sooner videos are submitted, the more exposure will be received. Videos may be shared on fans’ own social media channels, too, so friends and family can visit the Outskirts Press Facebook page and “like” the video.

“Publicity is a huge part of creating book sales for self-publishing authors. The ‘Show Me Your Love’ Video Contest gives authors a chance to creatively showcase their book as a great option for readers,” said Outskirts Press Executive Vice President Kelly Schuknecht.

The earlier videos are posted, the better! Finalists will be decided among the videos with the most likes, so the longer videos are posted, the more likes may be received! The three finalists receiving the most “likes” on our Facebook page from among all the posted entries will be selected for a public vote on the Outskirts Press blog to determine the winner from February 24-27.

The winner of the HP Laptop will be announced on Friday, February 28, 2014.

That’s it! Happy recording, and good luck!

Watch the Show Me Your Love videos here: http://goo.gl/orj7N1

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Win a FREE laptop when you Show Us Your Love this February

laptop-free2014Outskirts Press is bursting with LOVE for self-publishing authors this February. Would you love to share in the love?

Better yet, would you love to win a free laptop computer with Windows 8?

Here’s your chance to do both: Announcing our 3rd Annual “Show Us Your Love” social media event and video contest.

One talented author will be the lucky winner of this sparkling black HP 2000-2d65NR 15.6-Inch laptop computer!

Outskirts Press authors, grab your video cameras, smartphones, or iPads and expand your artistic creativity by recording a 1-3 minute video that creatively highlights your love for your book & your love for Outskirts Press.

Email your video file to love@outskirtspress.com by midnight on Saturday, February 22, 2014.

It’s just that simple!

We will share your video on our Facebook Page, YouTube Channel, and Twitter Feed, increasing exposure for you and your book.* The sooner you submit your video, the more exposure you’ll receive. Be sure to share your video on your own social media channels, too, and have all your friends and family visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/outskirtspress to “like” your video.

The three finalists receiving the most “likes” on our Facebook page from among all the posted entries will be selected for a public vote on this blog to determine the winner during the last week of February.

The winner of the free HP laptop computer with Windows 8 will be announced on Friday, February 28, 2014.

That’s it! Happy recording, and good luck!

Watch last year’s “Show Me Your Love” winner here:

You can watch many other videos on our YouTube channel by clicking: youtube.com/outskirtspress

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“Holiday Spirit” Winner, Jordyn Johnson Wins an Outskirts Press Gift Certificate!

Jordyn Johnson, author of My Answered Prayer, was named our big winner of the “Holiday Spirit” video contest. Jordyn’s video was charming and it’s obvious that her book is loved. Here’s the winning video:

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Jordyn wins a $99 Gift Certificate from Outskirts Press for being the finalist receiving the most public votes for her video in the Outskirts Press “Holiday Spirit” promotion. Congratulations, Jordyn!

Jordyn Johnson grew up in Northwest Ohio where she lived until 2007 when she moved to Northeast Alabama. She attended a small Christian school and attained an Associates Degree of the Arts from Northeast Alabama Community College in 2010. She married Slate Johnson in December 2010 and they welcomed their beautiful baby girl in Sept 2011. Her first book, “My Answered Prayer” was released in July 2013 and is an autobiography.

When you’re sixteen, the last thing you want to hear your parents say is, “We’re moving!” Not just moving, this was from Ohio to Alabama; my world was turned upside down. In a desperate attempt to stay, I begged the Lord to change His mind, but if He wouldn’t, I asked Him to please tell me why. That night, He sent me a dream – a dream that changed my life. I met my future husband and kids, found that my career was exactly what I wanted… this was the life and the man I’d always dreamed of. I fell in love with Slate, and we promised that when it was over, we’d never stop looking for each other. I never wanted to wake up, but I did. Heartbroken, I realized things like that don’t really happen. That morning, my mother showed me pictures of the house Dad had bought, and I nearly fell over. It was the house that Slate and I visited my parents in. There’s no logical way it’s possible, but I couldn’t deny the evidence right in front of me. He was real; the man I loved was real, and I was going to Alabama to find him.

Outskirts Press Self-Published Authors Represent in 2013 Readers’ Favorite Awards

2013 Readers' Favorite FinalistsThe finalists for the Readers’ Favorite annual International Award Contest have been announced and, predictably, Outskirts Press was well-represented.

The contest judges chose an average of six finalists in nearly 100 literary categories, from among a record number of entries. Twenty of Outskirts Press’ most talented authors (listed below) were selected as finalists in the competition. Winners were announced on September 1, 2013.

Kitty Claus
T.L. Needham
Children – Animals Gold Medal
The Hummingbird Garden Evelyn Schwarz with Illustrations by Kitty Quinn Children – Animals Silver Medal
Later Gator, In a While Crocodile Mike Fortunato Children – Animals Honorable Mention
The Forest That Rains Frogs Dusty Rhoades Heer Children – Animals Finalist
Christmas Beneath the Lake Darrel L. Hammon Children – Animals Finalist
Where Did the Sun Go? Janet Cameron Hoult Children – Fable Finalist
Battle of the Grandmas Anthonette Klinkerman Children – General Bronze Medal
Daily Spiritual Vitamins and Minerals for Your Soul Myrlande Sauveur Christian – Devotion/Study
Bronze Medal
Guardians Brad Anderson Fiction – Action Finalist
Weeds F. Whitney Harrington Fiction – Fantasy Gold Medal
Blood Shinobi Edmund Kolbusz Fiction – Historical Honorable Mention
Viva Laughter! Patrick Shannon Fiction – Humor Silver Medal
On the Hole Jeff Bacot Fiction – Sports Gold Medal
Precipe: The Beginning Kevin Howard Fiction – Horror Silver Medal
Cancer – It’s a Good Thing I Got It ! David A. Koop Non-Fiction – Biography Gold Medal
Coming Through the Fog
Tami Goldstein
Non-Fiction – Biography
Bronze Medal
The Art of Planning Allergen-Free Events Stephanie Courtney Non-Fiction – Education Honorable Mention
Before Terror Strikes William Michael Seddon Sr. Non-Fiction – General Honorable Mention
Jump-Starting Real Job Creation in America Gary R. Patterson Non-Fiction – Gov/Politics Silver Medal
Alexander McKee – The Great White Elk Frederick Wulff Non-Fiction – Historical Silver Medal
Translucent Facts: Cutting Boards & Roses Barbara M. Sutryn Non-Fiction – Memoir Finalist
I Almost Gave Up P.J. Ingram-McPhee Non-Fiction – Occupational Gold Medal
The Bare Bones of the Buddha’s Teaching Victor Byrd Non-Fiction – Religion/Phil. Finalist
Jacaranda E W Bosworth/ Edward Lewis Poetry – General Honorable Mention
Out of Bounds Bob Moseley Young Adult – Coming of Age Finalist
The 89th Temple
Charlie Canning
Young Adult – General
Finalist

Winners will receive:

  • Award Winning Author Recognition — Each winner/finalist will be able to promote themselves and their book as an award-winning author and award-winning book.
  • Medal Award Ceremony — Winners and finalists are invited to the Readers’ Favorite Medal Award Ceremony during the week of the Miami Book Fair International, the largest book fair in the nation
  • Book Review and Mini-Critique — All entrants receive a complete book review which will be posted on the Readers’ Favorite site, Barnes & Noble, Google Books, Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and Pinterest.
  • Display of your Book Cover, Summary and Award Image — Winners and finalists will also be featured on a new Award Contest Results page via a link in the “Our Award-Winning Books” box on every page of the Readers’ Favorite site.
  • Professional, High Distribution Press Release — Both Readers’ Favorite and Outskirts Press announce the results of the competition through premium press releases and blog posts sent to a variety of media contacts and other authors.

Congratulations to all the Outskirts Press self-published authors who earned medals and honorable mentions. We’re so proud of all of you!

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The USA Book News Best Book Award Submission Deadline is This Friday!

Time is running out! If your book was published in 2012 or 2013, you are eligible for the 2013 USA Book News Best Book Contest, but only for a limited time before your copyright date is too old. Now is the time to submit your book for this prestigious award competition.

Every year USA Book News honors outstanding mainstream and independent books with their National Best Books Award. These awards are specifically designed to garner MEDIA COVERAGE & BOOK SALES for the winners & finalists throughout the 2013 holiday retail season and into 2014!

Winners and finalists in each category receive:

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Submitting books to contests can be a lot of work, and who has the time? As a result, many deserving books never get entered at all.

But the good news for you is that Outskirts Press handles all of the submission details for you, so you don’t have to worry about a thing. We’ll print the judges copies of your book, fill out the forms, submit the entry fee…everything. And we love to promote our award-winning books on our social media channels, too!

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