Author Poll: J. Lesley Graham Your Help With His Book Cover

J. Lesley Graham is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press, and he wants your help deciding on a book cover.

Book Summary: Rogue Warrior

From a Doctor to a Star Warrior Cadet to Rogue Warrior to the Savior of Humanity

Star Warrior Basic Cadet Scarlet Smithe should be on her way to a Star Warrior Advance Cadet School. Instead, she finds herself assigned to a huge junkyard on an arid ball of sand called Home III. Worse, the old curmudgeon in charge tells her to do nothing and stay out of his hair.

Scarlet goes exploring and ends up purchasing Blackbird, an ancient starship. An anomaly is detected while Scarlet is testing the starship’s systems in space. A starship the size of a small planet has entered the Home Star System. An alien species called the Planet Eaters have arrived and will strip Home III of all life, including the old curmudgeon.

Unfortunately, Blackbird is Home III’s only defender. Even though Scarlet realizes attacking the Planet Eater’s starship will be futile and she will probably die, she has no option but to attack the monstrous starship. She is critically wounded early on, but is not only able to destroy the starship, but capture a live Planet Eater.

Scarlet survives. Unfortunately, her long rehab bars her from becoming a Star Warrior and even remaining in Star Service. Thankfully for humanity, she becomes the Rogue Warrior.

About the Author

J. Lesley Graham and Ursula, his wife, live in Wichita Falls, Texas. He enlisted in the United States Air Force a week after graduating from Thomas Carr Howe High School, and retired as a Captain after serving 20 years, 6 months, and 9 days.

J. Lesley has also been a college professor, and a software engineer. He holds a BS in Mathematics, a Masters of Divinity, and a Masters of Software Design and Development. That’s pretty good for someone who has flunked every spelling test he ever took. He can be contacted at JLesley1941@outlook.com

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Author Poll: Kenwyn K. Smith Your Help With His Book Cover

Kenwyn K. Smith is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press, and he wants your help deciding on a book cover.

Book Summary

Humanity now recognizes we are partway through a transformational epoch that may be even more impactful than the Renaissance. A central feature of this reformation is discovering that all of life is predicated on abundance. Never before has the world been so wealthy. Yet mostly we still feel it is a struggle to survive, largely because our economic system is based on real or artificially created scarcities. The world order has been founded on the economics of scarcity, which is an insufficiently robust architectural edifice given present geopolitical complexities. It needs to be augmented by a financial infrastructure centered on abundance.

About the Author

Kenwyn Smith, professor of organizational behavior at the University of Pennsylvania, is a scholar-practitioner. His work has ranged from schools to prisons, businesses to health care institutions, state-run enterprises to entrepreneurship, pharmaceuticals in Belgium to HIV/AIDS communities in America, from restoring under-resourced black South African townships to supporting livelihood-development in rural India.

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Author Poll: Margaret Watkins Needs Your Help With Her Book Cover

Margaret Watkins is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press, and she wants your help deciding on her book cover.

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TIBET.  Land of mystery.  Or is it still?

The author finds out when an unexpected opportunity takes her across the arid Tibetan plateau and lands her at the foot of Mount Everest.

About the Author

During the decade surrounding this adventure and the writing of this book the author lived in a small cabin in Stanley, Idaho (population 100) with her husband, two horses and two large messy dogs.

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Author Poll: Genesis T. Yengoh Needs Help Choosing his Cover

Genesis T. Yengoh is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press, and he wants your help deciding his book cover.

Book Summary:

Nsiemboh Ngoske is the most successful member of his family. Intelligent, educated, and poised on the brink of a career promotion, he has blessed his parents and siblings with wealth and comfort formerly beyond their reach. His parents, Elias and Lydia Ngoske, want to do all they can to protect and support their son. Lydia Ngoske believes in the Christian God—that wonderful heavenly Father who has so much to give, and who asks only prayer and belief of His followers. She prays fervently for protection and favor from God, but she knows that won’t be enough in a world where personal agendas are advanced through the powers of the occult. She demands that her son be protected by traditional medicine, and enlists Elias Ngoske’s brother, Nsanen Jude, to find the most powerful protection available. He recommends Mforme Tata, a renowned traditionalist sought after by the most influential men in the country. He agrees to give the Ngoske family what they want…but inexorable rules govern the world of the occult, and the Ngoskes find that they are given something unexpected, which neither the dark arts nor the Christian God can control. In a compelling, richly atmospheric, beautifully characterized exploration of how belief shapes destiny, God and the Gods draws you into a world of intricate ritual and family love, where one person’s mistake may have irreversible consequences.

About the Author:

Genesis T. Yengoh was born in Oku, in the North West Region of Cameroon. He grew up in Buea, Limbe, Kumbo, and Bamenda. He studied geography at the University of Yaoundé 1 in Cameroon, and Ecole Normale Supérieure de Yaoundé. He went on to study environmental and geospatial sciences as well as physical geography at Lund University. Currently, he lives in Lund, Sweden where he works as a researcher at the Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies.

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Author Poll: Terell M. Hinton Needs Your Help With His Book Cover

Terell M. Hinton is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press, and he wants your help deciding on his book cover.

Book Summary

The Table is a short thrill ride that follows a group of young adults through a twisted misadventure. From the beginning of each chapter, you are introduced to select charter from their perspective. What’s suppose to turn into a simple night of shifts into highly energized thrill ride and the uncertainty of if they’ll make it home alive.

About the Author

Terell Hinton is a young man who resides in Metro Detroit. He has always had an interest in creativity, as well as adventuring in the worlds of writing and art. In high-school he often competed in writing contest and art contest, sometimes making well placements. He is still in pursuit of his interest and hopefully this will not be the last story in his journey.

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Top 10 Best-Selling Books in Self-Publishing for February 2015

Outskirts Press, the fastest-growing full-service self-publishing and book marketing company, is pleased to announce its top ten best-selling titles for February 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 during the month of February 2015 were:










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Top 10 Self-Publishing Book Marketing Tactics for February 2015

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 February 2015, listed below in alphabetical order:

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.
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.
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.
Book Review Submission Service Book Review Submission Service: Securing positive book reviews is the first step toward building word-of-mouth buzz for your book. In addition to receiving a complimentary copy of your book, the reviewers will also receive a professional cover letter, a coy of your press, and your sales sheet. We take care of all of that for you, including sending the review copy!
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.
Elite E-Book Package Elite E-Book Package: Combine the 3 most popular electronic edition submissions. This package includes formatting and distribution of an Amazon Kindle Edition, an Apple iPad/iPhone Edition, and a Barnes and Noble Nook Edition of your book.
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.
London Book Fair London Book Fair: The London Book Fair is regarded by many as the most important spring publishing event and welcomes tens of thousands of attendees from all over the globe. Capitalize by exposing your book to key industry contacts like acquisitions agents, editors, and translation rights agents.
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PR Publicist Campaign PR Publicist Campaign: Imagine having a publicist handle your custom press release distribution with targeted distribution and phone call follow-up? Imagine receiving the media leads personally and a clipping service that notifies you whenever your book is mentioned on the Internet.

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