Submit Your Book Before March 1st to the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards

readers-favoriteWith so many books on the market, it can be hard to stand out from the crowd. That’s why adding “award-winning” to your book’s description is not only an honor…it can boost sales, too!

By submitting the book you copyrighted in 2015 or 2016 for the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards, you’ll not only potentially win the appreciation you deserve, you’ll also 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.
  • 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.
  • Chance to have your book made into a movie or TV show by Wind Dancer Films!

And because Outskirts Press is here to help you through the publishing process and beyond, we’ll take care of the submission details for you by….

  • Printing copies of your book for the judges
  • Mailing your book to the judges
  • Paying your award submission fee, and
  • Completing the entry forms for you.

Just click the button below and you’ll be on your way to adding “award-winning author” to your professional biography. But don’t delay – the deadline for submission is March 1, 2017!

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Professional, Personal Marketing Assistance: It’s More Than Just Good Value

Haven’t we always been told that the hardest part of writing a book is writing the first paragraph?  Whoever says such things has clearly never attempted to tackle the tricky task of self-marketing a book. In all seriousness, however, the way we approach marketing, as self-publishing authors, matters. Because it’s not optional. It’s not something self-publishing authors can get away without doing if they want to sell books!

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You wouldn’t want to waste the precious time and energy you’ve invested in crafting a beautiful manuscript only to leave it un-marketed–you want it to be read! You want your ideas to reach your readers! And since authors haven’t figured out a way to guarantee that their books will just magically sell once they’re published, marketing still requires a substantial investment of both time and energy. This is where a Personal Marketing Assistant comes in!

An Outskirts Press Personal Marketing Assistant can help you create a marketing plan for your book which identifies your target audience, goals and the most effective ways for you to reach your audience and accomplish your goals based on your budget and time. If you already have a marketing plan for your book, perhaps it’s time to review and revise your plan? A Personal Marketing Assistant can help you with this as well as countless important book marketing tasks, such as:

  • Get book reviews
  • Develop your author social media platform
  • Plan email, newsletter, blog, and social media content
  • Coordinate and schedule book signing events
  • Submit your book to awards
  • And much, much more!

Even if you have already completed a session with a Personal Marketing Assistant in the past, there’s never been a better time to schedule additional time and to put together a targeted, specific, and achievable marketing plan for 2017!

If you have questions regarding the Personal Marketing Assistant option or other marketing services from Outskirts Press, please log into your account at http://www.outskirtspress.com/authors.php and click on the Marketing Services tab or chat with a member of our expert staff via online chat.

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Announcing the New & Improved Marketing COACH

Long before Outskirts Press became the fastest-growing self-publishing company and became rated #1 by Top Consumer Reviews, we were doing something differently, something better: We were taking a serious interest in the success of our authors and their books after publication by providing each and every published author with consistent online advice, coaching, and help — the acronym for which we trademarked as The Marketing COACH.

Browse our testimonials or talk to our published authors through our Facebook community and you’ll consistently find rave reviews for this exclusive (and included) marketing offering from Outskirts Press.

Well, the Marketing COACH is about to get even better!  In January, the New & Improved Marketing COACH is launching for all our published and soon-to-be-published authors. Now, fiction writers will get marketing advice geared just for them, while children’s book writers will receive marketing tactics focused on promoting their juvenile books.  Different genres require different marketing tactics, and the New & Improved Marketing COACH will only send you the marketing information you need for YOUR book.

Of course, if you’ve published multiple books, in multiple genres, as so many of our authors have, the Marketing COACH will help you with each genre you’ve published under, from among four encompassing categories:

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The New & Improved Marketing COACH joins the extensive array of included (free) book marketing support provided to all Outskirts Press authors, like…

  • The Free Book Marketing Resource and Bookshelf
  • The Book Marketing RoadMap and Tip Sheets
  • The 7 Tactics of Successfully Published Authors
  • The 28 Day Launch Calendar

If you’re an Outskirts Press author, keep a look out for your first contact from your New Marketing COACH during the week of January 9th. Happy holidays!

New York Times Features Outskirts Press Self-Publishing Author Nikki DuBose

This holiday season, we continue to feature authors who have taken advantage of the 2016 Holiday Bundle and the benefits of the New York Times Holiday Edition ad. Co-op ads offer authors effective exposure through a well-known, established publication with millions of motivated book lovers!

The New York Times Holiday Edition features self-publishing author Nikki DuBose.

About the Author

Nikki DuBose is a former model, host, and commercial actress who has appeared on the covers of and in editorials for magazines such as Maxim, Glamour, Vogue and Vanity Fair. She is now a writer and public speaker. She is an advocate for mental health and uses her experiences to connect with others.

Washed Away: From Darkness to Light

Nikki DuBose recently turned her career focus towards writing, public speaking, and mental health advocacy and draws firsthand experience from a long-standing battle with childhood abuse, sexual victimization, self-harm, addictions, eating disorders and various mental health issues. Her articles appear regularly online for The Huffington Post, the National Eating Disorders Association, Eating Disorder Hope, Recovery Warriors and Clinical Addiction Recovery Institute (C.A.R.I.).

Her recovery story and advocacy work have been profiled on CBS Los Angeles, People, The Inquisitr, L.A. Weekly and Esquire, among many others. In addition to writing, speaking and advocacy, Nikki is pursuing her degree in psychology, with the goal of one day obtaining her Ph.D.

With the help of James Johanson, who is a strategy consultant and the author of The Road to Wellness: Mastering Mind, Body and Environment, Nikki brings her story to the world with her personal memoir in Washed Away: From Darkness to Light.

Washed Away: From Darkness to Light is an incredible story of one brave woman’s perseverance in the face of daunting life circumstances. Nikki DuBose details her chilling experiences with an eating disorder, childhood sexual abuse, alcoholism and drug abuse – and how she found the strength to rise above and find recovery. This powerful read will inspire those in their own recovery journeys.” —Kristina Saffran, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director at Project HEAL

“I was truly amazed by her determination to live life. I saw a woman that had every reason to quit and remain silent, but she chose to break through every obstacle that challenged her. I am very grateful that she has taken on the challenge to not only speak about her experiences, but to fight for change in laws that will empower children and survivors to protect themselves. We all need to learn from Nikki and use our voices to create positive change. It is no longer okay for the silence to outweigh the tough discussion. Ignorance will not stop child sex predators from harming our children.” —Matthew Sandusky, Founder & Executive Director of Peaceful Hearts Foundation, Author (Undaunted: Breaking My Silence to Overcome the Trauma of Child Sexual Abuse), Speaker

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New York Times Features Outskirts Press Self-Publishing Author Joseph Bronson

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This holiday season, we continue to feature authors who have taken advantage of the 2016 Holiday Bundle and the benefits of the New York Times Holiday Edition ad. Co-op ads offer authors effective exposure through a well-known, established publication with millions of motivated book lovers!

The New York Times Holiday Edition features self-publishing author Joseph Bronson.

About the Author

His successful business with global responsibilities has enabled Joseph Bronson to enjoy a unique set of golfing experiences throughout the world. Joe is a member of the Monterey Peninsula Country Club in Pebble Beach, and Cordevalle Golf Club in San Martin California (Host of the 2016 US Women’s Open). He plays golf and practices at least twice a week. He and his wife, Linda, live in San Jose and Pebble Beach, and they have two grown children who also reside in California. Golf Chronicles is his first book.

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Golf Chronicles:
An Amateur’s Lifelong Dedication to the Game

Join the fun in this celebration of all things golf—a series of life stories, vignettes, and essays from the perspective of an ordinary player who simply loves the game. Joe Bronson has played golf for the past 40 years at courses all over the world—from 84 of the top 100 US venues to England, Scotland, Ireland, Italy, France, Portugal, Spain, China, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, and even Israel. His book includes an account of the hardest holes and the most enjoyable holes he has played, as well as insights into the current state of the game. From his first round of golf at age 25 to reaching a handicap of four, this dedicated player’s passion for the game shines through in his entertaining yet informative collection of Golf Chronicles.

The book also discusses the current state of the game and some recommendations as to how it can be improved. A surprise ending is also in store for the reader who dares to dive into the final story.

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New York Times Features Outskirts Press Self-Publishing Author Keith Elkins

This holiday season, we continue to feature authors who have taken advantage of the 2016 Holiday Bundle and the benefits of the New York Times Holiday Edition ad. Co-op ads offer authors effective exposure through a well-known, established publication with millions of motivated book lovers!

The New York Times Holiday Edition features self-publishing author Keith Elkins.

About the Author

A Buffalo resident, Keith Elkins retired from Empire State College as a SUNY Distinguished Service Professor in 1997. He’s since been a volunteer in support of children, working adults and seniors. Currently, he’s founder/writer/performer with the Brainstormers, who dramatize and then discuss with seniors issues of concern to them.


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On his 40th birthday, community college teacher Eldred Duker feels he’s getting older faster and faster. Childless, he and his wife Marie visit the orphanage he and his now-estranged sister Anne lived in as small children and, as Marie has long wanted to do, end up adopting six-year-old Hope. Hope is sexually assaulted at age 16. Herself molested by one of their mother’s male friends as a child, Anne comes for a visit to help. After Hope is on her own, Marie is killed in a car accident. Slowly at first, Duke starts losing his grip on reality. He seeks revenge on the man whose vehicle killed Marie, looks for relief of his pain by taking a yoga class, falls in love with the instructor Rachel, marries her, sees his daughter Hope married to Dirk and helps Rachel bury her mother. During these years, Duke’s judgment deteriorates. He causes a car accident that kills Rachel, starts drinking regularly and tracks down the man who killed Marie to forgive him and thus himself. Hope and Anne eventually realize that he is no longer capable of taking care of himself and place him a Continuing Care Retirement Community. There, when ER tests given after he breaks a leg reveal that he has a fast-acting fatal disease, they move him back to his old home. Having separated from Dirk, Hope moves in to take care of him and arranges for hospice care. Along with her now-adult children, she and Anne attend his death.

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New York Times Features Outskirts Press Self-Publishing Author Herbert David Teitelbaum

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This holiday season, we continue to feature authors who have taken advantage of the 2016 Holiday Bundle and the benefits of the New York Times Holiday Edition ad. Co-op ads offer authors effective exposure through a well-known, established publication with millions of motivated book lovers!

The New York Times Holiday Edition features self-publishing author Herbert David Teitelbaum.

About the Author

Rabbi Teitelbaum and his wife Robin have two sons and five grandchildren. The Teitelbaum’s presently live in a retirement residence in Palo Alto, California.

As a Mighty Stream: The Life of an American Rabbi

As a Mighty Stream is the personal memoir of Rabbi Teitelbaum.

Rabbi H. David Teitelbaum is a native of San Francisco. In 1951 he was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City. He holds an M.A. in Educational Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University.

He served as an Army Chaplain during the Korean War. He joined Martin Luther King, Jr. in the struggle for civic rights in Selma Alabama in 1965. In a 1976 mission to the Soviet Union, he brought support to Jewish refuseniks. After serving Congregation Beth Jacob in Redwood City, California for 38 years, he is now Rabbi Emeritus. He has published four booklets on Jewish life cycle events.

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