Are You Ready for Selling? Stock Up for the New Year with Free Shipping on Author Copies

It’s a new year, complete with new opportunities to make your mark on the book-buying public. Are you ready for it? By getting prepared for book marketing and selling opportunities, you’ll make a positive impression, important connections and plenty of unanticipated sales!

The most important rule of preparation is also the simplest: Have copies of your book in hand. The simple step of keeping copies close-by means you’ll be ready to make the most of:

  • Last-minute book-signing events
  • radio, tv and newspaper publicity offers
  • book award submissions
  • review submissions
  • book giveaways to promote on social media
  • gifts to family and friends

To help you get ready for this prime selling time, Outskirts Press is offering FREE SHIPPING on orders of 50 or more copies of your book within the continental U.S. all through January — just in time to help you keep your resolution to sell, sell, sell!

Plus, you can take advantage of high-volume discounts and receive up to an additional 50% off your order-and still get your shipping at no charge!

Here’s how to get free shipping:

  1. Log in to your Publishing Center, select “order books” and place an order for 50 or more copies of your book(s) in a single format before January 31
  2. Select normal ground shipping with a delivery address within the continental United States and proceed with checkout (No promotion code is necessary. You will see the free shipping offer reflected in your total once you place your order.)
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Rock the Red Carpet and Save 10%!

Did you publish a book in 2017? Now’s the time to get a head start on those upcoming award submission deadlines for books published in this last calendar year, and the list of to-dos stretches long and far ahead. And while no one disputes that awards are important, and perhaps even vital, to a book’s overall sales, the logistics are indisputably a challenge!

But what if you could ensure that your book is in contention for a number of awards without having to worry about those logistics? And what if you could do so at a really affordable price?

This is exactly what Outskirts Press intends to do for you by offering its popular and fantastic Book Awards Submissions package at a 10% discount in December! After all, you should have the chance to enjoy the incredible benefits of submitting your book for awards without all the hassle.

What are those rewards? When you win an award, you receive third-party validation that your book is worthy. You may win prize money (two of the awards included in the Book Awards Submissions package come with cash prizes). Your book will be featured on the awards website in question. It is also traditional for these awards to send out press releases with winners and finalists included, and you yourself can send out a press release of your own announcing your award … just for that little extra jot of publicity!

Winning an award means you can add a sleek award sticker to your book cover that consumers, librarians, and booksellers will take note of. After all, people really do judge books by their covers … and they buy accordingly! But there are other, less tangible benefits to the awards submission process, including the fact that you gain credibility as a writer and a competitive edge in the self-publishing market, as well as serious bragging rights and a fantastic conversation-starter and linchpin for interviews. It summons an immeasurably great feeling to say “My book is up for an award!” no matter what the context.

If you choose to purchase the Book Awards Submissions package, your book will be submitted to:

  1. The Writer’s Digest International Self-Publishing Book Awards
  2. The USA Book News’ National Best Books Awards
  3. The Next Generation Indie Book Awards
  4. The Reader Views Literary Awards
  5. ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year Awards
  6. The Benjamin Franklin Awards

Each of these awards represents a significant investment of time, energy, and yes, occasionally money in order to submit to. By purchasing the Book Awards Submissions package, however, you get to leave that work up to our talented team of professionals, who will run all the checks and vault all possible obstacles in order to ensure that your book receives the best possible foot up in the awards circuit by managing all of the logistics and individual submissions requirements. And now, for a limited time, you can receive 10% off Book Awards Submissions.

To take advantage of this great deal, log into your Publishing Center, add the Book Awards Submissions package to your shopping cart and enter promo code Book_Awards at check out.

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Find Amazon Success with the Amazon Launch Bundle

Ever wonder what makes some authors so successful on Amazon and how you too can stand out on this popular site? Much of their success, and yours, comes down to findability —- readers need to be able to find you.

Outskirts Press’ Amazon Launch Bundle is the ultimate weapon in the arsenal of findability. It combines stellar Author Profile, Search Inside functionality, and full Listing Optimization together in order to provide you a leg up among your competitors!

With the Amazon Launch Bundle, your book will:

  • be more visible: your Author Profile which includes your entire bibliography of published books, all your book videos and/or video teasers, a direct RSS feed to your author blog, and more!
  • be searchable: this is a key factor in readers’ decisions when scoping out new books for purchase. The feature invites potential customers to electronically “flip” through a small section of the book.
  • show up in search engine results far more frequently: The professional copywriters at Outskirts will help you utilize the content that search engines respond to and get your book the attention it deserves.

For a limited time, you can receive 10% off Amazon Launch Bundle.

To launch your Amazon platform and save 10%, log into your Publishing Center and add the Amazon Launch Bundle to your shopping cart. Enter promo code Save10_Launch at checkout.

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