The Outskirts Press Website Will Be Down Temporarily

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Our Website will be shut down for a short time on Sunday, July 31st as we prepare for the re-launch of the new Outskirts Press website. We apologize for the inconvenience, but we think that you’ll be happy with our new, improved website that will be up on August 1st.

The new Outskirts Press will offer all-new publishing services, all-new branding, and an even deeper commitment to helping our clients publish the book of their dreams with personal service and quality products. We will continue to help authors develop and publish high-quality books by offering exceptional design, printing, publishing, distribution, and book marketing services.

You can keep apprised of these exciting changes as they occur by following us on one of our social media channels:

http://facebook.com/OutskirtsPress
http://twitter.com/OutskirtsPress
http://blog.OutskirtsPress.com

Say Hello to the New Outskirts Press…

The second half of 2016 is going to be an exciting time at Outskirts Press.  On August 1st, Outskirts Press is rebranding and relaunching with a whole new look, new packages, and even better client-services support & offerings.

This relaunch includes a major facelift to the “front” of the Outskirts Press website, which will be visible for new clients, as well as current clients who are “logged-out” of their Publishing Center.   Current authors who are “logged-in” to their Publishing Center will continue to see the current website, although some moderate changes to the logo, background colors, and select pages will start to “sprinkle in” throughout July in preparation for the August 1 relaunch.  Don’t worry, these are visual changes only; your production, publishing, or post-publication process won’t change at all.

You can keep apprised of these exciting changes as they occur by following us on one of our social media channels:

http://facebook.com/OutskirtsPress
http://twitter.com/OutskirtsPress
http://blog.OutskirtsPress.com

Outskirts Press Is Getting an Upgrade!

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The relaunch of the NEW Outskirts Press website is scheduled for August 1. With the relaunch comes all new publishing packages, branding, and messaging.  Our new suite of publishing service icons will prominently feature a new “O” when the new publishing packages are introduced on the new website.  This “O” will also play a small role in the graphic design of some of our advertising efforts, both online and offline, as we roll out new advertising and marketing campaigns.  Some other upgrades include:

  • Using one consistent trade-marked logo everywhere — the “stacked” version
  • Featuring a rotating header image that features our monthly publishing, marketing, and writing promotions
  • Offering a menu at the top that links to our shopping cart, our contact us page, our author login page, and our bookstore

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We will continue to help authors develop and publish high-quality books by offering exceptional design, printing, publishing, distribution, and book marketing services. Stay tuned for updates before we go live on August 1, 2016.

You can keep apprised of these exciting changes as they occur by following us on one of our social media channels:

http://facebook.com/OutskirtsPress

http://twitter.com/OutskirtsPress

http://blog.OutskirtsPress.com

Finalists Announced for the 2015 ForeWord’s INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards, List Includes 8 Outskirts Press Authors

We’ve featured many of our award-winning authors and books on our blog recently. Today, we’re proud to announce that eight Outskirts Press authors have made it into the finals of ForeWord‘s Book of the Year Awards.

ForeWord‘s Book of the Year Awards program was created to spotlight distinctive books from independent publishers. The judges — working librarians and booksellers — review the entries based upon their experiences with patrons and customers. The annual ForeWord IndieFab Awards has for the past 18 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. Thousands of entries in 63 categories are being considered for the awards, which represent the best in small publishing offerings. Foreword Reviews will announce and celebrate the winners in June.

Congratulations to the following Outskirts Press authors for your consideration for the 2015 awards! As finalists, you’re already winners:

2015 Finalist for Multicultural

2015 Finalist for Humor

2015 Finalist for Philosophy

2015 Finalist for Travel

2015 Finalist for Mystery

2015 Finalist for Thriller & Suspense

2015 Finalist for Science Fiction

The winners will be determined by a panel of librarians and booksellers selected from our readership. Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners, as well as Editor’s Choice Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction will be announced at a special program at the ALA Annual Conference this June.

Are you ready to publish your award-winning book?

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Essential Steps for connecting readers with your social media accounts

You already know the power of social media. You already know the convenience of sending your readers to your Author Webpage to purchase your book. Imagine the power if you combined the two. Our new Social Media Author Upgrade option does just that.

The Social Media Author Upgrade option gives you the ability to upgrade your Author Webpage to a version that is in Responsive Web Design (RWD). RWD means that your Webpage will look great regardless of the type of device the viewer is using, whether it be a desktop computer, tablet or smartphone. Your RWD Author Webpage will also include easy ordering links for your various formats – paperback, hardback, Kindle, Nook and iPad editions.

Here’s the best part! The newly designed Author Webpage will allow you to connect viewers of your Author Webpage with your various social media accounts. This means that everyone who views your Author Webpage will also be able to connect with you on your personal social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube,  Pinterest and LinkedIn. And, as you know, the more your audience is able to connect with you, the greater the chances that they will buy your book!

Upgrade your Author Webpage today and get more social media exposure for your book!

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Top 10 Best-Selling Books in Self-Publishing for January 2016

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Outskirts Press Reveals Top 10 Best Selling Books in Self-Publishing from January 2016

Outskirts Press announces their top 10 best-selling, self-published books from January 2016.

February 23, 2016 – Denver, CO – Outskirts Press, a full-service self-publishing and book marketing service provider, today announced its top ten titles from January.

Alphabetically, its ten best performing self-published books from January were:

Outskirts Press, the fastest-growing full-service self-publishing and book marketing company, is pleased to announce its top ten best-selling titles for January 2016, 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, its ten best performing self-published books from January were:










All these books, 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 Direct bookstore at http://outskirtspress.com/bookstore for discounts ranging from 10% – 55%.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.: Outskirts Press offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at http://www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado. Outskirts Press, Inc. represents the future of book publishing today.

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New Smartphone Apps for Self-Publishing Authors Launched by Outskirts Press

For Immediate Release

New Smartphone Apps for Self-Publishing Authors Launched by Outskirts Press

Outskirts Press launches iPhone and Android apps as resources for self-publishing authors.

February 18, 2016 — Denver, CO — Outskirts Press, a full-service self-publishing and book marketing service provider, today announced a new resource for authors with iPhone or Android smartphones. Authors now have a new tool available at their fingertips — one that will keep them connected with the writing, publishing and book marketing industry at the touch of a button. Outskirts Press is pleased to announce their new (free!) self-publishing apps for iPhone and Android smartphones.

The iPhone and Android apps from Outskirts Press provide users with self-publishing guides and information, connect users with the Outskirts Press social media community of self-publishing authors, and provide direct links to contact Outskirts Press instantly by phone or email.

Within the apps, users can easily access three free publishing guides provided by Outskirts Press: Self-Publishing Simplified, The Highly Effective Habits of Five Successful Authors and Adventures in Publishing.

The apps provide a quick link to “Publishing & Marketing Info” where users can keep up-to-date with the SelfPublishingNews.com blog by Outskirts Press. The SelfPublishingNews.com blog features self-publishing tips from industry experts — from the importance of cover design, editing, and book awards to marketing strategies and current trends in publishing.

App users also have access to quick links to contact Outskirts Press directly or to connect with the Outskirts Press social media community of self-publishing authors on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube.

The new iPhone and Android apps from Outskirts Press are a way for authors to stay connected with the writing world and educate themselves about the self-publishing industry.

To download the app, visit https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/outskirts-press-free-publishing/id441648005?mt=8.

To download the Google app, visit https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.outskirtspress&hl=en

About Outskirts Press, Inc.: Outskirts Press offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at http://www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press, Inc. represents the future of book publishing, today.

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Outskirts Press, Inc., 10940 S. Parker Rd – 515, Parker, Colorado 80134
http://outskirtspress.com 1-888-OP-BOOKS