2017 CALL FOR ENTRIES: The 14th Annual “Best Book” Awards

Every year USA Book News honors exemplary books from independent self-publishers with the Best Book Award. Books published in 2015-2017 are eligible. Make sure your book is among the ones being considered!

WINNERS & FINALISTS IN EACH CATEGORY RECEIVE:

  • USA Book News Exposure: A ten-month book listing that includes your color book cover, a brief paragraph about your title, and a hyperlink to your website
  • Entertainment Industry Exposure: Promotion to Agents, Production Companies, Television and Film Executives, Screenwriters, and other industry professionals. If you want to turn your book into a major Hollywood Screenplay, a USA Book News Award win could be just the “ticket”
  • National Media & Industry Exposure: Coverage of results from the USA Book News network of media outlets and industry contacts for exposure to over 500,000+ subscribers
  • Publishing Industry Exposure: Promotion to Independent Bookstores, Retail Book Buyers, Publishers, Librarians and other industry professionals

Outskirts Press can handle everything! When you order the USA Book News Award Submission from Outskirts Press, we handle all of the following on your behalf:

  • Ordering and shipping of necessary book copies
  • Processing of all entry forms

Your only task? Point and click on the “Add to Cart” button to complete your purchase.

Let us handle the grunt work, while you focus on the things that are most important in your life!

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FLASH Sale: 20% off Ultimate and Full-Color Packages Today Only!

Earlier this month, Outskirts Press offered 20% off two of its most popular publishing packages: The Ultimate Package and Full-Color Package. Authors loved this deal so much, we wanted to offer it again to those of you who missed the sale! Today only, you can receive 20% off the Ultimate or Full-Color
publishing package from Outskirts Press!

These packages offer everything you need to make your publishing dreams come true at an exceptional value! Both packages include:

  • Full-color cover
  • Standard interior formatting
  • ISBN number
  • Unlimited wholesale printing, fulfillment, and distribution via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Bertram, and others
  • Your choice of numerous formats
  • 20 free image insertions
  • 3 free rounds of galley revisions
  • Book Publishing Tip Sheets
  • Book Marketing RoadMap
  • Marketing COACH emails
  • Spring Arbor Distribution
  • Standard Press Release
  • Paperback author copies
  • One-on-one support with your Publishing Consultant and Author Representative throughout the process

To take advantage of this great deal, head over to www.outskirtspress.com, add the Ultimate or Full-Color publishing package to your cart, and use promo code Flash20pct at checkout!

For more information about self-publishing with Outskirts Press, get in touch with your Publishing Consultant. There are three convenient ways to connect:

  1. Call us at 1-888-672-6657 (OP-BOOKS)
  2. Live-chat with us via our website
  3. Go online to schedule an appointment
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Take Your Book Stratospheric With a Free Amazon Launch Bundle!

Ever wonder how some authors make such a mark on Amazon, and stand out from the digital pack? Much of their success, and your success, comes down to findability–and our Amazon Launch Bundle is the ultimate weapon in the arsenal of findability. Watch as we combine a stellar Author Profile, Search Inside functionality, and full Listing Optimization together in order to provide you a leg up among your competitors!

Best of all, for a limited time, Outskirts Press is offering this amazing service for FREE with the purchase of one of our Ultimate or Full-Color Publishing packages! Yes, that’s right—a free Amazon Launch Bundle (valued at $249) is yours with no other strings attached!

With this promotion, your book will:

  • render you and your book more visible; your Author Profile 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, a key factor in readers’ decisions when scoping out new books for purchase; this feature invites potential customers to electronically “flip” through a small section of the book
  • show up in search engine results far more frequently, as the professional copywriters at Outskirts help you utilize the content that search engines respond to and get your book the attention it deserves

To get your FREE Amazon Launch Bundle, follow these three steps:

  1. Visit our website or get in touch with us over the phone at 888-672-6657 (OP-BOOKS) and add either the Ultimate or Full-Color Publishing package to your shopping cart
  2. Enter the promotional code of LaunchBundle_Free at checkout
  3. Enjoy your new findability! That’s it

There’s little doubt that a cleverly optimized, searchable, and visible presence on Amazon will increase your odds of reaching the right readers—and more of them—which begs the question:

If you have any questions about this promotion or, if you want to find out more information about either our Ultimate or our Full-Color Publishing packages, get in touch with your Publishing Consultant. There are three convenient ways to connect:

  1. Call us at 1-888-672-6657 (OP-BOOKS)
  2. Live-chat with us via our website
  3. Go online to schedule an appointment
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Hurry! Receive 20% off Ultimate and Full-Color Publishing Packages

The Ultimate and Full-Color packages are two of Outskirts Press’ most popular self-publishing packages. They offer everything you need to make your publishing dreams come true at an exceptional value, and now you can save even more during this limited time 20% off promotion!

These comprehensive publishing packages include…

  • Customizable Covers
  • Formatting
  • ISBN and Barcode
  • Press Release
  • Free author copies

…and many other features you won’t find anywhere else.

When you purchase one of these packages, you’ll not only have a team of experts helping you during every step of the publishing process, you’ll also retain 100% of your royalties once your book is available to your audience.

To claim your savings, simply visit www.outskirtspress.com, select the Ultimate or Full-Color publishing package, and enter July20pct_2017 when you check out.

For more information about self-publishing with Outskirts Press, get in touch with your Publishing Consultant. There are three convenient ways to connect:

  1. Call us at 1-888-672-6657 (OP-BOOKS)
  2. Live-chat with us via our website
  3. Go online to schedule an appointment
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Stock Up on Hot Marketing Materials at an Even Hotter Discount

Let the world know about your book by hitting the ground running in your marketing efforts. Outskirts Press wants to help you do just that, so we’re offering self-publishing authors 10% off our popular Book Launch Bundle in July! It’s the perfect way to promote your hot new book independently.

The materials in the Book Launch Bundle lets you organize a marketing push that reaches multiple audiences on a variety of mass marketing venues: social media, print media, broadcast and any other format where you can reach out to a wide and appropriate audience.

The Book Launch Bundle price represents a huge savings compared to purchasing the same services a la carte. It culls together all the most popular, must-have marketing products into one comprehensive marketing campaign. These services were hand-picked to offer authors a multi-pronged promotional push, and includes:

  • Custom Press Release with distribution
  • PR Publicist Campaign with leads forwarded to you for follow-up
  • Social Media Setup, which lets you market to a large online audience cost-effectively
  • Book Video Trailer & Distribution to highlight your story in a compelling marketing video
  • Personal Marketing Assistant who’ll spend 5 hours assisting you in your marketing efforts!

All you need to do to launch your own book marketing campaign at a discount is login to your Publishing Center and place the Book Launch Bundle in your shopping cart. Enter Promo Code Book10Launch to claim your 10% discount and set your summer marketing machine in motion …

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Boost Your Summer Sales With 10% Off Our Promotional Materials Bundle!

Have you ever promoted your book at a local fair? What about at the library? At the movie theatre or a local restaurant? Summer is a season of promotions, book fairs, and festivals–making it the perfect time of year around which to build your own marketing plan! And the perfect event requires, even demands, the perfect complementary takeaway for attendees to remember you and your book by.

I’m talking about promotional materials! During the month of June, we’re offering our Promotional Materials Bundle for 10% off of an already discounted price. You get great savings on the design and printing of five different types of materials, all of which adds up to a fantastically useful and affordable range of over 1,525 custom promotional items featuring your book’s beautiful cover! More specifically, this package provides:

  • 500 bookmarks
  • 500 business cards
  • 500 postcards
  • 25 small posters

But … what do you do with these items? Where does an author get started? We’ve put together a list of our top five tips for getting the most out of your promotional events and materials!

    • Use the 500 bookmarks included in this package to stock the counters of local businesses, libraries, and bookstores; anywhere that people read, or have to take a pause while reading, is perfect
    • Hand out the 500 business cards at public readings, book signings, and other events where you’ll meet potential future readers
    • Mail the 500 postcards to distant friends or to those likely to purchase copies of your book, or recruit friends and family to use them in place of regular correspondence! Two birds with one stone, right?
    • Use the 25 small posters to paper the town! Inquire at local businesses, including grocers, movie theaters, and restaurants, if they wouldn’t mind you putting up a poster on their public bulletin boards or paste it in their shop front windows!
    • Whatever else you do, make sure it’s portable! You literally want your promotional materials to walk out the door, so make it easy! Stock materials that will really move, tucked away neatly in a wallet or pocket or book, and stock them in places or at events where people won’t hesitate to grab one and take it home!

In total, the Promotional Materials Bundle delivers thousands of branded marketing pieces which you can use in a variety of promotions and situations! Each one features a high-quality image of your book, along with the necessary information to find and purchase it. Order online or log in to your Publishing Center account and enter the promo code PromoPack10 at checkout!

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We Can Cover That!

A book’s cover is one of its most powerful forms of currency, and each cover speaks volumes about its content and style. These days, it’s easy to tell a romance novel from a science fiction thriller by cover alone, and this visual shorthand is one of the quickest and most efficient ways to a reader’s heart … but it’s not the only important function of a book cover! Each cover is replete with ISBN numbers, biographical snippets, blurbs, summaries, and other vital components layered on top of its visually appealing elements, like the cover art and typography of its title, author name, and so on.

With so much at stake, how is a self-published author supposed to construct a cover which can hold its own among the thousands of other books out there on the market? First impressions matter in the world of book publishing, and self-published authors sometimes find themselves at a disadvantage. A custom cover, however, can help your book reap all the benefits of making a good first impression. And for a limited time this June, we’re offering a FREE Custom Cover Design (valued at $399) with the purchase of our Ultimate or Full-Color Publishing packages. Yes, that’s right — a free custom cover design is yours for the taking!

With this promotion, your book will:

  • look professional, lending you credibility as an author
  • be visible, hooking potential readers’ attention as they browse through their options
  • reach your ideal readers, and be encoded with all of the subtle visual hints specific to their favorite genres
  • be informative and comprehensive, providing all of the necessary components to make your book marketable, including details like ISBN numbers
  • and details to convey your book’s story, characters, themes, motivations and underlying messages

To take part, follow these two steps:

  1. Enter the promotional code of Cover4Free at checkout
  2. Then, once you connect with your Consultant, you will receive a second code which will allow you to add the custom cover to your purchase

If you have any questions or, if you want to find out more information about either our Ultimate or Full-Color Publishing packages, get in touch with your Publishing Consultant. There are three convenient ways to connect:

  1. Call us at 1-888-672-6657 (OP-BOOKS)
  2. Live-chat with us via our website
  3. Go online to schedule an appointment
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