We’re Showing Our Gratitude with a FREE Publishing Package Upgrade and Kindle Ebook

Today is World Gratitude Day, and we can’t help thinking how grateful we are that so many self-publishing authors put their trust in us to help them achieve publishing and book-selling success!

So as our way of saying thanks, we’re giving the gift of a FREE Publishing Package Upgrade AND a FREE Amazon Kindle Ebook Edition in honor of World Gratitude Day. It’s a simple plan: Purchase the Ultimate or Basic publishing package from Outskirts Press from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, and we’ll automatically bump you up to a better package and add an Amazon Kindle Ebook Edition at no charge. For example, did you budget for the Basic Publishing package? Get started now and get the Ultimate at no extra charge and a free Kindle Ebook Edition. Or, put the Ultimate package in your cart and receive our top-of-the-line Full-Color Publishing and the Kindle Ebook Edition!

Purchase your package now and you’ll receive hundreds of dollars worth of extras that aren’t normally included in the package you purchased:

  • a Kindle Ebook version that makes you book available to millions more readers on Amazon
  • additional options for book formatting
  • more professional cover design choices
  • additional author copies
  • greater profit margins
  • other optional products and services that come with the upgraded package

There’s no better time to self-publish. To claim your free publishing package upgrade:

  • Add our Ultimate or Basic publishing package to your cart
  • Enter the promo code Flash-Upgrade at checkout
  • Within 48 hours, we’ll upgrade your publishing package and place your Amazon Kindle Ebook Edition in your Publishing Center
  • Enjoy more publishing services than you thought possible!

Ready to claim your upgrade and ebook version? Call a Publishing Consultant at 1-888-672-6657 (OP-BOOKS), or chat with us using the live chat option on our website for help selecting the option that fits.

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Market Fiercely, Effectively & Personally With This Month’s Discount!

We’ve talked about the importance of being prepared for the holidays before and recently here on Self Publishing News, but there’s another facet of the marketing process which might just make those preparations a snap for authors looking to sell their self-published books this Fall: a Personal Marketing Assistant!

But wait—what or who is a Personal Marketing Assistant, and what can one do for you, specifically around the holidays?

First things first! In all the ways that matter, a PMA is every self-published author’s expert advisor on matters of strategic marketing and sales. A PMA is far more than just a cheerleader—if you purchase a 5-hour block of time with one of Outskirts Press’s many fine PMAs, you will walk away with tangible marketing tactics, including:

  • A detailed marketing plan
  • Potential book signing and promotion events
  • A thoughtful and well-developing author platform
  • Follow-up on marketing campaign leads

If you find yourself out to sea on how to develop a book marketing plan or struggling to sort the many hundreds of competing priorities which play into your book sales strategy, it may be time to consult with a PMA. You will emerge freed of the time-consuming responsibilities of arranging and confirming book signings, freed of doubts and concerns over the confusing processes of where, when, and how to set your plan in motion, and freed of the fear that you’ve left your precious book’s sales up to chance and the vagaries of inexpert ideas.

This month, we have even more exciting news than usual! We are offering our PMA option—5 hours of dedicated, one-on-one consultations with a Personal Marketing Assistant—at 10% off in September! All you need to do is add the PMA option to your shopping cart and enter the promo code Save10-PMA at checkout in order to take advantage.

You can now get a head start on sorting out your holiday marketing plan with this amazing discount, and fly into Fall with all the confidence of an author in full control of the publishing and marketing processes!

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Prepare for a Bumper Crop of Holiday Book Sales with FREE Shipping In August!

Fall isn’t just a time for pumpkin spice lattes and back-to-school fun — it’s also a time for holidays and all of the many preparations which must be made in order to be ready for the steady onslaught of holidays throughout the Fall and Winter seasons. It begins with Labor Day, middles with Halloween and Thanksgiving, and concludes with Christmas and New Year’s Day — all of which are prime marketing opportunities for you, a self-publishing author!

Stocking up for the massive holiday book-selling push can deplete your wallet, however, and we at Outskirts Press want to lift some of the burden so that you make the most of the Fall and Winter seasons! To this end, we will be offering all currently published authors FREE SHIPPING on orders of 50 or more copies of their books within the continental U.S during the month of August — just in time for that first big Labor Day sale!

It’s a good idea to have extra copies of your book on hand for those upcoming holidays, as well as for the readings, giveaways, book fairs, and tours which you can center on each date. By combining this free shipping offer with our bulk order discounts, you’ll be thoroughly prepared for whatever the holidays throw your way — all without unduly depleting your bank account!

Here’s how to get that free shipping:

  1. Log in to your author account at www.OutskirtsPress.com, select “order books” and place an order for 50 or more copies of your book(s) in a single format before August 31
  2. Select normal ground shipping with a delivery address within the continental United States and proceed with checkout
  3. That’s it!

No promotion code is necessary. You will see the free shipping offer reflected in your total once you place your order.

If you’re not sure how to approach marketing your self-published book and haven’t yet taken advantage of Outskirts Press’ many promotional services, consider contacting a Personal Marketing Assistant to come up with a solid action plan for this Fall!

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Get $300 to Spend When You Publish in August

Did you tell yourself this would be the summer you finished your book? Maybe all you really need is one little nudge …

Outskirts Press is giving self-publishing authors welcomed motivation this summer: $300 to spend toward any product or service you choose when you publish with the Ultimate or Full-Color publishing package in August. Why not realize your publishing dream while there’s something extra in it for you?

A few hundred bucks goes a long way at Outskirts Press. Use it for a package upgrade, like ebook publishing. Or maybe a targeted co-op ad to get your book in front of tens of thousands of motivated book buyers. Why not? It’s on our dime, so consider adding one of these services to your package:

  • Professional copyediting
  • Digital editions
  • Custom book cover
  • Personal Marketing Assistant
  • PR Publicist Campaign
  • Promotional materials
  • Optional publishing package upgrades, such as Hardback Format, Espresso Edition, Amazon Kindle Edition and more!

Use your $300 any way you want — just be sure to claim it before the August promotion is over. It couldn’t be easier to claim:

  1. Add the Ultimate or Full-Color publishing package to your shopping cart
  2. Enter the promo code AugMoney17 at checkout. You will receive a confirmation email when the $300 credit has been added to your shopping cart
  3. Spend your $300 as you wish

Not sure what options offer the best bang for your $300 spend? Talk to an Outskirts Press Publishing Consultant at 1-888-672-6657 (OP-BOOKS), or chat with us using the live chat option on our website to get more ideas. Just remember, this is a limited-time offer — don’t delay!

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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!


  • 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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