Buy a Great Publishing Package, Get a Better One in Honor of Give Something Away Day

Yesterday was National Give Something Away Day — did you get anything? Well, here’s your chance, because Outskirts Press is keeping the giving going: When you purchase the Ultimate or Basic publishing package during this limited-time offer, we’ll automatically give you a better package for free!

Interested in Ultimate publishing? Pay for Basic instead and get the Ultimate at no extra charge. Or, put the Ultimate package in your cart and receive our top-of-the-line Full-Color package!

It’s a no-brainer. Publish now and you’ll receive hundreds of dollars’ worth of extras that aren’t normally included in the package you purchased, including:

  • 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:

  1. Add our Ultimate or Basic publishing package to your cart.*
  2. Enter the promo code Upgrade-July18 at checkout.
  3. We’ll upgrade your package within 48 hours.

*Need help choosing the right publishing package? 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.

July Fireworks: Sales Explode When You’re Prepared with Author Copies — Get Them with Free Shipping!

An opportunity to promote or sell your book can arrive at any given time — are you ready to seize the moment? Watch spontaneous sales combust, just by recognizing your opportunities to sell and making the most of them when they arise.

For example, in everyday conversations you’ll find you have common interests with others. Use these connections to offer your book to like minds. Then, instead of hoping your new friend remembers your name and book title long enough to order it later, let them know they can purchase a more covetable autographed copy now!

But this scenario only plays out in your favor if you’re prepared with hard copies of your book. By staying stocked up before these marketing and selling opportunities present themselves, you’ll make positive impressions, important connections and plenty of unanticipated sales! The simple step of keeping copies with you means you’ll be ready to make the most of:

  • last-minute book-signing requests
  • 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 prepare for these inevitable opportunities, Outskirts Press is offering FREE SHIPPING on orders of 50 or more copies of your book within the continental United States all through July. 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 July 31.
  2. Select normal ground shipping with a delivery address within the continental U.S. 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.)

Share with us how you plan to use your author copies in the comments below. Happy selling!

Publish today and your eBook editions are FREE!

The printing press made the written word accessible on a larger scale, but the eBook made entire libraries available to the world at the click of a button! eBooks give your book added exposure online and make your work accessible to millions more readers. eBooks also offer a great alternative to planet-conscious readers who want an alternative to paper.

Now you can make your eBook accessible to a world of readers perusing Amazon and Barnes & Noble bookstores — for FREE! When you purchase the Ultimate or Full-Color publishing package in the month of July, Outskirts Press will throw in Kindle and NOOK versions of your book at no charge.

To take advantage of this offer, simply:

  • Add the Ultimate or Full-Color publishing package to your
  • Outskirts Press shopping cart
  • Enter promo code KindleNook-Free at checkout
  • The free ebook editions will be added to your account within 48 hours

This amazing offer is only available for a limited time, so publish now to receive these valuable eBook editions FREE!

Need help picking a package? Call a Publishing Consultant at 1-888-672-6657 (OP-BOOKS), live-chat with us via our website or go online to schedule an appointment.

Capture Readers with a Free Custom Cover!

We have all been in a bookstore and picked up a book with an author and title we didn’t know simply because the cover appealed to us in some way. When you’ve completed a book that you’ve poured your heart, your soul and countless hours into, it’s important the cover shows the same care as much as its interior. And fortunately for today’s authors, we live in a digital age when designing a book cover an exciting process … especially for a self-publishing author!

No matter who your audience is, you want readers to be excited the moment they see your book cover. You want to stop them in their tracks in the bookstore or online. Your cover should pique their interest. The best covers offer captivating images that communicate the scope of the stories within.

As usual, Outskirts Press has you covered! This month, we are offering self-publishing authors a tool that will ensure readers judge their books favorably: Free Custom Cover Design. Authors who publish with Outskirts Press now will receive a free Custom Cover Design valued at $399 with the purchase the Ultimate or Full-Color Publishing package during this limited-time offer. To enhance a book with a sales-boosting, professional custom cover, authors just need to place the publishing package of their choice in their Outskirts Press shopping cart and enter the promo code JuneCustom-Free at checkout.

Not sure what you need to get started publishing your next book and designing its cover? Visit us online at www.outskirtspress.com to chat with a Publishing Consultant or call us at 1-888-672-6657 to find out how to finish your manuscript and get it ready for publication.

Spring Sale and 3 Tips to Help You Get Published!

May is almost over, and if you had plans to publish in 2018, it may now seem an unobtainable goal. We’re here to tell you it’s not. Not only is it completely realistic to publish in 2018, but it is probably quicker and more affordable than you may have assumed.

Here are our Top 3 tips for moving forward with self-publishing and a special offer to help you save in the process:

  1. Set specific goals. Instead of one broad, sweeping goal “to publish this year,” consider what specific things need to happen to reach that target, then make mini-resolutions to tackle these hurdles one by one. For example, resolve to finish your manuscript before the kids’ summer break is over, or to edit, proofread and submit your manuscript by Labor Day.
  2. Be ambitious but realistic. Simply telling yourself you’ll write something every day won’t motivate you to do it. Set a target that forces you to stretch yourself. “Write 1,000 words per day from June 1 through August 30” is a strenuous but doable goal and helps you envision your progress and eventual success.
  3. Hold yourself accountable. Set deadlines for all of your tasks and create a system of rewards for meeting your short-term goals. Didn’t meet your task goal? No spa day until you do!

Outskirts Press can help you meet your self-publishing goals so you can end the year with a resolution kept and money saved. From May 29-31 only, we’re offering 15% OFF Ultimate or Full-Color Publishing PLUS a FREE Kindle Edition of your book! So set a specific goal to finish your manuscript, then hold yourself accountable by ordering your publishing package before the “rewards” of a promotional discount and gift expire.

To claim this big discount and free Kindle Edition, simply add Ultimate or Full-Color Publishing to your cart, enter the promo code 15plus-Kindle at checkout.

Ready to conquer your self-publishing resolution? Talk with a Publishing Consultant for help choosing the perfect package for you! 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

Ready in a Flash (Sale) — $500 Off One-Click Publishing

We’ve heard (and said) it often: Writing the book is the easy part. It’s all the stuff that happens to get a book published and distributed for sale that drives a self-publishing author to distraction. If only he could wave a magic wand …

You can! Well, sort of … With options for authors in almost every genre, the completely turnkey One-Click Publishing packages include everything an author needs to polish and format a manuscript, send it to print, promote, and start selling, all instantly set in action at the moment of purchase. And today only, Outskirts Press is making $500 disappear from the package price! That’s $500 OFF any One-Click Publishing Package. Bravo!

These full-service packages come preloaded with everything necessary to make your publishing dreams come true at an exceptional value. All you need to do is click the mouse and voila — you’re on your way to becoming a published author.

Available genre-specific One-Click Packages include:

These packages feature dozens of benefits, all geared specifically to an author’s chosen book genre: professional copy editing, interior formatting, custom cover design, personal marketing assistance and one-on-one author support from publishing professionals with experience working in your genre, as well as free book copies for marketing, and more.

While our Ultimate and Full-Color packages can be enhanced with additional service purchase options for marketing and promotion, One-Click Publishing is truly all-inclusive. They are the only publishing bundles that automatically also include coveted marketing options such as Author Platform Set-up Through Social Media, Google Books Preview, Book Video Trailer, Amazon Author Profile, Amazon Listing Enhancement and much more.

By purchasing a One-Click option, you get peace of mind knowing that you are getting the publishing and marketing options that are essential for the genre you have chosen. To take advantage of this limited time offer, use promo code OneClick-500 for $500 off One-Click Publishing.

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

Are You Ready? Stock Up on Author Copies (with FREE SHIPPING) and Never Lose a Sale

Half the battle of selling your self-published book is merely being ready when opportunities arise. That means having copies nearby at all times — and seizing the moment!

By getting prepared for book marketing and selling opportunities, you’ll make a positive impression, important connections and plenty of unanticipated sales! The simple step of keeping copies with you means you’ll be ready to make the most of:

  • last-minute book-signing requests
  • 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 prepare for these inevitable opportunities, Outskirts Press is offering FREE SHIPPING on orders of 50 or more copies of your book within the continental United States all through May. 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 May 31.
  2. Select normal ground shipping with a delivery address within the continental U.S. 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.)

Share with us how you plan to use your author copies in the comments below. Happy selling!