Top 10 Self-Publishing Book Marketing Tactics

Far from a “one-off” push, book marketing is a vital part of success for any self-publishing author: one that must be ongoing and multifaceted. That’s why Outskirts Press is constantly adding services for self-published authors like you! We want to help you reach new and larger audiences of book-buyers in an ever-changing market. That’s why we lead the publishing industry in post-publication support, products and services to a growing family of self-published authors.

Here, we discuss the latest top-selling marketing options from Outskirts Press, which run the gamut from time-tested press releases to modern ebook formats. Perhaps one or more of these is the perfect choice for you. Learn more about the services that are helping our authors achieve selling success, then let Outskirts Press help you choose techniques that are a great fit for you.

Standard Press Release Standard Press Release: The Standard Press Release includes information about you and your book taken directly from information you supply for your webpage during pre-production. It couldn’t be easier.
Audio Excerpt option Audio Excerpt:  Recording a 3-minute audio excerpt is as easy as speaking into the phone. Pique readers’ interest by recording a pivotal passage or explaining more about the book.
USA Book News Best Book Awards USA Book News Best Book Awards: Every year USA Book News honors exemplary books from independent self-publishers with the Best Book Award. Make sure your book is among the ones being considered. Recognition means widespread exposure to an avid book-buying audience! Outskirts Press
Amazon Kindle Submission Service Amazon Kindle Submission Service:  Make your book available on Amazon’s Kindle e-book reading device. More formats on Amazon means more exposure on Amazon, and the Kindle is heavily promoted by Amazon. Outskirts Press
Personal Marketing Assistant Personal Marketing Assistant (5 hours): Do you need help developing a book marketing plan? Arranging book signings? Establishing/developing your author platform? Hire your own Personal Marketing Assistant today! Outskirts Press
Google Books Preview Program Submission Google Books Preview Program Submission: This service is an inexpensive and extremely effective way to get your book in front of millions of readers quickly and easily.
Amazon Search Inside the Book Amazon Search Inside the Book: Books that participate in this program feature a “Look Inside” icon over their Amazon cover image, which invites potential customers to electronically “flip” through a small section of the book. This increases the level of confidence a customer has in your book – most likely leading up to a higher volume of book sales. According to Amazon, books participating in this program enjoy significant sales improvement, on average, over books that do not. Outskirts Press Outskirts Press
First Chapter Preview Library Distribution First Chapter Preview Library Distribution: With First Chapter Preview Library Distribution, your book cover, synopsis, pricing information and ordering details will run for three consecutive months in a quarter page ad in First Chapter Plus, a monthly catalog where viewers/customers can download and preview the first chapter of your book.  Those who are interested in buying copies will have all the ordering details right there in the catalog for their convenience, and your benefit. Outskirts Press Outskirts Press
Elite E-Book Package Elite E-Book Package: This e-book publishing package includes formatting and distribution of an Amazon Kindle E-book Edition with distribution on Amazon, an Apple iPad/iPhone E-book Edition with distribution through iTunes and the iBooks bookstore, and a Barnes & Noble NOOK E-book Edition with distribution through the NOOK bookstore on Barnes & Noble’s website. Outskirts Press
Custom Press Release Custom Press Release:  Have our professional press release writer compose an original, unique press release for your book, submitted to you for your review/approval, and then distributed to our news wire service on your behalf. Distributed electronically to a database of approximately 100,000 media contacts, newsrooms, industry analysts, and freelance writers who receive daily email listings of press releases which match their filter criteria.
PR Publicist PR Publicist: It’s like having your own publicist distribute your press release for you … Plus, after the release goes out, you will receive all the resulting leads for more personal follow-up.

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Top 10 Self-Publishing Book Marketing Tactics

Even more than great writing, ongoing book marketing is a vital part of success for any self-publishing author. One must not only must be persistent, but must make smart use of modern marketing and promotional channels and selling tactics so books get noticed. But how?

Outskirts Press is constantly adding services for self-published authors like you to help you reach new and larger audiences of book-buyers in an ever-changing market. That’s why we lead the publishing industry in post-publication support, products and services to a growing family of self-published authors.

Here, we discuss the latest top-selling marketing options from Outskirts Press, and they include not only perennial, effective favorites (Custom Press Release, Amazon Search Inside the Book Submission) but newly added services (First Chapter Preview Library Distribution). Perhaps one or more of these is the perfect choice for you. Learn more about the services that are helping our authors achieve selling success, then let Outskirts Press help you choose techniques that are a great fit for you.

Standard Press Release Standard Press Release: The Standard Press Release includes information about you and your book taken directly from information you supply for your webpage during pre-production. It couldn’t be easier.
Audio Excerpt option Audio Excerpt:  Recording a 3-minute audio excerpt is as easy as speaking into the phone. Pique readers’ interest by recording a pivotal passage or explaining more about the book.
Amazon Kindle Submission Service Amazon Kindle Submission Service:  Make your book available on Amazon’s Kindle e-book reading device. More formats on Amazon means more exposure on Amazon, and the Kindle is heavily promoted by Amazon.
Personal Marketing Assistant Personal Marketing Assistant (5 hours): Do you need help developing a book marketing plan? Arranging book signings? Establishing/developing your author platform? Hire your own Personal Marketing Assistant today!
Google Books Preview Program Submission Google Books Preview Program Submission: This service is an inexpensive and extremely effective way to get your book in front of millions of readers quickly and easily.
Amazon Search Inside the Book Amazon Search Inside the Book: Books that participate in this program feature a “Look Inside” icon over their Amazon cover image, which invites potential customers to electronically “flip” through a small section of the book. This increases the level of confidence a customer has in your book – most likely leading up to a higher volume of book sales. According to Amazon, books participating in this program enjoy significant sales improvement, on average, over books that do not.
First Chapter Preview Library Distribution First Chapter Preview Library Distribution: With First Chapter Preview Library Distribution, your book cover, synopsis, pricing information and ordering details will run for three consecutive months in a quarter page ad in First Chapter Plus, a monthly catalog where viewers/customers can download and preview the first chapter of your book.  Those who are interested in buying copies will have all the ordering details right there in the catalog for their convenience, and your benefit.
Amazon Branded Featured Book of the Week Featured Book-of-the-Week: The Amazon-branded Featured Book of the Week gets your book featured before more than 20,000 readers and writers via email, complete with a link directly to Amazon, where they can buy your book!
Custom Press Release Custom Press Release:  Have our professional press release writer compose an original, unique press release for your book, submitted to you for your review/approval, and then distributed to our news wire service on your behalf. Distributed electronically to a database of approximately 100,000 media contacts, newsrooms, industry analysts, and freelance writers who receive daily email listings of press releases which match their filter criteria.
Amazon Cover Enhancement Amazon Cover Enhancement: By manually interfacing directly with Amazon, we can over-ride Amazon and Ingram’s automatic process and get your cover image on Amazon much faster, usually within 2-3 business days rather than the standard 30-45 days.

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Top 10 Self-Publishing Book Marketing Tactics for May 2017

There’s never been a better time to become a self-published author: The quality of services is better and, thus, the quality of the books. This all serves to make readers more receptive to the works of self-publishing authors.

But the fact is, you still need to get the word out! Book marketing remains one of the most vital elements to your success as a self-publishing author. Outskirts Press is an industry leader in post-publication support, products and services to a growing family of self-published authors.

So, how do you choose what’s right for you? Our list of Top 10 Book Marketing Tactics offers an excellent shortlist of our most popular marketing and promotional approaches you might consider as you begin or continue book marketing. Listed below are our Top 10 marketing products, in order of popularity.

Standard Press Release Standard Press Release: The Standard Press Release includes information about you and your book taken directly from information you supply for your webpage during pre-production. It couldn’t be easier.
Amazon Kindle Submission Service Amazon Kindle Submission Service:  Make your book available on Amazon’s Kindle e-book reading device. More formats on Amazon means more exposure on Amazon, and the Kindle is heavily promoted by Amazon.
Audio Excerpt option Audio Excerpt:  Recording a 3-minute audio excerpt is as easy as speaking into the phone. Pique readers’ interest by recording a pivotal passage or explaining more about the book.
Bookmarks Magazine Co-Op Ad Bookmarks Magazine Co-Op Ad: Reach at least 40,000 affluent readers guaranteed! Targeted exposure is key to your book’s success. Advertising in Bookmarks Magazine can help reach the audience that’s already waiting to read your book.
First Chapter Preview Library Distribution First Chapter Preview Library Distribution: Introduce your book to libraries, bookstores, media, reviewers, bloggers and readers by running a quarter page full-color ad along with a free preview of your first chapter in this catalog for three consecutive months.
Amazon Search Inside the Book Amazon Search Inside the Book: Amazon itself has stated that books participating in this program are significantly more successful, on average, than books that do not participate.
Personal Marketing Assistant Personal Marketing Assistant: Do you need help developing a book marketing plan? Arranging book signings? Establishing/developing your author platform? Hire your own Personal Marketing Assistant today!
Amazon Launch Bundle Amazon Launch Bundle: Save 25% on 3 of our marketing services focused on Amazon.com. This package includes the following options: Amazon Search Inside the Book, Amazon Listing Optimization and Amazon Author Profile.
Google Books Preview Program Submission Google Books Preview Program Submission: An inexpensive and extremely effective way to get your book in front of millions of readers quickly and easily.
Custom Press Release Custom Press Release:  Have our professional press release writer compose an original, unique press release for your book, submitted to you for your review/approval, and then distributed to our newswire service on your behalf.

Outskirts Press Published authors who are interested in any of these (or many of our other available services) can find further details and ordering information from the Marketing Options page of your author’s center.

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Congratulations to the Outskirts Press Top 10 Best Sellers for May!

Each month, Outskirts Press compiles book sales to identify bestselling works. In May, these books sold over 5,000 copies total and appealed to all types of readers. From poetry to inspiration to sports, nearly every genre is represented is this impressive list.

Echoes in the Canyon: Adventures in the Desert by Marco Behrens Myra Louise, a desert tortoise, and her close friend Minnie Squawking Bird, a cactus wren, live in the Arizona desert with their friends Stinky and Smelly-javelina brothers who have a propensity to seek out adventure…and trouble. The javelinas are schemers and dreamers, and Myra Louise and Minnie Squawking Bird have a full-time job keeping the boys grounded and heading in an appropriate direction. Luckily there is also wise Joe Fox-the law in this part of the desert-and his pals Reynard Fox and Hunter Coyote. Echoes in the Canyon is an entertaining look at the critters of the Southwest desert and their antics, and each chapter ends with lessons learned. Above all, this delightful book offers a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Arizona desert and the amazing animals who dwell there.
What She Feels by Chidozie Osuwa This is not just another poetry book filled with cliché quotes. It is every emotion a woman has ever felt when dealing with love, but could never put into words. This is looking at yourself in the mirror. This is finally being able to look at your situation from the outside looking in. This is a look into the too often scarred hearts of women. This is inspiration. This is hope.
Discipled by Jesus by Hal and Debbi Perkins Can 21st century Christians actually be discipled by Jesus? Perhaps more importantly, can one be a Christian, that is, a disciple of Jesus, if he is not being discipled by Jesus? This writing appeals to Scripture to affirm that Christians can be discipled by Jesus, and that they must be, and how they can be. The book further identifies how those who are truly being discipled by Jesus are thus being equipped to disciple others just as they have been discipled.
Race In America: A Call To Heal by Greg “Coach T” Thomas and David Smale The author’s message of loving one another in spite of race, color, creed or religion is inspirational to many. Coaches play a huge role in the lives of those they come in contact with, and Coach T represents what is good with leaders of young people today. He is truly a great role model. Drawing from his own personal experiences, which were not always ideal, he teaches others to be open minded, loving and hopeful for a day when our differences in this country, would be welcome and celebrated. Coach T’s message is powerful and enlightening.
Bible Studies from the Mount of Transfiguration – A Collection by Donovan Reid As it was for Peter, James and John on the Mount of Transfiguration, when they sojourned with Jesus there, this inspirational collection of practical, personal and thought-provoking Bible Studies will provide revelation and insight as you journey through the scriptures. Complex theological and philosophical issues, such as, predestination and freewill are masterfully dealt with in simple terms that everyone can understand. Questions related to contentment, forgiveness, prayer and identifying one’s gift are explained in such a way that gives one a real handle on these challenges of life. This book is a must read for pastors, preachers, lay teachers and anyone seeking a vision of Jesus and a sound understanding of the Christian walk.
Bats, Balls, and Burnouts: A Life of Sports, Marketing, and Mayhem by Bob Wilber Bob Wilber grew up steeped in the baseball of a different time. He became part of the game professionally, along the way meeting countless unforgettable characters and collecting the memories of successes, disappointments, and adventures detailed here.
Life Snacks for Women: Create a Life of Excellence – Tips to Ignite Your Spirit and Inspire Your Life by Sharon A. Burstein, Award Winning Marketing and PR Strategist Life Snacks for Women inspires readers of all ages to look at life in diverse ways from different points of view. The words, tips and messages presented throughout the book are uplifting, make you pause, think, reflect and take action. Each healthy bite-sized tidbit gives your life a boost.
The Road Back to Me: Healing and Recovering From Co-dependency, Addiction, Enabling, and Low Self Esteem by Lisa A. Romano This story is told through the jagged peephole of the author’s awareness, examining her formative wounds and influences from the perspective of a woman who has now gained experience and wisdom. As she peers over her soul’s shoulder, she recalls the chaos of her once-fragile childhood mind. She shudders as she is reminded of the sting of her lonely childhood, her feelings of abandonment, and her painful memories of being bullied. Her childhood self was once so lost that she even contemplated suicide. As the years progress, her mind is riddled with obsession, compulsion, and a crippling sense of low self-esteem. A turning point arrives many years later, after marriage and the birth of three children. This story is about healing the faulty programming of childhood. It is about recovery from relationship addiction, food addiction, anxiety, and constant fear. It is a human story that will resonate with readers from all walks of life, and it offers hope to anyone who has felt imprisoned by the past.
Fred’s Guide to Stem Cell Transplants: Patient to patient talk and walk down this cancer path not chosen by Fred & Kathy Roth Fred knows facing cancer can feel like an impossible, insurmountable challenge. He has been through two stem cell transplants. He knows what it’s like to endure and survive the rough ride of diagnosis, assessing the risks, finding a donor, and dealing with the side effects. Having come out on the other side, Fred and Kathy have collected observations, ideas, suggestions, and insights to help you on your journey. Most of all, Fred’s Guide to Stem Cell Transplants is an encouraging, supportive resource to help you find the powers within you to add to your own healing plan.
My Heaven in Hells Canyon: Growing Up in Snake River by Violet Wilson Shirley This is one helluva narrative about one helluva woman who believed that Hells Canyon was her heaven. You’ll be captivated by Violet Wilson Shirley’s stories about ranch life in the deepest part of Hells Canyon. The Pete and Ethel Wilson family lived exemplary lives. Could we survive and scratch out a productive life in this rugged terrain with rattlesnakes, fickle weather, steep slopes, and animal predators constantly challenging our bodies and minds? Could we successfully raise eight children? After she retired, Violet returned to the canyon as a U.S. Forest Service volunteer at the Kirkwood visitor center. She contributed time almost every year between 1986 and 2004. Violet’s spirit is chiseled into the cliffs and slopes of Hells Canyon and floats above the rapids of Snake River as it plunges through that spectacular gorge.

Outskirts Press wishes to congratulate these successful authors for the dedication to craft that produced these amazing books, and to the dogged marketing efforts that led them to selling success. These titles and many others are available from major online retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powells, Books-A-Million and elsewhere-not to mention, through the Outskirts Press Bookstore at a considerable discount. To learn more about our products and services, as well as upcoming and current promotions, visit us online at www.outskirtspress.com!

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Congratulations to the Outskirts Press Top 10 Bestsellers for February!

Each month, Outskirts Press compiles book sales to identify bestselling works. In February, these 10 remarkable books sold nearly 2,500 copies and appealed to readers of every stripe. From humor to inspiration to mystery, nearly every genre is represented is this impressive list.

How Toxic Are You? By Dr. James Martin  How Toxic Are You? Serves as the definitive authority on unknown toxins, the methods of exposure and how we can address them to move forward toward better health. With practical advice on reducing our own toxin levels, this easily digestible book is a valuable resource for anyone seeking to live longer and more healthfully.
Letters, to the Men I Have Loved by Mirtha Michelle Castro Marmol Whoever said poetry was losing popularity clearly hasn’t looked at our list in the last couple of years; ever since Mirtha Michelle Castro Marmol published Letters, To The Men I Have Loved, this debut collection of poems has held its ground on our bestsellers list. And from all accounts, her popularity is well-earned, her poems unfolding with all the warmth and authenticity of the actress herself. Her second book of poems, Elusive Loves: Amores Esquivos, was released late last year, and continues her legacy of taking contemporary love poems to the next level.
Nei Gong: The Authentic Classic translated by Tom Bisio, Huang Guo-Qi and Joshua Paynter Nei Gong: The Authentic Classic offers martial arts practitioners a practical guide to internal energy development and its fundamental importance in the martial arts and fa jin (emitting force). Hand copied and passed down from master to student, the guiding principles draw heavily on Daoist meditation and alchemical practices which are said to promote health and longevity.
What She Feels by Chidozie E. Osuwa Dealing with love is never easy or straightforward, especially when it comes to prose and poetry, but Chidozie Osuwa handles this subject with a light touch and all of the grace of an artist sensitive to the complexities of experience. Hers is the heart of experience, and her language reflects the maturity of thought and wisdom gleaned from a lifetime of inquiry, exploration, and yes-the scars of heartbreak. Osuwa’s collection of poems avoids cliches and seizes upon fresh images, captivating readers everywhere and keeping this book in the Top 10.
Murder in Gales: A Rose Hanged Twice by Patricia Lubeck This true murder mystery relates the tale of the Lufkin and Rose families, neighbors in southwestern Minnesota in the late 1800s. Embroiled in a bitter feud, the families’ rancor ratchets up in 1888 after a mysterious murder, a slew of riveting trials and a baleful call for justice that may, or may not, have been delivered.
The Seed of Nothingness by SHIV In his newly published The Seed of Nothingness, author Shiv invites readers to reunite with themselves and join the journey of life, a life without fear. This book reveals the utter simplicity inherent in “Everythingness.” Shiv explores how attitudes, motivations, projections, and even our spiritual practices, can bind us to an ego-centered version of spirituality. The mindsets and heart-sets he offers provide clarity on how we may walk the path to spiritual liberation.
Race in America: A Call to Heal by Greg “Coach T” Thomas and David Smale Greg “Coach T” Thomas draws on 35 years as a coach and educator to off this honest and open discussion of race in America. This call to healing has spoken loudly to readers, keeping it firmly in our Top 10 for weeks.
Sharecropper’s Daughter by Cora A. Givhan Ford It didn’t take Cora Ford’s captivating story long to make its way to our bestseller list. This autobiography takes readers on a winsome journey through her roots in Mississippi. Released in January 2017, Sharecropper’s Daughter quickly resonated with readers who’ve reveled in the physical, mental and spiritual journeys retold.
Jail House Cuisine by Louise Mathews Louise Mathews takes takes readers on a tasty trip behind bars—without the strip search! The first book to take a look at what it is like to cook and eat behind bars, it’s a unique, funny and entertaining insight to a side of prison life most of us never see, from naked men in her kitchen on her first day to her one-woman crusade to improve the food served in jails. In addition to a peek behind the bars, Louise offers delicious recipes like Easy Chocolate Cake with Mocha Frosting, Thai Chicken Curry, Cream of Broccoli Soup, Miss Marie’s Fried Chicken, and Ugly Duckling Cake.
The Road Back to Me by Lisa A. Romano Told through the jagged peephole of the author’s awareness, The Road Back to Me examines Romano’s formative wounds and influences from the perspective of newfound experience and wisdom. The chaos of a once-fragile childhood mind, the sting of a lonely childhood, feelings of abandonment, the torment of being bullied … Romano’s childhood self was once so lost that she was crippled by poor self-esteem, food addiction and fear, and contemplating suicide. Only years later does she hit a vital turning point to healing and recovery.

Outskirts Press wishes to congratulate these successful authors for the dedication to craft that produced these amazing books, and to the dogged marketing efforts that led them to selling success. These titles and many others are available from major online retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powells, Books-A-Million and elsewhere-not to mention, through the Outskirts Press Bookstore at a considerable discount. To learn more about our products and services, as well as upcoming and current promotions, visit us online at www.outskirtspress.com!

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Outskirts Press Recognizes October’s Top Ten Books

While every book we publish is a masterpiece in its own right, some of our books really move off of the shelves, and each month we like to recognize those authors for their hard work and dedication as well as thank them for choosing to publish through us at Outskirts Press. With no further ado, here are the top ten books for the month of October in terms of sales numbers!

What She Feels by Chidozie Osuwa

Dealing with love is never easy or straightforward, especially when it comes to prose and poetry, but Chidozie Osuwa handles this subject with a light touch and all of the grace of an artist sensitive to the complexities of experience. Hers is the heart of experience, and her language reflects the maturity of thought and wisdom gleaned from a lifetime of inquiry, exploration, and yes—the scars of heartbreak. Osuwa’s collection of poems avoids clichés and seizes upon fresh images, captivating readers everywhere and pushing What She Feels to the top of the list this month.

Letters, To The Men I Have Loved, by Mirtha Michelle Castro Marmol

Whoever said poetry was losing popularity clearly hasn’t looked at our list in the last couple of years; ever since Mirtha Michelle Castro Mármol published Letters, To The Men I Have Loved this debut collection of poems has held its ground on our bestsellers list. And from all accounts, her popularity is well-earned, her poems unfolding with all the warmth and authenticity of the actress herself. Her second book of poems, Elusive Loves; Amores Esquivos, was released late last year, and continues her legacy of taking contemporary love poems to the next level.

From Darkness to Light:How I Encountered Jesus Christ, by Chris Adams Kalima

Trained as a monk from a young age in a Tibetan Buddhist monastery, Chris Kalima became the first black person to study at Lao-Tzumayana Monastery—and the first black man to become a high priest in Buddhism. But after 27 years as a Buddhist Priest, he had an encounter that would change his life—an encounter with Jesus Christ. This encounter and the mandate he received during this encounter have spurred Chris Adams on to become an author and to share his message of faith and healing. A runaway bestseller, this book is one to inspire and challenge a spiritual reader.

Serenity Granted: Accepting Hardship as a Pathway to Peace, by Richard Preston

Another selection which will interest our spiritual readers is Richard Preston’s Serenity Granted, a book about truth and consequences, particularly as relates to the crippling effects of drug and alcohol addiction. And Richard Preston speaks from a place of authority. Speaking as a man who “never met a party that he didn’t like,” he documents the progressive effects of these addictions as they took over his life for thirty years. With plenty of dark days behind him, Richard Preston’s words ring with hope and possibility as he leads his readers through the hazards of self-destructive impulses, correctional facilities, and even suicide attempts. But the story didn’t end there—and we can’t say much more without spoiling the story, but highly encourage you to check it out.

Forever Friends, by Priscilla Hansen

Just in time for holiday shopping, this fifth addition to our list is a beautifully illustrated children’s tale from author Priscilla Hansen, whose main character Abigail brings to life Hansen’s own childhood. This book follows Abigail’s search for “forever friends” to adventure through life with, and as she learns how first to be a true friend to others. Her friends, brought to life as five wonderful animal characters, fill the pages and Abigail’s life with creativity, kindness, and the joys of love. There’s a lesson to be learned here, and one our readers seem to embrace with abandon, placing this book high on our bestseller list.

Living Life to the Fullest with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: A Guide to Living a Better Quality of Life While Having EDS, by Kevin Muldowney, PT

Living with a genetic disorder is a great and ongoing challenge, as Kevin Muldowney reveals in this wonderful handbook for dealing with EDS, widely known as a painful disorder which can inhibit those who have it from living a productive and happy life. Topping the list of non-fiction books in our Health & Fitness category and coming in sixth overall for sales in October, this book provides a useful outline for an exercise protocol to alleviate the pain associated with EDS and develop muscles to help control the joint subluxations so common to those with EDS. Muldowney’s expertise on this subject has been accumulated over many years of work in therapy.

Concise Review of Critical Care, Trauma and Emergency Medicine: A Quick Reference Guide of ICU and ER Topics, by Asif Anwar

We might not be used to seeing medical treatises on other top sales lists, but here at Outskirts Press we are repeatedly blown away by the richness and diversity of our authors’ backgrounds and subjects of interest. In his A Concise Review of Critical Care, Asif Anwar walks his readers through the most commonly raised topics related to the area of critical care, trauma, and emergency medical treatment. Useful both in the field and at home as a reference, this book is a testament to Anwar’s background with the US Air Force Critical Care Air Transport Team, Wisconsin Air National Guard as a Flight Surgeon, and more. He recently released his second book with us, Fainting Pulse: ICU Chronicles.

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Washed Away: From Darkness to Light, by Nikki DuBose with James Johanson

The fashion industry is a long-held fascination with American readers, but rarely does such an honest and forthright memoir come into the world as Nikki DuBose’s Washed Away. This book, a compelling glimpse into the negative effects that this industry can have upon those who work within it, chronicles DuBose’s path through many difficulties to emerge, still determined to live life to the full, stronger than ever. DuBose’s work is a testament to hardships endured and to the power of advocacy to improve the lives of others. Definitely a must-read—and our readers clearly agree!

Coco’s Hood Love: A Whirlwind of Twists and Turns, by Kymistry

Don’t let the title fool you—Kymistry’s new book Coco’s Hood Love is a tale as much about life’s struggles as it is about its joys. Orlando, Florida has not always been kind to Ashley “Coco” Sims, but it is her home and the setting of her ongoing search for love. This sassy, classy lady has taken years of abuse from a neglectful Delvin, but takes her future (and his fortune) into her own hands by fleeing for Atlanta, Georgia with her best friend Nikki. But will Georgia offer her solace and better luck in love? Our readers can’t get enough of this entertaining read, putting it firmly on our bestseller list.

A WAVES Desire: Book I, by Emerson Perry

Proving once and for all that romance is a genre worth respecting, Emerson Perry’s A WAVES Desire might just tick the right boxes on your holiday shopping list; rounding out our October top seller list, this book follows intrepid nurse and US Navy officer Lietenant Jasmine S. Kendrick on her quest to undo some of the world’s grief. Having lost her mother as a child and yearning for the affections of an absent military father, Jasmine is placed in jeopardy by a forbidden romance with a Petty Officer with a jaded past. Without revealing any spoilers, we strongly recommend reading this book, both to find out where Jasmine’s story ends and to enjoy the stellar writing in this debut novel, which will haunt you long after you put the book down.


Thank you, readers and authors alike, for celebrating these wonderful books. All of these titles and many more are available from major online retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powells, Books-A-Million, and elsewhere—not to mention, through the Outskirts Press Bookstore for a considerable discount. To find out more about our products and services as well as upcoming and current promotions, visit us online at www.OutskirtsPress.com!

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Top 10 Best-Selling Books in Self-Publishing for December 2015

Outskirts Press, the fastest-growing full-service self-publishing and book marketing company, is pleased to announce its top ten best-selling titles for December 2015, 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, the top ten best-selling books in self-publishing during the month of December 2015 were:










Congratulations to our best-selling authors for the month of December 2015!

How can you get your book on the bestseller list? While we can’t make any guarantees on sales success, many of our most successful authors invest time and money in marketing themselves and their book. Authors who are in need of a marketing boost often turn to a Personal Marketing Assistant for help.

All of 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%.

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