Help us Celebrate the Top 10 Best Sellers from Outskirts Press!

Outskirts Press regularly compiles book sales to identify our bestselling works, and these 10 delightful books together sold more than 5,850 copies across variety of genres. From romance to mystery to children’s books, nearly every reading interest is represented is this impressive list.


Connect! How to Quickly Collaborate For Success in Business and Life
by Barry J. Moline

“Connect! offers up the best thinking out there on how to reach across differences to generate ideas, craft solutions, and create the kind of trust that is dangerously eroding in our society,” writes Mark Schumann, author of Homeless in a Land of Plenty, about Moline’s book. Connect! shows you how to quickly develop relationships that allow you to work well with others and accomplish important shared goals. You’ll learn to enhance collaboration between colleagues and teams, use networking to meet people quickly (and enjoy it!), onboard new employees effectively, and learn to handle situations when people don’t respond positively. Achieving lasting progress requires that we work together in support of mutual goals. Connect! gives you the tools to build the foundation of your success.

Oh, For The Love Of Haiti!
by JoAnne M. Kuehner

A record of Kuehner’s thirty-year love affair with the country of Haiti, this inspiring memoir is sure to appeal to those who love reading works of non-fiction and memoirs in which public service is both celebrated and encouraged. Come along and follow Kuehner on a journey that transformed her life, her family, and the stories of countless children in Haiti!

Dewey the Puppy
by James Hatch

This adorable picture book takes readers along on Dewey’s adventures as he discovers the world around him. The book explores the world from a puppy’s perspective, and encourages children reading along in learning both new words and new things about the world around them.

My Antiques Journey
by Bill D’Anjolell

In My Antiques Journey, Bill D’Anjolell offers an autobiographical, behind-the-scenes insight on what it’s like to be an antiques dealer. The book reveals the best stores in the Bucks County, PA, and Cape May, NJ, areas, as well as the best auction houses, and describes how to buy and sell like an antiques dealer. It also explains how to downsize your home; how to manage an antiques show; what antiques are hot and what are not; why antiques are less popular with Millennials; and the value of certain items.

Prison Break: Breaking Free of Generational Strongholds
by Jacky Connell

Prison Break is a book of hope and deliverance that can change entire family trees-severing the generational bondage that leads to addiction, anger and abuse, poverty, fear, arrogance, and so much more. Are you ready to learn what generational strongholds are, where they come from, and, most importantly, how to step into deliverance for yourself, your children, and your grandchildren?

We Will See Our Pets In Heaven: The Afterlife of Animals from a Biblical Perspective
by Brian Burgess

After losing his black lab back in December 2009 and then his golden retriever in 2011, Brian Burgess decided to find out for himself what the Bible had to say about the subject. What he found out was very comforting it is his hope that you will be comforted too when you read this book.


The Dog Rescuers: Kiddo Trains A Rescuer & The Dog Rescuers II: Purrfectly Unleashed
by Joni Wilson

In this adorable twofer of a series, author Joni Wilson brings kids into the magical world of the Dog Rescuers, where both human and canine deal with life challenges. They learn they are not that different after all. In the end, we ask, are the humans really doing the rescuing or does this secret world of doggie communication, expose that all along it was a ruse to rescue humans. Every character has their own song, written by Joni and some of Nashville’s top songwriters.

Jake! The last southern populist mayor who transformed Jacksonville, Florida from a sleepy city with an inferiority complex into a dynamic metropolis with a can-do attitude
by Mike Tolbert

Jake Godbold began his life during the Depression in Jacksonville public housing and selling boiled peanuts on the streets as a kid. He used his outsized personality and passion to transform his city and has remained an unmatched force in the political flow of Jacksonville for fifty years. This is the story of what happened, how it happened, and why.

Tucker and Ripley’s Adventure on Presque Isle
by Eugene H. Ware

On a bright and sunny summer morning, Tucker Turtle and Ripley Rabbit decide to meet the many animals, birds, and insects that live on Presque Isle State Park located near Erie, Pennsylvania. Their journey is fun, exciting, and educational. Children are sure to be delighted in joining them on their travels throughout the park.


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, Powell’s, 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!

 

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. 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.

Amazon Kindle Submission Service

1. Amazon Kindle Submission Service: Amazon is the number one retailer in America (yes, even bigger than Walmart!), and the Amazon Kindle is the #1 e-reader. More formats on Amazon means more exposure on Amazon, and the Kindle is heavily promoted by Amazon.

Frankfurt Book Fair

2. Frankfurt Book Fair: Introduce your book to over 250,000 visitors at the most popular book fair and publishing event in Germany! The Frankfurt Book Fair is one of the largest book-related events in the world, and the possibilities it offers are world-class.

Amazon Search Inside the Book

3. 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.

Apple iPad/iPhone With Standard Distribution

4. Apple iPad/iPhone With Standard Distribution: Millions of iPads have been sold and iPhone revenues account for over half of all smartphone revenue in the United States. Is your book a part of this growing market? It can be, simply and conveniently, with iTunes distribution of an iPad/iPhone electronic edition of your book through Apple’s iBooks bookstore.

Custom Press Release

5. 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.

Package E-Book Formats

6. Package E-Book Formats: 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.

Amazon Launch Bundle

7. Amazon Launch Bundle: Save 25% on 3 of our marketing services focused on Amazon.com. This bundle includes the following options: Amazon Search Inside the Book, Amazon Listing Optimization and Amazon Author Page.

Book Video Trailer and Distribution

8. Book Video Trailer and Distribution: Roll out the red carpet for your book with a book video trailer, one of the best viral marketing tools to put in your marketing toolkit. A book trailer provides potential readers with a new pathway to understanding your book’s content and its appeal, and this service takes care of both the trailer creation and distribution process for you!

Book Launch Bundle

9. Book Launch Bundle: Save time and money with this popular marketing bundle, which includes a custom press release, the public relations publicist campaign, author platform set-up through social media, a 60-90 second book video trailer with social network distribution, and five hours with a Personal Marketing Assistant.

Amazon-Branded Featured Book-of-the-Week

10. Amazon-Branded Featured Book-of-the-Week: Have your book’s cover, linked to its Amazon sales page, delivered directly to the email inboxes of thousands of potential new readers! This exceptional service ensures that your book is featured exclusively on the Self Publishing News blog and is broadcast over social media, as well, ensuring that your book has a leg up on the competition.

If you have questions or want to learn more about our services, you can visit us online at www.OutskirtsPress.com and even chat live with our expert staff through our website!

Three Cheers for the Top 10 Best Sellers from Outskirts Press!

Each month, Outskirts Press analyzes its overall book sales in order to identify and celebrate those works which have really connected with readers. In recent weeks, the ten books listed below have collectively sold more than 7,250 copies in total, representing a number of genres and formats.

Follow the links on each author’s book title to learn more about these impressive works, or visit the Outskirts Press Bookstore to browse thousands of high-quality books.

Tough Street: From Osage to London to Lehigh, the Remarkable Life of Gerald Germ Leeman by James Drew

With sterling reviews from Bill Nelson (three-time NCAA champion and 1948 Olympian), Kirk Pendleton (1963 NCAA champion), Donald Rumsfeld (former Princeton wrestling team captain and United States Secretary of Defense), and Mike Caruso (three-time NCAA champion), this book is an absolute must-read.

Gerald Grant Leeman emerged from a life of poverty and addiction to become one of the greatest wrestlers and most beloved coaches in American history. Nicknamed “Germ” due to his small stature, Gerald and his nine siblings lived hardscrabble childhoods, but their Osage, Iowa, roots grew deep and served them well. In Germ’s case, those humble beginnings taught lessons that led to three state high school wrestling titles; serving as a Naval carrier pilot; an NCAA championship during which he was named Most Outstanding Wrestler; an Olympic silver medal; and a storied coaching career at Lehigh University. The son of an alcoholic father, Gerald battled the disease later in life with grace and dignity, and became a glowing example of the power of recovery and redemption. Tough Street illuminates Germ’s expansive impact on his siblings, teammates, children, and, most poignantly, his wrestlers at Lehigh, where famed Grace Hall’s arena bears his name. Gerald Leeman lived the American Dream.

Our Final Hour: A Vision of the Future by Richard Sotelo Berlanga

Richard Sotelo Berlanga was born in King City, California, in 1946. At the age of 30, he was second-in-command of one of the largest crime families in the state. The Sotelo/Berlanga crime family controlled enormous swathes of the heroin and cocaine trade throughout the western United States. But three decades ago, Berlanga faced a literal “come-to-Jesus” experience that altered his life trajectory. Having been given a vision of his family’s impending incarceration–a vision that came to pass–Berlanga was then given an additional vision, one of a catastrophe that looms over us all. A harrowing and inspiring read all at once, “Our Final Hour” offers a way forward.

Jump on the Love Train: Many Hearts Await You by Rae Lewis

After a challenging Inca trail trek to Machu Picchu in 1985, Rae Lewis returned six months later to Cusco to understand more about the deeper emotional connection she felt while on that trek. In no time she was surrounded by the street children who accompanied her on walks, and happily taught her bad words in Spanish. These were not the best times in Peru for a solo woman and these wise ragamuffins she realized were looking out for her. They began to share their raw and dangerous reality.

So begins the long and compelling story of Rae Lewis, who wasn’t just content to witness some of the challenges facing young girls the world over, but who went and did something extraordinary in order to help. She launched the Chicuchas Wasi, a nonprofit organization, and then wrote this book to chronicle the experience and, hopefully, inspire readers to join her in her lifelong project. In an additional act of goodwill, all proceeds from this book’s sales go to Chicuchas Wasi.

Hitler’s Last Christmas: The Day the Entire Mighty 8th Air Force Entered the Battle of the Bulge by Donald F. Kilburg, Jr.

The events of Hitler’s Last Christmas in some ways speak for themselves, but this is also one of history’s most overlooked military engagements. Kilburg revisits the Second World War and what happened on Sunday, December 24, 1944, when the 8th Air Force launched the largest air armada in the history of warfare. As Kilburg describes it, this was a desperate effort by the Allies to support the troops hopelessly hunkered down in the frigid weather of the Battle of the Bulge. The eventual success of those beleaguered troops was to some great measure due to the success of that Christmas Eve air mission. Unfortunately for history lovers everywhere, the details of the 8th Air Force mission #760 were misfiled shortly after the war and the magnitude of that day in December 1944 overlooked-until now. Hitler’s Last Christmas shares the accounts of the event both from the Air Force Archives and the memories of those brave flyers who participated in it. A worthy read for all history buffs!

Tavern Talk: Old Taverns and Tales in Springfield Illinois by Bobby & Sandy Orr

Not everyone has had the chance to visit Springfield, Illinois, in order to take part in its rich history of locally owned and family operated neighborhood taverns. With this book in hand, however, readers all over the world can get a taste of the area’s tapestry of flavor. As authors Bobby and Sandy Orr put it, the tavern business was an honorable one; husband and wife worked it together and everyone respected them. People worked, worshiped and socialized together, their kids went to church and school together, and the friendships and stories generated were lasting and passed down for generations. There are local families who have been and still are in the tavern business in Springfield for over 75 years! Some of the most honest hard-working people around are the patrons of the neighborhood taverns. In an effort to document these neighbors’ tales, the Orrs set out to capture their voices and preserve each tavern’s unique contribution to the town and to the overall legacy of “tavern talk” — something you don’t have to be from Springfield in order to appreciate!

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 clichés and seizes upon fresh images, captivating readers everywhere and keeping this book in the Top 10 for yet another month.

Because She Was by Shelley Brouwer

When her third child was born with disabilities and cognitive delays, author Shelley Brouwer had more questions than answers, and was thrust into an uncertain world. With equal parts fear and determination, she set out to help her family and her daughter thrive. Navigating the murky waters of an undiagnosed disability and a rare medical disorder, Shelley learned as she went, and discovered along the way, her young daughter was her greatest teacher. After her daughter’s unspeakably tragic death at age 22, Brouwer found a way to navigate her grief–with words. In this heartbreaking but powerful memoir, Brouwer offers readers the opportunity to share the emotional struggles her family sometimes faced, and the small triumphs (seemingly huge) her daughter achieved. Brouwer wrote to fill a void on bookstore shelves, creating a one-of-a-kind book for those needing equal parts reality, guidance, and encouragement in the face of hardship.

Capitol Hill’s Criminal Underground by Richard Lawless

A timely and no-holds-barred exploration of government corruption, this non-fiction account investigates the theft of trillions of U.S. dollars. If that’s not enough to make you sit up and pay close attention, this book keeps providing more and more reasons. It takes on the ratings agencies, the banks, the politicians, the FBI, the U.S. Attorneys Office, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and more–all in pursuit of the truth. Where did that money go, and what can we do to prevent such theft from happening again?

Mind Boss by Mike Gillette

We can all do with a good dose of positive psychology! In Mind Boss, Mike Gillette provides an action plan for unconditional achievement in any area readers choose. After proposing some new techniques combined with centuries-old secrets and Mike’s personal observations of some of the world’s most successful business leaders, Mind Boss teaches specific lessons on how to direct one’s thoughts, focus one’s intention and attain the outcomes one most needs out of life. Described as a “fluff-free field-manual for no-excuses living,” this is a necessary addition to any bookshelf.

The Core of Four by Tim Page-Bottorff

In another sterling addition to the self-help canon of literature, The Core of Four proposes that building a strong foundation for human performance is crucial to achieving one’s ultimate goal of personal success. In it, author Tim Page-Bottorf offers insights for those looking to build up their workplaces and personal lives with sustainability and resilience, and for those who are done with tough, convoluted approaches to boosting performance. In a book that is both delightfully straightforward and totally unexpected, Page-Bottorf walks readers through the one easy question he proposes for altering one’s whole life trajectory: “Have you M.A.P.P.E.D. out your day?”

Outskirts Press congratulates these ten highly successful authors for their skill and for the hard work they have invested in these amazing books, both in respect to the art of crafting a compelling sentence and the science of crafting a compelling marketing campaign.

These titles and many others are available from major online retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powell’s, Books-A-Million and elsewhere, as well as 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!

Congratulations to the Outskirts Press Top 10 Best Sellers!

Every month, Outskirts Press reviews book sales to identify the bestselling works! This impressive list showcases the wide range of genres and readership that our authors reach.

Los Chimayosos: A Community History by Victor Dan Jaramillo

“This is a community history that contains lasting value, that uses the voices and traditional values and knowledge of the people who have lived there for centuries. This is a story that should be read by native Chimayosos and all New Mexicans and must be passed onto future generations for a true understanding of Chimayó and this region of Rio Arriba.” – B. Michael Miller / / “Dan has spent much of his life studying the history and traditions of Chimayo. He began interviewing old-timers in Chimayo in 1984 and has quietly compiled a rich archive of oral history and reminiscences that is a valuable and irreplaceable record. In addition to this wealth of oral history, he has studied almost every available document, book, article, map or photograph having any relevance to his subject. He has thoughtfully woven all this material together in this book to present a full picture of the history and traditions of a community that is only partially known by the outside world.” – William Wroth

East Brother: History of an Island Light Station by Thomas K. Butt and Frank Perry

Popular history book on rebirth of East Brother Lighthouse updated East Brother Island is the location of one of America’s best-preserved Victorian-style light stations. First lighted in 1874, the lighthouse still guides mariners across San Francisco Bay. Since 1980 the lighthouse has been open to the public, both for day visits and as a bed and breakfast inn. This book traces the fascinating history of East Brother from the 1870s to the present. In part it is a story of changing lighthouse technology. But more importantly, it is a story of people: from the faithful keepers and their families who lived on the island through the many years, to the many volunteers who more recently helped restore the station after ten years of neglect. At first publication, the author had been studying the history of California’s lighthouses for six years. This was his third book, the second on the history of a lighthouse.

My Winning Seasons: Discovering the Champion Within by Joe Crochet

A Legendary Season with a Legendary Team. My Winning Seasons is Joe Crochet’s compulsively readable memoir about his experience as a cadet-student-athlete at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. From the rigorous challenges of the exhausting first year to the exaltation of being part of the team that took Citadel football to the next level, Joe paints a portrait not only of what it takes to succeed at The Citadel, but what it takes to win in life: vision, dedication, determination, focus—and the will to win. Inspiring and entertaining, this book is a compelling read not just for college football fans, but for anyone who wants an example of how to succeed.

The Legend of the Icelandic Yule Lads by Heidi Herman

This modernized version of the Icelandic Yule Lad tale brings new life to this very old story. After accidentally being seen by a human, Stekkjastaur finds he must rely on a young Shepherd boy to keep his secret. He gives a gift just to protect his troll reputation, but the little boy’s happiness made him happy as well. He learns that one of the greatest gifts you can receive is the joy in giving to someone else. One by one, the Yule Lads each take a break from his own mischief, and each one learns the happiness gained from gift-giving. Even from a source as unlikely as a troll, a selfish act wrapped up in the Christmas spirit can grow into something wonderful.

The Foot Soldier by John DeFoore

John’s other books are titled INTIMACY, MYSTERY OF MARRIAGE, MILES AND SMILES, ECHOES ACROSS THE RIVER and others. THE FOOT SOLDIER is the story of John’s six years of military service.

Daily Brew: A 365-Day Guided Journal by Maria Pita, BA, Morgan DeSimone, BA and Gary Robinson, LMHC

Have you ever started a personal journal only to give up because you didn’t know what to write about? Have you ever wanted to keep a journal but didn’t know how to start? Well, The Daily Brew Journal might be just the thing for you! The authors have painstakingly created a 365-day template for writing about your thoughts and feelings as well as a nice mix of active, hands-on exercises to keep it interesting and to help you avoid “journal fatigue.” So, find a comfy chair, grab your favorite hot beverage, a good pen and start journaling!

A Joyful Journey Through Advent: Daily Devotional and Activity Journal for Young Families by Debby Morris

The word advent means the arrival of a notable person, thing, or event and as Christian, it means the coming of THE most notable person in our lives: Jesus. As a Christian mother and now grandmother, Debby wants to encourage parents and grandparents to pass to the next generation traditions to celebrate this season of advent, Jesus’ birthday.

An Uncommon Journey: Leadership Lessons From a Preschool Teacher Who Became A University President by Shirley Raines

Dr. Shirley Raines, now a much sought-after speaker, consultant, and author, earned her way from a humble farm in Tennessee to the office of the President of the University of Memphis as the first woman president of that institution. In this frank and heartfelt volume, Dr. Raines shares how this unlikely journey transpired. She describes challenges she faced and lessons she learned along the way that may encourage other young women to pursue careers as leaders, whatever the leadership title. She tells us about how special, loving people in her life guided and supported her along the way, including the touching story of how a professor saved her from giving up on her college education before she even got started. The narrative shows how Dr. Raines starting as a young woman prepared for every opportunity by doing her homework. Those around her who came to respect her described her as “spunky” and labeled her a “steel magnolia.” Read how Dr. Raines developed successful relationships with famous and powerful people in every walk of life including other university presidents, high profile celebrities, state governors, and wealthy philanthropists. At the same time, discover how she never forgot the working men and women who served in support roles and kept the gears turning. This is a must-read for people, especially women, considering or pursuing a leadership role in education or related fields. And an enjoyable read for the rest.

Living Life to the Fullest with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome by Kevin Muldowney, PT

How To Take Your Life Back From Ehlers- Danlos Syndrome. This book was written to teach people with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) how to systematically progress through an exercise program to allow their muscles to support many joint subluxations commonly associated with this genetic disorder. This will allow people living with EDS to have less pain throughout their body. The exercise protocol outlined in this book was developed by a physical therapist from Rhode Island, Kevin Muldowney, MSPT, who has been treating people with EDS since 2005. Kevin has lectured to numerous EDS support groups, as well as, at the Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation Learning Conference. He currently owns two physical therapy clinics in Rhode Island that specialize in treating people with EDS. All of the physical therapists at Kevin’s clinics were trained by him to use specific manual therapy techniques and the exercise program outlined in this book to guide people, living with EDS, to decrease their pain and increase their function of daily life. Hopefully this book will serve as a guide for you to live a better quality of life while having EDS.

Vertical Stories for Horizontal People by Mitch Rapoport

PUT THIS BOOK DOWN… Unless you want to be totally entertained! The most compelling feature of this sweeping variety of short stories, some memoir, some fiction, by author Mitch Rapoport, is that each paint infinitely detailed pictures that breathe life into them. The Molly Chair saga spans over 100 years and follows the path of Solomon’s finely hand-crafted gift for his wife, as it travels down through the generations, and carries with it a trail of triumphs, loss, and memories. Another tale is of the widow, Estelle, whose lifetime is indelibly tainted by a thread of shocking and catastrophic tragedies for the men who share her life. There is the touching story of a man whose profound, but unrequited love, is for a woman above his station, and from it, he provides the world with an astonishing spectacle. The story of Mortimer Barnes, an ineffectual and modest man, will fill you with foreboding when a nightmare turns into a gruesome and bizarre end. You’ll meet Celeste, whose unrepentant miserly existence alienates the world around her. You’ll recognize the contemporary irony in the amusing tale of a man who finds humor in the appalling side effects of drugs advertised on television. You might recognize yourself in the coming-of-age true sagas of a 13-year old’s first experience with physical love and the hilarious account of 2 mischievous young boys who nearly drive their gentle grandfather mad!

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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Here’s What You Chose as Outskirts Press’ Top Marketing Options

Every month or so, Outskirts Press takes a close look at sales numbers to see what services our self-publishing authors need at any given time. The Top 10 Book Marketing Options list gives us an excellent overview of effective, in-demand marketing and promotional approaches during the most recent survey period, and sharing it with you may give you marketing ideas you may not have thought of.

This time around, with book awards and book fairs occurring predominantly in the spring and summer, it makes sense that Outskirts Press submission services were popular with independent authors in the most recent accounting. The latest Top 10 options are listed below, in order of sales numbers.

BookExpo Book Fair

BookExpo Book Fair: BookExpo is the largest book industry event in the United States with more than 2,000 credentialed members of the media in attendance. This marketing option provides authors with an expert to advocate on their behalf at the fair.

Publisher's Weekly

Publishers Weekly Co-op Advertising: This option helps authors reach more than 80,000 booksellers, publishers, public and academic librarians, wholesalers, distributors, agents and writers in addition to more than 360,000 unique monthly website visitors with a color ad in one of the most trusted and respected industry publications.

Amazon Kindle Submission Service

Amazon Kindle Submission Service: Makes books available on Amazon’s Kindle ebook reading device. More formats on Amazon means more exposure on Amazon, and the Kindle is heavily promoted by Amazon.

Elite E-Book Package

Elite Ebook Package: Get Amazon Kindle, Apple iPad and Barnes & Noble NOOK ebook editions in one discounted ebook publishing bundle.

EVVY Awards

EVVY Awards Submission (Nomination Required): Nomination to the annual EVVY Awards means much-needed publicity for self-publishing authors. Each year, Outskirts Press nominates a small percentage (typically just 2 to 5 percent) of books published to the EVVY Awards. A nomination is a prerequisite for the Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award. Eligibility is determined by Outskirts Press executives and members of the production teams.

Custom Tee Shirt

Custom Tee Shirt: Authors can customize a high-quality, pre-shrunk tee (front and back) with their book cover.

2018 Marketing Calendar

Author’s Marketing Calendar: The calendar is a compilation of effective promotion tactics, important book competition dates in 2018, social media tips and other advice self-published authors need for a successful year of selling.

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.

Google Books Preview Program Submission

Google Books Preview Program Submission: An inexpensive and effective way to get a book in front of millions of readers quickly and easily.

EVVY Awards Submission

American Library Association (ALA) Book Fair Submission: The ALA annual conference attracts librarians from all levels of management from across the country. It serves as a place to network and as a forum to exchange ideas on the multitude of issues affecting libraries. This marketing option provides authors with an expert to advocate on their behalf at the fair.

We would like to thank the many authors who have trusted us to assist them in marketing their way toward successful books — and we’d love to help you, too!

Congratulations to the Outskirts Press Top 10 Bestsellers!

Each month, Outskirts Press compiles book sales data to identify bestselling works by our talented authors. During our latest survey period, these 10 remarkable books sold more than 3,000 copies and appealed to readers of every stripe. From romance to inspiration to real-world information, nearly every genre is represented is this impressive list.

Follow the links on each author’s book title to learn more about these impressive works, or visit the Outskirts Press Bookstore to browse thousands of high-quality books.

A Pocketbook of Hope by Natasha Spellman
New Set of Downs by Kyle Mooty
Libro de Vocabulario y Ejercicios: Spanish Vocabulary Workbook by Kwasie Thompson
Unwavering Perseverance: An Olympic Gold Medalist Finds Peace by Mary Wineberg
What She Feels by Chidozie E. Osuwa
Kiddie Coddles by John Vitucci and Gianna Familette
Dear Dad: Love from Afghanistan by Jerome Rabelista Caluyo
Daily We Seek You by Jane McConnell
Living Life to the Fullest with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome by Kevin Muldowney, PT Thompson
Tamina Entertains Angles by Tomeka Thompson

Outskirts Press wishes to congratulate these authors for their compelling books and for their selling successes.

These titles and many others are available from major online retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powell’s, 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!

Top 10 Self-Publishing Book Marketing Options

Over and over we hear from our authors how the trickiest part of the self-publishing process is figuring out how to begin marketing—how to identify and reach the specific audience of readers you had in mind while writing your novel. Marketing is critical and complicated, but at Outskirts Press we are working tirelessly to provide cutting-edge post-publication support, products and services to self-publishing authors like you, who are just as tirelessly on the hunt for the perfect book marketing tactic to sell successfully.

What comes next? How do choose the right marketing approach from among the many options available?

Our list of Top 10 Book Marketing Options is one great way to find your feet. Think of this list as a marketing “greatest hits” to help you prioritize your book marketing efforts according to the most highly rated and prized marketing strategies as evaluated by your peers. These options, ranked in order of sales for the month of December 2017, are listed below along with a summary of each to make it easy for you to see which option(s) might serve you best.

Amazon Kindle Submission Service 1. 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.
Book Awards Submission 2. Book Awards Submission: Enjoy maximum convenience by allowing us to submit your book to 6 recognized, vetted, and legitimate book award contests, some of which offer major cash and prizes (Writer’s Digest and Foreword) and all of which offer the chance for extra exposure, recognition, and the chance to claim “award-winning” during your marketing efforts.
Personal Marketing Assistant 3. 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!
Elite E-Book Package 4. 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.

Amazon Search Inside the Book
5. Amazon Search Inside the Book: Books with this feature include 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 — improving the odds of 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.
2018 Marketing Calendar 6. 2018 Author Marketing Calendar: A compilation of the most up-to-date, effective and actionable tactics available to help you market your book. It contains hundreds of promotional tips, advertising opportunities, important deadlines, social media recommendations, and information about marketing options and services available through Outskirts Press.
Amazon Launch Bundle 7. Amazon Launch Bundle: This bundle includes the most effective marketing services focused on Amazon: Amazon Search Inside the Book, Amazon Listing Optimization and Amazon Author Profile.
Espresso Book Distribution 8. Espresso Book Distribution: One of Time Magazine’s “Invention of the Year,” this service allows a high-quality, black/white paperback book to be printed and sold in about 8 seconds. Consider it a “book vending machine.” This option makes your book available via this exciting new sales channel.
Book Launch Bundle 9. Book Launch Bundle: Save time and money with this popular marketing bundle, which includes a custom press release, the public relations publicist campaign, author platform set-up through social media, a 60-90 second book video trailer with social network distribution, and five hours with a Personal Marketing Assistant.
Amazon Listing Optimization 10. Amazon Listing Optimization: Our professional copywriters spend a lot of time around books, and they know what makes readers buy and what search engines respond to. By combining these skills with the Amazon Listing Optimization option, your search engine optimized and sales content means more people can potentially find your book with less effort on your part.

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 Center. If you have questions or want to learn more about our marketing services, visit us online at www.OutskirtsPress.com.