Top 10 Marketing Options: Here’s What You’ve Been Ordering!

It’s no secret that writing a book is a massive undertaking … until you learn what goes into successful selling! Successfully selling your book is a labor of love for the long haul. Lucky for you, Outskirts Press can ease some of the burden of marketing, so you can focus on writing while we turn our expertise toward promoting your book and increasing your readership!

And, boy, have we ever been hard at it! Here, in no particular order, is an overview of the our most sought-after Marketing Options, based on the latest survey of sales numbers.

EVVY Awards Submission Service

EVVY Awards Submission Service: The EVVY Awards recognize excellence in independently published books. Sponsored by the Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA), the EVVY Awards are judged by a panel of professionals on a qualitative scale of merit in approximately twenty different categories. Every year, Outskirts Press nominates a small percentage of the books published during the course of the previous year for official submission to the EVVY Awards..

Personal Marketing Assistant

Personal Marketing Assistant: Do you know how to develop a book marketing plan or even what should be included in it? Do you have the time and know-how to snag and schedule book signings? Are you confused about when, where and how to implement these and other elements of your book marketing plan? Let your Personal Marketing Assistant do the heavy lifting for you!.

eBook Bundle

eBook Bundle: Save time and money by bundling all three of our e-book editions together. This e-book publishing package is one of our most popular, and no wonder! It includes formatting and distribution of an Amazon Kindle Edition with distribution on Amazon, an Apple iPad/iPhone Edition with distribution through iTunes and the iBooks bookstore, and a Barnes & Noble NOOK Edition with distribution through the NOOK bookstore on Barnes & Noble’s website..

First Chapter Distribution

First Chapter 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.

Google Books Preview Program Submission

Google Books Preview Program Submission: Make your book more discoverable on Google with the Google Books Preview Program, complete with your book cover, an enticing sample for readers to browse and convenient links for buyers to purchase a copy through the major online retailers..

Amazon Kindle Submission Service

Amazon Kindle Submission Service: Amazon is the number one retailer in America (yes, even bigger than Wal-Mart!), 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..

Amazon Search Inside the Book

Amazon Search Inside the Book: Our Amazon Search Inside the Book marketing option will allow you to take advantage of Amazon’s online equivalent to browsing a bookstore. 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..

Amazon Launch Bundle

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.

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.

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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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Introducing the Amazon Launch Bundle

Say hello to the newly offered Amazon Launch Bundle, a package Outskirts Press has created for published authors that includes an Author Profile, a Search Inside option and Listing Optimization. The discounted bundle price of $249 saves you money over purchasing these services individually.

Amazon Author Profiles convert more shoppers into buyers because people like knowing who wrote the book they are considering. If you are an expert who has published a non-fiction book, your Author Profile should share pertinent information about your expertise. If you are a fiction writer, children’s book author, spiritual writer etc. your Author Profile will act as an invaluable space to build your brand.

When setup correctly, your Author Profile will include…

  • your entire bibliography of published books
  • all your book videos and/or video teasers
  • a direct RSS feed to your author blog
  • and so much more!

Search Inside is Amazon’s “online equivalent” to browsing a bookstore. Books that participate in the optional “Search Inside” program through Outskirts Press feature a “Look Inside” icon over their Amazon cover image, which invites potential customers to electronically “flip” through a small section of the book. Amazon claims that books participating in this program enjoy “significant” sales improvement, on average, over books that do not.

The importance of your product sales page on Amazon cannot be overstated, which is why we have also included List Optimization in this amazing bundle! The trick is to include relevant, compelling, sales information (with a marketing slant) in your book description that will not only increase the number of people seeing your page, but will also increase the number of those people actually buying your book. Let our professional copywriters at Outskirts help you utilize the content that search engines respond to and get your book the attention it deserves!

To purchase this option, simply log into your Author Publishing Center at www.outskirtspress.com and select Amazon Launch Bundle from the Marketing Solutions menu.

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