Amazon Featured Book-of-the-Week

Here’s this week’s Featured Book-of-the-Week available now on Amazon.com!


Lonesome Cowboy

by Frank Lowe

(4 Stars – 7 Customer Reviews)

Price: $17.95

Frank Lowe’s “Lonesome Cowboy.” Tenacious and talented Kyle Kelly holds on to his dream of becoming a famous country-western singer. He falls in love with Miranda, a waitress in a Mexican restaurant. In this thrilling and heartfelt story, instead of marriage plans, Kyle finds himself a target of Mexican forces who are determined to keep them apart.

 

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The CIPA EVVY Awards is one of the longest-running book awards competition on the Indie publishing scene. It is sponsored by the Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA), along with the CIPA Education and Literacy Foundation (ELF)

Each year, Outskirts Press officially nominates a small percentage of the books published during the year for submission to the EVVY Awards. A nomination is the first step toward receiving the Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award, so the standards are exceedingly high. These nominations represent the very best of our publications as determined by Outskirts Press executives and members of the production teams. There is no obligation to accept the nomination; just being recognized is a great accomplishment.

Outskirts Press is proud to announce that it has 50 talented finalists being honored, the most among all participating publishers. Here are the 2016 Outskirts Press EVVY Finalists in random order. Congratulations to them all!



As a result of being nominated for the 22nd Annual EVVY Awards, these Outskirts Press authors have taken the first step toward winning the coveted Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award. Three of the nominees above who subsequently win an EVVY Award during the CIPA banquet this coming August will be selected as Semi-Finalists for our annual Best Book of the Year Award and its $1,500 Grand Prize. Stay tuned.

Wouldn’t you like to win an extra $1,500, and bragging rights as the author of the best book of the year published by Outskirts Press? Start publishing now and your book could be in the running for the “Best Book of the Year Award” for 2017 and its $1,500 grand prize. For more information on rules and eligibility, click here: Best Book of the Year Award.

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Charles Ayer lives in Vernon, Connecticut, with his wife, singer Claudia Ayer. They have three grown children. His second Walter Hudson novel, Pleasant Hollow, will be released in the near future.

Why did two apparently unrelated murder victims, a young prostitute and an unidentified Korean man, die on the streets of New York City with the same cryptic words, “A thousand points of light,” on their lips? NYPD Detective Sergeant Walter Hudson’s efforts to find out unexpectedly but inexorably lure him into the treacherous worlds of political intrigue, unchecked power, and limitless wealth-worlds that he is ill-equipped to understand. But he has to learn fast as he begins to peel back the layers of a monstrous plot that threatens not only the city he loves, but his country as well. It’s a race against time, and Detective Hudson has less time than he thinks.

– Charles Ayer, author of A Deadly Light

Amazon Featured Book-of-the-Week

Here’s this week’s Featured Book-of-the-Week available now on Amazon.com!


The Retention of First Year Black Male Students at Predominately White Private and Public Universities and Colleges

by Dr. Sandy Woodrow Yancy, Sr.

(5 Stars – 1 Customer Review)

Price: $23.95

This book provides evidence that the retention of first year black male students can be achieved based on the experiences of six students at a predominately white private university. This book explores recommendations for High school counselors and Universities administrators to consider for the education of black men in the United States.

 

 

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Amazon Featured Book-of-the-Week

Here’s this week’s Featured Book-of-the-Week available now on Amazon.com!


The Dance of the Sharks

by Russell Pelton

(5 Stars – 16 Customer Reviews)

Price: $19.95

Russell Pelton’s “The Dance of the Sharks.” A man stumbles into a Chicago hospital with a mild stroke, but hospital errors cause severe damage to Sam Roosevelt’s brain. His distraught wife, Bertha, is given a lawyer’s card and she begins the two-step dance with the sharks. Not knowing the corruption and quest for power, the law firm engages in a complicated case of corruption and conspiracy to run the firm for their benefit while Bertha is left with a meager settlement.

 

 

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Top 10 Bestselling Kindle Books from Outskirts Press

Our most recent list of top 10 bestselling Kindle books from Outskirts Press authors is a rousing testament to the diversity of not only our authors, but the diverse tastes of the readers who ravenously consume their works.

This month’s sizzling bestsellers run the gamut from a non-fiction accounting of a legendary force in music to a historical fiction set in WWII to a practical guide to cleaning practically anything. So heat up your summer reading with a selection of popular independently published gems:

Do you have a dream of seeing your own masterpiece published and rocketing to the top of the bestseller list? Let Outskirts Press help!

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The Amazon Extreme marketing package from Outskirts Press offers self-publishing authors a head start on book marketing by taking triple advantage of the immense audience of Amazon, the largest online retailer in the United States. This package includes: An Amazon Kindle edition of your book, Amazon’s Search Inside the Book feature and the Amazon Cover Enhancement. These valuable, popular options are free for authors who start publishing in November. Start today with the promotion code below when you choose to publish with our industry-leading Diamond publishing service or our full-color Pearl publishing service to receive the FREE Amazon Extreme Marketing Package.

Enter the promotion code FreeAEJUNE15when checking out of your shopping cart while purchasing the popular Diamond package or the full color Pearl publishing package by June 30, 2015.

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“My first experience in the publishing process was a very pleasant one. Getting my first novel into book form turned out to be much easier than I ever imagined. I realize I am very much an inexperienced author but thanks to my publishing crew I have confidence I am indeed on the right path to becoming a successful author.”

J. R. Pitts grew up around the mangrove islands of Southeast Tampa Bay. His family were commercial fisherman plying their trade around the hundreds of mangrove keys in the area known as Cockroach Bay. His early life was centered in the area that became his place of refuge, his secret spot of meditation and relaxation.

There are two men that are very different and very alike at the same time. They exist side by side in two great universes that are also very different and very alike. The universes are parallel and lives are also that way. What is going on in one is mirrored in another. Twenty two years ago an event occurred the night of their birth-a gate opened between the two universes. A baby boy who should have been born an Edenite was suddenly an Earthling. A baby boy who should have been an Earthling was suddenly an Edenite. The future belongs to whoever can find his true self-the future of two worlds may depend on the outcome.

– J.R. Pitts, author of Isaac Rooks Trailwalker

Reach Out, Get Read: Increase Your Visibility with Amazon Kindle EBook Submission

Increase your book’s visibility — and your sales potential — by making your book available on Amazon’s Kindle ebook reading devices. More formats on Amazon means more exposure on Amazon, and the Kindle is heavily promoted by Amazon.

The revolutionary Amazon Kindle has been allowing millions of proud readers to instantly download books and newspapers in recent years. It’s changed the publishing landscape in many interesting ways, and embracing its strengths has helped many self-publishing authors realize their dreams of success in the industry.

Only books that have been submitted to the Amazon Kindle via the required process and in the required format are available for Kindle readers to purchase and enjoy. Kindle editions of books appear on Amazon and in Amazon search listings just like any other format (such as a hardback edition). Outskirts Press has helped thousands of authors just like you to navigate this relatively new territory.

Why make your paperback/hardback available on Amazon Kindle? There are several important advantages:

1. The Amazon Kindle edition will appear in search engine results listings, along with any other formats of your book (such as your paperback and/or hardback editions). This means additional exposure for your book cover, which increases the chances of readers clicking on your cover image and making that vital next step toward buying your book.

2. You keep ALL the profits from your sales. Just as with our paperback and hardback books, we pay 100% author profits. Your profit will be directly deposited into your checking account by Amazon, without any involvement by (or fee to) Outskirts Press.

3. Kindle ebooks increase your odds of selling your paperback or hardback. A Kindle sale is an inexpensive way to offer your book to readers; if they like it, they are more likely to purchase the paperback or hardback edition, too.

Order the Amazon Kindle edition by simply adding it to your Outskirts Press shopping cart. Our Marketing Department will contact you via email to obtain the information necessary to submit your book to Amazon — then we take care of the rest.

 Find out how to quickly and easily get your paperback or hardback book published onto Amazon Kindle!

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Want to get your self-publishing efforts launched in full glory? Now through the end of June you can get valuable Outskirts Press Amazon Kindle publishing services for FREE when you publish using our Diamond or Pearl publishing packages.

Amazon Extreme (3 marketing services, one discounted price)The Amazon Extreme Package puts together three valuable Amazon-centric services into one convenient bundle: 1) an Amazon Kindle Edition of your book, 2) the Amazon Search Inside the Book service and 3) Amazon Cover Enhancement. In addition to an electronic version of your book, this bundle creates a “Look Inside” sneak preview prospective book buyers will use to view a section of your book, as well as a cover image of your book that appears automatically on Amazon and Barnes & Noble upon publication. Each feature of this package is designed to provide very specific, must-have benefits to self-published authors:

1. Amazon Kindle Edition. We submit your book to Amazon Kindle using the process and format required by this service, allowing you to offer an instantly downloadable ebook to readers. This Amazon Kindle service also means all editions of your book will appear in search engine results, thus increasing exposure for your book — and increasing your opportunities to sell.

2. Amazon Search Inside the Book Submission. This feature invites book shoppers to virtually “flip through” several pages of your book. Not only does this feature entice readers, but it also provides more data about your book to search engines, improving the accuracy of search results for potential buyers. And the best part is that, according to Amazon, authors who activate this feature enjoy a significant improvement in sales over authors who don’t.

3. Amazon Cover Enhancement. Did you know it can take up to 45 days for your cover to appear on Amazon once you publish your title? What wait? Get to selling weeks sooner with Amazon Cover Enhancement. We interface directly with Amazon to submit your cover image, so your cover image shows up on Amazon in just 2-3 days! An extra month of enhanced marketing efforts can make a huge difference.

Start today with the promotion code below when you choose to publish with our industry-leading Diamond publishing Diamond Publishing Package or our full-color Pearl Publishing Package to receive the FREE Amazon Extreme Marketing Package.

Enter the promotion code FreeAEJUN14 when checking out of your shopping cart while purchasing the popular Diamond package or the full color Pearl publishing package by June 30, 2014.