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2020 Reader Views Literary Awards Includes Prophetic First Place Award-Winner

During these chaotic times, is there a more appropriate Award Winner in the 2020 Reader Views Literary Book Awards than that of Richard V. Battle’s timely Conquering Life’s Course: Common Sense in Chaotic Times, which just received the First Place Award in Reader Views’ Self-Help category?

Richard V. Battle is an award-winning author of five previous books and a public speaker and trainer for 30 years on topics including volunteerism, leadership, sales, and faith. He has 40-plus years of experience in executive management and leadership in various businesses. Conquering Life’s Course is a collection of time-proven principles communicated with bite-sized stories and humorous anecdotes that will make you think, laugh and realize a more fulfilling life.

Conquering Life’s Course is one of six Outskirts Press books honored with seven different awards in the 2020 Reader Views Literary Book Awards, the most among all participating publishers.

Please join Outskirts Press in congratulating our most recent award-winning authors:

SELF-HELP – First Place – Conquering Life’s Course by Richard V. Battle.
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HORROR – Second Place – Reaper’s Lament by Steven Lane Smith.

SHORT STORIES/GRAPHIC NOVELS – Second Place – Reaper’s Lament by Steven Lane Smith.
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LGBTQIA+ – Second Place – Collision Course by Frank Lowe.
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HEALTH AND FITNESS – Honorable Mention – Surviving the “Business” of Healthcare by Barbara Galutia Regis.
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TEENS (ages 12-16) – Honorable Mention – Bulldog by Matt McCracken.
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FANTASY – Honorable Mention – Primeval Origins: Rise of Serpents by B.A. Vonsik (published under the imprint of Celestial Fury Publishing). Save up to 50% when ordering directly from Outskirts Press by clicking here.

Congratulations, one and all!

Have you written a book that needs high-quality publishing and marketing services? If so, join award-winning authors like Richard, Steven, Frank, Barbara, Matt, and B.A., by visiting Outskirts Press today.

 

Self-Publishing Author’s Book Becomes World-Premiere Documentary

Last year, this blog reported on the inspirational true-story of Amy Jordan and her triumph over tragedy that she shares in her autobiographical book, Dance Because You Can (a 2019 Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Finalist). We also announced that a documentary was in the works based upon her book and her life.

It’s done, folks!

Amy’s Victory Dance will premiere in New York City on April 5th, 2020 as a selection of the ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York, which was founded in 2007 and is the largest festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with disabilities.

Amy’s Victory Dance is directed by two-time Emmy Nominee Brian Thomas (who has previously worked with Michael Jackson, Pink, Jaimie Foxx, and Beyonce), produced by Spinkick Pictures, stars Amy Jordan and Chita Rivera, and runs 74 minutes long.

Click on the image below and watch the trailer. For tickets and showtimes, click here.

Are we looking at the next Documentary Oscar winner? Who knows! But with an inspirational force like Amy Jordan behind the scenes, we wouldn’t bet against it. Congratulations on all your successes and joys, Amy!

 

It’s Your Lucky Day! Save 17 % on Self-Publishing Today Only

Don’t wait for a leprechaun to open your pot o’ gold this St. Patrick’s Day. Do it yourself! Publish your book with the Ultimate Black & White or Full-Color publishing package and you will receive an instant 17% savings right now (a value of up to $340)!

To claim your lucky 17% discount today only, simply enter promo code luckyauthor at checkout.

So, are you ready to publish your masterpiece with the A+ rated and #1-rated self-publishing company according to the Better Business Bureau and Top Consumer Reviews, respectively? If so, connect with Outskirts Press right now in whatever manner is easiest for you:

“I am so lucky to have Outskirts Press as my publisher, and definitely I will introduce my friends and family members who are writing now to Outskirts Press.” – Chansophy Anhaouy, author of From My Kitchen To Yours: Indochinese Food

 

How to Capture the Once-in-a-Lifetime Event of Becoming a Published Author

Today is the day! You’ve been writing your book for months, years, and possibly even decades. But now it is finally published. And according to the UPS tracking number, today is the day you finally get to see it, the day your first published book arrives on your doorstep. You hear the doorbell ring and rush to the door. There it is! The plain brown box containing published copies of your masterpiece. You grab the box, shut the door, and rush to a table to open the box and revel in your accomplishment.

Whoa! Not so fast!

This is a once-in-a-life time event you’re about to experience. Are your family members there? Are your friends? Will you want to relive this event later?

No, no, and yes are probably the answers to those questions. But here’s another question: Do you REALLY want to wait?

That’s probably a resounding NO, also, isn’t it?

What is an excited, newly-minted published author to do? How about this? Grab your smart phone and record yourself opening your box of books. This is the fastest, easiest, and best way to commemorate your accomplishment, memorialize it for future viewings, and share it with your loved ones — you know, those people who may have told you it was never going to happen…

Not only does having a video of you opening the box containing your freshly published book make sharing the event with others via email or Facebook easy, but it gives you a leg-up in marketing and promotion. Book videos are a great way to get your name and book title onto YouTube and give you something to augment your Amazon sales page and Author Profile page. Readers and writers alike will enjoy basking in the glow of your amazing accomplishment.

So, when your author’s copies finally arrive at your doorstep, take a moment to get that smart phone ready, and record the moment forever. You’ll be grateful you did.

Here’s an example of an Outskirts Press author doing exactly that. And it still touches our hearts every time we watch this, even ten years after he recorded it. Way to go, Victor!

Are you anxious to receive your first box of published books? Start publishing with Outskirts Press today.

 

Amazon Featured Book of the Week

Now available on Amazon.com!


A Most Daunting Time

by Robert Roach

(4.5 Stars – 2 Customer Reviews)

Price: $17.95

Robert Roach’s “A Most Daunting Time” is an epic tale of two families in the 1930s in the shadow of the Great Depression. One family, Melvyn and Sally Bridges farmed until the middle-’30s when the Dust Bowl rendered them penniless. They had two sons and a daughter. One became a remarkable baseball player, the other an aristocratic oil tycoon and the daughter became a “Belle of the South. The children lived quite well through the hardening times. But fate has a way of evening out the odds, and little did both families know they would be brought together in unforeseen circumstances.

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How Book Marketing Specialists are Helping Self-Publishing Authors

As a self-published author, 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?

A professional book marketing specialist can assist you with all these tasks, and more!

What, exactly, can a book marketing specialist do for you?

  • Develop a marketing plan. A book marketing plan is as vital to the marketing of a book as an outline is to the writing of it. And a marketing plan must be continuously tweaked to stay aligned with your goals. When you hire a book marketing specialist, you will receive a customized marketing plan with recommended actions and valuable information you can use TODAY to sell more books.
  • Arrange book signings. Book signings are special moments for any author, and for book fans. Your book marketing specialist will help you schedule these events and coordinate all the important details.
  • Develop your author platform. Your online presence says a lot about you as a person, and it can say a lot about you as an author. Having an internet presence that is tailored specifically to your needs will help you fine-tune your image, get the word out about your book(s) to a large, targeted audience and give readers valuable ways to find you and buy your book. Your author platform includes a website, social networking accounts and more. A book marketing specialist can ensure that you make the most of this valuable marketing medium!
  • Follow-up on marketing leads. When life gets busy, it’s nice to hand off the little details to someone else–like following up with potentially valuable marketing leads. Your book marketing specialist will chase down these leads for you and make sure you get ’em while they’re HOT!

Marketing a book is not a cookie-cutter science. The successful path depends upon the book, the author, and his/her goals. That’s why it is imperative to meet with your book marketing specialist first, typically via an initial telephone consultation. Once you make sure you and your marketing specialist are on the same page (pun intended), you can work together more efficiently, and effectively.

If you haven’t yet secured the services of a professional book marketing specialist to help you with the marketing of your self-published book, perhaps 2020 is the year to do it.

About Outskirts Press

Since 2002, Outskirts Press has helped thousands of authors just like you develop, publish, and market thousands of high-quality, award-winning books featuring…

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Outskirts Press is the only A+ rated and #1-rated self-publishing company according to the Better Business Bureau and Top Consumer Reviews, respectively, because we deliver outstanding customer service, affordable pricing, and industry-leading royalties.