Top 10 Best-Selling Books in Self-Publishing for February 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 February 2015, according to combined data from Ingram Book Wholesalers and Outskirts Press Direct via 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 February 2015 were:

Congratulations to our best-selling authors for the month of February 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 for discounts ranging from 10% – 55%.

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3 Ways to Create the Best Book Possible

Sitting down and writing your book – giving it your all, creatively – is only the first step in creating a high-quality book. (Some would argue it’s not even the most important step!) In order to attract readers, you must also deliver those carefully-chosen words in a tidy little package that captures their attention, and their imaginations.

This need not be cost-prohibitive, either. There are a few elements that are both essential to the self-publishing author and yet cost-effective to the process. That is, each of these high-quality book elements will likely pay for itself with an increase in sales when the book is made visible through a few of the most common and popular selling venues.

  1. Editing. To go to press without some level of editing is risky at best. Typos and grammatical errors tend to be invisible to the writer but, sadly, readers will see them. Worse, they’ll instantly make a judgment about the merits of your story based on those errors, no matter how compelling the rest of your book is. A professional editor will eliminate costly errors and suggest clearer language that will help you grab a reader’s attention and gain their respect.
  2. Custom Cover. In order to compel readers to open your book in the first place, the cover must grab attention. Custom cover design will help set your book apart from the pack, giving you an edge in selling. A smart cover design will also instantly set the proper tone for your book and impart information that will attract the right readers – readers who will appreciate your story and your style!
  3. Formatting. Once you’ve hooked your audience, nothing enhances their enjoyment of your words more than the appropriate formatting – it’s an art in and of itself. Professional formatting makes your words more attractive, readable and professional looking. With the proper formatting, readers who were hooked by your cover art are encouraged to keep turning those beautiful pages. And once they’ve read your book, they’ll be more likely to buy your next one.

Outskirts Press makes it easy for a first-time self-publishing author to pull all of these elements together to get a beautiful, professional self-published book, even on a tight budget.

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“I would like to give my compliments on your service and how Brie pushed me through the process. She was the best part of my publishing experience with Outskirts Press. I do have two other titles that I hope to publish by the end of the year. You were so instrumental in helping me accomplish a lifelong dream. The kindness during that process will never be forgotten.”

Patricia Vuillemot has a background in finance, marketing, and publishing. Over the years she has worked as a ghostwriter and a syndicated restaurant review columnist. A native of Illinois, Patricia makes her home on an acre of country land outside of Chicago with her husband and children.

Theresa is an exquisitely beautiful investigative reporter for the Chicago Daily Watch, but her perfect world is shaken when she finds that her handsome and charming husband is physically abusive-and has ties to the Chicago mafia.
After a nasty divorce, Theresa escapes Chicago and rents a lakeside cabin in Wisconsin. There she finds a golden ring and is startled to discover that she is able to glimpse scenes from the past. Her flashbacks of the 1920s reveal the private details of Al Capone’s life as seen through the eyes of a victim of the Chicago mob. Theresa’s journey takes her on a path that only fate can execute. Is the discovery of the Band of Gold the end-or the beginning of a new life?
– Patricia Vuillemot, author of Band of Tears