Self-Publishing Book Spotlight: Big Business and Body Bags by Lincoln R. Peters

Self-publishing a book is an exciting undertaking. Because we understand the dedication required to write a quality book, we like to feature our top authors each week so you can get to know more about them and their works. This week, we are featuring Lincoln R. Peters’s Big Business and Body Bags.

In his latest book, self-publishing Outskirts Press author Lincoln R. Peters chronicles the life of a young man with no job skills and no education drifting along the saloon circuits, who finds himself entangled in a big city street gang. There he is indoctrinated in all their reprehensible and vicious activities, including the ultimate act: murder.

Johnny Howell was a typical young man growing up in the inner city streets and back alleys of Chicago. His life was no different than those of thousands of others; they were all poor and looking for a way to make a buck. Johnny found a way, but it dragged him down into the deadly depths of the lucrative drug business.

Selling drugs in the inner cities is a cash cow that has attracted the attention of all the major street gangs in the country. This has now even grown to include the murderous Mexican drug cartels. The drugs have accumulated into large supplies in Mexico but the markets and the money are all up north of the U.S. border. This creates a murderous internecine battle for the shipping routes and the trafficking of the drugs into our country. The book describes the methods and details of the penetration of the Mexican drug cartels operations in the northern cities. It also details their attempts to forge alliances with the local neighborhood street gangs.

The steady flow of news reports of the brutal drug wars raging down on the Mexico border are reported almost daily. The ensuing battles among the Mexicans drug cartels and their government have produced more casualties than the treacherous wars going on in the Middle East right now. Johnny Howell ended his career the same way all the other drug dealers did.


Lincoln R. Peters is a disabled veteran of WWII He was wounded during the invasion of the Philippine Islands in 1945. He has been married to his wife Maureen for 54 years. He has two sons and five grandchildren.

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Self-Published Books Featured in the New York Times

The December 4th issue of the New York Times Book Review focuses on the top 10 books of the year.  For six Outskirts Press authors, this proves to be a very exciting time when their books will appear in the New York Times Book Review.

The New York Times Holiday Edition of the NYT Book Review is distributed to nearly 5 million people, and in the pages of that edition is the Outskirts Press co-op announcement featured below:

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 bookstore at for discounts ranging from 10% – 55%. 

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