Top 10 Self-Publishing Book Marketing Tactics for November 2013

Book marketing is one of the most important pieces of being a successful self-publishing author. Outskirts Press is an industry leader in providing post-publication support, products, and services to its growing family of published authors.

Your book is written. Your book is published. Now what? Our list of Top 10 Book Marketing Tactics can help you prioritize your book marketing efforts by providing you with excellent marketing and promotional tactics you should consider pursuing.

These are the marketing products and tactics determined to be most popular by our authors for the month of November 2013, listed below in alphabetical order:

Amazon Extreme Package Amazon Extreme Package: Save 25% on 3 of our marketing services focused on Amazon.com. This package includes a Kindle Edition of your book, participation in the Amazon Search Inside the Book and Amazon Cover Enhancement.
Amazon Kindle Submission Service Amazon Kindle Submission Service:  Make your book available on Amazon’s Kindle ebook reading device. More formats on Amazon means more exposure on Amazon, and the Kindle is heavily promoted by Amazon.
Barnes & Noble NOOK Submission Service Barnes & Noble NOOK Submission Service:  Millions of books are available on Barnes & Noble’s NOOK. If your book isn’t one of them, you are missing out on tapping a very important, and growing, market of readers.
Barnes & Noble See Inside Barnes & Noble See Inside:  Barnes & Noble’s answer to Amazon’s “Search Inside the Book” program. Books that participate in this program receive a “See Inside” icon next to their Barnes & Noble cover image, which invites potential customers to electronically “flip” through a small section of the book.
Benjamin Franklin Awards Submission Benjamin Franklin Awards Submission: Every year the Independent Book Publishers Association honors exemplary books with the Benjamin Franklin Award. With this option, you can make sure your book is among the ones being considered.
Book Review Submission Service Book Review Submission Service: Securing positive book reviews is the first step toward building word-of-mouth buzz for your book. In addition to receiving a complimentary copy of your book, the reviewers will also receive a professional cover letter, a coy of your press, and your sales sheet. We take care of all of that for you, including sending the review copy!
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 newswire service on your behalf.
Elite E-Book Package Elite E-Book Package: Combine the 3 most popular electronic edition submissions. This package includes formatting and distribution of an Amazon Kindle Edition, an Apple iPad/iPhone Edition, and a Barnes and Noble Nook Edition of your book.
Personal Marketing Assistant Personal Marketing Assistant: Do you need help developing a book marketing plan? Arranging book signings? Establishing/developing your author platform? Hire your own Personal Marketing Assistant today!
Reader Views Literary Awards Submission Reader Views Literary Awards Submission: By ordering this marketing package, you get a chance to become eligible to enter and win a Literary Award. As part of this package, you will also receive expert marketing assistance from renowned marketing experts.

Outskirts Press Published authors who are interested in any of these (or many of our other available services) can find further details and ordering information from the Marketing Options page of your author’s center.

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Before you head out the door for a giant turkey dinner at your parents’ house, there’s one last important — and money-saving — thing to do: Order your Amazon Extreme marketing package before it’s too late!

Authors who begin their publishing efforts by purchasing the Diamond or full-color Pearl publishing packages will Amazon Extremereceive nearly $250 of Amazon marketing options free: an Amazon Kindle edition of their published book, Amazon’s Search Inside the Book submission service and the Amazon Cover Enhancement once their book is listed on Amazon.com. These authors also receive a complimentary copy of the Amazon bestseller, “Sell Your Book” on Amazon by Outskirts Press CEO and publishing expert Brent Sampson. It’s everything an author needs to jump-start book sales on Amazon.com — just in time for the gift-buying boom.

The benefits of these free marketing products is clear:

An Amazon Kindle edition is a way to offer one’s book to the fast-growing audience of Kindle ebook reading device owners. Amazon sells millions of Kindles annually. Because Amazon.com customers still love reading actual books, Kindle is an inexpensive way for them to sample a book before buying the paperback or hardback edition. This is especially true for their readers who love fiction.

With Amazon’s Search Inside the Book feature, authors can dramatically increase chances to sell their books. Being able to browse through sections of the book increases the confidence the customer has in the product and makes it far more likely they’ll purchase a copy of the book. 

The Amazon Cover Enhancement service gets your cover image submitted to Ingram at the time of publication. Ingram, in turn, distributes your cover image to online retailers like Amazon. By manually interfacing directly with Amazon, we can override Amazon and Ingram’s automatic process and get your cover image on Amazon much faster, usually within two to three business days, rather than the standard 30-45 days.

Take advantage of the Outskirts Press Amazon Extreme marketing package by entering the promotional code, available on the Outskirts Press website at http://www.outskirtspress.com/promotion.html, when you order your Diamond or Pearl publishing package and place it in your online shopping cart.