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The Midnight Call

by Elizabeth Stone

Price: $12.95

Elizabeth Stone’s “The Midnight Call” tell of her family’s very personal experiences with her son, Alex and his addiction to alcohol and drugs that spiraled out of control. Hearts were broken but today they are healing and making their own choices to live life — and smile again. If you find yourself in the throes of depression, anger or grief, you can find the support and encouragement within these pages to go beyond surviving the moment and into the brighter days of tomorrow.

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How Custom Sales Sheets Help You Sell Your Self-Published Book

First impressions are so important! A custom sales sheet helps you create a great first impression that instantly sells your book to reviewers, news outlets, booksellers, librarians, and more. Here’s just a few ways a custom sales sheet sells your book.

1. Cut through the clutter.

Bookselling is a competitive market, and it’s easy for information to get lost in the piles of solicitations. A custom sales sheet helps cut through the clutter so your book catches the attention of the right people.

2. Catch the right people’s attention.

Again, this is a competitive market. A custom sales sheet features enhanced copy and eye-catching professional graphics to make your book stand out.

3. Set a professional tone.

As a self-published author, you want to make sure people take you and your book seriously. A custom sales sheet sets a professional tone that book reviewers, news editors, booksellers, and more are looking for and lends credibility to your work.

4. Provide all the right information.

A custom sales sheet features an image of your book cover and custom graphics that are unique to your book as well as provides book buyers with everything they need to know to make a purchasing decision and follow through. This significantly increases the effectiveness of selling your book.

Here is a sample of a custom sales sheet:

Outskirts Press now offers Custom Sales Sheets to self-published authors. To purchase a Custom Sales Sheet for your book, simply login to your Publishing Center and place the Custom Sales Sheet option in your shopping cart.

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How to Deal With Life’s Difficulties: The Seven Priorities to Acknowledge Your Duty to Purpose

by Marlon Landiza

Price: $11.95

Marlon Landiza’s “How to Deal With Life’s Difficulties: The Seven Priorities to Acknowledge Your Duty to Purpose.” Life’s hardships can lead to regret and if you focus on the past, you may never see the right path ahead of you. If you simply react to negative things that happen to you, you’ll stay stuck. But when you embrace the hope and direction that God offers, you’ll never need to feel lost again.

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Understanding Men With Power by Mercedes Mercado

With the abundance of self-published authors, you have to come up with creative ways to market a self-published book. While book tours are a great way to connect with your readers, they aren’t the most affordable method of promotion. However, technology has made it possible for an alternative.

Take note from self-publishing Outskirts Press author, Mercedes Mercado, who is taking her latest book, Understanding Men With Power, on tour — a virtual book tour, that is. She will be featured on several blogs over the weeks and months ahead so keep your eyes peeled to learn more about her and her book.


Luckily for us, Mercedes was kind enough to answer a few questions as the tour was getting started so that we can give you a sneak peek into the mind of the creator of Understanding Men With Power.

OP: Tell us a little bit about Understanding Men With Power. What is it about?

Mercedes: My book is a self-help book on relationships. It’s true stories that happened to me with men with power. At the end of each chapter a lesson is provided to clarify what I learned from each man. It’s showing women, not telling them the cause and effects of our treatment of men.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Mercedes: My entire life I’ve been giving very productive advice to a lot of women. They’ve had great success with their relationships because of my advice. Instead of just helping my friends, I decided to write a book to help as many women as possible.

OP: How did you get your book published?

Mercedes: I self-published my book with Outskirts Press.

OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?

Mercedes: Mostly women seeking relationship help. But many men are also interested in knowing about other men with power, so there’s an audience for them as well.

OP: What is special about your book?

Mercedes: My book is special because instead of telling women what to do I show them what happens when you behave a certain way with men. This book is a compilation of all true stories, so women can see for themselves how important one’s behavior towards men is. Showing is better than just telling women what to do. Also, the men in this book are famous and/or powerful but I changed everyone’s name so no one can recognize them.

OP: What differentiates it from other books in the same category?

Mercedes: I don’t give women rules to follow. I show them my behavior towards men and how they respond to that behavior. I don’t tell women what they want to hear either. I simply show them what I did so they can see for themselves what works and what doesn’t. It’s a “how-to” book but with actual examples. At the end of each chapter I say the lesson that I learned from each man.

OP: Have you published any other books?

Mercedes: This is my first book .

OP: Do you plan to publish more?

Mercedes: I do intend on publishing more.

OP: Thanks for your time, Mercedes! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Mercedes is an actor/writer/director. Her body of work has garnished two award nominations in film making. Although professionally she works in the film business, she is mostly known among her friends as “the relationship guru.” She spends a lot of time advising women freely and is always on call. Women from all walks of life call upon Mercedes when they need to know what to do with their current relationships involving men. She believes strongly in the empowerment of women and makes herself available to help as many women as possible. She also listens to and advises men as well. Although she loves her native New York City, she spends time traveling the world. She loves art, food & wine, and is an avid sports fan. Because of her work, she travels often to Los Angeles. And because of her love of family, she frequents Miami often. To find out more about the author you can go to her websites: www.ChatNoirInk.com and www.Mercedes925.com

For more information or to contact the author, visit https://outskirtspress.com/UnderstandingMenWithPower

This author purchased the Virtual Book Tour marketing option, which allows self-publishing authors to connect with bloggers and harness the power of the blogosphere by taking their book on the “virtual road.” Learn more about this service by visiting your Publishing Center and reviewing the available marketing options.

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Understanding Men With Power

by Mercedes

(5 Stars – 11 Customer Reviews)

Price: $12.95

Mercedes’s “Understanding Men With Power.” The relationship guru offers practical help to women by empowering them, guiding them into successful relationships and teaching women about the causes and effects of their treatment of men. Men aren’t the mystery!

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Outskirts Press Self-Publishing Authors Represent at the 2017 EVVY Awards

Winners of the 2017 CIPA EVVY Awards were announced August 19 in Denver, and we couldn’t be prouder: Outskirts Press self-publishing authors took home a total of 15 impressive 1st-, 2nd- and 3rd-place awards. Now in their 23rd year, the CIPA EVVY Awards are sponsored by the Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA) and the CIPA Education and Literacy Foundation (ELF), and recognize the finest works of independent authors in dozens of book categories. Way to go, authors, for making a great showing in 2017!

Outskirts Press hand-selects only the highest quality books for nomination each year. In fact, we generally nominate only 2 to 5 percent of the books we publish in any given year so your EVVY wins represent an incredible showing in a year where we were able to send 47 nominees then 21 finalists to the judging committee. These winners will now be eligible to compete in the annual Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award — but more on that in a bit.

Alas, here are the self-published books that earned top honors in the 2017 EVVY Awards:

1st Place Winners

Interior Layout/Design
Family & Relationships

Religion & Spirituality

2nd Place Winners

Fiction: Fantasy

Fiction: Romance

History

Inspirational
Juvenile Non-Fiction
Motivational

Performing Arts

3rd Place Winners

Cooking

Fiction: Fantasy

Fiction: Literary & Comtemporary

Fiction: Mystery & Detective

Fiction: Romance

Politics/Political Science

Merit Recognitions

So, what’s next? Well, the EVVY Awards are also the first step toward nomination for the Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award. Three EVVY-winning books will be selected as finalists and will receive promotion in our newsletters and on our social networks, including links to the respective author webpages, book video trailers (if any), ebook or Kindle editions (if any), and any other marketing efforts the three authors have put into place.

The Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award will be determined by the readers of SelfPublishingNews.com blog in an open, public vote. The voting will determine the most talented writer with the best author platform. The winner of the Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award will receive a $1,500 Grand Prize.

Have you published a book this year, or are you getting ready to? Let Outskirts Press show you how to produce an award-worthy work! Follow the link below to learn more about our book publishing and marketing services.

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Why Does Government Need to be Funded?

by Amphidromus

(4.5 Stars – 22 Customer Reviews)

Price: $16.95

Amphidromus’s “Why Does Government Need to be Funded?” This little book provides deep-search introspection of our most basic organizing principles. Its hope is to be the new American shot heard ’round the world. The simple core idea, based around properly understanding the concept of money, will provide what was unimaginable before: a solution to what divides us so. Individual liberty and social justice will be unfettered, free at last to simultaneously flourish.

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