This Week’s Amazon Featured Book of the Week is An Unstoppable Survivor by Judy Welden

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An Unstoppable Survivor by Judy Welden

(5 out of 5 Stars – 7 Customer Reviews)    Price: $22.95

Stifled for two decades by an unloving husband, after his drowning death in 1980, Judy Welden helped her new husband set up his Chiropractic office, began writing songs (eventually wrote 400 +), started two publishing companies and two record labels.

Her Memoir tells of her earlier life and the struggles she endured in an interesting, often humorous manner.

Reading Judy Welden’s story will uplift the reader, motivating them to never give up on their dreams!

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How Book Marketing Specialists are Helping Self-Publishing Authors

Book Marketing Specialist 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 2022 is the year to do it.

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This Week’s Amazon Featured Book of the Week is Shadows of Swayne Field by Ronald R. Harrington

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Shadows of Swayne Field by Ronald R. Harrington

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When the kitchen ceiling caved in, and the contents of his mother’s attic splayed across the floor, Ron, better known as “Punky,” knew he had to help clean up. With the assistance of his son and nephew, he would try to preserve as many of the dirty, mold-covered memories as he could, including a mysterious, old metal box, possibly belonging to his Grandpa Hash. What’s inside it takes him back thirty-two years earlier as he recalls the magical weekend in 1984 spent with his grandfather attending two baseball games. The first, at Tiger Stadium in Detroit to see their first-place heroes in action. Then to the local diamond to see their beloved Toledo Mud Hens the next day. The Beatles and Elvis on the radio, “crunchy” hot dogs, and plenty of baseball talk was on the agenda for this fun-filled road trip with many surprises along the way. The weekend takes an unexpected turn when the whereabouts of a long-lost family heirloom, a baseball signed by Abraham Lincoln, comes to light, setting off an impromptu detour, a bizarre return to a game at old Swayne Field—demolished twenty-nine years earlier, and uncovering the real holy grail of baseball collectibles.

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This Week’s Amazon Featured Book of the Week is Tempest by Charles Coffin

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Tempest by Charles Coffin

(4.8 out of 5 Stars – 19 Customer Reviews)    Price: $19.95

Based on a true story, the following is about human relationships as we journey life’s path. Although set within a military backdrop, similar interpersonal relationships could just as easily have been experienced in a small company, small town, or even within a smaller department of a large corporation. War, over simplified, is a contest of wills. People skills are not common to all of us. We each can react quite differently to the same set of circumstances. Scientists tell us through DNA research that all human beings are 99.9% genetically alike. And yet, one of the things that makes us interesting is that our personalities can be so varied, and we react to the same circumstances quite differently. Tempest offers humor as well as frustration. It demonstrates the manipulation of power and the subtle grooming of people toward the will of those in authority controlling us.

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This Weeks Amazon Featured Book of the Week is Hans-Peter by David Poland

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Hans-Peter by David Poland

(4.3 out of 5 Stars – 9 Customer Reviews)    Price: $19.95

With a Tri-Propellant
Rocket Engine

When Hans-Peter pushed

the hypersonic envelope

toward Low Earth Orbit, he

encountered an astonishing

secret.

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Congratulations to our EVVY Award Winners!

 

The 27th Annual Colorado Independent Book Publishers Association EVVY Awards Banquet took place virtually last night, and as often happens, Outskirts Press demonstrated that award-winning writers publish an unparalleled number of award-winning books at Outskirts Press. We are proud to announce that Outskirts Press authors took home a total of 23 impressive 1st-, 2nd- and 3rd-place awards. 

Winning an EVVY Award is a prerequisite to winning the coveted Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award and its $1,500 Grand Prize. Stay tuned to find out which three authors from the winners below will be the finalists for that prestigious prize! The Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award will be determined by the readers of our blog, Self-Publishing News, in an open, public vote.

Here are our 2021 EVVY Award winners. Congratulations to them all!

 

FIRST PLACE WINNERS

Non-Fiction

Academic/Educational

1st Place – Profiles in Kindness: Stories of Inspiration & Everyday Leadership by Paul E. Kotz

Cultural Studies/Social Issues

1st Place – Trump, Tamales and the American Family by Margaret Donnelly

Spiritual/Religion

1st Place Seeking God’s Righteousness by Diane M. Neumann


Fiction

Mystery/Crime/
Detective

1st Place – The Tontine Murders: A Veronica Howard Vintage Mystery by E. J. Gandolfo

Young Adult (Ages 14 – 18)

1st Place – In the Black by ANDREW CERONI


Non-Fiction

Academic/Educational

2nd Place – Applied Beekeeping in the United States by David MacFawn

Biography/
Autobiography/Memoir—General/Historical

2nd Place – Finding Meaning Beyond Death: A Reflective Memoir by Livinus Ibok Anweting

Cultural Studies/Social Issues

2nd Place – Beyond Pipe Dreams and Platitudes by Geraldine K. Piorkowski, Ph.D.

Spiritual/Religion

2nd Place – Angels Watching Over Me by Pam Ware & Linda Dipman


Fiction

Juvenile Fiction—Middle Grade (Ages 10 – 14)

2nd Place – A Little Noble by Janet R. Macreery

Science Fiction—Hard Sci-Fi/Post-Apocalyptic/Dystopia/
Military Sci-Fi/Alternate History/Cyberpunk/
Steampunk

2nd Place – The Masada Affair by Michael J. Metroke

Westerns

2nd Place – Levi Sawyer: The Convict Train by Larry A. Bieghler

Young Adult (Ages 14 – 18)

2nd Place – Mission Proxima b by Scion Fra


Non-Fiction

Academic / Educational

3rd Place – Compleat Ambler: A Hiker’s Notebook about the Flora, Fauna and Fungi of a Healthy Mind and Body by William Donald Needham

Biography/Autobiography/Memoir—General/Historical

3rd Place – The Other Side of Nam by Ike Travis

Cultural Studies/Social Issues

3rd Place – The Hidden Voice of Africa by Sebastian Joseph

Health/Fitness/
Medicine/Sports

3rd Place Road Warriors: From Worst to First by Terrieic Robbins with Teneeka Robbins

Narrative

3rd Place – The Road Death Traveled by Jason Patt

Parenting & Family

3rd Place – Just a Piece of Me by Diana McIntyre

Self Help—General/Relationships

3rd Place – Navigating Life’s Journey: Common Sense in Uncommon Times by Richard V. Battle

Spiritual/Religion

3rd Place – OH, To Be 108 Again by James K. Wagner


Congratulations to all of our EVVY nominees, finalists, and winners!

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.

Outskirts Press Self-Publishing Authors Impress EVVY Awards Judges—Here Are the 2021 Finalists

Outskirts Press self-publishing authors continually impress the judges at the annual CIPA EVVY Awards and this year is no different. In fact, our authors garnered 23 spots as finalists for the 2021 awards and we couldn’t be prouder!

Now in its 27th year, the EVVY Awards, sponsored by the Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA) and the CIPA Education and Literacy Foundation (ELF), recognize the works of independent authors in dozens of book categories.

First-, second- and third-place winners will be revealed and recognized at an awards banquet on Tuesday, Aug. 24, in Denver, Colorado. Details about the broadcast will be announced soon on our blog, Self-Publishing News, and on the CIPA website.

Winning an EVVY Award is a prerequisite to being an Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year finalist, and we announce those three finalists from among all the EVVY winners on our blog shortly after the EVVY Awards.

At last, here are the Outskirts Press books that have been selected as finalists in the 2021 EVVY Awards:

Non-Fiction Academic / Educational

Applied Beekeeping in the United States by David MacFawn

Profiles in Kindness: Stories of Inspiration & Everyday Leadership by Paul E. Kotz

The Compleat Ambler: A Hiker’s Notebook about the Flora, Fauna and Fungi of a Healthy Mind and Body by William Donald Needham

Non-Fiction Biography/Autobiography/Memoir—General/Historical

Finding Meaning Beyond Death: A Reflective Memoir by Livinus Ibok Anweting

The Other Side of Nam by Ike Travis

Non-Fiction Cultural Studies/Social Issues

Beyond Pipe Dreams and Platitudes by Geraldine K. Piorkowski, Ph.D.

The Hidden Voice of Africa by Sebastian Joseph

Trump, Tamales and the American Family by Margaret Donnelly

Non-Fiction Health/Fitness/Medicine/Sports

Road Warriors: From Worst to First by Terrieic Robbins with Teneeka Robbins

Non-Fiction Narrative Nonfiction

The Road Death Traveled by Jason Patt

Non-Fiction Parenting & Family

Just a Piece of Me by Diana McIntyre

Non-Fiction Self Help—General/Relationships

Navigating Life’s Journey: Common Sense in Uncommon Times by Richard V. Battle

Non-Fiction Spiritual/Religion

Angels Watching Over Me by Pam Ware & Linda Dipman

Seeking God’s Righteousness by Diane M. Neumann

OH, To Be 108 Again by James K. Wagner

Fiction Juvenile Fiction – Children’s Story Books (Ages 5 – 9)

Whale of Wonder by Marie-Paule Mahoney

Fiction Juvenile Fiction—Middle Grade (Ages 10 – 14)

A Little Noble by Janet R. Macreery

Fiction Mystery/Crime/Detective

The Tontine Murders: A Veronica Howard Vintage Mystery by E. J. Gandolfo

Fiction Science Fiction—Hard Sci-Fi/Post-Apocalyptic/Dystopia/Military Sci-Fi/Alternate History/Cyberpunk/Steampunk

The Masada Affair by Michael J. Metroke

Essence of Tokpar Finding Balance by C.M. Carter

Fiction Westerns

Levi Sawyer: The Convict Train by Larry A. Bieghler

Fiction Young Adult (Ages 14 – 18)

In the Black by ANDREW CERONI

Mission Proxima b by Scion Fra

Congratulations to all our EVVY Award finalists! We are so proud of your impressive achievements in this awards cycle.

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.

Time for a Spring Reset? Here’s How.

While spring often signifies new beginnings in literature and poetry (a rebirth, if you will), it’s often difficult to translate those slow and sudden changes which signify spring in the natural world into internal transformation, especially transformation of our work as writers. Here at Outskirts Press, we believe the charm and warmth of spring should not only put a pep in your step in your day-to-day life, but it should also be a time to pep up your writing and marketing efforts! Here are ten tips to get you started on resetting your writing during this season of rebirth:

  1. Let spring be a new beginning for you. Make a list of things you’d like to begin with a fresh start. Do you need to begin editing, creating a marketing plan, blogging, etc? Now’s the time to stop waiting for life to begin and just go ahead and get started.
  2. Use some springtime writing prompts to get the creative juices flowing and to help you “reset” after winter. Write about how the sunshine affects your mood and creativity, write about spring as a symbol of birth/life, write about your sensuous experience wandering around in the natural world in springtime, and so forth.
  3. Host an outdoor reading event in your community. Pick a nice sunny afternoon to encourage members of your community to get outside and share their love of the spoken and written word. This is a great way to network, to connect with other writers in your area and to have some fun in the sun. You might even make it a potluck and really break out the spring spirit!
  4. Start being more active on social media. Take pictures of the beauty around you, toss in a quote from a work of yours or from your recent read and share with your audience! Blog, post about new developments in your publishing process, connect with readers on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
  5. Spruce up your website. Who knows more about you than … well, you? And when has there ever been a better moment to give your digital image a refresh? Write up a fresh author bio that includes your recent accomplishments, publications, life developments, and so forth. Your latest hiking adventure counts, as does your recent reading list. Your readers want to get to know you, and your website is the best possible avenue for that!
  6. Join some forums, and join Goodreads! These are both terrific venues for marketing your book and they will help you connect more intimately with your audience. Goodreads, especially, offers some unique marketing opportunities.
  7. Host a drawing contest for the cover of your next book! The winner gets a free copy of your book and gets featured on your website and social media pages. What better way to drive traffic to your refreshed and revamped website than by seizing on the friendly competitive atmosphere of those recently freed from their winter doldrums?
  8. Add a “Store” page to your website. This is a great way to increase sales and to have your readers buy directly from you rather than some third party website. Monetization takes a small amount of effort, but a built-in shop or cross-linking to your Outskirts Press sales pages can do wonders for boosting access.
  9. Do some spring cleaning of your writing space and bookshelves. Decluttering your physical space is just as important as decluttering your emotional and digital spaces! Don’t forget to do the normal spring-cleaning to go along with your writing-specific spring-cleaning … after all, an uncluttered house is an uncluttered mind, and an uncluttered mind is able to focus on those details which really make a work come to life.
  10. Take advantage of this nice weather! Try writing outside, even if it’s just brainstorming. A little vitamin D and time in nature can go a long way. There’s science to prove this, but what more proof do you need than that rush of good feeling which comes from bringing your body back into the light and into balance with a world full of life?

Sometimes, all it takes is a quick reset for you to get your feet back beneath you and to push your manuscript from the “incomplete” stack to a polished work ready to send off to publish. Not sure what else you need to get started publishing your own book? Visit us online at www.outskirtspress.com to chat with a Publishing Consultant or call us at 1-888-672-6657 to find out how to finish your manuscript and get it ready for publication.