It’s baaaaaack! Huge savings on publishing AND a free Kindle edition!

In case you missed it earlier this month, we brought back one of our most lucrative promotions: 20% Off Ultimate Black & White or Full-Color publishing from Outskirts Press! That’s up to $360 in savings, just for publishing during this limited-time offer.

Plus, now our Ultimate Black & White and Full-Color publishing packages include a FREE Kindle eBook Edition (a $250 value), so you’ll receive even more value if you get started today!

Simply order your Ultimate Black & White or Full-Color publishing package and enter promotion code 20pct-Off and you’ll save 20% instantly.

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“From the day I submitted my manuscript, to the day I received the email that my manuscript was accepted, and most important, the day I received the email notification that my book is published, has been an excellent journey with great support. This is a day that was long in coming. Thanks to the team at Outskirts Press, that help made my book and official day of publication possible. Today, I add Author to my Vitae and professional credentials. WE MADE IT!” –Kenneth J. Kogut, Ph.D., P.E., author of Words to Live By

 

Receive over $850 of valuable publishing add-ons when you start today

One reason Outskirts Press is the #1-rated self-publishing company is because we work tirelessly after your book is published to provide you with the best marketing tools, resources, and services in the industry. And right now, you can receive one of our most popular services for free.

Start publishing today with the Ultimate Black & White or Full-Color package and receive 5 free hours with your very own Personal Marketing Assistant. This invaluable 1-on-1 time with a professional book marketing expert is instrumental to helping your book find all the success it deserves. We will also include Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble NOOK eBook publication and distribution for free, too!

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Would you like help choosing your best self-publishing option? Connect with Outskirts Press now in whatever manner is easiest for you:

“I highly recommend Outskirts Press to anyone who wishes to be published. This is my first book and I will use OP for my next book. My Author Representative was a great person to work with. She encouraged me to keep moving forward when I was dragging my feet on getting my book published. She was always helpful and returned my emails promptly. The staff in other departments were just as helpful and professional in their service.” –Robert H. Dunkle, author of Ninety and Nine Plus One: Messages from God’s Word – Plain and Simple

 

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What are you going to spend your $150 of free publishing upgrades on? Whoops! Make that $300! Our new Double Promotion bonus doubles your money for twice as much add-on value. Got your eye on a professionally designed custom cover? How about an Amazon Kindle eBook edition? A high-production book video? The choice is yours!

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“Self-publishing through Outskirts Press! The only way to publish your book for ‘experienced’ and ‘first time’ authors. As a ‘first time’ author, I had both control and guidance while self-publishing through Outskirts Press. Allowing the writer control and providing guidance as needed is a catalyst for a win-win situation between a writer and publishing company. Don’t just take the word of a Principal Engineer-turned-Poet. See the results by reading my book, Legacy of Wisdom through Poetry!” — Calvin Doucet, author of Legacy of Wisdom through Poetry

 

It’s Always Q&A Time at Outskirts Press!

Success in self-publishing requires a powerful, carefully-crafted platform — and at Outskirts Press, we recognize the value in knowing all of your options before getting started. This is why, we make it easy to connect with a publishing consultant!

For the third year in a row, we were rated as the #1 Publisher by Top Consumer Reviews, an award which boils down to two simple words: personal service. No matter what life throws your way, we are here to ensure that you receive the best possible return on your investment by providing top-notch personal service in the form of a Publishing Consultant.

What exactly is a Publishing Consultant? They’re the ones who among other things can help you navigate:

  • Selecting the best publishing package for your book
  • Determining the best options for your book
  • Manuscript submission
  • Designing both the cover and interior of your book
  • Copyediting
  • Creating ebooks and digital trailers
  • Writing and distributing press releases
  • Filing for LCCN and Library of Congress listings
  • Registering for an official copyright, and more!

Other self-publishing companies might offer personal consultation as a part of their services, but Outskirts Press is one of the few that does so before full payment! Even before you pay the $35 down payment which will start you on your publishing journey, you can reach out to a Publishing Consultant via chat on our website or speak with one by phone at 1-888-672-6657.

You can even schedule a meeting directly with a Publishing Consultant via the following link — Schedule a Consultation.

It’s time! You can start getting answers to even the most pressing of questions by speaking with one of our expert staff today!

 

#1 Rated Self-Publishing Company — 3 Years Running!

With so many options out there, it can be hard to decide where to publish your manuscript. But Top Consumer Reviews just made it easier to identify who you can trust. For the third consecutive year (2017, 2018 and 2019), the consumer product and services review site has named Outskirts Press #1 in the self-publishing industry!

There are many reasons Outskirts Press has garnered this honor multiple years in a row, according to TCR, citing a wide range of affordable products, a high level of customer service and our 100% royalties structure. To quote TopConsumerReviews.com, “Outskirts Press is a self-publishing company built for authors. With superior services, upfront pricing, and honest business practices, they are dedicated to ensuring the success of their authors.”

Now it’s time for you to experience for yourself the service that is #1 in the industry. Our Publishing Consultants are waiting to help you get what you need to achieve your goals for your project. Your dreams of becoming a published author are just a click away!

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5 Tips for Using Social Media to Market Your Book

With the exploding popularity of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Pinterest, it’s easier than ever to connect with people all around the world. But, if you’re not sure how to get started or are unsure about how to make connections with your target audience, don’t worry! Here are 5 easy tips to help you!

1. Determine what your goals are.

  • Increase awareness? The average person spends nearly two hours on social media every day, and therefore social media is one of the best places to grab a reader’s attention.
  • Drive traffic to your book? Drive visitors to your author webpage or to your listing on Amazon.
  • Generate new leads? These are people who have indicated interest in your book in some way, shape, or form, but haven’t yet purchased it.
  • Build your royalties? You can use social media to turn your audience into paying customers.

2. How often should you post?

  • Facebook – Two or three times per day
  • Instagram – Once or twice per day
  • Instagram Stories – Eight to 16 Stories, twice per week
  • Twitter – Three to ten times per day
  • LinkedIn – Once or twice per day
  • Pinterest – Five to ten times per day

3. When should you post?

  • Twitter – 1-3pm weekdays
  • Facebook – 1-4pm weekdays
  • LinkedIn – 7-8:30am and 5-6pm Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
  • Instagram – 5-6pm weekdays and 8pm on Mondays
  • Pinterest – 2-4pm and 8-11pm weekdays with weekends being the best
  • Google+ – 9-11am weekdays

4. What should you post?

  • Facebook – Post videos about your book, live videos of you talking about your book or at book events, photos of you and your book, blog posts and curated content.
  • No matter what type of post you’re sharing on Facebook, the copy you add alongside your content can be key in how it performs.
  • Instagram – Post hi-res photos (your cover, your author photo, any images or illustrations within your book), behind-the-scenes photos of your book events, quotes, user-generated content (sharing other photos, such as attendees at a book signing) but give credit to the original creator (known as a re-post), and Instagram stories. Captions are limited to 2,200 characters, and after three lines of text, they become shortened with an ellipsis (those 3 dots you see on posts). You want to grab the readers’ attention with your opening line or two.
  • Twitter – Post news about your book, blog posts, photos of you and your book at events, curated content and images. The type of copy in your tweets can drive huge improvements in your results.
  • Pinterest – Images are the best thing to post on Pinterest. Post hi-res photos of your book, the cover, book events, step-by-step photo guides and infographics.
  • LinkedIn – Post professional information about your career as a writer. Since LinkedIn is a professional networking platform, the most suitable content will revolve around you as an author. Share news about your book and milestones on your LinkedIn page, particularly if the book involves career advice.

5. Automate, engage, and listen

  • Automate posting of your social media content. A tool like Buffer is great for automation. It allows you to create all the content that you want to, all at once, and then place everything into a queue to be sent out according to whatever schedule you choose.
  • Social media requires engagement. When people talk to you, talk back. Set aside time during your day to follow up with conversations that are happening on social media. These are conversations with potential customers, references, friends, and colleagues.
  • Don’t forget, the ultimate purpose is to sell copies of your book. So always be polite, helpful, and generous. Book sales will follow.

For more information on marketing your book, log into your Publishing Center for a complete list of marketing options and to access the free Book Marketing Resource Center.

 

5 Ways Awards Boost Books

Whether we care to admit it or not, we are influenced by others in our purchase decisions. We ask friends for recommendations. We read product reviews. We think twice about buying something that has earned a meager 3/5 stars.

Likewise, positive buzz is priceless. In fact, word of mouth is one of the most powerful marketing tools any business can have, including the self-publishing business. That’s why book awards—positive word of mouth from experts in the field—are so much more than a pat on the back for an author. Awards are also an underutilized marketing tool with benefits that go well beyond the warm-fuzzies that come with positive recognition.

Here are five ways book awards can benefit self-publishing authors like you:

  1. You score media visibility. A book award can create media buzz for your book and there’s no better marketing than that.
  2. Readers take notice. Book buyers often rely on reviews and award wins to identify the quality before they make a purchase. So, the more recognitions you get—and the more of them that come from reputable sources—the more value potential buyers will ascribe to your book.
  3. The domino effect. Awards inspire reviews. The more awards you have, the more likely you are to get noticed by other book award panels and reviewers, raising your profile even further.
  4. Amazon shows support. Once a book begins to accumulate book awards, reader engagement and reviews, Amazon will want to back that book. They may promote it as an editor’s choice and the book will likely rank higher in Amazon’s search results. This activity influences purchases, and Amazon wants its sellers to succeed.
  5. The bottom line grows. More awards mean greater visibility, which generally translates into more sales. A feather in your cap is a huge step toward turning pageviews into follow-throughs.

Win or no win, book competitions get your title in front of savvy literary professionals and eager readers.

Feel like you have a potential award-winner in your hands? Let Outskirts Press get you submitted to book competitions so you can compete for prestigious titles and prizes.