Authors Can Receive a Free Custom Cover For Their Books When Self-Publishing in January!

Outskirts Press is helping authors get noticed with Custom Covers this month. Authors who publish in January receive a complimentary Custom Cover for their self-publishing book – perfect for making that book stand out above the others.

January 7, 2014 – Parker, CO – Outskirts Press, the leading self-publishing and book marketing services provider, announces a promotion that will help self-publishing authors stand out in a crowd of books. Throughout the month of January, authors who publish with Outskirts Press can receive a free Custom Cover, a valuable way to get a book noticed.

Any author wants to make the best first impression with his or her cover when it hits the shelf or is posted on the web, and an exclusive custom cover, designed specifically for that book, is probably the single most important element in making that striking first impression.

Like it or not, every book will be judged by its cover.

A custom cover design not only gives authors a far greater chance for an immediately favorable response to their books, it also helps them convey a sense of the style, tone and content inside, and that too has an immediate effect on potential buyers.

“A book is like an author’s child,” says Outskirts Press Executive Vice President Kelly Schuknecht, “and authors want to dress her up in her Sunday best sending her out the door. Our Custom Cover option helps authors do just that.”

A custom cover design led by a professional cover designer not only gives authors a far greater chance for an immediately favorable response to their books, it also helps them convey a sense of the style, tone and content inside, and that too has an immediate effect on potential buyers.

This option is normally $299 but by starting today it’s complimentary! Just enter the promotion code COVERJAN14 when checking out of the shopping cart while purchasing the popular Diamond package or the full color Pearl publishing package by January 31, 2014.

For more information, visit http://www.outskirtspress.com/promotion.html

About Outskirts Press, Inc.: Outskirts Press offers high-quality, full-service self-publishing and book marketing services for writers and professionals who are seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining 100% of their rights, 100% of their profits, and 100% of the creative control. http://www.outskirtspress.com.

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Outskirts Press Top 10 Self-Publishing Posts of 2013

With the end of 2013 upon us, we thought it might be nice to look back at the top posts our readers enjoyed the most over the past year. From monthly best sellers to tips on promoting your self-publishing book, this year was filled with great marketing ideas on how to promote yourself as a writer and increase the sales of your masterpiece.

Without further ado, here are the most-visited blog posts from 2013 covering all of these topics and more.

  1. Custom Cover Design for Self-Publishing Writers
  2. Top 10 Best-Selling Books in Self-Publishing for January 2013
  3. Top 10 Best-Selling Books in Self-Publishing for March 2013
  4. 31 Self-Publishing Tips to Promote Your Book During Small Press Month
  5. Self-Publishing Book Marketing – Spring Arbor Christian Distribution
  6. Top 10 Best-Selling Books in Self-Publishing for December 2012
  7. 31 Book Marketing Tips for Self-Publishing Authors
  8. Author Poll: Collette Jackson-Fink wants your help with her cover
  9. Top 10 Best-Selling Books in Self-Publishing for April 2013
  10. Author Poll: Writer William Kenly wants your help with his book cover

Bookmark this page and let Outskirts Press help you get your marketing plans in gear for 2014.

Self-Publishing Authors Can Receive a Free Custom Cover For Their Books in August

Outskirts Press, the fastest growing self-publishing and book marketing company, announced today its August, 2011, promotional offer of a free, professionally designed custom cover for those authors purchasing the Diamond or Pearl publishing packages.  This $299.00 value gives authors an original custom cover design that will allow them to take maximum advantage of the eight seconds they have, per industry statistics, to attract a customer to their book with a professional, attention-grabbing design.

Any author wants to make the best first impression with his or her cover when it hits the shelf or is posted on the web, and an exclusive custom cover, designed specifically for that book, is probably the single most important element in making that striking first impression.

Your book will be judged by its cover.

A custom cover design not only gives authors a far greater chance for an immediately favorable response to their books, it also helps them convey a sense of the style, tone and content inside, and that too has an immediate effect on potential buyers.  Debut fiction writers, in particular, can benefit from a custom cover that provides a unique aesthetic signature to their story and tempts mystery, romance or action fans to pick up their books over the more bland presentations they may find in the same genre.

“A book is like an author’s child,” says Outskirts Press Vice President Kelly Schuknecht, “and as an author you want to dress her up in her Sunday best before you send her out the door.  Our custom cover option does just that.”

Authors start by describing the cover they envision for their books.  They can also provide a photograph or an image for use on the cover, provided they own the rights to publish it and provided the image is high resolution (at least 300 dpi) for the actual cover size of the book.

A professional cover designer then takes all the elements the author has provided and, with his or her own artistic flair, composes two concept proofs for the author to choose from.  Another round of fine-tuning one the selected concept delivers a high-quality, custom cover design exactly as the author envisioned.

Although all the books Outskirts Press publishes under its Diamond, Pearl, Ruby, and Sapphire packages are in the on-line bookstore at http://outskirtspress.com/bookstore, only books featuring custom cover designs are highlighted in the store’s “Front 100” Browse section.

Authors who order the Diamond package at http://outskirtspress.com/p/diamond or the full-color Pearl package at http://outskirtspress.com/p/pearl by August 15, 2011 will be awarded the professionally designed custom cover option without charge if they enter the promotional code: CCFree2011.

Outskirts Press offers high-quality, full-service self-publishing and book marketing services for writers and professionals who are seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining 100% of their rights, 100% of their profits, and 100% of the creative control. www.outskirtspress.com.

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Self-Publishing Book Cover Contest Winner Announced – October

Congratulations Donatella & Cristina Fragiale! Your Book Cover has won the October Book Cover Contest and you are receiving a FREE Book Teaser, courtesy of Outskirts Press.

Here is the winning cover:

Like it or not, people tend to judge books by their covers. When it comes to self publishing a high quality book, there is no doubt that a strong cover is among one of the most important elements. And when it comes to strong, artistic, custom cover design, there is no doubt that the designers at Outskirts Press are at the top of their game.

In addition to excellent publishing services, Outskirts Press also provides a plethora of marketing solutions for self-publishing authors.  Fast, flashy, and fun, book teasers are an ideal, cost-effective way to kick-start your online video and social networking promotional efforts for your book.  Here is the Book Teaser created for the winner of this cover contest:

Outskirts Press can help you get your social networking and video sharing promotional efforts off to an exciting, high-quality start, regardless of where your book was published. Outskirts Press published authors can order the Book Teaser from the Marketing Options screen of their Author’s Center.  Authors who did not publish with Outskirts Press can view all of the marketing services we provide for you, including the Book Teaser, and order any of them from the Marketing Solutions page.

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