Celebrate Earth Day (and Protect Mother Earth) by Adding an eBook Format

This year, 2015, marks 45 years since the founding of Earth Day on April 22, 1970. This celebration of Mother Earth and dedication to protecting her and her resources for posterity is the ideal time to focus on things each of us can do to reduce our negative impact on Earth and help stabilize the climate.

For those of us in the publishing business, the annual Earth Day celebration is a reminder of how important e-book publishing is to shrinking our carbon footprint – not to mention sparing a rainforest or two! There are several reasons to incorporate e-books into your book marketing plan:

  • The Green Factor. Publish an e-book, save a tree. A single e-reader can hold up to hundreds of downloadable books. With millions of book buyers switching to downloadable books, imagine the difference that switch can make for the environment.
  • It keeps costs down. Electronic copies are inexpensive to set up, so you can offer an e-book to potential readers at a lower price and still turn a profit.
  • It’s convenient. Anyone with a Nook, Kindle, Android or iPad/iPod/iPhone (or even a home computer equipped with an e-reader app) can download your book instantly, which gives your buyer immediate gratification.
  • It boosts sales. The ease of buying alone increases the opportunities for sales but in addition to that, an e-book version puts you book into virtual bookstores that hardcopies can’t reach. You have instant access to millions of people who browse the Apple Store, Google Play, Amazon’s e-books and other virtual bookstores.

It’s important for self-publishing authors to settle on a marketing plan that reaches out to as many readers as possible, through whatever platform necessary. By making an e-book version a vital part of your publishing and marketing strategy, you can do just that – and keep Mother Earth happy and healthy for future generations.


As an author, you have all of the advantages of digital publications at your fingertips–meaning that your book can be instantly downloadable as well as inexpensive to both purchase. But once you have an e-book edition, how do you turn these valuable selling points into targeted and efficient self-promotion? Now you can get all the benefits of an e-book with the Elite E-book Package. For a limited time, get 10% off this beneficial package with the promo code: ELITE10.

If you haven’t yet introduced your book into the electronic reading device world, now may be the right time to do so. Given the advantages that e-books offer to new readers, utilize these advantages to publish your book across a variety of e-reading platforms, including the Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, and Apple iPad.

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Top 10 Books Celebrating Nature: A Salute to Earth Day

Outskirts Press has had the pleasure over the years of helping thousands of self-publishing novelists, poets, scientific and theological experts and more get their ideas and creative visions to print. Nowhere is the diversity of their talents on better display than in today’s Top 10 books list.

This week we celebrate Earth Day with our list of Top 10 Books Celebrating Nature. From collections of poetry to stories of conservation to climatology and natural science, it’s all covered here:

Beneath the Surface: Stories of Scuba Diving

The Community

Cricket and the Northern Lights

God's Art Gallery

Going Green Using Diatomaceous Earth How-To Tips

The Last Buffalo

Life Lessons from Nature

The Meeting of the Waters

My Best Teachers

Why It's Not Carbon Dioxide After All

All of these books (and other Outskirts Press titles) are available from all major online retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powells, Books A Million, and others, plus conveniently from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at http://outskirtspress.com/bookstore for discounts ranging from 10% – 55%.

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Top 4 Environmentally-Friendly Books in Self-Publishing

Tomorrow is Earth Day. To celebrate this day of giving back to Mother Nature and Planet Earth, we’ve compiled a list of relevant books that may get you in the mood of being more gentle to the planet we all call home. In alphabetical order, the top 4 self-published environmentally-friendly books at Outskirts Press are:

All of these books, along with other Outskirts Press titles, are available from the major online book retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powells, Books A Million, and others, plus conveniently from the Outskirts Press bookstore at http://outskirtspress.com/bookstore.

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