Tapping Into the Reader’s Ultimate Resource: Go Big with Goodreads!

When we talk about putting the power of Goodreads into your hands, we’re talking about big numbers, big impact, and an extraordinary edge in a crowded market. We’re talking about accessibility and visibility. We’re talking about tapping into Goodreads’ user base of over fifty million users, its tight links to Amazon’s product reviews and Google indexing algorithms, and its ability to bump your book from the bottom of a person’s “to-read” list to their “recently purchased” pile.

All you need to do to reap the rewards of joining this online community of avid readers is to sign up for the Goodreads Marketing Campaign at Outskirts Press, and our expert marketing staff will help you promote — and sell — your books through this stellar service! Best of all, we will be offering you a full 10% discount during the month of July.

You can beat the heat without ever working up a sweat! When you invest in the Goodreads Marketing campaign, you will automatically receive a thirty-minute consultation with one of our dedicated staff as you collaborate to set up your Goodreads Author Profile. Your consultant will demonstrate the various features of Goodreads as well as show you how to connect with more readers — the right readers — by engaging with them through the platform’s social components, giveaways, and paid advertisements. Together you will create a “per-click” advertisement which will target your readers by genre, location, gender, or age. You set the budget, reap the rewards, and browse analytics showing your ad’s efficacy by clicks, views, and other metrics of engagement. Goodreads users can even add your book to their “to-read” lists directly from the ad!

There’s no reason why you can’t leverage the power of Goodreads as a part of your marketing campaign. And with our July discount, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t start taking advantage of this highly engaged, book-centric network of future readers by investing in the Goodreads Marketing Campaign today! Enter the promo code of Save10Good on the Outskirts Press website at checkout to receive your 10% discount. One of our marketing consultants will get in touch, and together you will craft a new platform upon which your book can shine!

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Read how Goodreads is helping our author, Joseph Bronson:

As an author, the Goodreads campaign has worked out great. The book giveaway garnered a lot of attention for the book, and I am expecting an increase in reviews and sales by utilizing this campaign. While I am new to Goodreads, I see the potential in cultivating new readers. Since I recently read that 21% off all Goodreads members have a book blog, I am looking forward to reaching out to the membership to boost my readership.

– Joseph Bronson, author of Golf Chronicles

Your Book Is Ready To Wear!

You wrote a masterpiece. Why not continue to live in that world a little while longer — literally? For the aspiring author-and-fashionista, Outskirts Press now offers the option of creating custom t-shirts featuring the cover art of your book. Not only do the t-shirts look great — you had a hand in the design, after all! — and feel wonderful, but they make for the perfect promotional tool.

Want to stand out at your next book signing, workshop, or launch event? Check. Need a high-quality item to serve as both raffle prize and branded merchandise? Check. Looking for a gift for family and friends? Check. And what about those fans who just want the option of sharing their pride and passion for your book in a comfortable, visually arresting way? We’ve got you covered.

Literally.

We know that it’s not easy to break into new markets when you’re a self-publishing author carving your own path. Your marketing power is bound and restricted not just by your ability to place your book in front of readers, but by the number of times you do so. This idea is often called “effective frequency” and business moguls of the highest order spend their whole lives studying it, working with it, and trying to master it. Fortunately, you don’t have to! All you have to do is keep doing what you’re doing, and maybe wear your shirt to the grocery store once in a while.

Each white, short-sleeved, classic-fit, pre-shrunk, and 100% cotton t-shirt comes emblazoned with your book’s front cover on the front and your book’s back cover on the back. All you have to do to share your book in three dimensions is to click below! And while we keep the design process simple, we keep your options open in order to reach everyone in your diverse fan base. By which we mean you can select from a full range of both children’s and adult sizes, and as long as you live within the continental United States we will ship them to you for free!

When was the last time marketing felt this good on a hot summer’s day? Swing on by Outskirts Press to buy your custom t-shirts!

Amazon Featured Book-of-the-Week

Here’s this week’s Featured Book-of-the-Week available now on Amazon.com!



Sixteen Candles

by Irene Brodsky

(4.5 Stars – 6 Customer Reviews)

Price: $11.95

Irene Brodsky’s “Sixteen Candles.” The story of Johnny Maestro that celebrates his life, where he grew up, how he rose from the streets of the lower east side of New York City to become a legend and role model for new entertainers coming up in today’s world.

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Self-Publishing Book Spotlight: ‘The Pony Principles’ by Keith Elkins

Outskirts Press was founded and grown upon the principle of helping creators realize their greatest writing ambitions. Self-publishing a book is a major undertaking, and we’re proud of the work our authors do to create amazing literature and see it through to publication. So, it’s with pride that we take a moment each week to recognize one of the many authors of whom we’re so very proud in our Self-Publishing Book Spotlight.

This week we shine our  spotlight on self-published author Keith Elkins and his book, The Pony Principles: Lessons in Optimism Because of Adversity.

In The Pony Principles: Lessons in Optimism Because of Adversity, Outskirts Press author Kpony principleseith Elkins takes the metaphor of the pony from the positive, childlike perspective of anticipating the gift of a pony for one’s birthday and expands that idea into four simple, innovative principles by which one can make things happen in one’s life despite the influence of negative people or negative circumstances.

No matter what is occurring around a person, author Elkins writes, there is always a path to one’s goals if one is committed and on purpose. What one focuses on, expands. His four pony principles help one achieve the focused optimism necessary to carry through to one’s goals. One has to see the pony, feed the pony, train the pony and, finally, one has to ride the pony.

“Seeing” the proverbial pony is the start of one’s journey and involves concentrating on one’s goals, clarifying one’s vision and purpose and thereby strengthening one’s belief. In this first step one must also overcome any limiting notions one might have about one’s talent or one’s potential.

Elkins’ second principle, feeding the pony, concentrates not simply on the nurturing of one’s mind, body and spirit, but on the robust nourishing of them with a new way of processing one’s life experiences through “lifetime learning” and through exposure to people, places and ideas that help a person grow.

“Training” the pony, step three, is the work, the discipline, the practice necessary to actually make a lifelong change. If one’s life is worth living, it is worth training for, the author says, and training is, simply put, work.

Finally, in step four, one “rides” the pony. One mounts the animal and gives it a little kick. Rather than merely sitting around, looking at and daydreaming about what one wants, one actually gets on the pony and follows through to one’s goals with action. One moves forward with commitment and passion.

One then succeeds.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Keith Elkins is an entrepreneur, a martial arts educator and a motivational speaker. He is the president of Keith Elkins Enterprises, Inc., a human potential consulting company that offers presentations on leadership, team building, embracing change and developing programs for at-risk youth. Keith and his family live near Washington, DC.

For more information or to contact the author, visit: http://outskirtspress.com/theponyprinciples/

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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Self-Publishing Book Spotlight: ‘Tears of the Phoenix’ by Lonnie Beerman

Outskirts Press enjoys helping self-published authors realize their greatest creative ambitions. After all, publishing a book is a huge accomplishment, so you’ll pardon us if we take a moment to sing the praises of our independent authors in our weekly Self-Publishing Book Spotlight.

This week we’re proud to feature another of our self-published authors, Lonnie Beerman and his book, Tears of the Phoenix.

Lonnie Beerman’s novel, Tears of the Phoenix, published by Outskirts Press, is the carefully told Tears of the Phoenixtale of three boys moving toward manhood, while sorting out their relationships with their fathers and with the sometimes harsh adult world they are wondering how best to enter.

Each of the three young heroes of Beerman’s debut novel has found himself an outcast among his peers, isolated by playground taunts and by being the butt of every ill-tempered joke at school. One day a violent playground assault by bullying boys suddenly brings the three of them together and — no longer isolated — they find they now each have someone they can call a friend.

The compressed world of isolation they have been living in opens up for them that summer as their new friendships with each other blossom and they bond happily in the shared adventures of warm vacation days.

Soon old prejudices and bigotries of their small town return, however, and the boys struggle to cope with a once again dark world, despite their new solidarity together. Then one hateful remark reveals a secret that threatens to destroy one of the boy’s worlds, and the others must grapple with new questions they find difficult to sort out.

The boys’ families have also begun to draw closer together and while personal tragedies change their lives, all draw closer together and all find new shoulders to lean on during these heartbreaks. The boys’ mothers, in particular, discover new friendships of their own and begin to discover more about themselves as they watch their sons grow.

Beerman shows how at that age boys are forced to ponder their relationships with their fathers, or the lack of a relationship with one, and the new novelist engages readers well in the tragedies and family secrets that prompt these three boys to wonder what it means to be a man and what it will mean to them eventually to be fathers.

ABOLonnie BeermanUT THE AUTHOR:

Lonnie Beerman is a new author. He is married and the father of a daughter and a son. Lonnie is a dog lover and an avid car enthusiast. In his first book, Tears of the Phoenix, Lonnie delves into the complexities of family relationships and social bigotries, offering insight into the importance of love, friendship and acceptance.

For more information or to contact the author, visit: http://outskirtspress.com/tearsofthephoenix/

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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Amazon Featured Book-of-the-Week: Unlocking Potential by Hilderbrand Pelzer III

Here’s this week’s Featured Book-of-the-Week available now on Amazon.com!


Unlocking Potential

by Hilderbrand Pelzer III

(5 Stars – 3 Customer Reviews)

Price: $15.95

“Kids are in a jail cell all day long for months and months and months…They’re entitled to receive an education but no one has worked out how to provide that education.”

-Senator Evie Hudak, D-Westminster, Colorado

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Amazon Featured Book-of-the-Week: “Dust” and Other Poems by Thomas Noel Smith

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“Dust” and Other Poems

by Thomas Noel Smith

(4.5 Stars – 8 Customer Reviews)

Price: $10.95

The works in “Dust” and Other Poems are a collection of works that address the human condition, from our origins to our movement and development through time…

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