Millions of iPads have been sold, and iPhone revenues account for more than half of all smart phone revenue in the United States. Is your book a part of this burgeoning market? It can be! Now through Saturday, you can enjoy enhanced, independent distribution of your own iPad/iPhone electronic edition of your book through Apple’s iBooks bookstore.
Save 25% when you order this option with the promotion code IPAD25PCT before August 31, 2013.
Technology is changing the publishing industry. Now instead of curling up with a new paperback, many readers are curling up with their electronic devices — from eReaders to computers and of course, the Apple iPad & iPhone. That means there are more people who are ready, willing and able to read your book! But, only if it is made available to them.
The Premium Edition iPad/iPhone ebook with Private Label iBooks distribution is the simplest, most convenient one-click solution for publishing your book as an iPad/iPhone ebook with full distribution on Apple’s exclusive iBooks bookstore in your name!
You receive greater exposure for your book. The more outlets in which your book is available for sale, the greater the chances your book will be discovered by potential readers.
You have full control over retail price. You determine how much your book sells for on iBookstore.
You become the Publisher. You receive your own Private Label imprint and Bowker-Approved ISBN — unique to your iPad/iPhone ebook edition, registered with Bowker in your name. We do everything for you behind the scenes and you collect all the glory and all the money. Your Apple ebook edition exists completely independently of other versions of your book.
You receive royalties directly from Apple. Apple issues your royalty payments directly to you with no middle man.
You receive the final EPUB converted file. It’s yoursto keep, so you can pursue other distribution channels independently if you want.
Are you ready to take your book into the 21st Century? Let Outskirts Press handle the details and get your book seen virtually everywhere!
A new Elite E-Book Publishing Package from Outskirts Press gives self-publishing authors increased distribution that promises less impact on the environment and publishing dollars.
Outskirts Press, the leading self-publishing and book marketing service provider, announced today the launch of its Elite E-book Publishing Package, which bundles three valuable e-book distribution services into one discounted publishing package. The package represents more than 25 percent savings when compared to purchasing each electronic edition separately.
The Elite E-book Publishing Package is priced hundreds of dollars below what an author would pay for a-la-carte electronic publishing services. Plus, the increased ebook exposure means greater distribution and higher sales without the need for additional paperback and hardback printing.
While self-publishing authors can still choose one or two electronic formats, combining the three allows them to reach a wider audience of readers, many of which are loyal to one electronic reading device over another. Outskirts Press simplifies the process by offering one convenient and cost-effective package that includes three popular electronic book editions:
Amazon Kindle Edition: Only books that have been submitted to Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) in the required format are available for Kindle readers to purchase and enjoy.
Apple iPad/iPhone Premium Edition: This service allows authors convenient, full distribution of iPad/iPhone electronic editions of their own books through Apple’s popular iBookstore.
Barnes & Noble NOOK Edition: Inclusion in this virtual bookstore allows self-published authors to tap into an important, and growing, market of readers.
A new Elite E-book Package from Outskirts Press gives self-publishing authors increased distribution that promises less impact on the environment and publishing dollars.
Outskirts Press, the leading self-publishing and book marketing service provider, announced today the launch of its Elite E-Book Package, which bundles three valuable e-book conversion and distribution services into one discounted package. This pricing for this new package represents a savings of 25 percent when compared with purchasing each electronic edition separately.
With the Elite E-Book Package, increased e-book exposure means greater distribution and higher sales potential without the need for additional paperback and hardback printing.
While self-publishing authors can still choose one or two electronic formats, combining all three at the same time allows them to reach a wider audience of readers, many of which are loyal to one electronic reading device over another. Only books that have been submitted via the required process and format for each edition are available for electronic book readers to purchase and enjoy. Outskirts Press simplifies the process by offering one convenient and cost-effective package that includes three popular electronic book editions:
• Amazon Kindle Edition: The Kindle edition of a book appears on Amazon and in Amazon search listings just like any other format (such as a hardback edition).
• Apple iPad/iPhone Premium Edition: This service provides authors with convenient, full distribution of an iPad/iPhone electronic edition of their book through Apple’s popular iBookstore.
• Barnes & Noble NOOK Edition: Inclusion in this virtual bookstore allows self-publishing authors to tap into an important, and growing, market of readers.
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.
While many of us still love nothing better than the woodsy smell and satisfying crackle of a brand-new paperback, there’s no question eBooks also have their place.
Whether its an iPad or iPod, Kindle Fire, NOOK or smartphone, an eBook reading device provides incomparable portability. Every book you’ve ever loved or wanted to read can be right there at your fingertips in one compact, electronic toy, along with your daily morning news, monthly magazine subscriptions and even RSS feeds. Some devices even mimic the look — if not the aroma — of the printed page.
And, slowly but surely, libraries, schools and other institutions are acknowledging eBooks as an important part of a new era in reading, incorporating eReaders as part of their collections. Because eBooks are inexpensive to produce, virtual libraries give actual libraries the ability to acquire free eBooks, such as works of classic literature and reference books, and beef up their collections in a highly cost-effective manner. The technology also means libraries can “lend” eBooks just as they would a hard copy; at the end of the lending period, the book automatically expires — no need to drive back to return it.
For authors, eBooks represent an opportunity to reach out to a whole segment of book enthusiasts who may be untouchable in the paperback- or hardback-only market. Young readers, college students, parents and others who may be woefully short on personal shelf space are turning to eBooks for practical reasons.
Others are tapping into the unparalleled convenience and immediacy of instantly searchable and downloadable entertainment. If you’re selling only hard copies, you’re shutting out millions of potential readers who could stumble upon your book in no time with a simple keyword search.
EBook publishing also increases the odds of sales growth by appealing to the “early adopters” who are embracing a technology that is trending up. Marketing an eBook across several electronic formats further increases your sales potential by exposing your book to readers who may be loyal to specific eReader devices and formats.
Do you have all the necessary e-book versions of your self-publishing book? Now through April 30, save 10% on your choice of an Amazon Kindle e-book edition, a Nook e-book edition, or an iPad e-book edition.
Enjoy greater exposure for your book. The more outlets where your book is available for sale, the greater the chances that your book will be discovered by potential readers. Click here to save 10% on an Amazon Kindle edition of your book with promotion code E10PCT
Enjoy greater control over your retail price. Frustrated with the limitations of hardcopy pricing? Pricing with electronic editions is more flexible (and not dictated by page count or color). Click here to save 10% on a Barnes & Noble NOOK edition of your book with promotion code E10PCT
Enjoy your own Private Label Imprint and Bowker-Approved ISBN. With the iPad edition, you become your own publisher with a unique ISBN and Publishing Imprint for your book. Click here to save 10% on an Apple iBooks iPad/iPhone e-book edition of your book with promotion code E10PCT
When new authors first begin to contemplate self-publishing a book, visions of that thick, solid, hardcover volume must surely dance in their heads. Nothing beats the sensation of holding your first book in your hands and cracking the crisp pages for the first time. But it’s important for authors in this modern book publishing climate to remember the vital role ebooks play in the success of the book.
There are a few very compelling reasons you may wish to start with an ebook and then work your way to a hardcopy edition.
It’s easier. Designing and formatting for the electronic format is easier than designing and formatting a hardcopy book. So, formatting your ebook is an excellent way to get your feet wet before diving into the hard copy.
It’s quicker. Publishers can make an ebook available to consumers in a virtual instant, via electronic upload, compared to physical books, which must be ordered, set for print, produced and distributed before being put up for sale.
It’s an easier sell. Ebooks are far less expensive to produce than hardcopy editions, so can be priced lower. If your hard copy is priced at $13.99, the ability to also offer an ebook for $4.99 to millions of Kindle, Nook and iPad users is a priceless advantage in a highly competitive marketplace.
If you currently have a hardcopy book for sale, converting it to an ebook format is a simple and cost-effective proposition — and one that could provide a much needed boost in visibility and sales!
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The “New” 4G iPad (iPad 3) went on sale recently and Apple announced that it had a “record weekend” in terms of units sold. What does that mean? Well, it is estimated that the original iPad sold about 300,000 units over its opening weekend, and over one million in the first month. Then, when the iPad 2 was unveiled, business analysts estimated that Apple sold one million iPad 2s on its launch weekend.
So for Apple to have a “record weekend” for the iPad 3, that means even more than one million new units were sold in its first weekend. Though we may never know specific numbers, sales of the new iPad were high enough for Apple to announce a first-ever stock dividend for investors.
Imagine leveraging all that press, all those iPads units, and all those readers into more readers for YOUR book…
Now you can when you combine a top-of-the-line publishing package from Outskirts Press with their exclusive Enhanced iPad/iPhone Premium E-book Edition.
And you’ll save over $200 off the iPad Edition a la carte price when you start publishing today with our Diamond or Full-Color Pearl service with the promotion code: iPad2012PP
(Already published with Outskirts Press? You can save 20% on your iPad edition, too. Just click here.)
If you’ve been on the fence about starting (or completing) your e-Book offerings, now is the time to take action while publishing a high-quality paperback or hardback edition at the same time.
Here’s what you get when you start publishing to the iBooks bookstore today with this exclusive offering from Outskirts Press:
• Greater exposure for your book. The more outlets where your book is available for sale, the greater the chances that your book will be discovered by potential readers.
• 100% profits. Apple will take 30% but you keep the remaining 70%.
• Full control over your retail price. Frustrated with your hardcopy pricing? E-book pricing is more flexible.
• Your own Private Label Imprint and Bowker-Approved ISBN. You become your own publisher with a unique ISBN and Publishing Imprint for your iPad/iPhone e-book edition.
• Publishing freedom and independence. Your iPad e-book edition exists completely independently of any hardcopy versions of your book published with Outskirts Press.
• Royalties are not split with Outskirts Press. Just like with our Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook book options, authors receive ALL the profit of their sales directly from the source (in this case, Apple).
• You receive the final EPUB converted file. It’s yours to pursue other distribution channels independently of Outskirts Press.
Please join us in welcoming in the new year with some sneak peeks at what Outskirts Press has in store for its growing community of new and successfully published authors in 2012:
Win a free Barnes & Noble NOOK! Didn’t win the free Amazon Kindle in our 25 Days of Christmas drawing? No worries! We’re still going to hold a drawing for a free Barnes & Noble NOOK once we reach 5000 “likes” on our Facebook page. Need a NOOK edition of your book? Click here.
Free publication in our exclusive Facebook Fandemonium Volume II Our 2nd annual Facebook Fandemonium anthology is coming. In January we will solicit submissions from our Facebook friends. This is your chance to be published for free in our next collection of fiction and poetry, and help a good cause at the same time (royalties benefit the American Red Cross). Check out Fandemonium Volume I by clicking here.
Receive over $300 of free Amazon marketing options Historically, publishing a book is the #2 New Year’s Resolution among all people (losing weight is #1). You’re on your own with #1, but we’ve helped thousands upon thousands of writers fulfill that #2 New Year’s Resolution. Are you ready to fulfill yours? We can help you, too. And if you start publishing right now, you can get a head start on marketing with over $300 of Amazon book marketing options. Click here for all the details.
Free 2012 Book Marketing Calendar for our published authors When is the deadline for participating in the Book Expo of America? When is the deadline for submitting your book to the Writer’s Digest International Self-Published Book Awards? What should you do to promote your book during Small Press Month? (When IS Small Press Month)? These questions, and others, are answered in the 2012 Book Marketing Calendar, available for all published Outskirts Press authors. And you can get it free in January! Stay tuned for details.
Win a free Apple iPad 2! Yes, you read that right. We’ll be announcing the exciting details of our Share the Love promotion in February. In the meantime, if you want to start off 2012 with a premium edition of your book on the iPad and available in the iBooks bookstore, click here. It couldn’t be simpler.
And that’s just in the first two months! Stay tuned to this blog or our Facebook page for further details on all these opportunities as we help our new and existing clients fulfill their New Year’s Resolutions for this exciting New Year.
For the first time, self-publishing authors can now conveniently distribute an e-book edition of their book through the Apple iBooks bookstore while owning the files, the ISBN, and all the royalties.
Up until recently there was no simple, convenient way for self-publishing authors to create and distribute e-book editions of their books through Apple’s iBookstore without losing all of the control and a lot of the money. That changes with the launch of a new service from Outskirts Press, the fastest-growing full-service self-publishing and book marketing firm.
Here are the top 5 reasons authors are distributing e-books through Apple’s iBookstore and using the new iPad/iPhone Premium Edition with Private Label iBooks Distribution from Outskirts Press to do it:
1. Dramatically increase the book’s exposure
Over 70 million electronic Apple devices have sold and the sales figures keep growing. iPhone revenues account for over half of all smart phone revenue in the United States. Simply put, it is a huge market that cannot be ignored, especially for authors interested in broadening the reach of their book. Like with many other e-book formats, readers who find your book in the iBookstore can begin reading immediately after purchase. Not only does this reduce author cost – based on the cost of print books – but it also cuts reader costs down substantially with the elimination of printing and shipping costs.
2. Lead the e-book market
Apple’s iPad is at the forefront of the e-book craze. According to engadget.com, “[The iPad] is the first e-book reading experience we’ve seen that seems to truly understand the visceral, sensual enjoyment of holding an actual volume in your hand.” Unlike Kindle, which only offers black and white text, reading on the iPad/iPhone is appropriate and engaging for all books — black and white or full-color. In addition, Apple is forecasting that over twenty-eight million iPads will be sold by the end of this year. This will put all the books available in the iBookstore at the fingertips of even more readers.
3. Full ownership and control
Unlike other submission services, The iPad/iPhone Premium Edition with Private Label iBooks Distribution option from Outskirts Press registers an exclusive ISBN in the author’s name and an exclusive Apple account in the author’s name (or uses the author’s pre-existing Apple account). This means the author, and only the author, is the true publisher of record for the iPad edition. The author holds all the control, and keeps 100% of the royalties paid by Apple. “Not only can authors now publish under their own name or imprint with this new option,” said Outskirts Press Vice President Kelly Schuknecht, “they also have full control over their retail price. Apple takes only thirty percent. The Authors keep the remaining seventy percent, and it is deposited directly to their account. There is no middle-man taking a cut.”
4. Convenient and easy
Authors who have tried to create an .epub file themselves or attempted to navigate Apple’s daunting submission process know how challenging it can be. No longer! Outskirts Press takes care of all the behind-the-scenes leg work for authors and lets them sit back, collect all the money, keep the .epub file, and bask in all the glory that comes along with exposure over seventy million iPad and iPhone owners. “In the beginning, I looked at working directly with Apple myself on this project. After reviewing everything that was involved– time and money– it was clear that I was way ahead, once again, letting the experts handle it all for me,” stated David A. Koop, author of Cancer: It’s a Good Thing I Got It, in reference to the new service from Outskirts Press.
5. All authors can do it, regardless of where they published
It’s fast, easy, convenient, and all authors (self-published or otherwise) can take advantage of this new service, regardless of where the hardcopy edition was published; although authors who have published with Outskirts Press save 15%.
With the Blogging News feature of the new Outskirts Press app, authors can be updated almost daily with self-publishing tips from those in the know about pertinent topics ranging from the importance of cover design to book marketing tips. Feeds from Twitter, which also display a panorama of unique publishing tips, are updated throughout the day and offer another avenue for authors to feel part of the publishing world.
“Because authors often feel so isolated, they can easily begin to feel like Roy Orbison’s ‘the only one’,” said Outskirts Press Vice President Kelly Schuknecht. “Our new app is an easy way for authors to conveniently stay connected to the writing, publishing, and marketing communities without having to suffer the expense of weekend writers’ conferences or the inconvenience of travel. Best of all, the app is completely free!”
Besides the ongoing connection to the Blogging News and Twitter feeds, the Outskirts Press app launches new author book videos approximately every week and it features newly published authors every other business day, along with direct “Buy Buttons” to purchase the featured authors’ books from Amazon. There are already dozens of Outskirts Press authors featured through the app that itself is an effective new tool for Outskirts Press authors to use to promote themselves and their publication(s).
The Outskirts Press iPhone app offers a continuous treasure trove of information for all authors, regardless if they’re still working on their first book or if they’ve just celebrated the release of their tenth.