Last Day to Claim $300 of Mad Money for Self-Publishing Services

There’s still time to make September your most productive month with $300 of Mad Money from Outskirts Press. It’s time to finish that book and decide how you want to spend that $300 in FREE big bucks from Outskirts Press!

  • Custom cover design?
  • Copy editing?
  • Custom interior formatting?
  • Amazon Kindle or Barnes & Noble Nook edition?

Whatever production and marketing options you choose, the first $300 worth are FREE if you start publishing right now! Just order your ultimate Diamond or full-color Pearl publishing package and enter the following promotion code during secure shopping cart check-out: Promo code: MADMONEYSEPT15

You can apply your $300 of “Mad Money” toward any optional production or marketing option we offer during the pre-production process. And with many of our optional services beginning at just $99, you can get quite a few!

And when you combine this promotion with the $400 of FREE upgrades already included with the Diamond package (standard press release distribution, Spring Arbor Christian distribution, streaming audio excerpt on your author webpage, cover photo from our image library) you’re looking at $700 worth of stuff!

Get that book finished so you’re published by the busy holiday season! Start publishing today!

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Start Publishing Today … and Have Your Book in Hand by Christmas!

Halloween is nearly upon us, and Thanksgiving and Christmas are close on its heels. Where did the year go?

Perhaps you had plans to roll out a book over the summer and life just got in the way. Now the year is speeding to a close and it feels like 2015 will pass by without you realizing your self-publishing dream. Not so! Incredible as it may seem, it is absolutely possible to still have your new literary work published, printed and in-hand in time for gift-giving!

While publishing with traditional publishing houses can drag on for months, even years, before the book rolls off the press, authors who publish through Outskirts Press can see the finished product in a mere matter of weeks. That means a manuscript you submit to us in October could be nestled into a loved one’s stocking by Christmas.

Outskirts Press recognizes the value in moving your project through the publishing process while your passion for the work is high, so you can start marketing and selling — and get going on your next project. We offer self-publishing authors a variety of products, services and packages to make that process as quick, simple and easy as possible:

  • Writing Services — Even if you still have some finishing touches to do, we can help you finish your book in no time. Use professional ghostwriting services to wrap up a work in progress (or start a new one for next year), or get a copy editor to help clean up your draft before it goes to print.
  • Publishing Services — These services include everything you need to complete the self-publishing process, from Barnes & Noble NOOK book formats, Amazon Kindle and iPad formats.
  • One-Click Publishing — Whether you’ve written a novel, a children’s book or a non-fiction, there’s a One-Click package that includes publishing and marketing options that are specially selected for your chosen genre.
  • Instant Self-Publishing Gift Certificates — If you know an author who is ready to publish, get them started with an early Christmas stocking stuffer: Gift certificates they can use to purchase publishing services.

During September, receive $300 of “Mad Money” with the promotion code MADMONEYSEPT15 when you choose to publish with our industry-leading Diamond publishing service or our full-color Pearl publishing service.

You can apply your $300 of “Mad Money” toward any optional production or marketing option we offer during the pre-production process. Apply it to options such as a Custom Cover, Cover Scribing, Editing, a Kindle Format, or choose from many others.

What are you waiting for? Get your book wrapped up by Christmas with help from Outskirts Press!

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Snow Men Receives the 2014 Best Book of the Year Award from Outskirts Press

Every year, Outskirts Press officially nominates a small percentage of the books we published during the previous year for submission to the Colorado Independent Publishers Association EVVY Awards. A nomination to these awards is the first step toward receiving the Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award. The standards for winning this award are exceedingly high; we nominated fewer than 5 percent of the books we published in 2014. Next, three finalists are selected from among the EVVY Award winners for the Best Book of the Year Award contest. We feature each of the finalists on the Outskirts Press blog and conduct a public vote for the grand prize of $1,500.

Outskirts Press is proud to announce that Snow Men, by Andrew Ceroni, was this year’s winner of the Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award. Andrew’s work was voted the top honor from the three finalists. Andrew received the $1,500 Grand Prize from Outskirts Press, as well as receiving recognition through social networks and a widely distributed press release.

Andrew Ceroni served a distinguished career as a special agent conducting global counterespionage and antiterrorism operations. He is a graduate of numerous federal intelligence and criminal law enforcement training forums. He received his B.S. degree from the US Air Force Academy; M.A. from Case Western Reserve University; and studied several foreign languages at the University of Maryland. He has authored several short stories and two novels, and his poetry has also been published in several magazines.

Thousands of readers and writers in our writing and publishing community were invited to vote for the Best Book of the Year Award. The Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award recognizes not only the author with the writing talent to compose an award–winning book, but also the marketing prowess to promote it. Andrew ultimately collected the highest number of votes.

It’s never too late to publish your own award-winning book. Perhaps you will find yourself in the running for next year’s Best Book of the Year Award! Get started today.

START PUBLISHING TODAY AND GET $300 SPENDING MONEY!

Get $300 of “Mad Money” with the promotion code below when you choose to publish with our industry-leading Diamond publishing service or our full-color Pearl publishing service.

You can apply your $300 of “Mad Money” toward any production or marketing option we offer. And with many of our optional services beginning at just $99, you can get quite a few! Use it to enhance your book with a Custom Cover, Cover Scribing, Editing, a Kindle Format, or choose from many other options. The only question is . . . How are you going to spend it?

Enter the promotion code MADMONEYSEPT15 and start publishing today!

In addition to receiving $300 in Mad Money, you’ll also receive the following with your Diamond package:

  • Standard Press Release. $99 value included FREE when you order your Diamond publishing service today.
  • Audio Excerpt. $99 value included FREE with your Diamond order today and a great way to share your voice with your readers, literally!
  • E-Book Edition (pdf). $99 value included FREE with your Diamond publishing service.
  • Cover Image. $99 value included FREE and a great way to enhance your cover.
  • Spring Arbor additional distribution. $99 value to complement the Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Ingram availability already included FREE with your Diamond publishing service.

All in all, you’re looking at over $800 of FREE stuff in September!

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AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT & SUCCESS STORY

“As a first-time author, I was overwhelmed with the publication process, but my research paid off: My choice of Outskirts Press is one of the best decisions I made.”

Alexandra Goodwin was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and came to the United States as a student. She lives with her husband, Craig, and their two poodles in Coral Springs, Florida. Exchange at the Border is her first novel.

Mexican agave farmworker Porro Camorra never meant to do anything wrong. He is in love with his girlfriend, but when she becomes pregnant, his life is in danger. Fleeing the vindictive wrath of her enraged brothers, who have sworn to kill him, Porro runs for the border. But when he reaches the barrier between Mexico and the United States, he finds more than the safety he seeks. As he is thrust into a mystical realm, he must agree to a fascinating but dangerous bargain in order to reclaim his place in the world. Vivid, inventive, and suspenseful, Exchange at the Border is a thrilling and colorful exploration of the timeless battle between good and evil, with a story and characters that will keep you spellbound.
– Alexandra Goodwin, author of Exchange at the Border

Last Chance! 4 More Days to Claim $300 of Mad Money for Self-Publishing Services

There’s still time to make February your most productive month with $300 of Mad Money from Outskirts Press. It’s time to finish that book and decide how you want to spend that $300 in FREE big bucks from Outskirts Press!

  • Custom cover design?
  • Copy editing?
  • Custom interior formatting?
  • Amazon Kindle or Barnes & Noble Nook edition?

Whatever production and marketing options you choose, the first $300 worth are FREE if you start publishing right now! Just order your ultimate Diamond or full-color Pearl publishing package and enter the following promotion code during secure shopping cart check-out: Promo code: MADMONEYFEB15

You can apply your $300 of “Mad Money” toward any optional production or marketing option we offer during the pre-production process. And with many of our optional services beginning at just $99, you can get quite a few!

And when you combine this promotion with the $400 of FREE upgrades already included with the Diamond package (standard press release distribution, Spring Arbor Christian distribution, streaming audio excerpt on your author webpage, cover photo from our image library) you’re looking at $700 worth of stuff!

Get that book finished so you’re published by the busy summer season! Start publishing today!

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3 Elements to Creating the Best Book Possible

Writing and self-publishing a book can feel overwhelming to new authors, but it doesn’t have to be! Wherever you are along your writing or publishing journey, we’d like to help simplify things for you.

We’ve broken down the many steps along that journey into the three elements you need in order to create the best book possible – and they’re elements anyone can implement. Keep the following essential elements in mind as you write, polish and publish, and you’ll soon be on your way to self-publishing success:

  • Commitment. There is no great finished work without a small start. If you’ve determined to write that great American novel, step 1 is to commit to the writing in the first place. Every day. For now, don’t focus on making everything you put down in black-and-white brilliant – just focus on creating daily. The real brilliance comes with the next element.
  • Content. Want to know the real secret to creating a great book? Hint: It’s not the writing. It’s the rewriting. It’s the hours you spend revisiting that raw material and reshaping it. Often, the revision bears little resemblance to the original manuscript – and that’s a good thing! Take the essential step of enlisting a professional editor to view it with fresh eyes and the benefit of invaluable experience in the publishing industry.
  • Cover. It may seem trite to focus on such seemingly banal things as how you choose to “decorate” the book, but a great cover is far from trivial. Cover art is far more important – even more important than your content – to getting readers to consider your book in the first place. A good cover attracts attention, specifically from the type of reader you wish to capture, all while lending credibility to your book, and giving the reader important cues about the content. For these reasons, it’s just as import to seek professional assistance with the cover as it is for the content.

Whatever stage you’re in with your writing, editing or publishing, there is always help available to ensure that your book is the best it can be when it hits the shelves. Contact Outskirts Press to find out more about how to get your project finished and perfected so you can start selling!

Ready to self-publish that book you’ve been writing?

START PUBLISHING TODAY AND GET $300 OF FREE UPGRADES!

Get $300 of “Mad Money” with the promotion code below when you choose to publish with our industry-leading Diamond publishing service or our full-color Pearl publishing service.

You can apply your $300 of “Mad Money” toward any optional production or marketing option we offer during the pre-production process. And with many of our optional services beginning at just $99, you can get quite a few! Apply it to options such as a Custom Cover, Cover Scribing, Editing, a Kindle Format, or choose from many others.The only question is, how are you going to spend it?

Enter the promotion code MADMONEYFEB15 and start publishing today!

In addition to receiving $300 in Mad Money, you’ll also receive the following with your Diamond package:

  • Standard Press Release. $99 value included free when you order your Diamond publishing service today.
  • Audio Excerpt. $99 value included free with your Diamond order today and a great way to share your voice with your readers, literally!
  • E-Book Edition (pdf). $99 value included free with your Diamond publishing service.
  • Cover Image. $99 value included free and a great way to enhance your cover.
  • Spring Arbor additional distribution. $99 value to complement the Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Ingram availability already included with your Diamond publishing service.

All in all, you’re looking at over $800 of free stuff in February!

Click to order the Diamond Package
Click to order the Pearl Package
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AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT & SUCCESS STORY

“Very responsive and timely. My thanks for making this an excellent experience for a novice author.”

Will Ottinger is a Houston resident and life-long enthusiast of World War One aviation. He previously published a non-fiction work in England on the art of painted military miniatures where he gained the recognition of Grand Master painter. His interest in the history and lore of First World War aviators began as a boy, and now includes a large collection of original documents, letters, autographs, and photos as well as an extensive personal library on the subject. The collection proved invaluable in researching “A Season for Ravens” to ensure its accuracy and feel for the period.

The year is 1918, during the final chaotic months of World War One where three pilots must each confront their personal demons in the skies over France and Belgium. Nathan Fleming, fleeing from Chicago’s slaughterhouses, is a volunteer officer in the Royal Flying Corps, struggling to overcome his working-class origins. His newfound friend, Billy Teal, is a wealthy Southerner and gifted pilot who cleverly conceals his insanity and murderous intent. Across the lines, they face Lieutenant Stefan Dietzel, a disillusioned ace of the Imperial German Air Service, separated from his dying wife and tasked with molding a forgotten group of young pilots. The three fight to survive in the high arena-where the average lifespan is three weeks-and on the ground, where they touch the lives of those whose paths they cross.
– Will Ottinger, author of A Season For Ravens

4 Smart Ways to Make the Most of “Mad Money” When You Self-Publish in February

Have you figured out how to spend your “Mad Money” yet?

The exciting self-publishing promotion, “Mad Money” gives back $300 to authors who begin publishing a book with either the Diamond or Pearl book publishing services from Outskirts Press in February. (Authors who purchase the Diamond or full-color Pearl book publishing packages in February with the promotion code: MADMONEYFEB15 are rewarded with a credit of $300, applied to their Outskirts Press shopping cart accounts, to spend any way they wish.) But Outskirts Press offers so many valuable publishing, customizing and marketing services, how does one choose ones that provide the most bang for the buck?

Don’t worry, they all do! However, if you find yourself overwhelmed with the choices, we’ve narrowed down the list to four book publishing, customization and marketing services that will have the greatest impact on the quality of your book and your ability to sell it today:

  1. Professional Copy Editing. Of all the services Outskirts Press provides, professional copy editing represents one of the most impactful investments you can make in your book. An experience copy editor can take any book from good to amazing — well worth every penny.
  2. Custom Cover Design. What’s an amazing book if no one notices it? Many publishing pros consider the cover even more important to selling than the content, and it’s an extremely cost-effective option. Capture readers’ attention and have them craving more with an eye-catching custom cover.
  3. eBook Publishing. As you move through the self-publishing process don’t forget the millions of bookworms who instantly download books to their eReaders. It’s a growing segment of the book-buying market, and one that could have a huge impact on your success as an author.
  4. PR Publicist Campaign. Get the news out about your book where it counts — in newsrooms! A professional press release and distribution disseminates the essential information about your book to thousands of editors and news programmers across the nation. With this service, important decision-makers will know precisely what makes your book special, how it’s distributed, where to order and how to contact you for interviews.

Now is the time to self-publish that book you’ve been working on, and also get some additional options for free. Authors can use their ‘Mad Money’ toward the production or marketing options of their choice, and an additional $300 to spend on self-publishing services results in a higher-quality, more marketable book.”

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Last Chance! 3 More Days to Claim $300 of Mad Money for Self-Publishing Services

It’s not too late to make August your most productive month with $300 of Mad Money from Outskirts Press. It’s time to finish that book and decide how you want to spend that $300 in FREE big bucks from Outskirts Press!

  • Custom cover design?
  • Copy editing?
  • Custom interior formatting?
  • Amazon Kindle or Barnes & Noble Nook edition?

Whatever production and marketing options you choose, the first $300 worth are FREE if you start publishing right now! Just order your ultimate Diamond or full-color Pearl publishing package and enter the following promotion code during secure shopping cart check-out: Promo code: MADMONEYAUG14

You can apply your $300 of “Mad Money” toward any optional production or marketing option we offer during the pre-production process. And with many of our optional services beginning at just $99, you can get quite a few!

And when you combine this promotion with the $400 of FREE upgrades already included with the Diamond package (standard press release distribution, Spring Arbor Christian distribution, streaming audio excerpt on your author webpage, cover photo from our image library) you’re looking at $700 worth of stuff!

Get that book finished so you’re published by the busy holiday season! Start publishing today!

Click to order the Diamond Package
Click to order the Pearl Package