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Death by Doggie Door: An Abby Connors Dog Rescue Mystery

by Joyce Sanford

(5 Stars – 6 Customer Reviews)

Price: $14.95

Joyce Sanford’s “Death by Doggie Door: An Abby Connors Dog Rescue Mystery” is the first in a new cozy mystery series. Full of caring, hardworking, quirky characters, fascinating stories of dog rescue, a gorgeous but also turbulent setting, and of course, murder, Death by Doggie Door will delight readers interested in a variety of subjects wrapped in the escapist fun of a strong protagonist solving mysteries.

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Self-Publishing Questions Asked & Answered — Available for Free!

From the award-winning and bestselling* author of Sell Your Book on Amazon comes Brent Sampson’s latest non-fiction guide to the world of independent publishing and marketing: Self-Publishing Questions Asked & Answered.

And it’s currently available in paperback, Kindle e-Book, and audiobook formats from Amazon, or in this FREE Publishing Kit from Outskirts Press.

Do You Want to be a Published Author?

About the Book

Self-Publishing Questions Asked & Answered identifies the most common questions concerning self publication today and answers them clearly and concisely. What is the difference between “independent” self-publishing, “free” self-publishing, and “full-service” self-publishing? What should I title my book? How do I price my book? What is an ISBN and why is it important? How do I get book reviews on Amazon? These are just a small sample of the top 25 questions Ernest & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Semi-Finalist and self-publishing expert Brent Sampson has been asked over the years and now answers thoroughly and completely in this book.

About the Author

Ernest & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Semi-Finalist Brent Sampson is the award-winning and bestselling author of Sell Your Book on Amazon and The Book Marketing COACH. As the founder, president and chief marketing officer of Outskirts Press, Brent has helped writers from around the world experience the joy and satisfaction of bringing their high-quality, professional, and award-winning books into the marketplace. Learn more at OutskirtsPress.com.

About the Free Publishing Kit

Your complimentary Publishing Kit from Outskirts Press contains:

  • Self-Publishing Questions Asked & Answered
  • Publish Your Passion
  • 7 Tips to Self-Publish Like a Pro
  • Book shepherd one-sheet: Meet Your Publishing Consultant
  • Author success white paper: 7 Highly Effective Rules for the Perfect Book Title
  • Author guide: Author Photo & Biography Guide
  • Author tip sheet: The Top 7 Marketing Elements to Include in Your Book
  • Author guide: Which Book Format Should I Choose?
  • Author white paper: How to Price Your Book
  • Publishing white paper: Diving into Self-Publishing

About Outskirts Press

Since 2002, Outskirts Press has helped thousands of authors just like you develop, publish, and market thousands of high-quality, award-winning books featuring…

  • exceptional cover design
  • professional interior formatting
  • high-quality printing
  • award-winning publishing
  • worldwide distribution
  • and extensive book marketing services

Outskirts Press is the only A+ rated and #1-rated self-publishing company according to the Better Business Bureau and Top Consumer Reviews, respectively, because we deliver outstanding customer service, affordable pricing, and industry-leading royalties.

* #29 overall Amazon bestseller, 2007. Royal Palms Literary Awards, Best Book of the Year 2007

 

Never Judge a Webpage By Its… Formatting?

Among many of the core benefits of self-publishing with Outskirts Press is the free Author Webpage that is provided to the author for each book. These RWD-compliant (look it up!) and social-media-connected marketing marvels help published authors promote and sell their books regardless of whether you’re on your mobile, your tablet, or your desktop.
Under the Manage Sales Tools section of your Publishing Center, you can even edit and format the following specific sections of your Author Webpage after publication, as frequently as you want:

  • Synopsis/Summary
  • Sample Text/Content
  • Author Biography

But here’s the exciting news!

Up until now, doing “cool” formatting in those sections required knowledge of HTML (what’s that??). Today Outskirts Press is happy to announce the free Formatting & Editor upgrade in your Publishing Center under Manage Sales Tools > Author Webpages.

Now anyone and everyone can…

  • Italicize
  • Bold
  • Bullet point
  • Color
  • Center
  • and Insert Images (like all your book award seals, perhaps?)

So what are you waiting for? Personalize your Author Webpage today at https://outskirtspress.com/author

What’s that, you say? You haven’t yet published with, or switched to, Outskirts Press, the A+ rated and #1-rated self-publishing company according to the Better Business Bureau and Top Consumer Reviews, respectively? Make 2020 the year you publish a high-quality, award-worthy book!

To get the most of your upgraded Author Webpage, read this handy marketing tip sheet: 10 Best Practices For Your Responsive Author Webpage

 

The Hangman Returns by Dee Rose

Technology has created a wide variety of ways to reach audiences all over the world. It takes is a little thinking outside the box and you can market a self-published book in creative, affordable and impactful ways. Consider book tours! Tours are a great way to connect with your readers and technology has made them easier and more cost effective than ever!

Author Dee Rose is taking his latest book The Hangman Returns, on tour — a Virtual Book Tour with Outskirts Press. This will allow Dee to take his book into the far corners of the globe, all from the comfort of his own home! Keep an eye out for Dee’s book as he will be featured on several blogs over the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, Dee was kind enough to answer a few questions as the tour was getting started so that we can give you a sneak peek into the mind of the creator of The Hangman Returns.

OP: Tell us a little bit about The Hangman Returns. What is it about?

Dee: The book is about Kente Cromwell Sr. At the end of The Hangman, he is returned to Purgatory to finish serving his time and hopefully, enter Paradise. However, back on Earth, five years have passed, and a sorcerer named Damian Red has murdered Cromwell’s wife in search of the Ring of Light. This sends, Kente Jr, who has the ring, on a vengeful killing spree. But Kente is using the ring to kill both supernatural creatures and humans alike. This forces BA, the Bad Angel, to go to Purgatory and help the Hangman escape in hopes of reigning in Kente Jr. At the same time, the demon lord Hangoctuforre, who is responsible for giving the Hangman his powers, is plotting to launch another assault on the Earth. He has gathered an army consisting of the fallen angel Comet, Damian Red, vampires, and demons. This brings together the vampire slayer, Jericho Caine, the demon hunter, Father Tom Padilla, and the wizard Alexander Merryweather. Joining the fray is a new hero, Susan Taki, a master of kung fu. She also possesses a supernatural ability of her own. Now they must convince the reluctant Hangman to join another war once he deals with his son.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Dee: I decided to write it because the Hangman was always meant to be bigger than just the Hangman. There are several novellas about the supporting characters in between The Hangman and The Hangman Returns. I call it the Hangman Universe or HMU.

OP: How did you get your book published?

Dee: I got my book published through Outskirts Press. I trust them with my work.

OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?

Dee: The types of readers that will be interested in my book are people who like good versus evil type of books. They are people who like shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer or shows like Supernatural and Legacies.

OP: What is special about your book?

Dee: What’s special about my book is that none of the heroes are just purely good. They are flawed, but still know that the evil they face must be defeated.

OP: What differentiates it from other books in the same category?

Dee: What differentiates my book from the rest is that I’m not afraid to explore having the bad guys win. I’m not afraid of showcasing the vulnerabilities of the heroes and showing them as regular human beings.

OP: Have you published any other books?

Dee: Yes, I have published other books. My first foray into writing was a love story entitled, Forbidden Love. My second book was entitled Cloning Around.
As I said before, then came The Hangman and the Hangman Universe, starting with: The Hangman, The Grand Librarian: Life of an Immortal, Father Tom Padilla: Curse of the Demon Priest, Jericho Caine: Dakota Rises, and The Bad Angel: Redemption.

OP: Do you plan to publish more?

Dee: Yes, the HMU has taken a life of its own. My next novella, following The Hangman Returns is called The Grand Librarian: The Future Wizards. It is currently in the editing process. That will be followed by The Death Brothers: A Supernatural Awaking. It focusses on Jericho Caine and Father Tom Padilla. Both novellas deal with the fallout from The Hangman Returns.

OP: Thanks for your time, Dee! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Dee Rose was born and raised in Gary, Indiana. He has two beautiful daughters, Nadia and Nicole, who are his life and inspiration. He resides in Denver, CO, where he attended Metropolitan State University and majored in Political Science. He considers the HMU to be his baby that he has nurtured quickly, but with extreme patience. He says, “Along with my kids, the HMU will be my legacy. Hopefully, they will all endure long after I’m gone.”

For more information or to contact the author, visit https://www.outskirtspress.com/thehangmanreturns

This author purchased the Virtual Book Tour marketing option, which allows self-publishing authors to connect with bloggers and harness the power of the blogosphere by taking their book on the “virtual road.” Learn more about this service by visiting your Publishing Center and reviewing the available marketing options.

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How Book Videos Help Self-Publishing Authors

Did you know that video is the fastest growing segment on the internet, and that YouTube is the second most popular search engine (second only to Google)? In many ways social media has become a largely video-centric world. Consumers of news, pop culture, marketing and other information are digesting a growing percentage of all their information in video form. For self-publishing authors, it’s never been more important!

That’s not to say the written word is dying out – books do, and will, remain a popular form of entertainment – but Internet users looking for a quick bite of magazine-style information are turning to video in greater numbers. Videos offer a number of advantages over the printed word to both the communicator and the consumer.

Consider this: It is fairly easy for a reader to glance over a page and skip to passages they wish to read, possibly ignoring other vital information in the process. That’s less likely to happen with video, which disseminates information in a linear fashion and often in an entertaining way, making viewers less likely to skip around. With video, the communicator has the power to control what information the consumer gets, and when. That’s a powerful tool!

Introducing Outskirts Press Author Jeanne Blanchet’s Book Video for Kamikaze

So, if you don’t have a book video that promotes your book and is available to view from YouTube and from your own personal Facebook page and/or author webpage, now is the time to start, by clicking that big button.

 

Amazon Featured Book of the Week

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On The Fault

by Ronald J. Wichers

(5 Stars – 1 Customer Review)

Price: $21.95

Ronald J. Wichers’s “On The Fault.” True grit mixes with true wit in this tragic, yet strangely triumphant tale of how much one man can lose. Following the Vietnam War, life proves bittersweet as Joe Hearns learns that sometimes finding happiness means changing the definition. For Joe Hearns the horrors of combat give way to those of daily life. He discovers that courage takes on a whole new meaning when coping with a world moving at a different pace – the pace of friendship and love. But, in the end, this proves the way out from under the curse of the war no one wanted. “The heart of the planet is broken and the world is bleeding. We come out of the broken-hearted earth and try to mend it.”

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Amazon Featured Book of the Week

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Time Changes Everything

by Jane Craig Sebok

(4 Stars – 4 Customer Reviews)

Price: $15.95

Jane Craig Sebok’s “Time Changes Everything.” High school senior Caitlin is finally getting in the cool crowd but soon finds herself in situations she is unprepared for, which leads her to a drastic decision: get out of town! While attempting to run away, Caitlin is mysteriously transported into a time of cassette decks, pay phones, and disco dancing. It’s the late 1970’s with no internet! She’s stuck in the past! Now, she must figure out why she is there and how to get home!

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