Amazon Featured Book of the Week

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Why I Like Dogs and Hate Everyone Else

by Charles Hastings

(5 Stars – 1 Customer Review)

Price: $9.95

Charles Hastings‘s “Why I Like Dogs and Hate Everyone Else” is a funny, sarcastic autobiography for those of us who find most people annoying and prefers dogs. “From age five I just felt dogs were the coolest friends ever. Much more faithful and reliable than people. I knew it instinctively.” Follow the life of Charles Hastings and his discovery of how he learned to hate everyone but love his dogs.

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Galagamous: The Galactic Garbage Collector by Julia Irwin

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 Julia Irwin is taking her latest book Galagamous: The Galactic Garbage Collector, on tour — a Virtual Book Tour with Outskirts Press. This will allow Julia to take her book into the far corners of the globe, all from the comfort of her own home! Keep an eye out for Julia’s book as she will be featured on several blogs over the weeks and months ahead!

Luckily for us, Julia 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 Galagamous: The Galactic Garbage Collector.

OP: Tell us a little bit about Galagamous:The Galactic Garbage Collector. What is it about?

Julia: Galagamous and Fizobot are two very relatable characters who touch on the universal theme of acceptance. Learning to be accepted by others and accepting of oneself. Despite being bullied, they take on a task that others have rejected. By doing so, their actions reflect the true heroes they have always been.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Julia: As a Psychiatrist, I have found that most individuals are receptive to learning lessons via stories. Often times, a simple story allows one to get in touch with their inner child. We are all touched by negative events that occur when we are young but these events do not have to dictate who we will become. It is our actions that will always define us. Actions reveal the core of who we really are.

OP: How did you get your book published?

Julia: I self-published through Outskirts Press currently.

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

Julia: Readers of all ages can learn life lessons from this book. I wrote it in such a way that adults can read it with children so that questions could be addressed aloud. It encourages interaction between the reader and listener.

OP: What is special about your book?

Julia: This book is special because of the way in-depth content regarding, emotions, differences, and choices, are discussed.

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

Julia: This book is not preachy or negative. Instead it is positive, accepting and empowering.

OP: Have you published any other books?

Julia: No I have not.

OP: Do you plan to publish more?

Julia: Yes, in time.

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


Julia Irwin is Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc. She has a private solo practice and tends to the mental health needs of all ages.

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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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Save 10% on Amazon Book Marketing

Today the Amazon Launch Bundle from Outskirts Press is an additional 10% off the already-discounted bundle price. Here’s what you get and why you should take advantage of this great deal:

We will add your Amazon Author Profile directly to Amazon, which includes…

  • your entire bibliography of published books
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We will submit your book to Amazon’s “Look Inside,” which…

  • entices readers to digitally flip through small sections of your book
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We will add Search-Optimized Content to your Amazon Product Page, so…

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The Amazon Launch Bundle is one of our most popular marketing bundles and today you can save an additional 10% off the $349 bundled price. Just enter promo code tenlaunchamz at checkout today.


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If you’re not yet published, this may be the perfect time to take the leap. Outskirts Press is offering the popular Amazon Launch Bundle absolutely free (a $349 value!) with your purchase of the Ultimate Black & White or Full-Color publishing package! Enhanced Amazon marketing can help you get out of the gate with a newly published book in a much stronger selling position with largest book-buying audience in the world.

The Amazon Launch Bundle is designed to increase visibility with tens of millions of readers browsing the Amazon bookstore. When your book is published, we will expertly boost your presence on Amazon with:

  • Amazon Search Inside the Book —This feature entices readers with preview pages, and we’ll submit it for you for free.
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  • Amazon Author Profile —After we create and/or improve your Amazon Author Profile for you (and for free), you will be able to provide readers with key information about you and your book(s) to build awareness, fan loyalty, and new readers!

And if that’s not enough, start publishing your masterpiece today and we will also publish and distribute an Amazon Kindle eBook Edition of your book for free (a $299 value).

To claim your free Amazon Launch Bundle, enter promo code amzlaunch at checkout when you purchase the Ultimate Black & White or Full-Color publishing package from Outskirts Press.

So, are you ready to publish your masterpiece with the A+ rated and #1-rated self-publishing company according to the Better Business Bureau and Top Consumer Reviews, respectively? If so, connect with Outskirts Press right now in whatever manner is easiest for you:

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Amazon Featured Book of the Week

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A Most Daunting Time

by Robert Roach

(4.5 Stars – 2 Customer Reviews)

Price: $17.95

Robert Roach’s “A Most Daunting Time” is an epic tale of two families in the 1930s in the shadow of the Great Depression. One family, Melvyn and Sally Bridges farmed until the middle-’30s when the Dust Bowl rendered them penniless. They had two sons and a daughter. One became a remarkable baseball player, the other an aristocratic oil tycoon and the daughter became a “Belle of the South. The children lived quite well through the hardening times. But fate has a way of evening out the odds, and little did both families know they would be brought together in unforeseen circumstances.

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How Book Marketing Specialists are Helping Self-Publishing Authors

As a self-published author, do you know how to develop a book marketing plan or even what should be included in it? Do you have the time and know-how to snag and schedule book signings? Are you confused about when, where and how to implement these and other elements of your book marketing plan?

A professional book marketing specialist can assist you with all these tasks, and more!

What, exactly, can a book marketing specialist do for you?

  • Develop a marketing plan. A book marketing plan is as vital to the marketing of a book as an outline is to the writing of it. And a marketing plan must be continuously tweaked to stay aligned with your goals. When you hire a book marketing specialist, you will receive a customized marketing plan with recommended actions and valuable information you can use TODAY to sell more books.
  • Arrange book signings. Book signings are special moments for any author, and for book fans. Your book marketing specialist will help you schedule these events and coordinate all the important details.
  • Develop your author platform. Your online presence says a lot about you as a person, and it can say a lot about you as an author. Having an internet presence that is tailored specifically to your needs will help you fine-tune your image, get the word out about your book(s) to a large, targeted audience and give readers valuable ways to find you and buy your book. Your author platform includes a website, social networking accounts and more. A book marketing specialist can ensure that you make the most of this valuable marketing medium!
  • Follow-up on marketing leads. When life gets busy, it’s nice to hand off the little details to someone else–like following up with potentially valuable marketing leads. Your book marketing specialist will chase down these leads for you and make sure you get ’em while they’re HOT!

Marketing a book is not a cookie-cutter science. The successful path depends upon the book, the author, and his/her goals. That’s why it is imperative to meet with your book marketing specialist first, typically via an initial telephone consultation. Once you make sure you and your marketing specialist are on the same page (pun intended), you can work together more efficiently, and effectively.

If you haven’t yet secured the services of a professional book marketing specialist to help you with the marketing of your self-published book, perhaps 2020 is the year to do it.

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…

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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.