Top 10 Self-Publishing Book Marketing Tactics for April 2015

Book marketing is one of the most important pieces of being a successful self-publishing author. Outskirts Press is an industry leader in providing post-publication support, products, and services to its growing family of published authors.

Your book is written. Your book is published. Now what? Our list of Top 10 Book Marketing Tactics can help you prioritize your book marketing efforts by providing you with excellent marketing and promotional tactics you should consider pursuing.

These are the marketing products and tactics determined to be most popular by our authors for the month of April 2015, listed below in alphabetical order:

Amazon Extreme Package Amazon Extreme Package: Save 25% on 3 of our marketing services focused on Amazon.com. This package includes a Kindle Edition of your book, participation in the Amazon Search Inside the Book and Amazon Cover Enhancement.
Amazon Kindle Submission Service Amazon Kindle Submission Service:  Make your book available on Amazon’s Kindle ebook reading device. More formats on Amazon means more exposure on Amazon, and the Kindle is heavily promoted by Amazon.

Amazon Search Inside the Book
Amazon Search Inside the Book: Amazon claims that books participating in this program enjoy “significant” sales improvement, on average, over books that do not.
Barnes & Noble NOOK Submission Service Barnes & Noble NOOK Submission Service:  Millions of books are available on Barnes & Noble’s NOOK. If your book isn’t one of them, you are missing out on tapping a very important, and growing, market of readers.
Custom Press Release Custom Press Release:  Have our professional press release writer compose an original, unique press release for your book, submitted to you for your review/approval, and then distributed to our newswire service on your behalf.
EVVY Awards Submission EVVY Awards Submission: Winning a book award helps separate your book from the rest, especially when it is the coveted “EVVY Awards” and “Book of the Year” Award, held annually by Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA).
Google Books Preview Program Submission Google Books Preview Program Submission: An inexpensive and extremely effective way to get your book in front of millions of readers quickly and easily.
Apple iPad iPhone Standard Edition Apple iPad/iPhone Standard Edition: Allows self-publishing authors to enter the ebook marketplace at significantly lower upfront cost with a no-hassle, standard iBookstore retail price of $9.99. It’s the simplest one-click solution for published authors to publish a book in Apple’s iBookstore.
Personal Marketing Assistant Personal Marketing Assistant: Do you need help developing a book marketing plan? Arranging book signings? Establishing/developing your author platform? Hire your own Personal Marketing Assistant today!
Readers Favorite Award Submission Readers Favorite Award Submission: Want to gain notoriety as a self-published author? The best way is to become an award-winning author. With our Readers Favorite Book Award Submission, you have an opportunity to not only gain that notoriety but also receive additional free targeted book marketing services/promotion.

Outskirts Press Published authors who are interested in any of these (or many of our other available services) can find further details and ordering information from the Marketing Options page of your author’s center.

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Amp Up Self-Publishing Sales with the Barnes & Noble See Inside Option

Barnes & Noble has long been considered to represent the gold standard in bookselling, with millions of avid readers around the globe turning to its brick-and-mortar and online bookstores for their next riveting read. So why wouldn’t a self-publishing author want to harness the selling power of one of the largest bookstore chains in the world?Barnes & Noble See Inside submission

Now, you can turn Barnes & Noble book browsers into book buyers — by simply allowing online shoppers to view select pages of your book digitally from the BN.com website. Think about it: Where do your potential readers go to search and buy books? Chances are, unless they live very close to a brick-and-mortar bookstore, they search online. But viewing a book cover and synopsis online is not the same as browsing through the book itself … unless you enable a preview to get those readers hooked!

“See Inside” is Barnes & Noble’s online book browsing tool. It allows customers to browse the contents of books — just like they would in a bookstore — in order to help them make the best possible purchasing decision. The See Inside program provides an excellent preview experience to the customer to give them a true sense for the physical book and what they can expect if they buy it.

Would you like to learn more about how this exciting book selling feature works? Click the button below to find out how you can amp up your selling through Barnes & Noble with help from Outskirts Press.

Self-Publishing Authors Can Now Go Green and Save Green with New Elite E-book Publishing Package

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.

For more complete information about each service included in this bundle, visit the product description page at www.outskirtspress.com/ebookpackage.

Go Green & Save Green With New Electronic Edition Self-Publishing Package

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.

For more complete information about this new Elite E-Book Package, visit http://outskirtspress.com/p/ebookpackage

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