Top 10 Self Publishing Book Marketing Options for November

Book marketing is an important component to successful self publishing. Outskirts Press is an industry leader in providing post-publication support, products, and services to its growing family of published authors.

Even if you have published elsewhere (sorry to hear that), our list of Top 10 Book Marketing Options can help you prioritize your book marketing efforts by providing you with the most popular and effective book marketing and promotional tactics as determined by our authors. These are tactics that are strongly recommended for successful book marketing after publication.

These are the marketing products and services determined to be most popular by our authors for the month of November, 2009, listed below in alphabetical order:

Amazon Extreme Package
Save 25% on 3 amazing marketing tactics centered around Amazon: The Amazon Kindle Edition, Search Inside the Book, and the Keyword Search Submission Service. Plus a free copy of the Amazon best selling book, Sell Your Book on Amazon.
Amazon Keyword Search Submission
Participating books are “tagged” with applicable terms and keywords on Amazon’s Product Detail page. Then 10 specific keywords or phrases are submitted to Amazon’s Search Engine on the author’s behalf.
Amazon Kindle Edition
Only books that have been submitted to the Amazon Kindle via the required process and in the required format are available for Kindle readers to purchase and enjoy. Kindle editions of books appear on Amazon and in Amazon search listings just like any other format (such as a hardback edition).
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 See Inside
Barnes & Noble’s answer to Amazon’s “Search Inside the Book” program. Books that participate in this program receive a “See Inside” icon next to their Barnes & Noble cover image, which invites potential customers to electronically “flip” through a small section of the book.
Book Award Submissions Package
Save 25% and enjoy maximum convenience by allowing us to submit your book to 6 recognized, vetted, and legitimate book award contests, some of which offer major cash and prizes (Writer’s Digest and Foreword) and all of which offer the chance  for extra exposure, recognition, and the chance to claim “award-winning” during your marketing efforts.
Book Blast Package
Save 25% on 5 of our popular marketing services that can blast your book into the stratosphere: Custom Press Release, PR Publicist Campaign, 60 Second Book Video Trailer, Book Review Submission Service, and 5 hours of Personal Marketing Assistance to put it all together.
Custom T-Shirt
Due to popular demand, you can now customize a high-quality t-shirt with your book (front cover on the front and back cover on the back).
ForeWord Magazine Co-Op Advertisement
Co-op advertising allows you to secure premium, full-color exposure for your book in a high-quality trade publication for a minimal amount of money.
Press Release – Standard
The standard publication press release includes information about you and your book taken directly from your webpage and then distributed electronically to a database of approximately 100,000 media contacts, newsrooms, industry analysts, and freelance writers.

Outskirts Press published authors who are interested in any of these options can find further details and ordering information by clicking on the name (or image) of the option above.  Information about additional marketing options can be found on the Marketing Options page of your Author’s Center.

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Custom Postal Stamps for Self-Publishing Book Promotion

Promote your books with every letter you send using postal stamps customized with your cover image.

Custom First Class U.S. Postal Stamps are sold in quantities of 120. Each stamp is for first-class US Postage and works exactly as if you purchased a first-class stamp from the United States postal office. The unique difference is that each stamp is customized to feature the front cover of your book in full-color.

Outskirts Press published authors can easily and conveniently add this optional marketing service from the Marketing Options screen of their author’s center.

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American Library Assocation (ALA) Annual Conference for Self-Published Books


The American Library Association annual conference attracts librarians from all levels of management, from all types of libraries, from across the country. It serves as a meeting place for leadership, a place to learn, a place to network and as a forum to exchange ideas on the multitude of issues affecting libraries. Attendance is estimated at 25,000!

Co-op book shelf displays allow you to secure valuable, face-out exposure for your book on an exclusive shelf with 4 other Outskirts Press titles.  A representative will be on-hand to personally answer questions about your book. Outskirts Press will provide the necessary copies of the book and all the necessary contact information for both the author and publisher, so interested parties can make further contact, during or after the fair. All inquiries Outskirts Press receives about your book will be forwarded directly to you for personal follow-up.

The registration deadline for the 2009 ALA conference is May 31st.

If you are a published author with Outskirts Press and interested in exhibiting your book at the ALA Annual Conference, you can register for this event conveniently from the Marketing Options screen in your author’s center. Space is limited and filled on a first-come, first served basis. 

Click here to access your Author’s Center and register now.