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Internal Medicine Alert II by Ala Sarraj, MD

Technology has made it easier than ever to reach wider audiences no matter where they are in the world. All it takes is a little thinking outside the box and you can market a self-published book in creative ways, affordably and impactfully. This is where book tours come in: Tours are a great way to connect with your readers and technology has made them easier and more cost effective than ever!

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


Luckily for us, Ala 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 Internal Medicine Alert II.

OP: Tell us a little bit about Internal Medicine Alert II. What is it about?

Ala: Review and test prep in high yield format.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Ala: I felt there was a dire need to cut short the time for test and review preparation and more importantly the time to assimilate and acquire knowledge in those fields.

OP: How did you get your book published?

Ala: Through self-publishing Outskirts Press in 2016 and revised in 2018. Planning on revision every 2-3 years.

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

Ala: Internal Medicine residents, physicians and midlevel’s not to forget medical students as well.

OP: What is special about your book?

Ala: It’s special because of its unique setup to reflect simple and effective random notes creating strong line of mental associations in the facts that is set up like flash cards especially in the e-version format.

OP: What differentiates your book from other books?

Ala: From other series is its simplicity and high yield effectiveness in acquisition and fast recollection of all facts.

OP: Have you published any other books?

Ala: This book is part of Alert Medical Series (a 9 book series covering the fields of Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine and USMLE).

OP: Do you plan to publish more?

Ala: Yes, I plan to publish more of this type of medical books not to mention revisions every 2-3 years, to stress the need for high yield effective medical knowledge trimming the unnecessary ‘fat’ of “would be, could be, to be determined, and alike,” And unwanted interjections.

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

The Author: Ala Sarraj, MD, American board certified in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine. He graduated from Damascus Univ. Med. School / Syria. Trained at Georgetown Univ. Dept. of Medicine / DC General hospital, Washington, DC, and Rush Univ. Med. center / Chicago. Dr. Sarraj is a full-time emergency medicine physician in Chicago metropolitan area since 1991. The Editor: The series was reviewed and edited by Maggy Shamekh, MD. A graduate, residency trained and holding master’s degree of family medicine from Cairo Univ. Med. School / Egypt. Performed collaboration research work between Cairo Univ. cancer institute and MD Anderson cancer center, Houston / Texas. Worked for the WHO for the eradication of polio in the Middle East. Dr. Shamekh is a diplomat in health care quality management from the American Univ. / Cairo.

For more information or to contact the author, visit https://www.outskirtspress.com/alertmedicalseries5

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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You’ve slaved over your manuscript for months and finally you see a light at the end of the tunnel. It won’t be long before it’s off to the presses … right?

Wait! Have you hired a book editor yet? What about your book formatting — have you chosen a layout? Have you nailed down your cover design? What about your book marketing approach? There are so many tasks necessary to take your work from “manuscript” to “published book” to a successfully selling book … and for many, it’s overwhelming.

With a One-Click Publishing Suite from Outskirts Press, a single click of the mouse instantly pulls together everything needed to polish and format your manuscript, send it to print, get the word out and start selling. Even better, One-Click Publishing is designed to tailor distinct services to authors in a variety of book genres. While every package addresses the publishing and marketing needs of a specific genre, every One-Click self-publishing author can count on receiving dozens of priceless benefits:

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While our Ultimate Black and White and Full-Color packages can be enhanced with additional service purchase options for marketing and promotion, One-Click Publishing is truly all-inclusive. They are the only publishing bundles that automatically also include coveted marketing options such as Author Platform Set-up Through Social Media, Google Books Preview, Book Video Trailer, Amazon Author Profile, Amazon Listing Enhancement and much more.

By purchasing a One-Click option, you get peace of mind knowing that you are getting the publishing and marketing options that are essential for the genre you have chosen.

 

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How to Promote a Book Series

Do you have more than one book in a series, perhaps featuring a central character (for example, James Bond), or a common genre (for example, historical fiction)?

If so, marketing your series (and even publishing your series) is a little different from publishing a single non-fiction book, for instance.

Take some cues from runaway success, and Outskirts Press author, Linda Rae Sande, on 3 suggestions to make your series as successful as it can be.

1. Make sure the cover design is consistent

Ms. Sande was diligent in ensuring that each of her romance novel shared very specific characteristics on the cover. One need only look at her boxed set to see exactly what we mean. Check out the spines of each book. The title is consistently in the same font and consistently in the same place. Ditto her name, and the “type” of image used both on the cover and the spine.

2. Promote from within

It goes without saying, probably, that readers of one book of your series are bound to be interested in the other books within that same series, right? So don’t miss out on that marketing opportunity. Make sure the front and/or back pages of each book in the series mention all the other books within that same series (including very specific ordering information, maybe a cover image, and certainly any reviews and/or awards that you wish to promote).

We hear what you’re saying: “How can you mention book 2 and 3 in the pages of book 1?” Well, that’s the power of print-on-demand. Publish book 1 as you normally would and while you’re writing book 2, start collecting reviews and awards for book 1. Publish book 2, and within the pages of book 2, insert promotions about book 1 with your accolades. Simultaneously (a writer’s work is never done), work on book 3 as you start to collect reviews and awards for book 2 and continue collecting accolades for book 1. See the pattern here? When the series is complete, make the necessary revisions to all of them to include all of them. Then it’s time to publish the all-important “boxed-set.”

3. Make a boxed-set of your series

Once you have three or more books in your series, create a boxed set that sells of them for a slightly discounted price (see image above for a perfect example). Unlike the convenience factor you experience with the zero-inventory “print-on-demand” aspects of your physical Outskirts Press books, “boxed-set books” are inventory-driven physical products, and as such, they demand a different mentality, and higher level of personal involvement, but it’s worth the effort. Here’s what to consider:

  • BOX DIMENSIONS – Determining the dimensions of the box requires measuring the dimensions of the books to be included. If your box-set is going to include three 6×9 books, for instance, you have two of the required dimensions — the height and the depth. But you also need the width — that is, the size of the “opening” of the cased box itself. Say the spine of each book is 1 inch wide. That means your box must be approximately 3 inches wide. Of course, there is no such thing as “approximately” when producing physical products, so further down we will point you to a printing/manufacturing vendor who can assist you in determining your exact specifications (and produce your boxes for you).
  • BOX DESIGN – Once you have determined your box’s dimensions, you need to determine what the boxed set is going to look like. It’s easiest (and least expensive) to duplicate your cover art on the outside of the box (since that high resolution artwork already exists). But, alternatively, you can produce a unique piece of artwork for the box itself. You’ll need to determine the artwork for the sides, top, bottom, and back of the box. You’ll also determine the “color printing process” to use. 4-Color is the best.
  • BOX PRODUCTION – Like nearly any physical off-set products, the more units you order, the cheaper each unit is, so your printer’s quote will usually provide you with quantity/unit/price breaks. Remember that for each box you order, you’ll need to order enough copies of each of your books to insert into the boxed sets.
  • FINALIZING THE BOX – Once your boxes arrive from the manufacturer and the copies of your books arrive from your publisher, you’re ready to finalize your boxed-sets. This is about as easy as you would expect. You’ll slip one copy of each of your series of books into the box. If your box dimensions are correct, the books should fit snugly inside the box with very little wiggle-room, and just enough space to pull them out one-by-one. You may even decide to produce two different boxed-sets, an “author signed” boxed-set (which is more expensive naturally), and a non-author signed boxed set. You could sign the box itself and/or each of the copies of the books inside.
  • MARKETING THE BOX – Once you have a final boxed set, take several digital pictures of it so you can promote and sell it. People will want to see what your boxed set looks like. Then, upload the image, details and price to your author webpage and/or website. Since you will be handling the fulfillment of those orders personally, you will need to create a merchant account to accept secure online payments and receive notifications of orders. The easiest vendor for this kind of thing is Pay Pal (http://paypal.com) but Stripe (http://stripe.com) is also a good option. Once you have a way of taking and fulfilling orders for your boxed set, your marketing efforts will mimic the marketing steps you’ve taken to promote your books individually — that is, through social media outreach efforts, virtual book tours, promotional materials, blogging, interviews, etc. The advantage of having a boxed set is that for the same effort it takes to promote one single book, you can promote three (or more) books all at the same time, with a much higher price. The higher your price, the more flexibility you have with your margins, and therefore the greater discounts you can provide to your buyers as incentive.
  • SELLING THE BOX – In addition to the Pay Pal and/or Stripe merchant accounts you will need to set-up for collecting orders from your own author webpage/website(s), you will also want to submit your boxed set to Amazon.com. In order to do this, you need to open up your own merchant account, which you can do by clicking here. Once your merchant account has been set-up, it will be in your best interest to also set-up a Fulfillment by Amazon account here. That way, you can send them multiple boxed sets in advance, and then they handle the individual order fulfillment for you, plus they notify you in advance when you need to supply them with more boxed sets. Another bonus: your customers will qualify for free shipping through Amazon Prime, which is something you won’t be able to offer with a simple merchant account.

If you’re interested in more marketing tips, there’s never a better time than now to inquire. Visit us online at www.outskirtspress.com and check out our Marketing Solutions menu. You can also access our wonderful Free Marketing Resource Center where you’ll find countless further recommendations to suit your marketing needs!