How Large Print Editions Help Your Book Reach a Whole New Audience

Did you know that the number of readers over the age of 65 is expected to almost double between 2018 and 2060. That represents a huge opportunity for you and your book.

Outskirts Press wants to help you reach that potentially untapped market with the introduction of our Large Print Editions. No matter how many formats you already have or want (paperback, hardback, ebook, audiobook, etc.), Large Print Editions are a growing subset of publications that allow savvy authors to market their books to a new audience of readers — all without having to go to the trouble or expense of writing & publishing an entirely new book!

From paper color and font type, to font size, formatting, justification, margins and layout, our professional Large Print Editions adhere to the American National Association for Visually Handicapped’s best practices to ensure the widest possible market for your book.

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The Senators’ Suitcase

by Mitch Engel

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Mitch Engel’s “The Senators’ Suitcase.” Intriguing and satirical, this thought-provoking book is about Senator Beth Davenport, a revered statesperson with a spotless reputation. As the nation mourns her passing, Troy, her son, finds a suitcase among her belongings. Curious, he opens it and finds millions of dollars in cash. He now questions whether his mother was just another dirty politician. He wants answers as he tries to reconcile her public persona with her private one. The Senator’s Suitcase weaves contemporary themes with timeless values and an unexpected conclusion.

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The Attitude Influence: Creating a positive life by taking accountability, building connections, & discovering how attitude influences everything

by LeAnn Shaw

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LeAnn Shaw’s “The Attitude Influence: Creating a positive life by taking accountability, building connections, & discovering how attitude influences everything.” Discovering the attitude influence is the foundation for an extraordinary life. LeAnn Shaw shares more than a decade of research and observations about the attitudes most affecting our lives as well as her real-world experience for making our attitudes work for us rather than against us. You will discover ways to use the GREAT attitude toolbox – Gratitude, Relationships, Energy, Authenticity, & Thoughtfulness to strengthen the power of your attitude as well as strategies to capitalize on ways to influence your environments.

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Introducing Handbook for True Democracy: How the Grassroots Can Create a Nation Of, By and For All the People Through the Evolution of Individual and Organizational Behavior by John G. Mentzos, PhD

Author John G. Mentzos, PhD is taking his latest book Handbook for True Democracy: How the Grassroots Can Create a Nation Of, By and For All the People Through the Evolution of Individual and Organizational Behavior on tour — a Virtual Book Tour, that is, with Outskirts Press! Technology has created a wide variety of ways to reach audiences all over the world. All it takes is a little thinking outside the box, and nowadays you can market a self-published book in a variety of affordable and impactful ways. Virtual book tours, for example, are a great way to connect with readers from all corners of the globe, all from the comfort of your own home. Join John G. Mentzos, PhD and Handbook for True Democracy as they appear in features and interviews (such as the one below) in the weeks and months ahead!

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OP: Tell us a little bit about Handbook for True Democracy: How the Grassroots Can Create a Nation Of, By and For All the People Through the Evolution of Individual and Organizational Behavior. What is it about?

John: It’s about American political transformation from oligarchy to true democracy. True democracy is not just a set of laws and a government structure it’s a collective consciousness. The collective consciousness of true democracy arises out of human nature when called forth by group psychology and the social constructs and cultural artifacts of a nation. The appropriate collective consciousness for an effective democracy (a true democracy) is one that yields culture and process that manages human diversity in equitable ways. But group psychology and the social constructs of a nation can serve as countervailing forces to effective democracy as well. To the extent that such elements create consciousness focused on producing inequity and perpetuating the conflicts that arise out of human diversity, the public consciousness needed for true democracy is lost. Corporate oligarchy is the leading instigator of group psychology, social constructs and cultural artifacts that threaten democracy. Consequently, this book is about true democracy vs. corporate oligarchy. In the book I explore this ongoing struggle over power where the winner will control the foreseeable future of civilization. Power in its most naked form is control of energy-the energy that powers our cars, homes and militaries but more importantly the energy that we human beings represent. To control the energy that we humans represent one must control human consciousness. To control human conscious, one must control the four pillars of power-control of information, control of leadership, control of economics and control of organization. So, the question is who shall control these pillars of power for the foreseeable future-will it be corporate oligarchy or We The People? The answer to that question is found in the emerging evolution of human psychology and behavior. Human psychology and behavior will either evolve toward greater democracy or greater totalitarianism. This book is about how we the everyday man, woman and child can pursue the former. It is about how each one of us can contribute to creating a true democracy.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

John: The simplest way to explain why I wrote this book is to reference our current state of affairs as a nation. We The People are moving closer to a violent and deadly chasm. The chasm is over our worldviews. One position offers a psychological outlook that could be described as centered on an “I, Me, Mine” worldview. The opposing position strives to impose an “Us, We, Ours” worldview. True democracy brings balance to these divergent views because it is designed to manage human diversity in equitable ways. True democracy pursues this balance through prioritizing win-win propositions over zero-sum approaches. It achieves this balance through a specific style of leadership, structure and process as well as individual initiative. The United States is at a crossroads. It is paramount that the people become aware that there are alternative worldviews that offer balance to our thinking before our divisions completely destroy our republic.

OP: How did you get your book published?

John: I published it through Outskirts Press.

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

John: Handbook for True Democracy will be of interest to anyone pursuing a greater understanding of the underlying reasons for the turmoil occurring in our nation, especially those who feel an obligation to do something constructive about it. This includes readers of social philosophy; individuals open to personal wellness and intrigued with practical ways to oppose corporate influence through actions compatible with their daily lives; leaders within civil society committed to equity, participation, and socially responsible organizations; and scholars and educators interested in the roles of evolutionary psychology and national culture in understanding the dilemmas of society and/or the role of the nonprofit sector in addressing these dilemmas.

OP: What is special about your book?

John: Encapsulated in the pages of this book are the great underlying questions (and potential answers) that we as a society are struggling with at this very moment-Trump and the death of democracy, socialism vs. capitalism, political divisions based on identity, our health and even the future of our economy. What is special is that this book relates these issues to humanity’s ongoing psychological evolution and then helps establish how that evolution could lead to a national culture that supports true democracy.

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

John: Where Handbook for True Democracy differs is that it places themes championed in the books listed below squarely in the context of America’s political divide and then interweaves them into a comprehensive worldview pertinent to current efforts to achieve authentic democracy in the United States. Titles that explore subject matter that relate to Handbook for True Democracy include The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins; The Evolution of the Mind by Robert Townsend; Not by Genes Alone by Richerson and Boyd; The Age of Empathy by Franz De Waal; Personal and Planetary Wellness by Marilyn Cornelius; Nonprofit Management: A Social Justice Approach by Elaine P. Congress; and Cultures and Organizations: Software of the Mind by Geert Hofslede. Books and researchers on these subjects paved the way for much of the conceptual framework found in Handbook for True Democracy. Some of these books explore how organizations shape us, others explore how our wellness and grassroots organizations can shape the world we live in. Others explain how evolutionary processes shape the values, norms, and assumptions of humanity and therefore our society.

OP: Have you published any other books?

John: Yes. Organizational Culture for Successful Democracy: Participatory Nonprofits That Advance Their Missions, Build Political Community and Initiate the Evolution of Society, POCD Publishing (2013) – Examines how organizational culture in nonprofit organizations can establish highly efficient and effective democratic movements; Characteristics Associated with Not-for-Profits that Successfully Involve Clients in Shaping Their Programs, ProQuest (2009) – Examines performance management, internal and external community building, organizational ethics and entrepreneurship/innovation in the context of participatory organizational behavior and development in public service nonprofit organizations; Way to the River Source, COMPAS (1997) – A training handbook on diversity, community building and parent involvement in schools. Co-authored by Judith Katz.

OP: Do you plan to publish more?

John: It’s likely that I will.

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

John G. Mentzos earned his Ph.D in Organizational Behavior and Development from the Union Institute. For more than 25 years he has consulted with leaders in non-profit management, government, foundations, business, education, human services and religion. His work has focused on grassroots efforts to build community, develop youth, address social injustice and advocate for the arts at the local, state and national levels.

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Tips for Using Video to Promote Books

It probably isn’t news to you that video is an important tool in your toolbox as a self-publishing author, and a critical part of your ongoing marketing strategy. So what videos should you be making, and how do you put those videos to work to sell more books?

The Outskirts Press Book Marketing Resource Center offers the answers to these questions (and more) by way of a new flip book titled Using Video to Promote Books. This is just one of the many eBooks addressing aspects of book marketing in the Book Marketing Resource Center and this library of eBooks is FREE for all authors who publish with Outskirts Press.

Here are three tips for getting started with video promotions, inspired by this new flip book:

1. Different audiences call for different videos.

When people put “book” and “video” in the same paragraph, the kind of video they’re usually talking about is a book trailer. And yes, a book trailer is fantastic for helping to generate buzz in the lead up to a book’s publication. It is not, however, the only kind of video worth making! Fans and followers gravitate to “how-to” and “behind-the-scenes” clips as well, and as safe distancing becomes a part of daily life, short clips of you reading excerpts from your book can help you connect with readers in lieu of a live and in-person reading. The key is to ask for each of your social media platforms: What kind of video would have the most effect right here and right now?

2. Upload your video

Creating a YouTube channel is free, and it happens to come along with a bundle of customizations. It’s easy to look up templates and tutorials using YouTube’s own search function. Making your YouTube channel beautiful is secondary to making people aware that you have one, so make sure you not only upload your video, but that you promote it too.

3. Get social

Fans accessing links to online videos from Twitter and Facebook tend to finish videos more frequently than those who stumble across your book trailer via a search engine due to the simple fact that social context means everything to readers. After uploading your book trailer to YouTube and your personal website, tweet about it! Post it to Facebook! Most importantly, ask people to like and share your video. Spread the word across all of your social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapchat, Tumblr, and everywhere else you have a digital presence (even TikTok!). This will serve as part of your promotional strategy for raising awareness about your book video trailer, but it also will serve as a boost to your overall digital footprint.

When you are ready to write, publish, and market your masterpiece with the A+ rated and #1-rated self-publishing company according to the Better Business Bureau and Top Consumer Reviews, respectively, visit OutskirtsPress.com. And if you have already published with us, make sure to check out this and all of the other fabulous flip books available through your FREE Book Marketing Resource Center.

 

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Return to Spirit

by Christopher B. Soltis

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Christopher B. Soltis’s “Return to Spirit.” This book gives a personal account of spontaneous Kundalini awakening, which is the physiological mechanism of union of mind, body and Spirit. Geared for anyone interested with increasing their understanding of Kundalini as well as practitioners of yoga, meditation, and other spiritual disciplines, Chris guides readers through many life experiences including battles with depression, substance abuse, chemical dependency and financial difficulties. With faith, hope, patience, love, and perseverance, Chris’s personal story proves this and is an inspiration to others on their path towards higher states of consciousness and spiritual growth and development.

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Sacrifice and Salvation: Mission GDR by Gary R. Hall

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 Gary R. Hall is taking his latest book Sacrifice and Salvation: Mission GDR, on tour — a Virtual Book Tour with Outskirts Press. This will allow Gary to take his book into the far corners of the globe, all from the comfort of his own home! Keep an eye out for Gary’s book as he will be featured on several blogs over the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, Gary 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 Sacrifice and Salvation: Mission GDR.

OP: Tell us a little bit about Sacrifice and Salvation: Mission GDR. What is it about?

Gary: This book is about recovery and enlightenment. Trudi Kehle and Peter Ackerman are ethnic Germans who escaped from the former Czech Sudetenland after World War II while still youngsters. Both are troubled by their country’s immoral Nazi conduct. Trudi’s father was a Nazi sailor who died in the Black Sea Campaigns. The adult Peter, now a US Army sergeant, and Trudi, are dispatched on a mission to retrieve suspected war criminal, Herman Nagle, from East Germany to account for his war conduct. While searching for Herman, they find the Jewish woman Sarah living in the forest — confused and unaware the war is over.

Enlightenment occurs when, during mission training, Trudi befriends a young American girl named Evelyn. Trudi and Evelyn have only their athletic interests in common until Trudi becomes Evelyn’s mentor. As the relationship grows, Trudi describes the differences between her life and the relatively secure life of a teen-age 1950’s American girl. Under Trudi’s mentorship, Evelyn becomes a successful athlete as well as a world-knowledgeable and matured young lady.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Gary: I lived and vacationed in West Germany (and then Germany after reunification) for well over twelve years. During this time, I became aware of the stark differences between the war-era lives of my stateside contemporaries and the lives of most Germans. Reading and conversing with those Germans who had lived through the war convinced me that there was a story to tell.

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

Gary: Readers will be motivated by the strong protagonist character of Trudi. Readers who are drawn to post-war events in Europe — especially the Sudetenland crisis since Peter and Trudi lived there as youngsters. A reader interested in how a cross-cultural female mentorship might work.

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

Gary: It’s difficult to find books in this category. There are plenty of books describing the war, but not many post-war books. This book describes day-to-day life in the early to mid-post-war years, which is seldom found. This book describes real geographical and cultural sites that I personally visited.

OP: What is special about your book?

Gary: I get some comments about the amount of research, the detail, and the geographic accuracy of the book. That always surprises me because I lived and studied through casual interest for many years before I decided to write. At one point I interviewed the 1980’s mayor of a small East German town named Kella. This was especially interesting because Kella had been the location of a non-fiction American writer years before. The Bürgermeisterin (female mayor), another German family and I, with interpreter, talked for two days. We were also taken on a walking tour of a surprisingly neat and picturesque village. It’s personal because I developed an affinity for the Germans through the years and often puzzled how so many Germans could have bought into the Nazi philosophy. It’s personal because I’m aware of how detached my American friends and relatives have been from the reality of post-war Europe. We lived the good life, but hardly knew it.

OP: Have you published any other books? Do you plan to publish more?

Gary: I am the author of The 5K Zone: Cold War Border Intrigue, also published by Outskirts Press. I am currently working on the third of a series.

OP: How can someone learn more about your book or purchase it?

Gary: On Amazon under books or Kindle store: Authors page — https://amazon.com/author/gary-hall: My webpage for The 5K Zone: Cold War Border Intrigue, is www.5kzone.com. The book can also be purchased from me in Everett, WA.

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Gary was a career army non-commissioned officer with over twelve years of Cold War duty in West Germany and one year in Viet Nam. He is the recipient of four Army Commendation Medals and a Bronze Star for meritorious performance of duty in Viet Nam. In West Germany, Gary was an instructor and course chief of the Communications Officer/Communications NCO courses at the United States Army School, Europe (USASCHEUR). Upon retirement from the Army, Gary earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Resources at the University of Washington. Gary now lives in Everett, Washington.

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The Vicissitudes of Fortune

by Bob Siqveland

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Bob Siqveland’s “The Vicissitudes of Fortune.” Five teenagers from diverse backgrounds are brought together by a war. A Japanese, a Jew, a Native American, an African American, and a white kid from middle-class America form an interdependent relationship in the jungles of Vietnam. They become the most highly decorated squad in a war they don’t understand, but their relationships transcend the social structures of racism formed through historical injustices, and they remain best friends for decades. as they grow from boys to men, they develop great character. At the same time, there are “takers” who infect the American system. They need to be brought to justice. This is an epic tale of how the dream of a world community can become a reality.

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Congratulations and Good Luck to the 2020 Outskirts Press EVVY Award Nominees!

This year, Outskirts Press has an impressive 79 EVVY Award nominees to thank for their dedication and high-quality work as self-published authors. The EVVYs are an acclaimed annual book award program sponsored by the Colorado Independent Publishers’ Association (CIPA), which recognizes superior independently published books. The EVVYs are judged by a panel of professionals on a qualitative scale of merit in dozens of distinct book categories.

Each year, Outskirts Press nominates a small percentage of the books published during the year for submission to the EVVY Awards. Since a nomination is the first step toward the Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award, the standards are high and these nominations represent the very best of our publications as determined by our executives and members of our production teams.

Outskirts Press official nominees and winners receive additional exposure for their books in featured Outskirts Press marketing channels, including our blog, social media networks, and in our email newsletters. We will be announcing the EVVY Award Finalists and Awards Ceremony details soon on Self-Publishing News so keep an eye out for the blog post and email.

Congratulations to this year’s Official Outskirts Press EVVY Award nominees, presented here in no particular order:

Technical Awards – Cover Design and Illustrations

What’s next?

As a result of being nominated for the EVVY Awards, these Outskirts Press authors have taken the first step toward the coveted Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award. Three of the nominees above who subsequently win an EVVY Award during the CIPA banquet will be selected as semi-finalists for our annual Best Book of the Year Award and its $1,500 Grand Prize. Visit the blog often for updates.

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