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Towers’ Progeny

by Buck Brannon

(5 Stars – 4 Customer Reviews)

Price: $24.95

Buck Brannon’s “Towers’ Progeny” is an action-packed suspense thriller in the exciting world of horse racing. In this second novel of the TOWERS trilogy, Dr. Rob Becker and his CIA operative friend, Tommy, couldn’t let go of some gnawing financial questions concerning a farmhand his new-found wealth in a South American country and his involvement within one of America’s darkest intelligence agencies. Deceit, kidnapping, home-grown anarchists and secret hideouts set Tommy and Rob on their separate perilous journeys. Was it destiny or determination that kept Rob and Tommy together in circumstances of natural and terrorism-driven danger and death?

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Self-Publishing on a Budget? We’re Here For That

If you’re watching your wallet as you dive into self-publishing for the first time and are feeling a little self-conscious over that fact, don’t worry! You’re definitely not alone. In fact, many authors pursuing publication today are constrained by tight finances, or balancing a variety of different concerns. That’s why, at Outskirts Press, we work hard to make sure all of our publishing packages and services are accessible to everyone, including you.

Looking for flexibility? We allow payments through PayPal and by credit card, allowing you to take advantage of the financing options these resources create. Check out PayPal’s 0% interest options with flexible terms, or inquire if the credit card companies you’re already using offer extra points when paying for a publishing service. (Many do.)

Or, if you’re looking for something even more tailored to your situation, we offer our own 0% financing payment plans! Simply get on the line with your dedicated Publishing Consultant, and together you’ll develop a monthly payment plan that balances your financial situation with your desire to publish. This option is particularly useful for first-time authors looking to break into the world of indie publishing!

And last but not least, we offer bundled services, such as our One-Click Publishing Packages, special discounts and promotions to assist you in finding and affording the absolute best in publishing and marketing services. After all, just “getting by” isn’t good enough when we’re talking about your masterpiece. Getting it “just right,” with professional editing and an eye-catching cover design, is an important part of making sure your book becomes a success!

For more information on financing options or Outskirts Press self-publishing promotions, call us at 1-888-672-6657 to speak with a Publishing Consultant. You can also visit our website at and chat with a Publishing Consultant via the live chat option.

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Crisp Cover Copy That Crackles & Pops

There once was a time when you might venture forth to browse the shelves at your local bookstore or library, run your fingers along a hundred or so spines, and snatch up the book that most grabbed your attention. These days, the process of book browsing has become primarily a digital affair, and many of us now spend our time scrolling through book listings online with Amazon and Barnes & Noble. But in one thing, we haven’t evolved. Despite mostly eschewing cliches, one continues to haunt us: “don’t judge a book by its cover!”

These words haunt us because of their impossibility. We do judge books by their covers, and in an era of rapid digital evolution, we’re still drawn to books with interesting, professional cover design and sparkling cover content that convinces a book browser to become a book buyer.  While e-book formats sometimes require less emphasis on physical appearance they still need distinctive, eye-popping covers just like their hard copy counterparts because a viewer’s first look at a new book is often in online search results, where the cover thumbnail image is literally the size of a thumb.  The cover needs to bounce off the screen!

If your front cover is your book’s first impression, your back cover content (typically a synopsis, sales copy, and/or author biography) needs to make a lasting one. In a digital, print-on-demand, self-publishing world, it’s important to realize that this back cover content isn’t just for the physical book cover — it is also commonly used as the sales copy (otherwise called “the annotation”) for the detailed sales page on sites like Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Most book buyers thoroughly read the sales copy of the books they are considering, so this is not a detail you can ignore. Your cover copy needs to be pristine, persuasive, and perfect (not to punctuate a point).

And that leads many self-publishing authors to an inevitable question? Should you write your own sales copy?  Certainly you’re capable of it, right? After all, you wrote the book it’s for! But, writing something that educates or entertains is different from writing something that sells.  Different skill sets sometimes require different experts, and it’s okay to ask for help.

The skilled writing and editorial team involved in the Outskirts Press  Cover Text Refinement Option knows what it takes to transform a browser into a buyer! With this optional production option, you’re telling your readers that your book is worth their time and money because you’ve made it the best it can possibly be–both inside and out. Meanwhile, the Outskirts Press copywriters will craft compelling content (typically with fewer alliterative phrases than this blog positing) that hooks your readers and makes them want to know more about you and your book.

You’ve spent so much time and energy creating your masterpiece–don’t let your hard work go unnoticed! Amazing back cover copy can make the difference between someone viewing your book…and someone buying it.

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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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