Self-Publishing Author Cordell Mitchell, Author of 27 Books (and counting!)

Cordell W. Mitchell, along with his frequent co-author Odena Mitchell, have published 27 books with Outskirts Press since 2013. For those of us looking for a little inspiration, that’s nearly four books a year, or one every three months.

In fact, they take inspiring others very seriously. Cordell and Odena have been evangelists, pastors, and teachers for over 50 years in Texas and Oklahoma. With a B.A in Biblical Studies, Cordell was also the Dean of The Biblical School of Theology in Cleburne, Texas, and the Administrator of the Pacific Mission Training Centre in Matafele, Apia, Western Samoa. He and his wife, Odena, are now officially retired, if you can call writing and publishing 3-4 books a year “retired.” They are truly an inspirational force to be reckoned with.

But as you can see from just a sampling of their vast collection of published works, they also have a firm grasp on what it means to create a “brand” identity for their volume of work.

Take, for instance, this series:

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Or this one:

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Impressive, right? And that’s only six books out of 27. Then there are their books that simply stop you right in your tracks:

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Visit their Outskirts Press website at https://outskirtspress.com/cordellwmitchell for more information about them and links to all of their books.  Thank you, Cordell and Odena; you motivate and inspire so many people and we are truly honored and blessed that you have joined with Outskirts Press to share your message.

Inspirational Self-Published Book Becomes Inspirational Documentary

It wasn’t too long ago we shared the news that Outskirts Press author Stephen S. Janes had a movie in the works based upon his book, The Prayer Wheel Odyssey; that Skip Stover had a movie in the works based upon his Outskirts Press book, The Ghost of Governor’s Bridge; and that A-list actor Chris Pine had just finished starring in a TNT mini-series based upon author Fauna Hodel’s remarkable memoir, One Day She’ll Darken, initially published by Outskirts Press before being picked up by a traditional publisher in time for the series premiere.

Here we are again, this time to announce another exciting project in the works, this one an inspirational documentary based upon the real-life trauma and triumph of one of Outskirts Press’s most motivating and captivating authors, speakers, and coaches: Amy Jordan.

The full-length documentary is based upon Amy Jordan’s autobiographical self-help book, Dance Because You Can: 5 Steps to Transform Trauma into Triumph, and is nearing completion. It is directed by two-time Emmy Nominee Brian Thomas, who has previously worked with Michael Jackson, Pink, Jaimie Foxx, and Beyonce, among many others.

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Dance Because You Can is a direct pathway to getting through any obstacle and transforming trauma into triumph. Amy Jordan is a critically acclaimed award-winning author, speaker, coach, and choreographer,  and she passionately walks you through her five-step system of D.A.N.C.E.  By the end you have a tool kit that works for pretty much any adversity in life.

Her professional company, The Victory Dance Project, has honored legends of dance and stage including Chita Rivera. Jordan’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, NY Post, and FORTUNE magazine among others. Amy is an in- demand motivational speaker and coach speaking for groups from ten to ten thousand, including corporations, organizations, youth programs, leadership development, health organizations, and schools.

Her speaking, interviewing, and promotional circuit for both the book and the upcoming documentary is too extensive to list here, but you can find all sorts of interviews, behind-the-scenes showcases, and dance performances on Vimeo, including the trailer for the documentary, which you can watch right here:

What a true inspiration she is, to authors, dancers, and, in fact, to human beings everywhere. Way to go, Amy!  Outskirts Press is with you. Thank you for sharing your amazing story with the world.

 

 

Pinterest Book Marketing for Self-Publishing Authors: C D Swanson

Pinterest has allowed self-publishing authors to utilize the social media site in the marketing of their books, and readers to follow new books and old favorites from authors they love – as well as discover popular, new authors. Swanson is has published 13 non-fiction books with Outskirts Press, including her most recent, Jesus Eternal Friend & Savior and Faded Memories Anew.

Heartfelt ConnectionsSwanson, a resident of the East Coast, holds degrees in human services, psychology and health administration. Although her books largely focus on religion and Christian life (40 Days & 40 Nights of His Word and Heartfelt Connections), inspiration, family and relationships (Butterflies, Possum & Laughter), her books have run the range of categories from Christian fiction (The Chief’s Niece) to romance (A Heart of Courage & Faith).

Pinterest bills itself as “a tool for collecting and organizing things you love.” For prolific authors like Swanson, the popular social media site represents a growing promotional channel to earn additional exposure for their books and their author platform. For Outskirts Press authors, the page includes book cover art and a summary of the story line, which provide a quick overview of each author’s literaryFaded Memories Anew contributions. Visitors to C D Swanson’s Pinterest page will learn about the author and view each of her books. Fans of the author’s work can pin items that interest them – in this case, specific books – to their own page for later purchase or sharing with friends, and follow Swanson to get notice when new books are released.

The books of C D Swanson can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at www.OutskirtsPress.com/bookstore. The books are available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble and are being aggressively promoted with a focus on religion, Christian life, spiritual, family and other categories. For more information about author C D Swanson and each of her books, visit her Pinterest page.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
C D Swanson is a Christian writer with degrees in human services, psychology and health administration. In addition to her books, she has a devotional website, has contributed to various magazines, and her prose was selected to accompany a calendar to raise money for childhood cancer. She’s married to her childhood sweetheart, and they live with their “boy” on the East Coast.

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Pinterest Book Marketing for Self-Publishing Authors: Nash Black

Husband-and-wife self-publishing team Nash Black debuts on Pinterest with a page full of juicy fiction from ghost tales and mystery to riveting historical fiction.

Outskirts Press is proud to announce the addition of husband-and-wife writing team Nash Black to Pinterest with the prolific authors’ own page. The dedicated Pinterest page highlights Nash Black’s six eclectic books that run the gamut from mystery/detective fiction to a non-fiction book on writing as a small business venture.Irene Black and Ford Nashett

Nash Black is the collective pen name of the husband-and-wife writing partnership of Ford Nashett and his wife, Irene Black. After retirement, the couple tucked away their fishing tackle and golf clubs and launched into their second full-fledged careers as fiction and non-fiction authors. The collaboration has yielded a half-dozen books ranging from thrilling fiction novels to a non-fiction tome with valuable insight for other writers looking to make money in the business: Cards of Death, Prelude of Death, Sandprints of Death, Haints, Qualifying Laps and the non-fiction book Writing as a Small Business.

Qualifying LapsQualifying Laps: A Brewster County Novel

Brewster County: Farm for sale, complete with brand new barn, old Corvette and one dead body.

It was a hot and humid afternoon when ex-race car driver Jim Young and his brother Adam decided to check out Adam’s new purchase—the childhood farm where so many memories lay. What the two never expected was to find the car that killed Catherine Throckton with a mummified corpse in the driver’s seat. It had been nearly ten years since Catherine was killed by a hit-and-run driver, the same time that a local teenage boy had disappeared.

When the eyes of the law turn on Jim, he begins to engage in his own search for answers. But when his brother Adam is savagely attacked by an unknown group of assailants, the Young family bands together to try to solve the decade-old mystery. The more involved they become, the more neighbors keep turning up dead. You’d think the Sheriff of Brewster County would show a little more interest.

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How thin is the veil between myth and reality?

Haints’ ghost stories are the legends and lore of the Cumberland Plateau. Using the Cumberland River, which winds its way through Brewster County as binding twine, Nash Black weaves yarns of the probable and the plausible. Scientific fact, recorded history, and ecological observation exist side by side with superstition, cultural folklore, and myths.

You will ask what is fact and what is fiction as each man tells his story according to his own understanding of the world of Haints. The stories are graphic examples of an oral tradition as old as the mountains of their origin when story telling was both an important means of passing on history and an evening’s entertainment.

Writing as a Small BusinessWriting as a Small Business

In days of yore, painters created portraits, writers penned stories, musicians composed and no one ever worried about being audited. In today’s world, authors need to have business savvy. Yet so many find themselves long on creativity, but short on tax knowledge, business expertise, or marketing skills. Writing as a Small Business is the perfect guide to help writers navigate through the world of creative self-employment.

In Writing as a Small Business, you’ll learn:

  • Why it is to your advantage that the IRS considers you a small business
  • How to fill out tax forms
  • How to engage in recordkeeping that can make you audit-proof
  • How to handle advances on royalties, grants and gratuities
  • How to protect your work and your computer from bugs

And in a section specially for writers, Nash Black takes you into the world of publishing, where you learn what it takes to merchandise and sell your work.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Nash Black is a pseudonym for the husband and wife team of Ford Nashett and Irene Black. When they retired to their lakeside home, they placed their fishing tackle and golf clubs in the garage and set about writing Brewster County stories.

Authors are increasingly turning to Pinterest in order to market their books to readers who are quickly learning the social media site is a rich resource for discovering new authors and books by favorite authors. Book cover art, along with a summary of the story line of each book, provide a quick overview of each author’s specialty. Visitors to Nash Black’s Pinterest page will learn about the authors and view covers and summaries for each of their books. Fans of the authors’ work can pin books that interest them to their own Pinterest page for later purchase or sharing with friends. By following Nash Black, readers can also receive notice when new books by this writing team are released.

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Outskirts Press Authors Get Free Shipping Today and Tomorrow!

It’s time to order books following the busy holiday season. Hopefully you spent the holidays promoting that book and giving out all your copies. If you order right now, you can get FREE SHIPPING on book orders of 50 or more with UPS Ground shipping within the continental United States.

This offer is only valid through tomorrow, Friday, December 27.

If you’ve been wanting to order some books for events or save up to 50% by ordering in bulk for your direct sales efforts, now is the time to take advantage of this popular free shipping promotion for published authors.

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Pinterest Book Marketing for Self-Publishing Authors: Gary Turcotte

Pinterest is proving a fruitful tool for authors in the marketing of their books, and for readers in discovering new books and popular authors. Outskirts Press now introduces prolific author Gary Turcotte to Pinterest with the fiction writer’s own page. The dedicated Pinterest page highlights Gary’s 16 eclectic books that run the gamut from horror to coming of age.

Iron Stan: Psycho CopGary raised a family and made a living with his own construction business before resuming his old love for writing. The Iron Stan: Psycho Cop and The Return of Iron Stanauthor has churned out 16 books in the years since then, including the horror novel Brutus the Baby Snatcher, coming-of-age fiction The Curse of Beauty and the gripping science fiction novel Carbon Copy: Alpha Man.

Pinterest bills itself as “a tool for collecting and organizing things you love.” For prolific authors like Gary, the popular social media site represents a growing promotional channel to earn additional exposure for their books and their author platform.

Book cover art, along with a summary of the story line, provide a quick overview of each author’s literaryCarbon Copy: Alpha Man contributions. Visitors to Gary Turcotte’s Pinterest page will learn about the author and view each of his books. Fans of the author’s work can pin items that interest them – in this case, specific books – to their own page for later purchase or sharing with friends, and follow Turcotte to get notice when new books are released.

The books of Gary Turcotte can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at www.OutskirtsPress.com/bookstore. The books are available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble and are being aggressively promoted with a focus on several categories, including, coming of age, horror, action/adventure and science fiction. For more information about author Gary Turcotte and each of his books, visit his Pinterest page.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Gary Turcotte
Gary Turcotte was inspired to write by a high school English teacher who encouraged him to pen short stories and poems. After being distracted from the pursuit for some years by his construction career, Turcotte resumed writing in earnest. He is now a prolific author of 16 fiction novels ranging from crime dramas to thrillers to works of horror.

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Pinterest Book Marketing for Self-Publishing Authors: Donald K. Stewart

Through Outskirts Press, veteran authors like Donald K. Stewart can take advantage of the power of Pinterest. It’s not just for pinning recipes and home decor pics anymore; you can use Pinerest as a fun, graphic way to promote your book stylishly to millions of potential readers.

Pinterest bills itself as “a tool for collecting and organizing things you love.” For prolific authors like Donald, the popular social media site represents a growing promotional channel to earn additional exposure for their books and their author platform.

Donald K. StewartOutskirts Press has created an exclusive Donald K. Stewart Pinterest Board just for Donald, where he can display all 17 of his featured books and tell potential buyers a little about each of them and about himself. Pins include full-color book cover images and a color photo of the author, making his virtual author platform very real to the site’s millions of viewers. This, in turn, helps Donald become even more well-known as Pinterest users “pin” his books to their own boards, spreading his work and words to their own followers.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Donald K. Stewart is a pastor at Portmore Lane Covenant Community Church (Jamaica W.I.). He earned his Doctor of Ministries (Columbia Theological Seminary, 2002) and Doctor of Missions and Evangelism (Christian Leadership University, 2007). He is presently completing a Ph.D. (Theology) at the University of the West Indies. Donald believes in the penetrative, contagious, therapeutic power of laughter and is a committed conduit for mental, emotional and spiritual health … as he shares the Gospel. His books include It’s Still Okay to Laugh, Issues of Integrity, Confronting Death and Let’s Talk About Sex.

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