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Every author dreams of generating revenue from their life’s passion – writing. But did you know you could win $1,500 just by self-publishing your book? It’s true! Your high-quality work (and our help) could net you a nice bit of cash in our Best Book of the Year contest.

Every year, Outskirts Press recognizes the best book we publish with our annual Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year award, which pits just three finalists against each other in a public poll on the Outskirts Press Self-Publishing News blog. Here’s how it works:

  1. Authors who order the Diamond or Pearl publishing package and are published in 2015 are automatically entered for consideration.
  2. Outskirts Press production and marketing teams and executive staff hand-select up to 5% of the books we publish over the course of the year for consideration. These titles are nominated by us for the Colorado Independent Publishers Association EVVY Awards, held in Denver each summer.
  3. Books that win EVVY awards will be considered for Best Book of the Year. Contenders will be chosen as finalists, and will receive promotion in Outskirts Press newsletters and social media channels.
  4. Readers of the SelfPublishingNews.com blog will determine the Best Book of the Year winner in a public vote.

You hold your fate in your hands: Publish now, promote shamelessly, and be ready for consideration for the Best Book of the Year – and possibly $1,500 – in 2015!

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I am very happy that Outskirts Press exists. My cover design is incredibly professional. As soon as I show my children’s book to someone they become overjoyed. The color, the illustrations, and the book itself is so admired.

L. Gina Davis attended York College in 1997, where she studied child psychology. She is the author of a poem entitled “Sweetheart,” featured in Moonlight Wishes, a collection of poems published in 1996 with the National Library of Poetry. She is happily married with three children and lives in Queens, New York.

In this fast-paced, riveting tale, we meet a cranky old witch named Lolita who delights in being miserable. When she hears the laughter and witnesses the fun and merriment the children are having at the playground, she is furious. With the help of her loyal cat Bufu, Lolita comes up with a scheme to transform herself into a beautiful queen to lure the happy children away from the playground-and put an end to the joyful noise once and for all! Humorous and entertaining, Ooh Lolita also carries an important reminder for children about the dangers of putting their trust in strangers-even a strange and beautiful queen who asks for help to find a lost pet.

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It’s not too late to make to make April your most attractive month with a FREE Custom Cover from Outskirts Press. Upgrade the look of that self-publishing book and make your cover stand out in a crowd.

Any author wants to make the best first impression with his or her cover when it hits the shelf or is posted on the Web, and an exclusive custom cover, designed specifically for that book, is probably the single most important element in making that striking first impression.

A custom cover design led by a professional cover designer not only gives authors a far greater chance for an immediately favorable response to their books, it also helps them convey a sense of the style, tone and content inside, and that too has an immediate effect on potential buyers.

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It’s That Time of Year Again — Time for the Bologna Children’s Book Fair!

Bologna Children's Book FairAh, spring! A time of renewal and growth — and new and enriching books. The Bologna Children’s Book Fair takes place March 30 through April 2, highlighting the best of both self-publishing and traditional books for young readers.

The Bologna Children’s Book Fair has been at the forefront for publishing insiders since it’s inception in 1963, presenting valuable opportunities for authors, publishers, illustrators and readers to mix, lBologna Children's Book Fair Logoearn about industry trends and, of course, bring awareness to their own products. Bologna is famous for spotlighting children’s publishing with a focus on the sale of rights and international co-productions. Outskirts Press is always well-represented at this event — and a number of other international book fairs and domestic events — throughout the year, so we’re following this exciting event closely again in 2015.

You, too, can keep up with the goings on a the fair by visiting the Bologna Children’s Book Fair on Facebook or checking them out on Instagram. Or stay tuned right here for news specific to Outskirts Press!

If you are a published children’s book author with Outskirts Press and interested in exhibiting your book with the Bologna Children’s Book Fair next year, you can register for this event conveniently from your author’s center Marketing Options screen. Space is limited and filled on a first-come, first served basis. Remember: Due to the specific requirements of Bologna, this event is not a part of our Global Book Tour package and must be registered for separately if you are interested.

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Outskirts Press Announces Tips for Self-Promoting During Small Press Month in March

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Outskirts Press Announces Tips for Self-Promoting During Small Press Month in March

 Self-publishing authors can successfully self-promote, using these easy-to-follow marketing tips.

 March 10, 2015 – Denver, CO – Outskirts Press, one of the top self-publishing service providers in the nation, is celebrating Small Press Month in March with a generous list of tips to help self-publishing authors promote their works.

Every year during the month of March, Outskirts Press joins indie companies all across the United States in celebrating independent publishers and the talented self-publishing authors we serve. High-quality self-publishing is the easy part; effectively marketing a book once it’s published is the real mark of success as an author. In that spirit, Outskirts Press recognizes the month of celebration as an opportunity to help indie authors promote a self-published book with easy and effective marketing and promotion tactics, including:

  • Stock up. Have hardcopies on hand to use toward marketing throughout the month.
  • Bone up. Become the local authority on Small Press Month, then become a valuable resource to local media. This helps build a reputation that lends an author valuable credibility.Price of Business Radio Interview
  • Connect. Meet with other independent published authors, either with a local writers’ guild or online via social media. Pool resources and share advice with others on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms. There’s a lot to do, and many minds are a better than one.
  • Get reviewed. Send out review copies to get some good buzz. The free Book Review Starter Kit from Outskirts Press includes tips for sending books to reviewers, as well as a list of reviewers with contact information.
  • Co-op. Arrange co-op advertisement in the local media. This allows authors to promote upcoming events as well as books.
  • Get talking. Contact local radio producers to snag a valuable interview slot. Not sure where to start? Outskirts Press offers a Guaranteed Radio Interview option to help authors kick off their efforts.
  • Think green. St. Patrick’s Day green, that is. Take the day to get started on electronic editions, which save trees and expose books to huge audiences of ebook consumers. Outskirts Press can set up a Kindle, NOOK or Apple iPad edition in no time at all.
  • Make a leap. For authors who published elsewhere, this may be the month to switch to Outskirts Press. A fresh start may be just the thing to get sales moving again.
  • Be a “commissioner.” Help other writers get published and earn a 10 percent commission for the referral after their book is published. Register for the Outskirts Press affiliate program today at http://outskirtspress.com/affiliates.php and start spreading the word.
  • Blog, blog, blog. Start a blog and keep it active and up-to-date to elicit feedback and build relationships. Register the blog with blog directories to gain more readership and participation.

Visit Outskirts Press’ Small Press Month blog post for a full list of self-promotion tips.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.: Outskirts Press offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press, Inc. represents the future of book publishing, today.

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Are you looking to reach the growing intellectual market of 30,000 readers all while keeping your advertising costs at a minimum?

Boston Review is a prestigious magazine that describes itself as “committed to public reason and literary imagination.” It is a magazine of ideas and it covers a lot of ground – book reviews, poetry, fiction, film, criticism and politics – with five important premises tying it all together editorially: Democracy depends on public discussion; Sometimes understanding means going deep; Vast inequalities are unjust; The human imagination breaks free from neat political categories; Powerful images are worth more than piles of words.

By putting politics and poetry on the same page, Boston Review anticipates a world that is at once more democratic and more imaginative than our own. They take their designation as a magazine of political, cultural, and literary ideas seriously, and the intellectual range of their audience distinguishes them from any political journal or literary quarterly. So too does their seriousness of purpose set them apart from other general-interest magazines. They therefore offer the perfect audience for authors of thoughtful new fiction and nonfiction books.

With this co-op marketing option each full-color ad for an author’s book in Boston Review occupies a 2″ by 2.5″ space that includes a full color image of the book’s cover, an abbreviated synopsis, the ISBN, its retail price and all necessary retail and wholesale ordering information. The full page ad includes eleven other Outskirts Press titles.

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You can save $100 or more when you start self-publishing in December!

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