Most Popular Ways to use your $300 Mad Money Reward

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Are you ready to make your publishing goals come true? There’s no better time than now! If you’ve been dreaming of seeing your book in print (or e-Book!), take advantage of a great incentive from Outskirts Press and make your goal a reality. There’s $300 of Mad Money at stake!

During the month of February, when you purchase the Diamond or Pearl publishing package and enter the promotion code MADMONEYFEB16 upon checkout, you will automatically receive a $300 reward —  Mad Money credit to use toward anything you choose. And there are a lot of options to choose from!

Here are three ways YOU can use Mad Money to make your book stand out among the rest:

  1. Copyediting. Whether you’re a bestselling author or publishing your very first book, having an objective professional carefully go over each line of your book is a crucial step. Unedited books are often labeled as amateur, and the readers you’re hoping to attract will be more willing to hit that BUY button if they’re not distracted by typos and grammatical errors. Why not use your Mad Money toward the cost of an editor? Outskirts Press has some of the best! (Click HERE for more details.)
  2. Go digital! For under $300 you can offer your readers an Amazon Kindle edition or a Barnes and Noble NOOK edition of your book. Having a digital version is a great way to level the marketing playing field. If you want to reach as many readers as possible, releasing a digital version of your book is the way to go!
  3. Your own Personal Marketing Assistant. You’ve written your book, published it, and now it’s time to get people to buy it. For most authors, the biggest hurdle to marketing is time. For others, inexperience in book marketing is a serious stumbling block; and others simply want to get back to what they do best —  writing. Here’s where a Personal Marketing Assistant from Outskirts Press comes in. Your PMA will help you map out a plan to market your book at all the right times and in all the right marketplaces, not to mention targeting all the right book-buyers. Use your Mad Money toward five hours of expert help and sell more copies of your book!

With the Mad Money promotion and the $400 of free upgrades already included with the Diamond package (standard press release distribution, Spring Arbor Christian distribution, streaming audio excerpt on author webpage, and cover photo selection from an image library), we’re talking about $700 worth of inclusions!

The $300 Mad Money reward can also be used toward custom cover design, cover scribing, custom interior formatting, book trailers, celebrity endorsements, writing consultations, and so much more —  all designed to give your book an edge in a competitive marketplace.

But this popular promotion ends soon, so take advantage of February’s Mad Money today and realize your dream! It’s the perfect time to begin the publishing process with Outskirts Press.


The most valuable self-publishing promotion of the year gives back $300 to authors that begin publishing a book with either the Diamond or Pearl book publishing services in February.

During this promotion, authors are rewarded with a $300 credit to use any way they wish. Just enter the promo code of MadMoneyFeb16 during checkout-it’s that easy!

For the full details on our Mad Money promotion, click here.

Don’t miss a chance to receive $300 that you can use to make your book stand out above the rest! Click the button below to order securely online or call 1-888-672-6657 ext. 706 to order over the phone. Publishing consultants will be available by phone through 8 p.m. MST to assist you.

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“I would like to express my sincere thanks to all individuals associated with the publishing of my book. It has been a great experience. I appreciate all that was done from the beginning to the publishing stage. May God continue to bless each and every one of you at Outskirts Publishing.”

Debra Davis is married and has 1 son, 2 daughters and 1 granddaughter. Debra is a Substitute Teacher for grades K-12th, in Pittsylvania County Virginia, organizer of a community-based non-profit organization, a community activist and a former Qualified Mental Health Professional Counselor. She is also very active member at her church. Debra spends countless hours volunteering, serving others in need. Debra has obtained an Associate Degree in Business Administration and a certificate in Education.

In fear of being rejected, many youth tend to hide who they are deep inside fearing the pressures of life if the inner person would appear. Teachers feel as though they are overworked, underpaid, babysitters, counselors, and parents to some. Some parents feel as though they are the victims of life, while others soar above life’s challenges. What do you do, when life causes you to substitute the unexpected and you begin to endure the problems that need adjusting? As I share my experiences, personal insight and biblical principles, I pray that you will begin to view life “Through the Eyes of the Substitute.”

– Debra Davis, author of Through the Eyes of the Substitute

Increase Exposure and Take Marketing to the Next Level with the Author Platform Set-up Through Social Media Option

It is vital that self-publishing authors take advantage for the ever-growing social media market as it has become one of the most important aspects of marketing a book. Through social media, authors can reach a broader audience of potential readers all while increasing their overall internet presence and exposure. 404 (1)

As of July 2015, Facebook had 1.49 billion users, Twitter reached 315 million active users and LinkedIn had 400 million registered monthly users. These numbers continue to grow monthly so it is important for an author to get his or her book integrated with the Internet world and in front of these users.

With minimal information from you, Outskirts Press can create a social media and online presence through the Author Platform Set-Up package using the following techniques:

  • Set up social media profiles on each platform (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, WordPress and YouTube)
  • Identify and establish relevant connections with users on each social media platform
  • Assist you in building their unique online presence

Are you ready to take your marketing to the next step with Internet marketing? Start today with the promotion code FreeSocial2016 when you choose to publish with our industry-leading Diamond publishing service or our full-color Pearl publishing service to receive the FREE Author Platform Set-up Through Social Media option. Don’t delay!


Current Outskirts Press authors can easily and conveniently add the Author Platform Set-up Through Social  option at any time from the Marketing Options screen of the Publishing Center.

Why Do I Need an Editor?

There’s a saying in the legal profession: “A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client.” The same could be said of a man who is his own editor.

An editor, first and foremost, represents a fresh set of eyes on an author’s work, allowing you to see your book as your future audience will see it. That’s something you can’t do on your own. Since the editor would be seeing it before it hits bookshelves, his perspective allows you to make much-needed improvements before embarrassing errors go to print. He is not only an invaluable sneak peek, but an editor also has very specific, extensive training and experience in the intricacies of language that will help you hone your manuscript and elevate it to new heights.

An editor will approach every manuscript with an agenda and with specific set of standards he needs to apply. As he assesses each manuscript, he’ll ask and answer a number of questions to guide him in the editing process:

  • Does the first chapter compel the reader to continue reading?
  • Is the grammar consistent and impeccable throughout the book?
  • Is the style and tone consistent throughout?
  • Do the facts of the story remain consistent?
  • Will the reader interpret the author’s message as the author envisions it?
  • Are there elements of the plot or characters that could be stronger or more compelling?
  • Is every scene plausible within the context of the story and genre?
  • Are there passages that are not necessary to advance the plot or character development? Are there additions that need to be made to advance the plot or define characters?
  • Does the ending tie up all the loose ends introduced in the story? Is it a satisfying conclusion?

An editor helps fine-tune these and other elements of a book, helping you uncover better ways of conveying your story – ways that keep people reading and provide them a more riveting reading experience in the process. An early investment in professional editing can end up paying off in the long-run with a higher quality book that garners good reviews and more (and more satisfied) readers.

Finish that book today and get published with Outskirts Press!

Receive FREE Editing when you start publishing today.

This month, enjoy our high-quality, basic copyediting service for free for manuscripts up to 15,000 words. Or a pro-rated discount of $210 can be applied to the service for works of greater length.

Any author who wants to publish a high-quality book and have it taken seriously needs professional copyediting. The professional copyediting service provides a thorough basic edit of a manuscript’s punctuation, spelling and grammar.

Start today by entering the promotion code EDIT2013 when checking out of your shopping cart while purchasing the popular Diamond package or the full color Pearl publishing package by June 15, 2013.

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“All in all, I was very impressed with the exceptional job your group did on my book and the cover pages were fantastic and have received notice from other authors and publishers.”

Randall Bennett became a Special Agent in 1987 and has received numerous awards and commendations, including the FBI Director’s Award for Excellence in International Terrorism Investigations, The Diplomatic Security Service Special Agent and Employee of the Year, The U.S. Department of State Award for Heroism, Spain’s Medal of Merit with Distinguished White Cross, several awards from the Pakistan Ministry of Interior, the country of Ukraine, and others from the U.S. Marine Corp, the CIA, DEA, ATF, U.S. Secret Service, the U.S. Coast Guard, and many others. He is currently retired but continues to provide security expertise overseas as a contractor for the Diplomatic Security Service.

Randall Bennett’s memoir reveals his evolution from a new Special Agent to one of the most experienced in the U.S. Government. Bennett and his various teams approached each mission with intense focus, courage, and compassion. Taking Up the Sword relates the wide range of his adventures, from searching for narco-terrorist operations in the Colombian jungle with the true Tarzan of the Amazon, to rescuing abandoned family pets and a baby gorilla while protecting the American citizens in Kinshasa, Zaire, to risking his own life trying to save Wall Street Journal Reporter Daniel Pearl. It includes the actions that led to the capture of “The Dirty Bomber” Jose Padilla, as well as his nearly six years in Pakistan and a tour as head of security for the U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Iraq. Bennett survived bombings, rockets, and assaults against himself and those he was sworn to protect throughout his highly decorated career, all while doing a job he loves. With an original and fascinating perspective, Special Agent Bennett takes you behind the scenes-to the jungles, deserts, mountains, and exotic back streets of foreign countries-where these elite and highly trained Special Agents do things that books are written about and movies are made for-quietly and often without recognition.

– Randall Bennett, author of Taking Up The Sword

Get FREE Book Marketing Video by Self-Publishing Today!

Hurry — jump-start your marketing efforts into today’s media world with a Book Video Trailer! Start today with the promotion code below!

Book Videos feature Hollywood-style production values and a cutting edge look and feel.  Outskirts Press Book Video Trailerdistributes copies of the video through social networking and video sites like YouTube, Metacafe, Twitter, Facebook and many other contemporary social networking venues.  Authors are given their own video file to use in their personal marketing efforts, as well.  The book video trailer is like a movie trailer for your book.  It’s cool.  It’s hip.  It’s now.

This valuable, popular option is now FREE for authors who start publishing in May. Start today with the promotion code below when you choose to publish with our industry-leading Diamond publishing service or our full-color Pearl publishing service to receive the FREE Book Video Trailer.

Enter the promotion code FreeBV13 when checking out of your shopping cart while purchasing the popular Diamond package or the full color Pearl publishing package by May 31, 2013.

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