Is Your Book Award-Worthy? Enter the Readers’ Favorite Contest and Find Out!

As a self-publishing author, you want to use as many marketing tools as possible to increase sales and readership. And one of the best ways to create a buzz about your work is by becoming an award-winning author. It’s a great feeling and, more importantly, a powerful marketing tool. A book award lends instant credibility to an author and influences book buyers too!

At Outskirts Press, we know how valuable book awards are, so we offer a Readers’ Favorite Book Award Submission program that gives our authors the opportunity to gain recognition and receive free targeted book marketing services. The Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards is one of many competitions that allow self-published authors to compete alongside traditionally published authors, and it’s the fastest growing book review and award contest site on the Internet.

As an award winner, you will be able to add your Readers’ Favorite award seal to your book and all other marketing materials, and promote yourself in press releases, social media—in your emails and on your business cards—as an “award-winning author.” Imagine!

Winners are featured on the Readers’ Favorite contest website and in the media—resulting in critical exposure for you and your book. But can this exposure translate into sales? It sure can! An award-winning book is more likely to get the attention of readers, libraries, and bookstores, which can definitely up your sales.

So, what do you get when you win?

  • Award-Winning Author Recognition – Each winner/finalist will be able to promote themselves and their book as an award-winning author and award-winning book, respectively. We make it easy by offering authors many options to enhance their book covers and online presence upon winning an award.
  • Book Review and Critique — All entrants receive a complete book review that will be posted on the Readers’ Favorite website, Barnes & Noble, Google Books and Facebook (unless your book has already been reviewed by the Readers’ Favorite team).
  • Display of your Book Cover, Summary, and Award Image on Readers’ Favorite Website — Winners and finalists will be featured on the Contest Results Page via a link under the search box at the top left of every page on the Readers’ Favorite website.
  • Professional, High-Distribution Press Release — Both Readers’ Favorite and Outskirts Press announce the results of the competition through premium press releases and blog posts sent to a variety of media contacts and other authors.
  • You could also win part of $20,000 in prizes just for entering!

There are hundreds of thousands of self-published books released each year, and competition is fierce. Authors who are serious about getting their book noticed will need to put extra effort into the promotional department, and entering the Readers’ Favorite contest is a powerful step in the right direction.

It’s easy to get started. Our Readers’ Favorite Book Award Submission program handles all the details for you to enter this contest. Click here for more details, but don’t wait too long! The deadline for consideration for this year’s award program is April 8, 2016.

Top 10 Self-Publishing Book Marketing Tactics for April 2015

Book marketing is one of the most important pieces of being a successful self-publishing author. Outskirts Press is an industry leader in providing post-publication support, products, and services to its growing family of published authors.

Your book is written. Your book is published. Now what? Our list of Top 10 Book Marketing Tactics can help you prioritize your book marketing efforts by providing you with excellent marketing and promotional tactics you should consider pursuing.

These are the marketing products and tactics determined to be most popular by our authors for the month of April 2015, listed below in alphabetical order:

Amazon Extreme Package Amazon Extreme Package: Save 25% on 3 of our marketing services focused on This package includes a Kindle Edition of your book, participation in the Amazon Search Inside the Book and Amazon Cover Enhancement.
Amazon Kindle Submission Service Amazon Kindle Submission Service:  Make your book available on Amazon’s Kindle ebook reading device. More formats on Amazon means more exposure on Amazon, and the Kindle is heavily promoted by Amazon.

Amazon Search Inside the Book
Amazon Search Inside the Book: Amazon claims that books participating in this program enjoy “significant” sales improvement, on average, over books that do not.
Barnes & Noble NOOK Submission Service Barnes & Noble NOOK Submission Service:  Millions of books are available on Barnes & Noble’s NOOK. If your book isn’t one of them, you are missing out on tapping a very important, and growing, market of readers.
Custom Press Release Custom Press Release:  Have our professional press release writer compose an original, unique press release for your book, submitted to you for your review/approval, and then distributed to our newswire service on your behalf.
EVVY Awards Submission EVVY Awards Submission: Winning a book award helps separate your book from the rest, especially when it is the coveted “EVVY Awards” and “Book of the Year” Award, held annually by Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA).
Google Books Preview Program Submission Google Books Preview Program Submission: An inexpensive and extremely effective way to get your book in front of millions of readers quickly and easily.
Apple iPad iPhone Standard Edition Apple iPad/iPhone Standard Edition: Allows self-publishing authors to enter the ebook marketplace at significantly lower upfront cost with a no-hassle, standard iBookstore retail price of $9.99. It’s the simplest one-click solution for published authors to publish a book in Apple’s iBookstore.
Personal Marketing Assistant Personal Marketing Assistant: Do you need help developing a book marketing plan? Arranging book signings? Establishing/developing your author platform? Hire your own Personal Marketing Assistant today!
Readers Favorite Award Submission Readers Favorite Award Submission: Want to gain notoriety as a self-published author? The best way is to become an award-winning author. With our Readers Favorite Book Award Submission, you have an opportunity to not only gain that notoriety but also receive additional free targeted book marketing services/promotion.

Outskirts Press Published authors who are interested in any of these (or many of our other available services) can find further details and ordering information from the Marketing Options page of your author’s center.

Not yet published with Outskirts Press? Today is the perfect day to start and take advantage of our current publishing promotion.

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