Pick Your Promotion: 20% Off the Writing Service of Your Choice

Through July Outskirts Press is offering 20% on writing, publishing, and marketing services. It began during the 4th of July holiday, where we offered 20% discounts on our Diamond and Pearl services. Then, last week, we asked you to pick the book marketing promotion we would offer.  In a public poll, you selected 5 hours of Personal Marketing Assistance, which offered an instant 20% savings through July 10th.

Now, this week we’re doing it again. YOU get to choose the 20% promotion we run for one of our popular writing services!

The choices are below and the option receiving the highest number of votes on July 11th and 12th will be available for a 20% discounted price July 13 – July 16. We will share the Promotion Code and the winning option on this blog, our Facebook page, and our Twitter account after the voting is complete. Vote today so you can save tomorrow!

Poetry Publishing KitPoetry Publishing Kit

Imagine publishing a fully-formatted, professionally-designed volume of your poetry. Imagine simply “cutting’n’pasting” your poems into designated areas of an already-formatted document. Fast & easy! Imagine, still, that elements like justification, centering, page spreads, margins, page numbering, graphical elements, and title drops are already taken care of. That’s how easy it is to publish with the Poetry Publishing Kit.  Click here to learn more about this option or scroll to the poll at the bottom of this posting to vote…


Fully illustrated custom children's bookFully Illustrated Custom Children’s Book

This heartwarming children’s story is already written and already illustrated. All you need to do is provide the names of the three main characters (two children and a puppy). Then give your book a title and indicate who you want to be recognized as the author (typically you). Click here to learn more about this option for a girl, or click here to learn more about this option for a boy. Or scroll to the poll at the bottom of this posting to vote…


CCustom Article Writing and Distributionustom Article Ghostwriting/Distribution

One of the proven ways to market yourself and your book on the Internet is to write and distribute related articles that demonstrate your expertise in your subject matter. You choose the topic, provide any background information you have available, and we’ll write the 700-1000 word article for you. Then we distribute it throughout the Internet where bloggers, RSS feeds, XML feeds, article archives, forums, and other websites can “pick it up” for distribution. Click here to learn more about this option or scroll to the poll at the bottom of this posting to vote…

So, what’ll it be? You tell us….

Don’t wait! Voting begins NOW and ends tomorrow, July 12. The winning writing service 20% discount runs from July 13 – July 16.

You Spoke. We Listened

Last month we asked you what publishing promotion you wanted in October. The votes are in and the $300 Mad Money promotion is the winner!

Click here for all the details about how you can add $300 of upgrades and options to your publishing and marketing efforts when you start publishing today with Outskirts Press.

You spoke, we listened again!

Last month we also asked our author community what new
publishing option we should launch first, between these
three possibilities:

  • Author Apps
  • Amazon Featured Book-of-the-Week
  • Social Media Market Research

The votes are in and Social Media Market Research
has been launched! This exclusive option, only available
for authors publishing with Outskirts Press, gives you the power to tap into our extensive, active community of writers, readers and industry professionals to ask them their opinions about your book (for instance, the cover design, or the book title). The votes and helpful comments you receive are available for you to see as they come in. There’s never been an affordable market research option like this for writers before.

It’s just another reason so many authors and professionals are choosing to publish and market all their books with Outskirts Press.

BONUS: With the current “Mad Money” promotion, you can get the Social Media Market Research option for FREE (plus other options, too!). Are you ready to start? Click here.


Start publishing with the ultimate Diamond or full-color Pearl packages today and you will receive $300 of “Mad Money,” good toward any production options or upgrades we offer.

What will you get with your $300 of extra spending “Mad Money” to improve your book? Here are some possibilities:

  • professional custom cover design
  • Amazon Kindle edition
  • iPad/iPhone enhanced edition
  • social media Market Research

With the Amazon Kindle edition, copyright registration, and Library of Congress Number costing $99 each, this
promo allows you to get all three for FREE
, if those are the options you want.

Just enter this promotion code into your shopping cart when you order your Diamond or full-color Pearl package today:

Promo code: MADMONEYOCT11

For all the promotion details and to get started, please click here.



Dr. Gwendolyn Jevita Cheatham graduated from Morris Brown College and began her teaching career in the Atlanta Public School System. After teaching for several years, she became the Instructional Coordinator of the Booker T. Washington High School Humanities Magnet Program. Pursuant to her interest in administration, she became an Assistant Principal. She received her Masters Degree in French from St. Louis University and another Masters Degree in Liberal Education from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She also graduated from Georgia State University with a Specialist Degree in Education Administration and Supervision, and earned her Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership at Walden University, in Minneapolis. Harvard University selected Dr. Cheatham as one of the sixteen educators across the United States to receive a Grant for the study of Greek and Latin lyric. Her love of literature and zest for life inspired her to publish this extraordinary book.

“During the publication process of my book with Outskirts Press, I realized that I should have chosen Outskirts Press when I wrote my first book; however, I will certainly utilize this company again because of its professional staff and the excellent manner in which everyone, especially my author representative, interacted with me from the very first day until the day I held my book in my hand and pressed it to my heart.”

– Dr. Gwendolyn Jevita Cheatham, author of Big Mama

Run Our Company poll – Upcoming options

Through the rest of the year, we are going to try a fun little “Web 2.0” experiment at Outskirts Press. We are going to take Social Media to a whole new level by harnessing the power of the people to help us make decisions around here. After all, those decisions affect YOUR books – you should get a say in what we offer, right?

When we ran our first attempt at this a couple of weeks ago it was a huge success, generating over 80 comments and insights.  In that poll, we asked whether there was interest in a new “Featured Book-of-the-Week” option.  The poll was overwhelmingly positive, with over 88% of the respondents being in favor of the new option.

Now that we know the vast majority of you were in favor of the new Featured Book-of-the-Week option, we need your help determining the order in which new options are made available.  We cannot launch them all at once because each option takes a large amount of resources to develop, test, and administrate before we can make it publicly available.  Your vote will help us prioritize our efforts.

Here are brief summaries of the options currently on the “table.”

1) Featured Book-of-the-Week –  Featured title(s) spotlighted on an Amazon email blast to our 6,000 active authors, and to our social media channels with a posting on this blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc – All containing a direct link to buy the book on Amazon.com.

2) Author Apps – An iPhone 4/iPad application available in the Apple App Store for free download that highlights an author’s books and social media platform with up-to-date access to the author’s blog, Twitter account, Linked-In account, book videos, and books for direct purchase via your mobile device.

3) Social Media Market Research – Writing is often a solitary existence. Wouldn’t it be great if you could harness the opinions of a lot of other writers/readers/industry professionals to help you make decisions about your book?  Have a question about which book title is best? Have a question about which custom cover design you should choose?  Have a question about an ending, or a beginning, to your book?  Your question will be posted to our social media network in poll form (just like you see below) and you will receive the results and comments to help you make an informed choice.

What option should we launch first?

Why do authors publish with Outskirts Press?

  • You keep 100% of your rights
  • You keep 100% of your royalties
  • You keep 100% of the control
  • You get to help make the decisions that affect you the most