Amazon Featured Book of the Week

Here’s this week’s Featured Book-of-the-Week available now on Amazon.com!


Long Beach: A Novel of Intrigue and Suspense

by Norm Olson

(5 Stars – 3 Customer Reviews)

Price: $18.95

Norm Olson’s “Long Beach: A Novel of Intrigue and Suspense.” Marc Ryder, an agent of the Defense Foreign Liaison, is thrust into the middle of an international drug ring and becomes the target of a formidable assassin. With his marriage is on the rocks, his job leads him into the USSR and a liaison with a beautiful Afghan woman and a Chechen smuggler. A desperate, hired, female assassin makes it her mission to terminate Ryder. Dead bodies are stacking up as an old fashioned shoot out takes place in Puerto Vallarta. Murder and betrayal run rampant in this suspense thriller.

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A Delicious Pre-Turkey Day Deal: $200 Spending Credit + 10 Extra Paperbacks

We all know how frenetic things get around the holidays. It starts with all the prepping for a massive Thanksgiving feast and only gets crazier from then on. By Christmas, you’re utterly spent! Wouldn’t it be great if there was just one thing you didn’t have to worry about during this hectic time?

Outskirts Press is gearing up for a delicious Turkey Day with a plump deal that’s juicier than Grandma’s overbaked bird: $200 spending credit PLUS 10 extra paperbacks with the purchase of Ultimate or Full-Color publishing!

Each of these comprehensive packages comes with free author copies of your book that you can use to sell, promote to media outlets and reviewers, submit to book competitions, host exciting giveaways or even give as gifts for special occasions. When you publish now, we’ll throw in 10 additional paperbacks to further boost your promotional power! But sweetest of all, we’re giving you a spending credit of $200 you can use to purchase or pay down any Outskirts Press service you wish.

Outskirts Press has many valuable publishing, book customization options and book marketing services that demonstrate just how far $200 can go. This promotional credit means you can pay down your purchase or spring for something that wouldn’t otherwise be in your self-publishing budget. Options include:

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Amazon Featured Book of the Week

Here’s this week’s Featured Book-of-the-Week available now on Amazon.com!


Robbie B.

by Diane D. Poczobut

(5 Stars – 7 Customer Reviews)

Price: $12.95

Diane D. Poczobut’s “Robbie B.” Are faith and attention to detail enough to overcome autism and save his closest friend? Robert Burton McGuire has encountered the biggest personal dilemma of his young life.. He overcomes the odds when he conquers his fears to save his friend who is kidnapped. Robbie B.’s innocence, faith, caring attitude, and determination make him an endearing, charismatic character. This could be the biggest personal dilemma of his young life.

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Thank you to all our authors for a fantastic 2018

It’s the season of thanks, so we would like to take a moment to acknowledge a handful of our authors with a heartfelt thank you for all they accomplished in 2018. We publish over a thousand books every year and have hundreds upon hundreds of successful authors worthy of commendation. But that would make this article hundreds of pages long, so if we’re not able to mention you personally, please know our thanks and appreciation extend to you, as well. Keep up the great work in 2019!

January

In January, the spotlight was on Katherine S. Egan, author of Genetics Isn’t Everything. She went on to win a first place EVVY Award in August, which she was able to accept in person at the banquet in Denver, Colorado. She subsequently became one of three finalists in the 2018 Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Awards. Thank you, Katherine!

February

In February, Jackie Fischer won first place (and a new laptop computer) in our annual “Show Us Your Love” video contest, which celebrates both Valentine’s Day and self-publishing. Not only is she the author of The Lost Branch but, as she demonstrates in her video, she’s quite adept at rhyme, as well! Thank you, Jackie, for the fantastic video and the fantastic book!

March

Olympic Gold Medalist Mary Wineberg hit our Top 10 Bestsellers List in March with her inspiring and triumphant autobiography, Unwavering Perseverance. Even more impressive, she earned a Gold Medal in the 2008 Olympic Games in the 4×400 relay after overcoming obstacle after obstacle. “Always strive for your dreams,” she encourages. Thank you for the words of motivation, Mary! You’re a true inspiration!

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April

The Annual Benjamin Franklin Awards are notoriously competitive, so it was no small feat when Dr. Jeanne Blanchet won a Silver Medal Award for Historical Fiction in April with her novel Man at the Cross Road. Proving herself to be anything but a one-trick pony, she quickly followed that up with an EVVY Award for her following book, Cursed. Thank you, Jeanne, for making the trip to Denver to accept your award in person and meeting some of our executive team.

May

We acknowledged the writing career of one of our most prolific authors in May when Jerry Snodgrass stepped into our monthly spotlight. Jerry has published 10 books with Outskirts Press (so far!) and was born in Butler, Missouri, in 1938. He was raised and went to school in Indianola, Iowa. He entered the military after graduating from high school in 1957 and fulfilled his dreams of serving in the military and traveling to exotic locations. He married Elizabeth Fleming in the 1960s and they had two children. The family traveled extensively during his military career before settling down in Killeen, Texas, in 2002. Thank you, Jerry, for your service and your books of valor.

June

Kevin I.J.A. Barnett Sr. went on a whirlwind virtual book tour in June for his debut book, a provocative and autobiographical examination of the United States Foster Care and Adoption System. As the author of Living My Shadows, Kevin is a retired, noncommissioned officer in the United States Army. He has served in Germany, Afghanistan and in many stateside tours during his career. He is married to Sharon F. Pelham and does motivational speaking when time permits. Thank you, Kevin, for your service and for having the courage to share such significant moments of your life for the assistance of others.

July

In July, prolific novelist Gabriel F.W. Koch learned that he was once again a finalist in the Colorado Independent Publishers Association EVVY Awards. He walked away with a Second Place EVVY Award a couple years ago for his science fiction novel Paradox Effect (not to mention an Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year nomination). This year he picked up an EVVY Merit Award for Emma and the Dragon Tooth Sword. He has published four books thus far with Outskirts Press, including his latest: And Come Day’s End. Thank you, Gabriel, for all your wonderful, award-winning books.

August

Speaking of science fiction, C.R. Norris discovered that she won First Place in the Science Fiction category, for her book Wasp on the Wind, when the EVVY Awards Banquet took place in Denver on August 25, 2018. Wasp on the Wind is Book 2 in her Wasp Chronicles Series. She subsequently was nominated to be one of three finalists in the highly coveted Best Book of the Year Awards. C.R. Norris is a perpetual student of science and mathematics. Born in Salina Kansas, her varied career has included experience as a musician, a blood banker, and an electrical engineer in the semiconductor industry. She currently resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she indulges her passions for green chile, playing music and writing.

September

And it all led up to this, when the 2018 Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year was announced. This year, the honor, the award and the $1,500 Grand Prize went to T.D. Arkenberg for his biographical take on the events leading up to, and following in the shadows of, September 11. Two Towers is his fourth book but his first memoir. Thank you, T.D., for letting us experience this tragic event from such an unfiltered perspective.

October

In October we recognized our 50 bestselling authors for 2018. It takes more than a marvelous literary work to achieve success as an author; it takes the gumption and drive to promote that work to readers! To you, we extend not only our congratulations but our thanks for allowing Outskirts Press to help you reach this successful milestone!

Kevin Muldowney Aage Nost
Will Kautz Rasha Pecoraro
Michael McNamara Tui Rose
Lisa A. Romano Mohamed Elgendy
Mary Casey Asif Anwar
Vil Mirzayanov Brian Petit
L. Veach Bill McClain
Mike Gillette Tom Bisio
Mirtha Castro Mary Allison
Matthew DiGeronimo Rebecca Janes
Amy Pierotti Halo Lewis
Jane McConnell Jane Ostrow
Jill Jackson Bernard Nebel
Don Petterson Alex Cuoco
Ed Robinson Adrienne Anderson
Scott Imhoff Diana Arcieri
Patrick O’Connor Tiffany Anderson
Joseph Adegboyega-Edun Kathryn M. Mora
Bernard Nebel Jeffrey Howe
Magdaline DeSousa Steve Kelley
Michael Goodroe Hal Perkins
Jokima Hiller Rodney DuBose
Lisa Cicero Amy Meadows
Heidi Herman Paul Kotz
Luis Roman Seth Spreiter

And the year isn’t over yet. November and December are the biggest months of the year for book sales, so keep those marketing efforts going! And “Thank You” to all our amazing authors for making 2018 another banner year for self-publishing.

Want your book to be the next big prize-winner? Find out more about marketing, promoting and submitting your book for awards and reviews.

 

Amazon Featured Book of the Week

Here’s this week’s Featured Book-of-the-Week available now on Amazon.com!


Notes From the Trenches: A Musician’s Journey Through World War I

by Gary H. Foster

(5 Stars – 10 Customer Reviews)

Price: $29.95

Gary H. Foster’s “Notes From the Trenches: A Musician’s Journey Through World War I.” America found itself drawn into the Great War overseas, and the author’s grandfather, Leo Foster, bugler for the Wisconsin National Guard, was sent to the front lines. Nearly a century later, this book reconstructs Leo’s World War I experience from letters, newspaper clippings, and photographs from Leo’s footlocker. Nothing compares to the immediacy of the war experience in a soldier’s own words. Full of wit, good humor, and honesty, these letters provide a fascinating window into the War to End All Wars.

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Harness the Power of Amazon When You Publish This Month!

Like it or not, Amazon has become one of the greatest shopping powerhouses in history — and authors are eager to harness that power to sell their books. Smart use of this high-profile platform can make the difference between selling dozens of books or hundreds, even thousands.

If you’re not yet published, this may be the perfect time to take the leap. Outskirts Press is offering the popular Amazon Launch Bundle marketing service FREE with your purchase of the Ultimate or Full-Color publishing package! This enhanced Amazon marketing can help you get out of the gate in a much stronger position for selling.

The Amazon Launch Bundle is designed for published authors who wish to increase their visibility with tens of millions of readers browsing the Amazon Bookstore. The package combines three popular marketing services focused on boosting an author’s presence and selling power on Amazon.com:

  • Amazon Search Inside the Book — This feature entices readers with preview pages
  • Amazon Listing Optimization — Perform better in search engine results by optimizing your book’s selling page with strategically chosen keywords
  • Amazon Author Profile — Provide readers with key information about you and your book(s) to build awareness and fan loyalty

To claim your free Amazon Launch Bundle when you publish, place the Ultimate or Full-Color publishing package in your shopping cart and enter promo code AmazonLaunch-Nov18 at checkout. You don’t even need to have your manuscript finished to take advantage of this valuable offer!

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Halloween Treat — FREE Package Upgrade, Today Only!

Navigating self-publishing options can be frightening for a first-time author. Other publishers startle you with spine-tingling fees, invisible customer service and horrifyingly sparse publishing packages. It’s enough to make you scream for your mummy!

Outskirts Press wants to make sure your self-publishing experience is a treat, so we’re tossing this sweet Halloween deal into your bag: a FREE publishing package upgrade! When you purchase the Ultimate or Basic publishing package during this limited-time offer, we’ll automatically give you a better package at no charge.

So, “howl” does this offer work, you ask? Easy. You purchase the Basic publishing package and we bump you up to the Ultimate at no extra charge. Or, put the Ultimate package in your cart and receive our top-of-the-line Full-Color publishing package for free! A package upgrade means you’ll receive hundreds of dollars’ worth of extras that aren’t normally included in the package you purchased.

To take advantage of this terrifyingly terrific sale, simply:

  1. Add our Ultimate or Basic publishing package to your cart.*
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  3. We’ll upgrade your package within 48 hours.

*Need help choosing the right publishing package treat? Call a Publishing Consultant at 1-888-672-6657 (OP-BOOKS), or chat with us using the live chat option on our website for help selecting the option that fits.