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“From the day I submitted my manuscript, to the day I received the email that my manuscript was accepted, and most important, the day I received the email notification that my book is published, has been an excellent journey with great support. … This is a day that was long in coming. Thanks to the team at Outskirts Press that help made my book and official day of publication possible. Today, I add Author to my Vitae and professional credentials. WE MADE IT!” —Kenneth J. Kogut, Ph.D., P.E., author of Words to Live By

 

Publish Now in Time for Holiday Book Sales

Believe it or not, if you’re a self-publishing author (or want to be) now is the time to start publishing your book if you want to be ready to reap the rewards of holiday book sales (when the majority of book sales take place).

You’ll be happy to know Outskirts Press makes the road to publication a simple one. In fact, we’ve boiled it down to 7 simple steps:

  1. Connect with your personal Publishing Consultant to answer all your questions about starting the self-publishing process and to begin your journey
  2. Submit your manuscript to Outskirts Press
  3. Meet your author representative for one-on-one assistance
  4. Next, Outskirts Press will create your digital files and send them to you to review
  5. After you make sure your files are perfect, your book will be approved for publication
  6. While you wait for your book to print, you’ll start working on your marketing efforts. This is essential to success!
  7. Before you know it, you’re a published author! Now it’s time to get to work promoting your new book (and that’s where today’s promotion comes in — keep reading for more details)

If you start publishing today, we will include $850 of add-ons, absolutely free.

  • You’ll receive 5 hours of personal 1-on-1 time with a professional marketing assistant
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So, are you ready to publish your masterpiece with the A+ rated and #1-rated self-publishing company according to the Better Business Bureau and Top Consumer Reviews, respectively?

“Over the years, I have been encouraged to share my life story with others to inspire them to believe in their ability to follow their dreams. However, I needed a book to do this and finding Outskirts Press proved to be the best publishing choice I could make. Outskirts Press provided me with the professional, beautiful book that I envisioned. All their employees are outstanding and know what it takes to make my dream come true. I sincerely thank them all.” —Inez A. Lasso, author of A Singing Journey

 

Receive over $850 of valuable publishing add-ons when you start today

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Start publishing today with the Ultimate Black & White or Full-Color package and receive 5 free hours with your very own Personal Marketing Assistant. This invaluable 1-on-1 time with a professional book marketing expert is instrumental to helping your book find all the success it deserves. We will also include Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble NOOK eBook publication and distribution for free, too!

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Would you like help choosing your best self-publishing option? Connect with Outskirts Press now in whatever manner is easiest for you:

“I highly recommend Outskirts Press to anyone who wishes to be published. This is my first book and I will use OP for my next book. My Author Representative was a great person to work with. She encouraged me to keep moving forward when I was dragging my feet on getting my book published. She was always helpful and returned my emails promptly. The staff in other departments were just as helpful and professional in their service.” –Robert H. Dunkle, author of Ninety and Nine Plus One: Messages from God’s Word – Plain and Simple

 

Strike That! (In)Famous Literary Typos and How to Avoid Making the List

There is no question: Editing is important not just for small-scale boo-boos like grammatical gaffs and questionable spelling but also for large-scale issues such as continuity irregularities and factual errors. Even little goofs can add up to a seriously bad impression, poor reader enjoyment and snarky reviews that can hurt sales.

No matter how sharp-eyed an author fancies himself/herself, flubs happen. After many hours, weeks, months (even years) of writing — not to mention the multiple rounds of revisions that inevitably follow — our brains play tricks on us. We know what we meant to type, so our minds perform a mental “autocorrect” … and the error stands unnoticed. Sometimes that same typo gets by our Aunt Sally or Grandpa Jones, who fastidiously read every word and fixed lots of errors.

But as these famous and lauded literary giants prove, even the greats have not-so-great moments. You won’t believe what typos made it into some of your favorite works:

  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Yes, Mark Twain let this goof get by him when referring to a saw: “I took the bag to where it used to stand, and ripped a hole in the bottom of it with the was.”
  • An American Tragedy. Theodore Dreiser didn’t have spell check to fall back on when he wrote this classic. The “tragedy” in this case is a small but amusing typo in this sentence: “… harmoniously abandoning themselves to the rhythm of the music — like two small chips being tossed about on a rough but friendly sea.”
  • Twilight. With a writing timeline of just a few months and a rushed production schedule, the first edition of Stephenie Meyer’s fantasy bestseller went to press brimming with errors. Most consist of mixing up “though” with “through” and “whose” with “who’s.” Thankfully, young readers were either very forgiving or oblivious.
  • Webster’s New International Dictionary. Bet you didn’t expect such a fastidious publication to make the list, huh? In Webster’s first edition (1934), abbreviations and words were intermingled; for example, the abbreviation “lb” (for “pound”) could be found right after the word “lazy.” This system changed with the second edition, with abbreviations being gathered into a separate section at the back of the dictionary. A card was prepared bearing the notation “D or d, cont/ density” to indicate D and d as abbreviations for the word “density” and was supposed to go into the “abbreviations” pile. Somehow, the card ended up in the “words” pile and an editor removed the spaces. So, the “D or d” notation ended up being set as the single word “dord.” The non-word remained in the dictionary for five years until it was finally caught and removed.

As you can see, thorough editing is not optional — not for anyone. With all the competition in today’s literary market, readers have the luxury of being unforgiving about unattractive cover designs, jumbled formatting, typos and other errors that lower their perception of a book’s value. Don’t give them even a single reason to skip over you.

Since we can’t objectively edit our own work, it costs more than time to get the job done. For most authors, the wisest decision is to hire a professional editor who can view the manuscript with fresh eyes, objectivity and an encyclopedic knowledge of spelling, grammar and syntax.

The good news is that an experienced book editor doesn’t have to break the bank. Because the market for copy editing has diversified in recent years and the level of service can be tailored to an author’s needs, the costs are much lower than they used to be. Take your time, get referrals and find an editor whose expertise and personality work best for you and your project.

Do you have questions about professional copy editing? Contact an Outskirts Press Publishing Consultant to find out how this option works or to make a low down payment. There are three convenient ways to connect:

 

Heat Up Your Summer with 15% Off Publishing AND a Free Kindle Edition!

Outskirts Press is making it easier—and more affordable– to realize your publishing dreams. Save up to $270 instantly with 15% Off Ultimate Black & White or Full-Color publishing AND a FREE Amazon Kindle Edition of your book (an extra $249 value)! All told, you’ll save $500 or even more!

To save hundreds on publishing AND receive FREE Amazon Kindle eBook publication and distribution, purchase the Ultimate Black & White or Full-Color publishing package today and enter promo code Kindle-15pct at checkout. Your Amazon Kindle eBook Edition will be added to your account within 48 hours.

Would you like help choosing your best self-publishing option? Connect with Outskirts Press now in whatever manner is easiest for you:

“I give a big 5-star review to my Author Representative and Outskirts Press! The entire Outskirts process has been with people who are courteous, efficient and knowledgeable. I am very pleased with my first book! Thank you to the entire Outskirts Press staff!” – Jimmy Chew, author of Walking Around Lucky: Navigate America’s New Lust for Gambling

 

Save $5/Hour with Your Own Personal Marketing Assistant

In today’s market, it can be tough to know where to focus your efforts in order to effectively market your book. Don’t worry. We’re here to help!

This month, Outskirts Press is offering 10% off our Personal Marketing Assistant option. You’ll save $5 per hour with your own personal marketing assistant — a total savings of $25 off the regular $249 price. This option includes five hours of one-on-one assistance with a marketing professional so you can …

  • develop a marketing plan
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Log in to your Publishing Center and select Personal Marketing Assistant from the Marketing Solutions menu. Enter promo code PMA-10pct at check out to receive 10% off.

Take advantage of these savings before the offer expires!

 

6 Outskirts Press Authors Are Honored in the Reader Views Literary Awards

Book awards give readers an important clue about the quality of a self-published book, and this year’s award season says a lot about Outskirts Press and its authors. We’re thrilled to have six of our authors recognized in the 2018/2019 Reader Views Literary Awards. Your success speaks to the many reasons we’ve been rated the No. 1 self-publishing company by Top Consumer Reviews for three years running!

The Reader Views Literary Awards recognize writers who self-published or had their books published by a subsidy publisher, small press, university press or independent book publisher. Books that were self-published and copyrighted in 2018 and 2019 were eligible for this year’s awards and the cash prizes and kudos that come with a win. In years past, winners of the Reader Views Literary Award have received expert marketing assistance from renown marketing experts like The Kick-Start Guy, Author Marketing Experts, Perceptive Marketing and others.

Following are Outskirts Press’ finalists for the 2018/2019 Reader Views Awards. Information about each of these books (and their self-published authors) is available at the Outskirts Press Bookstore, where they are available for purchase.

HUMOR
First Place: Lexicon: American Style 2 by Patrick Ragains
RELIGION
Second Place: Unwelcome Opportunity by Richard V. Battle
CHILDREN — YOUNG READER (AGES 8 – 12)
Second Place: Night Life by Donna Somboonlakana
POETRY
Honorable Mention: Poems of Love, From My Heart to Yours, Vol. 1 by Kerry C. Irons
PARENTING/FAMILY/RELATIONSHIPS
Honorable Mention: My Backyard Garden by Debra Hester
SCI-FI
Honorable Mention: Tara by J.G. Possum

Please join us in also congratulating Outskirts Press authors on their success in the Reader Views Literary Awards. Then be sure to ask us how you can throw your hat into the ring for next year’s awards!