On the 12 Days of Christmas, Outskirts Press Gives to Thee

The 12 Days of Christmas aren’t just about giving and receiving – at least they don’t have to be. The first half of December can also be a good stretch of time to check items off your holiday honey-do list without getting overwhelmed.

Simply break up your holiday tasks into 12 equal parts and tackle one a day. Day 1, shop for Christmas baking supplies. Day 2, make your first dozen cookies. Day 3, sign your greeting cards and Day 4, mail them. Day 5, clean the living room … and so on. Soon enough, you’ll have mailed and baked-up joy to the world and your own corner of it will be in order.

To help you check a few things off your self-publishing to-do’s, Outskirts Press is offering a deal a day—each of which you’ll find far more valuable than the partridge and pear tree of lore. There are a dozen amazing days of saving, so mark your calendar for the days and deals that warm the cockles of your heart—then get them while they last. Here’s what we’re planning:

1. $100 OFF the eBook Bundle – Promo Code: EliteSavings-100
2. Buy 1, Get 1 Author Book Banner Graphic ($100 value!) – Promo Code: Banner-Free
3. 20% OFF Book Video ($80 savings) – Promo Code: Save20-BkVid
4. FREE First Chapter Flipbook ($99 value) when you buy First Chapter Distribution – Promo Code: Free-FCbook
5. 50 FREE Bookmarks ($20 value) when you buy Custom Bookmarks – Promo Code: 50free-Bookmarks
6. FREE NOOK Edition ($249 value) when you buy the iPad Edition – Promo Code: NookFree-iPad
7. FREE Custom Sales Sheet ($149 value) when you buy the Personal Marketing Assistant option – Promo Code: FreeSales-PMA
8. $50 OFF the Amazon Launch Bundle – Promo Code: Save50-AmazonLaunch
9. FREE Google Books Submission Service ($99 value) when you buy the Book Launch Bundle – Promo Code: GetGoogleFree
10. $50 OFF Kindle eBook Edition – Promo Code: Kindle50
11. ONLY $1,000 for the Global Book Tour (save $169) – Promo Code: GoGlobal
12. FREE Author Banner Ad ($149 value) when you buy Author Platform Set-Up Through Social Media – Promo Code: FreeBannerads

 

The savings won’t last long, so mark your marketing calendar and visit our Facebook page for updates on the deal of the day. When your favorite rolls around, get it while it lasts!

When you’re ready to grab the deal of your choice, log into your account and click on the “Marketing Options” icon.

 

The Mind of a Deviant Woman by Paula Paul

Technology has made it easier than ever to reach audiences all over the world. It just takes is a little thinking outside the box and you can market a self-published book in creative, affordable, and impactful ways. Consider book tours! Tours are a great way to connect with your readers and technology has made them easier and more cost effective than ever!

Author Paula Paul is taking her latest book The Mind of a Deviant Woman, on tour — a Virtual Book Tour with Outskirts Press. This will allow Paula to take her book into the far corners of the globe, all from the comfort of her own home! Keep an eye out for Paula’s book as she will be featured on several blogs over the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, Paula was kind enough to answer a few questions as the tour was getting started so that we can give you a sneak peek into the mind of the creator of The Mind of a Deviant Woman.

OP: Tell us a little bit about The Mind of a Deviant Woman. What is it about?

Paula: This is the story of Carrie Buck, a young woman in the 1920s targeted to be sterilized because she was considered a deviant for having a child out of wedlock. It is also the story of Louisa Van Patten, a young New York socialite, who like many intellectuals of the era, supports the movement known as eugenics that advocates sterilization  of people who have been labeled deviants for a variety of reasons. The aim of the movement is to bring about a more perfect society. When Louisa meets Carrie as well as a Ben Newman, a journalist, her life veers off course in ways she never imagined. This is a work of fiction based on a true story.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Paula: I was captivated by the story of Carrie Buck’s trial that resulted in a Supreme Court decision that made sterilization of so-called deviants legal. The court’s decision influenced the thinking and actions of Adolf Hitler.

OP: How did you get your book published?

Paula: I submitted it to Outskirts Press.

OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?

Paula: Readers who are interested in history, social movements, or simply a good story will be interested in this book.

OP: What is special about your book?

Paula: Carrie’s story, as far as I have been able to determine, has never been told in the form of a novel. It is also concerning a part of the American people’s history that few are aware of.

OP: What differentiates it from other books in the same category?

Paula: The subject has never been explored in novel form, as far as I could determine, although a few non-fiction reports of the trial have been published. Also, the blend of real and fictitious characters makes it somewhat unique.

OP: Have you published any other books?

Paula: Yes, I have published a total of 35 novels, five of which are for children, and four of which are ebooks. The rest are mysteries and general fiction published by major publishers.

OP: Do you plan to publish more?

Paula: Yes, I have a book currently with my agent who is in the process of sending it to publishers. I have also started writing another book.

OP: Thanks for your time, Paula! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Paula Paul is an award-winning author of more than thirty novels. She is best known for her Dr. Alexandra Gladstone Mysteries and her literary novels, Crazy Quilt and Forgetting Tommie, both set in her native Texas. She has won a Willa Award, a Texas Institute of Letters Award, a National Press Women Award, and others for her novels. Before her career as a novelist, Paula was a journalist in Texas and New Mexico and received several state and national awards in that field. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with her two dogs, Alexandra Gladstone and Wolfgang Mozart.

For more information or to contact the author, visit https://www.outskirtspress.com/mindofadeviantwoman

This author purchased the Virtual Book Tour marketing option, which allows self-publishing authors to connect with bloggers and harness the power of the blogosphere by taking their book on the “virtual road.” Learn more about this service by visiting your Publishing Center and reviewing the available marketing options.

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It’s the Season of Giving: Give Yourself the Gift of Self-Publishing

The day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, marks the official launch of the holiday buying rush – and a time we can all be grateful for seasonal sales!

Outskirts Press wants to help you kick off your holiday shopping with big savings on your choice of one of our most popular and comprehensive publishing packages! Starting Black Friday (Nov. 23) through Cyber Monday (Nov. 26), we’re offering $500 OFF any One-Click publishing package of your choice, or 20% OFF the Full-Color or Ultimate publishing package.

And, despite the hustle and bustle of the holidays, this is actually the perfect time of year to self-publish. Think about it: With an inclusive, full-service package from Outskirts Press, you barely have to lift a finger! That means more time to spend shopping, baking Christmas cookies and cozying up with dearest friends and family.

The choice is yours, but there’s no wrong publishing package selection! There’s so much to be thankful for in these comprehensive packages from Outskirts Press: included cover art, formatting, ISBN number, and unlimited wholesale printing, fulfillment and distribution via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Bertram and others. Choose from dozens of formats, plus 20 free image insertions and 3 free rounds of galley revisions.

Here’s how to take advantage of the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale:

  • Add your choice of the One-Click, Full-Color or Ultimate publishing package to your cart
  • Enter the promo code 500BlackFriday to receive $500 off the One-Click Package
  • OR enter promo code BlackFriday-20pct to receive 20% off the Full-Color or Ultimate publishing package

Check publishing off your holiday to-do list and enjoy the holiday season.

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

 

Get Professional Writing Help With the Writing Consultation Option!

Every writer needs a jump-start at one time or another. If you’re struggling with certain aspects of your book or you’ve simply run out of steam, the Writing Consultation service from Outskirts Press may be just what you need to fine-tune your writing and get your book back on track. This is your ticket to becoming a published author!

In a Writing Consultation with one of our professional writers, you have a one-on-one brainstorming session to address the writing issues that have slowed your progress…or ground it to a halt. Our consultants are experienced writers with a thorough knowledge of grammar, composition, and other writing building blocks. You’ll also receive valuable advice and a plan of action for moving forward.

For $99 per one-hour block, you can use your Writing Consultation time to:

  • Troubleshoot plot, characters, technique, or execution of your ideas
  • Work through writer’s block
  • Take inventory of usable book materials
  • Organize book ideas into a usable outline
  • Get ideas on how to proceed with a book
  • Gather ideas on how to finish
  • Negotiate tricky passages
  • Ask for general writing advice
  • Get help moving to the next step in writing

Afterward, your writing consultant will provide a follow-up summary of your meeting, along with constructive information you can use to overcome personal writing obstacles and regain your forward momentum.

For more information and help choosing your best self-publishing options, contact an Outskirts Press Publishing Consultant in whatever manner is easiest for you:

 

Why You Should Get on Social Media (and How to Set Up for 10% OFF)

Have you harnessed the massive power of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and other social media sites? If not, you should … pronto!

While these and other online social apps were originally conceived to let people connect with friends, family and business colleagues, there’s also huge potential to reach out to readers. Plus, Outskirts Press is offering 10% OFF Author Platform Set-up Through Social Media for a limited time. This option includes professional profile set-up on all the major social media sites, so you can efficiently reach out to a large audience!

Many, if not most, of the people in your target audience are already active on social media. With the right approach, you can zero in on the readers among them in a way that builds trust and interest. In many cases, successful authors have social media to thank for putting them on the map. They are using these platforms to perform free marketing tasks, such as:

  • To announce a new book release
  • To promote book events and personal appearances
  • To gather reader insights to refine future writing and marketing
  • To run special discounts and social media giveaways

So, why not take advantage of the global nature of the internet? After all, once your social media accounts are established, it takes mere minutes a day to stay engaged with potential readers, build relationships and, ultimately, raise your visibility online.

To get these platforms established and get 10% OFF, simply place the Author Platform Set-up Through Social Media in your shopping cart and enter Promo Code 10Social at checkout.

What are you waiting for? Let’s get social!

 

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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RVN by Tim Gingras

Technology has made it easier than ever to reach wider audiences no matter where they are in the world. All it takes is a little thinking outside the box and you can market a self-published book in creative ways, affordably and impactfully. This is where book tours come in: Tours are a great way to connect with your readers, and technology has made them easier and more cost effective than ever!

Author Tim Gingras is taking his latest book RVN, on tour — a Virtual Book Tour with Outskirts Press. This will allow Tim to take his book around the world, all from the comfort of his own home! Keep an eye out for Tim’s book as he will be featured on several blogs over the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, Tim was kind enough to answer a few questions as the tour was getting started so that we can give you a sneak peek into the mind of the creator of RVN.

OP: Tell us a little bit about RVN. What is it about?

Tim: It’s about a good Chicago kid, who gets drafted shortly after graduating High School, and despite options to avoid the call to serve, serves the best he can. It’s a story of survival.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Tim: I had the concept of the story swimming around in my mind for over a decade, and since retiring, I challenged myself to write this story, using everything I have learned, researched, imagined, and lived.

OP: How did you get your book published?

Tim: I made my best decision contacting Outskirts Press. They guided me and inspired me.

OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?

Tim: Veterans. War story readers. Students wanting to learn more about the Vietnam experience. Romantics, and patriots.

OP: What is special about your book?

Tim: Time will tell. I think it’s a simple novel, yet I wanted to research as much of the tangible parts, such as the weather of the day, and what was going on in Charlie Kinane’s world. A great summer in Chicago, 1966, just before induction. I tried really hard to describe surroundings, and situations as realistically as possible. Every quarter, 15% of my Royalties from each book will go to hard working Veteran Organization.

OP: What differentiates it from other books in the same category?

Tim: I was a U.S. Navy Corpsman. My Navy C-School was Pharmacy at Portsmouth Naval Hospital. I tried to create a REAL character in Charlie Kinane, dealing with a very complicated, and dangerous experiences, in the best way possible. It’s a quick read too, not too long.

OP: Have you published any other books?

Tim: This is my first novel, though I have written performed material.

OP: Do you plan to publish more?

Tim: I hope so, but I’m going to see how this turns out. I have a couple more stories swimming around in the old grey matter still.

OP: Thanks for your time, Tim! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

First time author, Tim Gingras, is a U.S. Navy Corpsman veteran. After serving honorably for 4 years during late 1970, and further education, Tim spent many years in Chicago Theaters, performing Stand-up, Film, Commercials, and hosting many Chicago events with City of Chicago. All while having a successful full-time career in Banking. After 9/11, Tim pursued work with Federal Government, and spent several months in Iraq War-zone, as civilian contractor during 2004. Tim retired from U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, after working in all three branches. He lives in Phoenix.

For more information or to contact the author, visit https://www.outskirtspress.com/RVN

This author purchased the Virtual Book Tour marketing option, which allows self-publishing authors to connect with bloggers and harness the power of the blogosphere by taking their book on the “virtual road.” Learn more about this service by visiting your Publishing Center and reviewing the available marketing options.

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