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Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Glen Michael Morgan

Each week, we celebrate one of our successful self-publishing authors in our Self-Publishing Author Spotlight. This week Outskirts Press proudly features Glen Michael Morgan, author of a remarkable non-fiction that recounts one woman’s true tale of survival against the odds.

When a reader finds himself immersed in the world created by a talented author, it’s easy to forget the person behind the captivating tale. Not so with Glen’s work—and that’s a good thing! With Recovery Turns Rescue, Glen weaves a dramatic story of calamity and salvation — that just happens to be true! Learn more about Glen Michael Morgan and his riveting memoir in this week’s Self-Publishing Author Spotlight.Glen Michael Morgan

An accomplished professional speaker and published author, Glen Michael Morgan brings his heart and soul to this true story of survival. In this extraordinary memoir, he and his wife Connie share their words, and those of their daughter Kristin, on her journey from near-death to healing.

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An Amazing True Story of Survival Against All Odds!

Kristin Hopkins, a dedicated single mother of four children, was working and getting her life in order with her family’s support. One day, she left for work…and never came home. The victim of a terrible accident, Kristin spent six days in her overturned car without food or water, and when a passerby happened to see her car, nobody thought she was alive. But when the first responders arrived at the car to retrieve her body, they found to their amazement that she was still breathing, though her body temperature was dangerously low, and she had almost no blood pressure. This is the agonizing, inspiring true story of Kristin’s road to recovery through incredible courage and persistence. Follow Kristin and her family from the first terrifying realization that she was missing, through the ordeals of the ICU and the shock of finding out that her feet would need to be amputated to save her life…and then share with them the miracle of Kristin’s recovery and learning to walk again. This heartfelt story of everyday heroes will restore your faith in humanity and inspire you with a demonstration of what the human spirit can overcome.

Product details…

Format: 5 x 8 economy color paperback, 150 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Nov 24, 2014)
ISBN10: 1478739991
ISBN13: 9781478739999
Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs

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Top 10 Self-Publishing Books in Honor of Cinco de Mayo

The Fifth of May is the perfect time to branch out with a tasty spring read — preferably one that captures the spirit of Cinco de Mayo in all its glory.

We have it all covered: From collections of mouth-watering authentic Mexican recipes to page-turning thrillers set south of the border to juvenile literature that primes children for bilingual reading, our Top 10 Self-Publishing Books in Honor of Cinco de Mayo include “un poquito” something for everyone.

The Authentic Mexican Salsa

The Cinco de Mayo Reckoning

The Clownfish/El Pez Payaso

From the Hands of Ethnic Women with a Mexican Flare

Hispanic Profiles

Latino and Hispanic History


Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle

Mexican Madness

Pantry-Friendly Mexican Cooking

Celebrate your heritage — celebrate your life — with your personal memoirs. Let Outskirts Press show you how to get your own fascinating story to print!

Submit Your Fandemonium Entry Before It’s too Late

Facebook Fandemonium gives writers the rare opportunity to get their work published and benefit a great cause at the same time by submitting their works for publication through Facebook for a limited time. If you haven‘t yet, there’s still time to get your work seen! Outskirts Press is accepting submissions through April 30.

Need to get inspired? Check out what writers like yourself contributed to the Fandemonium collection, Volume 1-4. Hundreds of members of the Outskirts Press Facebook community submitted an impressive array of poetry, short stories, excerpts, recipes, anecdotes and more since 2011, and the best of them were included in the collection.

In addition to free publication and priceless exposure, inclusion in Fandemonium gives authors the satisfaction of knowing that they’ve put their talents to use for a good cause. Proceeds from the sale of Fandemonium collections are donated to the American Red Cross on behalf of Outskirts Press and its Facebook fans.

Getting published in the Facebook Fandemonium is simple: Authors can post their submission directly to the Outskirts Press Facebook page. Be sure to invite your friends and family to “Like” your submission. The submissions with the highest number of “Likes” will be considered for inclusion in Fandemonium Volume 5. Submissions can be fiction, non-fiction or poetry, and entries under 5,000 words will be considered first.

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London Book Fair Starts Tomorrow in Its New Olympia Home!

The world-famous London Book Fair kicks off tomorrow and runs through April 16, welcoming more than 1,500 exhibitors, and tens of thousands of publishers, booksellers, literary agents, librarians, media and of course traditional and London Book Fair in Olympia, West Londonself-publishing authors to one of the largest publishing industry trade shows in the world. More than 100 countries are represented as attendees gather at the global marketplace, situated amidst famous London attractions that highlight the UK’s rich literary history and longstanding cultural ties to nearly all of near and far East Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

This year, the 44th year, the Fair returns to Olympia, West London. This location places all the action near the heart of Kensington, the seat of the Monarchy since 1689. When not hobnobbing with movers and shakers in the publishing industry, fair-goers will have access to all the fabulous historical sites, landmarks and unrivaled shopping opportunities the area affords. But the real appeal of the London Book Fair is the exposure that comes right to you in the spacious and bustling event space.

If you missed out this time around, don’t worry: There are plenty of other chances to gain valuable book fair exposure in exotic locales throughout the year (Bologna, Frankfurt, Beijing, New York and more). Talk with your Personal Marketing Assistant about a Global Book Tour through Outskirts Press to get in on the action in late 2015 and 2016.

Are you self-publishing a book and looking to market it during one or more international book fairs? Learn more about taking your work global with Outskirts Press!

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Save a Bundle on Marketing When You Publish Today!

Before you head out the door for a giant turkey dinner at your parents’ house, there’s one last important — and money-saving — thing to do: Order your Amazon Extreme marketing package before it’s too late!

Authors who begin their publishing efforts by purchasing the Diamond or full-color Pearl publishing packages will Amazon Extremereceive nearly $250 of Amazon marketing options free: an Amazon Kindle edition of their published book, Amazon’s Search Inside the Book submission service and the Amazon Cover Enhancement once their book is listed on These authors also receive a complimentary copy of the Amazon bestseller, “Sell Your Book” on Amazon by Outskirts Press CEO and publishing expert Brent Sampson. It’s everything an author needs to jump-start book sales on — just in time for the gift-buying boom.

The benefits of these free marketing products is clear:

An Amazon Kindle edition is a way to offer one’s book to the fast-growing audience of Kindle ebook reading device owners. Amazon sells millions of Kindles annually. Because customers still love reading actual books, Kindle is an inexpensive way for them to sample a book before buying the paperback or hardback edition. This is especially true for their readers who love fiction.

With Amazon’s Search Inside the Book feature, authors can dramatically increase chances to sell their books. Being able to browse through sections of the book increases the confidence the customer has in the product and makes it far more likely they’ll purchase a copy of the book. 

The Amazon Cover Enhancement service gets your cover image submitted to Ingram at the time of publication. Ingram, in turn, distributes your cover image to online retailers like Amazon. By manually interfacing directly with Amazon, we can override Amazon and Ingram’s automatic process and get your cover image on Amazon much faster, usually within two to three business days, rather than the standard 30-45 days.

Take advantage of the Outskirts Press Amazon Extreme marketing package by entering the promotional code, available on the Outskirts Press website at, when you order your Diamond or Pearl publishing package and place it in your online shopping cart.

Vote Now For the Charity to Receive Proceeds From the Holiday Recipe Cookbook!

The holiday season is approaching quickly! If you haven’t submitted your recipe on Facebook to be included in the First Holiday Recipe Cookbook, time is running out! Deadline is September 27, 2013. Submitting your recipes for consideration is simple. Here’s what to do:

  1. Become an Outskirts Press Facebook fan by “liking” our Facebook page. If you’ve already liked us, great!
  2. Post your submission as a Note in Facebook. Then tag the Outskirts Press Facebook Page in your Note.
  3. Be sure to submit your favorite recipes before September 30th, and remember to tell your friends to vote for your submission by “liking” it.

While royalties from the sale of the Holiday Recipe Cookbook are not split among the contributors, proceeds will go to a deserving charity. Outskirts Press wants our Fans to decide on the charity. Here are your choices to vote on:

Meals on Wheels Association of America: The Meals On Wheels Association of America is the oldest and largest national organization composed of and representing local, community-based Senior Nutrition Programs in all 50 U.S. states, as well as the U.S. Territories. Find out more at

Feeding America: Feeding America is the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Their mission is to feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger. Find out more at

OxFam America: Oxfam America is a global organization working to right the wrongs of poverty, hunger, and injustice. They save lives, develop long-term solutions to poverty, and campaign for social change. As one of 17 members of the international Oxfam confederation, they work with people in more than 90 countries to create lasting solutions. Find out more at

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Self-Publishing Authors Can Register Now for 2014 Beijing Book Fair

Thousands of authors, booksellers, literary agents — and, of course, the book-buying public — gather annually at the Beijing International Book Fair.

The 20th annual Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) kicked off today at the China International Exhibition Center. Today through Sept. 1, thousands of authors from around the world will gather at the fair to display their work. It’s also a one-of-a-kind opportunity to mix, mingle and network with booksellers, publisher, literary agents and other book-related professionals on the lookout for talent and compelling books.

No other country has experienced the growth in the world marketplace that China has, and that impact has been greatly felt in the publishing and bookselling world. Blossoming readership in China represents an enormous opportunity for authors to take advantage of the growing demand for book translations, and publishers are scrambling to feed the frenzy. There is surging consumer demand for all types of books, and getting your book in front of this potential market can have a tremendously positive effect on the success of your book.

With the 2013 event now it full swing, it’s too late to get in on BIBF for this year; however, registrations for the Beijing International Book Fair are currently being accepted for the 2014 event — why not plan ahead for an exciting international trip?

Outskirts Press published authors who are interested in participating in the fair next year can find details and ordering information in the Author’s Center (or find out how to save 25% on all four book fair events throughout the year with the Global Book Tour package).

It’s never too early to plan for a thrilling trip to market your book internationally. Let Outskirts Press get your tour of the 2014 Beijing International Book Fair in order for you, so you can get the word out!

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The Beijing Book Fair Deadline Approaching Soon!

Have you registered your book to be displayed at the famous Beijing Book Fair yet? If not, the deadline is this Friday, June 28.

No other country has experienced the increase that China has on the world marketplace, and the readership in China represents an enormous opportunity (and gap that needs to be filled) for translations and publishers seeking to feed the frenzy. There is surging consumer demand for all types of books at the Beijing Book Fair.

The Beijing International Book Fair will be held August 28 – September 2, 2012 at the Beijing Convention Center. By arranging exhibition through Outskirts Press, your book will receive valuable, face-out exposure on an exclusive shelf with 4 other Outskirts Press titles. A representative will be on-hand to personally answer questions about your book. Outskirts Press will provide the necessary copies of the book and all the necessary contact information for both the author and publisher. This way, interested parties can make further contact, during or after the fair. All inquiries Outskirts Press receives about your book will be forwarded directly to you for personal follow-up in a Post-Show wrap-up.

Time is running out, so register now. Space is limited and the show fills up quickly on a first-come, first served basis. The deadline for the 2013 Beijing Book Fair is this Friday, June 28.

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P.S. You can save 25% on all four major international events, including Beijing, Frankfurt, London, and the Book Expo of America (BEA), with the Global Book Tour.

Top 10 Self-Publishing Presidential Books

Today, Presidents Day, we celebrate the great leaders of our past and note their contributions to the enrichment of the United States of America and the culture of which we are so proud.

Outskirts Press’ self-published authors have much to say about our presidents — real and fictional! Here, in alphabetical order, we share our Top 10 Presidential Books for your reading pleasure:

All of these books (and other Outskirts Press titles) are available from all major online retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powells, Books A Million, and others, plus conveniently from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at for discounts ranging from 10% – 55%.

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