Act Now! FREE Kindle Edition ($200 value) when you start publishing by August 31!

Jump-start your marketing efforts into today’s electronic world with a FREE Kindle edition of your self-published book! Start today with the promotion code below!

Make your book available on Amazon’s Kindle e-book reading device. More formats on Amazon means more exposure on Amazon, and the Kindle is heavily promoted by Amazon. Only books that have been submitted to the Amazon Kindle in the required format are available for Kindle readers to purchase and enjoy.

This valuable, popular option is now FREE for authors who start publishing by August 31. If you start right now and choose to publish with our industry-leading Diamond publishing service or our full-color Pearl publishing service, you will receive a FREE Amazon Kindle e-book edition at the time of publication.

Enter the promotion code FREEKINDLE2013 when checking out of your shopping cart while purchasing the popular Diamond package or the full color Pearl publishing package.

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Act Fast! Outskirts Press Published Authors Can Get 10% Off First Chapter Plus Promotion Today

As a published author, one of your goals may be to get your book into a library or independent bookstore. Now’sFirst Chapter Plus the time to buckle-down further and introduce your book to libraries, bookstores, media, reviewers, bloggers and readers — and do so at a reduced price!

This is where First Chapter Preview Library Distribution comes in. Today only, Outskirts Press published authors can enjoy priceless exposure this service provides for 10 percent off the regular price. 

First Chapter Preview Library Distribution promotes your book with a full-color, quarter-page ad along with a free preview of your first chapter so that libraries, bookstores, buyers, readers and reviewers can discover your book.

With this valuable option, your book cover, synopsis, pricing information and ordering details will run for three consecutive months in First Chapter Plus, a monthly catalog where prospective book buyers can download and preview the first chapter of your book. Readers have at their fingertips all the information they need to order copies of your book.  

Note that the quarter-page ad (a sample is shown below) includes a full-color image of your book cover, synopsis information, title information and a link to the first chapter of your book. Buyers are more inclined to buy your book when they can preview the first chapter in advance, and when the buying process is simple and convenient.First Chapter Plus

The best part (in addition to the limited time discount) is that Outskirts Press handles all of the details for you: We create a PDF file of your first chapter, complete the submission for you, and send you the First Chapter Plus catalog via email as soon as your ad appears.

Outskirts Press published authors can take advantage of this concierge-level service
at any time, but the 10% discount is only available for a limited time, so act fast!

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5 Ways Marketing an Ebook is Like Marketing a Paperback

Creating a quality Electronic book requires many of the same things as a paperback or hardback: compelling cover art, reader-friendly formatting, and quality content. Not surprisingly, when it comes to marketing, ebooks and paperbacks also share many of the same tactics. When your book is available in multiple formats, you can often duplicate many of the same marketing tactics (just to different audiences) and get more bang for your buck!

To make the most of your marketing and sales efforts, approach each format on its own terms. Here are five ways for marketing your POD paperback (or hardback) and digital ebook edition(s) in an online world:

  1. Have a marketing plan. Book sales don’t “just happen” once you place your book on the market. Book marketing isn’t instinctive. Enlist the help of a book marketing expert to help you identify what strategies will suit you and your book best as you promote your publication for the greatest impact.
  2. Build an online presence. Set up professional social media accounts and blogs that are separate from your private accounts. These professional forums should focus on your writing – both your existing books and ongoing creative works. Contribute to these forums as often as possible (daily is best) and post on other writers’ blogs and social media forums as well (always including a subtle link back to your social media channels). This interaction builds relationships and sets you up as an authority whom readers will recognize and want to follow. If this sounds like a lot of work, don’t worry, we can help.
  3. Price appropriately. If you price a book too high, buyers will balk; price it too low and they’ll wonder what’s wrong with your book. You don’t want to undervalue your own work, naturally; however, you don’t want to price yourself out of the market, either. By finding the right balance – the right price – buyers will see that you’re confident in the quality of your product without overpricing it.
  4. Make it easy for people to buy. Readers don’t want to jump through hoops to buy books. One-click purchases and a variety of payment options encourage people to follow through in the buying process without backing out of it midway. Fortunately, online retailers such as Amazon and Apple make the buying process as easy as possible for POD paperbacks, hardbacks, and ebook versions alike.
  5. Dangle a “carrot” once in a while. A well-timed giveaway can do wonders for your book’s visibility. A limited-time-only free download leading up to Christmas could spur post-promo sales at the end of the year and beyond. If timed properly, you can get more out of those freebies than you give.

Many books require specific marketing plans to register the most success, so you may wish to work with an experienced book marketing advisor to help you tailor your marketing efforts to best suit your book and your goals for success. Reserve some time with your own Personal Marketing Assistant by clicking here.


25 percent off iPadYou can save 25% when you get the iPad/iPhone Premium Edition E-book option today. If you’ve been on the fence about starting (or completing) your e-book offerings, now is the time to take action.

Here’s what you get when you start publishing to the iBookstore today with this exclusive offering from Outskirts Press:

  • Greater exposure for your book.
  • 100% profits. Royalties are not split with Outskirts Press.
  • Full control over your retail price.
  • Your own Private Label Imprint and Bowker-Approved ISBN.
  • Publishing freedom and independence.

Are you ready to take advantage of this growing market? Click here to get started right away. Don’t forget to enter the promotion code: IPAD25PCT at checkout to take advantage of your 25% limited-time savings!

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“My whole experience with Outskirts Press was outstanding. From the time I first submitted my children’s story book for publication, a team of specialists guided me through the entire process of publishing Fritzi Finds a New Home. As a novice writer, I knew almost nothing about the publishing procedures. I had many questions, which they answered quickly and they patiently helped me to overcome my hesitancy and maintain enthusiasm. I am very happy with the book.”

Nellie Branan’s story is based on a real dog who came to their house as a forlorn, bedraggled stray with soulful eyes begging for someone to love him. She and her husband considered Fritzi a special blessing because he gave them unconditional love and loyalty. The pleasure he brought to their lives filled a void that they had not known existed. Nellie is a retired English teacher and her husband, Bud, a retired mechanic. They live in rural Ohio and their lives revolve around home and an extensive family.

Abandoned and afraid, Fritzi searches for a new home. Left alone in the deep woods, Fritzi realizes that no one will be coming to rescue him. He is terrified by a violent thunderstorm and becomes truly lost. He then determines to find his own way out of the woods and to search for a new home. Chased, attacked, and rejected time and again on his long journey, Fritzi is injured and tired and hungry. But he continues on, bravely clinging to the hope of finding a new home where someone will welcome him and he can feel safe.

Nellie Branan, author of Fritzi Finds a New Home

Self Publishing? Save $200 in cash instantly…

For a limited time only Outskirts Press is offering a instant 20% discount on all its publishing packages.  It is our biggest discount of the year and is only happening for 5 days.

You must purchase your full publishing package between July 1 – July 5th, 2009 and you must enter the promotion code JULY42009 into your secure online shopping cart during check-out to get the instant cash savings. The discount will be reflected on your total instantly.

Enjoy a cash rebate of up to $220 with the full-color Pearl publishing package.

Our full-color book publishing package brings your publishing dreams to life, with 2 paperback sizes to choose from. Ideal for children’s storybooks, cookbooks, and whatever else your imagination desires. All Pearl books include an ISBN and wholesale distribution via Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and elsewhere.

Enjoy a cash rebate of up to $200 with the Diamond publishing package for black/white interior books.

Our ultimate book publishing package offers the best profit margin and the most options available anywhere. Get a free e-book edition, free press release distribution, a free author webpage, and more. All Diamond books include professional interior layout, an ISBN number, and unlimited wholesale distribution and fulfillment via Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and elsewhere.

Enjoy a cash rebate of up to $140 with the Ruby publishing package for black/white interior books.

Our standard book publishing package offers authors  flexibility and control over their options. All Ruby books include professional interior layout (with headers), an ISBN number, and wholesale distribution via Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and elsewhere.


 Enjoy a cash rebate of up to $80 with the Sapphire publishing package for black/white interior books.

 Our most basic book publishing package offers a great value for publishing and distributing your book for wholesale availability through Ingram, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and elsewhere.


 Enjoy a cash rebate of up to $40 with the Emerald printing package for black/white interior books without distribution.

Our most economic package offers the cheapest way to experience the convenience of on-demand printing; however this package does not include an ISBN, nor any of the distribution, fulfillment, or marketing services available with our other book publishing packages.


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Save $200 Self Publishing over the 4th of July

We hope you enjoyed Self Publishing Self Help week all week long, where the topics were:

It was a lot of reading this week, so this blog posting is mostly a picture. We promised a big announcement and here it is!




 It’s the biggest promotion all year and you won’t see self publishing savings like this again in 2009. Read all the details about our explosive 4th of July promotion on Monday’s blog posting, or be reminded of it by following us on Twitter.

This discount is good only with the proper promotion code and good only for full Diamond packages paid in full between July 1 – July 5, 2009. The promotion code will be released on July 1 at