Reach Your Audience(s): Get 4 Ebook Formats FREE When You Publish Now

We’ve said it often, but it bears repeating: The easier it is for people to purchase your book, the more likely they will! In other words, give them as many options to buy as humanly possible. Remember this one selling credo and you’ll instantly increase your sales potential.

While many bibliophiles crave the smell of freshly printed paperbacks and hardcover books, the ebook market continues to expand. Young readers are growing up with e-readers, and older readers continue to embrace new technologies as well. Cater to as many of these reading tastes as possible; each format you offer gives you access to millions of readers in that format or bookstore.

Outskirts Press wants to help you reach your audiences with 4 ebook formats FREE with Ultimate or Full-Color publishing. When you self-publish with this offer, we’ll give you free Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble NOOK, Apple iPad/iPhone and Google Book editions of your book to go with the paperback format that is already part of your publishing package. That’s nearly $1,000 in free publishing options to make your book instantly available to millions of readers worldwide!

To claim your FREE Kindle, NOOK, Apple and Google ebook editions, purchase the Ultimate or Full-Color publishing package while this limited offer lasts and enter promo code 4EbookPromo at checkout. The free ebook editions 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:

 

Feel the Power: Choose Your Own Promo for the Perfect New Year’s Savings

If you’re still mulling over plans to self-publish, let 2019 be the year you make it happen—on your own terms.

This January, there’s no need to settle for a deal that doesn’t fit. That’s why Outskirts press is giving you the freedom in this new year to select the best self-publishing savings for you. We’ve resurrected your favorite promotions from 2018 and offered them again—only this time you get to tell us what the deal is. This is your only chance to call the shots!

It’s very straightforward: Purchase the Ultimate or Full-Color publishing package during this limited-time offer, and you can choose the promotion that’s perfect for you:

  • 15% off plus free Kindle Ebook Edition – promo code: 15plus-Kindle
  • Free Kindle/NOOK/iPad ebook package – promo code: Ebooks-Free18
  • $300 spending credit – promo code: 300-Spending
  • 17% off Ultimate or Full-Color Publishing – promo code: LuckyDay
  • Triple author copies – promo code: Triplecopies
  • Free Custom Cover – promo code: Custom-Free
  • Free package upgrade (Buy Basic publishing, receive the Ultimate package. Or, buy the Ultimate, get Full-Color.) – promo code: Upgrade-July18
  • Free Amazon Launch Bundle – promo code: AmazonLaunch-Nov18
  • Free editing down payment plus copyright registration – promo code: FreeCopyEdit
  • Free paperback, hardback and Kindle – promo code: Buy1-Get3

Plus, if One-Click Publishing is more to your liking, here’s one more promotion you can choose:

Go ahead, let all that freedom go to your head—you’ve earned the privilege!

To claim any promotion your heart desires, simply:

  1. Purchase the Ultimate or Full-Color publishing package (or the One-Click Publishing package of your choosing, if that’s more your speed)
  2. Enter the corresponding promo code at checkout

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

 

Ten Writing Resolutions to Jump-Start 2019

Why do we put ourselves through this whole “New Year’s Resolutions” process each year? Is it because starting a new year somehow frees us up to do things we weren’t able to do before? Unlikely. One working theory is that New Year’s Resolutions came about as a combination of cultural ceremony and human psychology, wherein people find it useful and perhaps easier to lay the groundwork for big tasks or challenging years if they do it all at once, while they’re in a certain amenable frame of mind. Holidays like the one we’ve just had give us some much-needed emotional perspective on our experiences, past and future, that can be fuel for making plans for change.

And with so many people setting the goal of publishing their next book in 2019, there are some specific resolutions which might be of use to you which we thought we might mention here–ways in which you can achieve your dream of book publication.

  1. Keep writing, and keep it structured. At least, you know, to the extent which is useful. But one thing is certain–no matter when you schedule yourself to write, make sure that you do make it a habit. Publishing means very little if you give up on the thing you love most: writing more books!
  2. Lock in a deadline for your first draft. If you write for an hour a day, you can reasonably expect to finish a first draft within two to three months of steady writing. It doesn’t need to be a full draft, but it does need to capture the main essence of what you’re trying to get at. You can go back and diagnose problems of plot and characterization later, but if you agonize over the details during the drafting stage, you’ll never get it done. We speak from personal experience.
  3. Lock in a deadline for your second draft, too. A second draft is where you fill in all the big blank spaces you left while drafting the first manuscript, and maybe address some of the larger issues of pacing and structure. We recommend allowing another couple of months for this process.
  4. Stop writing … and stop editing, too. Once you have a good second draft in hand, it’s time to leave the writing desk for a little while and look for some outside assistance. Layer your personal crew of early readers–family and friends–with the expertise of a professional editor. We can’t emphasize the importance of this professional help enough! Our friends and family are wonderful, but they tend to be bound by affection in some ways, or they might lead busy lives which prevent them from giving your manuscript their full, expert attention. And we recommend seeking professional advice at this stage because you still have the emotional room to make big edits and changes without feeling as though you’re butchering the text. A copyeditor, later on, can catch your spelling mistakes and so forth, but a true professional edit at this stage will help you fix character flaws, plot holes, and large-scale disorganization.
  5. You guessed it! Schedule your last round of edits. Give yourself that deadline, maybe a month or two out. This will bring you to six months from now–June of 2019.
  6. Read more. Yes, yes, it’s a bit trite to say that “good writers are good readers,” but there is some truth to the matter (as there often is, with trite statements). In general, we find that a deficit in input results in a deficit of output, and for us that translates to: “No reading, no imagination.” We don’t know if it’s the same for you, but we resolve that this year we will dedicate a part of our time to introducing our minds to the minds of others through the written word. (Or, more written words.) As with many things, we recommend trying to remember to practice the “quality over quantity” adage. It’s more important to have an enriching rather than a time-intensive experience!
  7. Try a new format. There are so many formats in which we can publish these days that the list can grow overwhelming — hardcover, paperback, Amazon Kindle editions, Nook editions, e-book editions, .pdf files, audiobooks, and et cetera. This year, resolve to try a new format for a book that you haven’t tried before. Let’s jump into 2019 by making it easier than ever for readers to access our work!
  8. Make more inspiration boards. Ever heard of an inspiration board? Essentially, it’s the practice of putting together a visual display of objects, quotes, and other things that create a focused touchstone for your writing. For example, an author who’s writing a book set in the cornfields of Nebraska might put together an inspiration board that has some pictures of corn fields in various lighting, a couple of quotations about the hardships and rewards of farming, and maybe a song or two that really captures the desired mood or atmosphere of the piece. In this day and age, it’s really easy to make inspiration boards. You can actually put one together physically or you can take advantage of tools like Pinterest. This year, resolve to play around more with this idea of the inspiration board.
  9. Build a community. Much of a self-published author’s success lies in his or her relationship with readers, and in establishing a community of people who are just as invested in consuming good writing as the author is in generating it. Over and beyond just creating more social media platforms to reach more social media users, this year, resolve to build and broaden your community of readers by reaching them where they are at and giving them what they need. Tweak your digital presence and refine your physical outreach to meet your readers’ needs.
  10. Celebrate success. Because writing and self-publishing is a job, not just a hobby, we sometimes fail to celebrate the successes we’ve already achieved. Perhaps you’re this way, too, in that it’s hard to justify taking a moment away from the stacks and stacks of to-dos in order to take pride in what has already been done. So, this year, resolve to celebrate each and every success, as we check items off of our list of resolutions, or bring other goals through to execution. You love to celebrate other people’s successes, so taking a few minutes to practice joy over your own shouldn’t seem like such an outlandish notion. Right?

And that’s it! We highly recommend keeping your resolutions simple and straightforward, and of course … don’t punish yourself if you perceive yourself somehow “falling short.” Resolutions are guidelines and motivators, and should not ever be a source of shame. Use what’s useful, and lose what’s a distraction, and may 2019 be a year of firm resolve for all of us!

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

 

Resolve to Publish in 2019 – and SAVE 19% on Your Publishing Package

The New Year is the perfect opportunity to check the resolution to publish off your list and start the year as a published author. So, for a limited time, you can ring in 2019 with 19% OFF the Ultimate or Full-Color publishing package from Outskirts Press. It’s the perfect way to achieve one of your greatest goals early in the year … and meet a money-saving goal you didn’t even know you had.

Taking advantage of the convenience of a publishing package is as simple as a few clicks of the mouse. Simply enter the promo code Save19Now at checkout when you purchase the Ultimate or Full-Color publishing package from Outskirts Press.

It’s as easy as that! Resolve to publish in 2019 and Outskirts Press will be there to help every step of the way.

Not sure which publishing package is right for you? Call a Publishing Consultant at 1-888-672-6657 (OP BOOKS), or chat with us using the live chat option on our website www.outskirtspress.com. Just remember, this is a limited-time offer, so don’t delay!

 

Have Yourself a Merry Christmas … with $300 Off and a Free Kindle Too!

While you’re scouring the local mall and online shops for last-minute deals on Christmas gifts, don’t overlook a prime chance to treat yourself. It’s not selfish to snag some savings of your own as you shop—it’s just plain smart! To ensure you get one of the best deals of the year for your trouble, Outskirts Press is giving you $300 OFF Ultimate or Full-Color Publishing PLUS a FREE Amazon Kindle eBook Edition when you self-publish during this limited-time offer.

Publishing as an independent author opens more doors for you than you may have anticipated. There are many advantages to self-publishing compared to the “traditional” route, but here are four reasons it’s a wiser route for talented writers.

1. Self-published books are dominating the market.
It is estimated that self-published books account for nearly half of the publishing market share, and the skyrocketing popularity seems unstoppable. As readers and reviewers catch on to the improving quality of independently published books, that share seems likely to grow.

2. There is an audience for your book traditional publishers ignore.
Traditional publishing houses won’t take even small risks—they want a sure thing. They want the Stephen Kings and John Grishams of the world or tired but proven formulas that sell. Well, those books have already been written! As your own publisher, you can take a chance on a truly unique story that’s all you, not a formulaic plot with an editor’s idea of the “Hollywood ending.”

3. You reap more financial rewards.
Authors who publish via the traditional route are paid about one-fourth of the proceeds from the sale of their books. Not bad if you sell 10 million copies. But most authors—even wildly successful ones—don’t sell millions of copies. Self-publishing authors keep more of their royalties with fewer sales. In fact, once publishing and printing costs are out of the way, it’s all profit. At Outskirts Press, authors keep 100% of their royalties.

4. Self-published authors control their creativity.
When you self-publish, you’re never at the mercy of an editor who cares only about the bottom line. The creative direction is in your hands, along with the pricing, the marketing approach and every other important decision regarding your book. The integrity of your work is never compromised.

So, get your independent publishing pursuits started off right with $300 off an Ultimate or Full-Color publishing package from Outskirts Press! To claim your $300 discount, purchase the Ultimate or Full-Color publishing package today and enter promo code Save300Kind at checkout. The discount will be automatically applied to the purchase and the Amazon Kindle edition will be added to your account within 48 hours.

Need a little help shopping your publishing options? Get professional advice from an Outskirts Press Publishing Consultant. Call us at 1-888-672-6657 (OP-BOOKS), live-chat with us via our website or schedule an appointment.

 

Why Publish in 1 Format When You Can Publish in 3?

Selling books is a tricky bit of business. The act of marketing is no longer relegated to just pitching your product face-to-face. These days, there’s the virtual marketplace to contend with as well. How does a self-publishing author crack the selling code solo?

There’s no brief or easy answer to that question—selling is a marathon, not a sprint—but there is one mantra every author should keep in mind along the journey: Remove buying hurdles. The easier it is for people to purchase your book, the more likely and the more often they’ll do just that! For example, some book-buyers are attached to their e-readers, while others enjoy a newly minted hardcover book. Cater to as many tastes as possible. Each format you offer opens up access to an audience of millions.

Outskirts Press is removing a couple of hurdles to self-publishing for various readers for a limited time with 3 book formats for the price of 1. When you self-publish with this offer, we’ll give you a FREE Hardback Format ($349 value) and FREE Amazon Kindle eBook Edition (valued at $249) to go with the paperback format that comes with your package. That’s $598 worth of free publishing options and a book that’s instantly available to millions more readers!

To get 3 book formats for the price of 1, purchase the Ultimate or Full-Color publishing package today and enter promo code Buy1-Get3 at checkout.

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

 

Did You NaNoWriMo? Yes or No, You Can CoREDoPa! Learn What It Is and How to Get It

There’s nothing like signing up for a challenge to force ourselves out of our comfort zones. Whether it’s a half marathon, fire-walking or a writing competition, big challenges push us to achieve something seemingly impossible.

This is what thousands of determined writers do every November when they tackle the fun and ambitious National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo. The annual writing marathon calls on writers to jot at least 50,000 words — about the length of the average novel — in a scant 31 days. It’s no small feat but what a sense of accomplishment it brings!

If you conquered the NaNoWriMo challenge in November — or if you completed a book by any other method — treat yourself in December to CoREDoPa: That’s FREE Copyright Registration and Editing Down Payment with the purchase of the Ultimate or Full-Color publishing package! We can’t think of a better way to quickly polish and publish the manuscript you labored over.

With this special offer, you’ll receive free Copyright Registration valued at $249, plus we’ll waive your $240 Editing Down Payment. That’s $489 worth of free services — and the peace of mind that your hard-won manuscript is on its way to publication.

To get published with hundreds of dollars’ worth of free services — namely, free Copyright Registration and complimentary Editing Down Payment — simply place the Ultimate or Full-Color publishing package in your shopping cart and enter promo code FreeCopyEdit at checkout. But hurry! This offer ends soon.

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