Congratulations to the Outskirts Press Bestsellers!

While every book we publish is a masterpiece in its own right, some of our books really move off of the shelves, and we like to recognize those authors for their hard work and dedication as well as thank them for choosing to publish through us at Outskirts Press. With no further ado, here are the current top ten books in terms of sales numbers!

The Iron Triangle: Inside the Liberal Democrat Plan to Use Race to Divide Christians and America in their Quest for Power and How We Can Defeat Them by Vince Everett Ellison
Confessions of a Former Fox News Christian by Seth Andrews
The Process: A Proven Strategy for Creating Emotionally Healthy Leadership in Relationships, Business and in Life by Bill Hoffman
Chasing Bushido: How I Learned to Just Say Osu by Richard Amos
We Will See Our Pets In Heaven: The Afterlife of Animals from a Biblical Perspective by Brian Burgess
Note To Self: Chapter I by Chidozie E. Osuwa
Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding: A Science Curriculum for K-2 by Bernard J. Nebel, Ph.D.
COMMUNICATION CONNECTION: Enrich Communication in your Marriage and Family by Ellen Dean
Living Life to the Fullest with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: Guide to Living a Better Quality of Life While Having EDS by Kevin Muldowney, PT
A Special Gift by Bob Benson, Josie Safir, and Nathan Safir

Outskirts Press wishes to congratulate these authors for their compelling books and for their selling successes.

These titles and many others are available from major online retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powell’s, Books-A-Million and elsewhere — not to mention through the Outskirts Press Bookstore at a considerable discount. To learn more about our products and services, as well as upcoming and current promotions, visit us online at www.OutskirtsPress.com!

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“This whole experience has been brilliant. I have never written a book so didn’t know what to expect. Uphill is incredibly emotional. The stories are real and I have been torn to pieces. Writing it, editing it and editing again for printing was hard work. We got there. I am just in awe, honestly. Speechless… Thank you. It has been a privilege. I have written the first chapter of my next book, a fictional thriller. Fantastic. I am shocked and humbled.” — Geoffrey Bott, author of Uphill: An Inspirational Story of Suffering, Greed, Carnage, Immense Courage and Gut-Determination

 

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“With all the butterflies that came with my first publishing, Outskirts Press provided a great environment and helpful services. Their services were first class. Overall grade of A+” – Sean Senovich, author of The Slayer Chronicles: Community: Book 1 of the Homeland Trilogy

 

3 Reasons a Social Media Strategy Can Help Your Book Promotion

With the exploding popularity of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and other social media platforms, it’s easier than ever to connect with people all around the world — if you know how to do it. Many, if not most, of the people who would want to buy your book are active on at least one social media platform and, better still, promoting yourself as an author on social media usually costs nothing! With today’s social distancing, social media is more important than ever, and here are 3 reasons to take advantage of it right now:

1. A coordinated strategy across all major platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Linked-In, etc.) creates cartloads of credibility.

2. Each platform reaches a somewhat different demographic, so by targeting multiple social media platforms, you increase your potential readership!

3. Right now, Outskirts Press is offering an instant 10% savings on the Social Media Set-Up & Strategy Toolkit. Just enter the promo code socialten during check-out.

 

October Super Savings! Get $300 now to spend on self-publishing plus a FREE Amazon Kindle edition

Craving a custom cover for your masterpiece? Got your eye on a Book Video Trailer? Is your heart set on copyediting? For a limited time, we’re giving you a $300 credit when you publish your book with either the Ultimate Black & White or Full-Color publishing package. That means those not-so-little extras won’t cost much extra!

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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? If so, connect with Outskirts Press right now in whatever manner is easiest for you:

“Smooth sailing are the words that best describe my experience with Outskirts Press. Any problems we had were easily handled by their inhouse experts. I’d definitely use Outskirts Press again and plan on doing so with my second book!” – Michael D. Hankins, author of Arizona Rattlesnake Tales

 

Mermaid Eclipse by N.E. Carlisle

Author N.E. Carlisle is taking her latest book Mermaid Eclipse on tour — a Virtual Book Tour, that is, with Outskirts Press! Technology has created a wide variety of ways to reach audiences all over the world. All it takes is a little thinking outside the box, and nowadays you can market a self-published book in a variety of affordable and impactful ways. Virtual book tours, for example, are a great way to connect with readers from all corners of the globe, all from the comfort of your own home. Join N.E. Carlisle and Mermaid Eclipse as they appear in features and interviews (such as the one below) in the weeks and months ahead!

Technology has created a wide variety of ways 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!


Luckily for us, N.E. 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 Mermaid Eclipse.

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

N.E.: Twins Muriel and Morgan and their mysterious family curse.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

N.E.: I love everything about mermaids and the ocean. It was a story that I wanted to read.

OP: How did you get your book published?

N.E.: I chose to self-publish through Outskirts Press.

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

N.E.: Young adult readers and anyone interested in mermaids, family curses or mysteries.

OP: What is special about your book?

N.E.: It takes an ancient theme but shared with fresh twists.

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

N.E.: This book is less about what is means to be a mermaid and more about what it means to be a twin.

OP: Have you published any other books?

N.E.: Yes, non-fiction.

OP: Do you plan to publish more?

N.E.: Yes, Mermaid Eclipse is the first book in a series.

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

N.E. Carlisle was born by the coast and loves everything about the ocean, especially its lore. She has written several non-fiction books, but Mermaid Eclipse is her debut novel. She spends her days surfing, writing, and playing with her three dogs.

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

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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Author Frank Schaeffer Shares Why He Chooses Self-Publishing Over Mainstream

If you think paying for self-publishing is crazy, think again! Celebrated author Frank Schaeffer, who has penned more than a dozen fiction and non-fiction books for publishers like Macmillan and Avalon, shared his thoughts about why he was happy to ditch his traditional publishers for the freedom of self-publishing.

Schaeffer released his first self-published book, “And God Said, “Billy! with Outskirts Press after years of traditional, mainstream publishing. The laugh-out-loud novel drags readers into the tilted mind of a Charismatic-Evangelical who essentially sells his soul for a shot at a step up in Hollywood. He loses all — his family, his film career and his faith — only to come to a “miraculous” reversal in the most unexpected of ways.

And God Said, "Billy!"And God Said, “Billy!” is a book some 17 years in the making, and one Schaeffer might never have seen in print without the support of a publisher that shared his enthusiasm and vision for its potential. Here are several reasons why Schaeffer dumped his publisher and partnered with Outskirts Press — and how you can benefit from doing the same:

  • Escape the limbo land of traditional publishing. When one too many of his editors and publishers were bought and sold by impersonal publishing giants, Schaeffer lost the one-on-one attention he once got from people with whom he had built valuable, productive relationships. Only when he hopped to Outskirts Press did he rediscover that.
  • Benefit from a publisher that understands new media. With his traditional publisher, Schaeffer found himself doing all the heavy lifting when it came to marketing his book in any venue besides a few newspapers. Now, he can take on only what he feels he can handle and invest only as much money as he deems necessary to enlist marketing help — from self-publishing experts who are familiar with modern marketing venues and techniques.
  • Keep more of your profits. Traditional publishers have finally discovered the convenience of print-on-demand. But this doesn’t prevent them from keeping same lion’s share of the profits that they demanded when they still ran large pre-prints and warehoused the hardcopies. With self-publishing, you can print on demand and keep your hard-earned profits to yourself.
  • Get the exposure of Amazon. No one’s more tuned-in to ebooks than self-publishers, who continue to gain ground in the book publishing market, particularly in the ebook arena.
  • Set your own pace. Self-publishing neither requires you to wait many, many months to see your creation in print, nor rushes you to publish by an arbitrary deadline. Whether you’re a prolific author or a procrastinator, you determine your own publishing schedule.

Schaeffer says that his partnership with Outskirts Press has so far worked out well. “They’ve been more responsive than some traditional publishers,” he says. “Outskirts Press people actually get back to me when I have a question, and they’re setting up the online platforms (like Kindle) for a one-time fee, then directing all income direct to me from Amazon, iBook and Nook. They pay my share of the income from the print edition of the book quarterly.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Frank Schaeffer

Frank Schaeffer is a survivor of both polio and an evangelical/fundamentalist childhood and an acclaimed author of more than a dozen books, including the semi-autobiographical Calvin Becker Trilogy: Portofino, Zermatt and Saving Grandma, and the highly acclaimed Crazy For God and Baby Jack. He overcame severe dyslexia to become a home-schooled and self-taught documentary movie director, a feature film director and producer of four low-budget Hollywood features, which Frank has described as “pretty terrible.” Schaeffer’s non-fiction includes Keeping Faith: A Father-Son Story About Love and the United States Marine Corps and AWOL: The Unexcused Absence of America’s Upper Classes from Military Service and How It Hurts Our Country.

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They say good things come in threes. That is certainly true when you publish with Outskirts Press. Purchase the Ultimate Black & White or Full-Color or any One-Click publishing & marketing suite today and Outskirts Press will triple the number of free author copies you normally receive with your package (up to 30 free paperbacks!)

Having extra paperback copies of your book on hand lets you nimbly respond to promotion opportunities, and make plenty of unanticipated sales. Even during social distancing, you will need plenty of paperback copies to send to reviewers and submit to book awards; not to mention giveaways for contests and to family and friends.

As if that weren’t enough, we will also format, publish, and distribute a FREE Amazon Kindle eBook Edition when you start publishing your book today. Simply enter triplebkkind at checkout.

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? If so, connect with Outskirts Press right now in whatever manner is easiest for you:

“Thanks to the entire team at Outskirts Press! As a first-time author, there’s been much I’ve learned about getting a book published and I am glad Outskirts Press was recommended to me by an author friend who was published with Outskirts Press. Indeed, my publishing experience with Outskirts Press has been rewarding and positive; and, I received guidance and assistance along the way. The quality of my book in all versions is outstanding.” — Brenda Marie Black, author of The Bella Rose & Dianthus Bobby

 

Self-Isolating Leads to an Uptick in Self-Publishing

If you’re among the millions of people finding themselves at home in the middle of a work week, you may very well be the next J.K. Rowling, T.S. Eliot, E.L. James, or E.E. Cummings, and just not know it yet. All of those famous writers self-published their first works before hitting the big time (and initials aren’t even required)!

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As The Guardian reports in this March 26th article, the publishing industry is seeing a surge in submissions as more and more aspiring authors find themselves sequestered with idle hands, lively fingers, and active imaginations. “Lisa Coen, of the award-winning independent Irish publisher Tramp Press, said the press normally gets four or five submissions a day; they’re now averaging twice as many, receiving up to 16 in one day.”

According to The Guardian article, literary agents are also seeing a surge. “I am seeing an upturn in email queries rather than actual submissions of finished manuscripts, and I expect that to continue,” states literary agent John Jarrold in The Guardian article.  “Like most agents, I take on a tiny percentage of the authors who submit novels to me, maybe three or four a year out of 35 or so submissions a week, so it will be interesting to see how this develops.”

If that sounds like increasing competition and daunting odds to you, you’re not alone, which is why more self-isolating writers are becoming self-publishing authors. Self-published books are published within weeks rather than years; self-publishing authors earn a larger percentage of the book’s net profit (up to 100% in some cases); and, most importantly at the moment, self-publishing empowers writers to complete the entire publishing process from the comfort of their own homes.

For example, we at Outskirts Press have helped thousands of authors from all over the world self-publish over 25,000 paperbacks, hardbacks, ebooks, and audiobooks, all through the safety and security of “the cloud.”

During these turbulent times, people from all walks of life are discovering what aspiring authors have known all along: writing is therapeutic. As Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. writes in her article, The Power of Writing: 3 Types of Therapeutic Writing (published on the PsychCentral.com blog here), “Some of us think that writing is only for writers. But writing is for all of us.”

We think she has the “write” idea! Keep healthy. Keep safe. And keep on writing!

 

 

Self-Publishing on a Budget? We’re Here For That

If you’re watching your wallet as you dive into self-publishing for the first time and are feeling a little self-conscious over that fact, don’t worry! You’re definitely not alone. In fact, many authors pursuing publication today are constrained by tight finances, or balancing a variety of different concerns. That’s why, at Outskirts Press, we work hard to make sure all of our publishing packages and services are accessible to everyone, including you.

Looking for flexibility? We allow payments through PayPal and by credit card, allowing you to take advantage of the financing options these resources create. Check out PayPal’s 0% interest options with flexible terms, or inquire if the credit card companies you’re already using offer extra points when paying for a publishing service. (Many do.)

Or, if you’re looking for something even more tailored to your situation, we offer our own 0% financing payment plans! Simply get on the line with your dedicated Publishing Consultant, and together you’ll develop a monthly payment plan that balances your financial situation with your desire to publish. This option is particularly useful for first-time authors looking to break into the world of indie publishing!

And last but not least, we offer bundled services, such as our One-Click Publishing Packages, special discounts and promotions to assist you in finding and affording the absolute best in publishing and marketing services. After all, just “getting by” isn’t good enough when we’re talking about your masterpiece. Getting it “just right,” with professional editing and an eye-catching cover design, is an important part of making sure your book becomes a success!

For more information on financing options or Outskirts Press self-publishing promotions, call us at 1-888-672-6657 to speak with a Publishing Consultant. You can also visit our website at www.outskirtspress.com and chat with a Publishing Consultant via the live chat option.

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