Save time with this popular marketing bundle that includes a custom press release, author platform set-up through social media, a 60-90 second book video trailer with social network distribution, and five hours with a book marketing specialist. If you've published with Outskirts Press, the price is discounted even further, so login to your Publishing Center first before ordering.
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We've taken 4 of our most popular marketing services and packaged them together. Now with one easy order you can get your book promotion off to an explosive start!
1. Custom Press Release
The custom, professionally-written press release combines information solicited from the author with the professional expertise of our PR writer for a unique, custom release that is focused on the benefits of your book.
Through distribution, your custom press release is:
electronically distributed to a database of approximately 100,000 media contacts, newsrooms, industry analysts, and freelance writers who receive daily email listings of press releases which match their filter criteria. In the publishing category these include newspapers (Wall St. Journal, New York Times, USA Today, etc.), magazines (Foreword, Publisher’s Weekly, etc.), and applicable websites and ezines.
posted to syndicated news feeds on other web sites through our XML/RSS news feed. Adding this news feed increases exposure to your press release.
optimized for search engines indexing. Search engines regularly spider index our press releases.
2. 60 Second Book Video Trailer and Digital Viral Distribution
Are you ready to take your book marketing efforts into the 21st Century? Be among the first authors anywhere to use online video marketing. The Book Video Trailer is like a movie trailer for your book. It's cool, it's hip, it's NOW!
Music, text, video - we handle the entire production for you
You take a look at the first version and make revisions
We modify the video once to your specs for the final version
Final length is 1 minute for optimal online video sharing
We send you the 6mb video file via email
Now you have a Book Video to use in any/all of your marketing efforts, however you want
But wait! There's more! We also upload your video to popular social networking websites, perfect for enhancing your search engine optimization on keyword searches for your name and book title. Plus, successful viral marketing efforts begin at all the sites where we will distribute your video, including: YouTube, DailyMotion, Facebook, Twitter and more!
Our book videos are unlike any other book videos available, featuring Hollywood-style production values and a cutting-edge look and feel. Take a look at a sample of our new-and-improved Book Video Trailers with new-and-improved online network distribution that includes Twitter and Facebook!
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Surprising Fact: Book video trailers cost as much as $1,200-$1,800 with other self-publishing companies! This is an incredible value available only through Outskirts Press.
AUTHOR CASE STUDY #2:
"Wow! We’ve been amazed at the response to the video trailer for Writing as a Small Business. Barely 48 hours and we’ve had nearly 200 views at the different sights. Personal e-mails are overwhelmingly positive: “Slick,” “Right on Target,” “Very Professional,” “Fantastic,” and “Best I’ve seen.”
The editing process was excellent, the staff followed our suggestions and went a step further. Thank you and your staff for developing this vital marketing tool for your authors. As Writing as a Small Business stresses, a web presence is vital and the wave of the future for marketing and selling books. You all proved it.”
– Nash Black, authors of Writing as a Small Business
3. Author Platform Set-Up Through Social Media
With the exploding popularity of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and other social media sites, it’s easier than ever to connect with people all around the world – if you know how to do it. But, if you’re not sure how to get started or are unsure about how to make connections with your target audience, Outskirts Press can help!
With the Author Platform Set-up Through Social Media option, you’ll be well on your way to reaching thousands of avid readers. Before you know it, you’ll have high-profile accounts set up for you and established on Facebook Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. Not only that – but we’ll connect you with relevant users on each platform with a minimum of effort on your part. Your target audience will be defined and you can start connecting right away.
4. Book Marketing Specialist
With all these simultaneous promotional tactics going on (custom release, book video, PR campaign), what's a busy author to do to keep up with the marketing or follow-up that may result from a viral video, an amazing review, and a potential flurry of interview requests from the publicist campaign? Take it easy, that's what!
The Book Marketing Specialist can help you with more personal and specific marketing needs focusing solely on your unique book and "platform" as an author. You will get a 5 hour block of time which includes an initial 30 minute phone consultation and can include as much phone consultation time you and your book marketing specialist feel is warranted to successfully market your book. Here are just some of the many, many things the Book Marketing Specialist can help you with:
Suggesting advertising venues for your book and placing those ads for you
Calling bookstores in your area to pitch your book and/or arrange book signings
and much more
AUTHOR CASE STUDY #3:
"My budget was low, but I listened to Outskirts Press advice in terms of what you do once its published. And lets face it, the point of publishing it is to get it out there. So I invested in the marketing option.
My Book Marketing Specialist phoned me in no time, and considering she is in the US and I am in Australia, I was very impressed. She was supportive and animated and gave me motivation and reassurance that there was someone out there who cared about making my book visible to the world.
She wrote a great submission letter and sent it to some radio stations and it worked! I am doing my first radio interview in October. She also sent me lists of other radio stations I can tackle and any other info that would be helpful.
In addition to this she set up a blog, as I wouldn’t have had a clue. She created a great article and circulated it, keeping my name and the book in the media. She really has guided me on my journey as a new author.
Thank you to Outskirts Press for giving me this valuable option. Without it, it’s a no brainer; you really are on your own!"
- Courtney J. Webb, author of Immaculate Deception
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