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Personal Service is Important When Self-Publishing.

Personal service. What does that even look like? Consider where we are, in 2017: a world where one can order groceries off of the internet for home delivery, where autonomous cars are a real and actual thing and only a couple hundred rounds of safety testing from sitting in your garage, and where robots write...
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Get $300 to Spend When You Publish in August

Did you tell yourself this would be the summer you finished your book? Maybe all you really need is one little nudge...


Outskirts Press is giving self-publishing authors welcomed motivation this summer: $300 to spend toward any product or service you choose when you publish with the Ultimate or Full-Color publishing package in August. Why not realize your publishing dream while there's something extra in it for you?


A few hundred bucks goes a long way at Outskirts Press. Use it for a package upgrade, like ebook publishing. Or maybe a targeted co-op ad to get your book in front of tens of thousands of motivated book buyers. Why not? It's on our dime, so consider adding one of these services to your package:

  • ● Professional copyediting
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  • ● Custom book cover
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  • ● Promotional materials
  • ● Optional publishing package upgrades, such as Hardback Format, Espresso Edition, Amazon Kindle Edition and more!


Use your $300 any way you want-just be sure to claim it before the August promotion is over. It couldn't be easier to claim:

  1. 1. Add the Ultimate or Full-Color publishing package to your shopping cart.
  2. 2. Enter the promo code AugMoney17 at checkout. You will receive a confirmation email when the $300 credit has been added to your shopping cart.
  3. 3. Spend your $300 as you wish.


Not sure what options offer the best bang for your $300 spend? Talk to an Outskirts Press Publishing Consultant at 1-888-672-6657 (OP-BOOKS), or chat with us using the live chat option on our website to get more ideas. Just remember, this is a limited-time offer-don't delay!


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Genre Close-up: Non-Fiction

Ah, August-a month of endings, and new beginnings. Summer is coming to a close, and for those of us with children or grandchildren, a new school year looms largely on the horizon. We have just a few weeks left to sprint through our summer reading goals, and with the fresh tang of wood smoke and rich taste of pumpkin spice in the air, we're ready for pithier fare. We're ready to enrich our reading list with a couple of really good works of non-fiction! In today's post, we'll be highlighting several authors who exemplify the finest points of writing as well as serving as advocates for self-publishing packages like our One-Click Publishing Suite for the Non-Fiction genre!

Taking the Fear & Mystery Out of Cancer & Other Chronic Diseases by Lyn M. Sinclair

Lyn M. Sinclair knows what she's talking about when it comes to chronic diseases! An advocate of the Alternative and Holistic Healing Arts and licensed Massage Therapist, she found out in 2016 that she was facing not just one but two serious diseases: breast cancer and a parathyroid tumor. This might have been enough to keep another woman down, but not Sinclair! Determined to use her own illness as an opportunity to prove her beliefs were far more than just an idealistic philosophy, she faced a daunting challenge: in the face of overwhelming odds, to prove that alternative healthcare can be successful, to build a system of support for herself and other people with chronic diseases, and to help achieve true equality in healthcare. This book is a riveting record of Sinclair's life lessons about the political, financial, medical, emotional and physical ramifications of choosing her own path instead of acquiescing to a one-sided medical paradigm. In addition to sharing that it is entirely possible to heal root causes of disease without harmful side effects, she gives testimony to the treatments she experienced which could easily be part of America's mainstream supported health care-but isn't.

Divorce: What an Education, What You Don't Know by Patrick Vessey

It is an unfortunate fact that not everyone gets a white-picket-fence idyll for a marriage. And for those who have been mishandled, mistreated, and wronged by the judicial system of family law and divorce, here is a book to liven up your reading list! A 2016 CIPA Merit Award recipient, Divorce: What an Education is a chronicle of author Patrick Vessey's experiences as the child of parents who were married for forty-five years who found himself struggling to reconcile the image of his parents' loving, supportive marriage with his own legal nightmare. Vessey, once happy to marry and therefore free his wife and adopted children from their biological father's influence, soon found himself locked out of the family and trapped in an unscrupulous financial quandary. In this book, he shares the results of his dedicated research along with what he learned from various legal battles to inform and educate others, especially men, before and after they venture down the path of divorce.

Living Life to the Fullest with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: A Guide to Living a Better Quality of Life While Having EDS by Kevin Muldowney

For those unfamiliar with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), it is a genetic disorder which affects connective tissue in the human body, and can have serious, even life-threatening consequences for those who have it-including aortic dissection, joint dislocations, scoliosis, chronic pain, or early osteoarthritis. Author Kevin Muldowney, a physical therapist from Rhode Island, wrote this book to instruct people with EDS on how to progress through an exercise program which will build up their muscles and help them combat some of the effects, and pain, associated with the disorder. Muldowney's history of treating people with EDS has led to him becoming a much-in-demand expert on the subject, and here he takes his legendary work on the lecture circuit and transforms it into a book which will serve as a guide for those with EDS to seize upon a better quality of life. All in all, it's a book with a laudable purpose, and well worth your time even if you yourself do not have EDS and are looking to learn more about this disorder!


The Smile Experience: Developing Your Appreciation Skills to Make Others Feel Good and Acknowledge Their Contributions by Vicki Hargrove

It should be easy to make people happy, right? That's just common sense. Only common sense isn't always all that common. Vicki Hargrove, a seasoned human resource professional, business consultant, and educator, wrote The Smile Experience to accompany her other book, Make Someone Smile, a collection of inspirational insights designed to promote acts of kindness and appreciation and to inspire others to act likewise-with the ultimate goal of accelerating a ripple effect of ever-spreading kindness. The Smile Experience provides actionable activities to help a person, family, community or organization improve at creating a positive environment in which healthy relationships can thrive. This book is intended to be used in the home, at work, and in community settings. And Hargrove knows her stuff! Once, she was responsible for the global roll out of a corporate innovation system and electronic performance management tool in a large corporation of 150,000 employees in 60 countries. Her list of accomplishments and certifications doesn't end there, however-but we haven't the room to cover them all here. You'll have to hop online and visit her author page at the Outskirts Press Bookstore for more information!


We continue to be impressed by of all of our authors here at Outskirts Press, and we hope you'll take a moment to enjoy the hard work that you do and the work done by a stellar self-publishing community this August! You can find all of the titles we've mentioned here today, and more, listed in the Outskirts Press Bookstore. And if you haven't yet published a memoir, there's never a better time than now to inquire. Visit us online at www.outskirtspress.com where you can chat with a Publishing Consultant or call us at 1-888-672-6657.


Author Testimonial: John Packes

"As a first time author, I did not know what to expect or what kind of issues I'd be encountering trying to publish my book. After doing some research, I chose Outskirts Press and it was unquestionably the best decision I could have made. From the beginning, and all throughout the process, everyone was so helpful and dedicated to making my book successful. Your representatives answered every question, solved every concern and made the publishing of Men Of Principle a simple and completely wonderful experience. Thank you all so very much. It was a pleasure dealing with such a supportive staff and a company that delivers what it promises. I highly recommend Outskirts Press to anyone contemplating publishing their work."

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