Top 10 Best-Selling Books in Self-Publishing for January 2015

Self-Publishing News for Self Publishing Authors

Outskirts Press, the fastest-growing full-service self-publishing and book marketing company, is pleased to announce its top ten best-selling titles for January 2015, according to combined data from Ingram Book Wholesalers and Outskirts Press Direct via http://outskirtspress.com/bookstore. These authors have likely created a solid book marketing strategy and put it into motion either by themselves or with the help of a Personal Marketing Assistant.

In alphabetical order, the top ten best-selling books in self-publishing during the month of January 2015 were:










Congratulations to our best-selling authors for the month of January 2015!

How can you get your book on the bestseller list? While we can’t make any guarantees on sales success, many of our most successful authors invest time and money in marketing themselves and their book. Authors who are in need of a marketing boost often turn to a Personal Marketing Assistant for help.

All of these books…

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Top 10 Self-Publishing Book Marketing Tactics for January 2015

For fellow writers ready to publish. Want to collaborate our knowledge for marketing a book email me at dreamchild78@gmail.com.

Self-Publishing News for Self Publishing Authors

Book marketing is one of the most important pieces of being a successful self-publishing author. Outskirts Press is an industry leader in providing post-publication support, products, and services to its growing family of published authors.

Your book is written. Your book is published. Now what? Our list of Top 10 Book Marketing Tactics can help you prioritize your book marketing efforts by providing you with excellent marketing and promotional tactics you should consider pursuing.

These are the marketing products and tactics determined to be most popular by our authors for the month of January 2015, listed below in alphabetical order:

Amazon Branded Featured Book of the Week Amazon-Branded Featured Book-of-the-Week: Get your book and cover, along with an easy way to order your book directly from Amazon into the inbox of a wide audience of literary enthusiasts.
Amazon Extreme Package Amazon Extreme Package: Save 25% on 3 of our marketing services focused on Amazon.com. This package includes a

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Happy Holidays 2014

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Downtown Hot Springs, AR-Christmas 2014

Remembering the past twelve months, feeling gratitude for all they’ve offered. There’s been plenty to smile about and to be excited about; much to consider and decide how it will affect following moments. Most of all, they have given Kreative Inspiration that will flow into the new year. I’m happy about what has come, along with what is coming.

May your Christmas be merry and New Year’s day bright. And may your heart, mind, and soul be filled with delight.

Best wishes,
Dee Wes & Kreative Inspirations

FICTION vs SEMI-AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Self portrait, Caroline Allen — Budapest 2006

Often new writers work from a semi-autobiographical viewpoint. We write about our families, our lives. We fictionalize it, but still the characters and setting are based on what we know. Well, we need to tell these stories. That’s often why we want to write. We see our lives as universal stories, full of truth and pathos that not only affected us, but can affect others.

I was working with a client on his book recently. He said: Everyone likes my final chapter the best, and it’s the only one that’s fully fictionalized. We started a discussion on why the fictionalized chapter might be more compelling than the ones based on “truth”. I realized that the same was true on a section of Earth, the novel I’m refining. The section most readers often liked the best was the most fictionalized. Here’s a snippet:

We were out back, on the porch. It…

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HAPPY Happiness DAY! (spread the joy):)

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International Day of Happiness

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The International Day of Happiness is celebrated throughout the world on 20 March. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly on 28 June 2012. Assembly Resolution A/RES/66/281 states in pertinent part:

The General Assembly,[…] Conscious that the pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal,[…] Recognizing also the need for a more inclusive, equitable and balanced approach to economic growth that promotes sustainable development, poverty eradication, happiness and the well-being of all peoples, Decides to proclaim 20 March the International Day of Happiness, Invites all Member States, organizations of the United Nations system and other international and regional organizations, as well as civil society, including non-governmental organizations and individuals, to observe the International Day of Happiness in an appropriate manner, including through education and public awareness-raising activities[…]

—United Nations General Assembly, Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 28 June 2012[1]

Reception

Happiness 1st Institute vows to celebrate International Happiness Day by providing free seminars with tips and tools to increase happiness and awareness of the benefits of happiness each year. Happiness 1st Institute and the International Society of Happiness Professionals challenge other happiness professionals to provide free happiness increasing and awareness information on International Happiness Day in the spirit of greater happiness for all the worlds people.[2]
Happy Newcomer Inc. in association with The Bolivian Center for Research in Positive Psychology have organized a campaign for the International Day of happiness by developing a web portal where people can share events and activities planned for this day.[3]
Happiness International is encouraging people to make a “Happiness Day Resolution” by choosing one action supporting their happiness to continue developing over the coming year. To help people select the best action to match their needs for happiness, they are offering free access to their science-based online Happiness Planner™.[4]
Day of Happiness has organized their ACT campaign asking people to do three things on the International Day of Happiness: Accept the pledge, Cheer happy heroes, and Take part on the day.[5]
In celebration of the day, SpeakHappiness.com is offering the free workbook “One Day of Fluent Happiness” to all visitors.

See also

Happiness
Annual ancient Nowruz celebrations, the beginning of Spring on 20th or 21 March.

References
1. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 28 June 2012
2. http://happiness1st.com/
3. http://internationalhappinessday.net/
4. http://happinessinternational.org/have-you-made-your-happiness-day-resolution/
5. http://dayofhappiness.net/

External links

Official website
International Day of Happiness’s channel on YouTube

VIDEO CELEBRATION

Categories: Happiness
March observances
International observances
United Nations observances

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Tips 4 Writers: Author of “I am NOT a Serial Killer”

Dan Wells is an awesome story structure instructor, in my opinion. Like he say is this video, there are no rules for writing, but the 7 point system he uses and the way in which he shares this information is engaging and easily understood. I found this to be worth sharing with you.

This is a 5 part video series with Dan Wells explaining his perspective of Story Structure. Video 1 and 2 explores the Hero’s Journey plot structure. Video 3 explores the Romance plot structure. What area of story structure does Video 4 and Video 5 examine? You tell me!:)

Best wishes with your writing.

Sincerely,

DeMeitta Wesley

Kreative Inspirations

Dan Wells on Story Structure

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Video 2

Video 3

Video 4

Video 5

Tips for Writers-Multi-Strand Plotlines

Are you challenged by the illusive double plotting? Better said, ‘Multi-Strand Plotlines’ can be challenging upon first thought…and second thought…and third.

I decided to look for information that could shed light and offer guidance. I found two treasures that I believe are useful.
Multi-Stand Plotlines

Plotting Inner and Outer Conflict

also…
here is a Plot Guideline from nanowrimo (free and easy)

Winter Blue – Time Lapse Painting

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This is the source of the River Barrow, in the woods on the Sliabh Bloom Mountains, west of where I live. It flows north before turning east and then south, to enter the sea at Waterford. Its route takes it through my home town in Kildare. Here its a broad substantial river, onetime part of the western boundary of the English Pale.

This painting uses similar colours (Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna & French Ultramarine Blue) to the previous painting. But the approach is different, right from the outset. In the previous painting the initial under layers were mixed with white to produce opaque light colours and the final colours, darker, were ‘drawn’ on top, similar to a watercolour painting. In the painting above, dark rich transparent colours were built up progressively and the lighter colours placed on top, as in the traditional oil painting method.

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Considering You

When was the last time you Considered You as the basis of decisions being made about what you do, how you do what you do, and how you feel about your doing? Life has taught me, and probably you as well, that it is important to consider yourself in your life. If you don’t, life feels foreign and uncomfortable. There is a simple, quick, and effective way to turn uncomfortable life into life enjoyed. I speak more about it in this article titled, Considering You. Click HIGHLIGHTED WORDS to access it.

Considering one’s self doesn’t have to include lack of consideration for others. People choose their response to any given moment based on what is believed about self in relation to the situation. I have noticed that people who feel a lack in consideration for themselves tend to consider self over others more often, no matter the cost. Considering self allows control over the only thing we have full control over. When you consider yourself, you are automatically given an experience of being considered. This gives you control over the way you feel. Once life moments flow in a path guided by self-consideration, it is accompanied with…

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Balance is essential in all aspects of life. There is; Ying and Yang, day and night, awake and asleep. An optimal functioning person must feel balanced in their life, body, and spirit. Only then do they have access to the unlimited possibilities that are available. Most humans experience prolonged imbalance in these areas. Time is another area of struggle.

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People who are responsible for others tend to live imbalanced lives. It is easy to slip into selflessness when other people are objects of attention. It doesn’t matter that life doesn’t feel good. Adapting to discomfort is natural because thriving organisms adapt. Natural doesn’t equal requirement. Fully living and enjoying life is quite different from simply thriving and existing in it. Your life is yours. Only you decide whether you feel good in it or not.

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I hope you take a moment and read this article that shares a golden nugget of information that has potential to enhance life at any point of discomfort. It is my wish for you to have an amazing day.

Best Wishes,

DeMeitta Wesley,
Kreative Inspirations

Just in case you have changed your mind. Read Article Considering You