Outskirts Press Announces Salted with Salt and The Altar of Silence, the Latest Highly-Anticipated Literary Book from New Athens, IL Author Jason Akley

New Athens, IL, August 01, 2007 --(PR.com)-- Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Salted with Salt and The Altar of Silence: Two Novellas by Jason Akley, which is the author’s most recent book to date. The 5.5 x 8.5 Paperback in the Literary category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $16.95. The webpage at www.www.outskirtspress.com/novellas was launched simultaneously with the book’s publication.

About the Book (Excerpts & Info)

Introducing Salted with Salt - Solomon Cross, unsure of what path to follow in life, is embarking on a road trip to visit two of his college friends. He is the detached observer. Yet as his journey unfolds, bits and pieces of himself are slowly revealed as he becomes both the story and the storyteller.

"'You should tell it like it is. Anything else is false kindness, which leaves little room for improvement.' That was my father's opinion. He had an unshakable faith in God, but he thought that Man was inherently evil. As for me I knew all good things come from above, and I was standing still to receive. This hidden truth remained immutable in the shifting shadows. It gave me a chance to start looking around. Not with my mind's eye, but with something else in illusive apexes of clarity."

And from The Altar of Silence, a story of lost youth and lessons that have yet to be learned - John, Jim and Ray are three friends who have known each other since rooming together in college. Jim is the surfer-the perennial teenager who goes from job to job and woman to woman; John is the solid married man with a wife, kids, and a mortgage; then there's Ray, the one with the terrible past that threatens to ruin the man he could become.

"It's bad when you become rational about your vices. And for every intense moment in your life there's payback with interest... I sat in a cemetery once after taking some acid. All I sensed was the silence and the dark. Because there were no spirits there. Just my own, alone. I realized how silly speech was because it never bridges misunderstandings and how senseless it was in the unsaid."

Deftly constructed at 232 pages, Salted with Salt and The Altar of Silence: Two Novellas is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the Literary category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Salted with Salt and The Altar of Silence meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $16.95.

Additionally, Salted with Salt and The Altar of Silence can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press wholesale online bookstore at www.www.outskirtspress.com/buybooks

ISBN: 9781432704544 Format: 5.5 x 8.5 Paperback SRP: $16.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit www.www.outskirtspress.com/novellas

About the Author

Jason Akley currently resides in New Athens, Illinois, and is the author of four books. Akley has a BS degree from Tulane University in physics and mathematical economics.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press offers turn-key, custom book publishing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available globally at www.www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press, Inc. represents the future of book publishing, today.


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