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Outskirts Press Announces Confessions of an Energy Price Forecaster, the Latest Highly-Anticipated Energy Book from Evergreen, CO Author John Tobin

Denver, CO, February 11, 2008 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Confessions of an Energy Price Forecaster: A 12-Step Program to Enlightenment by John Tobin, which is the author’s most recent book to date. The 8.3 x 11.7 Paperback in the Energy category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $17.95. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book’s publication.

About the Book (Excerpts & Info)

This morning you balanced your checkbook with an automatic withdrawal of over $400 for gas and electric for your 4,000 square-foot home. On your way to the airport you filled up your SUV for over $70. You are spending a lot more than you spent last year for your morning cornflakes, the rib-eye steak you had last night and the corn squeezins from the local moonshiner.

You're mad as hell and want to know what's going on. Are you being gouged? Do the energy companies really earn obscene profits? What's with a new energy policy coming out of Congress every year?

Confessions of an Energy Price Forecaster gives you answers. But more importantly it helps you understand where these prices are going. After all, you already paid for today's energy. It is really all about being able to plan for the future.

Deftly constructed at 180 pages, Confessions of an Energy Price Forecaster: A 12-Step Program to Enlightenment is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the Energy category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Confessions of an Energy Price Forecaster meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $17.95.

Additionally, Confessions of an Energy Price Forecaster 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

ISBN: 9781432717049 Format: 8.3 x 11.7 Paperback SRP: $17.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit

About the Author

John Tobin is the Executive Director of the Energy Literacy Project, Inc. This program is attempting to address the public perception of energy by promoting balanced educational and informational programs that are based on the irreversible, interlocking nature of Energy in all of its forms, including conservation and energy efficiency, the role energy plays in fueling the Economy and the impact our choices of energy has on the Environment.

He has been a Distinguished Lecturer for the International Society of Petroleum Engineers, speaking on public energy education and policy issues. The mainstream media often calls on John as an expert source on energy price and policy. He has been an adjunct (or more appropriately “a junk”) instructor at the Colorado School of Mines, Department of Petroleum Engineering; teaching energy economics and project evaluation techniques emphasizing the investment decision process in light of the many uncertainties faced in any business. As a consultant, he specializes in explaining uncertainty and probabilistic energy price forecasts and in aiding the corporate culture in accepting concepts that run counter to conventional wisdom.

His more than 40 years of experience include positions with ARCO, Scientific Software Corp., Martin Marietta and Eastman Kodak. With BS and MS degrees from the University of Rochester in Mechanical and Aerospace Sciences, he is a recovering engineer, believing himself to be qualified as an energy economist in that he has no academic biases to distort his views.

John has authored numerous papers on energy price, the investment decision process, reserve estimation and public energy education.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press, Inc. offers turn-key, full-service, custom self-publishing for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. In 2007, the Denver Business Journal recognized Outskirts Press as the 3rd fastest-growing privately-held company in Colorado, with a growth rate of 1,560% since 2004. Available for authors globally at and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.


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