Welcome to Outskirts Press, the only online publisher that publishes your high-quality manuscripts and helps you market your work by creating & hosting a unique web page for your new book. It's all included! "Our fas and affordable process expedites the publication of your book while our marketing tools help generate success. I invite you to investigate our advantages, like our live help, our dynamic Author's Center, and of course, our unique website offer." - Brent Sampson, President
y combining the technical advancements of digital printing with the services of a marketing company, Outskirts Press is able to publisgh and market your new book at half the cost of some other online publishers.
We produce high-quality trade paperbacks, hardbacks, and electronic books via a cutting-edge digital process which allows us to publish a great number of titles each year. This high rate of production increases your chances of getting accepted and published by a royalty-paying publisher. Your book is electronically stored and printed when an order is made, be it one copy or 100,000.
The many advantages of publishing with us become apparent immediately. We offer the greatest amount of choices about the appearance of your book and back it up with quality craftsmanship and high-quality paper. Secondly, we immediately begin marketing your book by creating a free webpage specifically geared toward promoting and selling your work.
It helps to be in partnership with a full-fledged marketing company.
The founding partners of Outskirts Press have been electrifying the Internet since 1993. In 2000, On the Outskirts, Inc. was incorporated and became a leading e-marketing consulting company. Outskirts Press draws upon that wealth of experience and information.
"In the near future, all book publication will be digital. As recent films like Star Wars: Attack of the Clones demonstrate, digital is affecting all forms of media. The quality is higher, the storage capacity is greater, not to mention less combustible, and the turnaround is quicker." - Brent Sampson, Outskirts Press President
In staying with our mandate to employ only educated English professionals, even our president holds a degree in English with a minor in creative writing, along with certifications in composition, business writing, technical Frequently Asked Questions
does Outskirts Press do?
Upon submitting your specifications, you will receive an invoice that you can pay online immediately. Your initial $99 deposit is applied to the cost and the cost depends upon the choices you select but starts at just $400. For example, a hardback adds an additional $99 but you save $100 by submitting your own complete cover. A dust jacket for a hardback book is an additional $25 and if your manuscript is over 500 words, that adds an additional $25. So, the least expensive option is an amazing $399 total while the most expensive option is currently well below the industry-standard at just $648.We begin working on your website and author proofs immediately upon receiving payment and all the required material from you. Your personal Author Center keeps you apprised on the status and you can login and check it at any time.You receive the author's proofs electronically and have 10 days to make typographical and minor corrections.Once you submit the approved proofs to us, the manuscript is considered final and no further modifications can be made.Your book receives a unique ISBN number and barcode. It is priced and submitted to the Ingram Database and listed in the "Books in Print" catalogue, used by over 25,000 retailers. Online stores such as Amazon.com, BN.com, Borders.com, your own webpage and the Outskirs Press Bookstore now list your book for immediate purchase.We write and submit a press release to our international syndicate announcing the publication of your book.We submit your webpage to over 50 search engines and announce your webpage to our syndicate.We provide other marketing tools like sell sheet and press release templates, business cards, glossies, mailers, HTML templates, and more in our Author's Center.Our marketing efforts are just the beginning. All successful authors market their books extensively. This is the same with traditional publishers. We provide the first steps and tools, but your ultimate success depends heavily upon you. Don't allow any other publisher to convince you otherwise. However, you are one step ahead with your own webpage which you can provide to reviewers, editors, and buyers alike.When your book hits the online retailers like Amazon.com, BN.com, and Borders.com, we send out an email announcement to our distribution list and mention it in our Writer's Newsletter.Every month we transfer 22% of the royalties to you electronically.As always, if you have any questions, our live help is available to help as well as your personally-assigned Author Advocate, who you will meet in the Author's Center.
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