A word from self-publishing author Gang Chen

What are the components of a highly successful book?  The combination of great information, valuable content, a knowledgeable author, and an award-winning publishing company

Oh, and excellent timing doesn’t hurt either. Everybody is talking about “going green” nowadays. Enter Gang Chen, and his latest book with Outskirts Press, The LEED AP Exam Guide, which was among the top performing Outskirts Press books for October, 2008.

Gang Chen and his readers will be happy to know that the paper used for his book features 30% post-consumer recycled materials.

LEED AP Exam Guide by Gang Chen
LEED AP Exam Guide by Gang Chen

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most important trend of development and it is revolutionizing the construction industry. It has gained tremendous momentum and has a profound impact on our environment.

Visit Gang Chen’s author webpage by clicking here.

“I tried to publish my book with the conventional publishers. I contacted hundreds of them and I did get a book deal with one major publisher. Halfway through the publication process, the major publisher requested substantial revisions to my manuscript and suggested adding a co-author to my book. If I were to make those revisions, I would not like the book myself and I would rather not publish it. I eventually cancelled the contract with the major publisher and decided to publish the book myself.

I compared various publishing options, and decided to go with Outskirts Press. The author representative and other people at Outskirts Press were hard-working and very responsive. They really know what they are doing. They walked me through the publication process step by step and made it very easy.  After years of trying, I finally got my book published through the great service of Outskirts Press.  Their services do not end

after book is published. They continue to provide excellent marketing advice. My [first] book [Planting Design Illustrated] has consistently ranked as the number one or two selling book on the subject of Planting Design in Amazon since its release. I am working on two more books and I’ll definitely use the great service of Outskirts Press again.”