Self Publishing and the CPSIA

Outskirts Press Self-Publishing Among First to Announce Full Compliance with Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act

As the CPSIA (Consumer Product Safety Information Act) goes into effect, which self-publishing POD firms are in compliance with the new regulations, and which ones are not?

August 14, 2009 – Denver, CO – Outskirts Press, the fastest growing full-service self-publishing and book marketing company, is among the first self-publishing Print-On-Demand companies to achieve full compliance with the Consumer Product Safety Information Act on all its print-on-demand books. The Consumer Product Safety Information Act (CPSIA) officially becomes a legal requirement for printers and publishers on August 14, 2009.

The U.S. Consumer Protection Safety Commission requires through this act that all products intended for use by children 12 years of age or younger abide by strict manufacturing procedures and furthermore have a tracking label applied to them so that consumers can ascertain the manufacturer, location of the manufacturer, date of production, and batch identification.

Rather than only assuring safety manufacturing procedures for juvenile books, *all* Outskirts Press print-on-demand editions are in full compliance with this legal requirement, not just books for children. Self-publishing authors who choose to publish with other printers or publishers that are not in full compliance may leave themselves unprotected.

Outskirts Press CEO Brent Sampson said today that his firm, in cooperation with their printing partner, is not only in compliance with the manufacturing requirements and new tracking laws for children’s books, but also has the required bar code and batch code tracking devices printed on all printed POD editions starting today.  “This assures all our current and future authors that their books will abide by this new requirement,” Mr. Sampson said.

Outskirts Press has consistently been in the vanguard of self-publishing firms in its protection of its family of authors as well as in the promotion of their works, as evidenced by Outskirts Press’s recent inclusion in the 2009 Inc. Magazine list of the 500 fastest growing companies in the nation. For more details about Outskirts Press, visit

About Outskirts Press, Inc.:  Outskirts Press, Inc. offers full service, custom self-publishing services 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.  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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