On Saturday, September 26th Outskirts Press launched Version 3.0 of its publishing website at http://www.outskirtspress.com
WHAT’S NEW WITH 3.0?
Outskirts Press helps authors before, during and after publication, so the new 3.0 website offers benefits regardless of where you are in the writing, publishing, or promotion process.
Before Publication – Outskirts Press now offers ghostwriting services geared toward helping you start and/or finish your book.
- During Publication – Version 3.0 introduces two new production options: Custom Interior Formatting and the Professionally Illustrated Artistic Cover Design
- During Proofing – Version 3.0 introduces online proofing. Enter your edits directly into your Author’s Center!
- After Publication – The Marketing Options screen has been fully renovated to create a more engaging and visual online shopping experience.
ENGAGING ONLINE EXPERIENCE
Perhaps most exciting of all, Version 3.0 introduces our authors to a more streamlined and visually-appealing online experience, similar to shopping experiences they may have on other non-publishing websites.
Let’s take a look at the streamlined pre-production process in the NEW Outskirts Press Version 3.0:
CHOOSING THE FORMAT AND BOOK SIZE
Depending upon your package choice, you can either get a paperback book only, a paperback and hardback book, or a hardback only.
SELECTING YOUR COVER
Since the cover is so important, Outskirts Press 3.0 makes choosing the proper cover choice easier than ever. In addition to our popular, affordable, and highly-recommend Professionally Designed Custom Cover, Version 3.0 introduces the Professionally Illustrated Artistic Cover, when you require one of our artists to draw an original cover illustration from scratch before our professional design team creates a custom cover using that original illustration. Of course, we also offer a wide selection of free cover styles with or without images, and those selections are available in their own “aisles” of our store by clicking on the Category Headings.
SELECTING YOUR INTERIOR
One of the things that separates Outskirts Press from other self-publishing companies is our included standard interior formatting service, which comes free with every package. Only with Outskirts Press can you avoid publishing a book that screams “self-published” by having a professional book designer format your book for you from your original Word manuscript according to industry best practices for your genre.
However, sometimes “industry best practices” is not custom enough for our authors and for that reason, Outskirts Press 3.0 introduces the oft-requested “Custom Interior Formatting” option, which allows the author to custom design each and every element and/or page with the designer’s help. As with all new elements of Version 3.0, the associated cost of each option is clearly marked, along with the package availability of each option and/or service.
CUSTOMIZING YOUR PRODUCTION OPTIONS
Outskirts Press isn’t called the Gem of Custom Publishing for nothing. We offer the most customization and flexibility in the self-publishing industry. But they’re called options for a reason. Anything in addition to the included services with your publishing package are entirely optional. Each production option is listed with the additional fee, the star-rating, and the package availability.
SELECTING YOUR MARKETING OPTIONS
Outskirts Press offers more book marketing and services than any other publisher. And with Version 3.0, these marketing products/services are available to order during the pre-production and production phases of your process. As with any option or service available in New Version 3.0, clicking on the choice brings up additional information about your option, and in some cases, a video:
Press play to watch our Book Blast Marketing Package Video
The New Outskirts Press 3.0 website is the result of a lot of work and effort of a lot of people, and we particularly want to thank our authors who are always happy to provide suggestions and thoughts on how we can continue to improve. No wonder Outskirts Press is the fastest-growing full-service self-publishing and book marketing company. We have the best authors in the world! We hope you enjoy the new Version 3.0 website.
And if you haven’t experienced the custom difference with Outskirts Press, now is the time to start…