Self Publishing Year in Review: July-Sept 2009

Self Publishing “TV” came into its own in the 3rd quarter when the Self Publishing You Tube Channel launched, featuring book videos, book teasers, promotional videos, and book marketing videos. 

The 3rd quarter also marked the announcement of one of self-publishing’s most hotly-discussed marketing options, custom U.S. Postage stamps, which allows self-published authors at Outskirts Press to personalize first-class postage stamps with a full-color image of their book cover. These custom stamps are perfect to use in combination with other marketing options introduced this quarter, namely the custom publication announcements and seasonal greeting cards. Rounding out the marketing options introduced in the 3rd quarter is the Celebrity Endorsement Option, which helps facilitate celebrity blurbs, testimonials, and endorsements for self-published books (for cover design and marketing purposes).


In August, Outskirts Press became the only self-publishing company to become a Inc. 500 company when Inc. Magazine released its annual Fastest-Growing Companies list in the 3rd quarter.   Outskirts Press debuted on the list with a 3-year growth rate of 850%, making it the fastest-growing self-publishing company and #268 on the list overall. 

Joining Inc. Magazine in recognizing Outskirts Press was the US Commerce Association (USCA), which honored the self-publishing company with Best of Parker honors in the Publisher Representatives category.

 Closing the 3rd quarter was the exciting launch of Version 3.0 of the self-publishing website at, which combines familiar shopping experiences with full-service self-publishing services and eye-catching video product support:

And if you haven’t experienced the custom difference with Outskirts Press, now is the time to start…

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