Among the many advantages of publishing with Outskirts Press is that all our authors maintain 100% control over their book and its content. This means the online galley review (or proofing) stage is very important. This is the time when the author reviews the print-ready files for the interior and cover of the book before authorizing publication.

Our social publishing experience with the Facebook anthology, Fandemonium, just completed that process.  The last update on this blog about Fandemonium summarized the entire process and concluded with the beginning of the proofing process:

Once the author’s proofing process is complete, the author either approves the book for printing, or submits some necessary changes via the convenient online form.  We had a number of small things we wanted to correct in the first proof before printing.  All authors receive 25 free interior changes and 10 free cover changes. The next round of galley proofs were uploaded to the Publishing Center and after reviewing them closely, we sent the book to print!

A number of things happen now that the files have been approved for publication.  We begin the distribution process through Ingram, which includes submitting all the digital information about the book (called “metadata”) so that when the book appears online through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Powells, and everywhere else, it has the proper information (annotation, BISAC codes, pricing, etc.).

At the same time, we work on any marketing services or products associated with the author’s book. In this case that includes a streaming 60 second book video trailer on the book’s webpage (all Outskirts Press books receive their own webpage), a standard press release announcing the publication of the book, and the creation and uploading of the Kindle edition to Amazon.

Fandemonium should be published within the week!  We’ll keep you posted.

2 thoughts on “Facebook Publishing Update – Fandemonium Printing

  1. i am afraid, i havent been on facebook for a while and i cant seem to find the answer to my question on your wall. when will the winning articles for ‘Fandemonium’ be anounced? when will the winners be notified?

    1. Hi Ugo — Every book published by Outskirts Press includes a customizable Author webpage, and the Table of Contents for Fandemonium appears on the webpage at

      Stayed tuned to future postings where we will be asking our Facebook community to vote on customizable features of the Fandemonium Author Webpage like its color, its lay-out, and the media rich features many of our authors choose to include (like a streaming book video and streaming audio). Those choices will be appearing in the coming days.

      Now that we’ve all participated in socially publishing, the next step is socially marketing. So “SHARE” this news with your own Facebook friends and let everyone know Fandemonium is published. The proceeds go to a good cause, The American Red Cross.

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