Inc., Magazine’s annual list represents an overview of the most robust companies in America, despite the current, less-than-robust economy. Whatever these companies are doing, they’re doing it right. Their median growth rate was 97%, they created more than 400,000 jobs, and they grossed nearly 300 billion dollars.
Placement on the prestigious list is based on revenue growth from 2008 through 2011, and Inc’s tally reads like a roll call of America’s business powerhouses. Over the years the list has included such notables as Intuit, Go Daddy, Timberland, Microsoft, Patagonia and Oracle, to name a few.
“We’re honored, of course, to be included once again in such a stellar collection of entrepreneurial stars,” said Brent Sampson, CEO of Outskirts Press. “Inc. Magazine’s acknowledgement of our continued expansion is a testament to our commitment to our quality, customer service, and value, and just goes to show what is possible when you bring highly talented authors together with highly-talented publishing artisans.”
Outskirts Press first appeared on the Inc. 500 list in 2009 as the 268th fastest growing company in America. In 2010 Outskirts Press was on the Inc. 5000 list again at number 1266 and again in 2011 at number 3088. For the fourth year in a row, Outskirts Press ranks in the top 5000 at number 4530 and continues a healthy annual growth rate of twenty percent.
Outskirts Press’ four straight years on the Inc. list shows the company’s continuing vanguard status in the self-publishing industry, an industry that is itself doing more than its part to buoy up the economy. 87 percent of all books produced today are put out by small presses or self-publishing companies. The number of non-traditional books produced in 2011 increased by 169 percent, while the growth of traditional publishers was only 5 percent. In fact, 8000 to 11,000 publishers enter the market every year, and most of them are self-publishers.
Within this competitive field Outskirts Press has maintained its sturdy and stable growth and continues to be the top company authors choose when they have decided to go the self-publishing route.
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