Have you ever spent an afternoon with your GPS in hand, scouring a local patch of forest, or cliffside, or slice of urban jungle in search of a container filled with obscure treasures and a logbook to record your visit? This activity, known as geocaching, is about as flexible a challenge as you could wish for. In a sense, cachers get to choose their own adventures. Experienced enthusiasts often set aside days of intensive hiking to track down elusive caches, and many cachers pride themselves on finding and leaving customized treasures. But you don’t have to be a world-record athlete to enjoy geocaching–a group of amateurs is just as likely as a club of experts to have fun hunting for a local cache. The geocacher’s code of ethics is simple: replace every item you remove from a cache with an item of your own, endanger no one, respect the land, and enjoy the journey.
Like most outdoor adventures, geocaching requires some preparation. There are the requisite necessities, like food and water, but most important of all, a cacher must first have a set of coordinates. Cache locations are logged and their locations uploaded online, allowing your GPS-enabled devices to guide you to each cache. Geocaching websites allow you to network with people all over the world, and find support or advice when you need it most.
The road to self-publishing is a lot like geocaching! No matter what your level of experience may be, there are plenty of options available for you to choose from. You dictate what success means, and you get to call the shots–but it doesn’t have to be a lonely process. Much like the world of geocaching, there are entire communities dedicated to supporting your efforts and ensuring that you achieve success on your own terms. Outskirts Press is one of those communities! We exist to help you focus in on your vision for the perfect self-published book, and to provide the resources you need to achieve it, from start to finish. Best of all, we know that the process is about you, not us, so you maintain creative control over every step of the process. Whether you’re looking for assistance with copyediting, custom cover design, or any number of marketing services, we’re here to be your go-to, cost effective solution.
You don’t have to wander endlessly in the woods, without a sense of direction. We believe in you, and are dedicated to seeing your dreams realized.
Is it time for you to follow your GPS to self-publishing?