Thank You for Being You, Authors. And Thank You for Being Ours Too.

Sometimes, we resist sentimentality around the holiday season because we feel as if everything worth saying has been said before. Still, we at Outskirts Press firmly believe that the truth is worth telling and retelling, especially at a time of the year when the hectic nature of our private lives can distract us from what’s really important: our friends and families. As one of our treasured authors, you are both friend and family—and we want to make sure you know how much we appreciate you this Thanksgiving. Your business, your support, and, yes, your friendship are the rock-solid foundation upon which we have built a company around the idea that your stories are the cornerstone of an energetic, radical, world-changing phenomenon.

In celebration of you and all that you do, we wanted to highlight some of the authors who have published through Outskirts Press in recent years.

These authors are, like the books they produce, representatives of a vibrant and diverse community engaged in storytelling. We are so excited that they—and you—have chosen us to come alongside you throughout the self-publishing process. Here are a few quotes from our Author Representatives on some of their favorite experiences:

I chose Outskirts for my first book, My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am, because I loved how they package everything at a set price and make it easy for their first-time authors.

When publishing my second book, My Dog is My Relationship Coach, there wasn’t a question that I would use them again. The communication and expertise from editors, designers, and marketing are priceless! There is a continued relationship with Outskirts after publishing as well to share awards and achievements the books received. I will continue to use Outskirts for the streamlined process and the value of the price of publishing.

Maureen Scanlon, author of “My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am and My Dog is My Relationship Coach”

My Author Representative kept me on schedule and made sure I completed all the required tasks so my book could be published on time. The process was simple and easy.

William Poteet, author of “Good Guys Die Too

I appreciated my Author Representative’s prompt responses, the clarity of her replies, and that her responses were comprehensive, well laid out, and accounted for pertinent information that was needed to understand her reply. I am completely satisfied.

Linda Buzzeo Best, author of “Antonio’s Story

I was very happy with the support I received for my first book. I always knew I would get the answer I needed promptly.

Carol L. Cohen, author of “REAL Selling

I had a wonderful and positive experience throughout the process. I truly enjoyed working with my Author Representative. She was efficient, knowledgeable, and professional. She always responded to my needs and addressed the issues to my satisfaction. I really appreciate her guidance.

Xiaorong Zhang, author of “The Story of Rice

My entire team, from beginning to end, was amazing and helped me every step of the way. I am a 79-year-old, first-time author and knew nothing about publishing, but these consultants made the journey a successful one. I am very grateful.

Joan E. Masaryk, author of The “Lone Javelina

Having an individualized author representative who understands the nature of your project and can steer you through the process smoothly really inspires confidence and creates peace of mind.

James T. Farley, author of “American Cop

A new journey without a road map always begins with a first step in the general direction of your destination. Writing, publishing, and marketing a book is a similar venture. Outskirts Press and our Author Representative provided targeted information via many Outskirts Press articles and emails to guide my coauthor and me through the publication process. We actively participated in the presentation design of our text, images, and book cover. Our book was published three months ago and is presently available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Apple Books. We couldn’t have arrived at our destination without the professional help of our Outskirts Press team. It was both an educational and pleasurable experience. Thanks!

Diane Wheeler & Mike Kohut, authors of “Dandelions of Key West: A Collection of Whimsical Short Stories by Two Military Brats Who Blossomed Within the Conch Community They Now Call Home

My Author Representative was amazing. This was my first time publishing a book, and I had a little bit of anxiety before we started the process due to my lack of experience. My Author Representative walked me through each step and proved to be a tremendous resource and help. Fast-forward a few months and my book is published. I’m beyond excited. Thank you so much for your help!

Răzvan Petrea, author of “The Champion Mindset: How I Went From Homeless to CEO

This was my 3rd book with Outskirts Press. From sales to production, my team was always available to promptly answer my questions and guide me through the process. And what patience these ladies have to deal with me! The customer service and friendly professionalism provided by the team were 5-star all the way. Why, yes, I will be using Outskirts Press again! Thank you, and see you on book 4.

Rick Lawin, author of “Whispering Winds

I am a seventy-six-year-old rookie in the publishing process, and I needed help. My Author Representative provided excellent assistance. She was competent but also sensitive, flexible, and patient while guiding me through the necessary steps. I was really impressed with the whole Outskirts Press operation. They provided opportunities and assistance at every step and clearly cared about turning out the highest quality product while respecting the author’s freedom and goals. They provide high-quality support at a reasonable price.

Gene Gade, author of “The Fearing Time

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