Gift the Gift of Words This Holiday Season!

Have you ever thought about giving books as presents? If you’re an American, chances are that you have. Studies show that Americans just love giving books at Christmas, with 58% of people reporting that they plan on doing so. But that’s not all! Americans love receiving books even more than they love giving them! And Outskirts Press is there to help you make good on your gift-giving dreams as well as your dreams of becoming a children’s book author with its Personalized Children’s Book services for boys and girls!

When you purchase a Personalized Children’s Book, you will become a children’s book author in under 30 days! Even by self-publishing standards, that’s lightning-fast. But this service comes with an extra benefit: you can personalize it to feature the names of children you know.

All you need to do is decide if you’re creating a book for a boy or a girl and start plugging in your preferences. There are three illustration sets to choose from, including several options that celebrate the rich diversity of our authors and readers, and you will also have the option of deciding your book’s title and byline. You also decide the main character’s name, the character’s friend’s name, and the name of a cute little puppy which romps through the narrative at their sides. For only $49, we will make this book the kind of personal memento which best encapsulates your love for the children in your life, and which they will treasure and enjoy for many years to come.

There’s even an option to pay an additional amount to have us publish your book and distribute it with online retailers! That’s right, if you upgrade this book with the “Publish It” option, we will list your book online for others to buy and pay you royalties when they do.

There’s joy to be found in giving a personalized children’s book to someone you know. During the holiday season, a little joy is just what the doctor ordered.

Do you need a little help navigating your options and choosing the best ones for you? Talk with a Publishing Consultant to get exactly what you need – and get the most out of it! There are three convenient ways to connect:

  1. Call us at 1-888-672-6657 (OP-BOOKS)
  2. Live-chat with us via our website
  3. Go online to schedule an appointment
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This Earth Day, consider Eco Friendly Book Publishing with Outskirts Press!

On April 22, we celebrate Earth Day by honoring our planet and raising awareness about pollution and the depletion of natural resources. If you’re a self-publishing author who is also concerned about environmental issues, you can rest easy joining the Earth Day movement by publishing with Outskirts Press.


Well, at Outskirts Press, we don’t print thousands of copies the moment an author releases a book, leaving unsold copies to be tossed out with the trash. With print-on-demand, our books are printed only when they are ordered, one at a time, saving paper and energy. Further, many of our books are printed on recycled paper.

We also offer Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Apple iPad/iPhone e-book editions, and digital download e-books for authors who want to reach even more readers — without the need for chopping down more trees.

Converting your book to an electronic edition is easy, and it helps you reach a large group of readers who won’t have access to your book if it’s only in print form. If you want your book to reach as many readers as possible, it makes sense (for you and the planet!) to release it in multiple formats. More formats mean more exposure, and more exposure translates to more success for you!

Mother Earth will be grateful for your decision to go digital. E-books save paper, and they can be easily updated or modified without having to scrap hundreds of copies of a print version.

This Earth Day, join the millions of authors that have their books digitally published!

To learn more about self-publishing with Outskirts Press, call us at 1-888-672-6657 to speak with a Publishing Consultant or visit our website at to chat with a member of our staff via the live chat option.

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Make Smart Use of Smartphones by Adding a QR Code to Your Book!

Let’s face it, we live in an increasingly mobile society. If you take a moment to gaze up from your own smartphone in a crowded room, you’ll see most people are absorbed in their screens–checking up on social media, reading some news headline or maybe even just shamelessly taking a selfie. Why not take advantage of the ubiquity of smartphones by putting a path to your book everywhere they are?

That image right there is no Rorschach test, it’s a QR code, and with a quick scan of that on the back cover or inside your book, voila—readers and potential readers can navigate instantly to your website or other web address of your choice. This is a fantastic way to lead current fans to your site for news, or for new book buyers to make on-the-spot smartphone purchases while you’re still fresh in their minds.
With a QR code, you get some pretty nifty advantages toward the marketing of your book, as this provides a quick and easy way to get readers to your website–or any webpage you want them to land on. It also encourages an active engagement with you and your fan base, which you can monitor via your website and adjust your marketing strategies accordingly. Lastly, you have a cost-effective marketing tool to add to your arsenal! It’s a win-win-win!

How do you get one of these newly offered QR codes? First off, you must be logged in to your Publishing Center and have purchased a publishing package with Outskirts Press. Your Publishing Consultant can help you to add this option to your book. To learn more about adding a QR Code to your book, click here. If you have any questions, your Publishing Consultant or Author Representative can help.

Corporations, publications and sellers worldwide use QR Codes effectively in their marketing every day. Level the playing field by putting this powerful technology to work for your book!

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