Vote in this survey about the new Apple iPad/iBookstore Option

We need your help! We are about to launch a new service to help our Outskirts Press published authors publish their books for the iPad/iPhone and distribute those e-books through the Apple iBookstore.  Via the survey poll below, please tell us which service you would value more as an Outskirts Press published author:

Option 1 – iPad/iPhone Edition with Standard iBookstore Distribution for $399

We will create an epub format of your book (which includes a unique ISBN, as required by Apple) and submit your e-book to Apple through our Outskirts Press account, meaning it would be published by Outskirts Press.  You must set your e-book price between $4.99 and $9.99.  For as long as your hardcopy edition was under contract with Outskirts Press, you would earn 50% net royalties. You would not receive the epub file.

Option 2 – iPad/iPhone Edition with ENHANCED iBookstore Distribution for $699

We will create an epub format of your book (including a unique Bowker-provided ISBN in YOUR name).  The file will be submitted to Apple on your behalf, through your own iTunes Connect account at whatever price you set. You will be listed as the publisher.  You would earn 100% net royalties. Your book would continue to be available regardless of your hardcopy edition status with Outskirts Press. You would receive the epub file to pursue other ebook opportunities.

Which option do you like more? Let us know.

The Espresso Book Machine is a self-publishing reality!

The Espresso Book Machine® (the “EBM”), which Time Magazine named an “Invention of the Year,” provides a revolutionary direct-to-consumer distribution model for books.

Put simply, the EBM is an automated book-making machine. The operator selects a title to print, and within a few minutes a book emerges, with a full-color cover, trimmed to an exact size, and indistinguishable from the publisher’s version. As we say, “Hot off the press!”

  • All EBM books are perfect bound with paperback covers.
  • A typical book can be produced in three to four minutes.
  • The trim size variable for Outskirts Press books is between 5.5″ x 8.5 to 8.25″ x 10.5″

Currently, Espresso Book Machines have been set-up in select universities and libraries including:

  • New York Public Library
  • University of Michigan Library
  • World Bank InfoShop, Washington
  • New Orleans Public Library
  • San Francisco Internet Archive
  • University of Michigan Library
  • Manchester Center Northshire Bookstore
  • University of Alberta
  • McMaster University Bookstore
  • London Newsstand UK
  • Library of Alexandria,Egypt
  • Melbourne, Australia Angus & Robertson Bookstore
  • … and more, with new venues and locations being consistently added…

By adding this option to your title, your book will be available to be ordered, printed, and sold at every current and future Espresso Book Machine location.  This is a one-time set-up fee that is good for the duration of your active publication agreement with Outskirts Press. As more Espresso Book Machines are added, your book instantly and automatically becomes available via each of them.

The Espresso Book Machine signifies an impending change to the publishing industry… imagine a future when every Starbucks has a machine and customers order a book at the same time they order a double latte….. will your book be ready?

Not yet published?
Click the button below to start publishing your book with
access to Espresso Book Machine Editions, and to…

  • Save up to $110 on your publishing package
  • Receive The 7 Tactics of Successfully Published Authors (free)
  • Hear one of our satisfied authors in her own words

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