Inc. Magazine Recognizes Outskirts Press Self Publishing as a Top 5000 Fastest Growing Private Company

For the second year in a row, Outskirts Press is recognized in the annual Inc. Magazine Fast 5000, which identifies the fastest-growing private companies in America.

August 24, 2009 – Denver, CO – Outskirts Press, an Inc. 500 company in 2009 and the fastest-growing full-service self-publishing and book marketing company, was recognized once again by Inc. Magazine in 2010 in its annual “Fast 5000” list of the nation’s fastest-growing private businesses.

“As an Inc. 5000 honoree, Outskirts Press shares a prestigious pedigree with such notable alumni as Zappos, Visa, Oracle, and scores of other powerhouses,” according to Jane Berentson, Inc. Magazine’s editor.

The Inc. 5000 annual rankings are based upon the rate of each company’s revenue growth from 2006 through 2009.  This is the second year in a row Outskirts Press has appeared on the list.  

“We are honored once again to be recognized by Inc. Magazine on this annual list,” said Brent Sampson, Outskirts Press president and chief executive officer. “To appear on this list once is a feat; and twice in a row is a true testament of our commitment to quality, customer service, and value for our authors.”

 The announcement comes on the heels of the recent launch of Outskirts Press Version 4.0 where writing and book marketing services are now available a la carte, regardless of where writers choose to publish. Learn more at .

About Outskirts Press, Inc.: 

Outskirts Press, Inc. offers full service, custom self-publishing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control.  Available for authors globally at and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.

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Outskirts Press, Inc., 10940 S. Parker Rd – 515, Parker, Colorado 80134  1-888-OP-BOOKS

Self Publishing Author Quoted by Inc. Magazine – How to Set Up a Home Office

Working from a home or virtual office sounds easy, but many people try and fail.

Outskirts Press author, Cecelia Jernegan, has taken her skills from being an entrepreneur, plus 25 years of assisting others to make money. Setting up a home office over 10 years ago and perfecting the skill in order to teach, coach and assist how to be successful.

Inc. Magazine recently quoted Jernegan and featured some of her tips in an article How to Set Up a Home Office.

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Self Publishing Year in Review: Oct-Dec 2009

The fourth quarter started with the hotly-anticipated announcement of 3 additional trim sizes for self-publishing full-color paperback books : 5.5″ x 8.5″, 7″ x 10″, and 8″ x 10″. These sizes joined the already available full-color paperback sizes of 8.5″ x 8.5″ and 8.25″ x 11″.

Right on the heels of Outskirts Press landing nearly smack-dab in the middle of the Inc. 500 list at #268, venture capital firm Foundation Capital and Inc. Magazine honored Outskirts Press again in the 4th quarter with “best of the best” honors from among all 500 companies.

The 4th quarter marked the introduction of two exciting new marketing options for self-publishing writers, namely the custom t-shirt featuring the author’s cover; and the first iTunes option, namely the Enhanced Audio Excerpt, which includes a professional recording of the author’s excerpt and the creation of an iTunes graphic, plus “podcast level” distribution.

The Enhanced Audio Excerpt was the reward for the author of the most popular Halloween Book Video, as determined by readers of this blog in the 4th quarter.  José Cepeda García’s book video trailer for his book, 21 Bizarre Short Stories, was voted the most popular, taking home 50% of the votes.  Press play to watch the winning video:

José Cepeda García’s winning streak continued when 21 Bizarre Short Stories became an official Outskirts Press nominee for an EVVY Award, and was a finalist in the USA Book News Awards, joining 13 other Outskirts Press authors, including category winners Elise Cooke (for The Grocery Garden), J. Laurence Stillwell (for The Soldiers of the Cross), and Leon Newton (for Titus). Congratulations to them all!

Ex-New York Yankee Fritz Peterson hit a home run in the 4th quarter when his book Mickey Mantle is Going to Heaven, debuted on the Outskirts Press Top 10 Bestsellers List for September and stayed in the top 10 for October. Mickey Mantle is Going to Heaven is also an official Outskirts Press EVVY Award nominee.

Meanwhile (and speaking of New York), the following 12 Outskirts Press books were featured in a full-page ad in the December 13th issue of the New York Times Book Review:

Following Joe
Hanging on a Twisted Line
How do Religious Figures Induce the Establishment of Sects?
The ‘I Love My Bible’ Commentary
Immaculate Deception
The Immigrants
Life Under the Corporate Microscope
Schrodinger’s Universe
Through the Triangle
Unstoppable Confidence

Awards season got in full-swing in the 4th quarter with talented and hopeful self-publishing writers keeping the Author Support department busy with hundreds of submissions to major book awards like the Benjamin Franklin Awards and ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards.

And, of course, the 4th quarter marks the time of year when the official Outskirts Press EVVY nomination invitations are sent to select authors.  Less than 5% of the books published by Outskirts Press are nominated for this prestigious annual award, currently in its 16th year. 

Below are the official Outskirts Press EVVY nominees for the 2010 EVVY Awards.   Please join us in congratulating them all!



The Young Guardians and the Genesis Spell
The Channel
The Ghost Tree 
Let Your Innate Sing
Barnyard Babies To The Rescue
Dear Sebastian
Queen Vernita Visits the Blue Ice Mountains
Pieces ‘N Bits 
The Messy Buddha
How I Lost Twenty Pounds N Kept It Off
The Reluctant Survivor
Heroes of Googley Woogley
Dose of Revenge
Eddie’s Wake
The Sara Chronicles
In the Land of Cotton
The Mystery of the Moaning Banshee
Mickey Mantle is Going to Heaven
Dream Chaser
The Expedition
The Gate of Beautiful
Privileged Information 101
Christmas Treena
Murdock Mystery #1
As Long As He Needs Me
Life Against All Odds
The Paradise Puzzle
Mysterious Magical Circus Family Kids
A Bridge of Doom
Khan in Rasputin’s Shadow
Empire of Peace
Virginia’s Travel Basket
To Rhyme Is Not A Crime
The Smile of a Man Lost
Unlocking the Poet’s Realm
Charlie – A Boy With Reading Difficulties and His Dream
Both Ends Burning
21 Bizarre Short Stories
The Student Prophet: Initiation Rites
Burnarounds: Unlocking The Double Digit Profit Code
The Wedding Palace
The Transition
Bobby and Troubador’s Great Adventure
Through The Triangle
Ribbons and Roses
Aurora of the Northern Lights
Rainbow Bed
Mr. Emotions & Friends
From an Otherwise Comfortable Room
Life and Times of a Ragamuffin
Looking Glass
Holly Hill
The Adventures of Magellan
It’s in the Eyes
The Breakout Year
The Bethlehem Scroll
 Cash in on the Obama $3 Trillion Spending Plan!
Ribbon Falls
Tirissa and the Necklace of Nulidor
Exploring the Sixth Sense

Venture Capital Firm and Inc. Magazine Recognize Outskirts Press Self Publishing with “Best of the Best” Honors

Outskirts Press, the fastest growing full-service self-publishing and book marketing company is among the top 5 companies that Inc. Magazine and Menlo Park,
California VC firm Foundation Capital cherry picked from the Inc. 500 list as being the “best of the best.”

To identify the best of the best, Inc. Magazine asked a panel of venture capitalists to review their annual Fast 500 list of the fastest-growing privately held companies in America. The Fast 500 was announced in the September issue of Inc. Magazine. Outskirts Press was the only self publisher on the list, at #268, with a 3-year growth rate of 850%. In the October issue, Inc. Magazine recognized 5 companies from the list, including Outskirts Press, as being the “best of the best.”

“I love the conceit of the company,” Foundation Capital’s Adam Grosser said. “Blogs and wikis have made it easy for people to get their views out there, but if you have something long to say—like a play or a book—then it’s incredibly hard.”

Not so for authors using the full-service custom self publishing services of Outskirts Press, which publishes approximately 160 unique, high-quality books each month. The competitive difference and contributing factor to Outskirts Press authors’ successes is that, unlike competing companies in the industry, Outskirts Press also offers their writers marketing support and services for book promotion after publication. Indeed, one Outskirts Press author, Gang Chen of Irvine California, recently earned over $111,000 in author royalties in just six months.

“In this day and age of blogs and quote-unquote ‘free publishing’, truly successful authors have the potential to separate themselves from the pack by publishing with a full-service, custom publishing company that provides support before, during and after publication,” said Outskirts Press CEO Brent Sampson.

The top five Inc. Magazine “Best of the Best” companies as identified by the panel of venture capitalists were Kiva Systems of Woburn, Massachusetts; SkullCandy of Park City, Utah; Centro of Chicago, Illinois; Outskirts Press of Parker, Colorado; and Enalasys of Calexico, California.

Look for the October issue of Inc. Magazine on newsstands and publish with confidence with Outskirts Press.

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