The Outskirts Press Self-Publishing Kit

Nearly all self-publishing companies offer writers an “incentive” to join their newsletter or mailing list. In most cases, this is the company’s own “Publishing Guide.” These guides vary from sleek sales brochures to informative books covering the process of self-publishing (typically with that particular self-publishing company).

Other self-publishers offer “white papers” or “tip sheets” or “advice columns” focusing on specific topics or obstacles an author may face when self-publishing a book. While often more informative (at least about said topic or obstacle), these white papers are usually much shorter, and therefore, of less-perceived value.

A few self-publishing companies combine their publishing guide with a robust collection of white papers and tip sheets to create a treasure trove of helpful resources for writers. The guide typically markets the company and its offerings, perhaps sheds light on the self-publishing and book marketing processes, and shines a spotlight on successful authors. The white papers, advice columns, and tip sheets, on the other hand, identify core questions or issues facing many writers and offers suggestions or solutions to pave an author’s path toward publication and success.

Outskirts Press offers just such a Publishing Kit to new clients for free at the following link:

Watch the video about the Publishing Kit:

Your complimentary Publishing Kit contains the following:

  • 7 Tips to Self-Publish Like a Pro
  • The most recent book by Outskirts Press President Brent Sampson: Self-Publishing Questions Asked & Answered
  • Our definitive publishing guide: Publish Your Passion
  • Book shepherd one-sheet: Meet Your Publishing Consultant
  • Author success white paper: 7 Highly Effective Rules for the Perfect Book Title
  • Author guide: Author Photo & Biography Guide
  • Author tip sheet: The Top 7 Marketing Elements to Include in Your Book
  • Author guide: Which Book Format Should I Choose?
  • Author white paper: How to Price Your Book
  • Publishing white paper: Diving into Self-Publishing
  • About Outskirts Press: Publishing brochure
  • One-stop shop: Custom Illustration Samples in Color and Black & White

So, are you ready to publish your masterpiece with the A+ rated and #1-rated self-publishing company according to the Better Business Bureau and Top Consumer Reviews, respectively? If so, connect with Outskirts Press right now in whatever manner is easiest for you:

Or click that button above to order the best publishing package for you today!

It’s National Poetry Month! Celebrate by Using a Poetry Publishing Kit to Publish Your Own Book

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
It’s National Poetry Month —
What’s a self-publishing poet to do?

Celebrate, that’s what! Founded by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is held every April. Together, schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers and poets all across the country celebrate poetry and its vital place in American arts culture through a variety of events, from poetry readings to full-fledged festivals. It’s only fitting to choose this month as the time to contribute your own verses to the art of poetry — and it’s much easier than you might think!

With help from Outskirts Press, you have the power to quickly and easily publish a fully-formatted, professionally-designed volume of your works with our affordable and convenient Poetry Publishing Kit. Formatting elements like justification, centering, page spreads, margins, page numbering, graphical elements, and title drops — elements that can take a writer a great deal of time to set up — are done for you, allowing you to simply cut and paste your work into a pre-formatted document.

Each Poetry Formatting Kit comes with two Microsoft 2003 document files:

Use the “Easy” file …

  • as building blocks to add more pages
  • move poems around
  • add or replace included graphics
  • further customize your book however you want

Or use the “Easier” file …

  • to simply cut and paste up to 30 poems directly into the file.
  • add each respective title above each of your poems
  • accommodate a wide variety of poetry lengths

When you’re ready to publish your book of poetry, you will have a beautiful, professionally-formatted and print-ready manuscript (in 6×9 trim) to submit as-is for high-quality black/white printing.

The best part, perhaps, is that you can preview the kit before committing so you can be sure the kit will work for you! Check it out for yourself …



Self Publishing News for April 15th

Imagine publishing a fully-formatted, professionally-designed
volume of your poetry. Imagine simply “cutting’n’pasting”
your poems into designated areas of an already-formatted
document. Fast. Easy.Imagine, still, that elements like justification, centering, page spreads, margins, page numbering, graphical elements, and title drops were already taken care of!That’s how easy it is to publish with the Poetry Publishing Kit. Each kit comes with two files:Use the “Easy” file…

  • as building blocks to add more pages
  • move poems around
  • add or replace included graphics
  • further customize your book however you want

Or use the “Easier” file…

  • to simply cut n paste 30 poems directly into the file
  • add each respective title above each of your poems
  • accommodates a wide variety of poetry lengths

Both files are included in the Kit. Start with the “Easier” way and then as you become comfortable, move to the “Easy” file to add more poems for a second volume.

Then when you’re ready to publish your book of poetry, you will have a beautiful, professionally-formatted manuscript to submit, as-is, for high-quality black/white printing.

Both files are Microsoft Word 2003 files, so be sure that is a compatible format for your computer before purchasing the Publishing Kit.

Important Delivery Details: Once you click the Add to Cart button and complete your purchase,
your Poetry Publishing Kit will be available for instant download within the “My Toolkit” area of your
Publishing Account. Each file is approximately 50 MB. This is 100 MB of instant publishing support!

Still not sure? Flip through the Poetry Publishing Kit to see if it will work for your poetry.


Save over $200 on your iPad Edition today…

If you’ve been on the fence about starting (or completing) your e-Book offerings, now is the time to take action while publishing a high-quality paperback or hardback edition at the same time.

Today you can save over $200 when you publish with the Diamond or full-color Pearl package and then add the iPad/iPhone Enhanced E-book edition to your services.

Here’s what you get when you start publishing to the iBooks bookstore today with this exclusive offering from Outskirts Press:

• Greater exposure for your book. The more outlets where your book is available for sale, the greater the chances that your book will be discovered by potential readers.

• 100% profits. Apple will take 30% but you keep the remaining 70%.

• Full control over your retail price. Frustrated with your hardcopy pricing? E-book pricing is more flexible.

• Your own Private Label Imprint and Bowker-Approved ISBN. You become your own publisher with a unique ISBN and Publishing Imprint for your iPad/iPhone e-book edition.

• Publishing freedom and independence. Your iPad e-book edition exists completely independently of any hardcopy versions of your book published with Outskirts Press.

• Royalties are not split with Outskirts Press. Just like with our Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook e-book options, authors receive ALL the profit of their sales directly from the source (in this case, Apple).

• You receive the final EPUB converted file. It’s yours to pursue other distribution channels independently of Outskirts Press.

Are you ready to take advantage of this growing market? Choose your package below to get started right away. Don’t forget to enter the promotion code: iPad2012PP at checkout to take advantage of your 20% limited-time savings when you add your iPad/iPhone Enhanced edition to your package. Your consultant can help you do it.

Promo code: iPad2012PP

Click to order the Diamond Package
Click to order the Pearl Package


“You gave me an outstanding book cover and interior, which I love so much. I also liked the pace at which my author representative worked. Thank you for a job well done!”Kathy-Ann Bamkefa lives with her family in California. She is married with two children and is an evangelist at their ministry, Worldwide Prophetic Evangelical Ministries. She has been writing poetry since 1999 in her leisure and also writes articles, which she posts to her blog monthly. She is multi-talented and loves to use her gifts and talents to encourage others. Kathy, has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology of Christian Counseling and Theology, and was born in Trinidad. This is her first published book.– Kathy-Ann Bamkefa, author of Inspirational Poems & Psalms Especially for You Collection I

Celebrate National Poetry Month With a Free Poetry Publishing Kit

Join Outskirts Press in celebrating National Poetry Month this April and you could be one of 4 Facebook fans winning our new Poetry Publishing Kit (valued at $99).

Since 1996, publishers, readers, booksellers, libraries, organizations, and poets around the U.S. have come together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. Thousands of businesses and non-profit organizations participate through readings, festivals, book displays, workshops, and other events.

If you are a published poet, April is a good month to pursue active marketing tactics to take advantage. And if you’re not yet a published poet, our April giveaway is a good reason to “Like” Outskirts Press on Facebook!

Every Wednesday afternoon, a “Fan of the Week” is randomly selected from among all of our active Facebook friends at and publicly recognized on our wall and on a specific “Fan of the Week” page, accessible through our Apps menu at the top of the new Facebook Timeline format (more on that at a later date!).

Each Fan of the Week is randomly selected based upon participation on our page, (those who post comments, posts, or likes).   Since a computer is making the random selection, statistically speaking you have a greater chance becoming a Fan of the Week if you participate more frequently on the Outskirts Press Facebook page.

And throughout April, every Fan of the Week that is chosen on Wednesday will receive a FREE Poetry Publishing Kit, which is available only through Outskirts Press.  See all the details of this super convenient, super easy, super affordable way to create a custom interior for your poetry by clicking here.

And if you don’t win, or don’t plan on participating on Facebook in order to be in the running for “Fan of the Week” you can still get your hands on this incredible Poetry Publishing Kit by clicking the big green button.

This brand new, exclusive offering from Outskirts Press is now available for just $99.  Just imagine… 100 MB of instant publishing help for poets seeking a fast, easy way to publish beautiful volumes of black/white poetry.

It’s just one of the ways we’re celebrating National Poetry Month, readers of poetry, and poets worldwide. Keep on rhyming, er… writing.