Save $500 at the New & Improved Outskirts Press!

Everyone likes a good make-over story. We’re all addicted to home improvement shows and look forward to seeing a newly designed home after the construction dust settles. We can’t wait to see a woman walk through a curtain, her hair freshly styled and wearing a dress she never thought she could. Even kids love seeing an old car on the road with a fresh paint job and new interior.

Outskirts Press has decided to join the makeover movement.

Now, if you haven’t yet published with Outskirts Press, you will see a fresh new look when you click on

  • A user-friendly site that is easily viewed on tablets and mobile devices
  • New & improved one-click publishing suites that include everything you need
  • New & improved customizable packages that let you to make your book your way

We realized that if we were going to upgrade our look, we needed to upgrade your publishing process as well. While many people get excited about publishing a book, it can be daunting to wear all the hats of a writer, editor, graphic artist, book formatter, distributor, marketing expert, and royalty accountant all at the same time.

Now our One-Click publishing take care of everything for you. These all-inclusive packages include:

  • Original Custom Cover Design (with 2 unique concepts to choose from)
  • Enhanced Interior Book Formatting
  • Professional Cover Text Refinement for your back cover
  • Professional Copyediting
  • Expedited Service
  • Amazon Kindle E-Book Edition
  • Free Author’s Copies
  • Exclusive Marketing Guides designed to kick start your book promotion
  • A Personal Marketing Assistant

…as well as many other features.

You’ll always have a personal publishing professional to help you every step of the way.

We are so excited about the New & Improved Outskirts Press that this week we are inviting all non-fiction writers to experience our brand new One-Click Non-Fiction publishing package for an introductory offer of $500 off the normal price.

This means that while other writers are spinning their wheels trying to do everything by themselves, all you need to do is enter code Save500Aug16 at checkout and have an entire team behind you, working toward the success of your book…while you relax and enjoy your discount.

So what are you waiting for? Millions of people are looking for your book right now.

Triple the Number of Free Copies with Outskirts Press!

Authors have 2 days left to receive triple the number of free author copies when they get started with the Diamond or Pearl self-publishing packages.


To receive the promotion, simply enter the promotion code TripleBooks when checking out of your shopping cart while purchasing the Diamond or Pearl publishing package. Click below for more information.


Outskirts Press Is Getting an Upgrade!

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The relaunch of the NEW Outskirts Press website is scheduled for August 1. With the relaunch comes all new publishing packages, branding, and messaging.  Our new suite of publishing service icons will prominently feature a new “O” when the new publishing packages are introduced on the new website.  This “O” will also play a small role in the graphic design of some of our advertising efforts, both online and offline, as we roll out new advertising and marketing campaigns.  Some other upgrades include:

  • Using one consistent trade-marked logo everywhere — the “stacked” version
  • Featuring a rotating header image that features our monthly publishing, marketing, and writing promotions
  • Offering a menu at the top that links to our shopping cart, our contact us page, our author login page, and our bookstore


We will continue to help authors develop and publish high-quality books by offering exceptional design, printing, publishing, distribution, and book marketing services. Stay tuned for updates before we go live on August 1, 2016.

You can keep apprised of these exciting changes as they occur by following us on one of our social media channels:

Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Daru “D.J.” Mincy

The life of a self-publishing author often requires flexibility, multiple talents and the willingness to explore new territory, creatively. It’s what keeps a writer’s mind supple and endlessly productive. In no other author is that principle better demonstrated than Daru “D.J.” Mincy, this week’s spotlighted self-publishing author.

Each week, we celebrate one of our successful authors in our Self-Publishing Author Spotlight. This week Outskirts Press proudly features Daru “D.J.” Mincy, author of several books, ranging from juvenile fiction to poetry to action/adventure, through Outskirts Press. Learn more about “D.J.” Mincy and his exciting works in this week’s Self-Publishing Author Spotlight.

D.J. Mincy has been writing for more than 20 years. He lives in Maryland with his wife and daughter. His daughter Ava inspired him to turn his years of writing experience to children’s books.

The Dark OnesThe Dark Ones
The Dark Ones is a poetic journey into the darkness of us all. This book will take you into the hearts of the characters and the paths they chose.

“Captivating, exciting, and emotional! The Dark Ones will grab you and give you a first person perspective of darker experiences.”
– Kim
“Fantastic imagery through out the Hiker’s poem. Every word draws you in deeper. Thrilling and thought provoking!”
– Joe
“The short story, The Hikers, would be a great movie!”
– Ronald
Product details…

Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream, 100 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Aug 02, 2005)
ISBN10: 1598000632
ISBN13: 9781598000634
Genre: POETRY / General

Anarchy RxAnarchy Rx
Morgan Beckett on her drive to work witness a man randomly kill several people on a major highway. Morgan escapes the mayhem of that day but is about to discover that mankind’s days are numbered. Morgan along with her brother and an unlikely group of new friends are faced with the destruction of humanity. They are on a quest to find the Tablets of Lucifer and battle the forces of evil, human or otherwise and save humanity’s soul. They will find strength in each other and from the most unlikely of sources in the darkest days of mankind.
Product details…

Format: 5 x 8 paperback cream, 480 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Feb 28, 2008)
ISBN10: 1432718673
ISBN13: 9781432718671
Genre: FICTION / General

Adventures of Apple & BananaAdventures of Apple & Banana: Aisle of the Cookies
Towards the back of the store, a dim yellowish light could be seen. There were still some aisles left in the grocery store. At the back of the store, the silence was broken by a loud crash and laughter as the magical light swept through the last parts of the Safe and Fresh Grocery. The sound of the crash and laughter was coming from where the fruit, produce, and bakery section used to be. Near the fruit and produce in the bakery section were several overturned trays of pies and doughnuts. “Shh! You will wake up the bread,” a voice said in a hushed tone.The laughter stopped. “Yeah whatever, let’s wake up the bread! Yippee!” said a banana swinging on a makeshift rope and crashing into another tray of doughnuts and pies.
Product details…

Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream, 107 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jan 31, 2010)
ISBN10: 1432752049
ISBN13: 9781432752040
Genre: FICTION / Action & Adventure

Diego MontoyaDiego Montoya
At nightfall his redemption from darkness begins.

Born a slave Diego Montoya and his alter ego have roamed the earth for over two hundred years. He received his emancipation from slavery in the form of immortality. He hunts the scourges of humanity hoping to make amends for the many innocent lives he had taken. Diego is now ready to reveal his true self to the woman he loves but by doing so he will be breaking a rule from his kind and inviting the wrath of his maker.
Product details…

Format: 5 x 8 paperback cream, 298 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Aug 16, 2010)
ISBN10: 1432761218
ISBN13: 9781432761219
Genre: FICTION / Action & Adventure

Adventures of Apple and Banana: The Mysterious Ebenezer GrapefruitAdventures of Apple and Banana: The Mysterious Ebenezer Grapefruit
Four friends travel to a mysterious house. In this second adventure Apple and Banana along with their friends Peach and Orange go to the mysterious Ebenezer Grapefruit’s house. Once inside the mysterious house Ebenezer tells them of an incredible adventure that he and his friends went on over fifty years ago! Ebenezer’s adventure went terribly wrong and some of his friends disappeared on that fateful day. Ebenezer needs the four brave adventurers to help him locate his missing friends. Will the four friends accept Ebenezer’s request?
Product details…

Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream, 123 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Mar 11, 2011)
ISBN10: 143276733X
ISBN13: 9781432767334
Genre: FICTION / Action & Adventure

Mystery of the Plum StatueMystery of the Plum Statue
Safe and Fresh, a small and strange village has a new resident: a young apple, named Edward Edison. Edward had been going to Safe and Fresh Elementary for two weeks. As he walked towards school his feet shuffled. His oversized backpack slowed him down, along with the dread of another day at school. Every day at school Edward was bullied. He wondered if he would ever fit in. One day a statue of a plum girl was stolen from school and Edward vowed to find it even though he did not realize the importance of the statue or how important he would become in the battle against a rising evil. Would Edwards’ quest to find the missing statue turn him from a school joke to a hero?
Product details…

Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream, 97 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Feb 25, 2014)
ISBN10: 1478727179
ISBN13: 9781478727170
Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General

Do you have a book of your own in the works? Let Outskirts Press get you started on your own publishing dreams!

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BEA Deadline for Self-Publishing Authors is This Friday!

Have you registered your book to be displayed at the famous Book Expo America (BEA) tradeshow yet? If not, the deadline for Outskirts Press authors is this Friday, March 27, 2015.

The Book Expo of America (also known as the BEA) is America’s largest annual writing/publishing tradeshow and event, occurring the last week of May in New York City. Every year the BEA welcomes more than 100,000 international attendees, authors, publishers, agents and buyers. While the attendance is international, the focus is distinctly American, with American books, publishers and authors receiving the main interest.

By arranging exhibition through Outskirts Press, your book will receive valuable, face-out exposure on an exclusive shelf with 4 other titles. A representative will be on-hand to personally answer questions about your book. This way, interested parties can make further contact, during or after the fair.

All inquiries Outskirts Press receives about your book will be forwarded directly to you for personal follow-up in a Post-Show wrap-up.

Click here for details or to reserve your spot now before this Friday!

Outskirts Press Authors Are Finalists for the 2014 ForeWord’s INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards

We’ve featured many of our award-winning authors and books on our blog recently. Today, we’re proud to announce that four Outskirts Press authors have made it into the finals of ForeWord’s Book of the Year Awards.

ForeWord’s Book of the Year Awards program was created to spotlight distinctive books from independent publishers. The judges—working librarians and booksellers—review the entries based upon on their experiences with patrons and customers. The annual ForeWord IndieFab Awards has for the past 17 years recognized the best in independent/self-published books. Winners are awarded cash prizes, along with priceless industry recognition that helps indie authors continue to make connections with readers and publishing insiders. More than 1,300 entries in 63 categories are being considered for the awards, which represent the best in small publishing offerings. Foreword Reviews will announce and celebrate the winners on Friday, June 26.

Congratulations to the following Outskirts Press authors for your consideration for the 2014 awards! As finalists, you’re already winners:


Santa Rita Stories

Picture Books, Early Reader

Dreams to Dance in Moonlight

Science Fiction

Future Prometheus II


The winners will be determined by a panel of librarians and booksellers selected from our readership. Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners, as well as Editor’s Choice Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction will be announced at a special program at the ALA Annual Conference this June.

Are you ready to publish your award-winning book?

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The Deadline for the 2015 Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards is This Friday!

Don’t be left out! The deadline for the 2015 Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards is this Friday, March 20, 2015.

If your book has a copyright of 2014 or 2015, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity you don’t want to miss! Now that so many books are published each year, customers look for “award-winning” books to spend their hard-earned dollars on. The only way to have an award-winning book is to enter contests, and this is one of the most prestigious.

What do you get when you win? In addition to the ability to promote your work as an “award-winning” book, there are various awards provided by Writer’s Digest, including their grand prize: $8,000 in cash and a trip to New York City!


ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be awarded $8,000 cash and promotion in Writer’s Digest The editors of Writer’s Digest will endorse and submit 10 copies of the Grand Prize-Winning book to major review houses such as The New York Times and The Washington Post. In addition, Book Marketing Works, LLC will provide a one-year membership in Publishers Marketing Association, guaranteed acceptance in a special-sales catalog providing national representation through 60,000 salespeople selling to non-bookstore markets, and much more!

9 FIRST-PLACE WINNERS will receive $1000 cash and promotion in Writer’s Digest. In addition, Book Marketing Works, LLC will provide a guaranteed review in Midwest Book Review, a one-year membership to Book Central Station, the eBook Beyond the Bookstore, a Publishers Weekly book by Brian Jud, and a $100 discount on a new website by NewMedia Website Design.

HONORABLE MENTION WINNERS will receive promotion at and $50 worth of Writer’s Digest Books.

We can handle all of the submission details for you, including: printing copies of your book for the judges, mailing your book to the judges, paying your award submission fee, and completing the entry forms for you. This all comes with our Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards Submission option.