New Outskirts Press White Paper to Aid Authors in their Choice to Publish Independently

Diving into Self-Publishing?While self-publishing has gained popularity in recent years, it remains a mysterious process to many authors. Outskirts Press, the fastest-growing self-publishing service provider, has released a free, downloadable white paper designed to help new and traditionally published authors decide whether self-publishing is right for them.

Getting a book to publication is a complex process, one that has driven many talented authors to solicit traditional publishing houses to publish their works, or has kept already published authors from considering independent publishing. Often, it’s fear of the unknown and a desire for author support that keeps traditional publishers in business. But there are distinct advantages to self-publishing that new authors – or authors who are currently traditionally published – should consider: With self-publishing, authors enjoy much higher royalties, greater creative control and as much or as little support as they feel they need during the publication process.

Outskirts Press has released its free, downloadable white paper, “Diving into Self-Publishing?,” to help these authors navigate their decision to self-publish. The informational document addresses a number of important questions authors should ask themselves about the self-publishing process, including:

• Why choose self-publishing?
• How much does self-publishing cost?
• What is an ISBN?
• What do I need to know about copy editing?
• What do I need to know about formatting?
• And many more …

The white paper not only explains authors’ most common questions, but dispels commonly held myths about the quality of self-published books and upfront costs (Hint: Thanks to print-on-demand, publishing costs are much lower than many think!),

Take advantage of priceless expert self-publishing advice at no charge. Download a FREE copy of Outskirts Press’ “Diving into Self-publishing.”

 Do you have a book or two waiting for the world to read? Let Outskirts Press get you started on your own publishing dreams!

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Outskirts Press Announces New Google Books Preview Option

Self-publishing authors can now get a tantalizing sample of their book in front of millions of readers quickly and easily with the new Google Books Preview Option, available through Outskirts Press.

There are several benefits to the Google Books Preview Program that all contribute to a vastly to greater sales opportunity:

Your book instantly becomes more visible. Google Books’ Preview Program lets readers all over the world discover your book and view a preview.
Your book becomes more discoverable. Google scans and indexes the text of your entire book for its search engine. That means there are more words and phrases tied to your book that could lead curious readers straight to you.
Readers get a sneak peek. When prospective book buyers find your book on Google Books, they’re automatically given access to a limited preview of your book to further entice them to buy.
Links make buying easy. A series of links within your Google Books listing lead readers straight to your book with major online book retailers.

The Google Books Preview option from Outskirts Press is an inexpensive and extremely effective way to get your book before a sizable audience of avid readers.

Get selling now! If you are an Outskirts Press published author, just follow the “Click to Order” link below and add the product to your cart to complete your purchase. We’ll handle all of the submission details for you!

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Award-winning authors publish award-winning books with Outskirts Press!

Once again, Outskirts Press was the “winningest” publisher at the 17th annual EVVY Awards banquet held by the Colorado Independent Publishers Association. All in all, Outskirts Press authors won 9 awards, listed below:

  • The Beads of Lapis Lazuli by Doris Kenney Marcotte – 1st Place, Fiction
  • The Key to Job Success in any Career by Frank B. Leibold, Ph.D. – 1st Place, Self-Help
  • The Rise and Fall of Captain Methane by Dorcey Alan Wingo – 2nd Place, Autobiography
  • I Am Equus by Duaa Anwar – 3rd Place, Tech Award, Cover Design
  • Art, Experience and Faith by William Squires – Merit, Spirituality
  • One Wacky Wasp by Brent Sampson – Merit, Children’s
  • Psych Consults by Robert J. Mignone, M.D., F.A.P.A. – Merit, Self-Help
  • Queen Vernita Meets Sir Heathy Bean by Dawn Menge and Heath Rhoades – Merit, Children’s
  • Whispers of Joy by Joy Andreasen – Merit, Spirituality


From these EVVY winners we have identified the three finalists for the Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award for 2010, and its $1,500 Grand Prize.

In order to demonstrate the merit of our finalists, all finalists must win an EVVY award (1st, 2nd, 3rd, or merit). The Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award will recognize the best book Outskirts Press published in 2010, as determined by… You!

That’s right, everyone will have a chance to vote on the winning book from among the three finalists when the polls open on April 15th on our blog.

But in the meantime, here are the three finalists for the 2010 Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award. Congratulations!

The Key To Job Success In Any Career, by Frank B. Leibold, Ph.D.

After a distinguished 30 year business career with three multinational corporations and nine jobs-culminating in the position of Group President, Frank B. Leibold re-tooled himself by returning to school and obtaining his Ph.D. In The Key to Job Success in Any Career, Leibold develops six scientifically validated Lifelong Transferable Competencies (LTCs) that are required for success in any job or career.

Psych Consults, by Robert J. Mignone, M.D., F.A.P.A.

For decades, Robert J. Mignone, M.D., F.A.P.A., has helped people bounce back from all kinds of crises. A top-ranked psychiatrist in southwest Florida, Dr. Mignone has been called a gifted and inspirational
speaker—in person and on TV. Dr. Mignone’s Psych Consults is a must-read for anyone who wants to learn more about mental health. This scholarly yet accessible book is designed for any adult seeking to recognize and treat everything from depression to specific issues faced by children and seniors.

The Beads of Lapis Lazuli, by Doris Kenney Marcotte

Doris Kenney Marcotte has turned decades of studying Minoan civilization
into two novels. She has researched at the Athens National Museum, the
Heraklion Archeological Museum on Crete, and the British Museum in London,
among others. The Beads of Lapis Lazuli is part mystery and part psychological drama as it mixes history, obsession, and the paranormal for an exhilarating read. Bridging time and space, the story is about seeking truth, taking control of our lives and discovering the unknown strength within each of us.

Enjoy Doris Kenney Marcotte’s reaction to the news when we shared this announcement with her:

“What wonderful news!  It’s difficult to tell you how honored I feel to learn that the book has been selected as a finalist for Best Book of the Year. From the beginning, my goal was to see my work in print and to entertain, and now to have the book receive special recognition a second time is amazing.  Thank you. One of the unexpected pleasures receiving the EVVY Award and now being chosen as a Best Book finalist is how much fun my family and friends are having celebrating.  I hope you and the Production Staff are celebrating too because without all of you it would never have happened.   I will be organizing my “troops” to wage a voting campaign and I welcome all the marketing suggestions you’ve been sending.” Doris Kenney Marcotte

Speaking of Awards…

Speaking of awards, if you are an Outskirts Press author who published a book in 2010, it is time to submit your book to the Writer’s Digest International Self-Published Book Awards.  The deadline is here, and you only get one chance to enter this prestigious contest with a 2010 copyright.

We take care of all the details, all the paperwork, and all the copies
for the judges. All you need to do is sit back and think about how you’ll
spend the $3,000 Grand Prize. Your book must have a copyright date of 2010 or 2011 to submit. Published Outskirts authors, click here to submit your book now.

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“Outskirts Press did an outstanding job on my book. The book was published in a two month time frame. The colors in the book really stand out with my readers. When people see the book they say to me that the publisher did a great job on my book. People love the cover design and how the color fades from the cross to the top of the book. I have four other people now looking to publish books and we recommended Outskirts Press.

I have been getting testimonies from the book contents since we gave out the first copies. We have people wanting to help promote the book. I wrote the book and every time I pick it up and read it God gives me more revelation from the book. It’s like I am reading my own book for the first time. The book was published on 2/28/2011 and is already making a big impact in people’s lives. People are telling me how simple the book is to read and how they are able to understand the contents of the book.

People are really impressed with the format of the book overall. The book teaches people a simple step-by-step process on how to receive healing and deliverance from God according to His word.

I just want to say thank you to Outskirts Press and also to let you know that the first person that read the book and applied the principles in the book is already healed. God healed them as a result of reading the book and then applying what they learned from the book. Outskirts Press, if you didn’t publish my book this testimony would not be possible and there are many, many more testimonies to come as a result of this book publishing with you. Thank you again. ” – William A. Anderson, author of How to Develop and Apply Your Confidence and Faith for Healing

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Free ShippingAre you looking for the perfect holiday gift for your child or grandchild? Something they’ll remember forever? 

Or are you looking for a fast, convenient way to “test the waters” with Outskirts Press?

Imagine doing both! You can become a published children’s book author in under 30 days with a pre-written, pre-illustrated story. Best of all, the story is personalized to feature the names of children you know.

You can buy a single copy as a gift for a loved one (perfect for the upcoming holiday season).

Or you can upgrade your book with the popular “Publish it” option whereby your personal book will be available online from Amazon and Barnes & Noble for other family members to purchase (and you even earn the royalties!)

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Makes a wonderful, unique gift and is a great, affordable way to experience the value and convenience of Outskirts Press–if you haven’t already done so…

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Look over to the right under the “Top 5 Amazon Bestsellers” column. The top 4 books on that list are Kindle Editions.

How’s that for proof?

Even if you published another book elsewhere, Outskirts Press can still help you add a Kindle Edition. Visit our services store to browse everything we offer, or you can add a Kindle edition conveneintly by clicking here.

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“When I was searching for a self-publishing company, I looked at a lot of options. Then I looked at company histories. I was impressed with what the OP CEO said about Outskirts exceeding an author’s expectations. That comment and the price structure you offer led me to go OP. I am very happy I did because that is exactly what happened. 

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