6 Publishing Tips to Increase Your Chances for Success
How to Make More Money Self-Publishing the Right Way.
1. Keep ALL Your Rights & More of the Profits
Make more money by maintaining all your rights!
The intellectual property and copyright of your book is very valuable. You should always retain all of your rights.
The very first sentence of our contract states: “Author retains 100% of the rights and copyright licenses to the submitted manuscript and all other material submitted to Outskirts Press, Inc.” You can read our non-exclusive publishing agreement here.
2. Set Your Own Pricing
Why Outskirts Press? Simple. We do not take your rights like other publishers. If you are considering another publisher, be sure that you retain all rights to your work and that their contract does not tie you down for ANY amount of time and doesn't penalize you for leaving early (most do). It's your book and your future.
Make more money by setting your own pricing!
Would you rather control your retail price or leave that in the hands of the publisher? How about the best of both worlds? Your publisher should recommend a price based upon market data for your genre, but leave the final decision up to you.
Why Outskirts Press? Only Outskirts Press lets you, the author, set your own retail price, profit, and trade discount.
You receive 100% author royalties (the difference between the wholesale price and the production price of the book). The higher you set your retail price, the higher your profit.
Our book pricing calculator instantly recommends pricing for your book based upon the trade discount you choose. If you don't like the recommended pricing, you can change the pricing to something you prefer. You are in control!
What about author discounts? Here's the best part. It doesn't matter if you buy 5 books at a time or 50. You will ALWAYS receive a deeply discounted, below wholesale price, for your own book. The whole point of on-demand is small quantities, right? Why be forced to buy in bulk just to get a good price?
3. Receive Professional Book Cover and Interior Layout & Design
Leave the time-consuming design work to the professionals!
Simply submit your manuscript and leave the formatting and typesetting to the professionals. Outskirts Press will format your book's interior according to industry-standard best practices for your book's genre for a truly quality presentation.
Many authors think on-demand publishing is just about printing. Not so! Outskirts Press performs all the full-service pre-publication tasks for you, like interior formatting and cover design—all under one roof.
Why Outskirts Press? We offer fully customizable covers that begin with a professionally designed foundation which you can customize with a wide range of colors and images to set just the right tone for your book. This guarantees that your cover will captivate your readers and coordinate with your book's interior layout and design—a professional component most other publishers do not provide.
The preparation of a book for publication is where the expense lies—skilled professionals demand top compensation for their professional services—and you truly get what you pay for. After the amount of time you spent writing your book, how important is your book’s appearance to you?
4. Full-Service Worldwide Distribution
Ingram and Baker & Taylor are the two largest book wholesalers in the United States. Your book will be distributed to both. Many publishers only submit your book to one or the other. Why get 50% of the wholesale distribution opportunities when you can get 100%?
Why Outskirts Press? Outskirts Press offers unlimited global wholesale distribution of your book through both Ingram and Baker & Taylor. We also have print facilities across the globe to reduce shipping costs and get your book into your reader's hands faster. Multiple print facilities also ensures that your book stays available should something unforeseen happen to one of the print facilities. With physical distribution to all the top retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Walmart, Target, Bowker, Follett and digital distribution to retailers like Audible, Apple Books, Google Play and Barnes & Noble your book will be able to reach readers on every platform.
Leave the book listings to us. When your book is published, you will see your book available for sale worldwide. We take care of all those details for you.
5. Included Marketing Support
Make more money by getting the marketing support you need after publication!
After your book is published you will automatically gain access to your Book Marketing COACH dashboard with hundreds of valuable book promotion tips and marketing advice. Every year your book remains in active distribution you'll also receive our Book Marketing Calendar to help you create your book marketing plan.
Why Outskirts Press? Only Outskirts Press offers such a large trove of book marketing resources and book marketing services. In fact, the day your book is published and you order your free Author's Copies, you will get access to our exclusive Book Launch Kit to help you get your book marketing off to the right start. It's just one more way Outskirts Press is there for you before, during, and after publication.
6. Flexible Print Runs from 1 to 1000s
Make more money by controlling your inventory!
Say good-bye to print runs in the thousands, or even hundreds. Stop trying to guess how many copies you have to print just to get published. With Outskirts Press, we handle unlimited retail and wholesale orders, as they occur, by producing a single copy of your book within 24 hours and handling all the fulfillment for you. You don't have to do anything (except market your book).
It doesn't matter if your book sells 100 copies or 100,000. You never have to pay additional out-of-pocket printing costs—unless you want to order your own books directly. And, even then, you only have to buy them in quantities of 5 or more. With Outskirts Press, you always pay below wholesale for your own book.
Why Outskirts Press? Your author discount is always below the wholesale discount offered to distributors and retailers to sell your book.
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