FREE! Custom Cover PLUS Cover Text Refinement when you publish today!

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Offer expires May 15th

Promo Code: Custom+Scribe

Human beings are visual creatures—so make sure your book has all the ingredients to turn casual shoppers into buyers. Purchase the Ultimate Black & White or Full-Color publishing package and we'll give you a Professionally Designed Custom Cover (a $399 value) AND Cover Text Refinement ($149 value) absolutely FREE! The best covers instantly pique interest with captivating images and riveting copy that communicate the character of your book. No matter who your audience is, readers should get excited the moment they see it on a shelf on online.

To get Free Custom Cover Design PLUS Cover Text Refinement that will help you sell, purchase the Ultimate Black & White or Full-Color publishing package today and enter promo code Custom+Scribe at checkout. Your free custom cover and cover text refinement services will be added to your account in 48 hours.

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Personal Marketing Assistance - 10% Off!

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Offer Expires May 15th

Promo Code: PMA-10pct

In today's market, it can be tough to know where to focus your efforts in order to effectively market your book. Don't worry. We're here to help!

This month, Outskirts Press is offering 10% off our Personal Marketing Assistant option. You'll save $5 per hour with your own personal marketing assistant—a total savings of $25 off the regular $249 price. This option includes five hours of one-on-one assistance with a marketing professional so you can …

  • develop a marketing plan
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  • develop your social media platform
  • and much more!

Log in to your Publishing Center and select Personal Marketing Assistant from the Marketing Solutions menu. Enter promo code PMA-10pct at check out to receive 10% off.

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Quality Matters in Self-Publishing—and Outskirts Press Delivers

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Readers are a discerning bunch. They take cues on mood, tone and content just from a book cover; gauge the book's appropriateness by the cover text; and they can measure the value of the contents in the sample pages. Not only do they complete this assessment fairly accurately, but they do it in a matter of seconds!

When you have seconds to impress, quality matters. It matters in all things related to your book—not just your meticulously chosen words. As the saying goes, "You're only as strong as your weakest link." If the quality of your book cover, formatting, cover scribing, editing, book selling pages and marketing materials are less than stellar, your whole presence as an author falls short.

Your reputation as a polished, professional author will be carefully crafted by Outskirts Press. We are in the business of delivering to authors high-quality published books that are indistinguishable from anything produced by a traditional publishing house. We provide self-publishing authors a variety of professional services they need to create a professional book:

  • custom cover art
  • interior formatting design
  • editing and ghostwriting options
  • book marketing services and materials
  • comprehensive publishing packages with everything you need to get published at a discounted bundle price.

Book buyers will skip over an amateurish cover in a nanosecond and just as quickly zero in on one with professionally designed art and composition. Typos and formatting irregularities will leap from the page, and poor color rendering, binding and cover material will sour them on what could have been a supremely enjoyable reading experience. Don't let this happen to you.

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Get FREE SHIPPING on Author Copies – and Never Lose a Sale!

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Half the battle of being a successful self-published author is just being ready when opportunities arise. So, have copies of your book nearby at all times – and seize your moments to sell! Just so you are ready for these important opportunities, Outskirts Press is offering FREE SHIPPING on orders of 50 or more copies of your book within the continental United States through May.

Keeping copies with you means you will always be ready for:

  • * spontaneous sales
  • * last-minute book-signings
  • * radio, TV and newspaper publicity
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  • * review submissions
  • * book giveaways
  • * gift-giving


This month is the best time to take advantage of high-volume discounts of up to 50% when ordering in bulk, because shipping within the continental U.S. is FREE with orders of 50 or more.

Here's how to get free shipping:
1. Select "order books" in your Publishing Center and place an order for 50 or more copies of your book(s).
2. Select normal ground shipping with a delivery address within the continental U.S. and proceed with checkout. (No promotion code necessary.)

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Full-Color Landscape Publishing is Here!

You asked for it, and we've answered!

Outskirts Press now offers premium full-color books in landscape formats. These gorgeous 11x8.5 paperback or casebound hardbacks are available with either glossy or matte cover finishes and are perfect for children's book, juvenile books, cookbooks, coffee table books, and more.

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Your complimentary Publishing Kit contains:

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  • 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?
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  • Publishing white paper: Diving into Self-Publishing
  • About Outskirts Press: Publishing brochure
  • One stop shop: Custom illustration samples in color and black & white

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