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Children's Book Publishing

Get Your Book into the Hands of Young Readers Everywhere

Paperback, hardback, eBook & audiobook publishing with worldwide distribution.

Kids' books published for self publishing children's book authors by american children's book publisher, Outskirts Press.
Outskirts Press is the industry's best children's book publisher offering worldwide distribution for kids' books through Ingram, Bowker, Baker & Taylor and retail availability through Amazon.com (on the kindle ebook app too), barnesandnoble.com (on the nook ereader as well), Apple Books, Target, Walmart, Audible, Google Play and thousands of other online retailers via our print on demand fulfillment service which means your kids' book is never out of stock and you don't have to worry about storing inventory—each book is printed when it’s ordered and shipped directly to the retailer or reader.

Outskirts Press has been helping children's book authors self publish their kids' books for over 20 years.  As an award-winning children's book self publisher, Outskirts Press offers industry-leading service and we have the best 100% satisfaction guarantee in the children's book publishing industry.
As a full-service self-publisher, Outskirts Press has over 20 years of experience publishing all types of juvenile literature, from picture books and chapter books to young adult (YA) literature. And, we stand behind our book printing and design services with the best guarantee in the self-publishing industry. 

We take the mystery (and the work) out of self-publishing a children's book and allow you to maintain control over every aspect of your published book—from how it looks, to how much it costs.


Outskirts Press offers publishing packages for black & white children's books or full-color children's books.  We even have an all-inclusive publishing & marketing suite for authors who already have illustrations and an all-inclusive publishing & marketing suite for authors who need illustrations.

Children's books and young adult books come in every genre—both fiction and nonfiction—from picture books to middle-grade books to young adult books.  And, for authors looking to self-publish a kid's book or young adult book, Outskirts Press provides services which allow you to customize your book exactly how you want it.  Only what you want—just the way you want it.

Paperback and hardcover/hardback children's book sizes for kids' book self-publishing from Outskirts Press.

Our children’s packages feature popular portrait, square, and landscape children's book sizes, with glossy or matte covers in both paperback and hardback so you can find exactly the right format for your book.

Children's books in vivid full color can be between 17 and 1,000 pages in length, and books in black & white can be between 17 and 1,199 pages.

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Illustrations are often the difference between a good book and a GREAT one.

If you need illustrations for your book, we have award-winning illustrators working in 40 unique illustration styles to bring your characters to life.

Royalty-free custom illustrations for self-publishing children's book authors from Outskirts Press

Explore all 40 illustration styles or s
ee more examples of illustrations created for some of our authors' books in our full-color illustrations flipbook or black & white illustrations flipbook.

And, illustrations are not just for kids' picture books! Juvenile non-fiction and middle-grade chapter books have great opportunities for illustrations to enhance your story and make your content more engaging.


Expert interior layout and design is particularly essential for children’s books to create a dynamic and engaging experience for young readers.  Outskirts Press offers three levels of interior book design that can be specifically tailored to your children's book.

Illustrated children's book layout for a self-published black & white middle-grade chapter book.exampleIllustrated kids' book layout for a full-color self-published children's picture book.exampleIllustrated children's book layout for a self published full-color kid's picture book.


Because your children's book has unique production and marketing needs, Outskirts Press offers a variety of publishing enhancements and book marketing services tailored to juvenile books so you get exactly what you need, without paying for things you don't.

Make sure your children's book gets noticed with a professional custom cover design from Outskirts Press. Audiobook creation, publication and distribution for self publishing children's books authors from Outskirts Press. Every self-published book, even children's books, should be edited by a professional editor. Casebound hardback and dust-jacket hardcover formats for children's books from Outskirts Press.
Bologna Children's Book Fair representation for translation and other book rights opportunities for self-publishing kids' book authors from Outskirts Press. More formats means more readers.  Self publish a digital edition eBook of your children's book with Outskirts Press to reach readers on every platform. Capture young readers attention with a book video trailer for your kids' book marketing from Outskirts Press. Outskirts Press offers dozens of children's book publishing services for self publishing authors.

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Meet some of our award-winning children’s book authors...

Award-winning, self-published kids' books by indie authors published by Outskirts Press, the best children's book self-publishing company.

Outskirts Press reviews by published children's book author Tess Kossow.

Author of 2 children’s picture books illustrated & published by Outskirts Press.

Outskirts Press assisted me in turning my career dream into a reality.

I’m Very Ferris became a real, tangible book for children to fall in love with as a beautifully illustrated story that only Outskirts Press could produce. I highly recommend this company for all authors ready to make their mark on the world through a book.

Tess Kossow
Outskirts Press reviews by published children's book author Tanja Nayak.

Author of 2 children’s picture books illustrated & published by Outskirts Press.

I published two children's books with Outskirts Press and it was a great experience. I really love my books. If you want to become a published author I would not hesitate to contact them today. The illustrator was wonderful and the book designer took a great deal of care to provide the look I wanted!

Tanja Nayak