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Down Payment on Book Publishing

Self-publishing authors can start their publishing journey with a manuscript evaluation & custom publishing quote before committing to a publishing package--this fee is automatically applied toward their services once they begin the publishing process.


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Start your publishing journey today with a small down payment.

You do not have to pay this fee to get started—you can simply call us right now at 888.672.6657, or schedule a no obligation consultation to get started for free.

This small down-payment is if you want to receive your manuscript evaluation before you select and pay for your full publishing package; or, if you wish to start a payment plan.

Either way, your deposit is automatically applied toward your book publishing services when you select and purchase your publishing services. 

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What's included with your down payment?

  • A 1-on-1 consultation with your Publishing Consultant

    You will receive professional guidance on the best publishing package for your book, you'll get all your publishing questions answered and receive personal help getting started on publishing your high-quality book.

  • Your own Custom Publishing Quote

    Your consultant will create a custom publishing quote just for you. Your custom quote makes recommendations, based on your goals, to increase your book's chances for success. 

  • A publisher's evaluation of your finished manuscript

    We will identify strengths in your manuscript and point out opportunities to improve it. Select manuscripts will also receive a free edit of the first 1,000 words. Even if your manuscript isn't done yet, we can help motivate you.

  • Your publishing team is assembled

    Every publising team includes your Publishing Consultant, Author Representative, book and cover designer, Title Production Supervisor, and your Production Manager. Depending on what optional services you select, your team may also include editors, illustrators, indexers, marketing assistants, etc.

  • Your Free Publishing Kit

    You will receive instant and continued access to two free eBooks, including our publishing guide, Publish Your Passion, and a bonus eBook, Self-Publishing Questions Asked & Answered. Plus author success tip sheets on topics ranging from proper book pricing to format selection.

A team of publishing professionals to help you every step of the way

Publishing Consultants

Your first point of contact, these industry experts help you select the publishing services best suited to your goals and budget. Pictured: Tina R.

Book Artisans

Editors, cover designers, book formatters, illustrators—with hundreds of talented individuals, you always receive the exact help you need. Pictured: Victor G.

Author Representatives

Always in your corner, these publishing advocates take care of all the book preparation details for you, and are there for you every step of the way. Pictured: Lisa J.

Project Managers

Title Production Supervisors, Production Managers, and department heads are the people making sure our quality and service are top-notch. Pictured: CheriR.

Some words from Outskirts Press authors

My experience publishing my first book, In Search of Mr Wonderful, The Journey From Myth To Madness, with Outskirts Press was, and still is, phenomenal! I have never been treated in such a professional, supportive and relaxing manner. My dream of becoming a published author came true this August and I have not stopped receiving compliments on the book and its custom cover design yet. Saying thank you doesn't seem strong enough to say and show how you have made me feel but it is all I have. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Monica Bouvier

Wow! My books look amazing. Outskirts Press made my lifelong dream come true. From the very beginning, I felt like I was the important one in the process.

Debra P. Whitehead

From start to finish, my experience with Outskirts Press has been remarkable! I am really happy with the finished product, and all the helpful hints have been most useful. I am reading the daily emails containing lots of useful information on marketing. My book has only been out for a short time, but so far the public reaction as been nothing but positive. Thanks, Outskirts, for an incredible job!

Joy Andreasen

More options means more flexibility

Outskirts Press is the #1-rated self-publishing company because we offer high-quality, customized self-publishing services with a la carte pricing flexibility.

This means we offer the most services in the industry and you only pay for what you need, not what you don't.

See what Outskirts Press authors are saying about their self-publishing experience