Down Payment on Book Publishing


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 and you will get all your publishing questions answered and receive personal help getting started on publishing your high-quality publication.

  • Your own Custom Publishing Quote

    Your consultant will create a custom publishing quote just for you. Your custom quote makes recommendations for your book based upon your goals to increase your chances for success. Your profile is yours to keep.

  • 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.

  • You receive the assignment of your entire production team

    Every production team includes your publishing consultant, your author representative, your book designers, your title production supervisors, and your production manager. Depending upon what optional services you order your team may also include editors, illustrators, indexers, marketing assistants, etc.

  • Your Publishing Kit from Outskirts Press

    You will receive instant and continued access to two free e-books, including our publishing guide, Publish Your Passion, and a bonus e-book, Self-Publishing Questions Asked & Answered, written by Outskirts Press president Brent Sampson. Plus author success tip sheets on topics ranging from proper book pricing to proper 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 package and options 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 production details for you, and work with you to resolve technicalities. Pictured: Lisa J.

Project Manager

Title production supervisors, managers, department heads - these 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

See what our authors are saying about their self-publishing experience