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, 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.
Some words from Outskirts Press authors
Monica BouvierMy 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!
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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.
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See what Outskirts Press authors are saying about their self-publishing experience
My representative Jamie was always extremely professional and helpful during the entire process of my book publication. She always responded very quickly to requests and was always helpful throughout the entire process. She is a great role model and a great asset to the Outskirts Press family. I will highly recommend Outskirts Press to my friends and associates and also look forward to doing more business in the future. I am extremely pleased with my book publication and consider this a major milestone in my life . Thank you all very much...
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author of Avoiding Self Imposed Adversities
From the beginning, and throughout the process of publishing my first book, I felt that I was in the hands of a pro. Dana always took the time to answer my questions in detail and swiftly, and if she didn't have 100% confidence, she researched the question and got back to me. I was very pleased with her and I am also thankful that I was paired with her as an Author Rep.
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author of There's No Such Thing as Magic Blood
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A great experience with Outskirts Press. I learned a lot in this process. I will do it all over again. Thank you so much.
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author of Children: My Heritage - A Testimony
The one-on-one with Lisa was great. Especially the phone call picking out styles, font, cover template etc. She even got a vote on the color. I so wanted to have my daughter's painting as the art work on the cover and she gave me a way to do that. Her guidance helped turn my dream into a reality and sometimes it is still hard to believe until I look at my book. Thank you.
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author of The Art of Being a School Counselor
What a blockbuster learning experience I had being a part of self publishing with Outskirts Press! I felt empowered to the next challenge by both Allison and Dana. Their professional guidance and clear instructions when I needed help was crucial to feeling I could tackle the next step. I look forward to the experience with the marketing team. Thanks, Outskirts Press.
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The Outskirts Press team was helpful, attentive, prompt and detail oriented during the publishing process. It really felt like a team effort, and everyone worked hard to create an awesome final product that was my fully published book!
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author of Soft And Gentle 8
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