Basic Black & White Publishing


 All Basic books include a full-color cover, standard interior black & white formatting, an ISBN number, standard press release (with distribution), a PDF download option from your author webpage, and unlimited wholesale printing, fulfillment, and distribution via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Bertram, and others. You have your choice of over 15 formats, 1 free round of galley revisions with 50 edits, and one-on-one support with your publishing consultant and author representative throughout the process. Plus Book Publishing Tip Sheets, the Book Marketing RoadMap, and the Marketing COACH. 

Included Free with the Basic

  • self publishing 16 Trim Sizes and Format Choices

    The Basic offers standard book sizes like 5.5 x 8.5, and 6x9 in both paperback and laminated casebound.

  • self publishing ISBN and Barcode

    A Bowker issued ISBN is a book industry requirement for distribution and retail sales. Every Basic package includes an ISBN and a barcode on the back cover of the book, with the option of adding your own Private Label ISBN if you prefer.

  • self publishing Standard Interior Book Formatting

    Another reason Outskirts Press is rated #1 is because our books look so professional, both on the outside and the inside. Every Basic package includes free standard interior book formatting by a real, live (and talented) human being.

  • self publishing Standard Press Release

    Every Ultimate package grants you access to your exclusive Publishing Center after publication, where your Author Toolkit gives you control over your author webpage, your sales sheet, and your free standard press release. You can easily edit the content of your webpage, sales sheet, and press release as you see fit, and as much as you want.

  • self publishing Amazon Kindle e-Book Edition

    Make your book available on Amazon's Kindle e-reader. More formats on Amazon means more exposure on Amazon, and the Kindle is heavily promoted by Amazon.

  • self publishing 6 Paperback Author's Copies

    Once your book is published, order your 6 free paperback author's copies, which includes free shipping within the continental United States. You can always order more at any time for your below-wholesale price in quantities as low as 5 at a time.

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Available Upgrades with the Basic

A Sampling of Books Published With This Package

Glass Half Full
by James N. Logue

Fruit of the Spirit
by Paula Flournoy

1 Week Till by
A.J. Rent

Murder and Sausage
by Bryan Lundberg

Compare & Save with Outskirts Press

We've analyzed the competition so you don't have to. The Basic is our second-best a la carte publishing package. Here are prices from four of our largest competitors for their second best a la carte packages. Why pay for options you may not need? Flexibility and customization: just two more reasons why Outskirts Press is rated #1.

A Word from a Basic Author

Outskirts Press, and my representative, Lisa, are the definition of professional. I am Keith Mosher, author of On a Sphere's Edge. This was my first novel, but there are more to come. The publishing story, along with the writing, was a long and twisted path. I initially self-published as an ebook, and then as an audio book, knowing all along I had to get the novel in print. I did a good deal of research and opted for Outskirts Press, and I'm glad I did. The process was clear, clean, and effortless. Lisa and the rest of the team at Outskirts were helpful and accommodating, even when I requested some out-of-sequence changes to the cover. Thank you Outskirts Press.

Keith Mosher

Package Details

All our covers are full-color, unless purposely requested/submitted by the author to be in black/white. All Basic interiors are black/white.

Paperback specifications: Paperback bindings are high-quality perfect bound. We create only industry-standard, high-quality books, so we do not offer comb or spiral bindings.

Hardback specifications: Casebound formats are full-color laminated casebound covers, such as the type you commonly see on textbooks, cookbooks, and children's books. Casebounds are now available with full-color glossy laminated covers or a full-color matte finish. Dust jacket formats are textured laminated hardbacks with gold printing on the spine.


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