Basic Black & White Publishing Package
The Basic Black & White Publishing Package from Outskirts Press offers above-average profit margins and the basic services you'll need to get your book published. Combined with our one-on-one support throughout your publishing process the Basic package is a good overall value.
All Basic books include a full-color cover and industry-standard black & white interior formatting. You'll have your choice of 16 formats with glossy covers and white or creme (recycled) paper options—casebound hardbacks are an available upgrade option for Basic authors.
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Included Free with the Basic
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Espresso Book Machine
The revolutionary Espresso Book Machine allows your book to be ordered, printed and sold right in front of your customer. Your book will be available at every current and future Espresso Book Machine location.
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Available Upgrades with the Basic
If the Ultimate is out of your budget, the Basic package is a great choice because it includes so much: better-than-industry-average royalties and more available options than anywhere else. Dollar for dollar, this is the best value in self-publishing anywhere (well, except for our Ultimate package).
A Sampling of Books Published With This Package
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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
Keith MosherOutskirts 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.
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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 laminated hardbacks with printing on the spine.