Basic Black & White Publishing Package

The Basic Publishing Package for authors self-publishing a black & white book. As an industry-leading self-publisher, Outskirts Press can help you self-publish your book today.

$1,999

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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Basic Publishing Package Included Features & Optional Upgrades

Our exclusive Basic Publishing Package offers the basics you need to self-publish a high-quality, black & white book with above-average profit margins and dozens of available options. Publishing with the Basic package gives you exactly what you need (without paying for things you don't) and allows you add any a-la-carte services you may want.

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Interior Printing Color
Black & White
Black & White
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Free Author Copies
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10
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Formats Available
(format-size/binding/paper color/cover finish)
16
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One-on-One Author Support
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Non-Exclusive Publishing Contract
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Keep 100% of Your Rights
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Manuscript Evaluation
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Royalty Profit Margins
Industry leading
Industry Leading
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Retail/Bookstore Returns Program (12-months)
paperback edition only

($449 value)
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ISBN & Scannable Barcode
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Unlimited Worldwide Distribution
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Bowker Books-in-Print Listing
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Espresso Book Distribution
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Customizable Cover Designs
with Personalized Back Cover
Customizable
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Customizable
(25 options)
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Professionally Designed or Illustrated Custom Cover
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Cover Image Library

($99 value)
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Cover Image Submissions (up to 4)
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Author Photo (on back cover)
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Industry-Standard Book Layout & Design
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Enhanced or Custom Interior Book Layout & Design
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Editing
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Interior Images (author submitted)

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Interior Stock Images (10 pack)
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Interior & Cover Proof Revisions (1 set)
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Digital Author Galley Proof
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Copyright Registration
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Expedited Service
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Hardback Edition (extra fees apply)

Casebound Only

Casebound or Dust-jacket
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Digital Download Edition
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Amazon Kindle Edition
with Distribution

($349 value)
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Barnes & Noble NOOK Edition w/Read Instantly
with Distribution

($349 value)
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Apple Books Edition
with iTunes and Apple Book Distribution

($399 value)
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Google Play Edition
with Distribution

($349 value)
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Audiobook Edition
with Amazon & Audible Distribution
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Book Marketing Consultation
with Marketing Plan Development

($199 value)
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Audio Excerpt Recording

($149 value)
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Book Order Volume Discounts
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Book Marketing COACH
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Book Launch Kit
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Social Media Set-up Guide
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12-Month Book Marketing Calendar
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Book Marketing RoadMap
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Book Marketing Sales Sheet
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Press Release (standard)
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Customizable Book Webpage
(mobile-friendly with social media integration)
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Outskirts Press can help you self-publish your book in paperback, hardback, eBook and/or audiobook format allowing you to reach readers on every platform—because we know that more formats mean more readers which translates to more sales.


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Published books for Basic authors will have glossy covers and white or creme paper. You’ll be able to choose from the most common book sizes for your paperback edition and upgrade to a casebound hardback, 3 of the most popular eBook editions and/or our exciting audiobook edition.

With 16 formats available, we’re sure you will find the right fit for your book. See details on all available binding, paper and cover finish options.


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I chose Outskirts for my 1st book, My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am because I loved how they package everything at a set price and makes it easy for their first time authors.

When publishing my 2nd book, My Dog is My Relationship Coach, there wasn't a question that I would use them again. The communication and expertise from editors, designers, and marketing is priceless! There is a continued relationship with Outskirts after publishing as well to share awards and achievements the books received. I will continue to use Outskirts for the streamlined process and value of the price of publishing.

Maureen Scanlon, author of My Dog is More Enlightened Than I am and My Dog is My Relationship Coach

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Our simple self-publishing process has turned thousands of writers, just like you, into published authors.

And, our print-on-demand distribution service means your book is never out of stock and you don‘t have to worry about storing inventory—each book is printed when it’s ordered and shipped directly to the retailer or buyer. Better for you, better for your book, better for the planet—everyone wins!

You pay only for copies you order yourself at your below-wholesale price and you never have to order books to keep your book in distribution.

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PRINT-ON-DEMAND BOOK PUBLISHING WITH OUTKSKIRTS PRESS: Once Outskirts Press publishes your book, it becomes available for bookstores to order worldwide. Online & offline bookstores can order copies of your book, which are printed and shipped once ordered. You, as the author, are paid royalties for every new book purchase for as long as your book remains in active distribution.
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