Private Publishing - Black & White Books (Print Only-No Distribution)
All Private Publishing books include a full-color cover and black & white interior printed directly from your print-ready files.
We have 58 format choices available with matte or glossy covers and white or creme (recycled) paper options—casebound and dust-jacketed hardbacks are also available upgrade options for Private Publishing authors. Plus, you'll receive a mobile-ready webpage for your book that you control access to.
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Private Publishing Included Features & Optional Upgrades
For authors who have already formatted and designed their book's interior and cover files, our exclusive Private Publishing package offers EVERYTHING you need to print your black & white book in quantities as low as 5 books per order.
Outskirts Press books are available in paperback (softcover) and/or hardback (hardcover) format, so you can get just the right presentation for your book—whatever your needs.
A paperback edition is included with your publishing package with the option to upgrade to a casebound or dust-jacket hardback edition (either in addition to your paperback or instead of a paperback).
We offer premium glossy or matte covers in a wide range of book trim size to fit every kind of book—from hardback workbooks to trade paperback novels. You will be able to choose exactly how your book looks and feels—from the cover finish and paper color to the binding style. See details on all available binding, paper and cover finish options for each book size.
Every Private Publishing package comes with:
- Support from our prepress specialists
- 1 free author copy (to verify before placing a larger order)
- Book order volume discounts up to 40%
- A customizable, mobile-friendly webpage for your book that you control access to
A book is only as good as the files used to print it. That’s why our prepress team works with you to ensure your book’s files are perfect. You’ve formatted and prepared your manuscript and book cover to look exactly how you want them—so we want to make sure your book is perfect when it’s printed.
A print-ready file specialist will be assigned to ensure your book's interior and cover files are set up properly for our presses—before we send them to print. If your files need adjustment that you aren't sure how to handle, your specialist will assist you in bringing your file in line with the necessary technical specifications (additional fees will apply).
To see if your book is press-ready, contact your Publishing Consultant for a copy of our Print Ready File Creation Guide.
High-Quality Print-on-Demand Printing
Our print-on-demand book printing means you can order your book in quantities as low as 5 or as high as you can imagine, depending on your needs. Each book is printed when it’s ordered and shipped directly to your selected destination.
The cost of printing your book will depend on several things, including your trim size and your choices of book binding (paperback/hardback).
And, if you plan to market your book, you'll have access to our trademarked Book Marketing COACH dashboard with thousands of helpful promotional ideas and tips which includes our Book Launch Kit, a social media set-up guide, a 12-month book marketing calendar, the Book Marketing RoadMap, a customizable book marketing sales sheet, and a customizable standard press release.
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