Writing, Editorial, and Creative Services

Professional Copyediting (down payment)


We will initially bill you a $240 non-refundable down payment to initiate your professional copyediting review. This amount will be applied toward your final editing cost and will cover the first 15,000 words of your manuscript. Your actual, final cost will depend upon the length of your manuscript over and above 15,000 words and will be billed at 1.6 cents per word. This final amount will be added to your shopping cart for secure payment before editing begins. 

Professional Custom Cover Design


The simple fact is that people judge books by their covers. Make sure people are impressed with yours. Get two different, fully-customized cover designs to choose from for your book today, regardless of where you plan on publishing. Publishing with Outskirts Press? Login to your Publishing Center first.

Private Label ISBN (Bowker approved)


Some self-publishing authors prefer to secure their own ISBNs for full control over how their books are identified, discovered, and sourced. Outskirts Press can help. As an R.R. Bowker designated agent, Outskirts Press can reserve an ISBN in your name, for 20% less than if you went to Bowker directly. Publishing with Outskirts Press? Login to your Publishing Center first.

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Writing Consultation


Stuck in a rut? The Writing Consultation service from Outskirts Press provides you with the tools you need to restart or fine-tune your writing and get your book back on track. This service gives you time with a professional, skilled writer to address any writing issues you are experiencing, along with valuable advice and a plan of action for moving forward. Scroll down to Product Details for more information.

Custom Full Color Illustrations

Outskirts Press offers original full-color illustrations (that are also available in black/white) in a variety of amazing and unique styles. Best of all, unlike with other publishers, these illustrations are royalty-free, which means you will not have to split your book royalties with the artist. In fact, you don't even need to publish your book with Outskirts Press; although we will give you a 15% discount if you do.

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Writing Kits

Save time and money with Outskirts Press kits

  • self publishing Memoir Writing Kit

    Do you want to preserve your personal history for your children and grandchildren? Only you know the events of your life that have molded you into the person you are today. One of the most valuable things you can pass on to your family is your personal memoir. The Memoir Writing Kit will walk you through the entire process from start to finish.


  • self publishing Poetry Formatting Kit

    Do you want to publish a beautiful, high-quality, professionally-formatted volume of poetry, with a custom-designed layout (including graphics) but without the custom-designed price? The exclusive Poetry Formatting Kit from Outskirts Press is the fastest, easiest way to literally "cut'n'paste" your poetry into a pre-formatted document.


Instant Self-Publishing Gift Card

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Deciding on the perfect gift for a special person can be a tough decision to make. It's now easier than ever to get the perfect "stocking stuffer" for the author in your life with an instant self-publishing gift card from Outskirts Press!

What do you buy for the writer in your life that either has everything or is extremely difficult to shop for? What if you've waited until the last minute to purchase a gift? What if you could tastefully gift that writer money to publish or market their book? Wouldn't that eliminate some of your headache?

Now you can with the instant self-publishing gift card from Outskirts Press! Sending a few dollars to your favorite writer can ensure that their publishing dreams come true.