… and say HELLO to Publish Your Passion.
We unveiled the new Outskirts Press this Monday with a new website for new clients and new book publishing packages for everyone.
That means a new publishing guide, which covers all the new publishing services we offer as of August 1, 2016. It’s called Publish Your Passion, and it is available from our new website here.
A new publishing guide means we must say good-bye to the old publishing guide, Self-Publishing Simplified, which was 108 pages of detailed information. As I mentioned in a recent post, Outskirts Press spent a lot of time over the past ten years educating authors on what self-publishing was, and how it worked. Our publishing guide was 108 pages for that very reason.
Now that most writers are familiar with what self-publishing is and how it works, publishing guides can be shorter. Thank goodness! Asking anyone to read a 108-page publishing guide was asking a lot!
Our new publishing guide, Publish Your Passion, is much shorter (over half as long), and in full-color. It covers all our hardcopy publishing packages, from our One-Click suites, to our a la carte black & white packages, to our full-color package. We titled it Publish Your Passion because we understand the passion and emotion that comes from writing a book and then entrusting the right company to publish it. Many of us at Outskirts Press are writers ourselves, including yours truly, and we are equally passionate about helping you publish the book of your dreams.
Speaking of full-color, we actually used to have two different publishing guides: Self-Publishing Simplified, which was not only our comprehensive publishing guide but also served as an example of our black & white printing; and Adventures in Publishing, which was a fully-illustrated guide for our full-color package that also served as an example of our children’s books (and was in fully-rhyming verse).
I’m going to miss that one a lot. It was … cute. And it holds a special place in my heart because I wrote it and worked closely with one of our amazing artists on all the original full color illustrators (thanks to my talented artistic collaborator, Victor!). Anyone who has written and published a children’s book with full-color illustrations knows what I’m talking about.
So, in other words, Self-Publishing Simplified and Adventures in Publishing are being terminated this week, and once they’re gone, they’re gone forever. I’ve already removed them from the Kindle and Nook. As I write this, Amazon has 5 copies of Self-Publishing Simplified in stock and 4 copies of Adventures in Publishing. I don’t want to suggest they might be collector’s items someday, but… you never know. Haha. So don’t buy them expecting up-to-date publishing guide information — they’re out of date, and that’s why they are being cancelled.
Our new publishing guide, Publish Your Passion, isn’t a collector’s item (at least, not yet), but it is a comprehensive guide to help you choose the proper publishing package for your book at Outskirts Press. And in the near future, it will also be available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, serving as an example of our high-quality full-color book printing.