Outskirts Press

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Outskirts Press is a Denver, Colorado-based book publisher which caters to self-publishing authors.

The company is based in Parker, Colorado, and offers print on demand self-publishing services, wholesale digital distribution to Ingram Content Group and Baker & Taylor, and online-order fulfillment.

Around 150 contractors (as of July 2007) throughout the United States are used to assist authors with production issues such as editing, formatting, illustrations and cover design.[1] The company also provides other production and marketing services, such as preparing illustrations for children’s books, viral video distribution of book videos on social networking sites, and the services of a Personal Marketing Assistant.

In 2004, Outskirts Press and F&W Publications reached a sponsorship agreement whereby Outskirts Press would publish the annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition Collection.[2] As of 2008 the arrangement continued for the fifth year running.[3]

The company was founded by an author, Brent Sampson, as a result of his frustration in trying to get his own work published, and incorporated in 2003.[1] Between 2004 and 2007 revenue rose rapidly, from $95,000[1] to $3.2 million[4] and in 2007 the Denver Business Journal recognised it as the third fastest-growing privately held company in the state.[4]

In 2009, Outskirts Press was recognized by Inc. 500 (which is charged with delivering "advice, tools, and services, to help business owners and CEOs start, run, and grow their businesses more successfully.")[5] as the fastest-growing self publishing company.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Jodi Torpey (July 16, 2007). "Outskirts Press brings unpublished writers into the mainstream". Denver Business Journal. Retrieved 2009-04-23. 
  2. ^ "Writer's Digest Partners with Outskirts Press for Writing Competition Publication". PRWeb. August 14, 2008. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Outskirts Press to Publish 2009 Writer's Digest Contest Collection". PRWeb. August 14, 2008. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Doug McPherson (July 18, 2008). "Outskirts pressing forward with success". The Denver Business Journal. Retrieved 2009-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Inc. 500 Website". Inc. 500 Website. 
  6. ^ "Inc. 500 Names Outskirts Press Fastest-Growing Self Publishing Company". PR Web. 

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