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Another self-publishing outlet

paliden

https://outskirtspress.com/selfpublishing?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIlKO2iuS92gIVJvnhCh37Rg6mEAEYASAAEgJ7ufD_BwE

I don't know anything about them. Just saw it while cruising the web.

Replies:   Switch Blayde
Ernest Bywater
Updated:

no real infor or contact info on the home page - probably a ripoff mob.

foiund another page anc checking it out

outskirtspress.com/

Ernest Bywater

Got to wonder about them when they offer up to $120 for every referral. I can't get far into the site without them insisting I start an account. But from what I can see it looks like a vanity publishing house.

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
PrincelyGuy

You can try BBB

https://www.bbb.org/denver/business-reviews/publishers-book/outskirts-press-inc-in-parker-co-6000433/reviews-and-complaints

I did not read all of them or how they were resolved. But just a google query about them leaves questions.

Crumbly Writer

@Ernest Bywater

Got to wonder about them when they offer up to $120 for every referral. I can't get far into the site without them insisting I start an account. But from what I can see it looks like a vanity publishing house.

I agree, it's likely a vanity press, meaning they only publish by selling authors hundreds of copies of their own books, which they then sit on until they can unload them.

The best bet in those cases, is to Google "Is Outskirt press legit or not?" The topmost response is a Forbes article, sponsored by, you guessed it, Outskirt Press. It also turns out, they charge over $900 simply to submit your work for their consideration. Anyone who'd agree to those terms is a certified moron!

Switch Blayde

@paliden

Definitely a Vanity Publisher.

Do you see any books for sale on their site? No. They are not selling to readers. They are selling to authors. A big red flag.

Replies:   paliden
paliden

@Switch Blayde

The ONLY reason I posted the link is that I hadn't seen any mention of it in all of the postings, bitching and whatnot in these forums about publishing houses, etc.

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Crumbly Writer

@paliden

The ONLY reason I posted the link is that I hadn't seen any mention of it in all of the postings, bitching and whatnot in these forums about publishing houses, etc.

Understood, but often, what defines a reputable institution is what they do NOT say about themselves. Honest people speak honestly about themselves, dishonest people simply dance around the truth, for it means nothing to them.

I found it interesting that all the supposed reviews of the site were paid ads, with no sources backing their outrageous claims.

The cynics here have investigated other dubious small 'independent presses', and have become skeptical as a result.

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@Crumbly Writer

The cynics here have investigated other dubious small 'independent presses', and have become skeptical as a result.


What! Are you saying there are people on this forum who are not cynical about publishing houses? I'm shocked to hear that.

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