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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
on September 26, 2006
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This book helped guide me through the maze of POD publishing and other options, which can be a minefield for the unwary. My new novel, The Remembering, A Novel of Karma & Global Peril, was published by Outskirts Press three weeks ago and exceeded my expectations for a professionally produced product and a smooth production phase. Self-Publishing Simplified is a must-read for anyone trying to navigate their way past the rather nasty world of traditional publishing.
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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
on June 8, 2007
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As someone who has pubished with Outskirts Press, I can say that this book covers the elements of self publishing in a way to illuminate the whole process to those first time authors who need to know of this latest type of publishing. There are undounbtedly many like me for whom POD publishing is a revelation. My book "People Are Everything" was helped enormously by the whole process.
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42 of 46 people found the following review helpful
on January 2, 2008
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
This "book" by the president of Outskirts Press is nothing more than a nicely bound version of the publisher's guidelines, programs and options for their Print On Demand services. It is available in its entirety --at no cost-- at their web-site. There are 2 valid reasons to buy it however.
(1) You get a $20 coupon at the back of the book to use toward one of their packages should you decide to publish with them. So the net savings is about $15
(2) It is a relatively inexpensive way to see the quality of the books they publish -- the binding, the front & Back cover, etc.
My recommendation is to go to their web-site and then if you're seriously considering publishing with them buy the book.
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38 of 43 people found the following review helpful
on May 10, 2010
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I bought this, foolishly. It's nothing but an infomercial for the services of the self publishing company the author runs. When I got ready to publish my fourth and fifth books, I researched this topic decided NOT to do business with the author's company. If you want to self publish, do it with a company that does not charge you to set your book up. Go with a company, such as the Amazon subsidiary, CreateSpace. They helped me get my two recent publications set up and charged me nothing until I actually ordered copies--at very competitive prices. In general, it is my belief that companies offering to publish your book for "only $199 to $2000" are exploiters of the gullible. DO YOUR RESEARCH!

By the way, I called Amazon Kindle support and asked them to refund my money. The did it without question. I've found that Amazon and Amazon subsidiary companies are dependable and honest. I'll give them the five stars, not the digital babble that I downloaded when I spent my buck on this one.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
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When I decided to self-publish I checked out a lot of the self-publishing companies on the Internet. After reviewing all of them I choose Outskirts Press. They gave me the most information than any other company. The book spelt everything out as to what I would get for my money, and how they would help me.

They did a wonderful job with the type of print I wanted for my book and they have been so helpful when I ran into a problem. I chose the picture of a beautiful courtyard in New Orleans for the cover of my book, and thanks to Outskirts Press it is a real show stopper. They are also very helpful in telling you how to market your book.

I would recommand Outskirts Press to any author who has delt with rejections from major publisher, but would like to see their book in print. Outskirts Press is the way to go to self-publish

Arlette Gaffrey author of: A WORLD OF HIS OWN - IN THE LAND OF THE CREOLES
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on September 28, 2006
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I had an idea to share (the healing power of imagery)and knew that I wanted to publish a book about this. I tried for two years to find an agent or a publisher, and felt I needed to move forward and do this. Reading Self-Publishing Simplified inspired me and made it seem possible to proceed with my dream. In May of 2006, "Imagery In You" was published. I highly recommend this guide to you if you are considering self-publishing.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on September 29, 2006
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This is a fantastic guide for the beginer. The easy to follow examples lend themselves to immediate use. I found the step by step ideas to be very helpful to me. I had never published before. Now, Ive published my book, Let-Go, Let-God Awareness and am very pleased. It is said that the proof of the puddingis in the eating. That is certainly the case with Self Publishing Simplified. The new concept, so well explained by its originator in The Long Tail, graphicly displays why self publishing is part of the long tail.

Seldom does abook get right to the heart of the matter without being pedantic . SelfPublishing Simplified goes straight to the heart of self publishing and does it in language anyone can understand. It is five star and a very helpful book.

Gene Reynolds, Author of Let-Go, Let-God Awareness
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on September 29, 2006
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Self-Publishing Simplified was one of the reasons why I decided to self-publish. It was easy, I dealt with people who knew what they were doing and in the end it was fun producing my own book. SPS is a step-by-step treatus on how to be a published author. I appreciated the clearly written information of Mr. Sampson - [author]. His direction and insight convinced me to published my first book - BEHIND THE YELLOW FILTER - with Outskirts Press. My second book - BLIND SPOT - is currently in the production process with Outskirts Press. Simply put, I am a believer. Self-Publishing Simplified is exactly what it is.

Stuart Held, author - BEHIND THE YELLOW FILTER and soon to be on the market - BLIND SPOT.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on October 13, 2006
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This book is a marvelous tool. Self-publishing is a breakthrough for aspiring authors, but it is also scary and full of easily avoided pitfalls. This book helps writers negotiate these with grace and ease. My experience publishing "The Juggler's Wooing" was great from start to finish and free from unpleasant surprises. Self-Publishing Simplified presents the process in easily digested pieces and is so useful because it allows the writer to look ahead and anticipate coming requirements. The self-publishing process is explained, how it differs from traditional publishing and why. A small price for the peace of mind and clarity it provides!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on September 28, 2006
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Following Outskirts simple guidelines I was able to publish my novel, Bosque Boy, economically and with complete control over content and format. If you're sitting at home writing the Great American Novel and don't want excessive intrusion on your creation, this is a formula that will work for you.

Jimmy Mason

author of Bosque Boy
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