Outskirts Press

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


Outskirts Press is based in Parker, Colorado, and focuses on 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]

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 increased from $95,000[1] to $3.2 million[4] and in 2007 the Denver Business Journal called it the third fastest-growing privately held company in the state.[4]

In 2009, Outskirts Press was recognized by Inc. 500 as the fastest-growing self publishing company.[5][6]

In 2016, the company claimed it was duped by convicted serial killer Robert Pickton into agreeing to publish a book about him.[7][8] Outskirts Press said it would cease publication of the book and asked Amazon.com to remove the book from its website.[8]


  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 "Outskirts Press brings unpublished writers into the mainstream".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. ^ "(Press Release) Writer's Digest Partners with Outskirts Press for Writing Competition Publication". PRWeb. August 14, 2008. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
  3. ^ "(Press Release) 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. ^ "(Press Release) Inc. 500 Names Outskirts Press Fastest-Growing Self Publishing Company". PR Web.
  7. ^ "Robert Pickton book pulled from production after public outcry". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2016-02-23.
  8. ^ a b "Book penned by Canadian serial killer pulled by publisher". Reuters. 2016-02-23. Retrieved 2016-02-23.

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