Who are we?


We’ve been helping authors succeed since 2013 by publishing outstanding, high quality content about writing, publishing, and marketing books.

I adore Standout Books. It is a great high-information, low-advertising site that focuses on fiction writing, though not exclusively. Of all the writing-related newsletters I get, theirs has consistently been the most valuable to me.

Liz, blog subscriber

Our story

A lot of people ask us why we bothered to start Standout Books.

It’s a good question.

After all, there are plenty of websites out there for self-publishing authors. But the problem was that no one seemed to really (really) put the author first. Sure, there’s a lot about sales figures, big-ticket authors, and even some fancy advertising, but nothing about helping normal people navigate the murky waters of self-publishing.

Self-publishing a book is thrilling, and satisfying, and rewarding, and maybe even life-changing. But sometimes all the things that need to be considered and the decisions that need to be made can be overwhelming.

That’s why we started Standout Books.

Standout Books started as a simple two-man blog in 2013. With $720 in our pocket and a deep desire to help authors reach their goals in a meaningful and enriching way, we started writing.

And we haven’t stopped since.

Today, Standout Books brings you original, relevant content every week.

Our mission is simple: We’ll do whatever it takes to help you write and publish a book you can be proud of. You’ll also learn more about your craft, and you’ll understand all the facets of self-publishing so you can confidently do it on your own (if you choose to).

Without doubt or a seconds delay I would highly recommend Standout Books. Covers all areas of writing, editing and publishing. Few more passionate or knowledgeable than these folks. Indispensable.

David, blog subscriber

Talk to us

Have any questions? We are always open to talk about your writing, publishing projects, creative opportunities and how we can help you.