established in 2013​

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

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.


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).


To create a world in which authors are empowered to create in whichever way they choose and in which they are fairly compensated for their creative work if they want to be.