Friendship, Editing, Promotion… What Outlaws Publishing Promises…

When we started Outlaws Publishing, we knew we were making the right decision. Did you know that the majority of major publishing companies refuse to publish Westerns? Many readers don’t know that fact—it seems very few writers know it, either. The truth of the matter is that the Western is considered to the big companies to be uncommercial. Nothing could be further from the truth. In actuality, Westerns sell very…

How Outlaws Publishing Picks Books To Publish

Outlaws Publishing is in a unique position. We do not have to please anyone, except readers. We have no profits to make, we have no shareholders to pay. We just want to provide great entertainment for western readers across the world.  Now what constitutes good reading is, of course, a personal thing. We look for westerns with plenty of action, strong dialogue, a message of morality and we do accept western…

Why Outlaws Publishing Should Appeal To You

  At Outlaws Publishing we believe that our authors are a family. We may squabble, we may fight and we may even vote differently– but at the end of the day when the chips are down we support each other. This is the ethos that we stand by and why we believe we would appeal to you. Take several sticks and place them on the ground. Pick up one of…

We Have All The Time in the World

For any author it is important to realize that writing a book takes time. For some authors it can be time spent on building the story, for other authors it is time spent marketing. For all authors you need to have the time to invest in your books.  When I first started writing books I didn’t realize that I would have to spend time on other aspects of the book…

The Greatest Westerns of All Time

1) Larry McMurtry: Lonesome Dove (1985) One of the most iconic sagas about the Old West, this Pulitzer Prize-winner follows the adventures of ex-rangers Gus and Call as they go on one last cattle drive. However, the book is more than just the story of a cattle drive; it’s homage to a fading frontier, true brotherhood, and the enduring cowboy spirit. If you only read one Western novel in your…

The Writer Needs Love. We All Need Love

  My first thought when I published a book was simple. I thought it would be great to be read. I really didn’t expect to make money, break sales records, or make an appearance on TV. I wanted to be read. What happened was that I have been read and now that has become a giant addiction. For every writer the addiction of being read is great. Someone patting you on the…

The Publishing Ordeal Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying About Publishers

  When I started writing books I always wondered why publishers kept turning me down. I tried and I tried and I figured in the end that I might just be a rubbish writer. When I self-published I started to realize that people bought my books and enjoyed them. I had few returns and many positive reviews. Why would a publisher turn that down? Quite simply because I wrote westerns…

Ready To Promote Your Book? Here’s My Advice…

You’ve written your western and it’s selling moderately at around five copies a day. You are content, but you wish you could be a bigger writer. You like writing westerns and want to give up that job you hate. Your sales start to slip and suddenly you are worrying about your book.  Have you considered promoting your book? I wanted to help all the writers out there unsure of where…

Why Western Authors Are Getting A Bad Deal

Even though Westerns are still very strong sellers around the world, many Western writers are finding themselves rejected by publishers. This seems be more about the politics of the book industry than any actual sales rates. For example, even the simplest self-published Western sells stronger on Amazon than many other, supposedly more popular, book genres. Sales of self-published Western authors such as John Legg, C.M. Curtis, William Coury and Chet…