Outskirts Press is a notoriously inept and dishonest pay-to-publish company. Because Outskirts does so many things so badly, it is a frequent target of this blog.
The following chart is on the Outskirts website, to convince potential author-customers to pay Outskirts to publish their books. I inserted the Yeses to correct the chart.
The chart shows four areas where Outskirts claims to be superior to independent self-publishing. Outskirts is lying about three of the four.
Many (or most) independent self-publishers have their books printed and distributed by Lightning Source (the same company that Outskirts uses.) With Lightning Source, your books DO get distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, DO get automatic online listings with top book retailers, and book orders ARE fulfilled for you.
Therefore, with this chart's negative comparisons, Outskirts Press is 75% Full Of SHIT. That's not very good.