Russ Scalzo

Amazon Best-Selling Author, Russ Scalzo

Welcome to Out of the Stack

Books, books, books - everywhere you look, piles and piles of books. As of the first quarter 2020, Amazon has over three million eBooks for sale! If you're an author like me, I am sure you have Googled dozens of publishers and book promotion/book marketing services since you started writing. For most of us, the high price along with outdated publishing methods leaves us with few options. So what are we supposed to do?

When I started in 2002, like many fledgling writers, I attempted to entice a literary agency to represent me. No dice. After a year of that, desperate to get my book published, I paid a vanity press company $1,900 to publish my book. They didn’t edit it, format it, or design my cover, but they did take a big piece of my royalties. They merely threw it out there to die a painful death. Needless to say, I didn’t sell any books to speak of, other than to friends and an occasional relative. My quarterly royalty checks averaged $3.47. Ouch!

Then came Amazon! I discovered CreateSpace in 2013 (now KDP - Kindle Direct Publishing), and that was a game-changer. The results were amazing! On the Edge of Time (2 books), my first series has 225 reviews with a rating of 4.8. My second series released from 2015-20, Hidden Thrones (5 books), has 342 reviews and a rating of 4.6.


Over the last 18 years, I have learned much about publishing, marketing books, and book shepherding. Each of my series has enjoyed the honor of being #1 in the Christian Fiction/Fantasy category and, for the most part, I have been successful in maintaining their positions among Amazon’s Best Sellers.

As authors, we work hard writing and re-writing, doing our best to make our books all they can be, then pay upwards of $3,500 for someone to edit, format it, design a cover, and publish it only to watch it die on the vine. Why stop halfway through the process? It is time to climb to the top of the mountain and blow the trumpet! 

Our authors pay nothing to produce their eBook and paperback and keep all royalties while retaining full content rights. In return, our authors partner with us by investing $295.00 a month for one year for managing and promoting their book. The goal is to keep your book in the eyes of potential readers while receiving the highest royalty possible. 

As an Out of the Stack author, you will receive a high-quality product. We professionally edit your manuscript, format for ebook and paperback, and design a knockout cover that will build your brand and pay dividends for years to come. You own it. You keep it. Out of the Stack provides the perfect balance of speed-to-market and a thorough, well-planned production, marketing, distribution, and execution strategy. 

That does not mean we accept all manuscripts. We know that only quality books that tell a great story have a chance to sell. Since the author and publisher need to profit from your book's sales, we limit our acceptance to quality manuscripts our team believes have a strong chance to succeed.


There is no magic wand, only hard work. Out of the Stack can help you move up the ranks and get noticed. I know what works and what doesn’t. Contact us today and let us help you get your book in the hands of hungry readers throughout the world.

Email us today at or call for a free consult at (732) 882-5974.

Onward and upward!

In His service,

Russ Scalzo

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