October 20, 2009 – Denver, CO – The recently relaunched Self Publishing News blog at www.selfpublishingnews.com has announced a Halloween Book Video Contest in association with Outskirts Press, America’s fastest-growing full-service self-publishing and book marketing company.
Five Halloween book video trailers were posted on SelfPublishingNews.com on October 14th. Votes started being collected via the blog on October 15th, and will continue to be accepted through Halloween. The author of the most popular Halloween-themed book video trailer will receive an Enhanced Audio Excerpt, courtesy of Outskirts Press.
“There is no better time than Halloween to shine the spotlight on five authors who are building their author platform in horror, mystery and the occult,” said Outskirts Press CEO Brent Sampson. “Today’s successful self-published author realizes that in order to separate one’s self from the pack, one must leverage every resource available. And that means publishing with a full-service self-publishing and book marketing company that offers book videos, iTunes-syndicated audio excerpts, and much, much more.”
The Halloween book video trailers being showcased on SelfpublishingNews.com are for the following books, listed in alphabetical order:
21 Bizarre Stories, by José Cepeda García
Demon Key, by David Brookover
Destiny’s Warriors, by R.M.Putnam
The Peruke Maker, by Ruby Dominguez
The Vampires: Minotaur, by Levant DuPrae
Voting continues through Halloween and the winner will be announced on the Self Publishing News blog on November 1st, based upon the publicly available poll results at that time.
The winning author will receive an Enhanced Audio Excerpt, featuring the professional voice talent of radio personality (and bestselling author herself) Sally Shields. The audio excerpt is then added to the author’s free author webpage and includes RSS distribution, plus podcast-level syndication, including availability via iTunes.
Book video trailers and enhanced audio excerpts (with iTunes) demonstrate the additional marketing services Outskirts Press offers to help its authors promote their books. Outskirts recognizes that authors need to take advantage of every resource available to them to market their books and therefore offers them the widest possible range of promotional venues, all at the best value for the author. 60-second book video trailers costing $1,200 – $1,800 with other self-publishers cost just $399 with Outskirts Press. Continued attention to post-publication value and services like this keeps Outskirts Press at the vanguard of today’s self-publishing industry.
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