Self publishing authors promote their books with their Christmas cards

November 3, 2009 – Denver, CO – Outskirts Press, the fastest growing full-service self-publishing and book marketing company, today announced an exciting new line of personalized seasonal greeting cards.  Authors published through Outskirts Press can now conveniently promote their books on a variety of different occasions, including the upcoming holiday season and New Years.

According to the Greeting Card Association, 7 billion greeting cards are sent by Americans each year.  Greeting cards remain one of the most widely accepted customs in the United States and 90 percent of all households send an average of 30 separate greeting cards each year.  Nine out of ten Americans say they look forward to receiving greeting cards and, not surprisingly, the majority say they prefer the old fashioned, handwritten cards – like those now offered by Outskirts Press — to e-mail or text messages.

These handsome greeting cards are 4.25” by 6” on Premium 14 point gloss cover stock.  They are full color, both on the front and back, and they are scored for easy folding.  The line of personalized greeting cards recognizes not only the traditional occasions such as New Year’s Day, Valentine’s Day and Easter, but also those days special to authors such as National Reading Month, Poetry Month and even Book Lover’s Day.  The line of greeting cards recognize at least one occasion for every month of the year, so there is always an excuse to promote the book.

The inside, left of the card highlights the author’s book with its title, the author’s name, a webpage address for it, and a full-color image of the book’s cover.  The inside, right is blank so that each card can be personalized with a handwritten message.  Envelopes are included with the cards, which come in packages of 250. A perfect complement to a pack of greeting cards is a package of Custom First Class Postage Stamps available separately, and exclusively from Outskirts Press. Custom first-class stamps feature the author’s book cover and work just as if purchased from the post office.

“Sending out holiday cards is something most of us do anyway. Our authors can now promote their books at the same time,” said Outskirts Press Director of Author Support Kelly Schuknecht.

With its Personalized Greeting Card option, Outskirts Press continues to expand the marketing services it offers its authors and remains at the vanguard of self-publishing firms, as demonstrated by Inc. Magazine’s October 2009 issue in which a panel of VC firms cherry-picked Outskirts Press from its Inc. 500 list of privately held companies and recognized OP with “Best of the Best” honors.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.:  Outskirts Press, Inc. offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.

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