Win a FREE Apple iPad Mini in our Thanksgiving video contest

Give Thanks and Get a Free iPad Mini!
Give video thanks and you could win a free Apple iPad Mini!

Happy (early) Thanksgiving from Outskirts Press! To get you into the holiday spirit, today we’re announcing the “Give Thanks” social media event for self-publishing authors.

Publishing a book allows you to share your story. Now, Outskirts Press authors can grab their video cameras or video-enabled smartphones and expand upon their artistic creativity this Thanksgiving by recording a 1-3 minute video that “gives thanks” for being a published author.

Why are you thankful for being published? How has it helped your life, career, family, or the lives of others?  Or, alternatively, who do YOU want to thank for being published? Maybe your parents, or a college professor? Maybe your spouse or children? Maybe your author representative or publisher?  Whoever you wish to thank (sure, thank more than one), now is the time to record your thanks, show off your beautiful book, and share your 1-3 minute Thank You video with fellow writers.

It’s easy!

If you are published with Outskirts Press, or currently in the publishing process with Outskirts Press, here is all it takes for your chance to win a free Apple iPad Mini:

1. Record a brief video – between 1 – 3 minutes in length – that creatively shows why you are thankful for publishing with Outskirts Press or who you wish to thank for being a published author. Creativity really counts here – so don’t hold back. Watch some samples below from our “Show us the Love” contest last Valentine’s Day.

2. Email your video file as an attachment to before midnight on Friday, November 23rd***.

3. We will share the best videos on one or more of our social media channels like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter, furthering exposure for you and your book (so don’t forget to say who you are in the video and what the title of your book is. Video is a visual medium. Show your book, too!   Just one video submission per author, please.

That’s it!

The sooner you submit your video, the more exposure you’ll receive.  You are encouraged to share your video yourself on your social media channels like Facebook and Twitter, too.

CC Image courtesy of uka0310 on Flickr

What do you win?

Every video submission will receive a free e-book pdf of Outskirts Press CEO Brent Sampson’s Amazon bestseller, Sell Your Book on Amazon.

Among all the entries received, Outskirts Press will highlight select videos on one or more of our social media channels, increasing exposure of your book.

From among all the entries, Outskirts Press will also choose three finalists based in part on the number of comments and/or “likes” each video receives on our Facebook page.

The three finalists will be showcased on this blog on Monday, November 26th*** where everyone will be able to vote for their favorite.

The finalist receiving the most votes before the voting period ends will receive free Apple iPad Mini. We will announce the winner on November 30th***.

Here are some examples from our “Show Us Your Love” contest earlier this year:





We can’t wait to see yours! So get started — record your video thanks, email it to, upload it on YouTube, and share it. It’s REALLY that simple.

*Authors who submit videos are giving Outskirts Press permission to post said videos to our YouTube channel, on our website, and other social media platforms for promotional purposes. Video entries must be new; videos for past contests are not eligible. Only one video submission per author wh is actively published or publishing with Outskirts Press. Void where prohibited.

***These dates have been changed since the original announcement.

4 thoughts on “Win a FREE Apple iPad Mini in our Thanksgiving video contest

  1. Hi Merrilyn, the cost will depend upon the publishing package you select. You can review our publishing service options here for your convenience:

    The first step for many authors is meeting their Publishing Consultant, who can walk you through all the options and help you select the best package for your needs, and you can do that here:

    We look forward to working with you.

    Outskirts Press

  2. I published a book with Outskirts Press in 2007, “The Master’s Quest An End to Terrorism,” and withdrew it from publication when I thought another publisher was taking it on, but that did not work out. I am wondering it Outskirts would want to re-publish it? I was a little embarrased by the final product since there were a lot of errors and I went through it and listed corrections, but never attempted to have it re-published.

    I have just published a new non-fiction book with another publisher and it is just now coming on the market, “You ARE God, The Challenge to Achieve Christ Consciousness in the Modern Era.”

    I wonder what it would cost me to have “The Master’s Quest” corrected and re-published? You may still have it in your archives. I have mentioned it in some of the publicity for my new book, and that may generate some interest. There does not seem to be any copies of it left on the current market.
    Merrilyn Richardson

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