How to Enter Your Submission to Facebook for Fandemonium Anthology

For three years now, Fandemonium has brought Outskirts Press Facebook fans together to experience the joy of publishing with us first-hand. Submit your poetry, short stories, excerpts, recipes or anecdotes for free today for your chance to be published in the 4th Annual Outskirts Press Facebook anthology, Fandemonium, now through April 30, 2014.

Do you have a short story, poem or other short work you’d like to enter for consideration? Getting published in the Facebook Fandemonium is simple:

1. Submit your work as a regular “Status Update” on your own Facebook page.

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2. “Tag” Outskirts Press in your Update by typing @outskirts somewhere in the body of your message. Outskirts Press will show up in the drop down list (as long as you have liked the Outskirts Press page on Facebook).  Select Outskirts Press.

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When that is done successfully, the tag should appear like this:

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If Outskirts Press does not appear in the drop down menu, be sure you have clicked to “Like” the Outskirts Press page on Facebook (www.facebook.com/outskirtspress).

3. To control who can see your post, use the dropdown privacy menu near the bottom of the section. “Public” is the recommended setting as restricting the privacy may result in your submission not being accessible to our moderators.

4. When you’re done writing, click Post.

That’s it! Submit your entry today in the 4th Annual “Fandemonium”

Now Accepting Submissions for the First Holiday Recipe Book from Outskirts Press

We hope you are having a very Happy Labor Day! 

Summer is now over, and although it may seem early, the holidays are right around the corner. Soon we will all be thinking about holiday shopping and, more importantly, holiday food! 

This year Outskirts Press is bringing our Facebook fans together to produce a holiday recipe book and we’re inviting you to be a part it.

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Do you have any culinary skills that you have perfected?  Maybe recipes that have been a part of your family for years that you would like to share?  Throughout the month of September, you can share your recipes for a chance to be included in the 2013 Holiday Recipe Book featuring our talented Facebook fans.

Submitting your recipes for consideration is simple. Here’s what to do:

  1. Become an Outskirts Press Facebook fan by “liking” our Facebook page. If you’ve already liked us, great!
  2. Post your submission as a Note in Facebook. Then tag the Outskirts Press Facebook Page in your Note.
  3. Be sure to submit your favorite recipes before September 30th, and remember to tell your friends to vote for your submission by “liking” it.

Submissions with the highest number of votes will be considered for inclusion in our upcoming Holiday Recipe Book. Submissions can be anything from appetizers, entrées, desserts and much more!

By submitting a recipe, you confirm that you are the sole copyright holder to the material you are submitting and that you grant us a non-exclusive right to use the materials you submit through our social media channels and within the Facebook community when it is published and distributed. Furthermore, you understand that royalties from the sale of the Holiday Recipe Book are not split among the contributors.

The 2013 Holiday Recipe Book will be published and ready for sale before the holiday season.  Let the submissions begin!

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Outskirts Press Presents Fandemonium Volume 3 Published by Outskirts Press

Outskirts Press announces its own latest highly anticipated literary collection, Fandemonium 3: Even More Short Stories & Poems From Talented Facebook Writers.

July 25, 2013 – Denver, CO – Self-publishing provider, Outskirts Press, has announced the release of Fandemonium Volume 3: Even More Short Stories & Poems From Talented Facebook Writers. Fandemonium Volume 3 is a 6 x 9 paperback in the literary collections category and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The webpage at www.outskirtspress.com/opcollection6 was launched simultaneously with the book’s publication.

Each year, Fandemonium not only brings Outskirts Press Facebook members together for a good cause, it provides an easy, fun and free way to experience the joy of publishing with Outskirts Press first-hand.

In April 2013, Outskirts Press once again invited friends of its Facebook community to submit poetry, short stories, excerpts, recipes or anecdotes for free publication in the 3rd annual Outskirts Press Facebook anthology. More writers participated this year than ever before!  The result is this collection of superior writing from the Outskirts Press Facebook community.

Proceeds from the sale of Fandemonium will be donated to the American Red Cross on behalf of Outskirts Press and its Facebook fans.

165 pages in length, Fandemonium Volume 3: Even More Short Stories & Poems From Talented Facebook Writers is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the literary collections category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere. Fandemonium Volume 3 meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $16.95.

Additionally, buyers can save 10% on Fandemonium Volume 3 by ordering directly through Outskirts Press.  Orders in quantities of 10 or more receive a 25% discount.

For more information, visit www.outskirtspress.com/opcollection6.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.: Outskirts Press offers high-quality, full-service self-publishing and book marketing services for writers and professionals who are seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining 100% of their rights, 100% of their profits, and 100% of the creative control. http://www.outskirtspress.com.

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Quick Survey: Do you want a new Featured Book-of-the-Week option?

A couple days ago we sent an email through Amazon to all our published authors announcing the availability of Royal Flush (our new anthology featuring over 40 of our published authors) on Amazon.

The Featured Book-of-the-Week email looked like this:


Clicking on any of the links in the email took you to the book on Amazon, making it very easy to purchase. Amazon offers this functionality for free from the “Share” link on every book’s detail page, and we encourage all authors to use it for their book promotion.

The hard part is coming up with a large enough recipient list to make the tactic really effective, and that’s where our Featured Book-of-the-Week option comes in.

If we get enough interest from our valued family of published authors, we are considering adding a new Featured Book-of-the-Week option as a new marketing tactic. Every Friday, our published authors would receive an email spotlighting a FEATURED BOOK-OF-THE-WEEK that is available on Amazon for purchase.  This would allow our authors to see new books coming out by Outskirts Press authors.

This option would also allow participating authors the opportunity to promote their published books to an ever growing list of writers/readers.

Help us determine if this is an option you would like added to the Outskirts Press list of post-publication marketing services by answering this quick poll:

Thank you.

Outskirts Press Presents Royal Flush – Now Published

The latest Outskirts Press anthology is now published, featuring over 40 of our published writers.

Are you one of them? Click here to review the table of contents and to order Royal Flush for a 10% discount (just $14.36).

Bet on Great Entertainment!

Over forty published writers lend their unique voices to this eclectic collection of poetry and short stories.

  • Irene Brodsky, author of three books including Poetry Unplugged, introduces us to the “Campus Cat.”
  • Gideon Cecil, author of The Revelation of Love, encourages us to never give up in “Don’t Quit.”
  • Lisa M. Andrade, author of multiple books including  Symphony of Love, takes us on a poetic journey of a woman’s life in “Reminiscent Dreams.”
  • Ronnie Lee, one of the most prolific published authors of the 21st Century, addresses Einstein, Lenin, Confucius and others in “An Ode to the Greats.”
  • Barbara Bryan, author of multiple children’s book including Save The Golden Tree, finds beauty in th simplest of things in “My Beautiful Kitchen.”
  • Doris Kenney Marcotte, author of the 2010 Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award,
    The Beads of Lapis Lazuli, deftly describes a rainy day in “The Storm.”
  • …and many more!

This was the third anthology we have published. The first was a collection from five of our highly successful authors and is titled The Highly Effective Habits of 5 Successful Authors.

The second was a collection of submissions made by our Facebook friends titled Fandemonium. In an effort to experiment with “collaborative, social publishing” our Facebook fans were involved with certain aspects of the production process, like determining the look of the cover, the pricing, and even the charity to receive the royalties — all determined by social voting.

Thank you to everyone who has submitted to our various anthologies. And if your submission hasn’t yet appeared, don’t worry! We are working on another anthology to feature 50 more submissions. We will let you know when it is published.

In the meantime, you can order Royal Flush on Amazon right now. Be sure to write a review to help your fellow Outskirts Press authors earn greater exposure for their work.

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I have been extremely blessed by a God who has given me more gifts than one person should have. I was drawn to writing as soon as I was able to read and write. A childhood Christmas gift, a play typewriter, was where I saw my thoughts in print and realized I was much better at writing things down than expressing myself vocally. Much of my writing has had spiritual or moral threads running through it because of my faith. If you’re a believer this book will give you chills. If not, maybe you will find a bit of hope in between the lines as you realize dying is not the end of the road but truly the beginning. I hope this book inspires you as much as writing it hasinspired me.”As a first time author the process of self publishing could have been one of stress and frustration. Who needs more of that? The Outskirts team took incredible care to insure I was on the right track at all times. They delivered what they said they would, and the day my author copies arrived at my home I could have exploded with excitement. I’m glad that I didn’t, as I plan to publish my next book with this very professional, capable publishing company.”

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Facebook Fans Get Published for Free and Donate to a Worthy Cause With the Help of Outskirts Press

Leading self-publishing firm Outskirts Press is currently accepting poems, short stories, excerpts, and recipes from its Facebook members for inclusion in an upcoming Facebook Fan Anthology.

January 18, 2011 – Denver, CO – Outskirts Press, the fastest growing self-publishing and book marketing company, is accepting submissions for inclusion in its upcoming Facebook Anthology through the end of this week.  Submissions can be poems, short stories, book excerpts, or recipes, and should be submitted directly to the Outskirts Press Facebook page at http://facebook.com/OutskirtsPress .

In addition to providing an opportunity for Facebook writers to get published for free, the Facebook Anthology is giving everybody an opportunity to democratically participate in the publishing process.

For example, all Facebook members were recently invited to vote upon the title of the anthology from the Outskirts Press blog at http://blog.outskirtspress.com .  The winning title, determined by 33.33% of the votes received, was Fandemonium: Selected Short Stories & Poems From Talented Facebook Writers.

Next, a charitable organization was determined. That’s right, royalty proceeds of Fandemonium are being donated to a worthy cause in the name of Outskirts Press Facebook Fans.   Seven charities were available to select from, and Facebook Fans selected American Red Cross as their charity of choice, capturing 45% of the total votes received.

“We want to thank everyone who participated in voting for the title and the charity and for all those who are submitting content to our Fandemonium anthology,” said Outskirts Press Director of Author Support Kelly Schuknecht.  “It delights us to see such enthusiastic support from our fans, and the fact that we can then turn that into our own support for a charitable cause makes this project all the more worthwhile.”

Participants in this social networking publishing process are also determining the cover design of the anthology and will experience updates throughout the process via the Outskirts Press Twitter feed at http://twitter.com/outskirtspress .  Visit the Outskirts Press Facebook page at http://facebook.com/OutskirtsPress to participate without obligation.

About Outskirts Press:

Outskirts Press offers high-quality, full-service self-publishing and book marketing services for writers and professionals who are seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining 100% of their rights, 100% of their profits, and 100% of the creative control. www.outskirtspress.com.

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Colorado Humanities and Outskirts Press to Reveal Published Anthology at the 2010 Student Literary Awards

Fifty-five Colorado students will become published authors and artists as they are honored during the seventh annual Student Literary Awards for their literary or artistic achievements in two international competitions.

May 4, 2010 – Denver, CO – The Colorado Humanities and Outskirts Press today announced the publication of the “2010 Student Literary Awards Anthology: Winning Art, Poems and Letters by Colorado Students,” which will be revealed publicly on May 6, 2010 during the seventh annual Student Literary Awards at the Denver Public Library.  The book is an 88 page, full-color literary collection of the winning entries in the annual “Letters About Literature” and “River of Words” contests, held by the Colorado Humanities and sponsored by Outskirts Press. Educators and family members will join in recognizing the winning students from across Colorado for their literary and artistic achievements. 

Each winner will receive, among other prizes, a complimentary copy of the published anthology featuring their work. Additional copies will be available for purchase at the event for $23.95, with proceeds going toward the Colorado Humanities. Like all high-quality books published through Outskirts Press, the “2010 Student Literary Awards Anthology” will be available for order worldwide via wholesale distribution with Ingram and online retail availability with Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

“We’re particularly grateful for the sponsorship of Outskirts Press, which has contributed to the event and provided publication of student poems, letters and visual art in a perfect-bound book,” said Josephine Jones, Colorado Humanities and Center for the Book director of programs. “When students see their work in a book that looks like others in libraries and stores, they make a deep connection to reading, writing and art.”

Linda Ashman, noted speaker and winner of a past Colorado Book Award, will be Mistress of Ceremonies. Awards for winners in the “River of Words” competition will be presented by Colorado’s River of Words judge Justice Gregory Hobbs.  Young Adult authors Denise Vega and Amy Ryan will present honors to the winners in the “Letters About Literature competition.

“Colorado Humanities put together a beautiful full-color publication featuring the work of fifty-five talented Colorado students,” said Outskirts Press CEO Brent Sampson, who will be on hand at the Student Literary Awards on Thursday.  “And Outskirts Press is proud to be a part of this important annual event, which communicates the value of literacy to children of all ages.”

For more information about Colorado Humanities, River of Words, and Letters About Literature, visit http://www.coloradohumanities.org.  For more information about Outskirts Press and the “2010 Student Literary Awards Anthology: Winning Art, Poems and Letters by Colorado Students,” visit http://www.outskirtspress.com.

About Colorado Humanities:

Colorado Humanities supports high-quality literary, cultural and historical programs throughout Colorado in an effort to bring the humanities to communities across the state.  The mission of Colorado Humanities is to inspire the people of Colorado to explore ideas and to appreciate their diverse cultural heritage.  Our programs, including Motherread/Fatherread Colorado, Writers in the Schools, Hispanic Heritage Live and High Plains Chautauqua, encourage and enable people to read, listen and learn in cultural activities and to participate in civic dialogue.  Colorado Humanities strives to bring the humanities to life in Colorado.  Colorado Humanities is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  More information about Colorado Humanities can be found by visiting www.coloradohumanities.org

About Outskirts Press, Inc:

Outskirts Press, an Inc. 500 company, 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 www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.

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