Congratulations to the winner of the free Amazon Kindle!

Thank you to all our Facebook friends who joined us during the 25 Days of Christmas for a chance to win a free e-book reading device.  We surpassed 4,000 fans, and it’s all thanks to you!  And congratulations specifically to Jerry Weaver of Panama City Beach, Florida, who won a FREE AMAZON KINDLE yesterday.  We notified Jerry of the good news on Christmas day  and will be shipping his Kindle out to him. Congrats, Jerry!

And here’s some great news even if you didn’t win. Since we got so close to the 5,000 fans needed to “unlock” the free Barnes & Noble NOOK drawing, we are going to keep the promotion going into the New Year. Once we reach 5,000 “likes” on our Outskirts Press Facebook page, we will hold the drawing for your chance to win a free Barnes & Noble NOOK. So stay connected, keep writing, keeping publishing, and keep promoting your book with the help of Outskirts Press!

In fact, 2012 is the best year ever to stay connected with Outskirts Press and stay friends with us on Facebook. In January we will announce your opportunity to get published for free in our next Facebook Anthology, Fandemonium Volume 2 — exclusively for our Facebook friends.

And in February, just in time for Valentine’s Day, comes our exciting “Share the Love” event and your chance to win a free Apple iPad 2! Stayed tuned for the details. You’re going to love it.

Speaking of Kindles, Nooks, and iPads, did you know Outskirts Press makes it easier than ever to publish your book on these 3 leading e-book devices? And it doesn’t matter where (or if) you have published. We take care of all the conversions, submissions, and details – and you keep 100% of the profits. It’s that simple!  Click on the links below for more details or to order now:

Outskirts Press Christmas Drawing Offers Free Kindle, Nook and iPad Prizes

We are celebrating our writers and Facebook fans with our 25 Days of Christmas contest. 

The twelve days of Christmas expand this year to twenty-five in Outskirts Press’ 25 Days of Christmas contest that awards a Kindle, a Nook or an iPad2 in a drawing from the publisher’s Facebook fans who “Like” them from December 1st to the 25th.

The more fans that “Like” Outskirts Press’ Facebook page at, the better the self-publisher’s giveaway will be.

  • If there are 5,000 fans or less by Christmas day, Outskirts Press will have one random drawing from among all its fans to see who wins a free Amazon Kindle.
  • If there are between 5,001 and 10,000 fans, there will be two random drawings; one for a free Amazon Kindle and one for a free Barnes & Noble Nook.
  • If over 10,000 fans have “Liked” Outskirts Press, there will be three random drawings: one for a free Amazon Kindle; one for a free Barnes & Noble Nook; and one for a free iPad2.



“Tis better to give than to receive,” said Outskirts Press Vice President Kelly Schuknecht.  “This is a way of saying Happy Holidays to our authors and fans from all of us here at Outskirts Press.”

Any of the three e-readers that are available to be drawn on Christmas Day will make a perfect gift for a lover of the written word.

The new Amazon Kindle is a lighter, smaller and faster version of its renowned earlier models.  It weighs only six ounces, and while it has the same six inch screen, its body is eighteen percent smaller and fits easily into a pocket.  It has a built in Wi-Fi®, has a high contrast E Ink® display that allows reading for extended periods without eyestrain, and its battery holds a charge for up to one month.

The new Barnes & Noble Nook allows readers to touch, open a book, make the type bigger, look up words, organize one’s library, lend a book or shop for new titles.  It has a breakthrough E Ink® display with a Best-Text™ function that reads just like a paper, even in the bright sun.  More than two and a half million books are available instantly with the built in Wi-Fi® and, as with the Amazon Kindle, one can borrow books from one’s public library, as well.

The Apple iPad2 is the crème de la crème of Outskirts Press 25 Days of Christmas e-reader gifts this year.  It is only a third of an inch deep, weighs as little as one and a third pounds and allows users to surf the web, check e-mail, watch movies and take pictures.  There are, in fact, two cameras on the device: one on the front that shows the user’s face as he or she talks via the device, another on the back that can be used to pass on a look at one’s surroundings as one talks.

And, yes, the iPad2 can also be used to download and read books, periodicals and other texts — just like the Kindle and the Nook.

Authors are being encouraged to click the “Like” button themselves for the Outskirts Press Facebook page and then to tell all their writer friends to do the same in order to increase their chances of winning.

The drawing(s) will take place and the winner(s) will be notified on Christmas Day, December 25th.

Go ahead. Like us.

Facebook Fans Pick their Presents in the “25 Days of Christmas” Giveaway

‘Tis better to give than to receive.

Here at Outskirts Press, we’re kicking that phrase up a notch for the holiday season. 2011 was an exciting year for Outskirts Press and all our authors (all those awards they’ve won, for example). We want to share this positive energy with all of our Facebook fans, too! So we are putting all of you in control of exactly what we give away. You read that right – you have control over what type of e-book readers we give away–and how many– during our Facebook holiday promotion. It’s kind of like how all our authors keep 100% control over their books.

Introducing the 25 Days of Christmas for our Facebook Fans.  From now until December 25, the more “likes” we get on our Facebook Page, the better the giveaway and the more chances you get to win. Here’s how:

  • If we have 5000 fans or less on Christmas Day, we will have one random drawing from among all our fans to see who wins a free Amazon Kindle.
  • If we have 5001 – 10000 fans, we will have two random drawings, one for a free Amazon Kindle and one for a free Barnes & Noble NOOK.
  • If we have over 10,000 fans, we will have three random drawings (for an Amazon Kindle, a Barnes & Noble NOOK, and a free Apple iPad).

All you have to do is visit our Facebook page and click the “Like” button. Then tell all of your writing friends. The more authors who enter, the more prizes we give away and the better your chances to win one. 

That’s it! Easy!  And it’s worth sticking around. 2012 will be a great year for our Facebook fans, beginning with the invitation to submit materials for our second annual Fandemonium Facebook Anthology, Volume II, which will be announced on our Facebook page early next year.

The drawings will take place, and the winner(s) will be notified, on Christmas Day, December 25. This is just our way of saying Happy Holidays from all of us at Outskirts Press, where you keep 100% of your rights, 100% of your profits, and 100% of the control over your book.

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