Vote now for the winner of the free iPad Mini

Earlier this month, Outskirts Press invited members of its Facebook community and family of successfully published authors to participate in a “Give Thanks” video promotion for the chance to win a free Apple iPad Mini.

Now it’s time for you to choose the winner of the iPad Mini! From among all the submissions we received, the top videos are presented below.

Vote for your favorite in the polling box below the last video. The polls will be open until 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday (November 28th). The winner will be announced on Friday, November 30th. Thank you to all our wonderful authors who took the time to submit a video; and good luck to our fantastic finalists.

Now, without further ado…

VIDEO #1: Melissa Burke, author of Poetry and Short Stories by a Bipolar Girl

VIDEO #2: Maribel Grunloh, author of Confessions of a Tour Guide

VIDEO #3: H Robert Ralston, author of God, Physics and Me


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Win a Free Apple iPad Mini in the Outskirts Press “Give Thanks” Video Contest for Self-Publishing Authors

Outskirts Press, the fastest growing self-publishing and book marketing company, announced today their new “Give Thanks” video contest in celebration of Thanksgiving 2012. Outskirts Press gives its authors an opportunity to win a free Apple iPad Mini by recording a video segment showing or explaining why they are thankful for being a published writer!

Give Thanks and Win a Free iPad MiniPublishing 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.

“Get your cameras rolling,” encourages Outskirts Press Manager of Author Support Elise Connors. “Our contest is open to all 8,000+ of our published authors who want to share their love of writing, being published, and Outskirts Press. We receive written and audio testimonials all the time from our many satisfied authors. Now here’s one more medium to share the love and be in the running for a free iPad Mini! Even if an author doesn’t win the grand prize, they will receive a free e-book of Outskirts Press CEO Brent Sampson’s Amazon bestseller, Sell Your Book on Amazon.”

Authors who record a brief video – between 1 – 3 minutes in length – that creatively shows why they are thankful for publishing with Outskirts Press will be eligible for finalist consideration. All video files should be sent to and shared on Facebook or uploaded to YouTube by midnight on November 23rd***.

Among all the entries received, Outskirts Press will choose three finalists based in part on the number of comments/likes received on social media channels for the shared videos. The three finalists are at the ultimate discretion of Outskirts Press and will be showcased in a blog post at in which everyone will be invited to vote for the winner in a public poll.

Authors who submit a video should make sure all their family and friends press the “Thumbs Up” button on Facebook and/or YouTube and vote for their videos if they are selected for the final poll.

“This is truly the season for giving thanks,” added Mrs. Connors, “and we’re so thankful for our authors that we’re giving one of them a free Apple iPad Mini.”

***This date has been updated since the original contest announcement