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!
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.
“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 email@example.com 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 http://www.selfpublishingnews.com 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